FansToys FT-22 Koot (Masterpiece Kup)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by o1dpain1ess, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Teletran-1

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    I’d just keep an eye out, it’s popped back at BBTS a couple times when people drop preorders and I bet you can find it in the next couple weeks as people cancel (it seems to be coming a month early). ShowZ had it yesterday.
     
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  3. Shanxs

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    Showz had 3 koot for 160 usd a piece.
    And mid day, it was all sold out.
     
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    Old Koot is proud

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    Wow, I'm super glad I caught this when it hit Chosen Prime. I didn't expect it to be sold out so fast everywhere.
     
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    Shanxs Open your eyes. Can't you see?

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    Went up at showz today again for 190usd.
    1 hour later, all sold out again. Lol
     
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    Chris C137 Costs less than an empty Fanstoys box.

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    Is it me or is the rate of price inflation getting even higher than usual? A couple of weeks ago preorders for Koot were around £100, now it's in stock it's £150. I'd expect that price increase for a reissue after a year maybe. Not after a couple of weeks and for the same run of the figure. But hey, Fanstoys n all.
     
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    Other 3rd parties seem to be slowing to a crawl or dropping out of the G1 MP game altogether...even Takara is barely releasing G1 MPs anymore (the only one we're even getting from them this year is that godawful Arcee, which has driven many people toward 3rd party options)...while Fanstoys has upped the ante in terms of the quality and faithfulness of its sculpts lately. In other words, demand is only ever going to go up from here on out, so things are just going to keep getting worse unless Fanstoys is able to increase supply.
     
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    It could be they are getting it from a different supplier and need to eat shipping cost which is then passed into the price.

    FT is the only company actually producing a steady stream of G1 figures.

    MMC would rather release repaint after repaint of Azalea

    Maketoys went AWOL and just finally came out of hiding with a Downbeat reissue instead of their Seekers (IMO would like printing money for them)

    XTB just likes to keep teasing their Kup and Springer and is development hell it seems

    We had 2 strong new entries with Magic Square and TE with their Primes. TE doesnt really know what they want to do and release a Movie Bee and maybe a G1 Mirage in a year or so. Where Magic Square is just happy doing legends stuff.
     
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    Your first part is right, Showz said they only got like 3 figures from FT, the rest they have to buy from smaller sellers, so they have to mark them up.

    You should follow XTB on facebook, they are releasing photos of Kup and their trailer for gravestone this month, and Springer next. Their new PR guy is really on it with replies and keeping people in the loop

    TE looks like they sold out after prime, and now they are part of BMB, or at least their movie bee is.
     
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    It's a very virtuous cycle.

    People are using their winnings at the stock market to buy all sorts of products.
     
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    Well, if one is in the continental U.S., patient, and interested, I have one that's in Like-New condition, complete, etc. that I could part with.
     
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    I will never understand the love for this thing. It is IMO the worst FT release right next to their Arcee.

    Is it because this is the best version of Kup on the market? At least based in looks? The transformation is shit X1000. Don't even bother levels of shitiness. Where the insignia goes is CUT IN HALF, making it look weird as hell. I mean, this is average at best (when comparing it to the other available options, that is).

    Is it worth this much $$$ and stress? Is Kup really that popular? FT's version is a literal shitpiece, so I guess it's got that going for it.
     
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    Well done, that was a constructive and insightful post that's contributed in a truly meaningful way to this thread.
     
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    It's because it's the only version of Kup on the market: -

    I'm sure when Locke comes out people will then decide whether to 'upgrade' (if it turns out to be the case) or not.

    I have him to get one step closer to completing my Movie cast like alot I suppose, and knowing how FT bots sell on the second hand market, it seems it's an ok investment if I choose the XTB route.

    I'm guessing you've had him in hand (and assuming you've sold him swiftly after by your reaction?) The completionist within me won't let me do that (like you mention) until I can physically replace him first.

    Saying that, I don't actually think he's that bad as a statue of Kup which alot of my MP's stay as now.
     
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    I can't speak for others, but I like Koot a lot. There is one step in the transformation that is troublesome, but nothing of any real difficultly.
     
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    Now there's more of you getting Koot it's an ideal time to grab a new accessory for him

    Resin printed so much higher quality finish than FDM. fits perfectly in Koot or Hoodlums hands.

    Transformers Masterpiece Sharkticon tail - Fanstoys Koot accessory | eBay

    Where's that screenshot from ? Looks useful
     

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    How soon will you add this to your store on the USA Ebay site like you did with Hoodlum's shoulder accessory)?? Your USA Ebay store is currently empty.
     
  20. SuperGiantThing

    SuperGiantThing Artist When I Feel Like It TFW2005 Supporter

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    I pre-ordered at A3AU to see how it looks next to my wrecker stuff (MMC Spartan, mech ideas gauntlet, FP assaulter)
    It's probably gonna look booty due to scale.

    I'll most likely sell him if the scale is way off.
     
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