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Old 24th March 2018, 12:56 AM
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Not sure if this has been mentioned but ft-08 is not being re-issued so your only hope will be a 2nd hand one or go to hk as the seem to be the mecha of hard to get bots
Oh hey thatís interesting. Is there a source for this is or it just kinda hearsay?
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Old 24th March 2018, 05:40 AM
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Annnnd there is a 2nd hand US one up on Ebay right now. If you want to pay $280, then another $120 for delivery.


Okay. The theory is a bunch of Cease and Desists went around.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread...inder.1123391/

So no more Grinder.

But poking around on TFW2005 I found the Fanstoys release schedule confident enough to post a entry about the Head being reissued. With a link to an email response for Fanstoys.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/thread...esent.1131336/

I have also spotted rumors of reissues for what rumors are worth.

So... YMMV. I am sure some others here have more information.

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Old 24th March 2018, 10:08 AM
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Oh hey thatís interesting. Is there a source for this is or it just kinda hearsay?
https://m.facebook.com/story/graphql...Mzk4NTExNjA%3D
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Old 24th March 2018, 01:23 PM
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Sorry, canít access it :/
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Old 24th March 2018, 05:41 PM
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Ahh sorry about that it basically says that they have contacted Fanstoys and grinder will not be re-issued as there are too many bots in the production line and itís been done 4 times already.
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Old 24th March 2018, 06:30 PM
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Ah well! Canít really justify spending $550+ on him via eBay and canít really justify spending a bit less than that on FT-06, nor do I think Iím going to Hong Kong soon and I wouldnít feel comfortable asking anyone whoís going any time soon to look/bring back such big boxes! So Iíll just pack up the regular versions and keep them in storage until a reissue. Or someone decides to sell theirs 2nd hand.

I figure the demand is there for a reissue and whatís said now is never set in stone, and people on TFW throw out reasonable-enough sounding rumors anyway so whatever. At least I can display the G2 variants and Iíll just move on, though again if anyoneís keen to part with 6 and 8 Iíd be keen!!
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Old 24th March 2018, 07:08 PM
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You might have some luck with trying mandarake and jungle online every now and then as well.
I can't see any atm, but they do show up sometimes. Try searching for Funds Toys as well, a fair amount of their 3rd party stuff seems to be under mis-transliterated names.
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Old 24th March 2018, 09:28 PM
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You might have some luck with trying mandarake and jungle online every now and then as well.
I can't see any atm, but they do show up sometimes. Try searching for Funds Toys as well, a fair amount of their 3rd party stuff seems to be under mis-transliterated names.
TRue. Forgot about Jungle Online oops.
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Old 27th March 2018, 09:28 AM
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I've had a trawl through those TFW2005 forums, the C&D looks like it was directed at a UK Distributor for stocking FT-08 only (unless there's something I missed).

I'm putting money (literally, as Premium Collectables screwed me over my pre-order) on an FT-08 reissue later this year. All the other dinos have been reissued, and another run of Grinder would literally be printing money.

Speaking or reissues, does anyone have/know where I can get my hands on one of the recent FT-04 Scoria reissues (with the fixed shoulders/hips/paint apps)? Looking to replace my 1st issue of Scoria. Cheers.
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Old 27th March 2018, 10:33 AM
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I've had a trawl through those TFW2005 forums, the C&D looks like it was directed at a UK Distributor for stocking FT-08 only (unless there's something I missed).

I'm putting money (literally, as Premium Collectables screwed me over my pre-order) on an FT-08 reissue later this year. All the other dinos have been reissued, and another run of Grinder would literally be printing money.

Speaking or reissues, does anyone have/know where I can get my hands on one of the recent FT-04 Scoria reissues (with the fixed shoulders/hips/paint apps)? Looking to replace my 1st issue of Scoria. Cheers.
I still have Cesium for sale, but Scoria reissue was some time back when I started to collect. Grinder will reissue, I suggest people to wait. No thanks to the idiot that lied to customers and let everyone hang.

The ones people should be definitely buying now is Swoop which was just released again, after that it will be a long wait.
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