Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Kuma Style, Jan 8, 2012.
Just wondering. Looks fantastic.
Never seen that before but that is one inventive use of kibble.
Never even heard of this It does look cool though. Kinda reminds me of Tigerhawk.
It's a damn, damn shame that was never mass produced.
The last progress report was from June 2010: http://mastercollectors.blogspot.com/
And the news thread from back in the day: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/282567-custom-nova-prime-prototype.html
I was also asking about this a few months ago, got the impression it was never finished. I do remember something like a prototype selling off for a huge amount of money though before they were going to start on the rest of the orders. I wonder if the other 3rd party companies would touch this again, it really is a great design, plus they can do Nova and Nemesis Prime releases
I want that... a lot.
I'm still having nightmares about losing the auction for that one.
Did the people who paid for the few they said they were going to make get their item in kit or finished form or their money back ?
last I heard they were going to sell the CGI data and the current castings to someone to mass produce it... someone who's already released something I forget which operation though. There was also some talk of someone trying to get hold of one of the prototypes to fake it.
I was one of the ten that pre-order this piece. Probably the biggest regret I have to this day. They never reply to any of my email and the last contact I had with them was last year around September? They sent a email out to all the buyers I believe about canceling the item and refunding. Its been a few month since that email and I haven't recieve a refund or email from them. Who knows whats going on with this figure now.
Basically, I haven't received any Nova Prime and lost $500+ on the preorder of this item. I only found one other buyer and he hasn't gotten any contact from them either. Oh well you live you learn.
I remember those auctions starting at $500 (and ending who knows where) for preorders. Too rich for my blood.
Dude, that really blows!
Yeah there was a point in October where I emailed them twice a week due to the lack of replies since I would email them at least once a month then towards November is when I gave up on it lol. Who knows though, Maybe they will come back out of hiding and actually follow through with the project or refund us.
They were responsive at first until the paypal dispute date was over. After that I didn't hear from them
Also I forgot to mention the reason of canceling was due to the bad quality of the resin mold.
I thought they were seeking out a licence similar to what Takara gives out to those folks at those toy shows to sell for a specific day, then they were declined and tried to sell the prototypes off at $500 as is. I never heard they were going to sell the stuff to someone to mass produce, but from what I saw it was going to be an expensive one, with rubber tires, those articulate fingers, and loads of other do-dads.
That sucks you never got your $500 back. Are they doing anything with this anymore?
Man I remember this from way back when. It was way too rich for my blood that's for sure. And it's a shame to hear that they still haven't refunded the buyers but honestly it seemed fishy from the very beginning. I've seen threads about this figure pop up from time to time but I'm glad we've finally gotten the perspective of someone who actually got screwed by these people.
Well production has been delayed so maybe they will come back once they figure things out and try to sell these once again.
This was the last email I received from them back in May
Gorgeous. Its a shame that the buyers have at least what we know been screwed on this and that the figure was never produced.
Ever since I first saw this figure I wanted it . Not enough to pay $500 for but always hoped theyd sell the design so some 3rd party company like TFC or Fansproject and they could mass release it.
Well... this definitely wasn't what I expected in making this thread. I'm sorry that it seems like people who invested into this have gotten shaded over... that's not cool by any means at ALL!
The funny thing is tracking down the other buyer has been harder than anything. I've spent nights on TFW reading through the Nova Prime thread and etc to only find only one other buyer. I wonder why no one else has even mention it.
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