Fans Toys FT-31A-E Marauder (Masterpiece Menasor/Stunticons)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Delduwath

    Delduwath Well-Known Member

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    This is why I'm buying my FT Menasor and Superion bunk-beds.
     
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  2. Redferno97

    Redferno97 I can stop collecting whenever I want...

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    Not gonna be possible unless you have 2 Roadkings since he is actually part of the base mode
     
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    With it beig another year or two, given FT typical delays, before Bandit / combiner parts releases, it is a 100% guarantee the price will increase.

    I work in the toy industry. Factory time is getting more and more expensive with no signs of decreasing.
     
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    Fuel station complete with lot lizards and shower stalls.
     
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    And yet no other company has shown anywhere near the massive increase in price that FT has in the same time frame.
     
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    Facts have no place in internet discussions, thank you.
     
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    Don't know what yours talking about... in the last 3 years both majic square and new age have gone from $40-50 to $80-90 for a basic legends scale and some of the slightly larger figures are over $100. New age omega supreme was $300 last I saw. I paid only slighty more than that for FT terminus just a few years ago. Even XTB basic MP carbot that used to be $60 is now $100. Everyone has drastically increased in the last three years via a slow creep. Its just more apparent with ft because we haven't heard anything about new combiner releases in 4 years when they were planned to be priced at about half what we see now There is no way anyone could have predicted back then what would happen globally to the economy and no way any business could hold to 4 year old prices. I don't like it either. I hate it in fact and I'm not defending it. But it is not just ft and singeling them out isn't realistic or even fair. And dealing with china factory bullshit all day, I see both sides.
     
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    I can understand not keeping 4 year old prices, but I don't think a 75% increase is reasonable either.
     
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    Ah no, the trailer mode, not the base
     
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    found the western retailer user
     
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    and that even contains motormaster. You can't do that and have the full bot team.
     
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    Yeah, no. NA Hound or Ironhide/Ratchet (Recent 'basic' toys) are $50-60 MAX. Sure Sludge is expensive but he's a Dinobot. And if you're paying more than $180 or so for Omega you're getting scammed.
     
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    As the reissues of the aerialbots are for the q4 2024, I would not expect Bandit before that. My current thinking is that FT will do exactly the same thing it’s doing to Viper/Jester - Bandit on Q2 2025, and reissues Q4 2025.
     
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    Costs 400, not worth 400
     
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    What are the side effects?
     
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    What are side effects?
     
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    Why not? That depends on the person, and I am pretty sure they cost that much for a reason (sometimes)
     
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    In most cases, the residual of blast effects
     
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    Since you are using"western retail" FT prices, I am using "western retail" prices for other 3rd paarty

    NA hound: $84.99 https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/241715?o=3
    NA Ratchet: $89.99 https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/228707?o=3
    NA Omega: a WOPPING $339.99 https://www.bigbadtoystore.com/Product/VariationDetails/234317?o=3

    If you look at FT combiner bots on the super sketchy china 5 finger discount like Taobao. They are NOT $200 and $400. They are about $105 and $220.

    So, you cannot compair "western retail" to "china retail".
     
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