First 4 Figures: What happened?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Energon_Skywarp, Jun 14, 2007.

  1. Energon_Skywarp

    Energon_Skywarp Well-Known Member

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    I recall a while back that First 4 Figures was entering the TF statue world. They released the Prime/Megs Battlefield set, then they previewed the Baroness/Ravage statue, a Scourge Prototype was shown and there were plans for a Galvatron and Cyclonus.

    Then nothing...

    So anybody know what's going on with them? Are they waiting for the movie hype to get out the way before they start up again?
     
  2. ams

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    Here's the full list of what was supposedly coming... I was really looking forward to the BW busts.

    First 4 Figures Bludgeon statue
    First 4 Figures Cheetor bust
    First 4 Figures Cyclonus statue
    First 4 Figures Depthcharge bust
    First 4 Figures Dinobot bust
    First 4 Figures Galvatron statue
    First 4 Figures Hot Rod & Cassettes statue
    First 4 Figures Jetfire statue
    First 4 Figures Megatron bust
    First 4 Figures Optimal Optimus bust
    First 4 Figures Optimus Primal bust
    First 4 Figures Optimus Prime & Snake Eyes statue
    First 4 Figures Rattrap bust
    First 4 Figures Ravage bust
    First 4 Figures Ravage & Baronness statue
    First 4 Figures Rhinox bust
    First 4 Figures Scorponok bust
    First 4 Figures Scourge statue
    First 4 Figures Soundwave & Jazz statue
    First 4 Figures Swoop statue
    First 4 Figures Terrorsaur bust
    First 4 Figures Waspinator bust
     
  3. flywheels

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  4. Energon_Skywarp

    Energon_Skywarp Well-Known Member

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    I've seen a few of those sites as well. I was wondering if antbody had heard any official news from the company.
     
  5. grimlockams prime

    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    bw is all busts and g1 is all staues
     
  6. ams

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    Yeah, BBTS has had preorders up since late 2005/early 2006. Originally, most were slated for a "4th Quarter 2006" release, but kept getting pushed farther and farther back.

    No idea when they're actually coming, if at all. I'm leery of any dates that are posted out there at online retailers. The F4F website hasn't been updated with anything Transfomrers-related in over a year.
     
  7. Moonstreaker

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    While Barroness looks outstanding in that statue I think Ravage looks equally terrible.
     
  8. grimlockams prime

    grimlockams prime Check you feet

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    ravage look like a dog not a jaguar
     
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  10. Ondoher Prime

    Ondoher Prime "And then..?"

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    ok, just to clear it up: did they ever release the battlefield optimus prime vs. megatron statue?
    i had it on pre-order using previews at my local comic store for more than a year but i was recently told the "item was canceled."
     
  11. ams

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    Yes they did -- going by memory here, but I believe the only TF items that F4F have delivered are the Superdeformed Magnus (and corresponding Diaclone repaint), the Prime/Megatron Battlefield, and the Stormshadow w/ severed Prime head statue.

    Said it before, but MAN do I want those BW busts.
     
  12. GogDog

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    Does anyone know what happened?
     
  13. Reeds

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    They seem to be doing alot of Nintendo themed projects lately. Possibly Puzzle Productions' time with the Hasbro license ran out so they just moved on.

    I was dyin for that ravage/baroness statue when it was first announced, but I'm tired of looking forward to it when its pushed back year after year.
     
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  14. Ondoher Prime

    Ondoher Prime "And then..?"

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    so that battlefield OP vs. megs did get released, eh?
    bummer. i was told by my local comic store it got canceled and i had it on pre-order for more than a year. :( 
     
  15. Valkysas

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    I think that like all licensees to try to cater exclusively to collectors, their products failed. there arent enough collectors who will spend that much money on something that doesnt transform/move.
     
  16. GogDog

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    I wrote teh following to BBTS in an email yesterday:

    Here was their reply today:

     
  17. ams

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    This is so true. Add to the fact that they kicked things off with what amounted to two 12" statues that you had to buy together (Prime/Megs Battlefield) -- characters that had been available in 12" statue format from BOTH of the previous license holders (Hard Hero and Palisades).

    Anyone from the tiny percentage of the fanbase that wanted 12" Prime and Megs statues already had TWO previous opportunities to get them.
     

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