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Fanstoys FT-17 Hoodlum (Masterpiece Hot Rod)

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

  1. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Not just the US. Europe gets a portion of the first stock too. Tfs-Express and Kapow are regularly the first stores to get stuff.
     
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  2. ChromeMagnus

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    FT stopped sending out early copies for reviews over a year ago or so. I believe that started with their Seaspray or Kup.
    The reviewers will can only get their hands on them when we can.
     
  3. angelic

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    More than a year, it's been ages.
     
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    I believe kapow have new pre orders for this guy.
     
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    Yes. I pre-ordered ages ago and am expecting the invoice for the rest, yay!
     
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    Whelp, I gave in and preordered. I was trying to hold out for an eBay flash sale, but I caved :( 

    Hope this guy ends up being worth the wait!!!
     
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    I think it wasnt long after Sovereign, so I'd guess about 2 years.
     
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    I have to say. Man good on FT, here we are maybe a week out from a release and not one leak of the final product or even box art.
     
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    I wasn't going to get this, or wanted it. But the more pics I see are going to make me PO this.
     
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    Same happened with Quietus I believe. Fanstoys have a well drilled work force :) 
     
  11. mags2424

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    I have been stalking TCPs Facebook waiting for that initial product shot and in stock/processing orders post.
     
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  12. ChromeMagnus

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    I think it started with Spindrift.
     
  13. rubadubspawn

    rubadubspawn Rubadubspawn deals @ rubadubspawn1@gmail.com

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    Um.. No.

    I can't say they do the same thing every time but most definitely first run/first batch does NOT always get sent to USA.

    Regardless ... I'm looking forward to this fig. For $80 shipped I don't mind waiting.
     
  14. mags2424

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    This has been my most look forwarded figure since it’s cg image in 2015. I don’t know what I am going to do after I get him. Change is hard. I guess hope for a FT Rodimus or TT Rodimus 2.0 which I think is right around the corner.
     
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    where did you find it at that price?
     
  16. ChromeMagnus

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    With their last couple of releases, FT has shipped their initial stock out to non-Chinese sellers and retailers first. Chinese sellers and retailers got theirs 2 weeks later. Apparently it is their current process. I've heard that this was wholly or in part due to some of the US shops complaining to FT about losing sales to lower priced Chinese sellers/retailers. Maybe it's true, maybe it isn't. It's just what I've heard.
    I don't expect the release process to be any different to for Hoodlum.
     
  17. Robogeek28

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  18. ChromeMagnus

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    That's currently the best price right now. It's even cheaper than Baba's price even with his $5 off $70 discount. The question is do I really want to wait a month for delivery once it is in stock like my last order (last month) from ShowZ?
    The only way to be this price is to get it from Baba during the next Ebay flash sale.
     
  19. ILoveLuci4

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    Alright. I gotta ask WTF is Baba's $5 offa $70 and where do I find the deets on how to use it?
     
  20. TigerBlade

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    Just looking back at the first page and this was unveiled before Stomp was released?

    Gotta be the longest we've had to wait for anything or very close to it.
     
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