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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Ruthless Cynic » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:33 am

So two weeks with no reply to repeated emails, I am missing two Warbots. Does anyone on the board know how to contact them? I am beyond frustrated and am not the only one who this has happened to.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby ZenPrime » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:16 am

Order #443 received 3 weeks ago, no tracking info provided by FansProject Core. Already sold my extra one to recoup the cost of the one I'm keeping.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby roBROmanceFTW » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:11 pm

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I'm not surprised, although the seller is a little late to hop on to the scalpel bandwagon. People were buying them for ridiculous prices on eBay within the first week after Fansproject Core shipped them out.

On that note, anyone want to sell me theirs for a reasonable ($100) amount??? Otherwise, I can TOTALLY wait for the second run.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Ruthless Cynic » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:48 pm

Still no response from FPC this is ridiculous.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Motorthing » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:36 am

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Order still pending.

At this rate whatever the second run is going to be with etailers I should just have waited to pick one up from BBTS.

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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Motorthing » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:30 pm

Motto: "I've said it before and I'll say it again....Freedom's fine as long as you have a Honkin' Big Gun pointing at the Bad Guys"
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And on the unhappy/happy note wonder of wonders a note from Postie (on a sunday?) demanding £22 in Customs fees/extortion/ransom for my Steelcore...which still shows as "pending" on the FPC orders page.

So....nearly there.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby craggy » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:45 pm

Motorthing wrote:And on the unhappy/happy note wonder of wonders a note from Postie (on a sunday?) demanding £22 in Customs fees/extortion/ransom for my Steelcore...which still shows as "pending" on the FPC orders page.

So....nearly there.

and here I thought it was iGear that gave collectors the Shafter?

so...you paid the FPC "get it right up ya" combined shipping price, for one figure, not 3 like they were wanting you to, and charging you for...and then you get stung with customs charges as well? :-(

oh well...look on the bright side, at least he looks like an awesome figure.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby RodimalToyota » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:45 pm

I sincerely hope your not blaming FPC for customs charges,
Because that would be ludicrous.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby daimchoc » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:01 am

RodimalToyota wrote:I sincerely hope your not blaming FPC for customs charges,
Because that would be ludicrous.



I don't think that's the deal, but rather what FPC had declared. Some folks have had to deal with SC's price + shipping as the total declared price instead of just the price of the figure. So, basically that $70USD + $50 is what's being taxed, instead of just $70. So, yes, it is FPC's error.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby craggy » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:43 pm

daimchoc wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:I sincerely hope your not blaming FPC for customs charges,
Because that would be ludicrous.



I don't think that's the deal, but rather what FPC had declared. Some folks have had to deal with SC's price + shipping as the total declared price instead of just the price of the figure. So, basically that $70USD + $50 is what's being taxed, instead of just $70. So, yes, it is FPC's error.

yeah, exactly what I meant. The shipping is already ludicrous, and if the total is the price they've put on the box, they're the reason for the customs fees being higher than they should. Steel Core looks pretty great, and I could really do with a couple more super posable, more generic looking TFs in my collection, but am glad I dodged the bullet on this one.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Motorthing » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:13 pm

Motto: "I've said it before and I'll say it again....Freedom's fine as long as you have a Honkin' Big Gun pointing at the Bad Guys"
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If the point was aimed at me...no, I wasn't blaming FPC for me being picked on by HMRC (again) but while we are on that general area, the postage shouldn't form part of the declared value ....so I got extra screwed somewhere and FPC spent $39 of my $49 on the postage....what was the other $10 for. The box or the extra time wasted on hanging around in a warehouse after it took so long to dispatch. Rent?

Anyway....he's a very cool bot, very poseable and with the current FOC vibe fits in very well with bulking the sparse Autobot roster out as a Red shirt for the background.

When is Assaulter SUPPOSED to come out? Haven't seen a pe-order anywhere yet....
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby RodimalToyota » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:20 pm

Motorthing wrote:If the point was aimed at me...no, I wasn't blaming FPC for me being picked on by HMRC (again) but while we are on that general area, the postage shouldn't form part of the declared value ....so I got extra screwed somewhere and FPC spent $39 of my $49 on the postage....what was the other $10 for. The box or the extra time wasted on hanging around in a warehouse after it took so long to dispatch. Rent?

Anyway....he's a very cool bot, very poseable and with the current FOC vibe fits in very well with bulking the sparse Autobot roster out as a Red shirt for the background.

When is Assaulter SUPPOSED to come out? Haven't seen a pe-order anywhere yet....



When does anything new come out?
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby daimchoc » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:52 am

Steelcore with Kotobukiya M.S.G #28 Imapct Edge

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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby daimchoc » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:10 am

With just some paint applied to the impact edge. I'm really liking this weapon.

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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby NTESHFT » Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:25 pm

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Motorthing wrote:If the point was aimed at me...no, I wasn't blaming FPC for me being picked on by HMRC (again) but while we are on that general area, the postage shouldn't form part of the declared value ....so I got extra screwed somewhere and FPC spent $39 of my $49 on the postage....what was the other $10 for. The box or the extra time wasted on hanging around in a warehouse after it took so long to dispatch. Rent?

Anyway....he's a very cool bot, very poseable and with the current FOC vibe fits in very well with bulking the sparse Autobot roster out as a Red shirt for the background.

When is Assaulter SUPPOSED to come out? Haven't seen a pe-order anywhere yet....



When does anything new come out?
Need some more updates from FP and or FPC.



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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Mekatron » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:17 pm

Been tempted to pick some of those Kotobukiya weapons... they're pretty cool. Been using Not-Bruticus' weapons on mine. Made a cool combination using one of his guns plus the minicon from Terrorcon Cliff.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby DevastaTTor » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:49 pm

Oh for crying out loud, all the cool picts are just rubbing salt in the wound. Would the hurry up and do a retail run of these already?!?
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Mekatron » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:32 pm

Pretty sure the "run" of a few thousand is already done and only 800 of that sold through FPC. Not sure what's taking them so long to get it to retail... after falling of love with this guy, I'd kinda like to own a second one. Not only that... but I doubt we're gonna see Assaulter till they sell their Steelcore's... so hurry the hell up already!!
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby daimchoc » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:52 pm

Warbot 002 SteelCore via UpgradeCommander.com - http://www.upgradecommander.com/?pid=47112947


Not cheap - 14999JPY
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby DevastaTTor » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:12 am

daimchoc wrote:Warbot 002 SteelCore via UpgradeCommander.com - http://www.upgradecommander.com/?pid=47112947


Not cheap - 14999JPY

Whoa, that is steep at nearly $200. Pass!
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:58 am

They probably ordered it from FP Core and just got stock in.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby DevastaTTor » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:42 pm

Gauntlet101010 wrote:They probably ordered it from FP Core and just got stock in.

What I was thinking-definitely a standard e-tail release.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby daimchoc » Fri Oct 26, 2012 10:23 pm

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For the longest time now, there have been rumors of an accessory for the WB-002 Steel Core. Some may have even seen the prototype in person. Well, this thing is in development and we'd love to show some shots of the concepts and details that will go into the final product.



These of course are just the concept 3d images and details may change in production. We'll have more news on that as it comes and prototype shots as we get them.



Further to this news, I know that the bigger thing on everyone's mind has been "when will we see another release of the WB-002 Steel Core himself?". Well, we have been confirming numbers with FP and it seems like we will have another limited run of these available to the FPC community. Pre-orders are estimated to go up this Sunday October, 28th, 2012.



We are still working out details with FP on pricing, so please check back with us often over this weekend for more details. We appreciate everyone's patience in bringing these back, this was a big risk for FP as a manufacturer and FPC has had to do a lot of convincing just to be able to cover the first run. Having a second round is phenomenal for us and a true sign of appreciation from FP for the success of the first release. Of course, FP has been also been gracious enough to work with us on the trailer for this piece to complete the vision of the designers. As you can imagine, we are so happy that things have worked out the way they have.



We really thank FP for believing in FPC and the patience of the fan base in this community as we grow. We'd also like to thank all of our volunteers and people behind the scenes that have worked out bugs in the site, helped to fill our resource fall backs in customer service and fulfilment and the visionaries that helped consult on the overall direction of this idea.



Not only did this help with the launch of this web site and it's features for nominal costs, it allowed us to have a ground breaking product like Steel Core come to fruition. From the features of the site being fully customized and launched in a matter of a few months, to the 3 month promo and market turn around release of Steel Core (the very first product teasers on FPC in May, 2012 to shipping out the last unit in August, 2012). This has been a testiment to the efforts of everyone involved. Thanks again!



Both FP and FPC look forward to the future as FPC starts to realize the potential of sustainability with this project and hope to one day not rely only on the good graces of our help, but to be able to afford our own resources and run our own budgets that will develop much more than just retail products - which is the biggest vision of this group. We realize that retail is a quick way to help develop our budgets for this community, but don't want our emphasis to be taken away from the bigger picture that founded this community.



Even after all of this whirlwind of releases, what actually really surprised us was the outstanding amount of emails from new and old fans that did not even know of such releases or about the purpose of the fan site itself. As we grow, we hope to have in place more experts on our team that will help spread the word about FPC and gain more reach to other regions and facets online and even in the real world through events and shows.



We will have more news on the other side of things like site features, stories and overall direction of the member factions soon. And of course photos and developments in the WB-002 Trailer.



Watch for details on the Steel Core re-release and a big thanks to all the fans again!
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