X-Transbots Springer

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

  1. luckyman76

    luckyman76 Well-Known Member

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    Abaddon is not finished because other figures aren’t finished. It has nothing to do with repaints and everything to do with XTBs inability to resolve their backlog like FT has over the last year. They are behind but making real progress unlike XTB.

    Look at the market contraction specifically with regards to G1 MP. There is maybe 2 or 3 more years here before I doubt we have any companies still doing them. People want to move onto these other lines. Getting 5 versions of the same figure was not helpful in the end and there was plenty of room in the market for people to corner off some of the more obscure teams like Fans Hobby did with the Monsterbots. We needed more Fans Hobby’s. Zeta needs to do the Victory combiners and more obscure characters like Fans Hobby. From here out we are going to be lucky to get the rest of the combiners and some leader figures. Gigastorm did an IDW Thunderwing that was great but it was obscure and expensive and they had no history and you have not heard of them since.

    We needed Bad Cube, DX9, UT, Fans Hobby, and Maketoys to stay on course with XTB and FT but everyone wanted to make the same damn thing like the Devy, Dinobot, and Predaking wars before the MP era. When you do that with Inferno and Trailbreaker and even Springer it’s curtains. Look at Maketoys Megatron. It’s a wonderful figure but it came out against 3 Megatrons because it and their Seekers were delayed by Inferno and Grapple competing unsuccessfully against other companies. They are quitting G1 and they have the best Seekers. If those came out 2 years ago when they were supposed to think of the success.

    In business there is no such thing as a passion project. If you are having development delays with a lot of capital tied up in one area you want to improve that situation regardless of how well other areas of the company are performing. Unfinished molds sitting idol can’t make money. Repaints/reissues are an easy way to get more bang for your buck out of the same tool and free up time for development progress. iBot has mentioned in the past specifically that they needed to invest in new teams to improve quality. It’s the manufacturing engineering /moldmakers that are the bottleneck.
     
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  2. StrangeAeons

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    were there ever any test shots made of this figure? the only images ive seen are said to be 3d renders
     
  3. luckyman76

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    Page 45 there is a picture of the prototype. Now that Seaspray is done supposedly this one and the Kup are next to be released along with their Motormaster. We have seen the test shot of it. Kup also has a prototype that we saw at around the same time as Springer last year.
     
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  5. 18inchcombiner

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    Is this out yet?
     
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    I predict it will be out before Fans Toys Berserk and Outrider.
     
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    Waiting for the reissue in correct apple green, not lime green.
     
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  8. Sonofadefro

    Sonofadefro Don't waste food. I'll keel you

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    494053feaabcc489a77148faf54e65eb.jpg apple green is nice, but at this point, i care more about colour charts than this figure itself.
     
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