FansToys FT-30 Ethereaon (Masterpiece Superion/Aerialbots)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. ZEGR

    ZEGR Well-Known Member

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    You could always use a middle man when shopping from taobao..I use taobaoring,they take 8%..Very reliable
     
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    I'll just have to wait and see how the reviews turn out. Zeta's Air Raid got quite good press and looked pretty nice.
     
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    And the same thing applies to free shipping from the US retailers.

    Again, their pricing may seem a lot worse to you as a US customer, but worldwide ordering from them can be cheaper than any US seller. And 8 to 12 days? That's NOTHING for international customers. People in the US are lucky to have lightning fast shipping for dirt cheap.

    You rail on them for profit margin, but how much do you really think freight costs the US sellers? If they're ordering in bulk the freight might be adding like $5 in cost per unit. So TF-Direct is some horrible company for having maybe a 5% higher profit margin?

    It's fine if you prefer other companies because you feel you're getting a better deal, but it's totally unfair to criticize a company for having a slightly different business model.
     
  4. ChromeMagnus

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    See question here:
    Buying Transformers on Taobao
     
  5. Curium

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    I think it is the lower legs. The backpack hangs down to a similar place on the toon model, but from knee to foot is noticeably longer on the toon model.

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    Thank you, I was trying to figure out where the main wings were and had missed that.

    Thank you as always Cheem. Do you have an archive anywhere of all your comparisons?

    FT didn't, they did him 2nd. I've read other replies with other explanations, but my first thought was it allows people to directly see what the competing versions offer with how much FT is ready to show. People are deciding now whether or not to buy the Zeta Air Raid so FT showing theirs off now helps those people decide.

    If there are enough names maybe they could do G2 or an SG Superion (Sunticon colors, no idea if there is an "official" SG for him already) their own names to fill out the Top Gun lineup.

    Sky Dive, assuming you don't mean Silverbolt.

    There are a few theories from business (hide what they did from competitors) to conspiratorial (hide how bad it is), it may simply be not finished.

    You may want to just put that in your signature so it is easy to grab any time you need it.

    I'm curious to see how MMC's Bruticus handles doing that. They did show some very basic concept of building everything in but how will that translate to real figures.

    Silverbolt is reported to be 25cm, the limbs 22cm (at the head with nosecones taller than Silverbolt at least on Air Raid and it looks like Sky Dive). We don't have an exact number, but Superion has been reported to be the biggest combiner ever, so more than TW Devastator's 50cm but also a few cm shorter than Terminus Giganticus who is 58cm at the head.
     
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    The toon is all legs and a short body, and those proportions get everything confusing.
    I'd like the wings significantly higher than what Fanstoys has shown. Taking the hands and abdomen as reference, in the toon, the wings start spreading below the chest and are hanging behind the hands, something like that or a tad lower looks better to my eyes, similar to what Zeta went for.
    Iceman looks like wearing saggy pants to me :D 

    PD: for some reason I have had to reduce the quality of the pic a lot cause it was impossible to get it uploaded completely.

    airraid mini.jpg
     
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    Dammit.. Zeta jets may have to go to my stepson after these come out :( 
     
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    Looks good, but it falls into the old trap of not leaving a large enough spot for a chest faction symbol.
     
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    Yeah, that's pretty close to what I'd want. Certainly better looking to me than FT's low-hanging backpack. Personally I'd put it a bit lower than you did, with the bottom edge of the fins right at/above the knee, and the thruster exhausts hanging out right behind the knees. Though I wouldn't want any of that to inhibit articulation.
     
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    There's things I dislike about FT Air Raid that other people have pointed out. I am going to wait this one out.
     
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    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    There's a reasonable spot on Iceman's chest. It's not going to be the size of a dime, but it's reasonable. FT at least does a reasonable job of finding a spot, even if they split it half...
     
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    I loled at how the Zeta guy is looking to his side at Iceman and going like "whut?" :p 
     
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    lol :D 
     
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    I hope these can plug into FT metroplex.
     
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    For anyone who doesn't get the reference.

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    Bellissimo!
     
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    Man o man ... I get that ppl dnt like the ‘saggy backpack’ thing but goddamn this is miles ahead of Zeta in my book ... I know it will cost more but to me there’s just no comparison ...
     
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    Amazing edits, Im really pondering on getting the FT Aerialbots and have them in there bot modes for sure and have Zeta combined. Cause they look amazing and I dont care that it nails the toon look it just looks like amazing Aerialbots.

    Double dipping...having a toon and toy display! ugh my wallet. lol
     
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    yeah, the wings do look like it's too low... makes MP Magnus butt flap look tame hahaha

    wonder if it's too late for FT to add some sliding mechanism like MP11's legs where we can slide it up higher?
    or maybe it's mis-tranformed and the nose cone collapses lower and the whole back slides up?
    or maybe the bottom folds up on itself?

    most likely though what we see is what we get (I am still getting it)... lol i'm just rambling now... sorry

    @dalianjj can you please confirm there are no mis-transformations or steps missed? And where are the pictures of leg mode?
     
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