FansToys FT-08 Grinder (Masterpiece Grimlock)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by wildfly, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. ChromeMagnus

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    Just say you won the other 4 in a drawing.
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    'Tis better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission.
     
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    jdbrewer Knight who says "Ni".

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    Going to need a Secret Bank Account.
     
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  4. ChromeMagnus

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    SBA. Not bad.
     
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    You need to loosen the two screws in the back of the head to get it off, then do the same to the other one before putting it on. I think I've seen some people just pop them on and off, but it seems to me like that may be a bit hard on the ball joint.
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    But then you're going to have to figure out how to get money into the SBA, and unless that's cash, you have a paper trail.
     
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    jdbrewer Knight who says "Ni".

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    Great point. Beginning to think just telling her might be less work.
     
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    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    Just do what I do and wait for her to notice. :lol 
     
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    I usually go ahead and buy, and then blame my cats
     
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    Can anyone confirm swapping the robot head/eyes by popping it off the ball joint works just fine?
     
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    GeneralLeeSpkng Purveyor of Futility

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    I usually just go with "look what I bought with my money today".
     
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    Grimlock's character model from Transformers Devastation looks like Grinder.
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    Actually that pic reminds me a lot of DX9 Rager.
     
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    Not really. That model does not have a super ... model waist. Grinder is really Cindy Crawford (darn I must be old to still remember her) in Halloween costume.
     
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    So how many of the G1 style dino head did Fans Toys make for this guy? I'd like one, but all I see is "SOLD OUT" everywhere. And I don't ever recall it being for sale.
     
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    LOL! What is this "my money" thing you speak of?

    I just got called in for overtime today, I wonder if that will count as "my money"?
     
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    Apparently not enough. When I wanted to preorder one it was already pre-sold out almost everywhere. I was lucky and relieved to find one after all, since it is an essential add-on to turn a good figure into an outstanding one. Maybe FT should consider doing a second run, at least of the regular head.
     
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    I wonder if the whole Kapow toys thing made them do a less than full run? I'm just speculating myself but no one likes to stir the hornets nest so maybe it's related. Then again, maybe they just thought it wouldn't be as popular as it was and just didn't make enough.
     
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    Might very well be possible, but considering that Kapowtoys is "just" a UK retailer...I tend to believe that FT have simply underestimated the demand for a toon accurate head. I actually don't see the necessity for giving the Diaclone or G2 version of Grinder the new head since they are both homages to the original toy and its repaint and they work really well with the stock head, but toon Grinder needed the new head from the beginning. FT should have manifactured as many heads as regular Grinders.
     
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