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CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings

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Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 6:34PM CDT

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Many people have had a hard time swallowing the pricetag of Crazy Devy's Predaking upgrades. Well, an update today tells us why the wings were so high priced: They're 14K gold plated! Head on over to CrazyDevy.com to check it out.
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Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114704)
Posted by NemesisScourge on August 18th, 2010 @ 6:40pm CDT
That is just beyond stupid. CrazyDevy never ceases to amaze me.

What's really sad is how many people are going to waste even more money on their poorly executed projects.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114710)
Posted by Skyfire77 on August 18th, 2010 @ 6:53pm CDT
NemesisScourge wrote:That is just beyond stupid. CrazyDevy never ceases to amaze me.

What's really sad is how many people are going to waste even more money on their poorly executed projects.


Um, yeah, they may be expensive, but nothing CD has done so far comes close to "poorly executed". I've ordered sets 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8, all of which were very well engineered, and well worth what I paid.

Do I need gold-plated wings? No
Do I want them? Hells yeah!
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114723)
Posted by DevastaTTor on August 18th, 2010 @ 7:16pm CDT
Certainly living up to their name. Actual gold on these is just totally unnecessary and dumb.

On that note, they'll probably sell like crazy.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114728)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on August 18th, 2010 @ 7:24pm CDT
Even if I had a Predaking, I wouldn't want to jump on their "never know when it'll end" train of upgrades for him. Putting real gold on the wings seems dumb.

And why do you suppose they're telling us this now? Why not ... when they're actually selling him? More dumb advertising from Crazy Devy.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114733)
Posted by Covenant on August 18th, 2010 @ 7:34pm CDT
As anyone in the business of a fan's market trend will know but never say; Stupid sells.

They aren't getting MY money for such an idiotic endeavor, but they'll likely make plenty of cash back from the gotta-have-it addicts.

In this economy? I can't applaud their efforts, but I do say more power to them. A fool & his money are soon parted. If they found ways to do the parting, so be it. Wish I had thought of something so lucratively dumb, so to speak.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114735)
Posted by Samurai Bludgeon on August 18th, 2010 @ 7:40pm CDT
Ha! That is so awesome! Ill be getting the reissue at the end of the year and this is the first upgrade Ill be getting (maybe more like the back cannons).

Who's transformers collection couldn't use a lil' bling bling?
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114737)
Posted by Jenus on August 18th, 2010 @ 7:45pm CDT
Shouldn't this have been posted in the KO and 3rd Party Toys section?

I posted this news almost 9 hours ago.
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Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114740)
Posted by zingoz15 on August 18th, 2010 @ 7:49pm CDT
I bet he'll have a hard time flying with those. :)
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114744)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 18th, 2010 @ 7:58pm CDT
Holy God, what a waste of material. Who would put gold on a toy?!?!? Why couldn't they just chrome-plate it with gold paint? :-x Again, just a waste of real gold. At least, I think it's real gold. :???:
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114750)
Posted by Skyfire77 on August 18th, 2010 @ 8:42pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Holy God, what a waste of material. Who would put gold on a toy?!?!? Why couldn't they just chrome-plate it with gold paint? :-x Again, just a waste of real gold. At least, I think it's real gold. :???:


It's probably vacuum metalized rather than actually plated, so honestly, this can't add more than $5 or $6 to the cost, if that.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114756)
Posted by Swiftpaw on August 18th, 2010 @ 9:02pm CDT
I was almost tempted to consider these, with how much I love Predaking... but not with that crap. That's going to just make the price more absurd, and then you've got import costs... Meh. Can't justify it to myself anymore.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114765)
Posted by Forgotten on August 18th, 2010 @ 9:30pm CDT
That is just, just................ I'm at a loss for words. I don't see how this would work. It seems to be that gold plating would not work out very well on plastic. I will definitely not be getting this, just not worth it in my opinion.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114770)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 18th, 2010 @ 9:42pm CDT
Skyfire77 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Holy God, what a waste of material. Who would put gold on a toy?!?!? Why couldn't they just chrome-plate it with gold paint? :-x Again, just a waste of real gold. At least, I think it's real gold. :???:


It's probably vacuum metalized rather than actually plated, so honestly, this can't add more than $5 or $6 to the cost, if that.


Yeah, might be. :???: But if it is, might make Predaking top-heavy. God I hate figures that are top heavy (ex. Masterpiece Seeker mold w/ hip guards facing back) :BANG_HEAD:
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114799)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on August 18th, 2010 @ 10:54pm CDT
Unnecessary, but I'm still buying the upgrades. I'm a sucker.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114885)
Posted by NemesisScourge on August 19th, 2010 @ 3:24am CDT
Skyfire77 wrote:
NemesisScourge wrote:That is just beyond stupid. CrazyDevy never ceases to amaze me.

What's really sad is how many people are going to waste even more money on their poorly executed projects.


Um, yeah, they may be expensive, but nothing CD has done so far comes close to "poorly executed". I've ordered sets 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8, all of which were very well engineered, and well worth what I paid.

Do I need gold-plated wings? No
Do I want them? Hells yeah!



Price was not the main issue mentioned but it is a factor when compared to similar items, perhaps you fail to see the point of my comment.

There's no reason to use actual gold on a toy, and execution refers to how they release product not the quality of the product, hence the reason for using that term ; ).

Currently, other third party companies make CrazyDevy's efforts look tacky and completely based on sucking every last dime out of the fanbase for their piece-by-piece releases as opposed to making an entire set to purchase as FansProject, etc does.

I know I'm not the only one who shares this sentiment, nor am I the only person to mention it. It's a bad business model. You want to be better than the competition, not thought of as sub-par. Just my opinion though. Nothing more.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114891)
Posted by Prime Riblet on August 19th, 2010 @ 3:56am CDT
The negative opinions toward these are kind of unbelieveable. If people don't like these, there is not a law written anywhere saying people have to buy them. So, if you don't like 'em, don't buy 'em. If you like 'em, then go for it.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114954)
Posted by dragons on August 19th, 2010 @ 7:32am CDT
i find it hard to believe until i see it in hand first had mine perorderd few months ago littel expensive on some stuff but i go for it they have not let me down so far so i will continue with them
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1114970)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on August 19th, 2010 @ 7:59am CDT
This is the silliest marketing stunt ever.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1115013)
Posted by Mkall on August 19th, 2010 @ 9:31am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:This is the silliest marketing stunt ever.

Yeah, but it's probably working
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1115188)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 19th, 2010 @ 4:50pm CDT
...but why? I'm over it.
:BOT:
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1115222)
Posted by Skyfire77 on August 19th, 2010 @ 6:07pm CDT
NemesisScourge wrote:
Skyfire77 wrote:
NemesisScourge wrote:That is just beyond stupid. CrazyDevy never ceases to amaze me.

What's really sad is how many people are going to waste even more money on their poorly executed projects.


Um, yeah, they may be expensive, but nothing CD has done so far comes close to "poorly executed". I've ordered sets 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8, all of which were very well engineered, and well worth what I paid.

Do I need gold-plated wings? No
Do I want them? Hells yeah!



Price was not the main issue mentioned but it is a factor when compared to similar items, perhaps you fail to see the point of my comment.

There's no reason to use actual gold on a toy, and execution refers to how they release product not the quality of the product, hence the reason for using that term ; ).

Currently, other third party companies make CrazyDevy's efforts look tacky and completely based on sucking every last dime out of the fanbase for their piece-by-piece releases as opposed to making an entire set to purchase as FansProject, etc does.

I know I'm not the only one who shares this sentiment, nor am I the only person to mention it. It's a bad business model. You want to be better than the competition, not thought of as sub-par. Just my opinion though. Nothing more.


I see your point, I just think you're mistaken. Granted, the gold wings are a bit... ostentatious, but I really can't see how you can call their products "tacky", and I think you're way off base saying they have a bad business model. They're not releasing shoddy, poorly q/a'ed kits (iGear), nor are half of their projects vaporware (iGear again). I don't think your comparison to FansProject works either, given how expensive their sets are. Given how well the Power Parts line has sold so far, I think CD's strategy of releasing small, affordable kits has proven to be a winner.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1115258)
Posted by NemesisScourge on August 19th, 2010 @ 7:59pm CDT
Skyfire77 wrote:
NemesisScourge wrote:
Skyfire77 wrote:
NemesisScourge wrote:That is just beyond stupid. CrazyDevy never ceases to amaze me.

What's really sad is how many people are going to waste even more money on their poorly executed projects.


Um, yeah, they may be expensive, but nothing CD has done so far comes close to "poorly executed". I've ordered sets 1, 2, 5, 7, and 8, all of which were very well engineered, and well worth what I paid.

Do I need gold-plated wings? No
Do I want them? Hells yeah!



Price was not the main issue mentioned but it is a factor when compared to similar items, perhaps you fail to see the point of my comment.

There's no reason to use actual gold on a toy, and execution refers to how they release product not the quality of the product, hence the reason for using that term ; ).

Currently, other third party companies make CrazyDevy's efforts look tacky and completely based on sucking every last dime out of the fanbase for their piece-by-piece releases as opposed to making an entire set to purchase as FansProject, etc does.

I know I'm not the only one who shares this sentiment, nor am I the only person to mention it. It's a bad business model. You want to be better than the competition, not thought of as sub-par. Just my opinion though. Nothing more.


I see your point, I just think you're mistaken. Granted, the gold wings are a bit... ostentatious, but I really can't see how you can call their products "tacky", and I think you're way off base saying they have a bad business model. They're not releasing shoddy, poorly q/a'ed kits (iGear), nor are half of their projects vaporware (iGear again). I don't think your comparison to FansProject works either, given how expensive their sets are. Given how well the Power Parts line has sold so far, I think CD's strategy of releasing small, affordable kits has proven to be a winner.



CD sales are no where near FP sales per unit. Also, FP releases sell out much faster because they are correctly priced and are a COMPLETE product.

As for FP being expensive? Lets compare: $80-90 for a City Commander/Shadow Commander set is the MSRP on many sites. [ eBay's non-sense doesn't count ]. Or CrazyDevy's MSRP of $40 for some lego style mech hands, and an oversized rifle? Really? That's pretty shoddy. And that's only one of many examples.

So you can pay $40 for some hands.... or $80 for an entire set that completes the character. Mind you Devy isn't THAT much bigger than a Classics Voyager Prime.

As for quality releases? You think putting plastic wrecking ball testicles on Movie Devy is really a "cool" product to buy? Lol.

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Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1115273)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on August 19th, 2010 @ 8:43pm CDT
lets look at the bottom line here, people like this stuff, they buy it. price, buisiness model, come second to results. and the results must be positive to CD cause they havent stopped yet
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1115314)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on August 19th, 2010 @ 10:41pm CDT
The main faults of Crazy Devy are their stupid, STUPID ads. I absolutely hate their ads. None of them really make sence. Especially this gold one. They've already sold their stock according to their site, so it's not really pushing more out the door. Sicne they've sold it already it's absurdly late to tell people it'll have gold. Their prototype pic certainly didn't show it. :BANG_HEAD:

Most of their ads don't give a clear shot of the product. You generally have to leave it to trust or wait patiently for a review and hope you didn't miss out. Lately they haven't even been showing their product, favoring really vague hints at what they might be doing. :BANG_HEAD:

I also have an issue with the whole "are they making more?" crap. I'm actually down for buying only the sets I desire. I got all of the Devestator sets becasue I don't have a Devestator with good parts, but others can just get the parts they like. What I don't like is the question on if they'll make more. Will Superion get new hands, or will you have to buy vingige? Will he get new feet? Or anything else? What exactly are they planning for Predaking .... and will they actually do it? Most 3rd party guys show prototypes and you get a clear indication of where they are. Not so with Crazy Devy and it pisses me off. :BANG_HEAD:

The prices are absurd, but that's kind of part and parcel of this hobby. HOWEVER, this ties in with the set thing and the piss poor ads. At the end of compiling everything there's a real chance for buyer's remorse. Because you really don't know what you're getting until you get it. Take these wings: if they're really 14k gold, then the prototype pics are all wrong and we have no idea what it actually looks like. We have no full body picture, we don't have any other angles, and we don't even know how they attach. :BANG_HEAD:

As for the actual goods, Devestator's actually got good upgrades from them. I really like the look. But, thanks to the flaws inherent in their system, I won't be on board for more non-Devestator products unless they are *really* something special. No Legends Devestator balls, hands, or Predaking wings for me, thanks. I'll take my $100 and buy a full Transformer.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1115677)
Posted by Skyfire77 on August 20th, 2010 @ 6:00pm CDT
NemesisScourge wrote:CD sales are no where near FP sales per unit. Also, FP releases sell out much faster because they are correctly priced and are a COMPLETE product.

As for FP being expensive? Lets compare: $80-90 for a City Commander/Shadow Commander set is the MSRP on many sites. [ eBay's non-sense doesn't count ]. Or CrazyDevy's MSRP of $40 for some lego style mech hands, and an oversized rifle? Really? That's pretty shoddy. And that's only one of many examples.

So you can pay $40 for some hands.... or $80 for an entire set that completes the character. Mind you Devy isn't THAT much bigger than a Classics Voyager Prime.

As for quality releases? You think putting plastic wrecking ball testicles on Movie Devy is really a "cool" product to buy? Lol.


LOL yourself. $40 is BBTS's (inflated) price, the set sold for $30 on CrazyDevy's website. Try getting your facts straight next time. I don't know what "lego-style" is supposed to mean, but what I got were articulated hands that far surpass the look of the 'boxing mitts' that came with Devastator. Again, if you add up the Power Parts sets, which arguably complete G1 Devastator, it's comparable to FP's $130 Snowman set.

And yes, Set 4 wasn't for everyone, but it still sold out, so quite a few TFans obviously wanted it.
Re: CDMW-11 The King's GOLDEN Wings (1115707)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 20th, 2010 @ 8:09pm CDT
Skyfire77 wrote: Again, if you add up the Power Parts sets, which arguably complete G1 Devastator, it's comparable to FP's $130 Snowman set.


Snowman set was originally the same price as the original Superion set, which was about $50 USD, IIRC. The higher prices were TFSource's 'take the last desperate saps who wanted to buy this and suck them dry' prices.
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