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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

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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....



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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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RodimalToyota wrote:
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

Postby daimchoc » Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:02 pm

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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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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby Mekatron » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:01 pm

Gotta say... disappointed. Gonna have to get a bit more attached to the idea of an army of FP boobmasters before I get excited about a transport for them.

Granted, as an FP fanatic I'll buy it. Just hoping it "wows" me a bit more at some point...

Definitely looks like they've decided to keep Steelcore an FPC exclusive.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby roBROmanceFTW » Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:39 pm

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Utterly disappointed with the trailer, but I might try to see if I can snag SC.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby That Bot » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:41 am

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I'm fairly certain this is just the bare bones of the trailer and it will have a lot more details on the actual product. It looks about right for the shape of Steelcore itself.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby daimchoc » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:17 pm

It's been roughly 4 hours since FPC sent the email about SteelCore being available again.

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It hasn't been opened yet... Max order of three per address/account.

We're excited to announce that we will be opening pre-orders for a 2nd release of WB-002 Warbot Steel Core, pre-orders start Sunday, Oct 28th 2012 - 9pm CT and will be available while supplies last. This is a limited run so hurry and pre-order yours today!

Special Member Only Pricing Available when you sign up for an FPC account! Already a member? Then you are all set... just log-in before you checkout to take advantage of the special members only exclusive pricing.

Payments by credit card and PayPal will be accepted through the PayPal Payments system. Pre-orders amounts are collected in full and you have the option to cancel within 14 days of your order to receive a full refund. You can do this by sending an email with your order number to community@fpcore.com

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PLEASE NOTE: The estimated shipping date for this run will start in the beginning of December. Because of it's close proximity to the holidays, we may see heavier volumes of mail through our shipping companies and this may affect shipping times for certain areas. If this item is intended as a gift, please be advised that if there are any delays, it will not make it in time for Christmas and we cannot guarantee this. We will be shipping all US and International orders via USPS Priority Mail and Canada Post Expedited Mail for all Canadian Orders.
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby DevastaTTor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:46 pm

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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:29 pm

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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby DevastaTTor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:47 pm

LOST Cybertronian wrote:This trailer looks to be a FansProject Fail

Much like the checkout process on the FPC site tonight. Glad I stayed up late to order this just to get tons of server errors and timeout messages.

FP, would you please just sell this through the standard online, retail sites?!?
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby ZenPrime » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:48 pm

YES! The website was a crawl but I finally got my order in!
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby daimchoc » Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:54 pm

LOST Cybertronian wrote:This trailer looks to be a FansProject Fail


You're basing the "fail" remark even though the images are from the initial design? ;)
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Re: FansProject Warbot 002 - Steelcore Heartmaster

Postby DevastaTTor » Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:04 pm

ZenPrime wrote:YES! The website was a crawl but I finally got my order in!

Yeah, finally got through as well-painful though.
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