FansToys release schedule (past/present)

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

  1. Little Dutch

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    I used to be in toys wholesale buying back in the 90's and early 2000's. I visited factories and spoke to many toy brands. Obviously I don't know how Fanstoys does things, but if the law of averages applies, they can't be too far off from a normal type of production and release schedule.
     
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    I agree it's all speculation.
     
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    I’ve been seeing stories about power shortages in China, about factory workers having to work in the dark or by candlelight to conserve the power for the machines. Wondering if this is affecting our hobby.
     
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    It's normal for XTB and TT workers to work like this.
     
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    I would imagine that's why Acoustic Wave didn't make his September ship date, and maybe why a good chunk of my Marvel Legends and Classified preorders are getting pushed back from their original anticipated dates. Maybe shipping/logistics plays into it as well, but regardless of the reasons, I'm bracing for delays on pretty much all my POs of toys made in China.
     
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    It is said that one of these companies had material shortages as well as a fridge full of cheese they needed to get rid of before it molded. Compromises were made
     
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    Well QC is easier to approve in the dark!
     
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    Hopefully Dead end in 2022 and complete Menasor.
     
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    after you pay another 300 for the frame...
     
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    luckily for me union went on strike earlier this week so I can't buy anything even if I wanted to, lol!
     
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    Still don’t understand why some people don’t get that.
     
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    I don't get it either, it's as if they are a convinced a factory can only produce one specific thing at a time AND NO MORE.
     
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    i think its all those santas little workshop cartoons many of us watched as kids ... solo assembly line is the rule
     
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    Well I can imagine fanstoys renting the use of a factory or part of a factory for a specific time frame and in that time frame only manufacturing one product. My comment is more to the point of people thinking fanstoys can only design one figure at a time in a CAD software, but what do I know. I’m just another ignorant boob on a forum with an opinion
     
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    That's definitely part of it, yes, but my line of thinking more the production of parts for several figures at the same time.
     
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    because many people have never worked in an assembly environment and have no idea how fluid of an operation the process is. not trying to knock anyone and I don't mean it as such, it's just a product of modern times, just like most people have no idea how a farm operates.
     
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    I worked at Toyota and in that factory 2 types of suv and a minivan were assembled start to finish in 2 separate production lines. Also worked at Pittsburgh glass where the majority of windshields and side and back glass for cars are made and they ran several models per shift on different days. Not sure about the size of the factories in China but it's definitely possible to run several figures in the same factory at the same I'm sure
     
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