Spacepet -- yet ANOTHER new third-party company?

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  1. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Some barely-news for you all today. Add another apparent 3rd-party TF-related product company to the pile.

    http://www.spacepet.com

    The only products shown so far appear to be custom boxes for Classics figures done in the style of the Takara TFC "book" reissues, complete with... Guidi art, I think. [EDIT: No, wait. Dan Khanna. At least for Bumblebee.] (Used COMPLETELY with permission, I'm sure.)


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    The website doesn't quite seem to be ready for prime (a-heh) time, despite the fact that they started teasing it with a few Twitter posts nearly 3 months ago. The member sign-up page isn't functional yet, and their only "news" post is... well... see for yourself: http://spacepet.com/index.php/blog/71-spacepet-has-launched

    Way to go. :thumb 
     

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  2. Cheem The Rup

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    nice boxes !!
     
  3. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    I hope they got permission for that art. I hate it when art's used without permission for something that will turn a profit.
     
  4. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    thats definitely Khanna on Jetfire as well, I've got a print by him with that shot of Jetfire on it
     
  5. OptionZero

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    Stealing the art would be BS, way more direct infringement than anything most (cough igear) 3rd parties has done.

    Nice looking boxes, but can't support them.
     
  6. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

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    Didn't iGear use existing art for the promotional material and boxart for their seekers too?
     
  7. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I'd love to have these but not if they infringe on the TF artists I enjoy and respect. If it is announced to the contrary, count me in.
     
  8. Thenames9

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    Nice boxes.
     
  9. Tampalicious

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    Thats pretty sweet, but it would drive me nuts like the encores did. (How should I display, how should I set these up?) Drove me bonkers.

    I can see them being useful for moving or storage, or if you just plain wanted them. I like havin my stuff out for now though.

    Here is another aspect though for example: I just got Streaker an Prowl MOSC, Id like to take them out, but dont feel like doing it right now, and once I do, that packaging is trash (to me). I could see some people diggin these boxes, but not for me.

    Id probably keep G1s in boxes, and have classics out thats what I bought them for...

    just a ramble, dont mind me, it is an awesome idea
     
  10. YoungPrime

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    More proof that there is a market for G1 fans!

    If Hasbro wont get their thumbs out of their @ss and make it, then some one else will. Only problem for me are the prices but some people are willing to pay $50 for Insecticons and such.

    That said...Step your game up Hasbro! You said The Universe line would continue but we're yet to see anything other than repaints of DOTM Bumblebee! Grrrrr....
     
  11. fastballspecial

    fastballspecial SAY SOMETHIN'!

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    I don't know why, but to me, it just seems like a scam of some sort. Call me cynical if you feel the need.
     
  12. Xaxis

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    The website is hardly even set up, there's still placeholder content and default navigation items. I'd wait until they're more established to read anything into this.
     
  13. Digilaut

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    This is not funny anymore.
     
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    First of all, this isn't a third party thing exactly - it's a group of people looking for official Hasbro backing.

    It is re-releases and they are trying to get Ultra Magnus with an official trailer for us.

    All details at OzFormers Australia (this is meant to be exclusive to them but since there is now a site I'm assuming it's ok post this here now): OzFormers Thread

    Edit: Just beaten to the puch :p 
     
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    Spacepet totally sounds like a name for a third party made Scraplet.
     
  16. Sammael

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    This is a pipe dream. There is no way that Hasbro is going to go along with this.
     
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    I hope they got permission for that art. I hate it when art's used without permission for something that will turn a profit.

    what this guy said I agree if it is a 3rd party & they did not get permission at all I will not buy if it is all stolen. to me it is just plain wrong geeze the things people do now these days to make a quick buck.I think i can also see these being banned from japan's shores as well. if they do not have permission.
     
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    Dan Khana is the man
     
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    Not something I need.
     
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    1. Of course there's a market for G1...it's just not quite big enough for Hasbro to focus on it and still make a profit. They can do Classics because kids buy them too.


    2. Uuugggghhh...

    3. I take it you mean the Generations line, and yes that has been stated that it's continuing. I don't know what else you're getting at, because we're still waiting on images for upcoming DotM stuff, let alone Generations...and I don't recall very many Bumblebee redecoes having been announced other than the upcoming Cyberfire Deluxe redeco...have more popped up and I just missed that?
     

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