KFCToys E.A.V.I. Metal Phase 9A: Stratotanker (Octane)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. Sonofadefro

    Sonofadefro Leave magnus to me..

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    But.. BBTS says "expected to arrive april 2017"!
     
  2. ibot

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    the site info need update though.
     
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  3. ChromeMagnus

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    Unfortunately when it comes to 3P, release dates are never in stone unlike Takara.
     
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  4. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Retro Active TFW2005 Supporter

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    Most initial release dates are never hit, but most sites never go back to adjust the original date after the product is listed, so you will often find them with outdated arrival estimates. Some sites will update it once an actual shipping notice is received from the manufacturer.
     
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    It will be July+ until we see this (my completely baseless prediction).

    However, they're on on a great streak IMHO (junkions, cyclones, the early reviews of Trail/Hoist) so I'd rather them take their time and get this as close to right as possible.
     
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  6. GAUGE

    GAUGE Tin Foil Hats = Alternative Facts

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    Only reason I'd like to have some nice shiny chrome is due to the alt modes. They look absolutely brilliant.

    I know it's not for everybody, but if done properly, it can really make those alt modes look fantastic.

    I've always loved octane. and growing up I was always drawn to how shiny oil tanker trailers were. and how shiny American Airlines planes are.
     
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  7. Stygian360

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    I totally respect that, Gauge. Nothing wrong with wanting it, but it's typically more problematic (esp. over time) than it is useful- aesthetically pleasing though it may be. :) 
     
  8. Nighthawkblack

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    I suggested chrome originally as a limited edition prior to the mold being retired. It's a nice display peice, I wouldn't handle regularly. Properly done, it should last a long time provided we wash hands before handling. I'm sure salts sweat and chemicals from other products can affect it over time. Considering how long the chrome lasted and looked on my G1 figures with proper care, I think it would be a great final version that is not intended for everyones taste. If the regular toon version turns out to be great, I really hope they consider doing it. I don't think anyone is pushing for it to be the mass release. Besides, I am almost sure the mold has to be slightly modified for the additional thick was the chrome adds where parts align. I think that would mean it would be the last run.
     
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  9. batfan007

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    Quick Question: Has KFC given any hint if they will do any alternate head (swappable) or faceplates for this guy?
    Be nice if we get two head options like with Ditka.
     
  10. ChromeMagnus

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    According to Show.Z's schedule list, this should be released on 6/15/17.
     
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    And according to the same list, FT Phoenix is coming end of April which we know isn't true.

    For KFC, there will always be at least 2 dates. First date is when the first edition with problems and incorrect color get released. And then there's the second date where the ultimate edition gets released. The First date could be next week for all we know. But it's the second date that matters for me at least.
     
  12. ChromeMagnus

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    Something like this was just stated on the XTB Seaspray thread.
     
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    yet andras simba and junkions dont need a second run
     
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    Simba is fucking incredible.

    Andras also, aside from the annoying ankle transformation
     
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    they must be doing something right.
    one of the first few third parties if im not mistaken.
     
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    You're right. Aside from the ankle transformation Andras and the Swarm pack are pretty solid.. No v2 or 2nd run for improvements were needed.

    If Simba comes down in price I may grab it.
     
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    Time has swiped my hype for this, and an Iron Maiden concert ticket has swiped my money for this. Call me impatient, but if I don't see updates soon, I will not replenish said fund.
     
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    seems like kfc was working on the seeker hands for a while
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    If only YM could give us a Starscream in that deco & mold. With blue hands of course.
     
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    if only. but if we never get one from them then at least i have my original truscreamer to keep on the shelf
     

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