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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mekatron » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:28 pm

necr0blivion wrote:Very odd that they announce a bundle pack, yet either deliberately or callously forgot to mention whether Assaulter himself would be up for pre-order individually. And still no updates on the next wave of SteelCore.


Not odd at all. Obviously they want to sell as much as they can... especially Defender, their weakest link. I'm sure a lot of people will get the bundle pack instead of waiting for Assaulter's solo-release or the next wave of Steelcore. In fact... I'm tempted.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby necr0blivion » Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:36 pm

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necr0blivion wrote:Very odd that they announce a bundle pack, yet either deliberately or callously forgot to mention whether Assaulter himself would be up for pre-order individually. And still no updates on the next wave of SteelCore.


Not odd at all. Obviously they want to sell as much as they can... especially Defender, their weakest link. I'm sure a lot of people will get the bundle pack instead of waiting for Assaulter's solo-release or the next wave of Steelcore. In fact... I'm tempted.


Then it's simply not a good plan, period. I would agree with other posters stating that a lot of us already have Defender and/or Steelcore. Not knowing the exact price for Assaulter alone (but maybe later today we will), I can't estimate what the savings/incentive to get all three together will be.

For those of you who do not own but would like all 3 of these figures, congrats! I feel that the statement should've been "Later today, preorders for Assaulter will be available AND you also have the option to choose this bundle of our 3 figures." The bundle preorder without the individual preorder just isn't a good strategy.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby ZenPrime » Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:12 pm

Ordered! :grin:
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby daimchoc » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:01 pm

Assaulter will be up for pre-order by himself. Note that Assaulter is a mass release figure. KapowToys has the placeholder in place and the other e-tailers will eventually follow suit. The bundle is just way for them to help out the other fans that haven't had their hands on SC and/or Defender yet. Hang tight.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:36 pm

daimchoc wrote:Assaulter will be up for pre-order by himself. Note that Assaulter is a mass release figure. KapowToys has the placeholder in place and the other e-tailers will eventually follow suit. The bundle is just way for them to help out the other fans that haven't had their hands on SC and/or Defender yet. Hang tight.

Yep, I don't see anything wrong with them doing deals like this for FPC members at all. It's a good thing.

I just don't want them to start making most of their toys FPC 'exclusives'. I'm certain I'm not the only one who would prefer to do my shopping for this stuff at one of the typical etailers.

I hope Steelcore shows up on BBTS at some point as well. I really would like to have one after having seen the reviews of him. He doesn't homage anything, but I like his style a lot and he seems like a real solid figure. I can put him up in my 'post-G1/prior to the Beast Wars' collection easily since Powermasters etc. were a part of that.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mekatron » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:54 pm

daimchoc wrote:Assaulter will be up for pre-order by himself. Note that Assaulter is a mass release figure. KapowToys has the placeholder in place and the other e-tailers will eventually follow suit. The bundle is just way for them to help out the other fans that haven't had their hands on SC and/or Defender yet. Hang tight.


Lol... it's a little more than that & it's obvious. This is the FIRST release of Assaulter... the ONLY current order. It's all a bit shady & I can't say I blame them... I'm sure they just have some stock of Defender to get rid of & this is a very clever way to push it on people that barely want it. I personally hate the figure... but still find myself tempted because Steelcore was so awesome I wouldn't mind owning a second. Unfortunately... that'd mean me selling a Defender on eBay & I'm just not sure I can do that without feeling guilty for selling someone a crappy figure for a lot of money.

Personally, $250 isn't that great of a deal for these 3. Steelcore was $60, Assaulter has been rumored to be $80-$90... that leaves you with a $90-$100 figure (Defender), whose smaller than Steelcore and can't stand up without assistance from City Commander's BFG in his ass.

Just feels like they're playing mind-games with they way they're releasing things... I don't like it at all. This isn't supposed to be a frickin' game of poker... just sell your damn toys already. Happy thoughts...
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby daimchoc » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:02 pm

Ebay prices for Defender and SC are more than this Warbot set... Think about it.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mekatron » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:18 pm

daimchoc wrote:Ebay prices for Defender and SC are more than this Warbot set... Think about it.


Gamble ALL you want... but don't encourage others. At this point I don't think it's the smart thing to do. Defender sells for about $100 on eBay (still available at a lot of etail locations for about the same price)... you can get a Steelcore on eBay for about $160. However, by the time you have these in-hand, the rest of the produced Steelcores should be available at different outlets as well as Assaulter... so the crazy-steep prices WILL drop VERY soon. Defender will not only STILL be available at online stores, but will see a surge of increased listings on eBay. And then there's your eBay and Paypal fees... which are far from insignificant... not to mention all the pain-in-the-ass running-around.

This ain't a bad deal if you want all three for yourself... but if you think you're going to sell Steelcore & Defender & have an Assaulter for cheap, I really think you're pushing it.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:27 pm

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I've already got WB-001 & -002, and I have to admit I'm tempted by this set. I'd be getting in early on Assaulter, I'd have a second SteelCore to repaint into Optimus (which is what I originally wanted SteelCore to be a homage of) and a second Defender to dick around with in a modding capacity.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:34 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Mekatron wrote:...However, by the time you have these in-hand, the rest of the produced Steelcores should be available at different outlets....

You're really hung up on this idea of SteelCore seeing a general release, despite absolutely no word as to whether that will be the case (for the original version at least).
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby daimchoc » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:34 pm

Mekatron wrote:
daimchoc wrote:Ebay prices for Defender and SC are more than this Warbot set... Think about it.


Gamble ALL you want... but don't encourage others. At this point I don't think it's the smart thing to do. Defender sells for about $100 on eBay (still available at a lot of etail locations for about the same price)... you can get a Steelcore on eBay for about $160. However, by the time you have these in-hand, the rest of the produced Steelcores should be available at different outlets as well as Assaulter... so the crazy-steep prices WILL drop VERY soon. Defender will not only STILL be available at online stores, but will see a surge of increased listings on eBay. And then there's your eBay and Paypal fees... which are far from insignificant... not to mention all the pain-in-the-ass running-around.

This ain't a bad deal if you want all three for yourself... but if you think you're going to sell Steelcore & Defender & have an Assaulter for cheap, I really think you're pushing it.



That's the point. If you want to buy the set, then have at it. If you don't want to, it's your prerogative. Saying that it's a bad deal, which is what you were alluding to in your previous post, is dependent on the person who's buying. Like what I posted before, this bundle is for those who've missed the previous two bots and would like to get all three at the same time. If you want to wait, Assaulter will eventually be available at FPC and other e-tailers.

"Think about it" - make sure you weigh your options, before you put money down for this bundle.

Why did you contradict yourself?

Personally, $250 isn't that great of a deal for these 3.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mekatron » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:46 pm

Sodan-1 wrote:You're really hung up on this idea of SteelCore seeing a general release, despite absolutely no word as to whether that will be the case (for the original version at least).


http://www.fansprojectcore.com/news/2012/06/06/warbot-steel-core-new-teaser-pics

"exclusive first wave pre-order for the members of this site"

there's been a bunch of other stuff that implies the obvious... mostly on their Steelcore pre-order page which isn't up any more. The first wave of 800 was exclusive to FPC... what does that imply exactly? If you said anything else but "waves available outside of FPC" you've got serious reading-comprehension issues. This doesn't mean it's a promise by FPC by any means as they haven't blatantly said it & they seem to enjoy trying to keep everyone on the edge of their seat...
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mekatron » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:51 pm

daimchoc wrote:Why did you contradict yourself?


Yeah, yeah... I said it's not a "great deal"... then I said it's not a "bad deal". That's not contradictory at all though... just means it's somewhere between the 2. It's a "blah deal". I-)
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby daimchoc » Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:52 pm

SC will eventually have a mass release... It might take a while longer, but it will.


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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:20 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:You're really hung up on this idea of SteelCore seeing a general release, despite absolutely no word as to whether that will be the case (for the original version at least).


http://www.fansprojectcore.com/news/2012/06/06/warbot-steel-core-new-teaser-pics

"exclusive first wave pre-order for the members of this site"

Balls. Not sure how I missed that one. My bad.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mekatron » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:45 pm

Sodan-1 wrote:
Mekatron wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:You're really hung up on this idea of SteelCore seeing a general release, despite absolutely no word as to whether that will be the case (for the original version at least).


http://www.fansprojectcore.com/news/2012/06/06/warbot-steel-core-new-teaser-pics

"exclusive first wave pre-order for the members of this site"

Balls. Not sure how I missed that one. My bad.


No biggie... it really hasn't been said in an obvious manner... but everything they post on the subject has that "between the lines" stuff going on.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby noodles2go » Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:29 pm

If anyone bought the 3 pack, but only for Assaulter, I'm willing to buy your Defender AND Steelcore. Hoping to buy them for $200 together, PM me if interested.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Stormrider » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:16 pm

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Have we seen the aircraft carrier mold yet? I have only seen one segment.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:17 pm

I'm gonna have to wait for reviews on this one. I'm not really liking the proportions much and from what I've seen of the plane mode, it doesn't look too great.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Rated X » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:15 pm

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Why is it we have seen full color pics but still no pics of the carrier mode ? Or did I miss it ?
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Agamemnon » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:35 pm

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Rated X wrote:Why is it we have seen full color pics but still no pics of the carrier mode ? Or did I miss it ?


I don't think you missed it. We've only seen the close-up of what I think is the front with the miniature Defender and Steelcore figures on the "deck".

This actually has me worried that the carrier mode sucks... Hopefully someone around here did order the 3 pack and will take pics for us. I would if I had ordered it. My accountant has been unhappy lately... (Read: accountant=wife)

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Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:13 pm

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby JRFitzpatrick7 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 10:56 pm

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His box is making him look really small. I am disappointed to see that he fits in the same box as Defender. That's a real shame. At this point I need to see some straight up finished product shots of all modes with some common Vlassics molds (Starscream, Bumblebee, Optimus Prime or Sunstreaker). No camera tricks, just comparison shots.
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