FansToys FT-30A-E Ethereaon (Masterpiece Superion/Aerialbots)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. CowboyFromHell

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    full set, including taxes, is nearly $2035 CAD. Glad I have the already released bots but going forward, I'll be out at these prices.
     
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    I’m feeling a bit relieved I have all three already. The bigger bonus is I’ve only paid for iceman, Maverick and goose were an in-law birthday present when they released. The hefty tag for the remaining two is a bit more easily digestible. I do feel the price hike is a bit much being nearly double what the original releases cost. I’m hoping the two remaining figures come before the reissues because we have been patiently waiting for an unreasonably long time to complete this set.
     
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    I missed out on several FT Stunticons and all of the FT Aerialbots when they were last issued a few years ago. Mostly due to a lack in belief that my economic situation would remain in the positive... and also because at the time, there were reasonable, more affordable options.

    So yesterday, when I saw that all five were now available, I went right to "Add to Stack" mode.
    I preordered Maverick and as I was about to preorder the others, I started doing the math.

    $250 Maverick
    $220 Goose
    $220 Iceman
    $220 Viper
    $400 Jester (perhaps because the price is a joke?)

    And then, while number-crunching... I thought about the additional totals for adding three Stunticon figures (that I don't currently have) because goddammit I'd have to have FansToys Bookends... right?!

    So it's looking like I need to become very comfortable with FOMO, and accept these two as my Superion and Menasor...

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    As the song goes, "If you can't be with the one you love.. love the one you're with."

    I was very happy with Zeta’s Superion at the time, but these days, I'd love a more cartoon-accurate entity, with limb-bots selling for about $100-$150 each and the torso with combining/partsforming accessories selling for about $300.00... but it would seem that with those type of prices, I'm probably living in the past.

    On the flipside, if I preorder them all now, I have a year to come up with the $1300-$1400 for the complete set, plus the approximate $900 for the remaining Stunticons that I need to build another Menasor.

    And that means I basically need to put any other figure or money-siphoning interest out of my mind for the next year or so.

    Or...

    At Temple Hospital they used to pay well to be a medical guinea pig! My friend got a free physical, free inoculations, and a couple grand (early 2K money) to have his pinky toe chopped off and reattached!! I wonder if they still have that program?
     
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    This thing will cost more than my first three cars COMBINED!
     
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    They might pay extra if you let them keep the pinkie! Who needs it anyway! But yeah, the price is a lot more dramatic coming at it all at once versus already having most of them.
     
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    But i bet you couldnt combine those three cars into one badass robot
     
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    DAMN! What kind of late tax did you pay?
     
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    Well he could if he bought enough IMG_3487.jpeg
     
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    Ahh, Stephen Stills. Great song.

    Yeah FT's price increase for the Aerialbots limbs is pretty outlandish. Tough pill to swallow for anyone getting into it just now. I would say that with Zeta Superion you at least have one heck of a stable accurate combiner. The bot modes may not be FT but with that price differential it will be more than worth it.
     
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    Hmmmm....risk losing a pinky toe or pass on some badass TFs? Screw the pinky!! You still have 4 left!! LOFL!!:rolleyes: :D :ev: :thumb :lolol 
     
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    Did anyone have an answer for this?
     
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    And here's the catch! $1400 for Superion and yet we have no proof he will pose without falling. These are heavy figures and this is FT first combiner. I am sure they will do a good job. But the risk is high.
     
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    Adding my :2c:  here, but for me I went thru a tug of war with FT Aerialbots and Stunticons. Basically I sold them off and rebought them 3x back and forth. This time, it's permanent keeper.
    To justify the cost of 2 Aerialbots and 1 Stunticon with the combiner parts, I'll be parting ways with my DX9 Menasor and Zeta Superion. Need to add the difference top of it to cover the cost sadly enough o_O o_O :rolleyes: :rolleyes: 
     
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    Yes he does whether it's a deposit or the full monty. If you read his terms on preordering, it does state you can cancel a preorder. I like Terry's policy because he refunds your account versus giving you points. So perhaps email him for further clarification.

    Pre-Order policy
     
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    And honestly, they're still excellent choices for both of those characters.
     
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    Not trying to be that guy but what the heck were you driving?
     
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    So on impulse I placed an order for a second set of the ones that have been released from Terrystfs, but that is probably overkill. I mean, yea I would have one set for combiner mode and one for the bot/alt mode, but I have been down that road before. I have some bots to sell to justify the cost, but I think I will be mindful of my spending (that's a bitch as a collector) and keep it tame. I have a bad habit of impulse buying and regretting it later. Anyone else, thinking of a second set or are you more than happy with just one?
     
  19. DrCalligari

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    Well, it's a '49, '50, '51, '52, '53, '54, '55, '56
    '57, '58' 59' automobile
    It's a '60, '61, '62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '67
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    Only if you don’t consider birthing hips badass.

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