Hot Wheels X Transformers Official Announcement

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by RePUGnicon, May 9, 2024.

  1. HunterGreen2005

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    Yep, I absolutely expected that so I had no fewer than 5 back up devices to try to get an order in at various time increments. Order went through at the 20 minute mark on a third device, while still repeatedly trying to submit orders on first two.

    Same stressful song and dance with Mattel Creations everytime.

    Absolutely sucks, you do everything by the book only to be blocked because payment processing is overloaded on their end.

    Although MOTU Extendar went through without a hitch today at first attempt and device this morning at 9AM PST on the dot.
     
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  2. Ikkstakk

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    I must have been really lucky, apparently I sailed through the order without a hitch. I got to one screen with the status circle that said "you are in the queue to check out, DO NOT refresh this screen or you will lose your place in the queue." So I sat and waited tensely and didn't refresh, and after a couple of minutes it progressed forward and I completed the order. And then I waited another few tense minutes before my order actually appeared on my account screen. That was the worst part, staring at that screen that said "no current orders recorded" or whatever when I had just left the screen that said "your order was successful" or whatever. Sending me mixed messages there, Mattel! :lol 
     
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  3. HunterGreen2005

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    You should buy a lottery ticket today while the mojo is riding hot. No joke.
     
  4. Ikkstakk

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    I have... sadly my mojo's not that good. :lol :cry 
     
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  5. MonaLazaBeak

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    Yeah, pretty much the same for me. For our online 3D printing business, I do all the design and modeling work, and have only been doing it for about a couple years now. The engineering portion is the most fun for me.

    If you can, watch follow some great teachers like Premium Video Tutorials Archives - Punished Props Academy. I took their 4 hour class some months ago and it really helped me understand and progress past some of the self-taught methods I know, and then I was also able to take what I did already know and use that to tweak some of their workflows. Kind of win-win, really.
     
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  6. franpincho

    franpincho NOT a FT Only collector

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    Getting your payment info stuck in limbo happens ALL THE TIME with limited edition stuff. This is not new. The ones that got one got lucky, they didn't do anything different. We all waited and the page refreshed. It's all hell from there.

    You got one, consider yourself lucky. You didn't, oh well. Not the end of the world if you ask me.

    We are not special. But we are paying less than those that didn't, lol.
     
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  7. diaclone og

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    Damn another motu warrior in the house I feel your pain my man
     
  8. John Titor

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    Feeling lucky to be able to spend 100$ on a toy is pretty wild. The economy must be incredible
     
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  9. diaclone og

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    That’s is correct my friend unfortunately these ppl underestimated the power of Mattel creations limited runs
     
  10. Obnimaz

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    Oof I watched the video where he transforms him, even with the gloves on, he's going to get some paint wear not following the basic instructions. I'm curious how long the color will last on figures that get transformed back and forth a few times.
     
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  11. Aarion23

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    I was thinking the EXACT same thing, but this guy also clearly has no idea how to properly transform Optimus anyway, as he was sort of ham handing him.

    That was frustrating to watch. LOL
     
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  12. Obnimaz

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    The one item in Transformers history with giant full color instructions lol
     
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    Proof that most men just don't read or follow instructions! :lol 

    Minus myself and a few other outliers that exist I the world. lol
     
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    I had zero problems as well.
     
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    You don't know licenseing cost.
     
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  16. Fenrys

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    You're right, I don't. In saying that, it's a Mattel release, ultimately they have final say on the price.
     
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    24 sold doesn't mean he has 24 to ship.
     
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    galvatran Galvatran lives!

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    Make sure you wear white mitts.
     
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    No joke I started looking on temu and aliexpress for white gloves to handle this figure before I even had the order.

    Now that I have the order in, I am seriously thinking of getting those white gloves now! LOL
     
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    eltonlin98 are you compensating for something, talking down?

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    for those wanting a review done in the perspective of someone who is a Transformers collector
     
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