FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by eVac Z, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. octobotimus

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    Which to me is a bit odd given the QC issues I've seen popping up on them, but that's what brand name gets you I guess.
     
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  2. Chrackalakis

    Chrackalakis Astrotrain Engineer

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    Every brand has/had QC issues, just depends on which you want to buy Takara, XTB, FT etc...
     
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    I am sure there will be an opportunity to purchase this after release. Even if there is no stock after pre-order are filled, they will do a second run at some point
     
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    I suppose, I just remember seeing less. Far Better than Takara atm, but still, odd seeing it popping up.
     
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    Still 5 months out and all the pre-order sold out everywhere. I wonder if this is the most anticipated figure of the year or some serious triple dipping or units low on purpose? Who knows.
     
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    He and Blitzwing are the most wanted tripplechangers.
    Astrotrain has more screentime since he's their main transport guy.
    Also has 2 eps where he was very important: Blaster blues and god gambit.
     
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    Showz and eyou still have preorders
     
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    Well some of this might be due to the whole pandemic thing. It was Sheridan that convinced me to put a preorder in, since I was vaguely interested in the figure but wanted to see reviews. However, when I looked he was sold out everywhere.

    But as I mentioned Agaybss still has open preorders if you’re still looking.

    Agabyss > 3rd Party > [Pre-Order] Fans Toys FT-44 Thomas

    I’m sure Sheridan & Thomas will get another run, just with the current state of things we can’t be sure when that will be.

    ShowZ must have added a few preorders, because it was sold out last time I checked.
     
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    I would say that there’s the FOMO factor. It can be hard to get FT stuff later because demand is high but also because demand is high people are buying multiple figures, perhaps to sell later to make a profit to fund more purchases? Some people buy multiples to have the different modes etc as well so you have to factor that.

    I guess it’s seen as low risk purchases because you should be able to get your money back if you want to sell the figure later...
     
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    Apologies if this has been touched on elsewhere in this thread, but has anyone placed a preorder on this mumma via one of the shrinking number of Chinese eBay sellers, ie Baba or that other one I’m hearing positive things about ( One Day Bid?)?

    have used Baba a number of times before, always been very happy, but a preorder on eBay? Seems contrary to advice on here, unless I’m mistaken
     
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    Really hoping this guy isn’t going to be plagued with issues like Sheridan.
     
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    you can just preorder through Baba’s store instead of eBay
    Pre-order Transformers FansToys FT44 FT-44 Thomas G1 Astrotrain Action figure Toy
     
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    Yeah, I really don’t get why there’s price differences, but I wouldn’t want to order on eBay cause in 6 months the listing’ll be gone. At least on the site there’s a record of the purchase.
     
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    Yes that’s true I guess, again had forgotten about the perils of eBay preorders (almost got burnt a year or two back with a MOTUC figure)...

    again I’m sure this has been discussed ad infinitum on this here thread, but what’s the ETA on this fella (taking into account: Fanstoys; global epidemic; etc)? I read October at last count
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    October is still the expected release right now. Things change, obviously, but FT seems to be at almost full output by the sound of things.
     
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    Thanks

    PS I stand corrected about the Baba site prices, an unadvertised ‘discount’ is applied at checkout, making their prices about £2 cheaper than via eBay...

    Does anyone have experience of PayPal ‘pay after delivery’? I used it recently to buy a few recent Black Series figs, assuming it was literally as the name suggested, but it seems it’s more a 14- day loan from PayPal, ie one that wouldn’t cover a normal pre-order period. Any ideas anyone?
     
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    I doubt it’s the most anticipated. It probably is in the FT bubble, but there certainly are other figures that are probably more anticipated.
     
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    Used it loads. It's essentially a safety net. You undertake to pay, PayPal pay your seller so they send it, you don't actually part with any cash until 14 days after you receive the item (based on immediate dispatch and normal postage times). Not gonna be November when they take the funds unfortunately
     
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