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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:41 pm

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speak of the devil. I just looked and they already have pre-orders for all of them. Scourge Slipstream and breakdown are $89, Ultra Mammoth $139, and the rest are $64
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby Sentinel Maximus » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:43 pm

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Damn these are solid :sad: My wallet can't keep this up :BANG_HEAD:

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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:11 pm

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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby GetRightRobot » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:47 pm

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I must have ultra mammoth. I just love that figure. I've ordered them, but used a prepaid VISA for the purchase. Hopefully, there will be no trainwrecks...
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby Rated X » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:01 pm

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I reluctantly ordered. These bastards fool you by leaving out the shipping costs. It's supposed to be a god damn subscription, WTF ??? They dont charge you shipping for the membership figure. I would think they would give you some kind of bulk rate and include it automatically. And insurance, HELL NO !!! What makes these figures special that accountability costs extra when they will replace any other product they sell without "insurance" ??? Suck it Funpub, Im keeping my beer money. I trust USPS that it will arrive. But if they send me a defective product, they will be hearing from me. I shouldnt have to pay extra to get what I paid for the first time.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby LiKwid » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:04 pm

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GetRightRobot wrote:I must have ultra mammoth. I just love that figure. I've ordered them, but used a prepaid VISA for the purchase. Hopefully, there will be no trainwrecks...


Solid idea and should be wide spread as well.. No way Im even risking it..

I need slipstream for my prime RID shelf, she'll be my airachnid stand in because...well...Airachnid in that line succccccccccks...

I only want two of the figures too.. #-o
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby CBratetron » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:31 pm

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Looking at Breakdown and Slipstream. BBTS price is ridiculous. A $60 paint job?
I'll wait to see what ebay offers but I don't need these figures THAT much.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby KNM2012 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:43 pm

I must confess that I am not a big fan of their exclusives. There was always two that kind of caught my eye, but with Ultra Mammoth being in the line-up... I now have to say that there are three I may have seek out at some point! :lol: [UPDATE: Which will not happen now, unless Takara Tomy decides to license them... Which may never happen.]
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby Mkall » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:55 pm

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CBratetron wrote:Looking at Breakdown and Slipstream. BBTS price is ridiculous. A $60 paint job?
I'll wait to see what ebay offers but I don't need these figures THAT much.

That's a mistake. On figures like these, eBay will rarely undersell BBTS or other online stores.

At least with BBTS you can put in a preorder and not pay until it arrives, giving you plenty of time to find a better option.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:15 pm

So, wait ... you really do have to order all six? Like many I really only want Slipstream and Nemesis Prime.

At BBTS' prices it's almost worth it to buy them from the club directly. Especially since I also like Ultra Mammoth.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby askillington » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:51 pm

So... we are looking at over 300 dollars for a bunch of repaints and a mammoth. How could i ever pass on that deal.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby NamelessOne » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:56 pm

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craggy wrote:just looked at the full Ts&Cs...International Orders: they want a photocopy of my credit card, front and back and of photo ID. They can GTFO.



....I noticed I'd have to do this as well, seeing as the last credit card they had a faxed photocopy from me was the one thats details were stolen, and I started getting bogus charges on before I cancelled it....

Then, looking at the shipping breakdown, etc.... :HEADHURTS:

Right, for me to get 6 figures, 1 I want soo bad it hurts, the other 2 I was 'meh' about, and the rest I couldn't be arsed about, the cost will work out at:

$82 for International membership;
$285 if I pay upfront; $291 if I go with instalments,
$140~$150 for cheapest shipping, with insurance;

All told, around $520 for 6 figures, (plus all the usual photocopying, postage, blah blah blah, which still shows they have your 'confidential' details on plain paper, AGAIN)

F@@@[<[<[< YOU FUNPUB!!!!! AGAIN!!!!!!!

I' ll get Scourge somehow, and I'll do it through PayPal, or a reasonable eCommerce payment system...


I just hope they have planned to have at least double, maybe treble the amount of Scourges for the secondary market - if they have the ability to 'make to order', at least have the insight to realise that this is the one everyone has been waiting for since RTS G2 Prime came out....
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby CBratetron » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:57 pm

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Mkall wrote:
CBratetron wrote:Looking at Breakdown and Slipstream. BBTS price is ridiculous. A $60 paint job?
I'll wait to see what ebay offers but I don't need these figures THAT much.

That's a mistake. On figures like these, eBay will rarely undersell BBTS or other online stores.

At least with BBTS you can put in a preorder and not pay until it arrives, giving you plenty of time to find a better option.

If that's the case, then I'm completely skipping these rip-offs. At least with 3rd party toys I know my $100 is going towards a brand new mold and not a huge markup repaint.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby LiKwid » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:06 am

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Im willing to do some pretty dastardly things to get a Ultra Mammoth.... Just throwin that out there...
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby quickmixed » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:22 am

Ok, I'm glad I have a couple of weeks to decide. Ultra Mammoth is just too awesome to pass up on, and I m really looking forward to Breakdown and Slipstream. The majority of the figures seem great.

But I've gotta say that the club has really pissed off a few international subscribers, myself included. Why do they have to send out all 6 individually??? I would be more than happy to wait 6 months to receive all 6 and cut down on postage immensely. Crap move Funpub.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:43 am

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Well i take it that this is only available to members & that you cant preorder individual figures, they really need to overhaul the club. the only one i want is slipstream, out of all of them thats the only really good one in my opinion. nemesis looks cool but i have 2 of that mold already so theres no point in getting an overpriced version.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby KNM2012 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:08 am

askillington wrote:So... we are looking at over 300 dollars for a bunch of repaints and a mammoth. How could i ever pass on that deal.

Besides the fact that Ultra Mammoth is a repaint of Big Convoy, I agree with your point. Plus, with how much the secondary market will be asking for him, I take back any thoughts of wanting him now. >:oP

And quite honestly, my entire Transformers collection (to date) cost me as much as maybe 2-3 of these sets. Less if bought in the secondary market. But the difference is that my collection is strictly Takara Tomy, not repaints. Just saying. >:oP
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby Burn » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:40 am

craggy wrote:just looked at the full Ts&Cs...International Orders: they want a photocopy of my credit card, front and back and of photo ID. They can GTFO.


Makes you wonder why doesn't it?

If they moved to a more updated secure system, then why do they need this sort of identification? How many other online retailers require this sort of information?

Or perhaps this is their way of trying to drive away international orders?

Either way, something doesn't add up there and it's crap like this that drives their credibility down even further when they should be working to build it up.

Megatron Wolf wrote:Well i take it that this is only available to members & that you cant preorder individual figures, they really need to overhaul the club. the only one i want is slipstream, out of all of them thats the only really good one in my opinion. nemesis looks cool but i have 2 of that mold already so theres no point in getting an overpriced version.


And that right there is the marketing genius of this service. People are only going to want 1 or 2 figures, so they can lump in a pile of crap with them and people will have no choice but to pay for something they may not want.

Though I'm sure when the concept was first floated you were suppose to be able to order them separately.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby MarkNL » Sat Aug 18, 2012 2:38 am

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Slipstream looks awesome! Scourge is great too.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:57 am

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Burn wrote:And that right there is the marketing genius of this service. People are only going to want 1 or 2 figures, so they can lump in a pile of crap with them and people will have no choice but to pay for something they may not want.

Though I'm sure when the concept was first floated you were suppose to be able to order them separately.


It just doesn't seem to mesh with their statement:

TFCC wrote:We will build as many as you order, so we cannot run out. YOU CAN ORDER AS MANY AS YOU WANT, there is no limit.


If I want to order 5 Scourges, you're actually making me order 5 subscription plans. Although I can see that not reaching a certain ordering mark for other characters will either force cancellation or an even higher price to TFCC to do this. :HEADHURTS:
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby metaphorge » Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:16 am

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Crap. BBTS is sold out of Scourge and Slipstream, which are the only ones I really wanted. Wonder if anyone else will carry the figures individually? TFSource does not as of yet.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby Kung Fu Man » Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:04 am

They're both back in stock, but their price jumped up $10 as a result. Circuit and Jackpot by comparison jumped down by the same amount, making them *cheaper* than buying them from the club.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby Rated X » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:26 am

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Did anybody get the confirmation e-mail that was promised or will they start sending those on Monday. I didnt get one. But I did print my reciept with invoice number in case I have to give them a call.
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Details Revealed

Postby metaphorge » Sat Aug 18, 2012 8:34 am

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OK, so we're looking at about $100 for Scourge, and then another $100 for the MakeToys armor/trailer for him (in the highly likely event they do a recoulour for Scourge); and this is for a tiny little shrimp?

Now, double that, since I get two of each figure to display in each mode....

Forget it. I'll get a Car Robots or RID Scourge and possibly customize him to enhance his articulation.

The way I see it, the sub has one solid winner (Scourge) two somewhat desirable figures (Breakdown and Slipstream) and three pieces of crap that have no use in my collection (or, apparently, that of many others).

I'd ALMOST do it if not for the Animated Jackpot being in there.
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