FansToys FT-30 Ethereaon (Masterpiece Superion/Aerialbots)

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  1. hellex

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    Not sure if I understand your point. TT versions of those didn't discourage 3p productions either. FansToys released their Grinder and they will have a HotRod and all the other 3Ps still released their Megatron. Heck Wei Jiang JUST released another Megatron.
     
  2. trey carter

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  3. edgecrusher

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    While I don't like the "place logo here" raised spot, the completely plain center chest area is even more jarring since the rest of the figure has appropriate detail markings.

    I think the answer to this may be to lengthen the top portion of the center chest and shrink down the lower portion accordingly, to better match the the far-left color image. Note how the square protruding below the chin shares a bit more of the center chest height. I'm probably not explaining this well, but the percentage of the center chest should be much more like 50/50 vertical split between the flat part where the logo goes and the stuff above it, not the 35/65 in the mockup that leaves a massive flat open area.
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  4. Treadshot 2.0

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    Ehh. Kinda nitpicky. Although I hate how FT always has to put a raised faction symbol area... like they are the arbiters of the ideal size sticker, LOL. (They ALWAYS make the fucking raised area TOO SMALL! Phoenix, Terminus, now this. JUST STOP. If the symbol surface was flat on the show, leave it flat on the goddamn toy!)
     
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  5. Snaku

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    Nicely done but I prefer the original. Don't need to go too far in making it to accurate. What they've shown captures the essence of the toon and looks great.
     
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    agree, except with the flat symbol area :D 
     
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    I still think the original looks good, but there are some definite improvements there, especially the hips and crotch. The head may be just a tad too big for me though. Changing the slope of the chest looks pretty nice. Very good work, but I'll be happy enough if they just remove that damn raised emblem area.
     
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    I hope Fanstoys will remove the raised faction logo space. Let's see what happens.
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    I 4th the same feeling on what FT did vs the suggested change. I mean, we could go so far to make that nice square block sitting on top of chest under his head bigger too but I prefer not too. I like cartoon accuracy but my gripes would be other area's having too much detail like above his crotch and is not accurate.

    The only thing I'm indecisive on is how big do I want his cape/wings? They are there but do I need them so big that it looks odd, even if cartoon accurate?
     
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    Estimated release?
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    Partsforming on combiner
     
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    Safe to say that's looks a ton better than zeta's in bot mode.
     
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    I wonder what they're still tweaking on the underside that they're not ready to show it.

    Maybe just to hide engineering from competitors?
     
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    Love the Top Gun reference ;) 
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    And the awesomeness continues! :thumb 
     
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    FANTASTIC!!

    Scramble City combination? Pants-forming ala Toyworld Devy/Zeta Toys Superion, or just hand and feet accessories like G1/CW?
     
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    Love the face sculp! :) 
     
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    It'd be far more appropriate for Fireflight, as TopGun is a Navy thing, and Fireflight's the only Navy fighter jet of the team.
     
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    So the vertical stabilizers make up the back wings rather than the wings themselves.
     
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    I think there are some nice updates here, though the proportion/torso angle changes don't really do anything for me. I am fine either way. The crotch is cleaner for sure and that's nice. That's a winner, though maybe it impacts something in transformation. The raised arms and higher feet and larger head that were added to match the character model are negative changes, tbh. They make the figure look a little awkward.

    Ah ha! Slipped this in and I almost didn't notice. Very nice. I'm going to take some time studying this.
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