Va'al wrote:Ok. I definitely want this guy, but I need a couple of checks first.
How is Maketoys in terms of quality/solidity and joints?
Any UK collectors, is TFSource better than Kapow? Craggy, you're UK based, right?
Do we know when other sites are setting up the pre-order for this?
I have Battle Tanker, and their Seaspray and Powerglide. No complaints about the quality of any of the pieces. All nice and solid, paint and joints all as they should be. Only tiny problems I have are along the lines of "I wish it had this/this was a different colour/etc" or "Powerglide why u have a screw in your forehead?". Quality products.
and yep UK-based here. I bought a couple things off TFScource that I simply couldn't get anywhere else. They were quick, and not overly expensive with the shipping costs. Sure, they charge more than Kapow do, and take a tad longer (week and half-2 weeks-ish vs 3-8days with Kapow depending on posties) but the prices are much better. Haven't gotten anything off them that I've pre-ordered yet, but have the MP Cassettes set up to come when they're released, for about a fiver less than the unshipped price on Kapow. Got the FP and Asia Bruticus repaints ordered too, but shipping them as a set, still for less than Kapow would probably be, if
they even had the Munitioner and Explorer recolours up.
Don't get me wrong, Kapow have done me well in the past, and I still buy stuff from them (Thundertron, a few weeks back) but if TFSource takes your fancy they've been good too. Of course, as yet, TFSource don't have Chaos up for pre-order.
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