FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

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

  1. VulpineX

    VulpineX Well-Known Member

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    The only place in the UK doing preorders was charging £230 plus P&P. I'm quite happy to have got the last one from Bababobo for just under £230 including postage.

    Thanks for your replies.
     
  2. junkbot

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    Yea, I think I got caught up in the hype. So since I have 3 right now, for sure I will sell one sometime soon and then debate on whether or not to keep one for backup.
     
  3. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    I bought mine from TFS-Express (UK site) on pre order. £175
     
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  4. VulpineX

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    Is that the buying direct from China option? How much was the P&P?
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    No, the uk site. Regular p&p, although I shipped with a load of stuff. Still only £6.50 across about 9 items!
     
  6. VulpineX

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    The Omegalock price is £229.99. They haven't increased the price on any other sold out figure, I don't know why they would for Thomas.

    I only ever remember seeing £229.99, so good for you getting a lower price.
     
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    There is a guy called Daniel Yuen who just got a bunch of Thomas that he is selling.

    Funny how these are supposed to be sold out yet it keeps popping up everywhere with the obvious huge mark up. Ive noticed Daniel seems to be the go to person that is able to get rare items for people all the time which makes me wonder if there is actually a shortage or not on FT stuff.

    FT will either make lots of money if people keep buying it otherwise it would be too much and price people out of it which would hurt FT.

    Does seem the hype with Thomas has declined and not selling out as fast at the current prices.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Yeah, PO-only that. Once in stock, the price goes up slightly. I think the remaining ones were additionally sourced ones (i.e. they paid more for them so have to charge more).

    Omegalock is now the PO source as if January, TFS-Express is only listing new PO on the Chinese site. Just fyi.
     
  9. King Nergil

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    Yes. It's good to see that people have come to their senses. That one guy who's been trying to sell the figure for $650 on Ebay always makes me shake my head. $350+ offerings do not sell anymore. Even at $300 people hesitate.

    I'm 100% sure there will be a reissue. Maybe even with small improvements. Next year or the year after. Then I'll get him for $250 - and all those scalpers can f^?# off.
     
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  10. Shanxs

    Shanxs Open your eyes. Can't you see?

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    There are no shorteages.
    Only peoples like him pre order a lot so there is no more stock.
    And then sell them at higher price. But still under the marked up prices to keep you happy.
    I bet these guys buys at least 10 pieces or maybe even 20+ pieces at pre order.
     
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  11. VulpineX

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    Good to know, ta.
     
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    Selling mine if anyone is interested..

    $325 shipped never been transformed.

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    Here is proof that those famous brown boxes are definitely Thomas's
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    I would say that this is proof that those brown cardboard boxes are brown cardboard boxes.

    Although to be fair, I don't read Chinese; maybe the writing on the tape and the box says "Hey yo, got some unlicensed third party Astrotrains in here! Get your FansToys Thomases!"
     
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    is sure of Thomas FT-44 FansToys
    They sent it to me personally along with other fanstoys
    is the box of that famous video released some time ago
     
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    No reissue yet?
     
  17. TypTap

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    no reissues now, maybe 2 - 3 years
    it is full of FT Thomas around...


     
  18. divinecomedy

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    Actually if the Chinese writing means anything, it's that we might see Thomas with a different color.

    The first sentence says: normal version. The second sentence says: different color version.
     
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