News TOMY/Prestige Select - TOS Enterprise Replica - 32.5" 20lbs Diecast & Lit

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  1. drt

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    I’m not worried about this, Tomy is a huge Japanese toy company, not some fly-by-night operation. Their revenue last year was over a billion dollars.
     
  2. Dar70

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    They said they were going to make the seams less noticable than the prototype. We shall see.
     
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  3. Jeyl

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    Those are the seams located elsewhere on the model such as the saucer section edges. There is no fixing the neck seams since it needs to physically seperate.
     
  4. Dar70

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    It's what I read or saw on their video. It was brought up. Even if they are visible. It's a nice model and a great price at $600. The polar lights prebuilt was close to $500 and zero lights and many of them had all kinds of flaws.

    Oh and if someone isnt happy with it...there is no way this thing won't gain value. It will most likely at the very least double in value. So if one doesnt like it sell it for a tidy profit...
     
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  5. drt

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    Tomy has now dropped the number of backers needed to 2000, which means we’re 92% of the way there.

    Hopefully they’re at SDCC this weekend.
     
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  6. Ronald Held

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    They should accept what they have gotten by the end date, and start production.
     
  7. drt

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    With the continued backer drops, I think they will, maybe with another 30 day extension.

    My assumption is that the original $2.5M number included a modest profit, and they’re cutting back to the actual start-up costs on the assumption they’ll be able to sell more on the back end (i.e. it won’t be a “backers only” release like other toy companies have done in the past for niche items).
     
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  9. drt

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  10. Richard S. Ta

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    Worth it. So worth it.
     
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  11. Dar70

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    Tomy is not eaglemoss. Eaglemoss is not even Eaglemoss..
     
  12. 137th Gebirg

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    Sad but true…
     
  13. Dar70

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    Ah dang. Backer numbers are now going backwards. Went from 150% down to 130%. Backers are falling off. My account shows no contribution now. I also got an email from tomy and said i have 5 days to use a different credit card. My card is perfectly fine. I did get a text alert from my credit union on a possible fraud alert with the card with the Tomy purchase and if I wanted to continue with purchase.
     
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  14. mindx2

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    My charge went through. After the fiasco that was the build the E-D, I'm looking forward to a professionally done Enterprise (lights and all!).
     
  15. Dar70

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    I have 5 days to get it cleared up. Gonna call today.
     
  16. drt

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    As I posted above, Tomy is a major Japanese toy company, unlike Eaglemoss, they know what they’re doing.

    I had the same thing happen, I bet the random $600 charge from a foreign country set off a lot of fraud alerts, which is why the numbers dropped. Presumably they’ll come back up once everyone gets their charges sorted.
     
  17. Dar70

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    Yeah I called. They said they are aware of the problem. They sent me an email with a link to reenter my cc info last night but the link didnt work. I was told they are sending emails later today.
     
  18. 137th Gebirg

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    Glad they're going ahead with this. I'm very much looking forward to what they come up with for the final production version of the model. Specifically the operation of the shuttle bay doors and how they're going to refine the saucer separation seam. If reviews of this one are generally positive and Tomy comes up with a TMP refit version I may just have to get one!
     
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  19. Dar70

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    I would be inclined to get TMP one as well. I dont know where I wound display both. But yeah i would have to have it..
     
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  20. Dar70

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    Dang the email never came today. Gonna call again tomorrow....:confused:
     
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