Fans Toys FT-03 Quake Wave (Shockwave)

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  1. flynnibus

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    It's not feasible to do on demand. They could make a bunch more spares during the run for nominal costs... but then you have to hold that inventory, and then process orders/requests that basically cost you money vs making money. It's not done because it's just a cost that never recoups itself. It's a customer service function that these small shops simply don't invest in.
     
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    Looks like I've come full circle. I've owned all three Shockwaves and I don't think I'm completely happy with any of them. For now I will stick with Quakewave, because he strikes the nicest balance between the three.
     
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    I'm headed out to The Chosen prime tomorrow to pick up Soundwave and I want to grab a quakewave, but I don't know what color to grab. Question is, toy or the original?
     
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    There's also toon purple, which is darker than the original but not quite as dark as the toy.

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    The original one on the right looks the best to me, but all they have is the reissue toon and the toy. I think I'll go with the toon one.
     
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    I think the toy one is too dark anyhow but that's my take. I'd get the toon one too.
     
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    Alright, used a $10 coupon and got the toon color quakewave for $90. Tomorrow is gonna be awesome. Soundwave and Shockwave!
     
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    I actually prefer the purple on the first release but hated the very pink looking hand and arm cannon. I recently acquired the rerelease toon version and swapped those parts- and I LOVE the result. The original purple looks SO good with the rerelease translucent bits that are actually purplish...
     
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    I wish the reissues would've kept the solid hose instead of the segmented one.
     
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    I think Paul5409 here on the forum was selling a kit that makes the reissue segmented hoses solid like the first issue.
     
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    Can we see? :) 
     
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    I'll try to get some pics later tonight!
     
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    I'm planning to get the toon reissue, and do a couple of things to him:
    -replace LEDs and arm hose with paul5409's kit
    -paint the inner eye black or dark purple
    -paint the diecast pieces on the foot and lower leg to match the thighs better

    I'm also thinking about swapping the arm piece so the hose is underslung, but will need to mod the arm so the electronics still work. This is going to be the most difficult part.
     
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    Dammit... I shouldnt have opened Quakewave before Soundwave...He's so much better. My Soundwave has paint issues on the chest and right arm and leg. I'm still impressed with Soundwave, but Quakewave is soooo good. Definitely the most solid figure I've ever handled. Thanks for the help picking a color.
     
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    I'm looking for a good deal on the toy color version, MISB FT-03T for less than 100 shipped.
     
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    I too grabbed the reissue from Chosen Prime for $99. The toy version is also available for the same price.
     
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    Sorry it took so long! EDITED to add that this is the first release "toon" purple version which is a lighter purple than the "toon" reissue, but I have installed the transparent purple parts from the toon reissue which are more purple as opposed to the very pinkish color pieces that came on the first release (always my biggest gripe with my original first issue). Also sorry about the pics being sideways. On my phone they're right side up and I can't change them without it automatically resaving them at a smaller file size. 20170101_191208.jpg 20170101_191137.jpg 20170101_191145.jpg :( 
     
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    Hopefully the color difference shows in my pics above. Anyone who has the first release knows how pink the hand, arm cannon and chest looks as compared to this...
     
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    I'm planning on getting the reissue ft-03. It's a happy medium of purple for me. Not too dark but not at all too light. The only thing I want to do is remove the darker purple details off its shoulders which I'm dumbfounded on why they added that. I once had the toy colored version in with the shoulder details were barely noticeable. Anyone here mind sharing pics of the reissue one please? Need motivation though I'm eagerly in need of FansToys Sludge and Galvatron before I settle on this
     
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    Crappy hotel room photo, but the dark purple is the same color as the waist.
     
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