Heavy/Scratch: Shapeways: FOC Bruticus upgrade kit (more game-accurate)

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by echotransformer, Jan 26, 2013.

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What are your thoughts on how to release this kit?

Poll closed May 7, 2013.
  1. Get Shapeways done by Spring. Painting req'd, but it will be quickly available for all 5 FOC molds

    31 vote(s)
    17.6%
  2. Take up to 1 year to design & release via 3rd party. I can WAIT so I don't have to PAINT.

    81 vote(s)
    46.0%
  3. Do both Shapeways (release soon) and 3rd party. (KO's will likely happen but I want the original)

    61 vote(s)
    34.7%
  4. I just want SOMETHING to fix my Bruticus--a low-priced knockoff is all I need

    3 vote(s)
    1.7%
  1. Barnone2431

    Barnone2431 Decepticon Seeker

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    Wow great work. Im sold if and when this add on is avail.
     
  2. Swaldem

    Swaldem Well-Known Member

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    looks great will wait for this to be available
     
  3. daimchoc

    daimchoc Well-Known Member

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    If you folks want this set produced by a third party group, let's help echo by posting and sharing the pictures and videos on social media sites. Show it to your friends and post them on other threads/blogs, etc. Surely, a group would take note of it and pick it up as a project. ;) 
     
  4. starscream-99

    starscream-99 Well-Known Member

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    hope so cuz I can't paint even if my life depended on it. This is one bad ass set!!!
     
  5. Trailbreaker77

    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I can paint some but I'll never be able to get that finish that the Takara set has.
     
  6. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    Careful trying to entice other groups into making this. Fakebusker has had several of his designs stolen by shady companies without his consent (which he finds more flattering than agravating).
     
  7. TacomaPrime

    TacomaPrime Cybertronian Tacoma

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    oh my god, I would so get in on a kickstarter for this!
     
  8. TheGame2K5

    TheGame2K5 Well-Known Member

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    With our luck it would be crazy devy that made it and cost $300. lol
     
  9. Robowang

    Robowang I don't have AIDS

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    Per piece.
     
  10. CodeXCDM

    CodeXCDM Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. Don't send schematics or even access to get a physical copy of the items... at least not without you getting some sort of compensation well before production.
     
  11. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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    If he makes it available via Shapeways that will be a bit difficult, don't you think?
     
  12. jtuarus

    jtuarus Prowls circutsu master TFW2005 Supporter

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    THIS IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! AND I AGREE this needs to be picked up by a decent third party company hey MMC jump on this guy.
     
  13. Theprimeoflegen

    Theprimeoflegen Til all are gone!!!!!!

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    Could I see some comparison pics of Fansproject bruticus and sdcc bruticus with your add on.
     
  14. dremel

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    I think he compares the two in his YouTube video
     
  15. Predacon

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    Kickstarter is a great idea provided you can get a 3rd party that can provide you with a means to mass manufacture effectively.
     
  16. echotransformer

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    Great discussion guys, I do need to answer some questions...will do that this weekend but in the meantime I decided to add a poll.

    I hear the requests to go third party and yes I've been considering that really heavily. But it's not as simple as some may think--it actually means more time and investment from me; it's not a sure thing AND it will take a lot longer to get it in your hands.

    Are you okay with that?

    Will you loose interest in this in the meantime?

    Will other, cooling toys be competing for your money?

    What if not all 5 versions are released? (obviously we would try and release all colors, but it's extremely unlikely all 5 would be available at the same time...it could be months after the first version ships before you get the version you want--for example, maybe Fruiticus is release 1, and then SDCC is release 2 a couple months later, G2 a couple months after that, etc.)

    But on the flipside, you'll get a finished kit--no painting. That's really nice. And the price will likely be less than Shapeways--not insanely less, but a bit less, which will help.

    I'm interested in your opinions--poll closes in 4 days. Thanks guys!

    --Echo
     
  17. maximus_primal

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    I am willing to wait for the 3rd party to make my Bruticus from blah to AWESOME with your kit.
     
  18. Micronautsdeep

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    Echo:

    Whatever is easiest for you and gets the product to us as quickly as possible.

    With that said, if you would be more profitable by doing it 3rd party, then do what's good for you and your fam. You should profit from your labor and creativity.

    Thanks for creating this and hopefully sharing this with us.
     
  19. aptkane

    aptkane PaxCybertron

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    Echo: - I'm very happy to see how far this has come already. Whatever you decide to do, do it, you'll have my money.
     
  20. daimchoc

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    I guess we now have a poll! I voted for waiting for this to be released by a 3rd party. ;)