Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ROXXOR, Dec 7, 2017.
Her tiny hands make the pommels look so big.
True, but that has little to do with what the title of this thread. And I see no issue with bringing it up; but clearly this thread and the title do not align. Which means the board likely isn't helpful for the people (unlike you and me) who aren't glued to this thread.
Agreed, that's the problem with old patrons. Anyway, a compromise would be something like "Fantoys discussion and release schedule".
But I think only @ROXXOR can change it if the agrees with keeping the discussion here, right?
Micheal Jackson said something similar
Fanstoys has a problem. The quickness that these preorders sell out is unsustainable. I saw BBTS put Tesla on preorder today.....another one I missed because apparently I don't have a bot scanning for preorders every second. I feel like I won't be able to get the last two aerialbots or the last stunticon because of this.
Man, this is disheartening.....
It would be great for TFSource, BBTS, and others to do the "we are going to drop at this hour on this day" announcement with one purchase per address/CC/Name. Probably every real fan's best chance of getting at least one figure.
They sell out within seconds. It's unreal. Does anyone know what is going on with this? Is fanstoys sending each of these sellers like 5 figures? I am sitting here with money to throw at this but these figures are obviously being scooped up by scalpers at an alarming degree.
... that's what she said.
I think both FT and retailers are at a conundrum.
FT can't seem to have enough output for the current fans. Retailers cannot give too much direction otherwise they would look biased. In practice, there's no real solution to this.
Wait till MakeToys drops all three coneheads next Monday.
No, they are sending more than 5 figures, but not enough to cover the current fanbase that multiplied after the beginning of the pandemic. If a part of that fanbase is as invested as me or several people here, there will never be a balance in which international POs keep open for days unless FT greatly increase their output and give the fans more products.
I myself don't think that scalpers are really the cause of this (although certainly they don't help). Also, some people speculates that FT is restricting the output, but my feeling is that this is not true (but I may be wrong).
Curiously, there's still a lot of POs in Taobao for Tesla 2.0.
Fanstoys should arrange a crowdfunding system for each pre-order/release. That should solve the problem, at least a little bit.
Not sure where you are, but Hunger Games usually start end of day Fridays. So make sure to check in every Friday afternoon say 3 pm PST time, and you should be good.
It will be a big laugh next Monday, when they drop those. I am expecting only two of those to get dropped at some point. -> Dirge is already released. 2 to go.
I have a hypothesis, unsubstantiated, but it makes sense to me. As we've seen admission on this board of many people buying more than they need, I'm sure a lot of this happens beyond the walls of this forum so it comes down to scalpers after they saw the prices and the run on fans toys during the pandemic. However, the last releases Jetfire and Cyclonus for example can still be purchased at reputable Chinese sites for close to if not the asking price. The same with the bugs which go in and out of stock. The pandemic caused a fans toys bubble where releases like Astrotrain were snatched up and flipped for huge mark ups. Where as Galvatron's reissue looked to be going that way, but he can be purchased close to release price(if you look). I think the bubble didn't burst, but it's deflating. Seeing the bugs show up on a few sites at normal price is a clue to that after the feeding frenzy that was the initial pre-order window.
Also, one thing contributing to the slow leak out of the bubble is fans toys increase in price across the board. They were undervalued and realized that once they saw the after market prices, so they upped the price so they could get in on that sweet money. Doing this also is helping drive away the scalpers, when the bill comes due to pay for these pre-orders. Someone who say ordered Galvatron for $270 from a site sees him selling on the same site for that price or maybe a little more, there's no(or very little money to be made) money to be made so they back out of their pre-order. There was a point where you could get a FT bot and flip it for 20-30% more than you just paid for it, however on more of the recent releases it's more like 5-10%(at best). So I think the bubble is on it's way out, the scalpers just don't realizes it. It's like the speculators who got in late on the gamestop craze and bought at $300 a share, cause "it can only go up!"
Just my 2 cents.
Still hoping we actually get Apache soon. Anyone got word on that?
Confirmed for July (at least in China, but it will probably be elsewhere also, because now the last bug is being shipped there).
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