I think there should be a new rule.... NO MORE DAMN TEASER IMAGES

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Alucard77, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Yeah, I said it. No more damn teaser images. Show us the whole Prototype or go home.

    Also, be ready for a lot of criticism if you show the whole prototype.

    This whole, here is a right elbow, guess what were making things is very annoying at this point and causes nothing but flame wars on the forums.
     
  2. deaculpa

    deaculpa Stand Alone Complex

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    A rule.
    Riiiiiiiiight.
     
  3. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    the point of the teasers is to make people get excited to see the figure, there's nothing wrong with teasing future releases, its better than the 3rd party groups not showing anything until its ready for release
     
  4. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    people complain no matter what. a third party could show us prototypes of a 1:1 Optimus Prime that transforms itself, speaks 300 languages, AND is free..and someone will bitch about how his smokestacks are at the wrong angle
     
  5. Cybermnky

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    Hey, those smokestacks are an integral part of what defines Optimus' silouhette. To not get them right is to do the fandom, and the character, a disservice. I stand by complaints there.
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Be strong enough to be gentle

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    Nothing wrong with teasers. Just make sure you actually plan to go forward with the idea.

    I mean, whatever happened to that Animated Menasor? Or Powermaster Wingblade upgrade? Or the 3rd Party Galvatron? This list goes on.

    Teasers aren't the problem, it's the companies who don't deliver on them.
     
  7. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Really? I mean, the teasers for FoC Omega Surpreme were crazy vague. What is the difference between showing a non nonsensical shape or saying, we are looking at doing this figure?

    Plus when the teasing goes on for like 1 year +, it's freaking too much. FP is as close as we get to proper teasing. They tease, and boom a month or so later they are out. Either that or we see full protos.
     
  8. theestampede

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    I'd rather a teaser than nothing at all, as long as they follow through with the product when the idea is well recieved
     
  9. Cheem The Rup

    Cheem The Rup Well-Known Member

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    agree !!!
     
  10. General Tekno

    General Tekno Lugnut Supremor & Arkivist

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    Besides, half the reason we get underwhelmed or driven nuts is because the teasers WORKED.

    The point of teasers is to drive us into a frenzy and keep the hype train going; plus, since we know something that looks awesome is coming, we mentally add it to our "to buy" list and make our price guesstimates so we're ready.
     
  11. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    So what's the point here?? Because no one is going to not give some kind of teaser..
     
  12. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Just tired of seeing teaser images is all. This is not a call to action.
     
  13. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    one thing that really annoys me are blacked out pictures just show us the whole bloody thing!
     
  14. Composite Ghost

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    I'm all for a rule like this. But how does it get enforced?
     
  15. CVprowl

    CVprowl Done

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    i dont mind teaser images. the more info the merrier.

    maybe they can have a new section of tfw2005 for only non-teaser related news.
     
  16. UltraMagnus2008

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    I'd like it if they only revealed a few months prior, not a year plus. If its within that range I can budget for it. Last thing I need are surprise $ 200 figures I must own, not wallet friendly at all.
     
  17. Bountyan

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    It's not teasers alone that annoy me. It's stupid/new random third party companies that tease random silhouettes. A good chunk of the time they never follow up on it. These may as well not exist:

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    Hell, they could easily be fake. I could make a NEW BLITZWING THIRD PARTY BRAND NEW silhouette poster in photoshop in a few minutes. Call it BOUNTY TOYS and expect it to come in 2013. If you're a new third party company PROTOTYPES FIRST or gtfo. Not going to bother getting excited for shit that has nothing to back it up.
     
  18. REMINATOR

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    Bingo! For me, I really have no issue with teaser, but just don't give us a silhouette/ blacked out picture that could represent any bot. I'm just tired of guessing game. If you're gonna do that, at least put a description e.g. character X.
     
  19. dkr7

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    lol, the boards been like this for years nothing and no-ones gonna change, if you don't like it leave or avoid the threads. Another pointless thread to go along with all the teaser threads :rock 
     
  20. deaculpa

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    300 languages? pfft. C3P0 spoke like 7 million. and that was a long long time ago....