Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Devastator21, Sep 30, 2017.
If anyone else wants to sell their upgrade kit, Holla at me haha
That's new. When was that announced?
Just got a BBTS email today with the pre-order.
I really want G2 repaints of this. G2 Brawl, Blast Off, and Vortex were some of the first figures I ever got as a kid. With Tfcon coming up next month, maybe they'll show up as exclusives.
TFSource, PSX have preorders too.
That's definitely great news that they're finally going to re-release the upgrade, for all of you folks out there who've been hunting for the set.
All Built In Perfection Series PS-14plus Assaultus Upgrade Set (Reissue)
haha of course pre orders go up when I decide to make this post thank you!!
Would be nice if they released box set and included the upgrade. I know they did Nero Rex as a set. Did they ever release Predaking in a set? Just hoping for precedent.
Nope. My guess Nero didn't sell well enough to make more box sets a worthwhile future endeavor.
I'll probably end up sticking with my UT Combaticons then, until a full set comes up on the secondary someday.
Box sets are generally a hard practice for 3P companies. It means you need to have all the figures produced concurrently, when 3Ps often struggle to have even two projects in active production simultaneously. And if not simultaneous runs, then they have to store all the excess figures until the final production is complete, which is an extra expense in and of itself. It's generally not practical, especially for these larger MP-scale figures.
The box set won't be significantly cheaper than buying individual, if you're hoping for a price break. If you are looking for a significant price break you may have to wait quite a bit, but your own patience will determine how long. I myself find them worth the price of admission. You may not. Good luck with what you decide. Just keep in mind that when MMC's Defensor comes out these might have a surge so that people can have them face off. one combiner is a novelty, two is the start of a collection, and people don't always want to part with collections.
I'm not necessarily looking for a price break, just more of an all in one shopping experience. There is a set on ebay for about 600$ after shipping and tax, but doesn't include the upgrade set...So tak on another 60-75. I'm gonna waffle on it a bit longer...
It would have been cool to have a box set, however, I'm not sure when the last of their Combiner characters was released and how long this entire cast took to make. I jumped into it a few months ago so I'm not sure about the dates/releases.
I also think it was a lot more financially productive for them that I started buying them in bite sizes of 1 before falling in love with the figures and wanting all of them. (I only wanted Vortex, literally because he looked cool and that was it. Next thing I know... Lol) So I'm not really one to talk because paying a chunk of $500+ at the time wouldn't have been appealing to me as say, me being able to get one every couple of months when it's easier to afford.
If I just had Vortex and then saw they had a box set, I'm not sure if I would have gone all in at the cost of having to sell the one I had off. So maybe a Limited Edition Box set: the Reissues AND the Upgrade kit may have hit some people's sweet spot, but for me, it's cool for concept only.
Until then...I'm waiting on Probus! Woo!
So glad that upgrade kit is available for pre-order, I missed it the last time it was available. Ended up taking a chance ordering one on eBay and the seller ended up trying to scam me, thankfully I was able to get my money back.
Feral Rex took about two and a half years to come out, if I remember right. Assaultus I think was only 18 months or so.
Glad the persistence has paid off for all of you desperately seeking the upgrade kit at a reasonable price.
Its well worth it and provides a sharp contrast to the default version.
Now in MMC would focus on getting the first protectobot out by Christmas I'd be a very happy camper.
So my Blastoff arrived this morning, he's alright so far, not as good as the others. But Movor was my first Transformer ever and I just keep imagining him from this mold lmao.
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