Robosen Optimus $699.99 Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by blastoff2334, Apr 9, 2021.

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Do you think this new product could be stepping away from what we love about Transformers as toys?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. olevelo

    olevelo Well-Known Member

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    I have similar issue with a credit card bonus that I have to do the spend by late September and I had this purchase factored into it. I'm going to try to contact them and see what's up.
     
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  2. AzT

    AzT Moderator News Staff TFW2005 Supporter

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    Incredible Battle Accessories complete with light up Blaster ✨shipping this fall, included with all preorders!
     
  3. 84OptimusPrime

    84OptimusPrime Autobot

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    I value your postings AzT - you have helped me out more than once… but didn’t we know that it was coming with the gun and axe since day 1 of the release announcement? I did not know the gun would have a LED. Is the added what’s causing a 3 month delay?

    Either way it’s good to hear something from them… I guess.

    This day did not go the way I had hoped for.
     
  4. Ralliart209

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    I seen shartimus prime’s video is gone from youtube, wonder what happened?
     
  5. olevelo

    olevelo Well-Known Member

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    It's still there.
     
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  6. Rdfnd1253

    Rdfnd1253 Well-Known Member

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    Man I want this. Anyone know a place selling this for a fair price. eBay is well over double the price
     
  7. Ralliart209

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    weird!, i subscribed to him and when i searched for his video it would not show up, nor does it show up on his video's section
     
  8. NTPrime

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  9. betsuni

    betsuni I'm just here for the robots

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    Ha, I was just posting the same thing.
    Edit: My order was for an October delivery date. So guess everybody's got delayed?
     
  10. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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  11. GX9901DoubleX

    GX9901DoubleX Just a passing through rider...

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    I just received the email delaying my order into November. I'm actually kind of glad it got delayed. My interest in this has waned a bit since initial reveal, and I just ordered a new car somewhat impulsively, so it's nice to push this down the road a few months. Gives me time to decide if I just want to cancel it.

    I still think it's a really cool thing, but not sure I'm that excited about it anymore.
     
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  12. daniel7777

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    Received this email
     
  13. 84OptimusPrime

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    I wish we knew what caused the delay.
    Hasbro said it was Robosen
    Robosen says it was Hasbro

    I think it could be the cost of shipping containers as it is peak season and still recovering.

    I hope this means:
    • Replaceable battery
    • Faces the correct way after you say “convert”
    • Found a way to make the head cover remove automatically and/or pose in robot mode.
    • Those of us who preordered on 04/09/2021 will still get it before

    I would also very much appreciate Robosen stopping by here every once and a while.
     
  14. NTPrime

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    Undoubtedly covid/shipping related and not a delay for product revisions so don't expect any surprise upgrades. Replaceable battery is unlikely. We've known for a while now that he can turn the correct way on his own after he transforms. The Shartimus review shows him doing it and he says he has it set up "as an option" which means you can tell him to turn himself around every time. Head cover being automatic is definitely a no go, that would require the addition of one or more motors which he isn't designed or budgeted for, on top of the body being redesigned to make room for it. As for early preorders getting it early, it all depends on when Hasbro gets them. Maybe they'll respect the order in which preorders were placed but now that the early preorder date has blown past I think everyone is going to get it at the same time now.
     
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  15. 84OptimusPrime

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    Agreed but I do not want to believe- I want to keep hope alive. Giving you a thumbs up for your thoughts.

    August 2nd to November 1st is 91 days- something else had to be a part of this delay. Was it never intended to be released on August 2nd?

    October 2nd to November 1st is 31 days.
    This could be to the container peak season/COVID delays.
     
  16. Beast_Megatron

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    Did anyone not expect this highly complex tech product to get delayed? Not trying to be sarcastic, but I think it was reasonable to expect this might get pushed in the current environment.

    In my opinion, this thing is totally worth the wait!
     
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  17. 84OptimusPrime

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    Agreed. But this current environment has been going on for quite some some time. I would have assumed that the professionals would factor the current environment into the anticipated release date. I think it came more of a shock to me that I received notification on the day it was to be shipped, that it would not be shipped for another 90 days.

    Not saying it’s not worth the wait.
    Not saying that it’s not complex.
    Not saying that I am not more excited for this than ever.

    Just wish I would have had a bit of a heads up about it. I even called Hasbro Pulse the Friday before it was supposed to be shipped to make sure I was good to go and was told it was still on track to be shipped on Monday.

    How do some get delayed just 30 days and the other 90 days?

    If we choose not to speak up, it will just become worse.
     
  18. WolverineDragon

    WolverineDragon Brother Lombax

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    Sucks for the people who wanted it on a timely manner. I hope you get him soon!
     
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  19. bass4040

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    Robosen email asked me to review and pay
    I wanted to check is everyone's invoice link takes you to Intuit Quickbooks
    Here shipping to California is $44.42
    Due Date Sept 1
     
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  20. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    Design is done. None of those design changes are going to happen this late in the game, it doesn't work that way. The battery is likely already replaceable if you know how to use a screwdriver and know where to get a new one. "Non-replaceable" doesn't mean "impossible to replace", it just means there isn't a battery door that any schlep can use to put in new AAs.
     
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