Toyworld TW-F09 Tactics Waistcoat (Freedom Leader)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Desertwindhounds, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Rijie78

    Rijie78 Vinyl junkie.

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    I'll worry about the final price once it's ready to ship, and I get the mail from ShowZ that I need to settle up. Until then I figure the price can fluctuate, but it's pretty meaningless until we actually get the pay-up mail. As far as ShowZ goes, they've got a good rep and I can't imagine he's going to drop a massive price hike on those of us who pre-ordered, unless the final cost really is astonishingly different. Play it by ear.

    Most importantly, as those recent photos show, it's looking fucking aces. And maybe it really will be shipping more or less on the estimated date!
     
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  2. Michael Payton

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    To be fair BBTS won't carry certain 3P toys because Hasbro bullies THEM.
     
  3. Michael Payton

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    I will wait to get this until it's out and I know the final price and the durability. If it's a mess of QC issues and thin fragile parts, I'll just save my money for something else.
     
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    The bigger party always bullies people. No doubt during the Unicron crowdfunding, Hasbro did something along: "here's an invoice for 1000 units. What? You never asked for it. As if we care."
     
  5. octobotimus

    octobotimus Plastic Criminal

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    Well that would be illegal, so that most likely didn’t happen.
     
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  6. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

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    There's a reason the term "channel stuffing" exists.

    Here's the definition from one website Understanding Channel Stuffing. Feel free to Google it on your own
    "Channel stuffing is a deceptive business practice used by a company to inflate its sales and earnings figures by deliberately sending retailers along its distribution channel more products than they are able to sell to the public."

    Happens too many times in the history of business. Krispy Kreme, car companies and car dealers, Beanie Babies, etc, etc. As I said, don't trust me, just look it up. Happens EVERY DAY. Is it illegal? Sort of, but only if you get busted. As the saying goes: if a tree falls in the forest, and no one sees it, does it really happen?
     
  7. oku

    oku Chill.

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  8. Reygn

    Reygn Leader of The Abyss

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  9. Bee Camaro

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    You don't need to worry at all, your english is good ;) 
     
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    Yes, you're right. When a figure becomes more complex and full of details and parts, it tends to be fragile. For example, that's my experience with the Hot Toys and I beg that this not happens with freedom leader!.
     
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    I had it with Toyworld. Cancelled my pre-order and signed on for the Fire Scorpion FS-01 Optimus Prime. I just like the look of the bot and car mode more.
     
  13. ManelFigures

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    FireScorpion at now has the MP10 hands and a very small head, the truck mode is good but don't have the five little lights. But the bed is superb (very good hidden legs).
     
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    Except they're not the same part, imagine it rotated 180 degrees, the details don't even match up. It's weird as
     
  15. guarayakha

    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    Because it's a rotated left piece. They're not supposed to be "same" because they're mirrored. This is how it looks like when assembled correctly:
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    I know that, but the piece they have on there at the moment, still when mirrored or rotated, isn't the same as the left coz the clip is on the other side so it's some weird mould not just a build mistake
     
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    I'm praying to Primus. Please, let this figure witout QC issues.

    Till all are one. XD
     
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    Why is everyone making such a big fuss about this part? Someone forgot to rotate it 180 degrees. That’s all.
     
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  19. ManelFigures

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    That's because...

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  20. octobotimus

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    You can usually tell who was here just for conversation, as those who jump ship because of something extremely late in the game or a small flipped around piece like that, were never going to buy it in the first place.