J Balvin Transformers Collaboration NTWRK app

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Real One, Jun 30, 2021.

  1. Scourgatron

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    Hard to collaborate with a corpse.
     
  2. Max Tower

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    It might have been a good idea to not just make another version of stripes and at least use a different colour plastic.
    A white tiger might have worked perhaps. or even a white (decepticon) version of Steeljaw with another name. or even a liger Steeljaw in stripes colours.

    It's a shame that one of the cassettes is so similar to a previous release though.

    Say does this app allow for orders outside of the USA ?
     
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    I can't say I'm familiar with the artist but the colours look neat
     
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    Have Dave Chappelle work on the Rick James collaboration.
     
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    Have they said when this is shipping out?
     
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    They used the name Stripes specifically because he's orange. If you look closely, he has tampo detailing meant to make him look like one of the artist's album covers.

    Granted, it's a very minimilist cover, which unless you know explicitly what your looking for, he'll mostly just look like a normal stripes. You can see two cartoons eyes in one corner, and a little squiggle at the bottom corner.
     
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  7. bearytrek

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    thanks for the tip!
     
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    Didn't see a date on the email invoice, but he product page/app just says 'beginning of October'.

    I kinda regret being impatient and missed using somebody's referral code to get $10-20 off on this.

    Like a free deluxe WFC figure slipping right out of my hands, lol.
     
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  9. Max Tower

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    I'm not that bothered.. I thought since the Laserbeak repaint is a bit more original (if not 100% so) That it would be a strong selling point for people if they had two more distinctly colored cassettes - even more so if that doubles up as a reference to something else like how Bump of Chicken Bumblebee easily does double duty as Glyph.

    I do think the bonus Jetfire guns, the one semi-unique Laserbeak cassette, and the slight nod to Kremzeek (likely unintentional) in the Soundwave design is all good stuff. Though it would be nice is Soundwave got an aftermarket "Weapons batteries" accessories from someone sometime in the proper colour.

    I will say this though - I wonder if they'd considered using the Soundblaster mould instead so he could hold both Cassettes at once ?
     
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  10. Oniconvoy

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    Soundwave is the nostalgia piece for the artist, and likely any non-Tf fans. The double-wide likely wouldn’t be as appealing.
     
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    The only G1 Soundwave figure/mold I have is the TRU reissue with extended chest, and I've grown to hate that protrusion, lol.

    Ah, the unintentional Kremzeek nod is fun!
     
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    Never thought they would beat the previous Worlds Ugliest Soundwave... but my hat is off. It's not just off I've thrown my hat into the wind. :eek: 
     
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    Hasbro's quest to produce increasingly horrible Soundwaves is approaching critical mass.

    Can't wait for them to produce a REALLY horrendous one, like a really bad color combination, maybe something brown and translucent plas...

    Oh... wait...

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  14. Max Tower

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    If they were only interested in Nostalgia farming alone, then I don't think he'd come with Jetfire Guns and effects parts.
    I just thought that a double cassete bay might have made it differ a bit more from The Golden Lagoon Soundwave.
     
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    Hi all, 15+ year lurker posting on here for the first time. G1er + WFC mostly but have liked many toys of the newer lines over the years. I recently ordered this (actually by accident...I was bumped when holding my phone but realized the total looked high being over $100 for one figure) and was charged $29.95 for shipping in the USA. Per other comments I see here, the shipping for one $69 figure should have been $4. Is this right? I'm trying to resolve this with the NTWRK folks who are stating shipping costs are determined by weight.
     
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    Yeah, I'm in the US and was charged $4 for shipping.

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    I wasn't changed any shipping so not sure what is going on with orders. NTWRK seems to be shoddily run in some aspects.
     
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    Crazy. My shipping was $4.95
     
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    My girlfriend tried to order one for me, and they wanted to charge her around that (~$27 iirc) for shipping. I'm kinda relieved in the end that crappy app didn't even let her order it, since apparently they don't ship outside the Continental US (we are in Puerto Rico).
     
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    Link

    If it’s already in store in HK, when will ours ship?

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