Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by TM2 D-bot, Apr 26, 2009.
it was like actual little mirrors from when I saw them in person
The stealth mode occurs in the cartoon when Optimus Prime transforms into a robot. When he does, the trailer goes away and enters stealth mode. When Optimus Prime transforms and rolls out into a truck, the trailer turns off stealth mode and attaches back to the cab. That is why the cartoon never showed the trailer when Optimus Prime was in robot mode.
That is the only way I can justify the stealth mode as it relates to G1. But then again, this is G3.
Just preordered it. That's slick.
just preordered it. Prime needs his trailer!
Color me paranoid there because a quantity "much more limited than.." had me thinking of these produced in between the numbers of 500-1000. (that of Powered Convoy & Shadow Commander respectively.)
Its scary finding every other upcoming products produced in "Limited Numbers" in turn meaning that Collectors must lose an arm or a leg or BOTH in order to own one of these.
These "numbered" things seems to be the trend nowadays.
Shadow Commander was suppose to be half of CC's run. 1000 pieces isn't even near half. Unless preorders run out soon, these aren't very limited, like 500-1000 pieces. Also, saying G3 is more limited to City Commander means squat, unless FP comes out and tells everyone the actual production run for City Commander, which they won't. So because of that, fans will think G3 could be 50 pieces or even 5000 pieces, since there is no number to go by.
Pre-ordered immediately after seeing this feature. Can't wait to get it.
It's a creative extra feature, but I don't think the result looks very good. Not the kind of thing that would sway my decision on buying it one way or the other, though (I'm passing due to the price).
This may be a dumb question, but any particular reason their calling it "G3" trailer? Never heard the term G3 til this came. Skool me, o sages!
Generation 3, I suppose.
Stealth mode? LOL! I can already see birds smashing into that thing.
well thats pretty kool, explains how it always "disappeared"
still i prefer bbts's version, more modern design
Thought the production number of City Commander was capped at 2000, no?
At least that was the information as provided by the toy shops that were doing the pre-orders back then.
Saying production will be more limited is a marketing technique designed to increase demand and boost sales. Shadow Commander was claimed to be more limited the same way. Of course, not as many people would like to upgrade Nemesis Prime as they did Ultra Magnus, which is why it is still available in some places. They could decrease the production numbers by 1 and still be telling the truth. I have the first 2 commander trailers so I am fine with that.
As stated before G3 would stand for Generation 3, which is a good name to call the Classic Series.
City Commander - 2000
Shadow Commander - 1000
Powered Commander - 500
Those are the release numbers I've seen tossed around repeatedly. They actually are limited compared to previous releases. Why FP would make them limited is a mystery. Clearly there is quite a bit of demand still. I'm hoping they screw the pooch and put out more Powered Commanders so the "fans" that still want one can get one for less than $300.
As a new company they would probably rather create less supply than demand and guarantee they sell everything rather than produce too many, not sell them, and lose money.
Plus it builds up demand for future products:"damn, i missed out on city commander! i better pre-order Protector asap!"
I missed out on City Commander, still saving up for the hiked up prices; caved in and got Nemmy prime and Shadow Commander instead for now; caved in more and pre-ordered the G3 trailer.
and so it goes
I hope not. If they don't bother producing more Botcon exclusives, then they should not do more TFCon exclusives either. You snooze, you lose.
For a second I looked at the pic and was like, "Oh... it's just a clear version of the trailer."
And then I went HOLY SHIT.
This is an amazing way to explain the disappearing trailer. So fun of win that I'm going to HAVE to buy it now.
Accidentally the initial FP somehow misled me to think Fun Publication ?!!? Did they make that ?
OH NO WAY!! My mind thought... They don't make awesome thing like this , do they.
Fans Project indeed ... Awesome !! Awesome toy/accessories... order to order it without a second thought.
Actually, the only numbers we do officially have is 500 for Powered Commander. Originally, BBTS said City Commander was limited to 2000 pieces. But that was due to a misunderstanding on their part, so they corrected themselves, but did not list how many there really were. I do know the real number, but was asked not to share, so I'm doing my best to help you guys figure out why G3 isn't really limited. At the same time, I need to respect FansProject's request.
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