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FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource.

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Sunday, September 5th, 2010 8:27PM CDT

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Site sponsor TFSource has posted a preorder for the FansProject Shadow Scyther Trailer upgrade for Shattered Glass Rodimus. This set is exclusive to TFSource in North America. Preorder the item here.

Product Description:
This set is exclusive to TFsource in North America!

This set has it all! Includes all of the parts needed to combine with the shattered glass Rodimus and form Shadow Scyther, an alternative universe evil version of Rodimus. Fits the Henkei, Classic, or Botcon versions of Rodimus, and includes the recolored trailer, plus the following bonuses: Evil Face, Chain Sword, Scythe Attachment! This kit is amazing and has 3x the complexity of City Commander, and the bonus parts are only included with Shadow Scyther, not to be sold with the regular colored set!

Note: This set is also very limited, with the least units produced of any Fansproject piece since the Snowman set and Cliffjumper add-on both of which now sells for many times their original value!


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Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121793)
Posted by bvzxa on September 5th, 2010 @ 8:29pm CDT
Pre-order done!!!

Now I have to get SG Rodimus or Henkei Wildrider. Either way my end of year bonus is almost gone when December/January rolls around.

I thought they would have went with the whole clear set, but FP is catering to the US with a Christmas exclusive. So is this another "Stocking Stuffer" campaign like the Snowman set?

Cool if it is because I remember last year how much people kinda balked at the Snowman set, but I was the first to report the kit went well with Superlink Superion.

Gotta plan my list for exclusives now so I don't overspend.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121798)
Posted by DevastaTTor on September 5th, 2010 @ 8:49pm CDT
bvzxa wrote:I thought they would have went with the whole clear set, but FP is catering to the US with a Christmas exclusive. So is this another "Stocking Stuffer" campaign like the Snowman set?

I hope not. I was hoping we'd get repaints of Munitioner/Explorer which would have made more sense since that set has actually been released. It's really bizarre that we're getting this preorder before the regular set.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121810)
Posted by kenm2474 on September 5th, 2010 @ 9:45pm CDT
Am I Missing Something? Where is the Protector Armor Pre-Order? I have Zero Interest in this one.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121813)
Posted by bvzxa on September 5th, 2010 @ 9:58pm CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:
bvzxa wrote:I thought they would have went with the whole clear set, but FP is catering to the US with a Christmas exclusive. So is this another "Stocking Stuffer" campaign like the Snowman set?

I hope not. I was hoping we'd get repaints of Munitioner/Explorer which would have made more sense since that set has actually been released. It's really bizarre that we're getting this preorder before the regular set.



I agree. More like a G2 recolor would turn the Energon/Superlink version into a G2 Bruticus, or Battle Gaea. It would seem since RobotKingdom also has it for Preorder, we may still get our wish.

And that what's puzzling to me. TFOsurce is claiming low numbers because of the Cliffjumper and "Snowman" sets, however, the "snowman" set was their exclusive, supposedly limited to 500 pieces worlwide, with tow online stores calling perodrers how low will the numbers really be?

My guess is it has to do with SG Rodimus/Henkie Wildrider having low numbers. FP doesn't do anthing just so. I want one and I will get Henkei Wildrider. Saw one o for $199 so I'll keep a watch. I have his story planned that he scanned Rodimus when trying to recive an earth form, simialr to Black Convoy scanning Fire Convoy in CarRobots.

And one more thing, when will the regular set be up for preorder, this is going to be one heay hit to the wallet I can afford.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121817)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 5th, 2010 @ 10:09pm CDT
This makes no sense. Why are we seeing the repaint before the actual item? Also, $100? I hope that's the TFSource exclusive inflation price.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121821)
Posted by ButtZilla on September 5th, 2010 @ 10:56pm CDT
Looks better than MP Rodimus! :grin:
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121822)
Posted by LiKwid on September 5th, 2010 @ 11:02pm CDT
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121833)
Posted by kenm2474 on September 5th, 2010 @ 11:55pm CDT


Thats a Complete Joke! I will Never in my right mind Pay that much for a Repainted Toy no matter how limited.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121847)
Posted by Fender Bender on September 6th, 2010 @ 2:26am CDT
I'm so WEAK! I couldn't resist getting this for my SG Roddy. As I type this, there's only 60 units left! Better order ASAP before you lose the chance!
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121878)
Posted by Sideswipe 00 on September 6th, 2010 @ 8:05am CDT
GAHHH i just posted in the newer post of TFSource news...I guess they are all gone. Wow. Actually robotkingdom still has this available for preorder. Was about to, but you need to pay right away and i don't have the extra $38 for EMS shipping, or the $94 for that matter x( Guess I am just getting Protector!
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121882)
Posted by HighPrime on September 6th, 2010 @ 8:17am CDT
That went fast... on a Sunday even, and with a $250-400+ tax just to get the Henkei Wildrider or SG Rodimus to match.

There were 300 units, total. When I preordered there were 286 left around 9:30pm. I bought 2.

Good thing they'll be selling elsewhere (outside of NA) or there's the potential for rioting ;)

RobotKingdom has 145 left.. I suspect these will be gone within 24 hours at this pace.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121885)
Posted by Sideswipe 00 on September 6th, 2010 @ 8:22am CDT
OOOOO lucky >.< guess it was never meant to be. =\ I will never get SG Rodimus or Wildrider soo yeah it would just be awesome to have a black variant set :) to mix and match parts with Protector.

They should really take the Shadow Scyther off the main news since all of the preorders are sold out or at least instead of shop now, change it to sold out. :sad:
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121891)
Posted by Jenus on September 6th, 2010 @ 9:22am CDT
So is this a new trend this year to release a new mold in the repaint colors first?
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121929)
Posted by bvzxa on September 6th, 2010 @ 12:11pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:That went fast... on a Sunday even, and with a $250-400+ tax just to get the Henkei Wildrider or SG Rodimus to match.

There were 300 units, total. When I preordered there were 286 left around 9:30pm. I bought 2.

Good thing they'll be selling elsewhere (outside of NA) or there's the potential for rioting ;)

RobotKingdom has 145 left.. I suspect these will be gone within 24 hours at this pace.


So what other store is going to carry the Shadow Scythe version? I thought only TFSource and RobotKingdom were the only two since they each only had 300 preorders to fill.

Now all the stores should carry the regular Protector set I assume.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121938)
Posted by Chupacabra Convoy on September 6th, 2010 @ 12:29pm CDT
LiKwid wrote:This makes no sense... From any standpoint.. Out of all of the decisions that FP has made over the years this one baffles me.. Why make a exclusive upgrade set for a figure that was made in such a limited production? I mean it's all well and good but this auction

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2FeBayISAPI.dll%3FVi%20...%20K%3AMEWAX%3AIT%3C%2Fa%3E

Is only going to get worse.. I understand making something for thos ewho do have it but I mean is everyone who owns a SG Rodimus going to buy this? Doubtful... This is puzzling to say the least



Well, it does make sense for them to do this. It fairly common knowledge that repaints are a way to make additional profit off of a single mold. When the Moblie Base (The non-Fansproject traler) for Classics/Henkei Prime was made they also made one for Ultra Magnus, SG Optimus, and Nemesis Prime. Also, City Commander got re-released three more times after the first edition was put on the market. So there's no reason for a third party manufacture to not do so.

But yeah, it just odd circumstances that the only alternate uses for the Rodimus moldare just exclusives.

As for me, I don't want to spend a ton of money for exclusives. Maybe if the three pack that had Rodimus, Galvatron, and Cyclonus actually made it to physical stores, i would pick it up, but for the most part, I just want the regular Protector set. The additional weapons just don't make it worth it for me.

I'm hoping that the regular Protector set is 10-12 dollars cheaper than this variant set.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121940)
Posted by HighPrime on September 6th, 2010 @ 12:38pm CDT
bvzxa wrote:
HighPrime wrote:That went fast... on a Sunday even, and with a $250-400+ tax just to get the Henkei Wildrider or SG Rodimus to match.

There were 300 units, total. When I preordered there were 286 left around 9:30pm. I bought 2.

Good thing they'll be selling elsewhere (outside of NA) or there's the potential for rioting ;)

RobotKingdom has 145 left.. I suspect these will be gone within 24 hours at this pace.


So what other store is going to carry the Shadow Scythe version? I thought only TFSource and RobotKingdom were the only two since they each only had 300 preorders to fill.

Now all the stores should carry the regular Protector set I assume.


No idea. For me it was implied that this will wind up elsewhere.

RK had more than 300, though. Nearly 500 last I read.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121980)
Posted by Jenus on September 6th, 2010 @ 3:06pm CDT
If these numbers are correct what about the Cliffjumper upgrade kit it was limited to 300 pieces, what happened to this product having the least amount of releases?

Also, this is just ridiculous.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FFansproject-Nemesis%20...%203f02e88e84%3C%2Fa%3E
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1121985)
Posted by HighPrime on September 6th, 2010 @ 3:16pm CDT
Jenus wrote:If these numbers are correct what about the Cliffjumper upgrade kit it was limited to 300 pieces, what happened to this product having the least amount of releases?

Also, this is just ridiculous.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FFansproject-Nemesis%20...%203f02e88e84%3C%2Fa%3E



Yeah, I saw that...yikes...

Anyway, he actually has another 3 in a different auction (6 total between the 2).

TFsource should have put a cap on this, but I suspect that they didn't think it would sell so fast. FP Snowman didn't sell out last year until sometime after release.

The TFsource listing said 'Least units produced...since...' meaning no release since FP Snowman or Cliffjumper has been this limited. Snowman was 500, and as you already mentioned, Cliffjumper was 300 pieces.

Although TFsource didn't mention it, the TFCON version of Powered Commander was limited to 500, also.

RK still has 161 of this instock, so there's still time for buyers to avoid getting gouged.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122017)
Posted by Blurrz on September 6th, 2010 @ 5:10pm CDT
A $500+ Combo all together... No thanks. I'll stick to MG Deathscythe.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122037)
Posted by Jenus on September 6th, 2010 @ 6:10pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:
Jenus wrote:If these numbers are correct what about the Cliffjumper upgrade kit it was limited to 300 pieces, what happened to this product having the least amount of releases?

Also, this is just ridiculous.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FFansproject-Nemesis%20...%203f02e88e84%3C%2Fa%3E



Yeah, I saw that...yikes...

Anyway, he actually has another 3 in a different auction (6 total between the 2).

TFsource should have put a cap on this, but I suspect that they didn't think it would sell so fast. FP Snowman didn't sell out last year until sometime after release.

The TFsource listing said 'Least units produced...since...' meaning no release since FP Snowman or Cliffjumper has been this limited. Snowman was 500, and as you already mentioned, Cliffjumper was 300 pieces.

Although TFsource didn't mention it, the TFCON version of Powered Commander was limited to 500, also.

RK still has 161 of this instock, so there's still time for buyers to avoid getting gouged.

I guess I missed the "since" in that sentence. Thanks for straightening that out.

RK still has that many I was thinking by now it would be much lower.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122038)
Posted by HighPrime on September 6th, 2010 @ 6:12pm CDT
Jenus wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
Jenus wrote:If these numbers are correct what about the Cliffjumper upgrade kit it was limited to 300 pieces, what happened to this product having the least amount of releases?

Also, this is just ridiculous.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FFansproject-Nemesis%20...%203f02e88e84%3C%2Fa%3E



Yeah, I saw that...yikes...

Anyway, he actually has another 3 in a different auction (6 total between the 2).

TFsource should have put a cap on this, but I suspect that they didn't think it would sell so fast. FP Snowman didn't sell out last year until sometime after release.

The TFsource listing said 'Least units produced...since...' meaning no release since FP Snowman or Cliffjumper has been this limited. Snowman was 500, and as you already mentioned, Cliffjumper was 300 pieces.

Although TFsource didn't mention it, the TFCON version of Powered Commander was limited to 500, also.

RK still has 161 of this instock, so there's still time for buyers to avoid getting gouged.

I guess I missed the "since" in that sentence. Thanks for straightening that out.

RK still has that many I was thinking by now it would be much lower.


No problem. If you check the RK listing, they bumped it up from 300 to 600 total for sale. So, looks like there's going to be around 900 of these running about at this point between RK and TFsource.

I wonder if TFsource will add another 300?
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122073)
Posted by bvzxa on September 6th, 2010 @ 7:29pm CDT
Yeah what a good way to draw in the average buyer. looks like those numbers just keep increasing.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122081)
Posted by bvzxa on September 6th, 2010 @ 7:38pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:
Jenus wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
Jenus wrote:If these numbers are correct what about the Cliffjumper upgrade kit it was limited to 300 pieces, what happened to this product having the least amount of releases?

Also, this is just ridiculous.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FFansproject-Nemesis%20...%203f02e88e84%3C%2Fa%3E



Yeah, I saw that...yikes...

Anyway, he actually has another 3 in a different auction (6 total between the 2).

TFsource should have put a cap on this, but I suspect that they didn't think it would sell so fast. FP Snowman didn't sell out last year until sometime after release.

The TFsource listing said 'Least units produced...since...' meaning no release since FP Snowman or Cliffjumper has been this limited. Snowman was 500, and as you already mentioned, Cliffjumper was 300 pieces.

Although TFsource didn't mention it, the TFCON version of Powered Commander was limited to 500, also.

RK still has 161 of this instock, so there's still time for buyers to avoid getting gouged.

I guess I missed the "since" in that sentence. Thanks for straightening that out.

RK still has that many I was thinking by now it would be much lower.


No problem. If you check the RK listing, they bumped it up from 300 to 600 total for sale. So, looks like there's going to be around 900 of these running about at this point between RK and TFsource.

I wonder if TFsource will add another 300?



Where do you get your information from??? :-?

Taken from RobotKigndom:
"Description :
*****Limited qty to 600pcs only!!!*****

Robotkingdom is offering 300pcs ONLY, first come first serve. Don't miss this great item!!!

Pre-order, Release on December 2010.

*The weight is little heavier than TFX-01.

-Improveing levels of designing and Engineering of on the latest Fan's Project..!!
-The kit is fit on Classic, Henkei version. Extended wings are in Grey color.
-It contains 3 times more parts and complexity than the TFX-01 City commander upgrade kit. Additional 10 points of articulation after upgrading with the armor.
-Bonus Parts are only included with TFX-04B. Not sales seperately.

-The main-core figure and the cyber race car is not included.
-This is a Plastic Collectible toy. Not suitable for person under age 16.
-Choking Hazard: This product contain small parts. Not suitable for children under age 3."


Where does it say RK is selling 600. That's how many are available. RK got 300,, TFsource got 300. The only reason why RK isn't selling out because someone said they are charging for the preorder up front.

TFsource kinda mark up the description a bit to generate sales. It's numbers are higher than the "Snowman" kit by 100, and 300 more than the CJ upgrade set. However, TFSource is only getting 300, so a little deceptive on the advertising.

And we now know no one other online retailers have the exclusive on this unless BBTS churns out 300 for their store.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122083)
Posted by HighPrime on September 6th, 2010 @ 7:40pm CDT
bvzxa wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
Jenus wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
Jenus wrote:If these numbers are correct what about the Cliffjumper upgrade kit it was limited to 300 pieces, what happened to this product having the least amount of releases?

Also, this is just ridiculous.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FFansproject-Nemesis%20...%203f02e88e84%3C%2Fa%3E



Yeah, I saw that...yikes...

Anyway, he actually has another 3 in a different auction (6 total between the 2).

TFsource should have put a cap on this, but I suspect that they didn't think it would sell so fast. FP Snowman didn't sell out last year until sometime after release.

The TFsource listing said 'Least units produced...since...' meaning no release since FP Snowman or Cliffjumper has been this limited. Snowman was 500, and as you already mentioned, Cliffjumper was 300 pieces.

Although TFsource didn't mention it, the TFCON version of Powered Commander was limited to 500, also.

RK still has 161 of this instock, so there's still time for buyers to avoid getting gouged.

I guess I missed the "since" in that sentence. Thanks for straightening that out.

RK still has that many I was thinking by now it would be much lower.


No problem. If you check the RK listing, they bumped it up from 300 to 600 total for sale. So, looks like there's going to be around 900 of these running about at this point between RK and TFsource.

I wonder if TFsource will add another 300?



Where do you get your information from??? :-?

Taken from RobotKigndom:
"Description :
*****Limited qty to 600pcs only!!!*****

Robotkingdom is offering 300pcs ONLY, first come first serve. Don't miss this great item!!!

Pre-order, Release on December 2010.

*The weight is little heavier than TFX-01.

-Improveing levels of designing and Engineering of on the latest Fan's Project..!!
-The kit is fit on Classic, Henkei version. Extended wings are in Grey color.
-It contains 3 times more parts and complexity than the TFX-01 City commander upgrade kit. Additional 10 points of articulation after upgrading with the armor.
-Bonus Parts are only included with TFX-04B. Not sales seperately.

-The main-core figure and the cyber race car is not included.
-This is a Plastic Collectible toy. Not suitable for person under age 16.
-Choking Hazard: This product contain small parts. Not suitable for children under age 3."


Where does it say RK is selling 600. That's how many are available. RK got 300,, TFsource got 300. The only reason why RK isn't selling out because someone said they are charging for the preorder up front.



I took the 600 to mean they bumped it up. I suppose that could mean half goes to TFsource. I don't believe that though. RK has been bumping up the amount available by 30 every once in a while. When I checked earlier they were at 161. Later on they went up to 191 available. They aren't selling out because RK keeps throwing more in to the heap leading me to believe they have more than 300. This has been going on for the last 24 hours.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122085)
Posted by bvzxa on September 6th, 2010 @ 7:46pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:
bvzxa wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
Jenus wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
Jenus wrote:If these numbers are correct what about the Cliffjumper upgrade kit it was limited to 300 pieces, what happened to this product having the least amount of releases?

Also, this is just ridiculous.

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2FFansproject-Nemesis%20...%203f02e88e84%3C%2Fa%3E



Yeah, I saw that...yikes...

Anyway, he actually has another 3 in a different auction (6 total between the 2).

TFsource should have put a cap on this, but I suspect that they didn't think it would sell so fast. FP Snowman didn't sell out last year until sometime after release.

The TFsource listing said 'Least units produced...since...' meaning no release since FP Snowman or Cliffjumper has been this limited. Snowman was 500, and as you already mentioned, Cliffjumper was 300 pieces.

Although TFsource didn't mention it, the TFCON version of Powered Commander was limited to 500, also.

RK still has 161 of this instock, so there's still time for buyers to avoid getting gouged.

I guess I missed the "since" in that sentence. Thanks for straightening that out.

RK still has that many I was thinking by now it would be much lower.


No problem. If you check the RK listing, they bumped it up from 300 to 600 total for sale. So, looks like there's going to be around 900 of these running about at this point between RK and TFsource.

I wonder if TFsource will add another 300?



Where do you get your information from??? :-?

Taken from RobotKigndom:
"Description :
*****Limited qty to 600pcs only!!!*****

Robotkingdom is offering 300pcs ONLY, first come first serve. Don't miss this great item!!!

Pre-order, Release on December 2010.

*The weight is little heavier than TFX-01.

-Improveing levels of designing and Engineering of on the latest Fan's Project..!!
-The kit is fit on Classic, Henkei version. Extended wings are in Grey color.
-It contains 3 times more parts and complexity than the TFX-01 City commander upgrade kit. Additional 10 points of articulation after upgrading with the armor.
-Bonus Parts are only included with TFX-04B. Not sales seperately.

-The main-core figure and the cyber race car is not included.
-This is a Plastic Collectible toy. Not suitable for person under age 16.
-Choking Hazard: This product contain small parts. Not suitable for children under age 3."


Where does it say RK is selling 600. That's how many are available. RK got 300,, TFsource got 300. The only reason why RK isn't selling out because someone said they are charging for the preorder up front.



i took the 600 to mean they bumped it up. I suppose that could mean half goes to TFsource.



Well let's see. Again there are 600 available.
RK has 300
TFSource has 300

300 + 300 = 600

Now the only thing I didn't like in TFSource description that this was exclusive to North America, because it's not. None the less I'm set to get mine.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122091)
Posted by HighPrime on September 6th, 2010 @ 7:54pm CDT
RK just bumped up the total available again. 208 are availabe now. Read on another forum that there was 95 left this morning, then was bumped. Like I said, this has been going on for the last 24 hours.

This many people can't be canceling, which is a completely manual process at RK (and TFsource). RK has more than 300 it seems.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122094)
Posted by bvzxa on September 6th, 2010 @ 8:20pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:RK just bumped up the total available again. 208 are availabe now. Read on another forum that there was 95 left this morning, then was bumped. Like I said, this has been going on for the last 24 hours.

This many people can't be canceling, which is a completely manual process at RK (and TFsource). RK has more than 300 it seems.



How do you know how many are available?
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122097)
Posted by HighPrime on September 6th, 2010 @ 8:24pm CDT
bvzxa wrote:
HighPrime wrote:RK just bumped up the total available again. 208 are availabe now. Read on another forum that there was 95 left this morning, then was bumped. Like I said, this has been going on for the last 24 hours.

This many people can't be canceling, which is a completely manual process at RK (and TFsource). RK has more than 300 it seems.



How do you know how many are available?


Just add any number of the item in your cart (usually a crazy number, or in this case 300 will do). You'll get a message back (upper right column) stating they only have 'x' available, and confirm whether you want to order that much. They are at 194 now.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122108)
Posted by LiKwid on September 6th, 2010 @ 8:38pm CDT
Just checked it at 930 ct andits up to 202..Hope 1 makes till friday because Im in..

I have 4 different classic roddies and 1 of them is bout to get repainted for this.. Or I might just hang on to it till botcon 8-}

I was baffled but I guess in some bizarre way it makes some sense..Besides Im a HUGE Rodimus fan and anything with him involved is hard to resist.... :x
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122110)
Posted by bvzxa on September 6th, 2010 @ 8:40pm CDT
HighPrime wrote:
bvzxa wrote:
HighPrime wrote:RK just bumped up the total available again. 208 are availabe now. Read on another forum that there was 95 left this morning, then was bumped. Like I said, this has been going on for the last 24 hours.

This many people can't be canceling, which is a completely manual process at RK (and TFsource). RK has more than 300 it seems.



How do you know how many are available?


Just add any number of the item in your cart (usually a crazy number, or in this case 300 will do). You'll get a message back (upper right column) stating they only have 'x' available, and confirm whether you want to order that much. They are at 194 now.



Being in the IT world and still learning, no system is really foolproof. Even if it is real-time I think the number will fluctuate because they are processing the orders by charging credit or Debit cards. I don't think RK will sell out like TF source because the shipping is high, and they are charging or basically taking the money up front. It was easier to buy from TFsource because you can pay later if you like for pre-orders. So you can prepare much more easily.

But I think it is only going to be 300 for RK. So people have a chance to get one for themselves but their probably making sure they have the money.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122283)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on September 7th, 2010 @ 11:46am CDT
Fansproject has updated their page with a colored version of the line art for the Shadow Scyther. They have also said that they are, due to fan request, going to include an additional pair of "Chromed dark color add-on wings and spoiler." See the post here.


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Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122296)
Posted by Windsweeper on September 7th, 2010 @ 12:31pm CDT
I find that picture interesting in that he looks so different from Rodimus Prime to me. Just don't get the Roddy vibe from it even though it's the same mold.

As for repaints of Swindle and Blast Off, I'd love to see RID Rollbar and Mo-vor at some stage.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122305)
Posted by Slayershoop on September 7th, 2010 @ 1:06pm CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:We're able to pre-order Shadow Scyther, but not Rodimus Prime? That doesn't make sense.


Think of it this way: it's a test run. They want to see how well the product will do before the actual release. By offering it as a limited product, only hardcore collectors will get it, and most likely post reviews. That way, they can see defects and overall reactions before they release Protector. See reaction, make any need changes.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122445)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 7th, 2010 @ 7:43pm CDT
Man, this thing looks pretty cool but I'm going to have to pass considering I don't own a Shattered Glass Hot Rod.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122464)
Posted by Samurai Bludgeon on September 7th, 2010 @ 8:26pm CDT
Well...I have 2 issues here.

first-this is a "pre-paint" for a figure that i don't think to many people have, and if they didn't would they spend 2-3 hundred for it plus this?

second-If they made the extra fins for "fan-demand" can't they do that with the scythe for the regular henkei/classics roddy? I almost pre-ordered this simply because of the scythe to go with my plain ol' roddy but had to reconsider because of the great color difference...It just wouldn't look the same.

The set overall is absolutely fantastic and i am just hoping to all hope that the regular protector set comes with a scythe. Gotta have that color scheme working though.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122631)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 8th, 2010 @ 10:21am CDT
Samurai Bludgeon wrote:

second-If they made the extra fins for "fan-demand" can't they do that with the scythe for the regular henkei/classics roddy? I almost pre-ordered this simply because of the scythe to go with my plain ol' roddy but had to reconsider because of the great color difference...It just wouldn't look the same.

The set overall is absolutely fantastic and i am just hoping to all hope that the regular protector set comes with a scythe. Gotta have that color scheme working though.


The listing shows the scythe as a bonus part, so I'm fairly certain it will not be included in the regular release. It wouldn't make sense to do so anyway, since Rodimus Prime never used a scythe.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122720)
Posted by LiKwid on September 8th, 2010 @ 2:33pm CDT
Just checked Rk..It's sold out now...
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122721)
Posted by HighPrime on September 8th, 2010 @ 2:35pm CDT
LiKwid wrote:Just checked Rk..It's sold out now...



...and that eBay seller has bumped the asking price to $399 from $299 since Sunday. One has sold as of today, too.... 4 remain.
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122756)
Posted by Atomatron on September 8th, 2010 @ 4:19pm CDT
need a source where not sold out (not ebay)
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122758)
Posted by LiKwid on September 8th, 2010 @ 4:22pm CDT
Atomatron wrote:need a source where not sold out (not ebay)



Sadly only TFsource and Robotkingdom hadit in stock and they are both now sold out..My advice is too kepp cehcking those sites as people may cancel their pre-order..This is one of those things where unless you pull the trigger your just SOL..
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122788)
Posted by bvzxa on September 8th, 2010 @ 6:31pm CDT
LiKwid wrote:
Atomatron wrote:need a source where not sold out (not ebay)



Sadly only TFsource and Robotkingdom hadit in stock and they are both now sold out..My advice is too kepp cehcking those sites as people may cancel their pre-order..This is one of those things where unless you pull the trigger your just SOL..


Allow me to add more info to this crazy pre-order....

TFSource has a strict policy on canceling pre-orders. Most who preordered with them will probably not cancel because you can pay when the item arrives instcok. Gives you time to prepare.

RobotKingdom I believe was charging up front for this preorder. That's why it didn't sell out as fast, but thanks to over zealous ebay sellers who probably ordered a few per person from TFsource probably prompted people to bite the bullet than pay aftermarket prices. So I doubt if anyone would cancel.

Unlike the Shadow Commander set, and even the "Snowman" Superion Upgrade will not tout the value this set will have because in the future because to make it complete you will need a SG Rodimus or Henkei Wildrider. Those items themselves are rare, couple them together with this set could (just saying) that of some expensive TF's.

These things you have to jump on when they annouce them. I got one, and I'm pleased as punch!!!
Re: FansProject TFX-04B Shadow Scyther Trailer Upgrade Set Available for Preorder at TFSource. (1122806)
Posted by HighPrime on September 8th, 2010 @ 7:56pm CDT
bvzxa wrote:
LiKwid wrote:
Atomatron wrote:need a source where not sold out (not ebay)



Sadly only TFsource and Robotkingdom hadit in stock and they are both now sold out..My advice is too kepp cehcking those sites as people may cancel their pre-order..This is one of those things where unless you pull the trigger your just SOL..


Allow me to add more info to this crazy pre-order....

TFSource has a strict policy on canceling pre-orders. Most who preordered with them will probably not cancel because you can pay when the item arrives instcok. Gives you time to prepare.

RobotKingdom I believe was charging up front for this preorder. That's why it didn't sell out as fast, but thanks to over zealous ebay sellers who probably ordered a few per person from TFsource probably prompted people to bite the bullet than pay aftermarket prices. So I doubt if anyone would cancel.

Unlike the Shadow Commander set, and even the "Snowman" Superion Upgrade will not tout the value this set will have because in the future because to make it complete you will need a SG Rodimus or Henkei Wildrider. Those items themselves are rare, couple them together with this set could (just saying) that of some expensive TF's.

These things you have to jump on when they annouce them. I got one, and I'm pleased as punch!!!


What this guy said.

I bought 2 from TFsource (one for SG Rodimus and one for Wildrider) the instant I was notified of the news about the this set (via Seibertron RSS).
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