Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Zeke1

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    Between MP-01 and MP-10 I have enough trailers. I often wonder how much MP-44 would cost if they skipped the trailer (and it's accessories ie: roller, battle station, etc) and the electronic sounds gimmick.
     
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    Yeah, it's bullshit! The other day I walked into my living room and looked at my Transformers display but something was off. I looked around trying to figure out what had changed and then my eyes landed on Optimus - he just looked like shit now. He had been beautiful the day before. What could have happened to just utterly ruin him so? I came to this thread to see if anybody else had had this happen and stumbled across the news of the v3. So that's what happened! Why did TE have to ruin my perfectly good Optimus by making another one? This is completely unacceptable!
     
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    You saw pictures of what you were buying when you bought it, right? They didn’t trick you or anything, correct? Then it is not TE’s fault because you made a conscious decision. Nowhere in the fine print did they state that they would not keep improving their product. You are not entitled to anything because they delivered what was shown.

    Since MP-44’s QC has been vastly subpar, should they not improve it next time for fear of offending the people who bought their initial release? Companies continually improve products if they want to stay viable, that’s how it works.
     
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    If they offered the upgrades to all the previous costumers that made the figure worth doing 3 versions of, even if for a small cost...then sure. Otherwise it kind of sucks when marginal, but definite upgrades are made with each reissue, because who can afford to pay $100+ for a couple improvements? And you'd take it in the shorts trying to sell the older version(s) to upgrade to the newer one. So yeah, the people coming in for the first time at the latest version...it's fanfuckingtastic! But to everyone that already made the figure a hit...too bad, so sad!
     
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    no they should have got things right in the first place before releasing their product ! the way they have gone about things is very amateurist for a company which ultimately will effect sales of what they release next because people will expect it to keep changing with each reissue of the same bloody figure , it's like they are just shooting themselves in the foot!! also this is one of the rare times i am going to act very entitled about it
     
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    I suspect they are either testing boundaries or baiting Hasbro.

    Suppose Hasbro went after them only for the stickers. Does it mean Hasbro has no case for the figure itself?

    (Sticker sheets are including by KO all the time.)

    Also, sticker sheet can simply be removed. I think that's why the v2 head, being based on MP-44, is still loose-packed now.
     
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    Then you will be always an unsatisfied consumer because almost every product is improved after its initial launch, computers, phones, cars, toys, etc. Nothing amateurish about it, actually it is a sign of professionalism and the stiff competition they face.

    MP-36 had all kinds of tolerance problems in its initial launch; in the second run, they remedied that. Probably the same with MP-44, definitely the same with Fanstoys and XTB releases.
     
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    So, if TE hadn't made improvements to v3, would your v1 or v2 be better than it currently is somehow?
     
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    I’d say these changes are clearly from feedback in the community and comparisons to MP44. Look at how many people modified their windows by either putting paper behind or stickers on the front. They also took out the shoulder indent and made a much better head. I bought magic square originally because the head was better but the new head got me to change my mind.

    I’m only all up in this thread because of the improvements they’ve made making it the best option.

    I agree people with older versions should be able to get the new pieces for a couple bucks like they did with the head but seeing all this response and actual fixes in response to feedback is the dream! Imagine Takara actually responded to the community with real knees on the 2nd batch of MP44. They sure aren’t going to offer separate new knees for $5 to the early adopters.
     
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    Still satisfied with my V1 but I’m never PO TE stuff again. I’ll wait for 3-5months before buying any of their products.
     
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    Yes, because it would still be the best version available. If it didn't make a difference, then why does the value drop when the improved version is released? The older versions didn't change any...why did its value change?
     
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    Aha! That explains why Smokescreen from Dork Side Toys came via Home Delivery. I never ever had a Smartpost package ship so fast before. It was less than two days, actually. He sent it around...I want to say 4:30ish Monday, it came Wednesday just a little before noon. Smartpost is one of the worst things ever devised. Not only is it slow, but they also know you're cheap to be using it, so you receive the cheapest quality, also. Nearly 2 weeks of travel, on trucks, being thrown around, just begs for something to be damaged/ruined.
     
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    Perfectly happy with the V1 here. V2 head was shipped to me anyway and I can put opaque inserts behind the windows myself. Or not. Whatever strikes my fancy.
     
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    For the record, I was one of the first people on here to have TE-01 in their hands, V1. As well, my figure was broken out of the package, which took months for me to get resolved, with the help of oku. So, I have V1 and it has not been a smooth ride. This seems to be simple childish selfishness, "his toy is better than mine". Would it be great if TE had put out the current version first? Yes. Did anyone get forced into purchasing the V1 toy? No. Has TE consistently listened to fans as to what they want to see in the figure, how they want it improved, and made those changes on future releases of the product, instead of just ignoring fans concerns and opinions and not improving their figure/product? Yes! They did not have to continue to work on a completed figure and to continue to invest time and money into making it better, as people were already purchasing the product. For goodness sake, give them some credit and be real with your expectations. This was their first figure and they are continuing to listen to their customer/fan base and improve their products. I can understand the disappointment of not having the "best" version, as I too would of course want the best version of something, but blaming TE for making improvements instead of ignoring reported concerns or issues is just selfish, entitled, and childish(and of course human), imo.
    If this is a such a huge deal to someone, has anyone contacted TE or their seller to ask if they get or purchase whatever parts it is they want?
     
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    I want a blue optimus prime. Someone please make me a blue Optimus Prime.
     
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    What value? My Optimus is still just as valuable to me as he ever was. If you're talking about the secondary market value, then so what? Nobody ever promised that your toy would hold its value. If holding monetary value is important to you, then you should not be buying toys. If you do buy a toy, you should consider that money gone and, if you're lucky, you may be able to recoup some of it when you sell the toy later but this is not a sure thing. These are toys, not assets.

    Yup, this right here. It's still just as good a toy as it ever was, regardless of there being a "better" one.
     
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    does the removing the autobot indentation worth that much more of an upgrade from the second batch?