3A - Transformers: TLK - Optimus Prime, Bumblebee & Sqweeks - Premium Scale Figures

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    @Sephiroth169,
    Yes, 3A is that good.
    My Starscream has some very small parts missing. A cover/plug for a screw hole. Nothing major. But, it was also missing parts on its thrusters in the back.
    I sent 3A pictures and a copy of my receipt.... and they sent me the parts free of charge.
    They even sent me parts that were the same specific production number as MY Starscream. :eek: 

    Additionally, the parts were sent to a small island in the middle of the South Atlantic that some people haven't even heard of and sometimes refuse to ship to. The original communication during the entire process was very good as well.:D 

    The reason I stand by 3A isn't simply because I'm a fan. Their metal has been tested, and it holds up. They keep having delays on mew releases...but I believe that's because they really want to get things right. Heck, they even post in this very thread! :cool: 
     
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    Tax return did me well, went ahead and preordered on TCP. Wish I coulda got the Bambaland but whatevs.
     
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    The exclusives usually pop up on Ebay.
    However, it'll cost lots more.
     
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    Sooo I’m guessing June for this guy, since that’s the absolute latest that they can ship and still have it be “Q2” release, and we haven’t heard about it getting in stock anytime super soon, yes?
     
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    Q2 can easily become Q3. This has happened on more than a few occasions.

    I've placed my bets on mid July as we have yet to see anything other than the prototype.
     
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    That would make me super sad! We've heard Q2 for a long time now, so I'm hoping they can hit that release window.
     
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    No, I'm going to journey in late june and will spend all my money there. So, only before it (I need to pay the second half). Looking to Squeeks' release, it was unexpected. They can say about shipping any time.
     
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    I literally think about this Prime almost every day. It cannot come soon enough.
     
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    Same! My family members make scandals claiming my money back and saying, that 3A are scamers:( 
     
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    3A has been operating like this for years.
    Plus, the live action Transformers figures is one of their best selling lines. So as difficult as it is, we have to have a little bit more patience.

    I do wish they could speed up production though. HotToys manages to pump out Ironman like rabbits in the spring.
    I look forward to when 3A can do the same for Transformers.
     
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    That's unfair, that tons of their cheap stuff, that was anounced way after TFs, are already released. We pay more and we wait much more. Unfair.
    For me it is a problem of not only patience (we wait about a year already, that's just unbelievable!), but of money too - shitty russian curency dropped again (~65-67r for $).
     
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    Whoa, that not ideal at all.
    I suggest you contact the 3A customer service and request that they charge you the balance.
    This way your Optimus will be paid in full and all you have to do is wait for it to show up.

    As for the wait.... that's my only complaint about 3A. However, Transformers are very complex, the paint requires many layers, and there is light up function.
    Add free shipping to the equation and I think it's a great deal.
    But...ugh.... the wait.
     
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    Oh, I'm an idiot:lol  I should do it earlier!
     
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    :lol :lol 
    Well, this is why these forums exist.
    ;) 
     
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    The waiting is killing me :D 
    Hope Prime will be shipped soon in June.

    And i hope that Megatron is still planned for the next Months.
    Movies may get a Reboot, but iam not so sure if i could accept an
    "Megatron has been cancelled" from 3A. That would be the worst case.

    Iam also not sure what happened to 3A TLK Barricade.
    First he was planned, now he is on the hold?
    Cancelled or not? Some People still want him.

    But still, in my Opinion Optimus and Megatron are Support Pillars
    of every Collection. They are some sort of "Frame". I do not care what 3As plans are for the
    Rest of the Movie Characters; i have Unique Toys for that purpose :D 
    they do the remaining Characters
    Iam pretty sure that a 3rd Party Company Shows up and creates TLK Barricade also.

    But in the next upcoming Weeks, some new Informations about Optimus and Megatron would be nice
     
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    Tell me about it. Now it looks like 3A are not even going to produce a G1/IDW Megatron to go with the Prime they released. Talk about only doing half a job.
     
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    Well, it seems like 3A doesn't go too deep in any property other than their own (WWR,TK,etc). Even with the popular DOTM line, 3A only made 4 characters.
    However, the cancelation of products stems from poor sales of corresponding items.

    If we want Megatron and Barricade, we have to vote with our wallets by buying Sqweeks, Prime and Bee.
    The TLK movie itself was garbage, but I still liked many of the design elements. That includes Megs and Barricade.

    We haven't heard anything about the AOE line neither. I was hoping we'd at least get Lockdown, but at this point/rate.... who knows. I fear 3A shoots themselves in the foot with the slow production times. People tend to lose intrest.
     
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    Yep, their saving grace is that what they produce is absolutely stunning, but couple that with the very slow production time along with a tendency to only finish half a job and it doesn't give much incentive to invest in their products. I mean, who will want to buy Optimus or Bumblebee knowing there will be no Megatron or Barricade to go alongside...
     
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    Agreed, they absolutely should produce Sentinel in DOTM line and Lockdown in AOE! Slow producing is an annoying thing - you see how they announce new stuff and don't release what they promised, it's frustrating:( 
     
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    i hope decemberist can give us some new informations soon

    Megatron was planned for 2nd Quarter Pre Order, so iam excited if he goes live in June.
     
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