FansToys FT-12 Grenadier (MP Bombshell)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. kamifushou

    kamifushou Well-Known Member

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    I ordered the full set of these yesterday in Robotoybase. Still questioning if it’s legitimate especially with their site loading extremely slowly. Anyone else order from them and get anything lately?
     
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    Glad I'm not the only one that noticed this. This is my first purchase with them and doesn't leave a good taste but I've emailed them to query it.
     
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    Not lately but their site has always been slow. I have ordered from them in the past, no complaints.
     
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    ....or you can do whatever the hell you want to do with the toy you paid a bunch of your hard earned (I'm assuming) money for. Have fun, man. Do you.

    The shipping on my FT-12t from Bombusbee was $12. The shipping on my FT-13 from them was $15. Not sure a $3 difference constitutes shady practices, and if they were, I got my set at around $380, so you'd think I'd be a prime candidate of getting my shipping raised high. Shipping rates often change...especially the way gas prices are in flux right now.

    So far, Bombusbee has had some of the best prices that I've seen if you preorder with them in a reasonable manner and they've been extremely reliable, in my experience, anyway.

    You guys can think they're shady if you want, but I'm not buying it. Besides, the more people think that way and stop using them, the easier it is for me to preorder from them.
     
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    Anyone with a pre-order on bombusbee that lives in the US gotten their bombshell yet? Still not sure what shipping choice to go with for shrapnel.
     
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    @mantisfists -

    He can also take it to bed at night, whisper sweet nothings in it’s ears, and caress it to sleep.

    He asked. I gave an opinion. Surely he can do whatever he wants with it.
     
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    Mine should be here next week. I went with the $25 Express option.
     
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  8. mantisfists

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    If he chose to take his toy to bed with him, whisper sweet nothings in it's ears and caress it to sleep, he'd be well within his rights. Lord knows I've done those exact things to stranger things than a Transformer toy.

    By the way, he asked if anybody had done it, not if he SHOULD do it, or even what anybody thought he should do. Even so, I didn't have a problem with you chiming in, but my point to him, not to you, was that he should do what makes him happy with his own toy and not let somebody talk him out of it. That was why I quoted you, but I can see how that could be perceived as being directed at you.
     
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    I feel you man. I just had come off someone blurting out to me randomly that I must obviously have no life because I had 15+ hours to pre-order a product that was in stock for that long. Sorry if I got a little defensive there.
     
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  10. KingKannon03

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    Fair enough. I didn't go with the gray because, I would prefer for it be charcoal , if I had a choice. Considering that I'm considering getting it commissioned for customization, it made sense not to go with the more expensive one. Even if I don't go that route, I would be happy with a purple chest.
     
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    My grey Grenadier just arrived from Bombusbee :O

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    Got my purple Bombshell today, and... Well, it's a strange time to get it, considering FT have jumped the shark of being complete bastards, rendering the whole experience bittersweet at best. Still, it's a lovely figure, and looks wonderful in bot mode, but Badcube wins in insect mode. Which is what I was after anyway, so win/win I guess.
     
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    Should be getting my Gray tomorrow.
     
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    I'm such a latecomer to Fans Toys. My first was a Phoenix reissue (still at the original price at that time), and then I got in ground floor on Stunticons thanks to a friend of mine who got Roadking and the in-hand experience sold me. So far just been sticking with those. Oh and squeaked in a Sovereign before that broke the $200 barrier.

    That said, the price increases are atrocious. I'm trying to be very selective. But I got a little sucked in on the hype with these reissues. I scooped up what looked like the last Grenadier (purple chest) from baba's webstore last week, when it was listed at $149.99. I had some coupons so it came to about $137.50 shipped. That's... not a bad deal right? I'm seeing it now at places for $170? The heck?

    Anyway, hope these are worth it. What was the original price, like $80?
     
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    Just received my Grey copy. QC31 delivered again. I'll have to say though that the mold is showing its age. At the same time, it's unclear to me why this guy can have double jointed elbows when newer molds can't.
     
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    :(  in what ways? Sculpting? Articulation? Hardware?