Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by RVDA, Feb 1, 2019.
Although I've put in a preorder, I have to admit that nowadays I am leery of anything that requires upfront payment. If I can have a bad experience with Captured Prey, anything is possible.
Dropped all the way to the 3rd page. SHAME UPON YOU!!!
SHAME! SHAME! SHAME!
This is stressing me out MMC (yeah I know, 1st world problems) and I wish we had a grey prototype before launching (prematurely) into the crowdfund?
I like how open MMC is being about this with their schedule, but 3p, in general, does not have the best Crowdfunding record. Like, Everything MAAS toys is involved in.
Interested to see what they do in the meantime before this guy comes out.
I hope MMC would have something tangible by TFCon LA.
The timeline on the project page says the first prototype will be ready in April. That hasn't been updated since the extension, but I wonder if the extension means the whole timeline is pushed back about a month.
And I was thinking about this the other day: Since MMC has their own 3D printer, does it really take that long?
I know that there's probably some clean-up work and tweaking to be done on the render before it can be successfully printed (as well as allotting time to do it all the amid all the other current projects), but a physical proto might be able to bump up backer support at relatively low cost. That being said, if they haven't already done it, I doubt it will make the con.
I hope they can show some quick 3D printed mock ups of the project. Even if it's not for the whole figure. Maybe an arm, leg, or heads/faces. Maybe, that'll give the push for others.
Not gonna lie, I do expect some sorta physical model thing, Even if it is unassembled 3D printed parts, still shows progress.
Yeah, it would be great if they had some sort of physical product to show off. I would really like to see some of the articulation gimmicks in action even if was just a rough 3D printout. My problem is that this is, without question, my most anticipated figure across all toy lines so I feel super emotionally invested and really want MMC to push it.
It's the chicken and egg question again. If they show a rough 3D printout, it might cause people to say: "that seems to be a really bad product". I mean we've seen it happen with a badly painted TEST SHOT of other products.
It is a slippery slope. I wish MMC the best of luck, I also want to see more Reformated stuff since there is supposed to be 8 more figures before Crowdfund Supermax and so other MP stuff.
Or maybe we've all been underestimating MMC. I believe in the past MMC would give out prizes during TFCon Charity Raffles. Doing an advertisement for this during the raffle would be a nice way to spread awareness.
Yeah, I do wonder how much of an effect that's having on this. Obviously MAAS and MMC are two entirely different companies, but I can fully understand if people are looking at what happened with the tetrajets and it's making them more cautious about backing this. This toy fully deserves to get made (and yes, I have backed it) but MAAS have somewhat poisoned the well here.
I think as long as MMC remains true to their word about this being a crowdfund exclusive, there's a pretty good chance this will go up in value. Hell, the normal figures climbed quite a bit before the reissues. Look at Spartan, Kultur, and Commotus.
The first 800 will be crowdfund exclusive. The next 2200, not really.
Let's not even speak of Mayhem Mechaniks.
Yes. I often hold one person or company responsible for the misdeeds of another. False attribution is not okay folks.
Mayhem Mechaniks/MAAS and MMC are not related at all business wise and we all know that. Either put your money in
or don't, simple as that.
Nobody falsely attributed anything. Read the thread in context and it's clear that the above posters mean that MM "poisoned the well" for crowdfunding in 3Ps in general.
Separate names with a comma.