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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Rated X » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:08 am

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I e-mailed BBTS to see if they can clarify whether these are the originals or the re-colors. I also questioned the price hike since they are coming direct from the factory. Hopefully on monday we get an answer. Until then ill keep my pre-order for the Asia exclusives Bruticus Maximus.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby RodimalToyota » Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:46 am

Let us know, I'm not buying them for double the price.

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Rated X » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:04 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:Let us know, I'm not buying them for double the price.

Forget that!


Me either. The pre-order says October so Im thnking thats too soon to be the new versions. Thats just my guess. Although, I disagree with the double price, but it they are the old stock, it kind of makes sense. Although I doubt they will sell too many originals at e-bay prices...
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Oct 13, 2012 11:57 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:Let us know, I'm not buying them for double the price.

Forget that!


Me either. The pre-order says October so Im thnking thats too soon to be the new versions. Thats just my guess. Although, I disagree with the double price, but it they are the old stock, it kind of makes sense. Although I doubt they will sell too many originals at e-bay prices...


The listing is indicative that these are rereleases of the original versions. If that's the case, it must be a rather low print run from FP, because there's no real reason for such a price hike (as mentioned before, that's double the original price). Other FP products that have seen recent print runs have been priced a bit higher than before, but not at this level. It's puzzling that FP would sell the originals AND the recolors around the same time.

Sadly, I disagree with your assessment of selling them at e-Bay prices. I just did a completed listings search, and $200 is still cheaper than any completed set that has been sold in the past 3 months.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby That Bot » Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:32 am

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Meanwhile I recently broke a couple of Bruticus's fingers. Although I don't want to have to buy an entirely new Munitioner just to fix that. I've emailed Fansproject but no word back yet. :(
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Rated X » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:18 am

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BBTS got back to me and confirmed that these pre-orders are for the old versions. They said the new decos would be put up later on. They defended their double price hike as being fair. I sent a reply back asking what would be the price of the new decos and if all future Fansproject scout size releases will start at $99.99. Lets see what they say...
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby xyl360 » Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:00 pm

Rated X wrote:BBTS got back to me and confirmed that these pre-orders are for the old versions. They said the new decos would be put up later on. They defended their double price hike as being fair. I sent a reply back asking what would be the price of the new decos and if all future Fansproject scout size releases will start at $99.99. Lets see what they say...

I suppose their (FP's) excuse for jacking up the price compared to other 'deluxes' would be the combiner kibble. There's a lot more plastic on those boxes than just the figures themselves when compared to FP's not-secticons and such.

Still, my fingers are crossed hoping that the new deco versions go for a more reasonable price.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:26 pm

BBTS has the new ones up for preorder.

129.99$ for both, not terrible.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby xyl360 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:39 pm

Damn, I wish they sold the separately :(. I have to buy 2 sets to do what I want to do with them (I need 2 of the forearm assemblies that go on Vortex).

Oh well, it's still cheaper than the $300 I would have paid for buying 2 of one of the original colored ones and 1 of the other. Sadly, only about $40 cheaper though.

Oh well, I'm sure I'll find a use for all those extra bots and bits of combiner kibble in other customs.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:48 pm

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The inflation sucks (dollar vs yen is different than a few years ago, this might be a more limited release), but I bit the bullet on these two (and the Bruticus set). Now I've just got to keep telling myself I don't need the Takara release of the FoC Bruticus... = (
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:36 pm

necr0blivion wrote:The inflation sucks (dollar vs yen is different than a few years ago, this might be a more limited release), but I bit the bullet on these two (and the Bruticus set). Now I've just got to keep telling myself I don't need the Takara release of the FoC Bruticus... = (


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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:25 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:
necr0blivion wrote:The inflation sucks (dollar vs yen is different than a few years ago, this might be a more limited release), but I bit the bullet on these two (and the Bruticus set). Now I've just got to keep telling myself I don't need the Takara release of the FoC Bruticus... = (


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Thanks for the moral support! I just received and opened my Hasbro Bruticus this week, and wasn't too impressed with the design of the individual bot modes. I went to try out the gestalt mode and have been having fun trying to get nice poses with it. While far from perfect, this Bruticus can look pretty damn aggressive. So thinking about a more G1-inspired color scheme at less than the going SDCC version is really tempting.

On topic, Munitioner/Explorer are really fun molds, so I don't mind having multiples of them. I had a 2nd set of the initial release that was going to stay in alt mode with the rest of the Combaticons because I really liked the Onslaught trailer with Explorer, but eventually traded it before I got to that point.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby xyl360 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:13 pm

BBTS listed more of the preorders for the individual original deco versions for $99 so I cancelled one of my 2 new sets. So now I'm only shelling out $230+S&H. Not bad :).
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Yotsuyasan » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:02 am

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Anyone who might prefer TFSource, they have preorders up now, too. Same price as BBTS, but I personally like the free shipping over $150, which shouldn't be a problem if you also need to order a Bruticus to go with it!
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Yotsuyasan » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:25 pm

Motto: "No matter where you go, there you are."
TFSource is now also offering a $20 savings if one orders both the Crossfire set and the Asia Exclusive Bruticus together. I know $20 ain't much, but hey, between that and the free shipping I'll take what savings I can get. :)
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby That Bot » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:36 pm

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$240 for a complete Fansproject Bruticus with free shipping is probably the cheapest you'll be able to get it anywhere, so no complaints.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby craggy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:26 pm

Yotsuyasan wrote:TFSource is now also offering a $20 savings if one orders both the Crossfire set and the Asia Exclusive Bruticus together. I know $20 ain't much, but hey, between that and the free shipping I'll take what savings I can get. :)

yeah, that pushed me over the edge on these. it cuts down the shipping cost by about half. so now I'm getting the whole thing for about the current price of the original 2 FP toys. I think I like the colours on Blast Off better. I like how Swindle has more paint apps and the chest looks much nicer, just a shame that this one looks more orange than yellow, whereas the first one was more green than I'd have liked. When the specific shade of it is all I can find to complain about though, it's a good sign.

for the Asia exclusive Bruticus, I don't see any difference between the Brawl toy compared to the ROTF (or was it DOTM?) set. Vortex and Onslaught are more to my liking though. Since I won't be using the other tank or copter, it would have been cool to get them coloured crazy like the original Energon releases. I have a real soft spot for the Stormcloud deco of the chopper. As is, I guess I'll have them as generics. They can hang out with the white Explorer repaint I got cheap a while back.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby guarayakha » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:54 am

Those black backpack cannons are sexy as hell. Lookin' great! =P~
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby craggy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:20 am

thanks daim. is that the newest version of the Hasbro Bruticus there as well? I've been very eager to see how that lot looks put together.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby DevastaTTor » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:06 pm

guarayakha wrote:Those black backpack cannons are sexy as hell. Lookin' great! =P~

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby daimchoc » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:22 pm

craggy wrote:thanks daim. is that the newest version of the Hasbro Bruticus there as well? I've been very eager to see how that lot looks put together.


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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby craggy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:17 pm

cool. I got that lot all paid for. Just need it to ship now! NOW! This'll be my first full-size gestalt since...Abominus. Jeez. Micromaster combiners just don't cut it.
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