FansToys FT-14 Forager (MP Kickback)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes FansToys-Only Collector

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    I am talking about Chinese retailers thst sell to the Chinese market (in Taaobao). They receive products in different days than other international sellers. There’s some sellers in China, for exemple, Showz and Bombusbee, are treated like International sellers.

    For example, all the stores that I know in Taobao begun to receive their FT-14 only this weekend.

    International sellers received them one week before.
     
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  2. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    One of my copies was shipped 2 weeks ago... from a TB seller.
     
  3. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes FansToys-Only Collector

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    Great!
     
  4. Db1640

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    Hi. Does anyone know of a site that still has Forager available? I was recently able to get both Grenadier and Mercenary from ShowZ. I’ve already received them in fact. I’ve yet to see Forager pop up on ShowZ though. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes FansToys-Only Collector

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    Fans Toys FT-14 Forager. Available Now!
     
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  6. PowderedToastMansButtocks

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    FansToys FT-14 Forager Kickback
     
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  7. Chirulazo

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    TCP sent the invoice for forager today
     
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  9. Db1640

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    Thanks for the info Marcelo. I've been holding off buying him because I was hesitant to pay that much shipping. Just checked ShowZ a few minutes ago and he is there now, so I grabbed him.

    He's on ShowZ now. Go get him!
     
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  11. Goodriddance

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    Mine arrived today... Regarding the problematic Wing clip, anyone know if the original instructions had this? I never owned the first release ones

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  12. Wheeljoker

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    I don't recall if it was in the instructions or on a separate insert in the original but it was one or the other so it was noted with the original release.
     
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  13. Goodriddance

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    Ah cool. Cheers for the heads up!
     
  14. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    FT bothered to make a mold change for Grenadier, like literally no one asked for that I think, and yet they didn't do any change for this guy.
     
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  15. GX9901DoubleX

    GX9901DoubleX Just a passing through rider...

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    I just saw the notice in this thread that Forager is available at ShowZ. Kind of surprised it wasn’t sold out yet and ordered with a quickness. I had been checking ShowZ fairly regularly over the past month for it, but had kind of given up in the last week or so. Of course that’s when it pops up.

    I hope Fans Toys rot in hell for all this limited availability BS, but I’ve tried to get this figure since getting the other two FT bugs maybe a year after their release, enduring one eBay scam in the process, so I kind of had to get it. Especially since I saw a used one locally selling for $450 earlier this year. This is both cool and sucks at the same time.
     
  16. Goodriddance

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    Was it originally pinned? Just looking at it I'm guessing it was cos it looks like around the pin would be the weak spot. From what I can see they'd have to make the wings metal to fix it or not have the hinge bit chromed, the clips do move pretty easily from the quick mess around I've had with it but it still looks a bit fragile there
     
  17. Ratchet2007

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    Any UK'ers received theirs from Bombusbee yet? Shipping seems to be a little slower on this one.
     
  18. stevetdda01

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    Nothing here yet. Mine has taken 2 or 3 days longer than the other 2 so far. All I can tell you is that it HAS left China.

    Update: My tracking now says that it’s arrived in the country and the Royal Mail link says that they will deliver on Monday.
     
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  19. pezley

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    Was on a separate insert.. so looks like they havent fixed anything
     
  20. Wheeljoker

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    That was kinda what I remembered, it's been a while since I sold my v1. Weird that they chose to do a tooling change on Grenadier but not on Forager.