Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jul 15, 2017.
2 guns? All I see is 2 faces
What would you consider reasonably priced? I don't have a dog in this price fight as I didn't get in on these guys until after the prices were $60 and I've already bought the Zeta Aerialbots so that is kind of "my" measuring stick. I'm hoping for MM to be about the same price as Silverbolt was.
In the cartoon, the rest of the Stunticons are never that small. Especially when they are shown together with Motormaster, who we know is as tall as Prime. There's no point saying that carbots should be smaller than fighter jets. I mean should we bring in another picture of Blastoff and Astrotrain again?
Oh god dammit
Honesty my only concern with ANY of these combiners is getting combiners from different companies and them not displaying well together.
I’m in on XTB Menasor.
I’m likely in for MMC Bruticus.
I’m likely in for ZETA / FT Superion.
Not sure how wel these all will scale / display together.
Any chance the extra face is for Savant/Skids?
So is this based on the G2 version?
I don’t have Savant
I’m exactly the same
That Gravestone proto doesn't look great. Barring ridiculous pricing, I'm still in on the set because I like XTB's individual bot modes and combined mode better than what we've seen from the other options thus far. I just hope Gravestone turns out to look better when he's finalized.
I did the same thing, for $40, why not? I knew the other limbs would be more, but I thought probably around $50. As it turns out, all the limbs cost $60 and they are just making you pay the extra $20 for Crackup by adding $10 to the last two. It is kind of a sucky bait and switch. I am not buying any more from XTB until they announce the amount of trailers and price for Gravestone. Sucks.
That's not his point. His point was XTB hadn't been upfront about their pricing. I mean they are literally the only company who's priced their offerings this way. Other companies would price the main bot at $X and the limb bots at $Y and that's it. XTB however did the first bot at $X, the next one at $X + 20, and then the next two at $X + 30. In other words, each limb bot is really $X + 20. In the end, the total price of the set might just equal FT's even though the limb bots are smaller.
But then again most American consumers can't do math to save their lives. That's how we got the mortgage mess in the first place.
I'm asking for his opinion on price out of curiosity and to further the conversation. I understand what you're saying about the prices going up but wasn't it expected since the first two were done to undercut the KO? I admitted, I'm coming into this having NOT paid the original cheaper prices, as I said I don't have a dog in that fight.
There are G1 and G2 sets both being released simultaneously.
Anyone put any stickers on their G2 breakdown?
If so does it look good?
Not sure about silver backed purple logo without seeing what it looks like beforehand.
I'm glad it looks like the next two cars are coming quickly, but oof, I'm traveling for two concerts in April, so that was already going to be a wee bit expensive. I think I can get these when they drop, but hopefully they hang around into early May, just in case.
I wonder when the G2 Dead End & Dragstrip will follow.
I've been here since the beginning, and I never thought for a minute the rest of the ones after Crackup were going to be $40. I don't remember how he initially phrased things concerning price, but I do know if you read it closely, it was pretty obvious the others were going to be more expensive. This was definitely brought up multiple times, and there was back and forth and people being all, "Those other limbs better not be more expensive!" and arguments over what a reasonable price for the rest of the limb bots should be. I myself posted multiple times my prediction of $65 at the cheapest, $80 at the most going by the price points of his other products.
But yeah, at no point was the general consensus that this was going to be an ultra cheap set of all $40 limb bots. Maybe one or two thought that, but the rest of us said, that's not the case at all. I mean, maybe ibot should have made it clearer, I felt he was pretty clear, but not clear enough apparently. Like it could be that there were definitely enough of us who didn't think it was going to be that cheap that he didn't feel there was anything to clarify.
The first one was KOed. But not the next 3. So why the constant price increase?
Prolly whenever the next cons are, as that's when the previous two came out.
While I love being insulted by an internet stranger for where I live (thanks), it WAS common knowledge that the price point was only that low due to the mold being immediately stolen/KOed and they wanted to nip it in the bud. To say anything different means you either weren't paying attention or you are being disingenuous.
These guys are masterpiece scaled, masterpiece quality and cost less than masterpiece pricing.
You can safely stop buying anything at any time; you don't owe any company anything. There's no need to cry about it.
Ahh. I have no answer other than maybe to recoup the lost money on the initial release? Or maybe the costs of making a quality product required more investment than thought. They're still quite reasonable, but I also say that as I was originally in on the DX9 Stunticons so, of course they're going to look better price wise for me. I ended up liking the scale and the look of the XTB versions better so I switched.
But I fully understand and see how nearly doubling in price would raise an eyebrow and frustrate or annoy some people.
I may have to hit up XTB to see if I can get extra guns for all the other limbs. I don't like the idea of only one limb bot being able to dual wield while the others can't.
Thanks. I See there are two different versions of Flipout on. BBTS
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