Takara MP-23 Exhaust

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by daimchoc, Sep 1, 2014.

  1. Cobra

    Cobra Have been lost for awhile

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    They have always been "shady" about making more money off of an item. I learned years ago that they would remove low stock items from their site to sell them at a much higher mark up on eBay. After I paid for the item they sent me a paid invoice with the main site's price not the eBay price.

    I only deal with them if they are the only store that has the item.
     
  2. JoeHavok

    JoeHavok Well-Known Member

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    Thousands of these figures were produced and sold. There is no shortage. Anyone paying the insane mark up, I feel sorry for you guys. Eventually the price will come down. Trust me.
     
  3. rampageSSS

    rampageSSS All Hail Rampage

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    Looks So much better now!

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  4. Dead Metal

    Dead Metal Well-Known Member

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    Yup, I remember back when FansProject released their black Rodimus armor, and demand was so high. TFSource suddenly cancelled pre-orders people had with them claiming that FP didn't send them enough stock. A month later they "happened to come across" a larger stock of them and started selling them at an inflated price (I think tripple the original price) claiming they weren't making money off them because it's close to what they had to pay for them and that this was just a friendly service to their customers. The funny thing is, no other retailer had problems with their stock.
     
  5. shadowfall1976

    shadowfall1976 The Alpha and the Optimus

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    Philip Morris prepares a cease and desist, calls for your pictures to be removed and your figure to be repainted immediately.

    This is what I wanted, not that blocky ass factory paint. I prefer what TFSource did over factory apps.
     
  6. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    Dat's purty. How do I get one of those.
     
  7. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't TRU do the same thing? I'd be semi-okay with this as long as they jacked up the eBay and website prices the same. Supply and demand and all that.

    I'm okay with jacking up prices on in-stock items but not okay with cancelling pre-orders to jack up prices. If I remember the Shadow Scyther situation correctly, TFS did not cancel pre-orders so much as they suspiciously sold out of pre-orders. And it wasn't a month so much as days that they started selling them for inflated prices on ebay. This was a douche move by TFS because FPS split their entire stock between Robotkingdom and TFS so those were the ONLY places to get these items.
     
  8. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Looks like one of the sheets from stilettoheels...
     
  9. Dead Metal

    Dead Metal Well-Known Member

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    Oh yeah, it was days, a week and half at best. But they did cancel pre-orders. I used to be seibertron.com news crew, and there were people who complained back then that TFS sent them e-mails stating that they had to cancel their pre-order because they didn't get enough stock. Which is what I put in the article, which in turn got Ryan in trouble.
    Haven't even looked at their site since.
     
  10. rampageSSS

    rampageSSS All Hail Rampage

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    :lol  Thanks mate!

    The decals are from ocean designs and I used 3 sets as you only get one large Marlboro decal and you will need 3 of them.
    Just use nail polish remover to remove the original Lancia on the bonnet, and used Tamiya bright red to re-paint the triangle and the rear guards to again remove the Lancia decal and put the correct Marlboro decal.
    But to me looks much better then the original
     
  11. Sweeny

    Sweeny Electric Monk

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    Blimey, your paint mods and the labels look fantastic. I have one set of the Ocean decals but now I'm tempted to copy you and get two more sets! Awesome work.
     
  12. Markdelg

    Markdelg Spin Road fan

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    Question: Are there many people here who would be interested in getting the TFSource "repainted" Exhaust at cost? I know that many people (including myself) preordered through TFS and are now stuck with a toy they don't really want and will most likely return. But if other members who never got one at all are still trying to find one and people who did get him are willing to sell theirs instead of returning it, should there be a sale thread for that?
     
  13. Nighthawkblack

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    Id like one, all of my MPs aren't open so it would be nice to get one to play with. Yep, I said play.

    I wrote them a few days before people got their modified ones and they never replied. How can I order one?
     
  14. Transformed

    Transformed 神戸 Member

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    Love the repaint, looks glorious!
     
  15. Sixo

    Sixo Canonical

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    Bloody hell! I just ordered this guy this week. I only hope I can make him look half as incredible as you have. :thumb 
     
  16. anubis20

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    Many thanks for the deal! :D  Will try to emulate what rampageSSS did and paint the original deco back on it :) 

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  17. Afrecho

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    Yes! Finally I'm getting an original Exhaust from HLJ. Put in private warehouse and waiting for Tracks being released and ship both to Chile. :) 
     
  18. DukeFett

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    Mine just arrived today!
     
  20. ChromeMagnus

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    @ibot Can you make hands for MP Exhaust?