Forces of Valor cancels upcoming releases*UPDATED* Good News

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Forces of Valor cancels upcoming releases*UPDATED* Good News

Post by cjg476 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:26 am

Posted on the DHP. Sad news. A year ago I was told different. Guess companies will tell customers anything.

http://tdhp.fr.yuku.com/topic/19329/FOV ... LUcJN45CP8
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Re: Forces of Valor cancels upcoming releases.

Post by Fitzy » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:57 am

Very sad news.. I was looking forward to the new Sherman re-paint. I think there is a big toy show coming up. I was thinking they would show all their new items at the show. Another nail in the coffin for 1/32 diecast military. I had a feeling the Rep. was pulling your leg. They are making a big mistake. The market for 1/32 is theirs , if Fov would have done some new types of tanks. You could see the quality of the product went down hill after the competition with 21st was over.

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Post by plasticgeneral » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:29 am

UNIMAX, is an uncreative, unresoursful, lying and disorganized company.
I called them out on their bullshit last year when we had a big thread about this subject.
SELLTOY, you are our last hope in 1:32 vehicles, its ALL YOU!

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Post by aferguson » Tue Jan 13, 2015 10:37 am

too bad......i was looking forward to the CH-53E......i know P-51 will be disappointed too.

they are supposed to be making an F-117...as there is no news of it being cancelled i presume it's still coming out.
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Post by p51 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 11:59 am

Dangit! Finally get what could be a decent CH-53 and they go and cancel it. Sigh....

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Post by plasticgeneral » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:59 pm

I SWEAR TO THE GODS OF PLASTIC!
If I was the new director of Forces of Valour, I could have turned it around.

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Post by Dauntless » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:28 pm

Curious, both FOV and 21st Century Toys made the 75mm M4 and both made the British Firefly, but neither has made the Easy 8, or M4A3E8. I don't think there is one in 1:32 for that matter :?:

I can see where they would want to cancel some of the aircraft on that list as the market is saturated with other makes of them.
I was possibly interested in the CH-53 though.
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Post by c44 » Tue Jan 13, 2015 6:38 pm

For 1/32 armor collectors, this is more than disappointing, it's ominous...nobody's gonna pick up that kind of slack...
It's too early to panic, but I got a sinking feeling...
and to think I was hoping for a re-release of the 32nd scale Challenger...
:cry:

PS check out Motor Pool's take...

https://themotorpoolblog.wordpress.com/
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:17 pm

I had a strong feeling this was going to happen. On August 10, 2013, I posted elsewhere:
Seriously, think about it:

When do YOU think FOV will come out with any of the vehicles I've posted above in 1/32, say in the next five years?

Let's not even get started with FOV aircraft releases.

What choice do I have?
I had posted about my decision to sell off all my 1/32 ground forces with the intent of switching to 1/35 since the market was dead at the time.

And it pretty much stayed dead, didn't it?

Sorry, guys. Fun while it lasted, though.

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Post by slogan » Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:32 pm

A real, real shame to lose the Super Stallion.
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Post by plasticgeneral » Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:56 pm

I feel ripped off!
So many of us were so damn loyal to that company!
To keep us buying, all they had to do was change a turret,
or include some extra soldiers to compliment the paint scheme.
BUT NO.
SELL TOY Co. is our last hope.

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Post by Dauntless » Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:57 pm

Is there that much 1:35 scale prebuilt out there?

There's always 1:43, 1:48 or 1:50 ....can't decide what to collect in between scales from Corgi, Hobbymaster, Eaglemoss, etc.

Have a few of the 1:43 Armour Collection from years ago.

Bought a Panzerwerfer recently on ebay listed as 1:72 by a Chinese seller. When it arrived it was obviously bigger. It was written1:48 on the box. Turns out it was an Eaglemoss. Decided to keep it as it was cool anyways.
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:15 pm

Dauntless wrote:Is there that much 1:35 scale prebuilt out there?
Not a lot, but most of what is out there is either Minichamps (pricey) or pre-built Dragon kits. Those are comparable in price to latter-day FOV releases but with better detail. Better variety as well, but I really don't know what the range currently is - or even if they are still selling pre-builts.

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Post by c44 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 8:28 pm

Since my last post, Motor Pool has updated their blog with some tantalizingly vague intel, maybe the situation is not as bad as it originally seemed...

https://themotorpoolblog.wordpress.com/

Maybe some cool new items...? Come on, Unimax, tip your hand...! :)
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Post by ketelone » Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:09 pm

I have long feared FOV was dying and is now dead. For me Sell Toy is not the answer. I have not seen anything new from Minichamps in ages. All that is left is to purchase old FOV and 21st and customize those offerings. It doesn't satisfy my desire for new offerings but it is better than nothing. Sadly 1/32 vehicles have come to an end... I must re-evaluate my interest in this hobby/collection.
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Post by plasticgeneral » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:23 pm

1:32 Aircraft and 1:32 WWII toy soldiers are still very much alive!
SELL TOY will save us!

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Post by conteaddict » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:31 am

You seem to be putting all your eggs in a basket that hasn't even come to fruition yet. Hopefully the jpzIV is released in February from there who knows what will happen with that company but I wouldn't get overly excited just to be disappointed.
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Post by plasticgeneral » Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:49 am

Eggs in one basket??
I collect 1:32!
What am I supposed to do, abandon my collection and start buying 1:72?!
HA! I THINK NOT!
1:32 will survive and prosper.
Like anything else, there will be ebbs and flows.
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Post by ketelone » Fri Jan 16, 2015 1:33 pm

Sadly and regrettably too long of an ebb...
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:58 pm

plasticgeneral wrote:1:32 Aircraft and 1:32 WWII toy soldiers are still very much alive!
SELL TOY will save us!

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If you want to be saved by children's toys. I collect military miniatures and expect a minimum level of detail - which Sell Toy is never going to reach with their vintage Marx Toy aesthetics.

But I'm not you and if this works for you, then you are ahead of the game and the other collectors will have to make their own decisions. For me, this type of stuff is not a substitute for 21C or FOV and I made my decision according to my needs. The only thing I miss about 1/32 is the convenience of being able to just unbox and display them, but I enjoy the end result of my kit-building.

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Post by snake » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:48 pm

[CAT]CplSlade wrote:
plasticgeneral wrote:1:32 Aircraft and 1:32 WWII toy soldiers are still very much alive!
SELL TOY will save us!

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If you want to be saved by children's toys. I collect military miniatures and expect a minimum level of detail - which Sell Toy is never going to reach with their vintage Marx Toy aesthetics.

But I'm not you and if this works for you, then you are ahead of the game and the other collectors will have to make their own decisions. For me, this type of stuff is not a substitute for 21C or FOV and I made my decision according to my needs. The only thing I miss about 1/32 is the convenience of being able to just unbox and display them, but I enjoy the end result of my kit-building.
Well said, and totally agree.

Didn't buy lower quality 1/32 in the past, and not going to in the future.

My collection does meet minimal standards, and if not reached, it's a no from me.

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Post by ketelone » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:16 pm

I have to agree with CAT and Snake, Sell Toy is way too toy like for me.
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Post by [CAT]CplSlade » Fri Jan 16, 2015 9:59 pm

Don't get me wrong; I understand there were toy-like aspects to 21C/FOV but those were concessions to the play-factor/accuracy ratio. These companies appealed to those who demanded that the toy be in proportion at the very least, and to its fellow toys in the product line as well. The 1/18 stuff I see at Target and Big Lots has all those grossly underscaled vehicles, but at the MSRP points that sells at who can afford to manufacture a properly scaled Abrams at FOV-level detail or a properly proportioned A-10?

Nobody, as we have seen. Even a 1/32 A-10 would be pretty costly. Trumpeter makes the only kits and those sell for $100 all day long. How much would it cost to have a factory worker build it for you? And modify it so the gear and canopy work, or whatever else might move?

I agree a savvy person could round up a bunch of Pz III's and IV's to modify/repaint as there is much you can do with both platforms; we have seen examples of this from several of our own members. The Sd.Kfz. 251's had many variants. But, again, there comes a limit to what you can collect within reasonable means unless something drastically changes in the diecast realm.

In the meantime, let's wait and see exactly what this new line that has Unimax all excited is about.





Probably just some Hello Kitty bullshit.

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Post by ketelone » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:51 am

I visited a Hobby Town yesterday, which has had FOV in the past and occasionally I have picked up some pieces which had been reduced. Yesterday there were no reduced pieces and their stock overall was well reduced. The average price for 1/32 was around $80. I'm sorry, NO WAY, especially when the new product looks 'toy like' because there is absolutely no weathering what so ever. I thought about asking the staff but my past experiences dictated they would have no clue. Has anyone spoken to George at Minutemen or Matt at Hobby Bunker?
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Post by cjg476 » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:09 pm

Great news from Hobby Bunker


Forces of Valor is alive! Actually at the end of the year Panache Place, originally formed as a marketing firm for FOV, has closed but transferred all there inventory and customers to "The Flying Mule" They are the new distributor/importer. The are also a retailer and understand the business better. My contact is Eric Knell who once worked for 21st Century toys in their heyday. So I think there will be some growing pains but I think you will see it head in a better direction as the year goes on.


Here is the article

http://www.hobbybunker.com/forum/index. ... topic=3737
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