Reprolabels: They're looking for your help!

Reprolabels: They're looking for your help!

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 11:47am CDT

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Posted by: Seibertron   Views: 32,740

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Reprolabels.com is looking to greatly expand their selection of replacement labels for G1 toys.

If you have any unused sticker sheets, they're looking for scans of the ones listed below. They must be high-res, and they must be scans (not photos). The scans must be at least 300 dpi and can be in any high res format such as TIF or 100% JPG (no optimization applied).

Also, if you're the first one they receive the scan from for any of these, they'll PayPal $10 per scan right to you!

Thanks for any help you can offer!

Hosehead
Horri-bull
Sizzle
Fizzle
Guzzle
Crosshairs
Grotusque
Misfire
Repugnus
Slugslinger
Weirdwolf
Fangry
Landfill
Needlenose
Vroom
Roadblock
Skyhammer
Quickmix
Quickswitch
Ruckus
Scoop
Getaway
Chainclaw
Snarler
Siren
Spinister
Squeezeplay
Windsweeper

Credit(s): ReproLabels.com


This article was last modified on Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 11:53am CDT

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Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205131)
Posted by Seibertron on April 5th, 2011 @ 11:56am CDT
There are several figures on this list that I need new stickers for. I have several saved eBay searches looking for these sticker sheets so that I can make some of these figures look brand new for the site's galleries.

Hosehead
Siren
Horri-bull
Fangry
Squeezeplay

Crosshairs
Misfire
Slugslinger

Weirdwolf

Roadblock
Skyhammer
Quickswitch (preferably Sixknight's stickers which have different colors)
Getaway

Spinister (already have a gallery of Spinister but a few of his stickers need a little TLC)
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205139)
Posted by g60force on April 5th, 2011 @ 12:05pm CDT
10 whole dollars... :-? .... hahah lolz... and 10min letter they make 100000 moolah :APPLAUSE:
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205147)
Posted by Fearing on April 5th, 2011 @ 12:24pm CDT
g60force wrote:10 whole dollars... :-? .... hahah lolz... and 10min letter they make 100000 moolah :APPLAUSE:


Really I don't think they're gonna make a fortune off of labels for these characters. No doubt some people are looking for these, but I'd bet for a lot these characters they'd be lucky to sell a few dozen labels. I could certainly be wrong, but I just can't imagine some of these particular labels flying off the shelves. Seems like more of a good service to the community by them, and an effort to make their selection the most complete available.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205150)
Posted by Anonymous on April 5th, 2011 @ 12:35pm CDT
You know, if these scans were available for free here on the interwebz, the fandom wouldn't have to pay Reprolabels anything. In fact, we could make our own custom sheets already. Don't be a pwn of & waste your money on Reprolabels. Like the great Mon Calamari philosopher, Admiral Ackbar warns...











it's a trap
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205157)
Posted by Seibertron on April 5th, 2011 @ 1:02pm CDT
ReproLabels provides one of the greatest services there are out there for Transformers fans. These stickers are all pre-cut which is an absolute necessity for collectors that want to apply their stickers.

I just sent him the sticker sheet for Metalhawk and for Quickswitch.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205163)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 5th, 2011 @ 1:11pm CDT
Damn i think i have a couple of those but my scanners busted
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205175)
Posted by Kimmitron on April 5th, 2011 @ 1:24pm CDT
Wat a rip off.$10 bucks only and they are making tons of money.Why not ask Hasbro or Takara and see how much they
are going to charge them.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205176)
Posted by Seibertron on April 5th, 2011 @ 1:26pm CDT
Kimmitron wrote:Wat a rip off.$10 bucks only and they are making tons of money.Why not ask Hasbro or Takara and see how much they
are going to charge them.


Are you guys nuts? They are NOT making a ton of money off this. And even if they were, who cares? They're providing a very valuable service to collectors of G1 Transformers toys. Do you guys have any idea what goes into making these sticker sheets or the molds that cut the stickers? I can't believe how rude some of you are being about this.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205178)
Posted by Jesterhead on April 5th, 2011 @ 1:35pm CDT
Kimmitron wrote:Wat a rip off.$10 bucks only and they are making tons of money.Why not ask Hasbro or Takara and see how much they
are going to charge them.



You realize that they are offering 10 dollars for <5 minutes of work, right?
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205179)
Posted by AutobotTrainer on April 5th, 2011 @ 1:36pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Kimmitron wrote:Wat a rip off.$10 bucks only and they are making tons of money.Why not ask Hasbro or Takara and see how much they
are going to charge them.


Are you guys nuts? They are NOT making a ton of money off this. And even if they were, who cares? They're providing a very valuable service to collectors of G1 Transformers toys. Do you guys have any idea what goes into making these sticker sheets or the molds that cut the stickers? I can't believe how rude some of you are being about this.


Ditto. Reprolabels ROCK. The craftsmanship is unparallelled AND their prices are VERY appropriate. Sheesh...some people's children I tell you.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205184)
Posted by Botch the Crab on April 5th, 2011 @ 1:50pm CDT
I am floored by the negative comments here. ReproLabels is so unbelievably handy, their quality is so high, and their prices are so reasonable.

If you are lucky enough to actually have the sticker sheets for these characters, $10 is a great price for taking 5 minutes to scan and email something.

Don't forget, also, that ReproLabels also provides the factory-applied stickers that weren't on the sticker sheets, and these they create manually by painstakingly reproducing the originals.

Anyone who is griping about "only" getting $10 for a scan, or thinks they can do these themselves, well have at it. I'd like to see you approach the quality that ReproLabels provides.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205189)
Posted by Seibertron on April 5th, 2011 @ 2:01pm CDT
Botch the Crab wrote:I am floored by the negative comments here. ReproLabels is so unbelievably handy, their quality is so high, and their prices are so reasonable.

If you are lucky enough to actually have the sticker sheets for these characters, $10 is a great price for taking 5 minutes to scan and email something.

Don't forget, also, that ReproLabels also provides the factory-applied stickers that weren't on the sticker sheets, and these they create manually by painstakingly reproducing the originals.

Anyone who is griping about "only" getting $10 for a scan, or thinks they can do these themselves, well have at it. I'd like to see you approach the quality that ReproLabels provides.


:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

And here's another person that has done a very valuable service for the fandom. Botch The Crab has painstakingly pieced together the artwork from the Transformers boxes. If you haven't checked out Botch The Crab's website before, you should ... http://botchthecrab.com/archive/ and then check out some of the painstaking work he's done to recreate or fix missing artwork.

Fan sites and services provided by websites such as Seibertron.com, Reprolabels.com, TFwiki.net, and BotchTheCrab.com don't happen overnight and they're a ton of work. We do this because we love this hobby and want to give back. Please show some respect for the work that these websites do and for the people that are behind these websites and services.

Thanks for stopping by to throw in your support for ReproLabels.com, Botch The Crab.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205243)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 5th, 2011 @ 3:19pm CDT
Kimmitron wrote:Wat a rip off.$10 bucks only and they are making tons of money.Why not ask Hasbro or Takara and see how much they
are going to charge them.


Much like when you dis Dre, when you dis Reprolabels you dis yourself.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205246)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 5th, 2011 @ 3:29pm CDT
Isn't it possible to remove the stickers from existing figures for scanning?

I figure if ya pulled em off a beater figure with some if not all stickers intact and mounted them for scanning on a sheet of paper could they get what they need in a lateral sort of way.

I'm sure it would be next to damn near impossible to get untouched sticker sheets for these guys.

I'm thinkin if the cattle call for these stickers was posted for a number of weeks so that more people could see that Reprolabels are looking for help. That would offer the request for help enough time to be seen by more folks who may have these sheets.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205248)
Posted by JackStraw on April 5th, 2011 @ 3:32pm CDT
I do agree that Reprolabels does fullfill a very big need/void which actually could be considered a community service in some ways, and we do need to not be so negative and try to be respectfull and grateful for what we have. I also do not think this company is making a killing - and they certainly won't for these stickers - I mean how many could they possibly sell?
However, with all due respect, I do feel that it is valid to question a business paying a paltry $10 for something that they are going to turn into a product that they can then turn around and sell infinitely. They are still a business and are trying to turn a profit not some kind of not for profit charity organization.

And while we are on the subject - maybe through no fault of their own, I see a lot of confusion on places like ebay when it comes to vintage labels vs repro and in my opinion while they are very good and much better than anything I could make, they still don't come close to the original.

Also, I for one have a very very hard time putting reprolabels created off of a scan on a vintage G1 figure that I paid a lot of money for. It's like putting new after market parts on a vintage car. It can be neat, but it's no longer so much vintage. Even if they looked exactly the same, it's still not right...and they don't look exactly the same.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205263)
Posted by Jesterhead on April 5th, 2011 @ 3:57pm CDT
JackStraw wrote:However, with all due respect, I do feel that it is valid to question a business paying a paltry $10 for something that they are going to turn into a product that they can then turn around and sell infinitely.


They are offering a price on a digital copy of a sticker sheet. They take nothing from you but a small amount of time and pay you for it. I see no problem what-so-ever. There is no one else in the world (business or individual) who would offer a deal like that...

JackStraw wrote: They are still a business and are trying to turn a profit not some kind of not for profit charity organization.


Yes, they are a business. That is why they are paying for the scans.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205264)
Posted by Burn on April 5th, 2011 @ 3:59pm CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:Isn't it possible to remove the stickers from existing figures for scanning?


You'll have a hard time trying to remove stickers that have been in place for 25 odd years in one piece.

JackStraw wrote:However, with all due respect, I do feel that it is valid to question a business paying a paltry $10 for something that they are going to turn into a product that they can then turn around and sell infinitely. They are still a business and are trying to turn a profit not some kind of not for profit charity organization.


Yes, they're a business. And they're paying for assistance.

I think the great misconception here is that Reprolabels are going to make a lot of money out of this. I don't see that happening. For each sticker sheet scanned, I really couldn't see them selling more than $1000 worth.

Is anyone privy to Reprolabels financials? No? Thought not.

As someone said earlier, $10 for five minutes of scanning. $120/hr ... does that really sound poultry to anyone? Really?
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205265)
Posted by alternator77 on April 5th, 2011 @ 3:59pm CDT
although ive never ordered from them i think alot of people new to the hobby have it good in the sense that most figures come with some pretty good paint jobs already applied making the stickers a moot point (though there are exceptions)
for people who have older figures that have either original releases or bought them at a yard sale,ebay or othere avenues reprolabels gives every collector the chance to renew and restore figures that otherwise would look pretty average. to put it another way. to everyone who thinks this is a scam or ripoff where will you go when your shiny new or vintage figures need some updating or replacement pieces?
the fact is hastak is never going to make these sticker sets for the fandon so why not and truth is from time to time they will turn to the fandon for a solution they cant go to hastak for. so i say more power to them.
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205277)
Posted by MGrotusque on April 5th, 2011 @ 4:41pm CDT
Burn wrote:
monstergrotusque wrote:You'll have a hard time trying to remove stickers that have been in place for 25 odd years in one piece.


Agreed that it is not the easiest solution to the problem but it's certainly not rocket surgery either.

Removing a sticker from a figure is possible and could be a viable solution if these sets don't show up.

and yes i said rocket surgery.....
Re: Reprolabels: They're looking for your help! (1205285)
Posted by Botch the Crab on April 5th, 2011 @ 4:51pm CDT
monstergrotusque wrote:Agreed that it is not the easiest solution to the problem but it's certainly not rocket surgery either.

Removing a sticker from a figure is possible and could be a viable solution if these sets don't show up.


Spoken like someone who has never tried to remove stickers from his G1 toys, much less removed them in a condition where they are scannable. I can tell you from much experience that your G1 stickers will not come off easily or nicely, much less in a useful form.

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