FansToys FT-10 Phoenix (Masterpiece Skyfire)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cyclonus79, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. 6Trash9

    6Trash9 Fist of the North Star

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    Then when their products got KO'd they say fuck it and close up shop

    fuck ft but you'd buy KOs of their products?
     
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    timcourtois Well-Known Member

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    Cancelled my Phoenix preorder with TFs-express. If you're looking for one, maybe it will be made available for someone else.

    I was really torn on this one. FOMO is huge. But ultimately I had to admit to myself that nearly $300 for one of these toys is really pushing it, especially when I'm not really sure that I want it, and I already have a serviceable Siege Jetfire. (And anyway, I already spent $300+ recently on Thomas. That one I *knew* I wanted. But I don't want to make a habit of it.)
     
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    6Trash9 Fist of the North Star

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    Thomas isnt worth $300, but this looks more like it
     
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    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Thats just because it's big, doesn't really have any of the other bells and whistles you would expect for a $300 dollar figure.
     
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    well its only $300 due to shipping, im happy to spend 275 euro on him, only 65 more than galvatron
     
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    Daedelus Know sacrifice, know victory

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    Felt the same, I don't see myself as enough of a Skyfire fan to drop $300 on him right now when that could easily cover the last 2 Stunticons I do want, or at least 2 other figures I got balances for this week.

    All of them are smaller but getting 3 figures instead of 1 just scratches my display itch...
     
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  7. octobotimus

    octobotimus Plastic Criminal

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    Everyone knows regardless of KO’s or not, loyalists and scalpers would keep them afloat regardless.
     
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    True. Look at Takara.
     
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    Not many mp g1 early season characters left, why not close up shop
     
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    bc they're doing every G1 character
     
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    Oh what do we have hear, logic. Well I'll be...
     
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    You folks get the heck outta here with that!! We only tolerate emotional knee-jerk reactions & hyperbole around here! I tells ya the moment someone successfully clones a FT product & tries to sell it, FT will immediately have to just close it's doors! Close it's doors, i tells ya! *Shakes fist*
    Sorry, just really wanted to do that
     
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    Somewhere deep in china there's a lab trying to successfully clone FT products, they have top scientists working 24/7 on it endlessly researching and testing. One day they will succeed and we might get a Phoenix or something for 50 bucks off idk
     
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    LOL.
    That is pretty much a textbook definition of the phrase, "cut off one's nose to spite one's face" - to disadvantage oneself through a wilful attempt to gain an advantage or assert oneself
    Cutting off the nose to spite the face - Wikipedia
    "Someone's knocking off our products? How dare they!! Fine, we just won't make any more products! No more sales for us!! No more revenue!! I'd like to see them KO our products once we close down our profitable business!! That'll teach 'em!"
    o_O 
     
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    lmao, if they truly are FansToys then they would just make a couple of each figure we would never get for themselves for their own collections since I would assume is why they might have started making figures in the first place
     
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    Honestly, at the end of the day FT products are not the result of some rocket science. We all know that.
    But, there are ways to discourage KOs that don't involve the justice system. What's missing is we don't know at what price FT is selling their products to retailers. If it's low enough to allow retailers to make money while being 10 to 20 bucks more expensive than what a KO would be, what is the incentive for retailers to carry the KO version?

    As long as various players in the game can be made happy at a certain price point and supply, a KO is not inevitable.

    Retailers are here to make money. Full stop. It's not to provide buyers with the cheapest price possible.
     
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    geekatron prime "My Mother the Car" was really Elita-1

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    Now we know how this crappy year has happened to the world. All it took was one toy cloning experiment to go sideways!
    :eek: 
     
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    GeneralLeeSpkng Purveyor of Futility

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    Gone for a year and come back to FT griping. Suprise not surprised.
     
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    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    1 available at A3U Canada. I had it pre-ordered but canceled because I just don't think it's worth it given how satisfied I am with Siege Jetfire. For those thinking it's really about money, I spent on flametoys Tarn on a whim coz he looked cool despite being pleased with MMC Kultar (though no shame in putting other financial priorities above this hobby, goes without saying)
    FTs just seems eh to me. Lack of wide ankle tilts hurts so much on dynamic poses.
    Anyway, have at'er!
     
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    yikes.