G-Creation Movie Series - Project G (Movie Grimlock)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Mr.Deflok, Jun 25, 2017.

  1. Transmetal

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    I have zero issues with calling anything crap if I feel it's crap, whether it be 3rd party or Hastak but the SS grimlock is ok for what it is. The robot mode looks good and I'm shocked they were able to put that finish on and have it look good actually. I don't actually own this figure as of yet, I plan on picking it up. Originally I wanted him to be even bigger but after owning Haslab Unicorn, Legends Fort Max DX9 Omega Supreme and Titan Metroplex big figures aren't really that fun to mess with. The base guys are fun unless you are trying to enjoy them in robot mode, they just become cumbersome and a pain in the ass to pose. And that's coming from a guy that has pretty big hands compared to most people I believe.
     
  2. Optimus Prime The Best

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    Okay sure, but its true that hastak has the licensing advantages.I WISH that hastak would stop using peg on wheels for some of their figures.
     
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    Licensing advantage is meaningless when neither party actually pays for the license. Hasbro is allowed to use their own character likeness without charge, while G-Creation didn't exactly pay anything to use said likeness.

    Even access to the CAD files used for the original animation doesn't mean much these days. I've seen plenty of leaked renders of these characters using the original models from sources outside of either Hasbro or Paramount.
     
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    What on earth does that have to do with Grimlock?
     
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    Hmmm? What do you mean?
     
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  6. Optimus Prime The Best

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    like on their crosshairs tlk

    has some company picked up the crosshairs design?
     
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    This is not the place for it but if you google Toyworld or Alien Attack you might find something.
     
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  9. Shmoptimus Prime

    Shmoptimus Prime Za Warudo! TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's funny seeing your post being chipped away at point by point until you just randomly start talking about Crosshairs in a Grimlock thread.
    Something tells me they're either very young or very VERY old.
     
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    Thanks for the tip.

    It's not about taking responsibility. It's their product and only they have replacement parts. I would pay for the part and the shipping same as if I was the first owner and broke something rather than its having been a factory defect. They don't "owe" me anything, but, for example, Fanstoys helped me out on something that I got used because they're the only ones who can and it's a good look to stand behind your products.

    The third party world seems split between companies that offer aftersales service (regardless of who was the original owner) and those that don't. My question is, basically, which category does G-creation's fall into? Has anybody ever (or within the last couple years) successfully received after sales service from them (a la Fanstoys, MMC, or X-Transbots) or do they pretty much ignore requests for assistance (like Black Mamba or ToyWorld)? If somebody _has_ received assistance, how did they contact someone?

    Anyway, the seller ended up giving me a full refund which was probably overkill, but I guess he was standing behind his sale.
     
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  11. Shmoptimus Prime

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    I’m glad you got a full refund! But yes, for them it IS about responsibility. Unless they have a program for selling spare parts, which they may have, they’re not going to give you a free part if there’s a chance that you or someone else broke it yourselves.
     
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    Agreed. Nor should they, nor am I asking for one
    I am asking for a replacement part for which I would be willing to pay money plus shipping.

    I got MMC Bruticus second hand and he came with a broken rotor on Volatus (Vortex). I contacted MMC and for $20 which I was happy to pay, they put a replacement part to me on a slow boat from China. (I assume -- I haven't gotten it yet.)

    So once again my question is if anyone has ever successfully gotten aftersales service directly from g-creation. If so, how did they get in touch? What email address did they write to? If so, then hopefully I can arrange a replacement part (again, which I would pay for) and then send the ebay seller back the money I paid for the item. Every wins.

    If nobody has ever successfully reached G-creation (that is if they are like Black Mamba or, these days, Weijiang), then I will quit worrying about it.

     
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    OK you didn't say any of that at first, so we all assumed you were hoping to get replacement parts as we usually do, for free. Sorry I don't have any answers for you. This will be much harder for you if you don't speak Chinese.
     
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    No its not true! Grimlock SS07 at some chinese website is about 250SGD. Sry if I dont use USD, hope you dont mind.But USA prices are much cheaper.
     
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    That's probably because SS07 went out of production a long time ago, and people like gouging when there's few other options. Pick just about any older 'bot and you can find the same. For example, I could - if I were completely out of my mind - pay just over AU$2,000 for an MP-2 Ultra Magnus (I paid AU$240 for a second hand MP-1 which is the same basic thing), just over AU$1,600 for an SDCC 2015 Combiner Wars Devastator (I paid AU$170 for a regular one off the shelf), or a bit over AU$1,200 for an SDCC 2009 Soundwave (basically a G1 re-issue, like the one that came out recently for ~AU$60, only with all the tapes).

    I bought my SS07 off the shelf of a retail store during his production run for around AU$80, which means that included a full retail mark-up. Conversely I paid just over AU$300 for M.Wrath including shipping from a more specialised shop overseas shortly after it became available. Neither was on sale, but neither was being gouged either. That means 275% more (or 375% of the price if you prefer) to get M.Wrath. Hence Shmoptimus' "making fun of a toddler" argument.

    Basing something's value on gouging well after it's no longer readily available is a terrible way to go about things.

    *ed: SS07 was a wave 1 leader figure for the SS series. In other words, one of the very first. That means he hit shelves originally in 2018, and likely hasn't been manufactured since 2019.
     
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    How widespread were the breakage issues with this one, anyway?
     
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    Very rare, but can he hold the staff and what are the fix to the wrist? It cant take the weight of the staff!
    The only thing most of us probably hate about his figure: There is diecast but on the acceseories there should not be diecast because if wrists are too loose, it will thwack into your other figures.
     
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