Igear Tf-008 Decepticon Base - dead?

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  1. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    Anyone heard any more about this thing? I was on the Igear site looking for info and found nothing. I got the autobot base a while ago and LOVE IT - was hanging onto hope that the decepticon base would still be made.

    Anyone know anything?
     
  2. Transbot90210

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    I have some very sad news for you.

    Sales and feedback on the Ark set were horrible and they dropped the project all together.

    Breaks my heart too because I love the Ark set and really wanted the Nemisis set.
     
  3. Snaptrap

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    The Ark was overpriced. It also had connection problems. The solution is to glue or use a strong electrical tape on the bottom and outside walls. The stickers don't adhere properly either. When you add it all up, it took a huge hit. Online retailers like BBTS and TFSource had to dscount it to get rid of their stock. Now, it's going for stupid money on eBay because those who have it, want to keep it. And there are a few people who want it in spite of the manufacturing issues. I'd love a Decepticon base. I'd even be interested in a second Ark, for the right price. It's too bad.
     
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    I know it had its issues but, considering the fix was a small dab of crazy glue on each connection spot, it was hated on way too much.

    I love the set and can see why it fetches so much now. I would so be in for a decepticon set.

    Im surprised no one else has made one. I would be content with purple plates and no extras like the chair and computer.
     
  5. DethPike

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    Dammit. I had not heard that. Thanks. :( 

    Yeah I mean, it's not perfect - but it's nicer than some other crap I've bought from 3rd parties. That's too bad.
     
  6. Snaptrap

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    I've been planning on simply buying another Ark and spray painting it purple, if I can find one for a decent price.
     
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    Isn't the ark going for 350+ on the secondary market?
     
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    Selling for yes, not sure if anyone's buying it for that price.
     
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    I just did a check and it seems the MISB version sells for $300.
     
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    A shame, since both the Ark and Nemesis playsets look like great fun for Classics displays. I think the Ark got a bad rap mostly because it was one of their first original efforts and they were still ironing out their QC bugs as a young start up 3P (that and the whole Faith Leader thing). iGear really oughta rethink releasing the playsets again instead of giving us more Seeker clones. XD
     
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    With where iGear is right now I would not be surpised if they can get this set out again and for much cheaper. You need three templated for the walls and floor and that will cover both sets. The extras such as chairs and computers can even be skpped.

    I bet people will buy just the walls and floor sets for $60 eaay. That should be easy to do seeing as all you need are those three simple templates.
     
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    Yeah, when I received mine, I was astonished that they didn't sell Teletraan 1 seperately, and the floors / walls as modular pieces.
     
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    I would've loved that throne for Megatron.
     
  14. Snaptrap

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    I wonder how much it would cost to have someone do something similar to this for Shapeways? Call it Cyber World Wall and Cyber World Floor, modular pieces. Paint it orange for the Ark, purple for the Nemesis, white for Autobot City, and blue for Cybertron?
     
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    So would I, it also seemed to have notches in it for Classics Megatron's wings.

    But once again I would give it up to get those beautiful G1 purple panels.
     
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    Yeah I could do without the throne, but I'd LOVE the walls and Decepticon vid screen.
     
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    I bought the ark set on clearance at BBTS for $60ish I believe. WELL worth that price, I love it! I got one of the last ones they had at BBTS.

    I too wanted that Decepticon base set badly.
     
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    So, I have an idea, start a thread with a poll and see if it takes off. If enough people respond, you never know. Maybe iGear will go back to it.
     
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    I've asked every iGear insider about this and the answer is always the same. The project is dead.

    It could be because it was a joint venture and the moulds was not theirs? I dunno, but I really can;t explain why they wouldn't return to the set. Especially if it is just the walls and floor seeing as they already have those moulds.
     
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    Doubt it they are busy making Ironhide, Ratchet, Minibots, and that Wrecker character.
     

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