X-Transbots Springer

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

  1. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Good one!
     
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    The all yellow shoulder pads aren't ideal but let's be happy 99% of the rest of the colors look good now. Besides, if we demand they repaint them it could take another 3-4 months to release him! :p 

    You also have the option if it really bothers you that much you could paint it yourself.
     
  3. Mafai susu

    Mafai susu Lo’u fa’atonu titi

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    I’m surprised no displays of this during Baltimore.
     
  4. DrCalligari

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    @Grifter Prime hey my man, any insight why XTB didn't have a presence at the Con this weekend?

    I was really looking forward to seeing those beautifully colored bots :) 
     
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    I'm not. The major G1 MP companies like FT and XTB/KFC are doing most of their marketing in China and Southeast Asia or on there own through here where they can control the atmosphere. Its their main market. I think as much as all of us love TFCon its just not what those companies may perceive it as now, Legends and other lines entirely different. FT and XTB have aged and experienced quite a bit to know what works best for them. XTB/KFC had to recover their image so they made their splash earlier. FT trinkled in their preorders and then made a pretty big splash today on renders of future releases they have had in the pocket for quite a while. I think they will loosely continue to support TFCon with reveals like this but not a major presence. It has been going in this direction for a few years.
     
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  6. Mafai susu

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    Well crap.
     
  7. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    There is going to be a big exhibition at the end of the month in China, that's where most 3P companies reveal their stuff.
     
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    I can't find the picture now but I saw a post on the TFCon Facebook page with four more display cases that were empty because the bots that were supposed to fill them didn't arrive on time.
     
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    I just got the following alert from TCP:

    "This email is a reminder from THE CHOSEN PRIME that the pre-ordered item(s) below will become available in -268 days. Contact us if you have any questions about your order."

    [​IMG]
     
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    Let me know when it is -250 days and then I will get excited.
     
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    I'm so GLAD I pulled the triggered on MMC Saltus instead of waiting another 1,000 year for XTB to get its act together with Virtus...NO REGRETS!!!
     
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  12. Chosen Prime

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    Sorry, that was when it should have been available.... The second time!

    We are expecting it in January from what they have told us.
     
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    LMAO January! :lol 


    BTW, not laughing at TCP. I'm laughing at XTB's ability to keep pushing this back.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Is that after Janssen? Or is he delayed behind that?
     
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    SquishyOH Votes MPG-07 = Mixmaster

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    Last I saw from Grifter Prime was that Virtus would come before Janssen and that Janssen was already likely a January 2022 release.
     
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    Seems like more then just XTB is getting pushed back and it’s more then just masterpiece. Heck it’s not even just transformers. Seems like everything from china is being delayed. Interesting to say the least.
     
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    Which probably pushes Janssen to after Chinese New Year at this point.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Oh good. The Locke spot...
     
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    Futureye Challenge gravity all day, every day.

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    China’s panda hears the news that Virtus has been delayed...
    Panda hears the news.GIF
    That monitor changes the place pretty quickly.
     
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    I think next after Locke is Groove/Jocund so I would expect that around the end of the year. My guess is Virtus is more likely after CNY. They always do this sh1t and it we are lucky it is only a couple months off after multiple push backs. A more realistic view is to look at what has test shots and what is out and waiting...Jocund, Virtus, and Janssen. Now look at Fans Toys with Acoustic Wave, Tapes, Rig, Outrider, Tesla 2.0, Chomp, and Hannibal. They have had finished bots for a couple of months now and we are just supposed to be getting Acoustic Wave. That tells you that the likelihood of XTB putting these out one a month is not now nor never has been realistic except in one case where they had a bunch of figures to go and were actually out to prove something. FT has been far more consistent and even they aren't doing that now. The usual time is test shot plus 2-3 months. With things now it may be 4-5 months. Who the hell knows anymore?
     
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