FansToys FT-43 Dunerider (Masterpiece Beachcomber)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. Soundwave3k

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    This is something I wish FT could “fix” - XTB didn’t get this right either. Some way of flipping panels around to all for a toon accurate hood and shins would really complete the look.
     
  2. Vanessa

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    This.

    My minibot collection edges ever closer to completion...
     
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    That's a really good point.
     
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    That's a clean back FT has there. I wonder where the roll cage nd engine disappear to in bot mode.
     
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    Now they ARE aware that if they make promo shots with a bunch of woodland creatures, we're going to demand that they be included?
     
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    The roll cage splits to fold down, the chest is hinged, and the upper torso is hollow.

    Looks like the upper body basically flips inside out.
     
  7. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    Do we know how tall this guy will be in robot mode? Has there been any comparisons with any other MP Carbots?

    This looks great, but I get the feeling him (and Brawn, for that matter) are going to end up looking out of place.
     
  8. Roadbuster25

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    That's my biggest concern. Fans Toys has been pretty careful about scale so I hope they are true to the Minibots.
     
  9. Starganderfish

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    No official word. Show.Z speculated that Sheirdan (Warpath) would be 7 inches which is crazy tall -its even taller than carbots, but they did admit that was a pure guess so most have dismissed that as irrelevant.
    I would expect F Warpath to be Carbot size AT MOST, hopefully shorter than that by at least a head
    And then we have Warpath with Beachcomber and Brawl in this shot, so I expect them all shorter than carbots and Beach and Brawn shortest still. Whether they're able to get it done to XTB minibot size or if it will be more DX9 POwerglide/XTB Cosmos femains to be seen.
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    I thought I'd never need to replace my X-TRANSBOTS Beachcomber... but I was wrong. This looks great!
    Just hope the wait isn't too long. I have a feeling my Arkose isn't moving any time soon.
    I hope their release priority is on Warpath & Brawn... i can't wait to replace the badcube figures.
     
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    Looking at the alt modes with MP Sideswipe, Beachcomber seems big enough (legs are much longer than Sideswipe chest), so if that scale is real, my guess is Beachcomber and Brawn are 5,5 inches / 14 cm (close to Badcube Brawny) and Warpath is 6,25 inches / 16 cm. Just my eye.

    minibots scale.jpg
     
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    Nice comparison. Really hope Beachcomber isn’t that tall. Warpath can get away with extra height and Brawny can be a little chunkier but Beachcomber always struck me as a mini-mini-Bot.
    I’m officially reserving judgement now. Arkose is perfect hieght for me.
    This looks better but too tall might be a dealbreaker.
     
  13. Roadbuster25

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    Hmm... they seem bigger than what I would hope for. I hope they end up smaller.
     
  14. OptimusTimelord

    OptimusTimelord Masterpiece Reanimator

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    Forgive my amateur digibashing, but just to make the point about the Autobot symbol more visual here's how he'll look with a vehicle-accurate Bot symbol on the hood:

    BeachcomberDigi copy.jpg

    Vs how he should look as per the character model:

    BeachcomberDigiB.jpg

    This was a major oversight on XTB's attempt, so I hope FT can find a way to work it in (perhaps the 'shield' half could flip over so it ends up upside-down against the inside leg?).
     
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    When I saw 'Dunerider' I instictively conjured images of Freemen Fedayin, riding sandworms.
     
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    For he is the Kwisatz Haderach!
     
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    Yeah that b@$$76d!!!!!!!!!!!! Woooops! Imagine I am a huge fan of him though.
     
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    I know it's totally wrong but... I kind of like the symbol on his legs. Though I agree it will be an issue for most.
     
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    Kind fof glad I don't generally bother with faction symbols. They often seem to cause trouble.

    Maybe they can do a flipping panel like on XTB Cosmos' feet? I mean even MP-21 managed a rotating panel. Doesn't FT Kup also feature some kind of symbol hiding gimmick??
     
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    Yup, and both suffer because of it. Koot especially.
     

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