FansToys FT-16 Sovereign (Masterpiece Galvatron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by icemanff23, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. freneticvirus

    freneticvirus Well-Known Member

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    Must admit, I held back briefly on seeing the price before deciding that I'd only end up paying more for a second-hand one in the longer term anyway. Still begrudge it though...
     
  2. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    On order.

    Welcome to UK pricing and 20% import tax. We always get skinned.
     
  3. Goodriddance

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    It was $149.99US so cheaper than US retailers... After shipping it ended up costing nearly $70 in local currency less than it would have through TFSource
     
  4. pezley

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    Nop, mine was £115 new from tfs express for the first release
     
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    Thinking back to 91 when the comic ended here in the UK and no-on was interested in Transformers anymore, its amazing to see TFS sell out a figure in 2 minutes like this. Don't get me wrong, they marketed it superbly with their Facebook posts, but its still incredible to see having been there when no one cared anymore.
     
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  6. Mentasm

    Mentasm I check in, but I don't check out.

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    The original release wasn't (think I paid around £115), but the reissue was around £150. Just the way it is in the UK. You can pretty much convert dollars to pounds... I guessed FT-16M would be £160 based on recent price increases across the board, so it wasn't a shock to me.

    Anyway, it sold out in less than two minutes but I managed to grab one.
     
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  7. MajinSin

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    Yeah, I thought so. I git mine from tfs, first release too and didnt think it was that much.

    Ah well. If what you want is non-negotiable then the price you pay is irrelevant.
     
  8. Bijorn

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    Mine costs $149.99 + $45 shipping. The shipping is what kills me!?
     
  9. Goodriddance

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    I hear ya. Mine was $55!
     
  10. Mentasm

    Mentasm I check in, but I don't check out.

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    Indeed. Galvy is probably my favourite character thanks to Marvel and I really liked the FT-29T repaint, so this will compliment it. The original FT-16 was also my first 3P figure, back when I only had around half a dozen in total...
     
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  11. Bijorn

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    Anyone know if Toy Dojo will have pre-orders for him too?
     
  12. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator! TFW2005 Supporter

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    ToyDojo already sold-out their pre-orders.
     
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  13. BerserkPanda

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    Has anyone else had their TFS order cancelled?!
     
  14. Turnman

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    Buying in US stores outside the US is always more expensive.

    With shipping to Europe it's still 206$ for something shipped straight from China...
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    And the base cost of the figure is still higher than a normal reissue:
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    So I still say this is priced like a limited edition.
     
  15. angelic

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    Mine got processed then cancelled, fucking fucks sake.
     
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  16. Goodriddance

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    Gutted. I'm waiting for that email now...
     
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    I've had all the cancelled emails and now a new one saying Order Confirmation ... #amateurs
     
  18. angelic

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    Ive had my refund, furious isnt the word.
     
  19. Chris Parvin

    Chris Parvin Loved Armada as a kid, Love G1 as an adult!

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    That really sucks. Would be interesting to know how many they were allocated. And how many they oversold...
     
  21. BerserkPanda

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    Refund in too. I've got several hundred paid to these guys in deposits for upcoming products... Way to lose a customer
     
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