Is tf-toy.com legit?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Dracomancer, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Dracomancer

    Dracomancer Well-Known Member

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    I can't find much about this online store and am wondering if anyone has dealt with them or knows them by reputation. Much appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. Dracomancer

    Dracomancer Well-Known Member

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    Nobody knows?
     
  3. Steel

    Steel Landing Gear Specialist

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    I checked out the site and asked around but no one in my circle knows of them. Sorry man..I tried!
     
  4. Dracomancer

    Dracomancer Well-Known Member

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    Much appreciated.
     
  5. RustyBarnacles

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    IDK...I wouldn't trust it though. I can't find any mention of a purchase through multiple search engines.

    After looking at the site it looks rather strange.

    Prices have slashes through them like the Six Shot downsized KO from $4,444 to only $49 and G1 KO Optimus was $41 now on sale for $59?

    Way down at the bottom it says "powered by Transformer Toy' is that a thing? Is there actually a web hosting service out there called "Transformer Toy?"
     
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  6. Dracomancer

    Dracomancer Well-Known Member

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    Hm. It seems that the site is a clone of the Acetoy.net site with much the same lineup of products. It seems more and more dubious.
     
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  7. Calabask

    Calabask Waspinator Cultist

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    I vaguely recall it being mentioned before, and for some reason, I recall a not-so-good history with it.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    going by the info in this thread i would avoid it like the plague.
     
  9. seanlockyer

    seanlockyer Professional Cat Herder & Ancient Alien Theorist.

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    That's the "new" site that KOTOYS operates under.....
     
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  10. Dracomancer

    Dracomancer Well-Known Member

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    Eject! Eject! Eject!
     
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  11. Xephon0930

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    Yeah I recently purchased a Jet Icarus KO from them back at the beginning of February I think or towards the end of January and I still haven't heard of my package and it's current situation.

    What's worse,the same people are asking me for $15 cause they messed up on the shipping fees.

    Origin Post is Preparing Shipment

    That is all I have seen for the past month or so.
     
  12. nice sideburns

    nice sideburns Autobot Brother

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    If memory serves acetoy.net were the place that screwed up my order and then refused to make good - so if tftoy are anything to do with them then I would have nothing to do with them.

    Not to be confused with other sites called acetoy or similar...
     
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    did you end up getting your package, or did they simply take your money and did a runner? I sure bloody well hope not
     
  14. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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  15. Megacluts

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    Actually, i ordered a figure from them a while back and they delivered it in good condition
     
  16. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Takara Fanboy Collector

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    ummm..kill it with fire? :lol 
     
  17. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 PlastiqueBoutique.com Veteran

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    I was thinking that the site reminded me a LOT of the old KOToys site.
     
  18. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord, Botbot Collector

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    Don't trust it, theres something fishy about it and the fact it looks like it was built by a novice web designer
     
  19. Faxie

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    I did a gamble, and ordered from them. Got a tracking code already, so I'll keep you guys updated.
     
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  20. Xephon0930

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    A bit of a late reply but yeah I got my package.
    I think this one has a bit worse off quality control than my last order.
    But I don't think it may be the fault of TF Toy so much as the factory that my KO came with. Also, the clear plastic for one of my cockpits has been broken due to how brittle it is but other than that I got my package.

    What is funny is how the account that I got the KO from is not accepting money right now so it could mean one of many things. It really did not help with how they asked me for $20 more along with the amount I payed.


    Yeah. Do not deal with these guys unless you really have to. Otherwise, Sirtoys may be a better bet.