maketoys/fansproject?

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  1. goobahead1

    goobahead1 Random TF figure master

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    is it known what the exact relationship of maketoy/fansproject is? and is there any speculation on it?

    ive heard that they share a factory/designers but is that all?
     
  2. usernamedustin

    usernamedustin 3P Scourgatron KO. Has Die-Cast and Ankle-Tilts.

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    The same freelance designer does work for both. They probably share a factory. Also, does it matter?
     
  3. DogFriedRice

    DogFriedRice Well-Known Member

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    They do use the same scale for their products.
     
  4. das_hermit

    das_hermit Decepticons forever!

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    They both loved the same girl once, but she broke their hearts.
    Now they drown their sorrows in cheap whiskey and expensive 3rd Party transformers, yearning for that long-lost combination with their one true love...their bodies, joined as one...the way they could spend hours lost in her eyes, like a partsforming trailer around a robot/truck body.
     
  5. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

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    As has been said. It's just a FP guy doing the stuff he personally wants to do.
     
  6. Jehsee

    Jehsee Well-Known Member

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    No... no one here knows the exact relationship... though, given the comments so far... it seems like they think they do for some odd reason.
     
  7. Predakwon

    Predakwon ...Green Lantern's light!

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    He's probably asking out of curiosity. I was curious, too. Does that matter?
     
  8. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    Win.

    this.
     
  9. MP Collector

    MP Collector Well-Known Member

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    I would be curious to know too...though I don't want to tick this dustin guy off with any questions.

    Everyone! No questions about third parties if you please!
     
  10. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    Seriously, it's all hearsay, although an awful lot of it. I have HEARD that they are actually the same company from 2 ppl that work for 2 separate 3rd party companies.
    Venksta is probably your most reliable source in this forum.
    But to me it makes no real difference in the end.
     
  11. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    The most sense-making rumor I've heard from a reliable source says that warbo is not tfc, but possibly another toy company that was not a third party co.
    The major dif I see is that TFC builds combiners 1 bit at a time, they've never revealed a full combiner, (have they)? I have my own suspicions but they are completely unfounded.
     
  12. motorthing

    motorthing Carry on you Wayward Son

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    None of this matters..........but I'd be curious to know anyway.

    There are one or two "informed sources" on this board that don't break cover a lot but are "in the know" in ways most of us aren't and it's been strongly "hinted" that MT are an offshoot of FP and actively co-operate as much as separate entities can in sharing resources and design-philosophies. Until or unless somebody breaks cover with better info than that (unlikely) that's the best I've seen on these boards.

    Or slip A3U $100 and they might tell.......they do stuff for money. So I've heard.....
     
  13. CyclonuS_ZerO

    CyclonuS_ZerO Uni-con

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  14. Gauntlet101010

    Gauntlet101010 Well-Known Member

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    The most I've heard is that the two companies are just friends who help each other. I don't see any reason to doubt this. I remember asking the FP Core guys at TFcon if they had any relationship with MT and the guy just laughed and said "no comment", to which I replied that that kind of response just confirms that they do have a relationship, but just can't publicly say so.

    I don't see why there's a reason to think they're actually FP under a different name. FP is still around and has different lines for different projects. There's no reason to think they'd make a whole new company to pursue different projects at this point.

    At the same time I don't see why they don't just come out and say that. Politics? Maybe they're so tightly tied that it's a tax thing? At this point I'm just wildly speculating.
     

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