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

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

?

Will Fans Toys Superion be stable?

  1. Yes

    82.6%
  2. No

    17.4%
  1. Thwipthwip

    Thwipthwip Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2022
    Posts:
    877
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Likes:
    +1,156
    You'll have another 4th party fix it in a day.
     
  2. DrCalligari

    DrCalligari Does it come in purple?

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Posts:
    5,941
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Likes:
    +14,989
    All of my responsibilities are very adequately met, thank you. It doesn't mean I want throw my money away either though. Like I said, the FT reputation has me currently comfortable picking these up immediately but that could definitely change if the combined mode isn't up to snuff.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  3. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Posts:
    29,229
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    Washington
    Likes:
    +91,788
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    That would both be hilarious and incredibly depressing for those that do buy it.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  4. DrCalligari

    DrCalligari Does it come in purple?

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Posts:
    5,941
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Likes:
    +14,989
    Ya know... that would be really shitty... and hilarious.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  5. Pinkmyfloyd

    Pinkmyfloyd Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2023
    Posts:
    530
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +935
    I would end up buying multiple duplicates just so I could have a good cry and roll around on the floor laughing so hard my back and stomach muscles ached…

    and possibly loose control of my bowels.
     
  6. Blue Prime

    Blue Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2023
    Posts:
    176
    Trophy Points:
    97
    Likes:
    +251
    I may be reaching but FT reminds me of Apple. They have an avid customer base, that will buy must of their products, a minority that dabbles in some specific products (like me) and then a good amount of people that don’t have the financial capacity to afford all of their products/the best products they have to offer.
    That was seen when Apple started to raise the price of the iPhone to reach 1k a couple years back. They did that because they knew people would complain but would keep buying it.
    FT knows that a good amount of people will complain, but will still buy the set. And even if some decide that it’s not worth and don’t buy it, the profit coming from people that are doubling or tripling on the set will offset that loss.

    the difference is that why Apple releases some “more affordable” products to get people into the brand, and have a very wicked price escalation system, FT is not leaving any options for the customer that really likes their product and would like to buy it, but it doesn’t have the financial means for it.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  7. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes FansToys Historian/Scholar

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2020
    Posts:
    3,548
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    Jundiaí, São Paulo, Brazil
    Likes:
    +11,329
    Some comments on this.

    FansToys release schedule (past/present)

    FansToys release schedule (past/present)
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Furb

    Furb Rotary & Engineering Specialist

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2021
    Posts:
    1,848
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +4,284
    Don't forget, the cost of the mold has been paid off already.

    People just got fucked because their designer left or whatever, that made the whole thing have a 3year gap in the schedule and prices of everything increased in the meanwhile.

    The people who bought the Stunticons, like me, were just lucky that there was only 1 release left instead of 2

    With what they're charging, I'm out
    After years of waiting i still don't have a clue if it can even stand.
    If it were on schedule, it would have been a 800-900dollar combiner.
    The delay doesn't suddenly make it a 1300 dollar combiner, its still a 8-900 dollar combiner from a design standpoint.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  9. werewolfspice

    werewolfspice Bat Chain Puller

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2020
    Posts:
    1,269
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,502
    Ebay:
    Just saw that TFSource changed the release dates for the last two to Dec 2023, from Sept 2024. No idea if that's across retailers or what but still, that's quite a jump. No idea if they'll hit that date or not but I do know that Fans Toys is putting out more figures than I can keep up with this year.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2011
    Posts:
    31,671
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +39,018
    Facebook:
    Nice fat cash injection to get around to Blitzwing!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Hoffman

    Hoffman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2014
    Posts:
    7,190
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +11,986
    Maybe all of the other companies that don't release much product are like that because they don't have cash flow.

    Maybe FT is the only company that maintains a healthy profit margin and allows them to continuously design and produce product. Maybe the added cost is to secure enough profit to keep a factory on their schedule.

    Or maybe they are just a 'premium' brand and they charge that much because they can. They would certainly not be unique in that respect.

    It's all maybes, as somebody else said none of us know the details of how they operate.

    Buy it or don't buy it. Hell, even voice your displeasure at the price. But going on about the reason why FT is doing it is kind of pointless.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  12. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Interim Head Warehouse Spelunker

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Posts:
    2,313
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +9,437
    I’m sorry but I have to disagree with you. Nothing shows these companies your resolve like bitchin’ and buyin’.
     
    • Like Like x 6
  13. Pinkmyfloyd

    Pinkmyfloyd Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2023
    Posts:
    530
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +935
    No need to apologize.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. Memph99Q4Ev

    Memph99Q4Ev Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2018
    Posts:
    1,199
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +2,471
    That is my number one concern with these being so late. Both "Menasor" and "Superion" were announced all the way back in 2018, the same year as Megatron and Shockwave. They might have been teased even before that. These combiners might be outdated before they even hit the ground.

    I'm all in now, though, at least with the Stunticons. Worst case is that I have a FansToys Menasor for sale. I won't bother with Superion until we actually have a Superion. I can always just get the Zeta version if they drop the ball like they did with Trailbreaker. By the time Outrider arrived, I was like "no thank you, the official is out now".
     
    • Like Like x 2
  15. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2002
    Posts:
    14,297
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    362
    Likes:
    +3,556
    I've kinda gotten used to my aerialbots being a three man band so maybe I'll keep em that way, at these prices xD
     
    • Like Like x 4
  16. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Posts:
    18,130
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Arizona
    Likes:
    +25,255
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2023
    • Like Like x 4
  17. DrCalligari

    DrCalligari Does it come in purple?

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2006
    Posts:
    5,941
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    337
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Likes:
    +14,989
    I'll give FT some credit, their customer service is better than Apple's.
     
    • Like Like x 7
  18. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2017
    Posts:
    29,229
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Location:
    Washington
    Likes:
    +91,788
    Ebay:
    Instagram:
    Starts charging $100 for replacement fingers.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2023
    • Like Like x 1
  19. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2016
    Posts:
    18,130
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Location:
    Arizona
    Likes:
    +25,255
    FT's Maverick is the better figure, Silver Arrow doesn't really have an alt-mode.
     
  20. Opticaloptics

    Opticaloptics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2017
    Posts:
    622
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +897
    Ebay:
    I think everyone unhappy with the price increase is in the "haven't had a raise to keep up with cost of living in 4 years" camp.

    Everything gets more expensive but us.
     
    • Like Like x 4