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So, discussions are apparently underway with the factory re: pricing on the larger scale Gurab.

Possibly may have an opening cockpit and/or pilot mini.

If there is a cockpit what could one use as Invid Ichor?

Hmmm...this is the right colour.B))

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Probably not a good idea.:lol:

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18 hours ago, sqidd said:

Roger that. Thanks!:hi:

Does MEP have a sales cutoff like Bandai or do they build to order like Arcadia?

I think I may have to get a couple of these dudes.:good:

He builds somewhat to order plus a number of extras- no PO madness or anything like Bandai.

 

For example, the 1/100 Breetai from a few years ago is still available on the website.

 

https://www.meptoys.com/product-page/6-zentradi-commander-breetai

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3 hours ago, Convectuoso said:

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Am I the only person who doesn't understand how this works?:unknw:

-Which one is $150? 167mm or 209mm?

-If he hits the target numbers of 400 and/or 1000 the extra features kick in?

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7 hours ago, sqidd said:

-Which one is $150? 167mm or 209mm?

 

Given that no other price is specified I just concluded that it was an economy of scale thing, so the price would be the same for either version.

Otherwise he needs to tell us.

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2 hours ago, Podtastic said:

I just concluded that it was an economy of scale thing, so the price would be the same for either version.

That would be a valid interpretation...

50 minutes ago, JB0 said:

at 800 preorders the toy gets bigger.

That's an entirely different (but equally valid) interpretation.

Unfortunately, his text is misleadingly vague -- and his images are no less confusing -- so further clarification is required either way. :unsure:

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Here's my understanding from looking. For $150:

If there are 200 POs, get the smaller shocktrooper- that's it.
If there are 400 POs, you get the smaller shocktrooper, a cockpit is built in, and you get two static driver figures (a standing and a sitting).
If there are 800 POs, you get the larger shocktrooper, with cockpit, and two (now larger) static driver figure (a standing and a sitting).
If there are 1000 POs, you get the larger shocktrooper, with cockpit, and a single articulated pilot figure (no need to have different poses now, because articulated).

 

The picture makes it a bit confusing, but for less than 800 POs, they will only make the smaller version (about the size of the old Matchbox "scout" (which was actually a small trooper, but anyway). At 800 POs or more, the figure will be the size of the old Matchbox shocktrooper.

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Confirmed from looking at followup discussions that what I posted above appears to be the situation. Two month window to get in to PO, it is number of units POed and not number of backers, and at 800 POs the figure gets larger for the $150, with the only difference at 1000 is the articulated pilot or two non-articulated pilot figures.

 

 

Note: This is separate from the 1/48 scale ones that are already being built and is only for the "oversize" version.

 

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His work is definitely improving, but those are going to be much bigger (and more expensive) than his "oversized" Grub...

...and the Gamo doesn't appear to have any articulation whatsoever. :huh:

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20 hours ago, vladykins said:

Confirmed from looking at followup discussions that what I posted above appears to be the situation. Two month window to get in to PO, it is number of units POed and not number of backers, and at 800 POs the figure gets larger for the $150, with the only difference at 1000 is the articulated pilot or two non-articulated pilot figures.

 

 

Note: This is separate from the 1/48 scale ones that are already being built and is only for the "oversize" version.

 

I have even more questions now.. What if you want BOTH sizes (the medium and large ones) provided they hit their PO quantities? What scale is this and where are the 1/48 scale ones that are in production?

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55 minutes ago, Grey728 said:

I have even more questions now.. What if you want BOTH sizes (the medium and large ones) provided they hit their PO quantities? What scale is this and where are the 1/48 scale ones that are in production?

I think it is either or on the two "oversized" ones. So the options will be:

1/48 scale $50

Oversized $150 (though MEP notes if it only makes enough POs for the 167mm one that he'll likely drop the overall price/refund any PO cash in so far). There is no option for getting both a 167mm and a 209mm, only the small 1/48 ($50) or the larger ($150).
 

 

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41 minutes ago, sqidd said:

Am I stupid? I just went to do some PO's but they're all showing out of stock and won't let me add them to the cart????:unknw:

Seems like the pre-order is not Open yet. Try again later

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