FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!

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Re: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!

Post by grockwood » Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:39 pm

That is a lot of Shermans. However the next to the last picture labeled as M4A3 76mm hvss is actually a photo of a M4A2 (twin desiel) 76mm hvss in use by the Soviet Army. I wouldn't mind seeing them release a correct Soviet Sherman.

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Post by c44 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:25 pm

FOV's facebook page also has what I assume to be the same pix https://www.facebook.com/fovhobbies/ along with some news about the Jag and some general news about where FOV is going (Of course, if you don't have an account with Facebook you'll be savaged by constant pop-ups asking you to join---I know FB is an easier alternative than developing your own website, but why businesses use them as a promotional platform is beyond me when the viewing experience is one of total annoyance---God I hate FB!) :evil:

The Motor Pool also has the pictures, you might just want to head there...

https://www.themotorpool.net/German-Jag ... 01007a.htm
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Post by Lightning7000 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:12 am

Hi Guys,
I can understand your frustration. We too get frustrated with Facebook from time-to-time. I don't think its user friendly, although it does serve a purpose.

Here's a link to the FOV web site: http://forcesofvalor.com/index.php While the site is still far from complete, FOV has been doing a better job of bringing up to par as more products/images get uploaded and everyone is given a clearer picture of what is happening.

For the latest news update, FOV seems to update their Facebook page first ahead of any updates to their web site. On the plus side, they oftentimes reveal additional information in the comments section, even if some of the products take a bit longer than originally anticipated to come to fruition. Keep in mind their approach to the line is far different than Unimax. Unimax would come up with a line up early in the year then contract out a factory to build each item, oftentimes bringing in a bunch of items at one time. Waltersons sees things differently even if they own their own factory. They are looking to produce the best possible product that collectors will appreciate and hopefully escalate in value based upon collector input. As such, they ten to produce items one at a time.

Some people have asked why we are slow to make product available while another vendor seems to have things available much sooner. Well, here's the story. In the past, a distributor called Panache Place handled all distribution in North America. Once product arrived, they would then ship it out to their dealer network so that everyone roughly received the items around the same time unless, of course, bills hadn't been paid on time, in which product was held until any balances due were addressed.

With Waltersons, they are using both The Flying Mule and Historic Sales to distribute the product. TFM has been receiving the product via air shipments, which means they are getting product over a month before Historic does. Historic is slower because they are bringing in the product in far greater numbers, hence using surface shipping to bring in new product as well as restocks. This may change in 2020 as more new product makes it into the pipeline. Obviously, larger items has far too expensive to bring in via air mail, particularly their R/C line and upcoming Extreme Metal series.

My hope is that things will straighten out more going forward as they get better at delivering product on time and more new product finds its way into collectors hands.

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Re: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!

Post by Lightning7000 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:13 am

Hi Guys,
I can understand your frustration. We too get frustrated with Facebook from time-to-time. I don't think its user friendly, although it does serve a purpose.

Here's a link to the FOV web site: http://forcesofvalor.com/index.php While the site is still far from complete, FOV has been doing a better job of bringing it up to par as more products/images get uploaded and everyone is given a clearer picture of what is happening.

For the latest news, FOV seems to update their Facebook page first ahead of any updates to their web site. Sometimes, we encapsulate these updates on our own blog to distill the information as succinctly as possible. On the plus side, they oftentimes reveal additional information in the comments section, even if some of the products take a bit longer than originally anticipated to come to fruition. Keep in mind their approach to the line is far different than Unimax. Unimax would come up with a line up early in the year then contract out a factory to build each item, oftentimes bringing in a bunch of items at one time. Waltersons sees things differently even if they own their own factory. They are looking to produce the best possible product that collectors will appreciate and hopefully escalate in value based upon collector input. As such, they tend to produce items one at a time.

Some people have asked why we are slow to make product available while another vendor seems to have things available much sooner. Well, here's the story. In the past, a distributor called Panache Place handled all distribution in North America. Once product arrived, they would then ship it out to their dealer network so that everyone received the items roughly around the same time unless, of course, bills hadn't been paid on time, in which case product was held until any balances due were addressed.

With Waltersons, they are using both The Flying Mule and Historic Sales to distribute the product. TFM has been receiving the product via air shipments, which means they are getting product over a month before Historic does. Historic is slower because they are bringing in the product in far greater numbers, hence using surface shipping to bring in new product as well as restocks. This may change in 2020 as more new product makes it into the pipeline. Obviously, larger items are far too expensive to bring in via air mail, particularly their R/C line and upcoming Extreme Metal series.

My hope is that things will straighten out more going forward as they get better at delivering product on time and more new product finds its way into collectors hands.

Regards,
Marc

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Re: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!

Post by dragon53 » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:53 am

Today's Motorpool email states FOV"s new price brackets.

" Forces of Valor has formally announced plans to revise their pricing structure for their 1:32 scale military vehicle line beginning in early 2020. Essentially, smaller scale vehicles, such as their jeep and zundapp, will carry a MAP of $69.99. Medium sized vehicles, which includes the Sherman tanks and other similarly-sized items, will be pegged at $79.99, while the larger vehicles, including their upcoming Jagdpanther, Jagdtiger and Tiger tanks, will sell for $89.99. These increases are designed to cover the costs associated with upgrading all of the existing molds to the revised specifications, the inclusion of larger display bases as well as the creation of new toolings for some of the vehicles expected to appear in 2020. As an aside, we will honor the price of any pre-orders that have already been submitted to us for the larger sized vehicles."

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Re: FOV rouses itself from slumber...!!!

Post by tmanthegreat » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:32 am

Well that kind of stinks. Then again, I have been collecting premium 1/30 scale models that cost 3-4 times as much as the FOV ones, so I guess it’s not as big of a deal... I just hope that for all the new improvements and higher price point that FOV retains good quality control and doesn’t become like it was during the last few years under the Unimax company.
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Post by normandy » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:27 pm

I wonder how the tariffs will affect the prices? The Jagdpanther looks great!

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