Fans Toys FT-03 Quake Wave (Shockwave)

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

  1. boomerdave

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    Glad we didn't lead you to a disappointment with our opinions on this guy. This is still my Shockwave despite the many versions to choose from. He's a great figure that hits all my marks.
     
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  2. Kevin Iaquinto

    Kevin Iaquinto THEY'RE TURNING THE FREAKING BOTS GRAY

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    He is probably the most visually impressive figure I have in my MP display right now. Between the $60 discount and the recommendations here, it was a no brainer.
     
  3. ChromeMagnus

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    Ebay Flash Sale!
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    Ends today at 8PM PT/11 PM ET.
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    Finally ordered the elusive FT-03T toy color version for 101 shipped with this.
     
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  4. simplygriff

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    Got this guy for Christmas and had time to open him today. Couple questions... Does he have a waist swivel? Seems super tight if so. Also he came with an extra forearm and screws. Is that just to move the hose the underside of his arm? I don't see a spot for the led switch on the optional piece. Anything else I need to know?
    -G
     
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    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    You need to extend the waist (pull the chest up) in order to be able to use the waist swivel. The extra forearm is to move the hose underneath the arm as you mention - it doesn't have leds in this configuration.
     
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    Cool. Thanks for the info!!
    -G
     
  7. boomerdave

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    Yeah I was in the same place as you when I got mine. I never noticed he came in the box with his waist collapsed in and when I pulled on it and it popped open it was all "Surprise!"
     
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  8. simplygriff

    simplygriff µ - Elitist Dick

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    Yeah, I kinda did the same thing before I got a response here. :D 
    -G
     
  9. ChromeMagnus

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    FT-03T arrived yesterday. I really like the color on this.
     
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    I'm very much late to the party here, but i feel like i need to say a few words about this guy.
    When i decided to expand my TF MP collecting from only Autobots to also include Decepticons, i obviously had a big backlog of figures to pick up. This was about when MP Laserwave was announced. Shockwave is my favorite Decepticon, so i really wanted a good figure to represent him. I looked long and hard on both Quakewave and Laserwave, but in the end i went with the official one. Long story short, when i finally got him in my hand i was for the first time really disappointed with an MP figure. The flimsiness, things not tabbing in, skinny legs, the right hand, my god the right hand...so much stuff that rubbed me the wrong way. But he was cartoon accurate, which is why i went with him in the first place.
    Everytime i walked past my Decepticon display case and saw this strangely proportioned guy who managed to be both fat and bulimic at the same time standing there, sticking out like a sore thumb with his ”Disney on Ice” color scheme, i cringed. A few weeks ago i finally had enough and decided to replace him.

    I don't remember who said it, but i think it was Bobby Skullface. I'm paraphrasing. But it was something in the lines of "We think we want cartoon accuracy, but what we really want is cartoon accuracy with an updated twist". This is exactly how i feel!
    I originally decided against Quakewave because of the legs, because of the color. He was not cartoon accurate.
    Last week i finally got him in hand. I must say, i kinda love this figure. Sure there are some minor problems, like the hose (got the reissue) and lack of paint. This figure might not 100% look like Shockwave, but he FEELS like Shockwave. Big, menacing, calculating. The proportions are perfect, much thanks to the legs.
    Im not very surprised, now i know the quality that comes with Fans Toys. However i did not know that when i first started out with the MP scale collecting. Eventho this guy was made when Fans Toys were at their infancy, it still holds up great in my opinion.

    Sorry this kinda dragged on a bit, but i just want to share my joy about this figure. :) 
     
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  11. malware5

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    Although I don't agree with a lot you've said, the 'Disney on Ice' colour scheme comment got me giggling!

    :lol 
     
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    I agree with virtually everything Vex said except for MP-29 not pegging together and Quakewave's legs. My MP-29 at least pegs together fine, and I would personally like Quakewave's legs to be a tad narrower. That said, I only own MP-29 because he's a Shockwave- and still may not keep him despite that. He currently sits on my shelf of "why do I own these figures," lol. I prefer Quakewave AND Cloud9's Quakeblast to my official MP, for most of the reasons Vex stated for himself. His color sucks- I don't even see it as cartoon accurate. His legs are too skinny. His head isn't even cartoon accurate IMO. And finally, he is too short for me. He varied in the cartoon, and I would've preferred Soundwave height, not MP Starscream height (who also feels a little too small, likely because they lazily reused the MP-03 mold to make MP-11 after MP-10 and didn't adjust his scale). MP-29 just looks unimposing and weak. His transformation is cool though despite his gaps. So there's that I guess.
     
  13. rubadubspawn

    rubadubspawn Rubadubspawn deals @ rubadubspawn1@gmail.com

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    Popped in hoping there was some sort if crazy add on kit or new release of quakewave. Sadly no.. Only another convert. Lol.

    Ive got both qb and a bunch of the different qw versions (clear, purple, gray) and also had the official MP.

    I sold the official, never took it out of the box. Just wasn't what I hoped for. Thought about liquidating my qws but just found them too cool to get rid of.

    Qb or qw do great for an MP Shockwave for me, depending on the day. I love qbs price, build quality and finish, but depending how you remember him, he is maybe a tad big.

    Qw is probably my best option. Just so cool. If you don't have him, get him. He's readily available cheap since many people dumped him for the official.
     
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  14. boomerdave

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    The only thing I don't like about Quakewave (I have the original version) are his hands. I don't like the clear ones and I don't like the pink/purple solid ones FT's made. I'd kill for a nice set of gray like the official has. That said, he's still my favorite and I'm not going to replace him in my collection ever.
     
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    I have 3 of the original (one still sealed) and one of each of the others. They are all awesome.
     
  16. ChromeMagnus

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    In hand QW just feels and handles like a premium adult collectible figure. The official feels like a cheap, plastic kid's toy.
     
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    Mine finally arrived. Wow! This thing is rock solid and weighty.

    The plastic is chunky and the quality feels superb - just as good or better than the official stuffs even. My only complain is the segmented hose does look/feel fragile. Is it more fragile than the original smooth hose?

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    Congrats. I have the v1 with the smooth hose. It's pretty solid. I also have the clear and darker purple toy version both ow which have the segmented hose. So far they are holding up very well.
     
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    Thanks! Quakewave REALLY feels like a quality piece. MP Shockwave feels weak in comparison, IMO. I just can't shake the "cheap" feeling I'm getting with MP Shockwave after having Quake in my possession. Takara really dropped the ball with Shockwave.

     
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    Yes. In hand the Takara version feels like a cheap kid's toy.
     
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