MakeToys SolarFlare Crowdfund

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Spence, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. Digger

    Digger Spreading peace, love and reasonable explanations

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    I’m more confused why this damn thread keeps giving me emails but won’t for MP-46.
     
  2. ComputronX

    ComputronX Till all are MP

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    This is what they just wrote on fb.
    Can't hear that bullshit anymore. I'm sure this won't be out till july...
     

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  3. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel Nifty

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    I thought they parted ways with Spence.
     
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  4. metalwar2010

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    Right! Maybe we misread their time to get them in our hands of December 2018 and it was actually December 2019. FT, is that you?

    And MT wonders why they are struggling because this I'm sure isn't helping with their cone heads they are trying to release.
     
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  5. divinecomedy

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    "We are really busy making Exclusives for the next TFCon. Since we have your money anyways, just sit there quietly and be a good boy. Peace out!!!"
     
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  6. metalwar2010

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    That was my first thought prior to MT's reply. That release seemed to be delayed in getting in the exclusive sellers hands after TFCon and just became a trickle effect from there.

    It goes to show where we rate after fully supporting this project. Thanks MT!
     
  7. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    For what it's worth, I heard no exclusives from Maketoys for Toronto this year. They know they need to focus on getting this out.
     
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  8. divinecomedy

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    We'll see. Probably they meant "no TCP exclusives" and we'll see a TFSource one. The MT rep will simply say : "oops we did it again."
     
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    I'm gonna go against the grain here and say while I don't like the delays I don't dislike them any more than I dislike regular 3P pre-order delays. Don't get me wrong, it shouldn't be something we just accept, but at this point its the price of doing business. That said, I think because it was a "crowd fund" not a "limited pre-order" they should have given more updates.

    But hey, last update had 1 in the photo and this one had 3, so if you do the maths then at this rate they'll all be out by 2054
     
  10. divinecomedy

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    What's strange to me is this: they managed to push 3 things out at the same time right after Chinese New Year for TFCon, but they are having the HARDEST time producing 562 pieces of this thing?

    Don't make me laugh. Can someone check if Solar Flare is the name of Spence's new cafe?
     
  11. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    They had a rough time with it and it was rushed. They don't want to repeat that.
    None of the US retailers.
     
  12. angelic

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    I need to tell these buggers to mark down my packages when they finally do come to send them, whats the best way?
     
  13. PsyberianTiger

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    Has anyone received any conformation emails from the beginning of this kickstarter? I mean, i paid when they initially started the kickstarter for this & have never once got any conformation abt my purchase that i can recall.
     
  14. deaculpa

    deaculpa Seven Star Fist

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    And people wonder why I don’t often support crowdfunds. I’ve seen so many projects of other natures just stall out and eventually be refunded.
     
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  15. Skrunklemin

    Skrunklemin cool dude attitude

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    I just checked mine today and looks like there was a confirmation from info@maketoyscrowdfund.com. Nothing beyond that and the payment confirmation from paypal though.
     
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    Cool thanks, yeah I have the PayPal deduction as my only real proof... I had to scroll back to September!
     
  17. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Isn't this a simple repaint? I don't get it.
     
  18. MOTOGPFAN46

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    First and last crowdfund with them.
     
  19. TheGreatScrotum

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    Damn, I thought these were shipped already. At least we’re getting a free pair of calipers to scratch our nutsacks with when the thing arrives.
     
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    As a way of saying we are sorry for the delay, maybe they should throw in all 3 sets of wing fillers for the original 3 seekers? Just an idea Guys
     
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