Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by brr-icy, May 11, 2017.
Me too, but I'm still pledged also.
Ususally with these sorts of things, once the project is funded they'll send you an email asking how you wish to be credited.
What's the difference between this and a simple google image search for high quality g1 pics ?
I really wish to pledge and support as I really want these books, but it saddens me to know my country isn't in the shipping list...
We're pretty fortunate Hasbro probably won't shut this down...
...certain other companies would do well to adopt similar philosophies. One in particular whose name can be translated as "Leave it up to Heaven".
Hardcopy. All in one place. Variants. Uniform super high quality. Easier to take to the John than a computer with comparable size screen.
Ummmm... because it's cool as shit
I own every G1 figure and can just go look at my shelf, but I still want to have this out on the table in my collection room next to the original MP Optimus and Megatron in alt mode.
So you're paranoid of the internet? Ok... next.
I have no idea what you're talking about
Sadly this is where I'm at too. It's the same budget as a MP Seeker. And those Seekers are damn expensive.
It's a catch22 situation.
If it had been made with cheaper materials to get the cost down I wouldn't have bought because it looked cheap.
It does look really nice. Hope this does reach the target, because I want them to exist in the world.
Still time remaining for me to order one evening when I'm rather drunk.
Does it really have to cost US$68 to ship overseas? Ouch! It's giving me second thoughts.
I don't see an option for overseas people like me who just interested in Volume 1. Or am I overlooking?
Well, New Zealand isn't on the list either but just looking at the shipping cost to Australia... Yeah, no. Sorry guys, I want to get both books and support your project, but for US$110 plus almost $80 more for shipping alone, you can keep your damned books. That's about US$200, so close to NZ$300, and... haha, no. Never happening. Even if I could afford it, I would never pay that for these. Sorry, but I just don't think they're worth anywhere near that much, even considering that almost half of that is shipping costs.
When you said you were looking into finding a cheaper international shipping option before launching the Kickstarter, I assumed it'd be available worldwide for a not-so-insane price, but... I guess not.
Oh well, money saved. It's a shame but that price is waaaay too steep.
Unfortunately, we had this discussion already, and apparently the suggestion from a few people to put current values into the book got stuck in their heads. It makes zero sense if you ask me. A real shame that they went with that choice.
I really think their fulfillment partner doesn't give a damn about non-US customers. I know there are much cheaper options for KS (such as making a deal with UPS to ship everything in bulk from the US to a regional center in Europe and then pass it on to the local post office), but flat-rate priority is the simplest (and laziest) option which is why it's so expensive.
Which is just another reason for me to lose all interest in this; that they didn't even seem to bother to cater to customers outside the US.
Instead of listing the current price put a qr code in the corner that links to a companion website which embeds ebay code linking to current auctions for that figure, which would be another source of revenue.
Looks very cool, will definitely be following this Kickstarter.
The book I really want to see is a Transformers version of 3DJoes "Art of GI Joe" books, which collect high resolution, restored images of the card and box art, plus any original art from book covers, merchandise, magazines, etc. Something like that for Transformers would be a "no brainer" for me.
Like this, you mean?
Thanks for the head's up, I will check this book out for sure.
These would go great with my TF box art tablebook
Possibly any concepts sketches?
Would love to have this, but have to pass. I can understand the books being expensive, but then expensive shipping, plus the likelihood of import taxes (at the very least 21 percent VAT over the total value (declared value plus shipping), administration costs for customs and very possibly additional taxes) makes it way too expensive.
Real shame, because the books look good.
If you go around looking for reasons not to do something, you'll surely find them.
That is one of the saddest things I've read on this forum. Look at all of that burden placed on the consumer above and beyond the actual product price, to the extent that they can't even afford to purchase the product. I always wonder when I see posts talking about VAT and similar anti-consumer economic systems if the posters ever connect the dots and realize this is the result of their country voting for socialists for many years. Free markets don't result in nonsense like VAT. I'm not trying to step on anyone's sacred cow but the economics of product affordability need to have a light shined on them from time to time. Thanks to widespread economic ignorance most don't realize they get precisely what they voted for and continue to perpetuate the problem when they hit the voting booths next time, choosing whoever promises the most handouts without realizing the same people promising the (not actually) free stuff are from the same group that took away their former wealth via redistributive taxation schemes in order to fund the previous "free" stuff given to other voters in order to get elected the last time. I feel bad for all of you that are stuck in such overbearing, failing systems. Here's hoping you gain some greater degree of economic freedom one day. Here's hoping we all do.
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