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

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

  1. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    well cheap with tfs express deffo giving this a go! if i like it more fanstoys will be sold :D  was never in for the combined mode so won't be buying the trailer anyway
     
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  2. RyanCharlie

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    What's the shipping like for you? $26 here in the US.
     
  3. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    £5.50 but i'm in the uk
     
  4. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 It's Hot Rod's fault...

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    Here I sit, impatiently mashing the F5 key waiting for my request to pay off my preorder... and then the wait for the shipping confirmation....
     
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    Pre order placed with tfs express! Love those guys
     
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    For the price...compared to similar figures like the FT Motormaster or the Magic Square and TE Optimus the price doesn't feel bad. Of course,she you think that DX9 for $20-30 more gives you the full Menasor body plus accessories things become different...
    What is certain is that this set isn't the dirty cheap Menasor some of us (myself included) hoped for in the beginning. The saving against the FT version is still probably going to be significant, but the DX9 set is much closer than I thought,so the company that manages to deliver the most convincing Menasor us going to be in pole position for me.
     
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  7. zfarsh

    zfarsh Big Penguin Chief

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    Oh YEAH baybe, XTB Motormaster sold as a cab just like i wanted, no trailer, WOOHOO, my dream come true!!!

    (sees the price of 125$+ for just the cab)

    Wait WHAT???

    oh snitzuls
     
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  8. Thingfromthevoid

    Thingfromthevoid I yam what I yam...

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    I have owned FOUR Combaticons for quite some time now :oops: 
     
  9. zfarsh

    zfarsh Big Penguin Chief

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    Zeta or UT combaticons?
     
  10. Thingfromthevoid

    Thingfromthevoid I yam what I yam...

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    That would justify it, but no... Warbotron! :rolleyes: 



    I'm the jerk :D 
     
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  11. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Don't pay $125 then, cheaper elsewhere. I'm sure Taobao will be even less than tfs-e.
     
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  12. Snaku

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    Happy dance! Oh wait, TFX doesn't include shipping so it ends up being another $20-30, right? Oh well, more reserved but still pretty happy dance.

    I mean larger XTB figures, (Apollyon, Andras, Eligos, Virtus) are all $120+ and that's from ShowZ where prices are cheaper than others.

    Nobody has made more noise about the price than me. Sure, I'd have loved it if the figure plus combiner torso was in line with Zeta's pricing but that was never realistic. Zeta makes their designs and paint schemes much simpler and even they have come out and said that, if they do any more combiners, they'll have to charge more than they did for Superion and Bruticus. When you consider that Motormaster is comparable to TE's Optimus (they both turn into a semi truck with no trailer) the fact that his price is comparable seems perfectly reasonable.

    As for it not being a bargain, what combiner aside from Zeta's is less expensive than this will be? $240 for the limb bots + $130 for MM = $370 + whatever the trailer ends up costing. FT's is $105 per limb plus $170 for MM and they've said the last limb will come with the torso and be similarly priced to MM. That'd be about $675 for the set. XTB's trailer would have to cost $300 (and it better fucking not!) to make this set as expensive as FT's. DX9's limbs are $80 and MM is $150 (at ShowZ; haven't checked other stores) = $470 total. If XTB's trailer is $100, that puts them at exactly the same price as DX9. Given that this set is so much better than DX9's (QC issues aside, though I haven't been following DX9's so I don't know how their figures have been turning out), we're still getting more bang for our buck... though honestly I'd bet on the trailer costing the same as MM himself which will likely make this set more expensive.

    Now I'm still a little cranky. I still vehemently believe all of this information should've been out there a year ago so we could make informed purchasing decisions. I don't mind the $40 Crackup as a hook but XTB should damn well have been able to tell us what we were getting into before we got to the second figure in the line and definitely before the third figure. And you're right that it's not as much of a bargain as some of us were expecting given how much the first figures cost but, given what we've seen and everything that it does, I think it's a fair price... unless they go nuts on the trailer but I really don't think they will.
     
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  13. JoeHavok

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    I actually bought all five of Warbotron, but never combined them before I sold them.
     
  14. Chrisola

    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    £89.99 isn't bad...but then i already have FT and DX9 version of MM (well DX9 is paid for).

    I just think the DX9 or FT scale of the cars works better, particularly as my shelf is going to be FT Aerialbots one side, Alpha Trion and Vector Sigma in the middle, and Stunticons on the other. The Aerialbots will dwarf the XTB cars, so i'm thinking combine mode XTB and stick with DX9 for bot mode...have just sold FT Spoiler off and I think Roadking is going next.

    Argh.
     
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  15. Snaku

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    TCP has him up for $130 as well so I guess that's the US price. Curious to see what he ends up being on ShowZ.
     
  16. Blazing Mewtwo

    Blazing Mewtwo Starscream Lover

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    No FT for bot form?
     
  17. ChromeMagnus

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    If you don't mind can you post some clean shots of the box art? Front, back, and sides?
     
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    TFS-Express pre-order done! Roll on December, then roll on April for combined mode!
     
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  19. ChromeMagnus

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    I hope they'll change the sword blade from black to silver.
     
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  20. Snaku

    Snaku Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, black is such a weird choice. It should be silver or chrome - I'd prefer chrome but I'm sure I'm outvoted and the chrome one will be with the toy version.
     
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