X-Transbots Springer

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Qingtianzhu, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. silith210518

    silith210518 Well-Known Member

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    Just paid off locke and virtus after selling my koot. Don't let me down xtb lol
     
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  2. DrCalligari

    DrCalligari Well-Known Member

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    You're right man, I don't know how but I had comepletly forgotten that screw-up.
     
  3. divinecomedy

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    It's so long ago. The only reason I still remember it is for some reason Youtube would occasionally recommend that I rewatch the reviews for the Preprod sample. ROFL.
     
  4. fearthehoss75

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    Not sure if this was reported but BBTS just emailed confirming the 200 price range but only increasing the price of the original 130 preorder to 165. I can dig it
     
  5. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

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    I have Apache, but that helicopter whirling blade accessory is awesome. All helicopter modes should have one of those.
     
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  6. alzula

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    The blade + flight stand is easily what is jacking the price up the most. While both are 'neat', the whirl blade could have been made of 4 individual pieces that tab together to take up less space, and while the flight stand is nice for anything with aerial alt modes, it also is heavy and takes up a lot of space.

    Similar to Dr egg, which could have benefited from a non electronics mode that went for 1/3 the cost, I feel like this could have benefited from a non-premium version that cut out the stand, whirl blade, and the little painted figure to keep the initial 129 cost.

    Currently im torn i have the showz one paid off at 179, but tfsource is still in my stack at 129. I am not used to them honoring their pre orders so i hedged my bets and paid off showz first in hopes of getting the 1st batch before CNY.
     
  7. pidge1114

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    I dunno I keep looking at this, and while the mode is great, the colors make me think I'm looking at a 7up can.

    I guess I can reserve judgement until we see in-hand photos, but I'm not digging the color scheme from what I've seen.
     
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    Tfsource is honoring the price at $129 or whatever the original listing for the non-premium version was. Confirmed that with them last week
     
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  9. divinecomedy

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    Mordor coming through!!!
     
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  10. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    what we have seen is not the final colour scheme they are changing it
     
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  11. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster No relation to the Autobot, ironically. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just got the email from TCP in regards to the Virtus listing.

    No new news, of course.

     
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    I made a post earlier on but the rotor does break up so the box won't be quite as big as we might have thought.
     
  13. Teletran-1

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    I hope they show final colours before my showz pre-order runs out, cause I need to see what I'm buying.
     
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  14. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    xtb confirmed this on facebook when someone else pointed this out too
     
  15. alzula

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    Good to know but the rest of my post is still true.
     
  16. Optimus Prime23

    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

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    Doesn’t he look like Thor twirling Mjolnir around here? :lol 
     
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  17. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Similar to MP-46's spider web
     
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  18. luckyman76

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    I agree with your frustration regarding the cost but make no mistake this is no accident and has nothing to do with the accessories. XTB knew they could charge this much because of the market so they added the little trinkets in hopes that you will accept their BS...and we will. The price would be $180 if it came in a cardboard box with no accessories. XTB has fewer opportunities at your money and wants to maximize what it can get out of you in a year. FT is also doing this because Takara got away with it. Its simple business in a niche market with a lack of options. Its only going to get worse. With Dr. Egg this tactic will hurt them but Virtus, Gravestone trailer, Locke, and Omnibots will sell quite well regardless of price. Their next combiner and perhaps their God Ginrai (if it ever gets off the ground) will likely have some problems in addition to competition.
     
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  19. Starganderfish

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    Thank Grod they’re changing the colours. No way in hell the old colour scheme would have sold well at all. Tentatively interested in this again, pending final coloured samples.
    Not gonna get involved in the price arguments. It is what it is.
     
  20. Bryan G

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    Show. Z show item is in stock can anyone confirm that