FansToys FT-16 Sovereign (Masterpiece Galvatron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by icemanff23, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. merphul

    merphul TFW2005 Supporter

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    Part of the weight and heft you're feeling is from the very nice plastic that FT tends to use. Everyone points at the diecast, but a lot of their products don't incorporate as much diecast as many people seem to think.

    From personal experience I've found that CP tends to be ok with FT stock and for the last few (10?) products I've only seen the limited run redecos go out of stock during preorder. TCP does a good job too, but I try to funnel as much of my business to Sidecutter as I can since he's hooked me up with a couple of replacement parts with no charge/shipping.

    points for knowing/using spudgers! I'd say that spudgers are hardly a proper tool for anything as I seem to use mine usually to pry things apart that the manufacturer never intended the consumer to pry apart to begin with.

    Side note: my Sovereign is still in transit across the country... but the pics you guys have been putting up help... but also don't help...
     
  2. divinecomedy

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    When did you get it?
     
  3. Chrisola

    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    Yeah - mine seem to lock in and the button clicks, but then they still wiggle and move up and down - not as much as with the button pressed, but as the legs are so heavy it's noticeable when I pick him up - it's just not solid. Also, the hip ratchets are very hard and clacky (like in a way that feels like plastic grinding plastic) and the friction joint for the outside movement isn't that strong (again weight of the legs is an issue). And..majorly squeaky thigh rotation :p 

    So yeah, he was still close for figure of the year last year for me and is my definitive Sludge (and I love him overall) but, not perfect (at least my copy!) ;) 
     
  4. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    I'll get a pic in the morning when there is better lighting.
     
  5. ichnach

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    I talked to him today and he said he shipped out a ton of these this week and none of them seem to be updating. I also had 2 other items I got from him in the same order; 1 is updating, 1 is not and both shipped the same day.
     
  6. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    As I said before earlier today FansToys is literally killing its competitors with such ferocity the way with each release,it started with Stomp back this past Summer 2016,then Lupus,then next month Grinder,then Phoenix,Spindrift,Terminus Giganticus,Koot,Hydra,and any other I forgot to mention.So FansToys is just tearing every other 3P (even some Officials) a new a**hole with all these works of art.Sure some like XTB,MMC,and TW are slowly catching up with some of their figures I just think FansToys are now the king of the hill,others may disagree but I just think so.Later all.
     
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  7. divinecomedy

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    FansToys is killing its competitors with such ferocity? I am still seeing MT and MMC, and the number of new 3rd parties is on the upswing.
    Either FT has no competitors, or you are just speaking in hyperbole. Heck, Takara is still around as well.
     
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  8. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Got mine today from TCP. Packaged extremely well. Unfortunately the figure itself does seem to have a few QC issues. The legs can't seem to stand next to one another, ie one leg is always in front of the other. Also my cannon arm is super loose. It can barely hold his arm up without the gun. With the gun it holds for a few seconds then drops. but it plummets with even the smallest version of the laser blast. The back part to the other arm was just loose in the box, the curved piece used to cover the screw holes. Also one of the panels on the back was just sitting in the box. I am going to try and fix the issues myself, but somewhat disappointed on this one. All my other FT stuff has been near perfect. Cracks me up too, since there is a green QC sticker on the back of his leg.
     
  9. Agent-GHQ

    Agent-GHQ Accept the unacceptable

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    ^ next time shoot some pics!
     
  10. divinecomedy

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    That green QC sticker has been a joke since the Insect days. I am praying hard that my string of luck with FT products would continue.
     
  11. Big Bronze Rim

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    So for whatever reason, my Sovereign sat at the USPS hub instead of making it to the local post office. So instead of getting it today like was scheduled, it looks like I wont get it until tomorrow. I've waited this long so one more day wont kill me, but it sure is annoying.
     
  12. Seireitei

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    Anyone else still waiting on TFS-Express preorders?
     
  13. st.ranger

    st.ranger Emperor of Destruction

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    Mine is on the way. I expect him this week.
     
  14. Seireitei

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    My order status now says Awaiting Shipment... doesn't fill me with confidence
     
  15. MajinSin

    MajinSin Decepticon

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    I just got my dispatch notice a few hours ago!

    I ordered 2nd of Jan.
     
  16. Dah Padre

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    Sovereign is absolutely outstanding. I just wish alt mode was as stunning as Tyrants. Also the damn thing is so heavy it struggles in alt mode. I tried tightening the screws, but I'm scared to over do it and strip something.
     
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    That's happened to me before too, except it was a time when the shipment was ahead of schedule. So it got to the hub, and I guess they were like, "Well, we've got a couple of days. Instead of just delivering it, let's just let it sit here for two days". It's funny how the closer a package gets to being delivered, the more unbearable the wait becomes...
     
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  18. Mormolyce

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    I was going to wait for a deal on this guy but I might just cave and buy it :S

    Dare to belieeeeeeve you can survive!

    You hold the future in your haaaaand!
     
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  19. Big Bronze Rim

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    Ain't that the truth.
     
  20. 2003 Megatron

    2003 Megatron I'm loved by a man, Sorry mate I'm married.

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    I'm sorry your's has qc issues. I know Brandon will take care of you.

    I'm afraid when I get mine. It will have some qc issues. I think Sovereign may have been rushed out before the CNY. Which sucks if that's the case.
     

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