FansToys release schedule (past/present)

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

  1. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Nonsensically Sensational! And Vice Versa!

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Posts:
    1,563
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +4,806
    You better jump in quick before they sky rocket!! HURRY UP!! QUICKLY!!

    C9105CE1-1302-4EC5-B318-92125E8ACE1E.jpeg

     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021
    • Like Like x 2
  2. 4249david

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

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2018
    Posts:
    6,019
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Location:
    Stalybridge, outside Manchester, UK
    Likes:
    +16,818
    Ebay:
    Possibly, but that's not a reissue by FT. It's a restock by BBTS. Big difference, and the post above mine specifically called it a reissue.

    If BBTS are calling things limited edition, and implying reissues that aren't, then that's poor form from one of the better retailers out there.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Little Dutch

    Little Dutch Official TFW2005 Masterpiece Weigher

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2021
    Posts:
    433
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Likes:
    +782
    Jesus Christ, those prices. Why would anyone ever buy anything from BBTS? I can find at least three reputable sources where both figures are MUCH cheaper, even with shipping costs to the U.S. factored in.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster Under Maintenance [-0%-]

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2020
    Posts:
    5,765
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +11,390
    A lot of these are just random bumped up restocks and not proper reissues. Which is why figures like Kup, Skyfire and Cyclonus are now $220, $350 and $320 rather than their original $160, $260 and $280, Warpath and Brawn though I believe are either the same or were just never marked as arrived in their system, i'm not certain.
     
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2021
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Quintessential Prime

    Quintessential Prime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2018
    Posts:
    798
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +1,838
    And people wonder why retailers get heat sometimes. They’ve probably been sat on them since the original PO waiting to add an extra % because they know they can.

    There’s nothing “Limited Edition” about it.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. siniquezu

    siniquezu Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2007
    Posts:
    1,285
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +110
    At least he doesn't have ROTF devy balls.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster Under Maintenance [-0%-]

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2020
    Posts:
    5,765
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Likes:
    +11,390
    Oh come on, the enemy scrotum was the best part!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2019
    Posts:
    2,198
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Likes:
    +4,165

    ... right after Chinese New Year.
     
  9. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2019
    Posts:
    2,198
    Trophy Points:
    242
    Likes:
    +4,165
    + they charge sale tax. No thanks.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Tazman66gt

    Tazman66gt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2018
    Posts:
    2,129
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +3,522
    well...it was the 80's after all...
     
    • Like Like x 3
  11. Roadbuster25

    Roadbuster25 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2007
    Posts:
    2,231
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +924
    Yeah. Sounds like something Swindle would do.

    Possible but not likely. Sitting on the stock costs money as it eats up space in the warehouse. The retailers might come out even as opposed to making a huge profit. And there is always the risk that the price people are willing to pay goes down. That makes selling the products even harder...
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Blair Bear Tokyo

    Blair Bear Tokyo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2017
    Posts:
    206
    Trophy Points:
    132
    Likes:
    +276
    The reason it doesn’t make sense to me; I just would find it odd that most of the N American retailers are doing the same unfortunate consumer practice. Like they all got together and decided to drive up the prices and have “limited stock”.

    Who knows? I do love a good conspiracy.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  13. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher When yer featherin' it, brother TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2015
    Posts:
    13,674
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Location:
    Falcon Carwarsh
    Likes:
    +18,600

    Not to defend fake scarcity, since if that actually is the case, that's bad, rather to explain a bit of what happens behind the curtain so-to-speak: The naming often comes directly from the pre-order solicitation. Retailers will often just copy/paste the name of the product from the solicitation email, as they have no idea whether the retailer or distributor calling it "Product Name Limited Edition" is literally true or marketing speak or incorrect, so they are going to list it word for word to stay consistent and if it turns out another edition comes later, theirs are labeled correctly.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  14. MonsterMash

    MonsterMash Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2019
    Posts:
    1,011
    Trophy Points:
    187
    Likes:
    +1,578
    Could just be BBTS saw what TFSource was doing and decided they wanted some extra cash.
     
  15. Criggity

    Criggity Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2020
    Posts:
    58
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Likes:
    +71
    Would you kindly share those sites? I'm having a time finding one
     
  16. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    27,149
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +22,105
    BBTS + TFSource = BBTFS.

    Next, they'll acquire TFS Express to become BBTFS Express. Expect to see things go downhill super fast.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  17. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2015
    Posts:
    33,750
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +24,445
    [​IMG]
    And in addition to lower price than BBTS, ShowZ offers free shipping and no sales tax.
    FansToys FT-31D Smokey Dragstrip Drag Strip Stunticons Menasor
     
    • Like Like x 4
  18. GeeWunder

    GeeWunder Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2015
    Posts:
    200
    Trophy Points:
    67
    Likes:
    +39
    Higher prices fine with me, separates the men from the boys. I'll happily pay an extra $50 or $100 for the convenience of an easy PO. Order it, done. Much better than dicking around with China sellers or endlessly spamming reload hoping one of the guys that PO'd 10 cancel one of em. What I really wish BBTS would do is take a freaking nonrefundable deposit. Make all the jerks who spam PO everything think twice.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  19. Little Dutch

    Little Dutch Official TFW2005 Masterpiece Weigher

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2021
    Posts:
    433
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Likes:
    +782
    Here and here and here.

    Always keep an eye on AliExpress as they sometimes have very good sales, Smokey was $115,- there a month ago.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Nonsensically Sensational! And Vice Versa!

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Posts:
    1,563
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +4,806
    The difference between men and boys is $50-$100? Health class got it way wrong.
     
    • Like Like x 7