Fans Toys Release Schedule (Past/Present) PART 2

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Teletran-1, Jan 25, 2022.

  1. Fortynickel

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    You can deduce the market FT is aiming for by the qualities in the figures that they produce. You are looking for a purely Sunbow product but settled for Berserk because it was the best available option for you at the moment. Thus, you are not in the FT target market.

    You yourself made comments about how FT will “ruin” their figures with heroic proportions and metallic pearlescent paint. Those aspects of Fans Toys products aren’t mistakes, they are exactly what FT enthusiasts are paying for and what they cater to with their designs.
     
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  2. Marcelo Antunes

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    I am not sure anyone is against competition per se, but I still think that “competition” may not be the best way to summarize the relationship between FT and other 3P manufacturers… to me it still looks the same thing as Apple (FT) vs the other PC manufacturers (other 3P). They may create a very similar product, but one is on a league of their own (enough to not even care that much about “competition”).
     
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  3. Sunbow Prime

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    We don't know what their intentions are, but they are absolutely competing with Star Toys. Berserk will lose sales to ST-01.
     
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    I hope so, then I can buy a couple of Berserks on sale.

    How terrible for you. It must be hard going through life not being able to get everything exactly how you want. Hopefully your mommy can help you with that boo-boo.
     
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  5. Sunbow Prime

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    I own Acoustic Wave....

    although I had to modify it because of their gold and chrome fetish
     
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    Their intention would appear to be heavy g1 with some flare/bling mixed with real world elements at times and a splash of heroic proportions to boot. So to the point @Fortynickel is making, ft wouldnt be the best choice for someone who wants straight toon unless they are willing to make sacrifices in what they consider acceptable. Either way im sure ft will survive the fact that star toys exists. Why would this matter to them anymore than takara, xtb, or any other company? I also wonder why it matters to you? Way i understand it is you were buying berserk until star toys came along. Basically, how exactly is being here talking about how ft it gonna mess up Blitzwing not a troll?
     
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  7. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher "She wanted nothin', and I delivered." TFW2005 Supporter

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    lol oh noes, he's gone full toon! :lol 
     
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    Turingmachine75 Mostly kibble

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    Never go full toon.
     
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    Dpuff Fanstoys made me do it

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    At the beginning of my mp journey i wanted full toon. I thought it would be just the coolest thing ever to cover my shelves in toon accuracy. Plus that was how things were leaning at the time. Toon was becoming dominate. Then i started buying more ft stuff and while pretty damn close to toon, that little twist that every ft figure has quickly became what catches my eye the most. The gold on acoustic wave, that metallic red on tesla, chrome on hitch and so on. Those are the things that make me go "damn these things are cool as hell" everytime. I have absolutely no problem with a person who wants full toon, or stylized, or a mix. Collect what you like. But dont waste peoples time with negative bs when you have no intentions of buying it anyway.
     
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    WyldeBill You will ride eternal. Shiny and chrome.

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    @Dpuff We have a very similar collecting philosophy. Great minds and all that.

    I’ll just add this to it. I say this occasionally here and here I go again, but I prefer the straight lines and smooth surfaces of the toon aesthetic, the minimalism of it. and I need to know that that figure across the room is Blaster or Scourge without having to guess. But other than that, it’s fair game. It doesn’t have to look like what I grew up with because I don’t collect to fill that particular hole in my soul. But it does have to look like what its supposed to be.

    And I have to be able to consistently transform it without it breaking. These are the ingredients of every figure I choose, and therefore, I have a lot of fans toys.

    Edit- the reason I prefer the plain looking toys is because I’m a professional artist and most of the stuff I get paid to do is incredibly busy and detailed, and quite simply I don’t want to see that shit staring back at me all the time in my home.
     
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    Gold for the win, am I rite... ?

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    dalianjj understands that the FT crowd is quickly getting older and there is nothing more secure for our investment than gold.

    FT =Forward Thinking

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    An FT Rosland Capital collaboration ....

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    Lupus reissue next? Double month after CNY in March?

    What’s the general feeling for next few bots? Bandit? Blitzwing? FortMax? You know, to get the year rolling…
     
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    They probably need to get the Astrotrain repaints out first, then I’d say Lupus and Parkour (hopefully soon after CNY)
     
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    Wasnt the schedule
    Clifjumper march
    Blaster april
    Autobots tapes may
    Powerglide june

    Rest is up for debate

    Me personally would say
    July pipes
    August a re-issue
    September aerialbot
    Oktober Gears
    November last Aerialbot
    December something unknown
     
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    Do you really think they would complete the whole Aerialbot team without releasing Bandit first? :D 

    I don't think we'll see an Aerialbot, Bandit, or Beserk this year. Rather, I think we'll see a FT version of Windcharger and Tailgate before that...
     
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    The Real Schedule:

    April: Fortress Maximus Chest
    May: Fortress Maximus Left Arm
    June: Fortress Maximus Pelvis
    August: Fortress Maximus Mid section
    September: Fortress Maximus Right Leg
    October: Fortress Maximus Right Arm
    November: Fortress Maximus Left Leg
    December: Quietus, Tyrant, Thomas reissue.
     
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