Fans Toys FT-03 Quake Wave (Shockwave)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. zebramatt

    zebramatt Well-Known Member

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    Although I think CVProwl might be a little (/a lot) confused, I've every intention of following in his footsteps and displaying everyone in some kind of insane menagerie. But I do so knowing full well that it's with about as much care for scale as the G1 cartoon displayed. Less, in fact.
     
  2. Cracka J

    Cracka J TURD PARTY DUMPSTERPIECE TFW2005 Supporter

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    I love everything about this guy except one big thing for me. It looks like it will lack the clear purple plastic for his gun and hand. It's ridiculous that that would be a detractor on such a great looking toy, but for me it's huge for some reason. Like that clear plastic was one of the most memorable things for me about the G1 toy.

    I feel like its such a stupid nitpick on an otherwise awesome design, but it's the only thing holding me back from this guy.
     
  3. CVprowl

    CVprowl FREEDOM FIGHTER

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    it makes perfect sense in my head. luckily that's all that matters... ;) 

    but, explaining my madness to make it comprehensible to others will apparently take more time than i am willing to spend.
     
  4. daimchoc

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    You must have missed the conversation about the hands and the gun-hand. You might want to go a few pages back and look for dallianjj's posts.
     
  5. Pcm979

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    Clear plastic on articulated fingers? So you want this guy to break?

    Also, count me in as one of the guys who only cares about what he looked like in the fiction.
     
  6. zebramatt

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    It's a few more pages back than a few! :)  (Man, this thread got long!)

    From pages 54 to 65:

    On an alternative to fan-modding the standard arm for an underslung hose:

    On the absence of the LED from the replacement arm:

    On how you'll get the replacement arm, if you want it:

    On when they would likely be able to provide their next figure, in the moulds for which they would include the new arm:

    On whether they would produce a large enough quantity of arms for everyone who bought the Shockwave figure:

    On how easy it will be to swap in the new arm for the old:

     
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    ... But Cracka J wasn't talking about the hose.
     
  8. daimchoc

    daimchoc TFW2005 Supporter

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    People have different page settings...
     
  9. zebramatt

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    I noticed that too.

    Presumably, however, daimchoc was asserting that if a replacement arm is on the cards for later this year, dalianjj might be persuaded to cast the gun in a clear purple plastic?
     
  10. Pcm979

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    I hope not. That would mean the gun and the hand wouldn't match- Unless you're also expecting him to recast the hand, in which case I demand he includes a pony in each box as well. I've always wanted a pony.
     
  11. zebramatt

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    And different concepts of "a few". ;) 
     
  12. Cracka J

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    yeah it was about 40 pages back for me...not an easy find. but yes I was still talking about the use of clear plastic like the g1 toy and not hose position.

    plenty of toys have clear plastic and aren't prone to breakage. others are more so. I'm not a plastic guru so I'm not sure if it's a material or stress difference that is the cause of the issue in certain toys. But I know I have several toys with clear plastic bits that have never broken, and toys like animated swindle that I am extremely careful with because he looks like he can break if I look at him wrong.

    just saying though, my personal preference is G1 styled clear. it made that toy for me. the lilac on this guy just doesn't, and it's preventing me from putting $150 down on a toy I'm otherwise ecstatic about.
     
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    Yes.... that's why we use the search function. ;) 
     
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    That's why I specifically pointed out that you're asking for it on articulated fingers. Maybe I've been buying all the wrong toys, but I've never met clear plastic I'd trust on that.

    Well considering I'm one of two, maybe three people here who voted for silver hands in direct contravention of the Law of G1 Accuracyâ„¢ (I live in fear of the Ninja-bot assassins), I'm simultaneously sympathetic yet coming at this from an entirely different angle. :tongue: 
     
  15. zebramatt

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    Personally I'd have no problem with having the hand in the metallic purple and the gun in clear purple... but then I don't really like ponies.


    [EDIT] Also...
    Armada Unicron would like to shake your hand :)  (And yes, I know, totally different scale.)
     
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    Email between me and Captured Prey..
    On 1/2/2013 5:00 PM,
    I was wondering if you are going to be carrying the FanToys FT-03 Quake Wave (MP Shockwave)?

    Jer

    We should be, we just got the info this morning. I should have it up within a day or so.

    Orson "Sidecutter" Christian
    Owner, Captured Prey
    Captured Prey - By Fans, For Fans!
     
  17. Pcm979

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    You have made Mach Kick a very sad Maximal. :( 

    I wish people would be thoughtful enough to include my response to them in their post! :tongue: 
     
  18. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke!

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    Captured Prey will be getting this guy in stock? Nice! Should be my very first purchase with CP then, since I doubt the big e-tailers like BBTS and TFSource will have this guy (and RK already passed on him).
     
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    Hopefully its a CP exclusive :D 
     
  20. Pcm979

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    Does it being available at Kapow Toys count against it being an Exclusive, or do regional retailers not count? :confused: 
     

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