Where were Maketoys & FansProject?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by OptionZero, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. OptionZero

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    Both completely absent from the 3P panel, and even in displays, we only had a prototype Howling Meteor.

    There must be a story here - zero exclusives, no secret Maketoys product preview for high end special guests, no slides in the preview panel, nada.

    It's a convention full of TF fans, surely someone can ask around. Between reps and retailers, someone MUST know the story

    Politics with the con organizers?
    Did Keith kill them off?
    Hasbro got to them?
    Immigration visa issues?
    WHAT THE FUCK?
     
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  2. Devastator21

    Devastator21 Fanstoys zombie

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    Maketoys had product on display

    Fans project is dead
     
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  3. nemisispringer

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    I must admit I was very disappointed not to hear anything from my two favourite companies
     
  4. divinecomedy

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    I was wondering about it myself. Perhaps they'll be doing a Make Con.
     
  5. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Yeah I was hoping for MP Highbrow or Brainstorm.
     
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    The market is saturated. We have KOs of 3P before 3Ps are out. Costs are falling. Its madness. Im guessing they are brainstorming strategy as its going to be a buyers market.
     
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  7. Devastator21

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    Is there another presentation tommorrow
     
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    That is true.

    We are getting more and more duplicate MP characters from multiple companies.

    Look at all the Stunticons and two new Cyclonuses.

    Maybe Maketoys is crying over the Yes Model KO's?
     
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    Was hoping we'd at least see MT's seekers in color or something
     
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    All I want are my CD Seekers. Is that so much to ask?
     
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  11. Nemesis251

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    I think we are getting to that point but Maketoys have been ahead of the curve with the majority of their choices and they seems the most stable and organized compared to the other groups.


    I doubt it. MT already made their money from Guardia. It would be different if the KO came out before Guardia was completed.
     
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  12. zfarsh

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    Maybe they are no longer interested in attending these events....

    This year wasn't amazing for new product reveals like previous years.
     
  13. Skrunklemin

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    I was wondering about this too. Was hoping to see more headmasters :\
     
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    last year reveal wasn't great too

    TR releases have crushed alot of 3rd party sales (I've certainly bought less)
     
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    I seriously doubt that MakeToys abruptly folded under the competition or is somehow in dire financial straits. I couldn't give you hard sales numbers but their Re:master series has generally been very well received and they're tapping into niches that no other 3Ps are touching with their Citybot and Cross Dimension lines.

    I'm bummed that they didn't show anything, but there are a number of potential reasons for them not having a big presence that don't relate to the company somehow being doomed.
     
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  16. Nemesis251

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    I really wish there was a way to get data on official/3rd party purchases. I mostly hear that many have bought less Has/Tak if any because of subpar CW/TR releases compared to great 3rd party releases.
     
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    I just fucking want Fansproject Snarl so I can move on with my life. I would like Hardhead, Snapdragon, and Apeface too, but I'll be fine with just Snarl.
     
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    Tell me how maketoys died. IMG_20170715_102853.jpg 20045691_1310062479092546_1620719140925393958_o.jpg
     
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  19. OptionZero

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    The current market IS saturated, and i'm pretty angry. Too many variants of the same damn character, its not healthy for anyone.

    Its worse that there are so many "new" companies popping up out of no where that we all know aren't f-king new.

    Meanwhile, Fanstoys continues to infest the market and fill it with bland garbage, while companies that actually have creativity and life in their designs have to slog through all this garbage just to continue

    Fansproject isn't dead but they sure as hell shot themselves in the face with their inept management. Massive delays, no online presence, and unfulfilled promises. I love their stuff, but they needed a business man in charge to get their isht together

    Thankfully Maketoys has a good website and activity on social media, they can get news out on their own. Frankly they don't "need" TF Con appearances, but they sure are nice.

    I suppose they can go the traditional route of sending prototypes and what not to Chosen Prime or Peaugh or vangelus to get in-hand hype
     
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    That "E-DOM" has my Evangelion and Gundam parts of the brain giggling :lol 
     
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