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Post by Impactor returns 2.0 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:46 pm

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Post by Hot Shot » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:27 pm

If these are released around $50 per Constructicon, I'll probably need these.
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Post by Professor Smooth » Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:12 am

Hot Shot wrote:If these are released around $50 per Constructicon, I'll probably need these.
Likely double that... :(
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Post by Hot Shot » Sat Nov 12, 2011 5:45 am

Professor Smooth wrote:
Hot Shot wrote:If these are released around $50 per Constructicon, I'll probably need these.
Likely double that... :(
I doubt it. The market this company is targeting is the people like me who are passing on "Hercules" because of the $100 per figure price tag. These figures are supposed to be around deluxe size, as opposed to Hercules's voyager-size figures.

$50 is quite possible. Fansproject put out their Combaticon sets at $50 each, and those were scout-size figures with tons of add-on equipment.
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Post by Professor Smooth » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:49 am

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Hot Shot wrote:If these are released around $50 per Constructicon, I'll probably need these.
Likely double that... :(
I doubt it. The market this company is targeting is the people like me who are passing on "Hercules" because of the $100 per figure price tag. These figures are supposed to be around deluxe size, as opposed to Hercules's voyager-size figures.

$50 is quite possible. Fansproject put out their Combaticon sets at $50 each, and those were scout-size figures with tons of add-on equipment.
True, but it's my understanding that "Make-Toy" is a Japanese company. Over here, our Deluxe Class figures have an MSRP of nearly $30.

Let's hope I'm wrong! ...there's some precedent, you know. ;)
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Post by Hound » Sat Nov 12, 2011 4:16 pm

The TFC Hercules figures are lovely, but over priced.

I've got the first 2 and they seem to be suffering in the quality control department.

A replacement shovel for Exgraver was packaged with Heavy Labor as some people have had the originals break, and now Heavy Labor has a commonly recognised hip issue, where the ratchets wear down and snap. So TFC are sending replacement parts for him out too.

Really sad at £70 a figure.
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Post by saysadie » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:22 pm

Hound wrote:The TFC Hercules figures are lovely, but over priced.
Thought this when I first looked at both figs. Still like the look of the Hercules fig better.
Hound wrote:I've got the first 2 and they seem to be suffering in the quality control department.

A replacement shovel for Exgraver was packaged with Heavy Labor as some people have had the originals break, and now Heavy Labor has a commonly recognised hip issue, where the ratchets wear down and snap. So TFC are sending replacement parts for him out too.

Really sad at £70 a figure.
Knowing this makes me sad, however.
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Post by DJ_Convoy » Mon Nov 14, 2011 5:06 pm

Some people don't seem to understand why it's not okay to have $100 figs with QC issues from an unproven 3rd party company.

I think "Hercules" was probably a touch too ambitious.

Maybe Giant will be better... but the first release is going to be in G2 Yellow, I believe (which is better than G2 Orange, but still).
For now, it seems like IDW wants my money.

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Post by Professor Smooth » Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:12 pm

DJ_Convoy wrote:
Maybe Giant will be better... but the first release is going to be in G2 Yellow, I believe (which is better than G2 Orange, but still).
Great! Let 'em work out the bugs and QC issues with the yellow one and the green follow-up will be perfect!
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Post by DJ_Convoy » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:55 pm

An excellent point.
For now, it seems like IDW wants my money.

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