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

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

  1. mikequillm

    mikequillm Well-Endowed Member

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    I finally got all the upcoming po's in that I've been wanting. Every freaking etailer has my damn debit card information too!
     
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    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    Yeap, a3u! I live in their store's city pretty much, and they do tend to get a lot of stuff quickly actually, esp FT. I know I got rouge before most, I think koot as well. Get MMC stuff pretty quick too but not nearly as quick as those who order from planetsteel.
    A3U is actually a super good store with great staff who are about as down to earth as they come. Been ordering for prolly 2 decades by now. Only other I've gotten that vibe from is Brandon at TCP.

    A3U have been having their share of shipping headaches with shipments being parcelled out though, so I can't really speak to how fast you might get yours. Store pickups have never been a wait for me though so maybe thats the difference.
     
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    Oh yeah I live here too but just far enough that I don't wanna bother driving it, I couldn't even find a parking spot last time I was picking up a pre-order. I remember the old store at Metrotown days.
     
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    I visit their store once in a while too.. people were great there.
     
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    Has anyone in Europe got a Magnum yet?
     
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    All good points! Still doesn’t make it less scumbagish...It’s funny how people take anything in life and always add a Douchebag quality to it. I’ll even bet there’s some douchebag guy buying up all the lemons at the grocery store so some kid running a summertime lemonade stand will have to go through him. Personally I feel like if you’re buying 3rd party transformers to resell you might want to find yourself a real hustle because you’re small timing it lol
     
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    I agree with @Darr123. I believe it's a fallacy to just say free market and capitalism are good. There are morals as well. Otherwise I should be ripping of everyone, just because of capitalism. Making profit is not always a good thing.
     
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    China doesn't know what to be...a communist or a capitalist country, but it's both in reality...and there's where the majority of scalpers are from. Lol those are the breaks
     
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    ThatGuyCalledBlaster No relation to the Autobot, ironically.

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    i just want to add to this conversation about competition,

    FT's sculpt and heft have been pretty hard to match consistently. If other 3p's can rival Fans Toys in those areas, then maybe the current secondary market for FT figures wouldn't be what it is. XTB/KFC has only a handful of releases that compete which can compete. DX-9/UT has been doin great with their movieline but G1 has been sorta lacking. Their stunticons look pretty solid though. Maketoys... has been on hiatus for quite a while. MMC's reformated line has really good stuff for that niche. However, Occular Max also only has a handful of solid releases. Gigapower's dinos are nice alternative but that seems to be all they're doing. Zeta does awesome combined mode at a great price and that's been their thing since breaking off from Toyworld

    I also want to add that Takara could easily produce/engineer MP figures that rival Fans Toys in terms of heft and sculpt but I'm sure there are many other factors/different priorities that keeps them from focusing heavily on this segment
     
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    Yeah, mine arrived from TFS-Express last Friday.
    (Posted a pic way back on page 535)
     
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    Okay. I didn't know about them. My usual go too European sellers haven't had him.
     
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    They’re brilliant, get FT stuff before most other places.
    I’d probably end up getting divorced if my wife ever saw my payment history with them!
     
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    How is their shipping to the EU?
     
  18. Shanxs

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    Magnum could easily have ab crunch.
    Maybe he'll get fragile if he had it.
    At least he has waist swivel.
     
  19. deathsheadII

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    just got my magnum nice solid bot , think i like the look of xtb's more and i think it may be too big for me ( that's what she said :lol  ) going to get the rest then decide what i like more ... this is the thing tho i think xtb could have made theirs a tad taller and ft could have made theirs smaller :lol 
     
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    You got a Spoiler? Did you pay anywhere near retail? After I get done with the stunticons I'm probably not buying FT again. I have to pre-order for stuff coming out in a year to avoid them selling out ? Ridiculous.
    Otherwise prepare to get price gouged by some very well known names.
    And their figures aren't that much better than others. Just the fan boys and fan girls.
     
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