FansToys FT-51 Chomp (Masterpiece Skullcruncher)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Jhund, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Little Dutch

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    Though a more serious reply is that stores set the price. Fanstoys did not tell TFsource to sell him for $269.-, they made that choice on their own because they know it will sell. Odds are that in China, Skullcruncher will cost around $130.-.
     
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    It’s gonna have the headmaster gimmick right? And they haven’t shown that off yet?

    it’s possible there may be more to this figure than shown in the product images?

    It’s just so odd they chose THIS figure to help fund raise.

    I wonder if all these retailers are in a group chat together
     
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    After an intense round of brain storming, I’ve come to the conclusion (or maybe someone else has already) that FT is pricing Chomp as a release that includes 2 figures: Skullcruncher and Grax

    Headmaster = 2 figures = more expensive

    God I hope I’m wrong
     
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    I was joking, as I doubt that the production of Fortress Maximus actually depends on Skullcruncher sales. However, if they did need to raise a quick buck to fund production, I'd bet that's why they did all those reissues. Easy money really, they already got the molds and they can sell them for more than they were sold originally.

    But yeah, Skullcruncher has the headmaster gimmick.
     
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    But Weirdwolf and Mindwipe also had a headmaster and they were not nearly as expensive. Granted, Weirdwolf was released in 2015, but Mindwipe is still a very recent figure.
     
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    I'm interested to see what terrystfclub is going to charge.
     
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    So it’s settled. No one buy Chomp until it goes on clearance

    That’ll show those retailers.
     
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    Good thing we all got the memo, just look at all that Skullcruncher availability. :p 
     
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    This isn't entirely true. FansToys sets a different SRP for different markets, and the cost is also significantly more.
     
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    You’re right! BBTS and TFsource had him up for a good couple of days
     
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    820 Yuan/127 USD.
     
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    The mark up for FT went up after the whole Astrotrain debacle and possible the effects of the pandemic. I wonder how increase in min wage has affected the staffing for the estore. The Dream Star Superion was supposed to be $89 MSRP for Slingshot, but its selling for $150 stateside. Welcome to the post pandemic market.
     
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    Very tempting. But I’m sticking with my friend baba.
     
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    I hope FT does more headmasters and targetmasters.
     
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    International prices have always been higher. It was never going to be $89 from US stores.

    Even places like ShowZ have said it'll be over $100.
     
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    Yes, but $120 from ShowZ with free shipping is better than $150 with some shipping cost. But as a whole, prices have gone up.
     
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