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

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

  1. Ashpolt

    Ashpolt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2018
    Posts:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +365
    Twitter:
    Price hike? TFS-Express are selling the second batch for significantly less than the first - $230 + shipping. Not sure what shipping cost to US is so may or may not be more expensive that Taobao (as per the above post) but will almost certainly be less hassle.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. TFC201482

    TFC201482 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2015
    Posts:
    795
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +671
    On day 22 since I made my purchase. Seems forever ago already. Just the fact that I could possibly be waiting almost another 22 days is really rough, LOL. Ah well, not like I rush it either. Wonder if it'll make it before the month is over? I feel like after reading some of your posts I could be waiting even longer. Has anyone been waiting longer than 45 days?
     
  3. ThatOneReallyTallGuy

    ThatOneReallyTallGuy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2019
    Posts:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Likes:
    +57
    Instagram:
    Mine shipped on June 16th. Still waiting...
     
  4. TFC201482

    TFC201482 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2015
    Posts:
    795
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +671
    Ouch! 55 days! If that's what I have to look forward to, I'm kinda scared. I hope you get yours really soon. Have you reached out to anyone about it yet or still trying to be patient?
     
  5. ThatOneReallyTallGuy

    ThatOneReallyTallGuy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2019
    Posts:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Likes:
    +57
    Instagram:
    ShowZ told me they'll take care of me if it hasn't arrived by the end of August. The issue is Pitney Bowes. They're no longer using them, so it's no longer an issue for future shipments. After almost 17 phone calls I've given up trying to see if it'll move. It's been "transferring" at a location 10 min from my house since July 14th ~facepalm~
     
  6. TFC201482

    TFC201482 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2015
    Posts:
    795
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +671
    Oh man! That's shitty and now I feel like I should be worried cause my shipping shows Pitney Bowes on it so I'm probably going to be in the same boat! AHHH!! I guess all I can do is give it the 30-45 days and go from there.
     
  7. ThatOneReallyTallGuy

    ThatOneReallyTallGuy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2019
    Posts:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    47
    Likes:
    +57
    Instagram:
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. The wait is the hardest part!
     
  8. TFC201482

    TFC201482 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2015
    Posts:
    795
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +671
    Thanks man! Will cross my fingers for you too. Would like to hear about how things turn out. Even if ShowZ works things out and sends ya another one. Let me know how long that takes for ya to get. Think they'll expedite the shipping to get it ya faster? I also got mine from ShowZ. Also, what if they send out another and then you get the first one? Will they expect ya to send one back?
     
  9. Dark Jedi

    Dark Jedi Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2014
    Posts:
    3,025
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Location:
    The seven seas
    Likes:
    +670
    Ebay:
    Might turnout to be cheaper than ShowZ, if so I will cancel my preorder there.
     
  10. harrismonkey

    harrismonkey Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Posts:
    7,699
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Likes:
    +3,380
    Thank god.

    Makes me feel a lot better about placing my next showZ order.

    Sorry you're having to go through this. I did as well- and after the insane wait my box showed up with a hole punched through it. Toy wasn't damaged, though so it was sort of ok.
     
  11. George982

    George982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Posts:
    468
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +697
    On day 43 for me. Shipped on June 29th and has been sitting in a Pitney Bowes facility in Monroe Township New Jersey since August 2nd with zero movement.

    I stand corrected. Looks like I’ll be getting mine today FINALLY!!!!

    2D85D5B5-F15E-47D0-A08F-B954ECBC2F95.jpeg
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 11, 2020
  12. erikemp

    erikemp Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2004
    Posts:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    127
    Likes:
    +3
    Mine shipped June 17. I'm in the same boat. The last movement I had was on July 17.
     
  13. Scourgatron

    Scourgatron 4D Smart-ass

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    14,063
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Location:
    Texas
    Likes:
    +13,811
    The first release is currently $399 @ show.z. no thanks.
     
  14. PkP Edge PkP

    PkP Edge PkP Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2013
    Posts:
    659
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +428
    I ordered something in March from showz and I got it late July.... 55 days is easy.
     
  15. George982

    George982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Posts:
    468
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +697
    He has arrived!!!! Upon inspection, no missassembled pieces, or stress marks. Will apply the spikes and screw covers later, and attempt transformation.

    B61F9584-34E3-41E9-8B94-04A25B68D8FB.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 7
  16. Ashpolt

    Ashpolt Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2018
    Posts:
    182
    Trophy Points:
    112
    Likes:
    +365
    Twitter:
    Well.....don't get it from ShowZ then? There are other, significantly cheaper, options available, such as the one I linked to, and Taobao as Bezuul mentioned.
     
  17. Mykltron

    Mykltron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Posts:
    567
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    beHind yOu
    Likes:
    +683
    I recommend putting the spikes on after your first few transformations.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  18. George982

    George982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Posts:
    468
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +697
    Good call!!!! Not trying to puncture up my hands. LOL
     
  19. Opticaloptics

    Opticaloptics Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2017
    Posts:
    170
    Trophy Points:
    92
    Likes:
    +188
    Ebay:
    Yea they did mine the same way. Made it to league city, sat for a week and i kept thinking it would show up. Then pitney sent it to houston for another week before it came back to Lc and finally got delivered.

    Meanwhile showz shipped ft magnum, and it showed up in california customs and made it to my doorstep in league city the entire time pitney kept Cell miles away from my house. Wtf.
     
  20. George982

    George982 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2017
    Posts:
    468
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +697
    I guess watching all of the video reviews out there while I was waiting for mine to arrive paid off. I had zero problems transforming him, and it only took me about 25 minutes. The gray clips even clipped in just fine on mine.

    EB7B217B-8294-4B42-BF0A-8D81D30AE36D.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 7