MAKETOY - GIANT Green Ver 6 pack

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Astrana, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. Astrana

    Astrana Active Member

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    Stumbled upon this visiting taobao

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    It is a pre-order for Maketoy Giant - Green color scheme 6 pack.

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    MAKETOYS出品,全新盒装绿色版大力神全套(6个)GAINT,合体后高约30厘米,预订总价1900元以内
    现接受预订,预计2012年5月左右到货(运费自理)

    translation: MAKETOYS product, New Green Constructicon (6 pack) Giant. 30CM tall combined mode, pre-order price within 1900 yuan.
    now taking orders, estimate release in May 2012

    I am 99.99999% sure this is not a rumour, the store is one of the best tf stores in Shanghai, they have solid connection with different 3rd party companies.
     
  2. skiss

    skiss Crash and Burn

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    Thats odd, didn't maketoys confirm they wouldnt sell it in a 6 pack? But instead 3 double packs like the yellow version.
     
  3. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    so that's 300 bucks? WHOA will be preordering it then. its weird that upgrade commander hasn't put this out?
     
  4. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    is that a phot chop pic?
    very interesting and a great price
     
  5. skiss

    skiss Crash and Burn

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    I think it is. Can't imagine them releasing these with purple treads lol.
     
  6. Astrana

    Astrana Active Member

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    even if the pic is chopped but i am pretty sure it is coming out. They don't put up pre-orders for imaginary products.

    300 is just price in China, Online shop here will probably be close to 360 + shipping
     
  7. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    That pic is from this site, lol. That's not even the same color scheme as the photos MT has already released.
     
  8. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    ^ hahhahahaha you are right after said that I remembered the scale debate and someone posted that pic next to fp. Colossus which you can clearly see on the right side
     
  9. Astrana

    Astrana Active Member

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    MT released a pic of green Giant? enlighten me please
     
  10. phoenix88

    phoenix88 Well-Known Member

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    *sigh* $300 before international shipping. That's a pain in the rear for me to swallow having only been out of college and working part time for a year. if the may release date is true, this set may end up on my holiday wish-list assuming the quantities arent incredibly limited.
     
  11. skiss

    skiss Crash and Burn

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    I hear you there. Part time is hardly enough money to even pay bills. I have to do side jobs and anything else I can find just to keep some change in my bank and stay ahead. Even then I can't afford everything I want. The good part is I know these will be worth the price. Their quality control is just 10/10 so far with me.
     
  12. Transbot90210

    Transbot90210 Banned

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    I call Hoax

    That is the very same picture I have had as a screen saver on my computer for months. It is a digibash someone did when the figure was first revealed.
    Add to that MT said they will be released the same way the yellow versions are released.

    So unless MT has not taken to using other peoples digibash to promote their product and they changed the way they will distribute this Giant, this is BS.
     
  13. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    It's probably legit, with a placeholder image. $300 before shipping sounds plausible, judging by the retail prices for the 2-packs.
     
  14. deaculpa

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    MT hasn't confirmed how they would be released (2 packs or box set) but there is an image on upgradecommanders site that shows the first two bots in green with black treads and without the decals. I'm at work and can't post the photo from my phone.
     
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    Ok so reading it again and seeing how this is a major site over seas I think this is great news. $300 sounds about right. At most I can see it going for $345 on the NA sites but that would mean you catch no break for buying it all at once.
     
  16. Bountyan

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    Damn, I was hoping for three two-packs rather than a boxset.
     
  17. exomega255

    exomega255 Emerald Green

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    honestly, if the difference is over 45$ (actually over 30$), it might be cheaper to get it overseas (in exchange for perhaps, harder to deal with customer service). I am sure they will not only get it faster, but it doesn't cost too much to ship, unless its extraordinarily big.
     
  18. Sidecutter

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    Just for the record, I asked Maketoys if there was new info on the green release to be had. The response I got is that they are completely unaware of this, and this seller is not a customer of theirs. That means this Taobao seller is either very optimistic about filling orders, sidestepping Maketoys and buying from the factory behind their back, or connected to making copies of Giant.
     
  19. ae_productions

    ae_productions G1 Fan

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    I do want the MT version. I love my hercules, but after one time combining him into Devistator, my joints are so weak that he cannot stand without the legs splitting outwards or just falling over. (This is without play, just combining him once, straight out of the packages). I'm a bit disappointed, considering the price tag. I plan on taking apart all six figures and doing everything I can to strengthen the joints, but it's going to be one hell of a project. I just don't have the time right now.

    With that said, I have heard great things about the maketoys constructicons so far. For 300 bucks, I would spring for a set. Have my Hercules as Devistator (once I fix those weak ass joints) and keep the MakeToys versions in their individual robot modes, or vice versa.

    Crazy how there will be practically no Hasbro Transformers toys for me until 2013 (when the 1st wave of the new Generations toys will be released). 2012 will be 100% 3rd party....and a few Takara toys. Of course, I speculate that Takara Generations toys will be the same 40 that Hasbro plans to release. I have heard rumors that the price points for a deluxe will be around 20 USD in 2013. Ouch.

    This will be my first MakeToys purchase, and I am excited to see their green version of Devistator. For 1/2 the price (almost) of the TFC Hercules.

    Wow. I am all over the place with this post. This should be a sign that it's time for me to hit the sack.

    Night.
     
  20. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Are there any reviews for the entire Hercules set? So much hype and builld up, and I can't even find a review other than the one in his comment. Sounds like the set is a failure do to the gestalt mode causing all of the joints to become weak. The bigger they are...
     

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