XTB Dr. Egg - MP Quintesson Judge

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Chrisola, Dec 14, 2018.

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Did this item meet your expectations?

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  1. Yes (i own it)

    41.9%
  2. No (i own it)

    14.0%
  3. IT WAS A HAND GRENADE??!!! (i own it)

    2.3%
  4. I'm a troll, but NO (I don't own it)

    18.6%
  5. A bag of walnuts.

    18.6%
  6. I'm a troll, but YES (I don't own it)

    4.7%
  1. xueyue2

    xueyue2 Well-Known Member

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    I read in this forum somewhere, certain big vendor set the same price (profit?) for all XTB product in NA. --- could be my memory wrong, but it might related to Dr. Egg's ridiculous price.
     
  2. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    That'd be tf source...
     
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  3. pilot00

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    Problem is, that NA is not the rest of the world :p 
     
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    "free shipping" to the States is back to normal speeds thankfully.
     
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    Huh. I didn't realise the Hasbro one transformed. Totally unnecessary gimmick which adds nothing to the figure. However, it does add to the ridicuolusness of XTB's price. Even putting aside economies of scale, differences in quality, finish and market... it reinforces that Dr Egg just isn't well priced.
    While this is a better price than Western sellers it's still way too rich for my blood. That's basically the same as the Taobao price I've paid for FansToys Kup or Stunticons, it's double what I paid for FansToys Warpath or Brawn. For f#cks sake, it's more than the price I paid for XTB's own Motormaster!!
    That's perfectly standard with China vs Western retailers. They all markup substantially, though FT stuff has been getting a lot pricier even from China.
    As said above, I paid US$100 for XTB Motormaster, US$60 for FT Warpath, between US$60 -80 for my two FTBrawns and I picked up two copies of the recent re-release of FT Kup, without pre-ordering, for about US$120 each.
    Those prices are before shipping but bundled slowboat shipping from China is dirt cheap to me in Aus (though it takes 3-5 weeks).
    Doing an appls to apples price comparison, XTB are asking more for the Quintesson than they did for Motormaster, and their price is up there with FansToys movie bots like Blurr, Kup and FT's combiner figures.
    Both of these are very telling because
    1) FT are increasingly getting a rep for higher prices so pitching a non-trasnforming slightly articulated statue against their mid-scale fully painted, fuly transforming figures is insane;
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    2) In what world is this Qintesson worth more than XTB's Motormaster?

    It looks like I can pick up an Earthrise QUInt for around US$49 (yay for Aussie prices) which with a little extra paint and some custom tentacles, could look cool, though kind of small. Maybe we'll get a cheap Oversized KO of the Hasbro figure?
     
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  6. HeroicVillain

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    I don't know. I was on yesterday looking at a Giga Power dino and shipping was the 30-60 day deal with no updates. I never bought anything that big from them before, but I'm pretty sure they could get packages that size to the US quicker than that.
     
  7. Teletran-1

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    Someone's gotta get this thing in hand and get us some pics. I have a feeling it'll look exactly as paint minimal as previous photos. If it's gonna be $175 and be a inanimate lump of metal you gotta at least nail the paint and detail
     
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    Keith's practical joke is almost upon us!!!
     
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  9. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster No relation to the Autobot, ironically. TFW2005 Supporter

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    HIS joke? I say we go find Keith's address for us so we can go egg his house. Then it'll be OUR joke!

    Wonder how he'll react with all that Quintesson goo all over his yard, though...
     
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    Given this is a solid block, it'd be more likely a military bombing campaign. The only goo would be Keith's... not sure even this price and lack of trailer warrants that, lol
     
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    I mean hey, I didn't blue text that for any old reason, my guy. :lol 

    Of course, the actual outcome would not be as harmless.

    If only those Quintessons were hollow...

    But god dammit now I can't get seeing hundreds of Dr. Eggs just falling from the sky out of my head, haha.
     
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  12. soundwave144

    soundwave144 #1 Best, good friend of Soundwave on the planet.

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    Now i want to see that happen, like family guy cut-away style, lolz!!
    Seeing some of the recent comments makes me reconsider my preorder. If theres even a slight chance this thing gets KO'd or the hasbro one does; im just gonna get that cuz this REALLY is way too expensive for what i feel it will be and look like. This needs to be like a 60-80 dollar figure at best.
    How come no one from this company is hearing these complaints? Do they not peruse this site?
     
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  13. ChromeMagnus

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    The Hasbro Earthrise version seems to MP scaled IMO. Who is considering going the Hasbro route instead of XTB?
     
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    I cancelled my Dr. Egg. Just can’t justify a 230 CAD Quintesson which stands barely taller than MP Rodimus.
     
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    I got two. Plus the Pit as import stock to the UK. Total cost delivered is a hair over one Dr Egg.
     
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    Red2 " ... and so the story goes ... " TFW2005 Supporter

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    Me. I already have the Pit of Judgement set. But I want three of the regular versions for messing with/display.

    Whatever XTB reason has for charging this much, I'm disappointed and refusing to purchase. I've mentioned it earlier in the thread, if XTB priced these reasonably ($75 - $100 range) I would have bought 3. Now, not buying any.
     
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  17. pilot00

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    Add me to the list. Got three of the Hasbro ones.
     
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  18. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster No relation to the Autobot, ironically. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just have one destroy Cleveland's house, then insert the Cleveland bathtub running joke from there, haha.

    I wasn't at first gonna get it, primarily due to not having much of a connection to the Quintessons. But while that still stands, I changed my mind earlier this week. But then TCP's PO arrival scare happened, haha.

    But yeah, still can't deny that the price ain't great. I'm probably still gonna end up getting it, seems like a really interesting and expensive desk toy, haha.
     
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  19. King Nergil

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    I have the feeling that this guy won't sell well. Just wait until next year and you'll only pay 40% of what's being asked now.
     
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    I'm already on discount watch
     
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