What is Fansproject?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by meirelle, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. meirelle

    meirelle Sea of Shelfwarmers

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    I hear everyone talking about Fansproject? But what is Fansproject?
     
  2. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    A third party company that makes awesome Transformer related products but without any affiliation with Hasbro or Takara.
     
  3. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    A money sucking whore who takes all my hard earned money!!!!!!! Oh, and they make toys I think?
     
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    Dr. Prime Dr. Prime

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    azdragon58 Well-Known Member

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    I think everyone feels this way... :lol 
     
  6. sh002

    sh002 Banned

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    hastak's secret company? jk.
     
  7. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    How awesome would that be. If HasTak were the ones secretly controlling the 3rdP companies as a way of getting figures out there that we want but they, as hastak, won't release otherwise. That would explain why those companies havn't been shut down. And why iGear has the seeker mold.
     
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    mac&cheese Well-Known Member

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    Its a great ko company who makes transformers for collectors in simple words.
     
  9. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Bootleg, not KO.

    Bootleg is an imitation product designed to cash-in off a more established brand. Although the term usually infers inferior quality. But it's the closest thing.

    KO denotes an inferior, unauthorized copy.
     
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    EightiesKid G1 archivist TFW2005 Supporter

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    I love the conspiracy theories. This would be pretty awesome if it were true. My guess is that it would probably go a long way towards changing the opinion of ppl who complain that Hasbro never listens to the fans.

    It's almost like believing that Hastak is somehow behind the high quality KO's, planting false info, throwing misdirection at us, etc. You'd have to believe that Hastak has quite a bit of power for them to be pulling the strings on all of this. A stretch, but man it would be pretty cool if it were true. Perhaps one of us will have to engage in a secret meeting in some parking garage with Woodward and Bernstein in order to discover the truth.
     
  11. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    Could it even extend as far as the Radicons?
     
  12. mac&cheese

    mac&cheese Well-Known Member

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    Wow youre 100% right, I never thought about it like that. I got too consume into this ko/ bootleg that I didnt eeven notice there was a difference.
     
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    Crazy Ramjetty marvel's got it good

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    the transformers version of pixar, they don't release much but when they do it's freaking awesome
     
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    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    People have tried explaining it to you NUMEROUS times...
     
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    Drug lords who deal in plastic crack.

    Highly unlikely. If Hastak were behind Fansproject, why not manufacture Fansproject toys on a grand scale, like they do everything else, and reap more profit?
     
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    this is the internet... do not apply logic!
     
  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    No. If anything, Radicons (or the Creative forum, more specifically) operates the other way around. We've certainly people from this very forum who have ended up working in "official" capacities. Here's one such example. Also, don't take this as "people post, so Hasbro must come here seeking to hire!", which I think is some members' thinking when such absurd posts like "Hasblow you should hire this guy! Are you listening to us?", etc. It's up to the artist to pursue a career at Hasbro.

    Speaking of "official", one of the most accurate words to describe FansProject is "unofficial". Granted other words come to mind ("cool", perhaps :) ) KO they're not. :) 
     
  18. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke!

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    To some, FansProject is like Batman. To me, they're more like Santa Claus. Wait, what?
     
  19. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I wished FansProject was like Santa Claus. When I was a kid, I didn't have to pay money for the toys Santa brought.
     
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    Because quite simply, many of the features in these toys wouldn't pass US safety standards. Off the top of my head, the sword from Warbot MOST certainly wouldn't pass I'd assume. Getting any toy passed through safety testing involves time, money, (and in the event of it failing) redesign and re-manufacture.
     

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