Zeta Toys ZV-02 Core Star / 1Studio Cell (G1 Unicron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by foxracing, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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    No contest, Hasbro in planet mode, this one in bot mode.

    At least that's how I'd do it. :lol 
     
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  2. Snaku

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    Well one of them has a fantastic planet mode and a garbage bot mode while the other has a fantastic bot mode with a decent but kinda meh planet mode so I think it's pretty obvious.
     
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    Chances are zero as tempered is no such thing as 4th party.
     
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    Yeah you're right
     

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    XXLMagnus King of Kings

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    metaphorge Decepticon

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    This is reflective of my my opinion as of now, and I suppose both are very much known quantities at this point.
     
  7. cultofkraken

    cultofkraken Cybertronian Metalhead

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    Well I paid my pre-order from Show Z ahead of time. So psyched for this guy.
     
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    he’s currently $350 USD at showz, does anyone remember what his lowest price was during the preorder?
     
  9. cultofkraken

    cultofkraken Cybertronian Metalhead

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    I was pretty sure I got in at the cheapest amount. I paid 240 US.
     
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    ArkhamSoldier Plastic Addict

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    My seller told me the head will be releasing first
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  11. crazee928

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    holy crap, that’s a big markup. guess i’ll wait it out and see if the price goes back down, thanks!
     
  12. octobotimus

    octobotimus Plastic Criminal

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    Unlikely unfortunately. That PO was most likely a mistake or just a reward for dedicated customers, because most places won't have it below $300. $350 is most likely the final price now that we know there's a separate box.

    For such a cocky company, they sure are scared to have the full figure in one box....
     
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    Multiple people had it sub 275 until the pandemic shipping issues started. The suggested retail was 200$, so 240 is pretty on par, 300/350 is more to do with shipping costs and increased stock in warehouses due to slowing down of shipping. I wouldnt be surprised if this goes back down to 250-275 by end of the year assuming its still in stock and shipping is back to normal. Neither one of which i am willing to bet on, as i locked in my 240 price months ago as well.
     
  14. rodimusea

    rodimusea Aspiring Primus

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    Preordered this big guy last week!
     
  15. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    Really, 4th party isn’t a thing. 1st party is the actual parent company, 2nd party is the customer, 3rd party is a provider not controlled by either 1st or 2nd party (official or unofficial). So “4th party” is really just 3rd party, but they call them 4th party because they are blatant knock offs and they don’t want to sully the grey area “Legitimacy” of groups like Fanstoys, mmc, Maketoys, etc.
     
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    That's just so they don't list them as Knock Offs and be blocked on some search engines. There is no 4th party.
     
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  17. Windsweeper II

    Windsweeper II The Pristine

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    Not if you get wasted at the third party and your friends have to carry you home.
     
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    I take it 3rd party is original designs of IP and 4th is either KOs or KOs of 3rd parties and also addons for 3rd parties.
     
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    Depends on who you ask. Technically a 4th party would be a company that makes parts/accessories/resources for a third party company, but this fandom has, for some ridiculous reason, decided that 4th party means KO. Again, technically, a KO is just another unlicensed third party.
     
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    We all understand that 4th party is KO, so 4th party continues to exist in our hearts even if not as a correctly attributed term