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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby LiKwid » Thu May 24, 2012 12:47 pm

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amcgrath929 wrote:I guess I'm one of the few that is excited to here we'll have some originality coming down the line. I love the TF homages as well but the saturation of 3rd party companies nowadays, I think some original stuff would be cool. Especially from FansProject, who have their own stories and universe to help introduce them. Bring on the creativity!



^ bazinga!

Im ready for something new...
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby NTESHFT » Fri May 25, 2012 4:26 pm

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LiKwid wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:I guess I'm one of the few that is excited to here we'll have some originality coming down the line. I love the TF homages as well but the saturation of 3rd party companies nowadays, I think some original stuff would be cool. Especially from FansProject, who have their own stories and universe to help introduce them. Bring on the creativity!



^ bazinga!

Im ready for something new...




THIS AND THEN SOME................

I really hope that FP takes off with this. I would like to see some more original stuff.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Mkall » Fri May 25, 2012 6:53 pm

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LiKwid wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:I guess I'm one of the few that is excited to here we'll have some originality coming down the line. I love the TF homages as well but the saturation of 3rd party companies nowadays, I think some original stuff would be cool. Especially from FansProject, who have their own stories and universe to help introduce them. Bring on the creativity!



^ bazinga!

Im ready for something new...

Oddly enough, I'm not. I think it boils dow to cost for me. When it comes to original characters from Hasbro, I buy many of them because they look cool and are pretty cheap. However if a 3rd Party puts out something that is just as, if not more, cool and interesting it will be a lot more expensive for a character that I don't have any previous emotional attachment to. I just don't know if I'm ready to spend that type of dough. Time will tell I suppose.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri May 25, 2012 7:49 pm

Mkall wrote:
LiKwid wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:I guess I'm one of the few that is excited to here we'll have some originality coming down the line. I love the TF homages as well but the saturation of 3rd party companies nowadays, I think some original stuff would be cool. Especially from FansProject, who have their own stories and universe to help introduce them. Bring on the creativity!



^ bazinga!

Im ready for something new...

Oddly enough, I'm not. I think it boils dow to cost for me. When it comes to original characters from Hasbro, I buy many of them because they look cool and are pretty cheap. However if a 3rd Party puts out something that is just as, if not more, cool and interesting it will be a lot more expensive for a character that I don't have any previous emotional attachment to. I just don't know if I'm ready to spend that type of dough. Time will tell I suppose.

This is true for me as well.

Heartmaster looked much more appealing after he was shown to be very similar to WW Prime. But even then he's a step removed from someone like Defender. Even their new not-Broadside is too obscure for me to really want to shell out money for. I have no emotional attachment to that guy whatsoever.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Shadowstream » Fri May 25, 2012 9:03 pm

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Emotional attachment isn't as much an object to me as pre-existing characters. I don't mind new characters like heartmaster, but between a not-transformer character and a not-transformer not-character, my money goes to the former first.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri May 25, 2012 11:59 pm

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I'm in. FansProject Core for life. Until they really muck something up that is. Blesser strengthened the solid loyalty I already felt towards the group. The Heartmaster figure looks cool to me. I certainly prefer the TF homages and add ons they do. I'll be keeping watch on the homegrown stuff as well. I'm likely to buy most if not all of it.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby NTESHFT » Sun May 27, 2012 10:26 am

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:
Mkall wrote:
LiKwid wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:I guess I'm one of the few that is excited to here we'll have some originality coming down the line. I love the TF homages as well but the saturation of 3rd party companies nowadays, I think some original stuff would be cool. Especially from FansProject, who have their own stories and universe to help introduce them. Bring on the creativity!



^ bazinga!

Im ready for something new...

Oddly enough, I'm not. I think it boils dow to cost for me. When it comes to original characters from Hasbro, I buy many of them because they look cool and are pretty cheap. However if a 3rd Party puts out something that is just as, if not more, cool and interesting it will be a lot more expensive for a character that I don't have any previous emotional attachment to. I just don't know if I'm ready to spend that type of dough. Time will tell I suppose.

This is true for me as well.

Heartmaster looked much more appealing after he was shown to be very similar to WW Prime. But even then he's a step removed from someone like Defender. Even their new not-Broadside is too obscure for me to really want to shell out money for. I have no emotional attachment to that guy whatsoever.


Good points. I'm gonna have to start doing some re-arranging as far as my collecting goes, but I like what FP is doing. Can I always afford this..not now, but it will teach me some self control as to spending....plus Hasbro's Transformers are really, when it comes down to it in ,in my opinion, is geared for the kids.......and I really don't mind that. I get where that's coming from considering that's where it all started for me....as a kid. FP has taken a step that really comes off to me as more adult-like, if there really is such a thing in the "toy" market. I'll still be buying Hasbro, but more room is being made for FP....
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby mooncake623 » Sun May 27, 2012 12:33 pm

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I like them. hope they succeed. I would love to see how repolabels can make FP's original characters into a Transformers homage. I think this way both parties win. we get our transformers homage and FP can crate their original characters. granted their original character would have to have some likeness to a transformers....
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby cylor » Sun May 27, 2012 5:03 pm

mooncake623 wrote:I like them. hope they succeed. I would love to see how repolabels can make FP's original characters into a Transformers homage. I think this way both parties win. we get our transformers homage and FP can crate their original characters. granted their original character would have to have some likeness to a transformers....


Now that would be interesting... However, even with stickers, I don't know in which G1 homage would be possible to turn Steelcore into. (Said G1 because he can already be seen as an Energon homage, or a WW homage...)
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:17 am

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There's been a fairly minor update to FansProjectCore.com. Connecting to the site is no longer accompanied by the pop-up panel suggesting you become a member. A shopping cart has also been added to the bottom right of the homepage.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:57 am

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Sodan-1 wrote:There's been a fairly minor update to FansProjectCore.com. Connecting to the site is no longer accompanied by the pop-up panel suggesting you become a member. A shopping cart has also been added to the bottom right of the homepage.


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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby shonmurphy2004 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:22 pm

So really ? FP is going to go more than a whole year without releasing anything? I say that because there is no indication that Steelcore and not broadside will be done before 2013.

Fansproject was the best at the 3rd party game but now , well a year hiatus is very disappointing.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Mkall » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:34 pm

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shonmurphy2004 wrote:So really ? FP is going to go more than a whole year without releasing anything? I say that because there is no indication that Steelcore and not broadside will be done before 2013.

Fansproject was the best at the 3rd party game but now , well a year hiatus is very disappointing.

Not nessecarily. I seem to recall seeing a snippit of Steel Core's packaging in a picture somewhere.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby daimchoc » Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:24 pm

shonmurphy2004 wrote:So really ? FP is going to go more than a whole year without releasing anything? I say that because there is no indication that Steelcore and not broadside will be done before 2013.

Fansproject was the best at the 3rd party game but now , well a year hiatus is very disappointing.



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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Stormrider » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby LiKwid » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:54 pm

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Stormrider wrote:How would the subscription service work?



Good question..Fp never replies to any emails I send pertaining to the matter so I guess were gonna have to wait and see. Maybe it will be like a pre-order kind of system.. They show the figures and you pay the fee for let's say, 50 bucks a peice. Then you receive the figures, possibly with some kind of comic etc etc in monthly intervals? I might be reaching I know :p
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Mkall » Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:31 am

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I gotta say that if I'm paying for a subscription (which is a big "if" at the moment), then FP had better do two things right:
1) Better communication plan including timely images, updates and teasers
2) Release the figures when the say so and not play loose with the release dates

If I start paying for a service I'm going to be expecting more. Up until now I had just laid money down for a figure so it didn't really matter to me when the figure came out. If I pay for a service, I will be expecting precisely what that service describes and I will be as harsh on FansProjects as I will be the TFCC if either fail in their subscription service.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:12 am

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Mkall wrote:...2) Release the figures when the say so and not play loose with the release dates.

As always, if a product needs to be rushed in order to meet a predetermined release date then I'd rather sit patiently and twiddle my thumbs. A happy medium may be to not announce a release date or preorders until the thing is closer to being ready, not months in advance. Based on what (little) we've seen this seems to be the case with Steelcore.

On another note, FPC has been down for maintenance a lot over the past douple of days. Hopefully something big is coming.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Kibble » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:14 am

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As cool as subscription services are in theory, they kinda suck in actuality when you don't care about half the figures (or more) that they include. I don't care about FPJ's original concepts, at least not at 3rd Party prices. And I don't care about the majority of TFCC's figures either. So now I'm stuck paying inflated prices for 6 figs when I really only (somewhat) care about 2 of them...or whatever the case may be. It would be nice if you could at least subscribe to the 'subscription' you want. Imagine a magazine subscription where one month you get Playboy, the next you get Hunting & Fishing, the next you get Golf Mag, then Car World...etc. WTF? I want to sign up for the sub that gets me only figures that fit in the Classics universe...or from FPJ, only figs that theft IP of G1 characters. :lol:
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Counterpunch » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:02 am

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I honestly don't have enough faith in Fansproject to commit to a subscription service.

They are not timely in their product delivery or with their information delivery.

They launched an ambitious website that has really gone nowhere. Why would I trust them with my money for longer than PayPal will allow me to file a claim for?

They've made some good stuff but this reeks of failure.
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Re: fansproject starting a new subscription service.

Postby Mkall » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:17 am

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Mkall wrote:...2) Release the figures when the say so and not play loose with the release dates.

As always, if a product needs to be rushed in order to meet a predetermined release date then I'd rather sit patiently and twiddle my thumbs. A happy medium may be to not announce a release date or preorders until the thing is closer to being ready, not months in advance. Based on what (little) we've seen this seems to be the case with Steelcore.

On another note, FPC has been down for maintenance a lot over the past douple of days. Hopefully something big is coming.

If I'm paying for a service (i.e. things will be delivered in quality and within a timeframe) and either one of the components of that service doesn't meet the expectations set from the get-go, then it's sub-par at best and a failure at worst. That's really how it is in my view.

Counterpunch wrote:I honestly don't have enough faith in Fansproject to commit to a subscription service.

They are not timely in their product delivery or with their information delivery.

They launched an ambitious website that has really gone nowhere. Why would I trust them with my money for longer than PayPal will allow me to file a claim for?

They've made some good stuff but this reeks of failure.

I agree with everything here. Given their past history, I'm not trusting FansProject with my money until they prove that they can do it. So far they haven't.
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