Cang Toys Thunderking Combiner (Predaking)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Starganderfish, Jun 1, 2018.

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    Great photos, mate! Looking forward to seeing more of them..

    And speaking of which, if all goes according to plan, I should have my copy of Grape Ape and Dark Silver Fang this Saturday. They're currently in Jersey, heading this way. As always, I will post pics. I should have Dark Ferocious and the other part of Dark Poisoncrab some time next week, give or take..
     
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    Well, as promised, here's the next two in line to complete the Dark One. Not much to say that hasn't already been said, since we know what to expect with this entire set, just like with the original. Had these since last night and immediately started work on them. Would've posted last night, but I had to get "Grape Ape" into combined mode then went to sleep afterwards. Didn't feel like going through the entire rundown dealing with the 'boxing gloves,' which was why I didn't use them this time. And according to FedEx tracking, I'll be expecting the next 1 1/2 components either this Wednesday or Thursday, give or take. Anyways, here's Dark Silver Fang and Dark Thorilla..

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    The pieces that came with Thorilla that's used for Landbull's neck didn't come with Dark Thorilla this time, which is safe to assume that they'll most likely be coming installed with Dark Landbull (hopefully). Only one way to find out. Can't wait to get that shipping notification from BBB so the ball can get rollin'..
     
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    And as you can see, this is what we're currently dealing with. Dark Phoenix is temporarily out of commission until replacement parts come in for him (which will be soon and he'll be good as new), which is why he's not in frame with the rest of the team. Dark Thorilla and Kinglion are not balanced on their own, I have them propped up against the secondary "table" that the lamp is sitting on top of. And I must say that having the axe blade colors match the colors of the other blades was pretty genius (and to be expected). Instead of a orange energy blade, the sword will carry a "Dark" purple energy blade. Neato!! :D 

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    Cang, I beg of you. Please answer our prayers for a Dark Longyan, Thundermini and Longmini. The Dark One will look spectacular once he's completed..
     
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    ThatOnePurpleDude A sucker for purple characters

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    Can someone care to inform me as to why the purple version exists? Like what was the reasoning again?

    edit : also would it be better to hunt the mini version rather than the big one?
     
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    I think they simply need money to continue other projects, in addition:
    1/ learn from MMC when launching MMC nero Rex
    2/ you see, as an "unwritten rule" when applied to Optimus, we see there are many variations after the original color release (nemesis, shattered glass), this also applies to predaking, I think So
     
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    Quite simply, cash grab. And it works. If I could afford to double down on this both financially and from a space standpoint I would. As far as the mini version, they have not released it in the purple version. They need to, they really do. I could find a place…. image.jpg
     
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    Good god, I am envying that picture. Also I ask about the mini version since I really want this combiner but don’t have the dough for the big boy version.

    edit : also my god I would go broke for a purple version of the mini one.
     
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    $228.87 for all six shipped from Bombusbee. That’s where I got my mini set from.
     
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    they are like, 60 each, right? I was thinking of getting some off bbts and the rest at either tfcon Baltimore or till BBTS has them back up to order.
     
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    Bought as a set it works out to $38 and change for each. Shipping was about 14-20 days.
     
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    If saving money and stretching your dollar is your thing (I mean isn't everyones?), then western stores are not your friend. I would skip BBTS and order from Bombusbee since they have a good price going. Even TF Safari has the mini set on sale. Even buying them individual from either of those stores to break up the purchase is better than BBTS and other NA stores.
     
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    never heard of Bombusbee before, they ship to NA I imagine. How long does shipping take usually?
     
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    @MV Steve is spot on. Never ever buy from BBTS unless the item is on sale. You can surely find somewhere cheaper unless price is not something you concern about.
     
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    They are a reputable and reliable store in China, along with ShowZ. 90% or greater of my collection has come from those two. Shipping can vary since it's international but on average with standard shipping it's between 1 to 2 weeks. They're usually pretty quick. Other benefits are if you shop at either regularly, the points system and coupons start really building to further knock a chunk off purchases.
     
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    The very reason why the "Dark" version of this set exists is because it's a limited edition set that's commemorating the 5 years that Cang has been in the game. When Cang first revealed this version of the set, it was first mentioned as such. 5 years and going strong is one helluva way to celebrate with a set like this. As for the mini version, as of right now, it's unknown and unclear as to when (and if) Cang will be doing a mini version of the "Dark" one. Maybe somewhere out there in the future we'll probably end up seeing it...one day.. I would go completely insane if they did a "Dark" Longyan, Thundermini and Longmini one day. That'll be the day..
     
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    see the thing is I get mainline from BBTS since they are the only ones who have the stuff I want (no store gets stuff in and amazon just jacks prices up)
     
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    Official products are different. There are some that are priced the same in Chinese stores as North American stores, but a lot get marked up for whatever reason. I tend to buy officially licensed products from The Chosen Prime or Toy Dojo for that reason, pay less and no tax with free shipping if hitting the $150 mark. BBTS and TF Source charge tax and BBTS charges the $4 for shipping, it's a small charge but adds up if you place a lot of separate orders. Outside of official or officially licensed products, you'll get a much better deal buying from one of the Chinese stores.
     
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    picked up Firmament. out of the box impression he looks absolutely insane. any tips on how to get him to stand with the wings though? may have to just put something behind him lmao

    edit: jesus fucking christ that bird wingspan is big. i knew this thing was huge but it’s literally longer than a zeta combiner from tip to tip
     
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