Input needed on FP City Commander and Protector

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  1. Dr. Grimlockisking

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    Hey all -

    Need some input from the fandom here. A few years ago I was forced to sell all my collection due to a nasty divorce and finally am set well back up on my feet again and my new wife wants to get me a special birthday present. I'm torn between telling her one or the other even though I know I'll get both eventually. Is it likely city commander will ever get another release from FP? If so I'll have her get protector. If not, I'll probably bite the bullet and pay eBay prices for city commander. What dp you all think? What would you do? I appreciate any input :) 
     
  2. brr-icy

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    city commander has already been reissued once, i kinda doubt it will get another run, if it does, it won't be for a while. protector, you're going to want to get it soon anyways because it's still in stock and hasn't gone up in price, you decide from there
     
  3. Dr. Prime

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    Yeah, while I highly doubt FP will reissue City Commander again, if you are patient, you might be able to wait and see if you can get one for a good deal. Maybe even from a fan on this site. I would go ahead and get the Protector armor (with Sidearm) before it skyrockets. Its a fantastic set:thumbs2: 
     
  4. kenm2474

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    This.
     
  5. Batman

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    ^ What he said.
     
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    If you do go the CC route, buyer beware, KOs abound.
     
  7. Dr. Grimlockisking

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    What would I need to look for to identify a KO CC?
     
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    Go with Protector since it hasn't gone up in price yet
     
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    you see....... I dont know why ppl fear the CC KO. Fansproject are great obviously and I love the CC set but I only just started collecting in Nov 2010 and i missed out on getting CC at release cost. I would gladly pay origional cost for an authentic set but thats just not an option available these days. So given the choice between a $50 KO and a $250 authentic im gonna have to go with the KO..... it has a few very minor problems but the authentic isnt 5 times better.

    and yes OP..... for the love of all that is good get Protector while its still instock... also head on over to robotkingdom.com and get the fansproject G3 trailer, on special for $49 till end of jan. The G3 trailer is great but a little less "omg! must have!" but when its 35-40% off its amazing.
     
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    I would get the city commander myself.

    The KO has enough problems that I would not bother getting the it.
    I have the KO DIA Commander, and if the city commander is the same quality, pass.

    The protector IS going to go up for sure.
     
  12. Orodruin

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    I think you can ignore the situation behind the purchase- one item will be an after market bid war, one is readily available at retail for a relatively fixed price. I would always get the retail item first before it sells out and the price goes up. The price on CC isn't likely to spike up soon so go for Protector.
     
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    If your heart is set on both, pursue City Commander first. The market is still saturated with Protectors (BBTS has ~360 in stock), while City Commanders are disappearing.
     
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    Do you have Ultra Magnus and Hotrod already?
     
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    I would say city commanders are already gone. So get protector. In a year or 2 maybe we'll see a good deal of people selling off their city commanders.
     
  16. Dr. Grimlockisking

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    I have hot rod already and am currently in process of acquiring Magnus through the main auction site.
     
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    City Commander first.

    Then Protector.


    CC may be a little expensive now (I'm guessing you'll need Classics UM, too) but it will never be cheaper. The mold is done and FP is on to the next few projects...

    Protector will still be around at a decent price for a little while...

    You may want to think abour FP's Bruticus set before Protector, though...
     
  18. Dr. Grimlockisking

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    I have pre-ordered next go round if bruticus upgrades from a site sponsor so I'm set there. I'll have to have the wife order the protector and I'll find CC on the auction site. I appreciate the input from everyone. Do any of you have the BTS trailer or the G3? I like the look of the BTS trailer a lot but was curious if anyone has compared them or what their thoughts were
     
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    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ws-bts-trailer-vs-g3-trailer.html#post4262523

    The review uses the Nemesis Prime version of the trailer, but other than color it appears to be no different from the regular color version.
     
  20. OptionZero

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    Forget the BTS trailer. It's at best a place holder till you wake up and realize paying a bit more (if much at all with the discount on G3) to get WAY better features is totally worth it.

    G3 is ROCK SOLID and looks EPIC when you have Prime towing it.

    Vange1us says it better than me.
     

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