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

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

  1. Furb

    Furb Rotary & Engineering Specialist

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    hes definitely not gonna be shorter, FT announced the combiners as the biggest to date, so it'll probably be bigger
     
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    Which date? Now or the 5 years ago when they were announced? :p :D 
     
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  3. Furb

    Furb Rotary & Engineering Specialist

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    read my post again
     
  4. Quintessential Prime

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    When you say “sale” do you really mean “trash”… ?
     
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  5. neurotictim

    neurotictim XTB and FT fanboy, coexisting with myself.

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    Looooooolololol. Nah, I will either post him here for some p̶o̶o̶r̶ b̶a̶s̶t̶a̶r̶d̶ lucky TFW member to get a good deal, OR I will keep them as individual bots to display along with Marauder. I have plenty of time to decide, lol.
     
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    They're decent altmodes. I had them all up until just before XTB released the combiner parts. I got annoyed waiting and I was never happy with their scale anyway. Glad I dodged it, whereas I know this one will have been worth the time. I really hope Bandit is a 2024 release.
     
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    Primeismydad It’s a typo so I ran with it

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    I know a couple people have said it before but really wish FT would consider going ahead and release Bandit(if ready to produce) and the combiner parts separate. I’m sure it will cost around the same unless they feel the combiner parts aren’t worth $220. Maybe they feel it’s in their best interest to sell together idk. Just would really love to have this guy on the shelf with the rest of his mates.
     
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    at this point in the game it wouldn’t matter. wherever he is in the release schedule is likely 100% locked in now. im guessing bandit + parts together is slightly cheaper than separate just because there’d only be 1 box and 1 shipping charge
     
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    Primeismydad It’s a typo so I ran with it

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    I wasn’t counting in the 1 box theory but you may be right. I guess I was thinking 2 different packagings. Makes sense if they are sold together then why not do one box. I’m Interested in how they will proceed with this.
     
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    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    If they sold them separately then everyone buying it with no intention of combining it wouldn’t have to pay for the combiner parts anyway.
     
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    thats why they're not separating, at least not until they've matched the quantity of the other bots including the reissues.

    they don't want those unsold trailers filling up parking lots like teslas
     
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    Hobart Paving I would prefer not to.

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    Yes.
     
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    idk feels like the vast vast majority of people would combine them. makes no sense to me why you would buy an entire combiner set with no intention of at least combining it once.

    selling them separately just inconveniences the majority that are probably leaving it displayed in combined mode.
     
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  14. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

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    ^but from Fans Toys perspective, why take the risk.
     
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    Straight up I would agree, but even among MP collectors the price of admission for the combiner parts will cut that number. Plus with how great the Stunticons are as individuals will also lean people towards just keeping them separate and save that money.
     
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    i mean yeah but it’s like the price has been no secret for years now. it’s not hard to save up $350 if you genuinely want this over the course of however many years its been assuming you’re already deep enough in this hobby to be 4 figures into the set.

    idk im both in the mindset of being in this from day 1 for the combined mode and thinking that the price for Bandit + combiner parts is extremely reasonable for what you’re getting.
     
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    Primeismydad It’s a typo so I ran with it

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    I agree with all of this. My Initial post was coming from being impatient. Being a 3p Mp collector you would think I’d have more of it, but nope I want it now lol. But I do know some that did appreciate the XTB group being sold separate.
     
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  18. Dpuff

    Dpuff Fanstoys made me do it

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    Same. And im in for two. I knew what i was getting into when i sold off that pos monolith. Of course, I'd be ok with a lower than expected price, but it is what it is for me at this point. The way I see it is ill have a spare skeleton. Could be good to have an extra in the future Also, depending on if it has a display feature like the one for superion, it would be cool to be able to use it and not have to take apart marauder.
    Mmc combiners are not even close to what I want in scale, but i have combined their combaticons a few times. The first was bc I felt like I was not experiencing the whole product if i didn't. The next couple times was just bc it was fun, and i wanted to do it again. I'll do the same with defensor. If mmc finishes it before ft announces one that is.
    Idk we all collect in our own ways and i do this weird thing where I play with my toys. So im unphased by their decsion to sell them together. That said i won't be surprised when bandit is sold separately later.
     
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    i absolutely feel you on being impatient lol
    yeah my opinions are all heavily biased by that i’m not a throw the figure in a A stance and leave it type collector. i play with everything fairly regularly. so for me it’s unfathomable to not combine my figures even if they do end up rotating through modes (they likely will with how gorgeous the alts on this set are)

    shit i’m sure an FT Defensor will scale better and look beautiful but that MMC one is shaping up to be the single most fun to pose 3p combiner ever. absolutely zero competion. they knocked it out of the park with how well toleranced and articulated Ignis is in combined mode.
     
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  20. Furb

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    because FT missed their shot
    they lost the menasor wars, hype is over and people moved on
    a lot got DX9 dead end to "complete" the team and called it quits
     
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