Repro/Sticker: Repro Parts

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by Darkov, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

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    Ok Sculpt bot does the heads and darkov does casted parts. great. Now who is going to do a casted transformer?
     
  2. gargunkle

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    I think repro parts are great in general. No one likes having to pay through the roof for things that Hasbro themselves should already offer.

    However I do want to offer a word of warning. It seems that some others in the past have gotten in legal trouble for this sort of thing. So just tread carefully. One site that does this sort of thing is:

    http://www.brokenarrowtoys.com/cart/

    He has basically listed his parts with obscure names to try to avoid any infringement - sort of like how the KO WST Dinobots are called things like Flamethrower.
     
  3. Rhinox555

    Rhinox555 Insert clever joke here.

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    Or City Commander. Or Battle Rollar. etc etc
     
  4. Darkov

    Darkov Well-Known Member

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    Good Idea...I'll change them
     
  5. ShadowStitch

    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    If we want to order something, do we PM you first, or just fire off paypal blindly into the vast unknown?

    I want to buy some stuff, but I want to okay it first. Thanks!
     
  6. Darkov

    Darkov Well-Known Member

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    Send me a PM. That way I can tell you if I have the parts ready or if I have to cast them. Some of the parts are cast on demand.
    Also when paying with Paypal....Please put your forum name and the items you want in the notes section. That makes it easier for me to contact you if I need to.

    And don't forget to include shipping.
     
  7. gargunkle

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    Oh yeah one other thing. I am not really sure what to think of it but I am just mentioning it. Some other makers deliberately cast their parts in a shade different from the original just so that it can be differentiated by someone who is really concerned about authentic vs. repro. Personally I would think that if the repro part is of good quality this isn't as big of a deal, but I am not really a completist either.
     
  8. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    I've always liked the idea of generic looking weapons. The Chromedome gun's a good start, but particular favourites of mine include guns from bases that work well as hand-held weapons - examples include the laser machine gun from the Micromaster Battlefield HQ, Skyhopper's nose gun, and the machine gun from Groundshaker. Things like that look good with most figs, and the standardised pegs make them nicely interchangeable.
     
  9. Viagra Prime

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    I'm not interested in the parts you have now (though I would have been interested in the Omega Supreme clips a few months ago) but thank you so much for offering these. It's good to finally see someone do these since transrepro is no more. I hope you continue this and expand your products too. I think heads would be a big hit for the customizers here.
     
  10. Darkov

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    I thought that there was already someone doing custom heads.
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    there is. he's referring to REPRO heads though, not sculpted heads. Sculptbot makes his own heads that people use to turn X mold into Y character... what he's referring to here is someone making casts of LEGIT heads to repair old toys and such I think.
     
  12. Viagra Prime

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    Yeah, that's what I meant. Repro heads from actual Hasbro/Takara transformers. I know Sculpbot has already reproed a few (in addition to his custom stuff) but more doesn't hurt. It would help not only to repair old toys but for custom toys if you want to repaint something but use a different head.
     
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    Put me on the list of people interested in the magnus launchers, whether they're functional or not. Any timeline on when they may be available? I know they aren't 100% coming, but I'd like to see whether or not I should wait or try to pick up a vintage set if they're way far out. I love what you're doing here. It really helps us fans who are short on cash right now out. Thanks a lot!
     
  14. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

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    Could you make a roller?
     
  15. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    Good lookin' stuff! Now I know where to go when I need some repro! *click*..bookmarked:thumb 
     
  16. NeoZeRo35

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    Nice! We have the missiles, could we get the launcher? It doesn't even have to work, just needs to look nice, heheh. Any chance of getting the guns that fire Ultra Magnus' missiles? I bet you can see where this is going. :D  I (and I'm sure others) would like to use them for the city commander upgrade set.
     
  17. Darkov

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    Added a few more items.

    Also by popular demand I will soon be offering Functional UM Launchers. They are currently being molded.

    Also I would like to offer custon HM heads and Springer Blades. But I have been unable to find the proper size and type of rivets used. If anyone has any ideas or knows what kind they are contact me Please.
     
  18. AutobotSDG

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    I actually think Darkov is ok here. Alyosha was casting parts that Hasbro was still making and selling, as well as a few BotCon parts. Hasbro no longer makes these parts and I doubt they would have a big problem with someone doing it so long as it is within that boundary. Now should that boundary be crossed, not that I am suggesting or advocating it of course, then the name change and such should be considered.

    Then again, I'm no copyright lawyer or anything so definitely look into it and C.Y.A.

    I'll more than likely be contacting you for some parts, maybe even some trading since I might have some weapons you don't have to repro. Just about every one of my G1 figures are complete with weapons so if you name it I more than likely have it.
     
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    Any plans for omega supreme cams?
     
  20. frenzyrumble

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    just a FYI to you all, I just got in the mail some WJ wings, tinted light blue. They are fantastic and perfect. They will work great on a Universe WJ custom I have going. A+ to these molds.
     
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