New pics of igear TF-007 (Ark/Base)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by destrongerlupus, Jun 3, 2009.

  1. Pravus Prime

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    I think I'd be more interested in a neutral gray then the Autobot orange. I'm also far more interested in the Decepticon set then the Ark one, though the Ark one does look rather nice.

    $120 isn't too bad for a set that in a 2 plates deep, 2 plates high, and 6 plates long is just under 10 inches deep, just under 10 inches tall, and just under 30 inches wide. Not a bad size, plus you get all the appropriately scaled goodies like a med bed, the computers, etc.
     
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    doesn't any play set necessarily "eat space" . . .?
     
  3. artiepants

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    that's my thing, i dig dioramas but don't have the time, patience, skill or gumption to make my own :) 
     
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    The fact that they're looking at a price range of $120+ for ALL of those pieces is a huge selling factor. Granted, they're shorter than the other base sets, but considering this is a private group, that's a lot of stuff for that kind of money.

    I do hope they offer it in orange AND some kind of neutral gray, but I'm not counting on it. Perhaps if enough of us say something, they'll do a second run? Though I totally understand there may be too few of us demanding the color difference to make it worth their while.

    Still, great news--I'm sold already. :) 
     
  5. The_Black_Sheep

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    $120-150 for a background display? I don't think so...
     
  6. alien

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    So what! Buy!
     
  7. Venksta

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    Actually, I see this item crossing the line by having a molded Autobot symbol. If iGears takes it off, Hasbro has nothing on them to stop this product, since I doubt they still have the IP to background designs from G1. I doubt Hasbro would come after them for selling this at over $100. Only reason would be the Autobot symbol for sure.
     
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    only if this was in scale for the MP's.
     
  9. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    I need Bots, I don't need dioramas so you guys have one competition less there. :D 
     
  10. Shelfwarmercon

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    Hasbro may make an IP play if this set is a faithful rendering of the G1 background.

    It's a really pretty set...I just don't have the space for it :( 
     
  11. Bystander

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    The set is too big and too heavy, international shipping cost is gonna kill me...but what hell? I am still gonna buy them regardlessly :D 
     
  12. Skyripper

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    I hope we brits can get ahold of this, the i spy for teletran 1 looks cool. as for price I have spent more on less in the past so this won't be a problem
     
  13. Johnator

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    That looks pretty good. I will have to think about this.
     
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    Going to pick up two sets myself.
     
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    I would like to see:

    - Rocky, Mt St Helena parts in either the interior, the exterior or both.
    - Cheap LEDs to light up some of the screens (maybe behind some clear screens with pre-printed G1-style computer readout graphics (grids, targeting vectors etc) OR made easily so we can get some clear reprolabeled pics and apply them ourselves.
    - designs that will easily allow us to add lights and sounds ourselves (perhaps easy instructions for other parts needed to make it happen if we wish?)
    - Some "Maximal" crates and perhaps some mini Maximal and Pred figs to recreate some of the scenes in Beast Wars?
    - Generic wall parts so that we can make the base bigger and in the shape as we want it (think Playmobile).
     
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    I think the price seems very reasonable. I hope we get the set in orange, but I can live with the grey.

    As for the Autobot symbol, I don't understand why iGear feels the need to push their luck with it, since I can easily apply Reprolabels Autobot symbols to the set if I want. While I admittedly don't know what specific copyrights Hasbro has or how the laws apply, I have trouble seeing how Hasbro could make a legitimate infringement claim on a set that they never produced and that probably never even designed, as long as the Autobot symbol (or close approximation thereof) is not present.
     
  17. Laser_Optimus

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    Don't know. I was looking back at all their product and even their version of the Autoscout seems to use the Decepticon logo on it's packaging. Very ballsy and stupid. I don't want to see Hasbro come down on these guys (I think the two playsets and the CC Upgrade set are cool and would like to be able to easily purchase them through online retailers), but if they keep blatantly using Hasbro's Trademarked logos... they may have no choice.

    Wonder if it would do any good to email them and suggest that they remove the Autobot logo so that they can be on the safe side with Hasbro looking to potentially crack down on garage companies that infringe upon their IP?
     
  18. Trailbreaker77

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    Na, don't do it let them release as it is.
     
  19. Autobot Spike

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    on another note... if i'm not mistaken, isn't the entire THRONE of the Nemesis set one big Decepticon symbol? hmmmm....


    And yet, why doesn't hasbro contact them and see if they would like to build sets like this WITH the proper permissions?

    sure it cuts a little into the profit margins of the free-lance company, but with proper sanction, it saves them on court costs...

    ...and if it boosts sales of transformer toys, then they might even cut them a break on royalties.

    i just know that i want something like this, and no one else official makes it.

    to me that means it's BOUGHT.

    -A.S.
     
  20. frilly toothpick

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    oh man. this is cool as hell, but the price is ruining it for me.