KO Maketoys Utopia

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by xueyue2, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. Thundershot

    Thundershot Ratchet Fanatic

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2002
    Posts:
    30,432
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Location:
    Mineral Ridge, OH, USA
    Likes:
    +19,159
    Ebay:
    $229? It's not bad if that's the shipped price, but still more than I'm willing to pay. It's not something I NEED..
     
  2. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Posts:
    3,260
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +653
    Ebay:
    $229?!?!? NO Thanks! I'll wait till price drop to around $150...SHIPPED!
     
  3. Splendic

    Splendic bleep blorp

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Posts:
    2,361
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,164
    Ebay:
    That price is pushing it.

    However, if it's OS and good quality (looking at you, MPP10), I'd still bite.
     
  4. rasolyo

    rasolyo Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2014
    Posts:
    181
    Trophy Points:
    72
    Likes:
    +34
    So, word from my local store is that this company is a shell company formed by Maketoys/Fansproject. The units being sold are original Utopias that have not passed QC inspections (loose joints, slight chipping).

    It is rumored that Maketoys are doing this to get rid of the defective but passable Utopia units, of which there are a significant number lying around (they most likely did not profit as much as they wanted to from the mould). For these units it will only be a matter of producing new boxes for shipping.
     
  5. Splendic

    Splendic bleep blorp

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2004
    Posts:
    2,361
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +1,164
    Ebay:
    Well, that's interesting.

    At $230 I'm not interested in a regular Utopia. Especially for one that hasn't cleared QC.
     
  6. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2010
    Posts:
    26,408
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    357
    Likes:
    +20,078
    It's pretty much well known that Utopia has not been selling well. IMHO, the price point is all wrong.
     
  7. Oshboggy

    Oshboggy DeceptiCobra DeathAdderCon

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Posts:
    2,438
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +683
    Totally agree on $230 not being priced "right". I'd venture that not more than $150 plus is the "correct" level. It's certainly the max for me.

    And that's just the price hurdle - if they are QC failures, that's a whole new ballgame. Not automatically a dealbreaker for me (I bought a reject MP-09), but there's a lot more to consider. Will poke around a little to see what's up.
     
  8. xueyue2

    xueyue2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Posts:
    4,588
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +7,956
    I don't think so. Because Gemini is not a new company, it's been there for 2 or 3 years, it made KO same-size MP10, and OS mp08X Grimlock before. Both sell pretty well.

    This is the link it announced MP10 KO back in 2013.
    [???]KO? ???? ??? MP10 ???OP ?????? ... - ???? - 78???? ???? www.78dm.net - Powered by Discuz!

    From the signature you can find its Taobao website: Http://zwii.taobao.com
    Which has the KO MT Utopia.
    And even this:



    [双子星]TOY FACTORY 变形金刚 MP级 TF-01喷气机 尖头部队 预定
    Toy Factoy MP TF01 Ramjet...
     

    Attached Files:

  9. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Posts:
    3,260
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +653
    Ebay:
    n/m
     
  10. Uninvited Ghost

    Uninvited Ghost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2013
    Posts:
    446
    Trophy Points:
    87
    Likes:
    +6
    Is this confimed as OS?
     
  11. xueyue2

    xueyue2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Posts:
    4,588
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +7,956
    no, I think it's the same size as the MT ones.
     
  12. peaces

    peaces Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2012
    Posts:
    5,559
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +1,102
    noone ever said it was os
     
  13. Oshboggy

    Oshboggy DeceptiCobra DeathAdderCon

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2011
    Posts:
    2,438
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +683
    Someone in Singapore's opened a preorder for this at about 170 USD. Will wait to see if more preorders appear/price goes down. Other option is as per usual; buy from Taobao.
     
  14. DinobotSludge

    DinobotSludge Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2015
    Posts:
    1,204
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +478
    Ebay:
    Yes, it appears to be upscaled now. The TF Direct listing now has it showing as 60cm / 24" tall.
     
  15. LuciferX10

    LuciferX10 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2013
    Posts:
    379
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +457
    Yes, that's what I'm talking about. I had the Hasbro SDCC one and was very happy with it. It's vehicle mode is crap, yes, but it's city mod can be tweaked quite a bit. In fact, I prefer "my" city mode of Hasbro's over Utopia's default city mode. So there was never an urge to jump on that mold for me. But as oversized?!??!, man, he would make an awesome space carrier.
     
  16. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Posts:
    8,521
    News Credits:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +7,889
  17. Deltacepticon

    Deltacepticon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2014
    Posts:
    508
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Likes:
    +5
    Seems hard to believe that there'd be two Utopia KOs going on at the same time.
     
  18. xueyue2

    xueyue2 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2011
    Posts:
    4,588
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +7,956
  19. batfan007

    batfan007 Double the Dragon

    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    Posts:
    5,104
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Location:
    Nil
    Likes:
    +8,556
    If that is true and not total BS like most internet rumors, there is no way I'm buying a defective toy at any price.
    I would assume they must be fixing up the units before selling, otherwise they are gonna piss off a lot of people who probably won't buy from them ever again.
     
  20. Wheeljackie

    Wheeljackie He will set us free

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2013
    Posts:
    3,263
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +1,082
    I was wondering about this one. I would totally be on board if this project is still alive.