Quaternion wrote:Request for 3rd party coverage on Seibertron News:
This has probably already been discussed at length but I figure I'll give my two cents and increase the sample size (or fuel the fire?). Sorry if this is beating a dead horse...
I am disappointed that the news no longer covers 3rd party items. I understand that there is an ethical debate about this and I can respect opinions on both sides. However, I for one am interested in what is happening with 3rd party products, even though I don't buy a whole lot of them due to price. Some of them just look really cool! Largely I am interested in this stuff for the same reasons why I like the Creative Roundup. But due to the lack of 3rd party coverage, I find myself frequenting Seibertron.com much less and instead rely on other TF sites for my news. This makes me a little sad since Seibertron was really my gateway into this hobby and has unrivaled photo galleries that have helped me with a lot of buying decisions over the years.
I can understand why the photo galleries of 3rd party figures have stopped since it is just too costly to buy all the 3rd party stuff. But I would appreciate if the news covered third party figures and reviews etc.
Thank you for your compliments about Seibertron.com. I'm glad that it brought you into the foray of Transformers fansites.
I understand your passion about 3rd party products ... there is some amazing stuff that those companies knock out. However, we're sticking to our guns on this. We will not be providing coverage to unlicensed 3rd party products for the foreseeable future. 3rd party products have gotten out of control and there seems to be no end in sight.
It's unfortunate that there is so much 3rd party news that official and licensed Transformers related news gets overlooked because of the onslaught of 3rd party news. It's too bad that so many of you feel like those products are appropriate and that many have justified the 3rd party market because it suits their own desires.