Fans Toys FT-05 & FT-05T Soar (Swoop)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. ChromeMagnus

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    It's used but at least it is from a US seller so it's less likely it'll be a scam.

    I can't believe the blue Soar reissue has already dried up.
     
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    Yeah, FT seems to have underestimated folks' preference for blue over red.

    I STILL don't get what's up with the two Chinese eBay sellers that always seems to have Soar up for auction. They both have good feedback, but still seems fishy.
     
  3. f0cus

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    If the feedback is anywhere near 500 stay well away!
     
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    Why? Did I miss something about how feedback can be gamed? Apart from selling a bunch of trinkets to farm positive feedback, then going rogue, that is. Perhaps I'm naively old-school in my assumption that consistently good feedback means a seller can be trusted.
     
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    When a Chinese seller has about 500 feedbacks, they start harvesting money a couple of weeks and go rogue. It happened more than once to me. I only buy from reputable Chinese sellers nowadays. And pay the little extra. I also experience getting your money back from Paypal is getting harder. I wait for 3 months now and still I haven't got my money back.
     
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    I agree with joopsta and f0cus. You also want to watch out for abnormally long delivery windows. Compare to Baba and netclow for reasonable delivery windows. If it's a month more, I stay away.
     
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    Great advice here. Some scammers are a little more savvy than others, and try to get out of negative feedback by putting the delivery window past the feedback date.
     
  8. f0cus

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    I've also posted this before but some scammers will actually send something (e.g. a bracelet) but mess the address up so it gets delivered to the wrong place. Try getting it back then or even proving that what was sent was not what was ordered. The delivery service in your country will ask that the sender file a lost item complaint leaving you high and dry without recourse, item or even your money.

    You are not always protected from these types of scams!
     
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    I have an off topic question.
    Whats the procedure when you aren't getting your things at Aliexpress? Do you get your money back easily then? Ive always got my things from Ali, so I don't know. I know they are holding your money until its delivered but what if its not?
     
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    Did he specifically say that?
     
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    How much is blue Soar worth these days (in UK money)?
     
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    Found a person who pmed him and said it needed at least 1000 pieces to make a run. But if they are planning on releasing a pf swoop the i doubt that he would want to wait for all the swoops to dry up like what happened with scoria, mostly just hopeful speculation.

     
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    I wanna say €215 if that equals 285 USD.
     
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    That doesn't sound like he's saying no to the idea of a Soar 3issue to me. For all we know he could simply be waiting until 1000 units are churned out first before anouncing the that it will be available again.
     
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    But unless there was a really compelling reason why would PF do a new swoop?

    It's all very well having a few forum members say "I'd buy it". That's a pretty big commitment for them to design, tool and build a figure to then have a bunch of people critique it. The heads too big, the waist is too small, too tall, too short, Soar is better etc

    Not only that but they'd be competing with their own product.
     
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    Hi Chromey!
     
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    I'm stuck waiting for a blue Soar as well. I think they'll do a third run, it will just be a long while.
    I think a lot of people were like me and held off getting any of the dibots until the set was completed. I wasn't expecting them to do Grimlock and didn't want to have a set of out of scale figures with my MP Grimlock.

    If it wouldn't be so ludicrous, I think it'd be cool if they did an old school gift pack of all five together.
     
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    My wallet just ran away!
     

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