Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jul 17, 2017.
The first 3 look sexy as hell, but still a year away? Dang.
BBTS just put up preorders for all of these guys... did they fund the rest of the project?
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I guess they are going forward regardless of funding?
Edit: saw the note regarding funding.
Nevermind, they put up this note on the listings: "Note: This item is currently being crowdfunded and we cannot guarantee orders will be fulfilled."
Honestly they shouldn't put preorders up yet, because many folks like myself don't read the fine print, which could hurt the crowdfunding in the long run, because of those folks preordering at BBTS instead.
Thats a good point. I pledged for the three Coneheads cause I wanna see this project happen otherwise I would had just preordered the Ramjet.
By doing this maybe its a way of getting the funding/guaging interest in all the bots...?
And when you look at the shipping costs on MAAS FAQ it works out the same AS BBTS prices.
Think i'll preorder now at BBTS and not be obliged to pay until the items are real and in stock
BBTS pledging certainly explains the huge increase in pledges during my time in the hospital since Saturday.
I got home yesterday and couldn't believe the jump.
I don’t know anything about crowdfunding, but I could see the BBTS listing providing a bump for the project. It gives a way for people to preorder that don’t have the money now. It also might entice other online retailers to buy in.
Just noticed they don't appear to be using a third-party crowdfunding site like Kickstarter or GoFundMe. Did they mention why that is?
Plus, if their alotted preorders sell out, they may pledge for more retailer cases.
Looks cool, but I am seekered out after MT.
Hasbro can (and will) shut them down if they use those platforms.
Ah, okay, that makes sense. Must be why MMC did a similar thing for Kojin. Thanks.
It’s really easy for Hasbro to submit a claim on Kickstarter and get them shut down. It’s more like guilty until proven innocent. They’ve shut down other projects like the the transformers archive book project and GI Joe projects.
The year isn't as big of issue as the funding.
They said it’s possible that they get in before Chinese New Year, but it’s partially dependent on when they can get the factory time. So it’s any time between then and next summer.
...i'm kind of in the same boat: i'd happily pledge for all six on a pay-as-you-go basis when they're manufactured, but i can't afford the simultaneous up-front hit...if BBTS are willing to mitigate that financing differential on MAAS' behalf, though, then i'm comfortable placing preorders through them this week instead...
...spence and company: any comment on this preorder strategy before i pull the trigger?..i want to help your project succeed, just can't take the hit this summer...
If they went with the Rainmakers colors for these, this would be a no-brainer for me. Fingers crossed
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