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. AlwaysG1Fan

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    My order didn't show up there. About a month ago I talked with a Representative and they said that their ordering system isn't aligned as it should be. For instance, my emails said one thing, shopify showed only the pre-payment, and robosen website showed nothing. The representative reassured me they had my full payment after looking through my record.
     
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  2. MegaMoonMan

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    Thanks, that's what I was hoping.
     
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    Mine is shipping from Robosen direct today too!

    Heh, it's arriving on the very last day of the promised November window, but not complaining here.
     
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    Just got my shipping email, worried for no reason.
     
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  5. AlwaysG1Fan

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    Glad you got the shipping email. I didn't like being in the dark for the longest time and you had every right to worry. I would have to say this experience with Robosen was not the greatest. Communication was lacking and billing information on the order was all over the place. This item is not cheap by any means and at one point I was really wishing I caught the Hasbro pre-sale. Hasbro customers got their orders sooner and they paid 100 bucks less! At least Robosen is using UPS so there is a bright side I suppose.
     
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    I do have an extra Robosen Optimus sealed in box that I was hoping to pass down to my son but due to a couple of housing and medical issues, I am selling.

    If you live here in the States and want/need to get this AWESOME guy by Christmas- send me a message.

    ~Till all are One!
     
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    The people who have ordered directly from Robosen and already received theirs, or at least gotten shipping notifications - were these all orders from the initial release, or are some people already getting theirs from subsequent waves of pre-orders?
     
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    Those who ordered from Robosen directly, have those orders already been distributed? Not sure where those who have it in hand have ordered from. Just trying to figure out why there's such a delay with ShowZ. Site originally said it'd be avail in Oct tho now it doesn't say anything at all. Here its Dec and still nothing. Trying to get a response from them on when it'll arrive is like pulling teeth. I just can't get a straight answer. I just want an ETA.. LOl.. they just keep telling me they are waiting and that I can get a refund if I want... that's not answering my question. Good lord, just give me an ETA.. that's all I want.
     
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    They probably don’t have an ETA themselves.
     
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    I got my order from Robosen last week.
     
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    That's fine, and I can understand that but if I can reach out to them to try to get an ETA, how hard is it for them to do the same thing? All I'm asking for is an ETA. Contact the distributor, ask what the ETA is on their order, and then they'd have the info. I'm not going to pretend that I understand how this all works but it doesn't seem like it's that difficult. lol Just hoping to get a reasonable answer soon is all.
     
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    I got the email Tuesday and tracking says it is arriving today. Four days - that's insane fast from China.

    EDIT: Just got delivered.
     
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    I want one!
     
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    I think there was two Robosen direct purchase options, robosen.com and robosenrobotics.com?
     
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    I have mine coming from Hasbro Pulse. I’ve always wondered if the flap was just removable, as all the current promotion pics shown in robot mode doesn’t have the flap.
     
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    The flap is indeed removable. It pegs into the back of his head and you can wiggle it out.
     
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    Do people have issues with this? I keep getting 'left hip is stuck' with it falling over during certain moves
     
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    Only problem I ever have is when he runs into something and physically can't move, I get the "reboot because whatever joint is jammed" message - which is good and fine, it means it won't force the servos so much that they break.

    It (nearly but I caught it) fell over when I ran a homebrew program that makes him stand on one foot and stretch out. I don't recommend trying that one unless you have a perfectly level surface and are ready to catch him.

    Stuff like push ups, laying down and getting up, other homebrew stuff - no problem.
     
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