Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Jun 29, 2018.
Who needs Bitcoin with their crazy fluctuations when we got FT and their new FOMO gang
$260-270, but leftover stock has been going for at least $300.
I’m still holding out hope they sell Bandit separately though it seems a long shot. I’m only interested in the bot modes for these guys anyway. Having him for combined is just too damn much. Road king being stuck on the back where you don’t see him? Damnnnn I cannot do that
Id say ur right there. They are gonna milk us some more before dropping this beast. I honestly feel like we'll see another aerialbot before bandit. I do hold out a little hope that a small part of the price increases lately is to offset bandit+skeleton. It'll still be pricey im sure but one can hope
I’m close to ordering dx9 mainly because I’m losing hope they’ll release it separate to the skeleton/trailer/pants/nanobots that will make the combiner.
I will get my OM Menasor before you guys get FT's
I got XTB's already, so there! HAH!
There’s no doubt that this must be an engineering hold on the combiners. I guess it’s amazing we even got Smokey! Does this mean the engineering for Bandit is even trickier or is the holdup for him purely the combiner skeleton? Or is the hold up due to the fact they want to get a load of other releases out first? Or are they releasing other stuff because Marauder is delayed?
Oh yeah, well you just , erm, enjoy what will probably be a cleverly engineered set.
Totally showed him
Engineering a carbot is nothing new for any 3p company. It’s the skeleton. FT in particular has the issue of having far too much unnecessary diecast weighing it down already and is trying to figure out how to keep it from keeling over.
There's really only one answer for the diecast problem.... more diecast!
I like my figures heavy but I can see how it becomes a problem when it's a combiner. I would be happier if they go more the DX9 way then the XTB way. I wasn't a fan of how the XTB frame panels seem to come off.
Boy am I excited for that head injury I get while Menasor come crashing down...
Ain't no way their Menasor skeleton will be simpler than Phoenix if it is still transforming into a trailer like XTB!!
Starting to have major regrets about selling my DX9s…
Still feeling great about selling my XTB! But feeling a little regret about not getting in on DX9.
Just realize I have no interest in Menasor's parts, I want my Stunticons in individual robot mode.
If FT put them with last member, it will make me mad. Their prices started to be deal breaker for me.
Get ready to be mad then, because it was confirmed long ago that that will be the case.
Yeah it’ll be all in. I think they could release dead end today if they wanted. But they don’t want to without said skeleton. And it seems assured they are insisting you buy a skeleton with it. Dick move in my opinion but also makes a certain amount of business sense
I have resigned myself to this being the case, and am tempted to finish the set using whichever of the XTB and DX9 someone showed earlier. Menasor has always looked rubbish to me (except the G1 toy, of course!) and I would probably not bother combining him.
It seems a strange way to go about things, though. If Dead End and the parts were released separately, then yes there would be some buying just the car, but there might also be some buying a full set and one or two more cars in order to have multiple modes on display. But I would imagine that not many will be two or three full sets just to get multiple copies of the car.
The combiner skeleton/pieces should have been released with Roadking. That’s the bottom line. It’s not really logical for it to come with a car/limb bot. The only reason it was done that way and none of the other bots include any combiner instructions was because someone thought it would be cool to be mysterious. Now so many years later we are still waiting and FT wanted to be so cool that now they can’t figure out how to get the stuff to actually work.
Meanwhile I’ll still be stalking this thread for the actual PO link…
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