Maketoys Cupola KO

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. MegaMoonMan

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    It's a simple matter of economics, it has nothing to do with respecting designers.

    The design is already done, the KO doesn't have to invest any time into it, therefore saving the KO company lots of design money and time.

    It's a moot point anyway, as said the cost in China is around $45 USD for one - much more in line with actual costs than charging $100. It's "own value" is $45.
     
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    After their successful (?) run w/ the TakTom seekers mold, YES MODEL is now testing the water for the MakeToys headmaster/targetmaster molds. Is it possible that they may complete the MakeToys figs and even do a Rodimus Convoy with targetmaster Offshoot? Your thoughts? 20170421_152451.jpg
     
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    yes please
     
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    Uh, Offshoot is way too big to fit with MT targetmaster. Maybe if they shrink him to match MT then maybe it will work.
     
  5. deathsheadII

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    looks like i will be selling maketoys pointblank if they are making a ko
     
  6. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Eh, he could just be the tall guy of the group.


    Every group has one. :lol 
     
  7. rubadubspawn

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    I have him for sale as of my Rub deals. Lots of feedback, free worldwide shipping shipping, tracking, PayPal buyer protection and aftercare service provided.

    Cost and order info here....

    Just our of curiosity, what's the cheapest including worldwide shipping people have found him for? I wad able to negotiate pricing right between $60 and $100 with my suppliers that includes free shipping which I lobbied hard for and thought was a fair and reasonable price. I already had to negotiate just to get it down to the price point I have it on offer for...

    I'm not sure where $60 is coming from. Is someone seriously offering that with free worldwide shipping or is that just wishful thinking pulled out of the blue?
     
  8. ChromeMagnus

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    Sounds great but where did you get this info?
     
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    Scourgatron What of it?

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    Wishful thinking since the retail price is $45
     
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    The more think about it the more I wouldn't be surprised if it ends up selling for around $100 shipped. It would be nice if it were lower but around $100 seems to be more likely. I think it sure beats $140+ of the original version from MakeToys seeing as how it is supposed to have improvements.
     
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    If I can find weijiang stuff on ebay for retail plus $15-$20 shipping, I see no reason to not expect the same here.
     
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    thats upscaled stuff with no diecast and small improvements
     
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    Wrong, and that has nothing to do with anything. Price is price.
     
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    oh, the Rodimus is a speculation :D , but the remaining MTs are possible.
     
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    Just purchased the KO from Bababoodoo for $69. Will let you know of the quality.
     
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    do you have contact with them
     
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    nope. sorry.
     
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    And there you go. Pretty damn close to $60, not so wishful after all.

    I'll wait and see if I can nab one a little cheaper.
     
  19. ChromeMagnus

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    I noticed he's selling it for $0.12 short of $70 and therefore it doesn't qualify for his $5 off $70 automatic discount but still a good price.
     
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    When I heard the metal knee ratchets in the video, I was sold.
    This look more solid than the MT original. Cupola was MT's first go at the head master re-master ... and it was a rough start in my opinion. I had to deal with the feet replacements as one of them broke off at the ankle ball joint. Wheel popped off out of the box. It was bad, but it wasn't solid in hand. I was weak when I picked this up for around $130, but I feel better with Yes Model making a go at this fine MT design. Hoping the QC is better. Knee ratchets sound more solid.

    Iron Will on the other hand was perfect. He is a favorite of mine.
     

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