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  1. Zoltaire

    Zoltaire TFsource Emissary

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    In this issue of TFsource SourceNews:

    1) TFsource Spring Cleaning Sale!
    2) New Justitoys Upcoming Project Teaser Image!
    3) TFsource Review 008 – Fansproject Warbot Defender
    4) KM-01 Knight Morpher Commander Figure Arrives!
    5) e-hobby Alternity A-01U Ultra Magnus - Brilliant White Pearl Version preorder now up!
    6) The first 7 figures of the Japanese Transformers animated series is now instock!
    7) Custom Concept Piece G1 Headmster Head 'Cobra' is now instock at TFsource!
    8) We are now offering the e-hobby version of the MP-03G Clear Masterpiece "Ghost" Starscream!
    9) Dark Skyfire is now instock!
    10) Warbot Defender is instock and now shipping out!
    11) WST Military Operations Commander and Communications Liaison Arrive!
    12) Crossfire 02 Combiner Set by Fansproject Preorder

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    1) TFsource Spring Cleaning Sale!
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    It's here! The TFsource Spring Cleaning Sale! More than 30 items, at least 10% off (and many more than 20% off). We cleaned out our warehouse, and some of the great deals are: #13 Encore Trailbreaker $30, #14 Encore Hoist $30, or both for $55, #18 Encore Skids for $28, Buster Prime for $80 and more! Plenty of great finds for everyone at the TFsource Spring Cleaning Sale, and we'll be adding more items this week!

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    Encore #13 Trailbreaker - $30 (both encore #13 and #14 for only $55)


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    Encore #14 Hoist - $30 (both encore #13 and #14 for only $55)


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    Encore #18 Skids - $28


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    Encore #19 Cassettes Big Mission Set 3 - $43


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    RA-24 Revenge of the Fallen Buster Optimus Prime - $80


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    Transformers Generations 2009 Volume 03 - Exclusive Skids & Screech Set - $120


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    Classics G3 Trailer Set - by Fansproject - $60


    TFsource Spring Cleaning Sale!

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    2) New Justitoys Upcoming Project Teaser Image!
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    Here is a teaser image from Justitoys on their upcoming project! No preorders up yet.

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    3) TFsource Review 008 – Fansproject Warbot Defender
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    New Source Review up on Youtube on the much anticipated Warbot Defender. Enjoy!

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    008 Fansproject Warbot Defender - TF Source Video Review 008


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    4) KM-01 Knight Morpher Commander Figure Arrives!
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    After much ado, the KM-01 Knight Morpher Commander figure arrives! This piece looks great in person, and lives up to all of the early photographs. Transforms from train to robot and back, check out all the photos of this great custom piece!

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    KM-01 Knight Morpher Commander


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    5) e-hobby Alternity A-01U Ultra Magnus - Brilliant White Pearl Version preorder now up!
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    Make no mistake, this is the official e-hobby version, including the exclusive 12 page comic, and with TFsource combo pricing, order two pieces and save $10! A great looking exclusive piece from Japan, preorders available now!

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    e-hobby Alternity A-01U Ultra Magnus - Brilliant White Pearl Version


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    6) The first 7 figures of the Japanese Transformers animated series is now instock!
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    The first 7 figures of the Japanese Transformers animated series is now instock! Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Ratchet, Prowl, Megs and Starscream all come to life featuring all new chromed color schemes! Lockdown Black Arachnia and the first Vs sets are on their way and will be in our warehouse shortly as well!

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    TFsource.com - Your Source for Japanese Transformers Animated!


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    7) Custom Concept Piece G1 Headmster Head 'Cobra' is now instock at TFsource!
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    The first in the custom G1 headmaster heads series has now been released and is instock at TFsource! The colors seem to be a bit lighter than the photos, so check out all of the photography. We also did not pick a lot of these up so if you didn't preorder you may want to pick these up soon before they're sold out.

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    G1 Headmster Head - Custom Concept Piece - Cobra!


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    8) We are now offering the e-hobby version of the MP-03G Clear Masterpiece "Ghost" Starscream!
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    We are now offering the e-hobby version of the MP-03G Clear Masterpiece "Ghost" Starscream. The e-hobby version costs a little more, and will include an exclusive comic from Yoshioka Hidetsugu. They said it will have new packaging, but we assume that is the same. Also it will be released at least 2 weeks later. If you have preordered already we will be contacting you shortly asking if you want to upgrade to the e-hobby version. For new preorders, you now have the choice!

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    MP-03G Clear Version - Masterpiece Ghost Starscream


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    9) Dark Skyfire is now instock and preorders start shipping out on Monday!
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    Toy Hobby Exclusive, Dark Skyfire is now instock and preorders will start shipping out on Monday! A great looking repaint with impressive packaging, this is the Official Toy Hobby Version so TFsource customers can be confident when purchasing this limited and exclusive piece!

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    Henkei Classics - Toy Hobby Exclusive - Dark Skyfire


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    10) Warbot Defender is instock and now shipping out!
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    This hot new piece from Fansproject is selling fast and comes in great looking packaging. 30 pieces of articulation and transforms from helicopter to armored car to robot and back, pick yours up today!

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    Warbot Defender - by Fansproject


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    11) WST Military Operations Commander and Communications Liaison Arrive!
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    After much anticipation, these pieces have now arrived and we have started packing preorders. Both pieces look amazing in person, with a very high attention to detail for how small they are. Military Operations Commander includes a Bruticus fist to boot! Communications Liaison has already started shipping but we'll start shipping out the Military Operations Commander early preorders on Tuesday, since Monday is a holiday, so if you preordered stay tuned for an order shipped notification next week!

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    WST Military Operations Commander



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    WST Communications Liaison


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    12) Crossfire 02 Combiner Set by Fansproject Preorder now up!
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    TFsource Preorder Now UP! The highly anticipated Crossfire 02 Combiner set,
    by Fansproject is now slated for release in June, and each piece is $48.99
    or get both piece A & B for TFsource combo pricing for $90! (Must select C9
    boxes in checkout) Two amazing looking pieces, Fansproject once again
    delivers a great custom offering. We now have many new photos on Facebook of this set.

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    New pics of Crossfire 02 Set - Munitioner and Explorer by Fansproject on Facebook


    Crossfire 02--XF-02A Explorer + Combat Unit Appendage Add-on Kit Set A

    Crossfire--02 XF-02B Munitioner + Combat Unit Appendage Add-on Kit Set B

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    Become a fan of TFsource on Facebook! We've spent years building TFsource into an online resource for TF fans, and now we have created a page on facebook for our fans. We'll keep you updated on new releases and TF info, as well as any contests or promo's we run, some of which will be exclusively through facebook.

    Also we want to hear from you, what do you like about TFsource and what can we improve. So log into facebook and become a fan of TFsource today!
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    Why go to the store when you can go to the SOURCE!

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  2. OptionZero

    OptionZero Well-Known Member

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    People are SLEEPING on that G3 trailer for $60.
     
  3. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not me I would love to pick this up.
     
  4. RonimusPrime

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    My temptation level is rising.

    But I know myself.

    Once I buy that, then I'll want the matching Commander armor to go with it. Why?

    BECAUSE THERE'S A HOOK FOR IT SO I OBVIOUSLY MUST HAVE IT ALL.
     
  6. Janitor

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    QFT!!! I bought mine for $60 back during the January sale and have absolutely no regrets. Get on it peeps!

    And while you're at it, snag those Encores as well. I keep hearing about how this G1 toy or that G1 should get Encored, and cries of "Is Encore over?" in the form of a new thread every few weeks. Why should TT continue if it doesn't make financial sense for them to do so?
     
  7. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Buster Prime for 80 is suuuuuuuuuuuper tempting.
     
  8. Swoop Dogg

    Swoop Dogg me King!

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    Tell me about it. I'm so close to pulling the trigger.
     
  9. savio-prime

    savio-prime Autobot

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    THAT SUCKS!!! I just dropped $106 (prod+shipping) for it two weeks ago! Hell, I still say it's worth it. $89 or $80... I honestly RECOMMEND this fig for your collection.
     
  10. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Wow..looks like they marked up shipping to cover the "sale"

    I ordered the G3 trailer and was charged $19.02 for shipping.

    I'm starting to get turned off by these guys.
     
  11. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    It's also $64 right now at BBTS if you wanna ship it your other stuff.

    My POL shipping with the G3, Warbot Defender, UM upgrade, and alternity megs is $15.

    Oh, and Buster Prime is $85.50.

    EDIT: I'm in Texas and here's a comparison. If I was to order the trailer from TFSource my shipping would be $14. If I only ordered the trailer from BBTS the lowest shipping I have is $10.50 so right now the cost is about the same.
     
  12. Bgrngod

    Bgrngod Autocon

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    Shipping Priority with USPS is rather steep. It would have been a bit cheaper to go with Fedex Ground. Either way, the box is a bit large too so the price is going to reflect that.
     
  13. Waverider

    Waverider Supreme Dude TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ebay:
    The G3 trailer is $63.99 + $3.60 UPS Ground added to my "Pile of Loot" from BBTS. Add another $2.60 the the shipping if I add Buster Prime.

    TFSource wants $14.48 for shipping the G3 trailer via FedEx Ground. Add another $1.82 to shipping if I want Buster Prime.

    Just an observance.
     
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  14. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    Encore Trailbreaker for $30? Sweet!
     
  15. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

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    Co-sign.

    It's always something.
     
  16. endemion28

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    Our shipping pulls directly from USPS or FedEx and we have not altered our shipping calculation at all, so this is a false accusation. It's a heavy toy with a non-standardized box size for USPS, and priority mail is extremely expensive on a single, heavy, oversized toy when you could choose FedEx ground and save a lot in many instances. Particularly with shipping to California or if you want to buy multiple toys you will save with FedEx ground.

    We have compared our site to our competitors on shipping and we usually are less on a per order basis, however if you are located closer to one of our competitors that is not always the case. Particularly priority mail, the USPS continues to raise rates and charge a large premium for priority mail, so on any package over 2 pounds you are often better off with FedEx ground. That's what our site recommends.

    Incidentally lots have jumped on the sale price for the G3 trailer since announcing the sale yesterday. Also a few have emailed to have 1 added to their existing preorder which with FedEx ground will often cost only $1-4 dependent on the current weight of the package.
     
  17. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    I will just have to see if the boxes are the same size as the others I have kept from my last orders.
    I ship priority VERY often...and $19.02 is steep.
    I don't like me Fed-Ex guy...he is a bit of an anus.
    Maybe I am just way off on how big and heavy the trailer is (That would be awesome!)
    If I am wrong I appologize.
    This is the most I have paid for shipping from a US company so far.
    Maybe I need to place more orders...
     
  18. Miggytron

    Miggytron Slag Sucking Saurian

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    Shipping to California for the G3 trailer AND the Superion add on kit was 14.88 for me. Fedex ground.
     
  19. Fuzz

    Fuzz Garbage Pail Kid

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    I'm starting to get a little annoyed, as well. I pre-ordered the cobra headmaster back in February. It's been marked as "In stock and ready to ship" for a few days now, yet my order still hasn't shipped yet. Last time I ordered something from them, I was sent the wrong item.
     
  20. endemion28

    endemion28 Well-Known Member

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    All headmaster heads have already shipped out a while ago, did you preorder it with something else not released yet? For example if you ordered the cards to go with it, those were released yesterday, so that would be the reason for delay.
     

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