Robot Paradise RP-01/01B Acoustic Wave (Formerly FansToys FT-02) G1 Soundwave & Cassette

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Marker

    Marker Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe I bought all 3 different KO's of MP-13, then a genuine MP-13, and now I'm gonna get RP-01 to replace that one.
     
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    I would be very careful where I preorder from some of these websites put up preorders and can't fulfill them. then you have to go through the process of trying to get your money back from preordering. I've had it happen to me a few times. Be careful
     
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    In my head I did the calculations. 45 dollars of preorders that I might loose somehow outweighs the effort/time/opportunity cost of chasing preorders during the work day.

    If I don’t get the figures I’ll be fine. I’ll get $45 worth of entertainment out of my mild outrage

    I’m not going to go around and panic preorder and amass a pile of preorders I have no intention of keeping.

    it’s fine. I’m an adult. It’s a toy…. Sorry, figure….. I already have a decent version of
     
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    There's also very little risk assuming it's a figure being released in the next few months. The problems tend to be when people put down deposits on stuff that has only been revealed for the distant future and then, over time, a retailer goes under.
     
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    Yeah, FT preorders are actually really safe these days.
     
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    Got it. Thanks for the info
     
  7. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 It's Hot Rod's fault...

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    Which of the KO’s is the best in your opinion. Seeing the price of this has pushed me that direction sadly. I don’t think Soundwave and one cassette is worth as much as a dinobot….
     
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    Treadshot 2.0 Action Master

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    NATURAL poses don't require all that much waist swivel though, for a good reason: our waists don't actually swivel all that much.

    The best toy designs have limited waist swivels combined with mid-torso swivel so you can simulate the incremental swivel real lifeforms have.
     
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  9. octobotimus

    octobotimus Anti-hype man

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    And when engineering or gimmicks don't allow for 2 different points of swiveling like humans, a swivel at 1 location emulates the movement we have.

    Quake wave and Takara soundwave are both nearly a decade old, and can both do a 360 at the waist.
     
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    I say this now, and price is also a piece of my thoughts even before I know the price, I prefer the Takara version right now. The hip skirts and the white paint job is not doing it for me. Though, overall, it isn't bad. For me there is too much toon likeness. Same for the new MP jets. Too much toon. MP-36 and the latest Optimus prime; mainly because they are the key characters for me, were the last mega toon version I'll be buying.
    I'm a big Soundwave fan, and I don't know but I'm thinking if the tapes are sold separately, it is going to break the bank :( 
    Props to FT for doing it anyway. I love the comic options "look" they give. That part was over the top being built into the transformation. Plus the Tapes look completely wonderful.
    Wish I could get a hold of their latest Preceptor though and a price < $200. Its not over the top toon imo.
    Supply and demand I guess.
     
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    TaoBao/China prices a a LOT lower than Western Retailers. Even Show.Z doesn't normally get anywhere near that low.
    You'll need to add shipping to the Chinese proces of course, and the delivery can take 4 to 6 weeks but even with that it's a lot better than the $250 and $120 that Western retailers are charging.
     
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  13. BIOMEC

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    Ugh, Hopefully Imperial units will be forgotten and never used again! :confused2 
     
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    Toy House Factory was the best of the 3 KO's. Robot Hero had loose joints and couldn't hold his gun. Non-branded KO improved the hands since they were articulated, but his legs never looked straight probably because of all the extra ratchets they included.
     
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    I have yet to hear of a single person who ordered from Bombusbee that didn't get their preorder filled. Pretty sure if you got a preorder in, you can rest easy you'll get it in. I've got 9 or so preorders in with them on top of the 4 or 5 that I've already received and I'm not sweating one bit. Just sayin.
     
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    Oddly I find myself thinking about that myself
     
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  17. Arkine

    Arkine Throws the boxes away.

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    Cave in and pre ordered this. All 370 dollars of it. God dammit...
     
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  18. divinecomedy

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    It's still cheaper than a farm ;) 
     
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  19. Galiss

    Galiss Such heroic nonsense...

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    Nah. I'm good... 20210709_001509.jpg
     
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    And that's why I didn't add up the cost in my head when I ordered. Now you've made me face my decision and I might be regretting it... Especially since I already have TT and MMC tapes.
     
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