FansToys release schedule (past/present)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ROXXOR, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    sigh missed them again. Stupid job....
     
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  2. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes FansToys-Only Collector

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    Thanks.

    Not sure if this was pointed at me, but I don’t hate or blame anyone, as always I am trying to check some info and facts and understanding things, inclusing speculating ob some info that is not available to the public. I know that business is business (in particularly because I work as a business consultant :p ).
     
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  3. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher When yer featherin' it, brother TFW2005 Supporter

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    No, not at all! :)  Cheers
     
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    Dpuff My turkey tastes better than yours

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    I think they are just doing it to make this guy go INSANE
     
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  5. Christiano

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    Because they know that saying that the costs of production with a sustained partner always go up. The point is that if they were actually just raising prices to cover any potential losses, they'd find new bidders, employees, TPPs, contractors, etc.

    "We're raising the price of our next line by $50 anyhow; so, we can stick with provider X's materials/personnel for now without too much of a hit."

    ^^ That's it, man. Do increased costs sometimes go to cover 'better' materials or increased wages? Sure. But absent those minuscule factors, the prices still increase. That's the point. Takara and FansToys are doing what every company on the planet does, even when that company cuts its overhead expenses.

    If it were truly just market flexibility, the MSRP for these figures would significantly drop once the costs of overhead went down... And lolz to that ever happening.
     
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  6. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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  7. UselessSoup2

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    200 dollary doos a piece when the original pages show them for under 100?!?
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    Not according to 1984. Just buy. Don't think.

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    What fresh hell?!? He was $89+/- like two days ago for the original listing not this release.
     
  10. TransformerFanatic

    TransformerFanatic When a spark goes online, there is great joy...

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    So are Hasbro lying about all of those costs accelerating in Q1 2021? They didn't say that they went up a sustained amount - they said that costs accelerated in those domains through Q1 2021.

    Materials, shipping, and manufacturing costs have increased substantially across the industry. Not from one provider. Are Hasbro and Fanstoys both refusing to find new providers? Why? What benefit does that offer?

    Got any proof of that? As far as I can tell, labor costs in China increase about 15% year over year - that would make the cost of labor almost 2x as much for a re-issue.

    Also - are you sure that raw resin prices and shipping haven't increased substantially?

    Shipping prices are about twice what they were in 2016.

    I can't find much info for resin prices, but plastic resin is made with crude oil too, so I can only imagine that prices have increased a similar amount.

    Container shipping rates to remain high throughout 2021, Unctad says

    Suez bypass: Good luck finding an air cargo alternative - FreightWaves

    That's a hypothetical for a market that doesn't currently exist and therefore proves nothing. Crude prices are still high. Shipping prices are high. Factory time costs more than it used to. Prices may drop when the market changes... who is to say?
     
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    what site is that?
     
  12. UselessSoup2

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    CP doesn't offer them separate only in 3 pack...
     
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    Hm, questioning someone's integrity here ......
     
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    Dude, I'm not trying to be a dick, but you're trotting out a corporate report for what - shareholders?... consumers? - and calling that proof while acting like the past 15 years of price-hikes only exist inside of the last 12 months of Covid-19. You're playing with half the deck and pretending to be able to call the draw from the half that isn't there... If one cost goes up, another usually goes down or companies find another provider to under-bid, just like all of those production facilities which moved from China to Vietnam a few years ago.

    Or you're right and Hasbro and FansToys are the first two companies in the history of the planet who care deeply about only increasing prices so as to cover temporary cost increases out of some hilarious loyalty to their customers.

    When the prices of these figures significantly drops as their overhead does, I'll concede the point.
     
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    I think those are the old listings? But I do know those bars look really familiar.
     
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    The Chosen Prime.
     
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    Don't think this is accurate either, ........ Screen Shot 2021-04-29 at 9.31.27 AM.png
     
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    Speaking of Toy Dojo...anyone know what's up with them? Or Agabyss? No pre-orders yet?
     
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    From the Wayback Machine from 2016:

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