Maketoys Pyrotrail Crowdfund

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by MrDipnSlip, Jul 4, 2019.

  1. Mr H

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    Just bad timing on MakeToys part. With MP44 being released in a week and the Unicron crowdfund happening at the same time people will be prioritizing them over this.
     
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    I backed this guy. I passed on solarflare because he wasn't the version I wanted (during the whole voting thing).

    If they're out there reading this, I'd totally back a ghost meteor, too :) 
     
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    Not looking good. Spread the word :) 
     
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    This along with QC issues and delays on their Solarflare. If you’re going to use crowdfunding as your business model, you better keep your customers happy through the process or they won’t invest the next time. I backed both times but I know we had a number of unhappy buyers in the Solarflare thread. I believe MT is sending replacement parts but for many I’d imagine confidence in MT was lost.
     
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    I got a Solarflare but it was from here and it was QC checked before I purchased it. All in all Im glad I have it and I supported this crowd fund too. I can see how people are pissed about the QC issues but as long as they are fixed in the long run even if it's the same on Pyrotrail I would be happy to still at least have the figure.

    That being said, the crowd fund is at 118 with 6 days to go. So like someone said before unless a retailer steps up I don;t see it coming together. :( 
     
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    Not many retailers bought Sunstorm for resale.
     
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    So 125 in and 1 day remaining..........Any hope MT will extend the Crowdfund?.....Would it matter?

    I want to back it but it seems like a wasted effort at this point, unless at minimum 350 orders pop up sometime between now and before it ends tomorrow.
     
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    It's highly unlikely for that to happen even given more time. The problem is nobody wants to be stuck with a glut of inventory for a figure with very limited appeal, that is a repaint of a moderately okay 3P seeker mold based on a barely-existent character from G1 lore.
     
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    I feel the same way.

    That is true but MakeToys didn’t help much by barely promoting it. Other than the initial Facebook post, they never talked about it again.
     
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    Can I ask what they are distracted by? Because they sure as heck haven’t been doing much of anything TF related so it would be interesting to know what they ARE doing?
    The Coneheads were supposed to launch months ago and have been in limbo:
    (From their Facebook:
    The release approximate schedule will be as follows:
    MTRM-15 Endgame w/Meteor Wing Fillers – March 2019
    MTRM-16 Jetstream w/Skycrow Wing Fillers – April 2019
    MTRM-17 Booster w/Lighting Wing Fillers – May 2019)

    Instead we had yet another Seeker crowdfund, doomed to failure... what ARE they doing?
     
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    Sounds like an inside job!
     
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    On a serious note, I like the colors of Pyrotrail and Maketoys did a nice job designing their own Seeker BUT the cockpit design KILLS my desire to buy one.
     
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    Cockpit doesn't bother me in person but the small heads did. So I had to order the light up heads and did the swap.

    Also ordered Jream addons and it really completes the figures in my opinion.

    On topic though, Looks to be a failed crowdfund. At 127 backers and 9 hours to go. :cry 
     
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    Yep. Its really unfortunate, even if this isn't a well known seeker among fans.

    I would be onboard if this becomes an exclusive later.
     
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    Dude, thats just them liquidating stocks.
     
  16. valkfan

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    The shin thruster and chest intake upgrades definitely improve the look of the Maketoys Seekers. The head swap does as well but it can't transform with the head, so I'm not much of a fan.

    If they ever retool the mold so that it has an actual cockpit I'll pick one up.
     
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    Would have liked to back this. But with MP44/45 , FT Spoiler and the long overdue dino cassette releases that I've been waiting forever for, and in no way intend to miss out on, there simply isn't enough money right now. Sorry MT, try again during a release drought.
     
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    I guess I’m the only one watching the timer.
     
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  19. Venixion

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    What's the ribbony looking thing?
     
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    I assume a tube.

    Also, large rip didn't even make it to 150 before time ran out.
     
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