New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Mkall » Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:55 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:Generally, pre-orders on 3rd party stuff get filled. There's only been a couple of cases where they don't get filled.

Actually, it's pretty normal for a 3rd party release date to get pushed back time and again. Even for Fansprojects.

People seem to forget that City Commander was delayed for what? 4 months? 5? before it saw release the first time.

People seem to forget that FP is the exception, not the rule. Their products are sold before their release or even prototype pics because of their reputation. Xovergen only has one other project under their belt which failed badly so I wouldn't be surprised at all if they dropped this project if there is insufficient interest in it from the customers.

I would find it unlikely if they dropped it this close to the (supposed) release date. From speaking with a couple sellers at Botcon last year, they only put up preorders from new 3rd parties if the company can prove there's something coming down the pipe and it's near guaranteed to make it to the shelves. I think that's why BBTS got cold feet over Omega Supreme (that and cost) but that's another topic entirely.

If a company is well established such as FansProject or TFC, then retailers are more likely to put up a preorder based on the company's word and early designs.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:34 pm

According to RobotKingdom, it's been delayed again, until January 2013. :-(
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:12 pm

Robot Kingdom says it's in stock...
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby xyl360 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:11 pm

Rodimus Prime wrote:Robot Kingdom says it's in stock...

Nah, they just mean that the preorder is in stock (i.e. the preorders aren't sold out yet). It's said that all along. It's confusing, but that's how RK always lists their preorders.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:34 pm

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Rodimus Prime wrote:Robot Kingdom says it's in stock...

Nah, they just mean that the preorder is in stock (i.e. the preorders aren't sold out yet). It's said that all along. It's confusing, but that's how RK always lists their preorders.


Oh. Well, that's actually good, 'cause I won't have the money for 3 more weeks...
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby daimchoc » Sat Dec 29, 2012 9:00 am

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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby xyl360 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:11 am

Thanks for the update, I'm glad this project is still in motion. I can't wait to get mine in hand :D!
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:53 am

Very excited for this. I have my old Classics Prime out and next to my monitor already!

Let's just see if I can't use Junkion Blacksmith's headmaster and the Targetoids Optiaim with this set.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sat Dec 29, 2012 3:06 pm

I can't wait either. Makes me feel better about not getting MP-13. I will be using a Ginrai instead of a Classics Prime.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby daimchoc » Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:22 pm

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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Rodimus Prime » Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:23 pm

Nice. Does this mean it's ready to be shipped?
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Agamemnon » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:54 am

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Wow, that looks better than the previous pictures showed. I might have to look into this. It doesn't look like BBTS has a listing, but if they do...
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Mkall » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:45 pm

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Agamemnon wrote:Wow, that looks better than the previous pictures showed. I might have to look into this. It doesn't look like BBTS has a listing, but if they do...

They don't. Only one willing to risk this guy right now is RobotKingdom.

So judging from the pictures, the Armor add-on for Prime is going to get another Add-on?

A classics-style God Ginrai is unexpected but also too awesome for words.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:17 pm

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Might be time for Takara to do another Henkei OP reissue... looking forward to the reviews on this.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby rpetras » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:19 am

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I'm pretty underwhelmed. >:oP

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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Rated X » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:24 pm

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As nice as it looks, where is his powermaster figure ???
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:08 pm

The Powermaster and modified Classics Prime KO aren't being sold with this set. If it does decently, I'm sure they'll sell that as well.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Rated X » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:16 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:The Powermaster and modified Classics Prime KO aren't being sold with this set. If it does decently, I'm sure they'll sell that as well.



How does classics Prime need to be "modified" to fit this set ?

On the powermaster part, it's real lazy to do an upgrade that turns classics Prime into Powermaster Prime and forget the Powermaster. And then instead of creating one for a future add on set, they want to give him wings. >:oP
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby daimchoc » Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:46 pm

Rated X wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:The Powermaster and modified Classics Prime KO aren't being sold with this set. If it does decently, I'm sure they'll sell that as well.



How does classics Prime need to be "modified" to fit this set ?

On the powermaster part, it's real lazy to do an upgrade that turns classics Prime into Powermaster Prime and forget the Powermaster. And then instead of creating one for a future add on set, they want to give him wings. >:oP



No mods needed. I suggest that you go back to the picture of the prototypes. They show Classics OP on this set.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby necr0blivion » Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:25 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:The Powermaster and modified Classics Prime KO aren't being sold with this set. If it does decently, I'm sure they'll sell that as well.



How does classics Prime need to be "modified" to fit this set ?

On the powermaster part, it's real lazy to do an upgrade that turns classics Prime into Powermaster Prime and forget the Powermaster. And then instead of creating one for a future add on set, they want to give him wings. >:oP



No mods needed. I suggest that you go back to the picture of the prototypes. They show Classics OP on this set.


I think that the "modified Classics OP" was mentioned before when the thought was to release the Powermaster component in this set. Having PM attach to OP required changes to the grill, but since PM isn't being released at the moment, there's no need for a modified Prime.

I would be interested in the PM and modified OP being released at some point in the future, because Classics Prime clashes with Trailerforce due to the lack of chrome. Again, I sure wouldn't mind another run of Henkei Prime to be made available.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:24 pm

necr0blivion wrote:
daimchoc wrote:
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Gauntlet101010 wrote:The Powermaster and modified Classics Prime KO aren't being sold with this set. If it does decently, I'm sure they'll sell that as well.



How does classics Prime need to be "modified" to fit this set ?

On the powermaster part, it's real lazy to do an upgrade that turns classics Prime into Powermaster Prime and forget the Powermaster. And then instead of creating one for a future add on set, they want to give him wings. >:oP



No mods needed. I suggest that you go back to the picture of the prototypes. They show Classics OP on this set.


I think that the "modified Classics OP" was mentioned before when the thought was to release the Powermaster component in this set. Having PM attach to OP required changes to the grill, but since PM isn't being released at the moment, there's no need for a modified Prime.


Exactly.

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They have a Powermaster ready and a modified Classics Prime KO (and it IS a KO, even if they change it up a bit) to make it all work.

But, hey, you know what? It doesn't even need that to be canon. At the end of Masterforce (I think it was Masterforce) all of the PM bodies become TFs in their own right, Ginrai included. If you absolutly MUST have canon fiction to justify this purchase, there it is.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

Postby Mkall » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:47 pm

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I'm glad to see that the quality seems to have improved greatly over their first release.

I'm excited.
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Re: New Xovergen Trailerforce TF-01 Image, Details, Pricing

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