X-Transbots MX Series Berserkars / Monolith (Stunticons/Menasor)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    I really hope not.

    If it is, then my set of Stunticons won't be able to form Menasor.

    There is no way I'd be paying that as its unjustifiable.
     
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  2. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than a Fanstoys box.

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    TFSources shithousery has been well documented for years. I don't understand why people still give them enough business for them to have that kind of power over other retailers.
     
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  3. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator! TFW2005 Supporter

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    LOL! You do you. If you like paying jacked up prices... for questionable quality... especially with the track record so far with this set specifically... go right ahead. Be my guest. First FlipOut's foot... then Overheat's shoulder socket... need I say more. The pattern so far does not look good to me.

    If you are happy paying inflated prices for diminishing quality on top of extended wait/build times... go right ahead friend. If this trailer is a flop... this will be my last set of figures from XTB... and I am not alone in that sentiment. And that is a fact.
     
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  4. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator! TFW2005 Supporter

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    You'll be able to form Menasor... but will he be able to stand upright by himself without having to lean him against a wall.... or will his shoulder sockets crumble like feta cheese???? Well that's a whole other discussion.

    First time endeavors usually suffer from first time problems.
     
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    Actually I am not buying the XTB trailer, so I don't care. I am just stating the reality.
     
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    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator! TFW2005 Supporter

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    The reality is prices go up... wait/build times up... quality down. That's insane to me. I'm not willing to pay more for less.

    And before someone brings up Wu-Tang Flu... other companies are delivering figures at non-jacked up prices. Some, not all.

    No comment on the older figures, as I haven't handled those in person.
     
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    Autobrat Leader Bratwurst in Disguise

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    Magic Square legends Motormaster with trailer/body is $150. I feel like when Takara put out the ~$400 Optimus, every toy company started losing their collective marbles and charging out the wazoo. Granted, the pandemic certainly is playing a factor here. But the inflation in the last year has started being very evident. And it's also our fault for continuing to pay.
     
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  8. impossiball

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    I think i've read all of the 1000+ pages of this thread plus various other Facebook groups and this is the first time someone mentions this issue :sly2: 
     
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  9. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

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    As I said, I am not here to drum up support for higher prices. I hate higher prices.

    They released Figure A last year at 80 bucks. They are releasing Figure A (UNCHANGED) at 120 bucks this year. What does "handling" have anything to do with it. You can just Google.

    Figure A is XTB Trailbreaker V2, and as someone has pointed out, it's not just that figure. Their Wreckgar is not even a V2, it's a V1. And it also got a 50% bump.
     
  10. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    If the trailer is over $200 I'm out. I don't care what sort of mental gymnastics @ibot or anyone else try to justify it with, that's too damn much.
     
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  11. Ribimus Prime

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    Good thing Fanstoys isn’t having several QC issues with their figs being rushed out....oh wait. Damn.
     
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  12. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

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    Actually only Sheridan has an issue with the first batch, but hei whatever floats your boat. And they will be releasing close to 9 figures this year. What has XTB done? Zero.
     
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  13. Ribimus Prime

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    Umm, ACTUALLY they’ve had several issues, not just Sheridan. But hey, whatever right? Besides, when it comes to Menasor, looks like XTB will be the first to finish the set, so you know, there’s that.
     
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    I'm afraid it will be close to that, look at their rerelease toon Trailbreaker and toon Hoist going for $80 to $130!
     
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    Here's my old post on issues
     
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    I do not know what you mean.
     
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  18. dmarsee

    dmarsee Minibot Action

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    ...Not asking much, and all for under $200. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  19. luckyman76

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    Now is a good time to drop the hammer. If this is over $150 I will sell my set of XTB Berserkars. Now is the time to put the pressure on.
     
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  20. MeisterTFFan

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    I am ok with the trailer being delayed as long as the time was spent making it good. Notice I said good, not spectacular but good. I want this combiner to work. The trepidation from X-Transbots I understand. Fans toys and dx9 going against them, I understand. I am ok with a delay to make sure it is good and works appropriately. It has to be released though, good is ok. . .perfection is not going to happen. GIVE US THE TRAILER. LOL
     
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