Marvel Crossover Fantastic 4 Fire Jet Man Guy (Human Torch)

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  1. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    To begin: This thread is worthless without pics yadda yadda yadda.


    To continue: This guy rocks. So far these Marvel Crossovers are a total 180 from the Starwars crossovers. In general, they seem to avoid the embarrassing engineering oversights and material problems that their SW cousins have.

    More specifically, Fantastic 4 Fire Jet Man Guy is a toy HasTak's "A" team would be proud of.

    So what's good here? First of all, Fire Guy turns into a "not an F-22 wink wink". A "not an F-22 wink wink" on FIRE! That's just cool any way you slice it. And he does it well. Jetformer toys have traditional pitfalls that Fantastic Fire Guy Man largely avoides such as:

    *Jet nose does not become a comically large robo-wang

    *Robot mode avoids the wing backpack and can therefore enter doors and move around a crowded subway

    *Jet mode is really a jet mode and not a "robot hang gliding with a jet" mode

    * Jet mode can be viewed from angles other than straight down from the top and still be in the ballpark of "jet shape"


    Not to say the jet is perfect. Due to the 'bot arms there really isn't enough wing area to make me believe this thing could get off the ground. But at least the arms integrate nicely into the fuselage instead of the usual "Look at me, I'm arms!". In all the alt mode rocks. Did I mention it's a "not an F-22 wink wink" on FIRE? Freakin' awesome.


    The deco is great. Fantastic Fire Jet Man Guy pulls off Sunstorm better than Sunstorm. Most of the toy, even the wings and jet nose, is molded in translucent pearl-like plastic as seen on some Beast Wars bugs. Spray apps complete the fire look. This is one of the few toys that doesn't make me reach for my paint brush. The one knock against the aesthetic is the robot face. He looks like a tool. But from what I gather from the Fantastic 4 fiction, Fantastic Fire Man Guy actually is kind of a tool so whatever.

    'Bot mode does not disappoint. You've seen the pictures, so you know what he looks like. Hip ratchets actually stop in useful positions. Horrah! The waist doesn't peg in at all so nothing more than gravity keeps him together. Boooooo!!!!!! Odd since the pelvis has a hole to accept a peg but no peg appears on the torso. Oops. Pretend you didn't hear that so my original statement about embarrassing engineering oversights can still stand.


    Bottom line: GET THIS GUY! Jetformers rarely come out better than this.
     
  2. j.a.f.o.

    j.a.f.o. Just Looking, Not Buying

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  3. NemesisBruticus

    NemesisBruticus Banned

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    Aww I wanted close up pics.
     
  4. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    I'll take pics in 2 hours or so...

    I don't see an attach feature here. Any ideas where to upload?
     
  5. NemesisBruticus

    NemesisBruticus Banned

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    photobucket.
     
  6. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Cool robot with no giant jet wang.

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    UNLESS HE WANTS ONE!

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    Backpack is clean.

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    Held together by gravity only. Leave at home when traveling on the space shuttle.

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    Tool.

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    Zooooom!

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    All good on the undercarriage. Except he has no landing gear. Flip the feet down like so to compensate.
     
  7. Takara_destron

    Takara_destron Mainly lurking these days

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    He doesn't look quite as bad as I thought, I may consider getting him and giving him a new head.
    Also I now demand Marvel change his name to Fire Jet Man Guy.
     
  8. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    Curse You Marvel Crossovers! Why do you have to look so good!
     
  9. nintendofreakgc

    nintendofreakgc Bumblebee fan

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    Quoted for truth. I will so buy this guy if he has "Fire Jet Man Guy" on his packaging (I'm assuming he doesn't, but crazier things have happened).
     
  10. rikkuluverx2

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    qft.

    is this the same mold as crossovers ironman? or a retool? or a new mold?

    -rikkuluverx2
     
  11. G1Wheeljack

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    Completley new mold. Looks cool but not for me, unless the package were to say "Fire Jet Man Guy" on it.
     
  12. Cheebs

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    The highlighted parts have been "retooled".
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  13. rikkuluverx2

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    thanks g1wheel jack and cheebs. =]

    i might have to pick up this guy along with hulk, spider man, and iron man. but, i have mixed feelings about these guys. so these might be a pass for me also.

    -rikkuluverx2
     
  14. Gears

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    Looks better than I thought it would.
     
  15. LightningZERO

    LightningZERO The Alternity

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    Nice one. But I won't be getting him though. Financial crisis T.T
     
  16. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I like, but he'll need some work done. I can't stand the Fantastic Four.
     
  17. Peaugh

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    This is a new mold. Aside from the fact that the area shortly behind the nosecone folds down to form the chest, there's nothing the same between this mold an Iron Man. Their jet modes LOOK similar, but they are in fact two different figures.
     
  18. jazz4ever

    jazz4ever I'm turned on by numbers

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    he looks awesome but are they only in canada?
     
  19. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Just opened mine. He's pretty rad. The only major flaw I find with him is his knee articulation sucks. I love all the clear flame plastic though.
     
  20. flamingunicron

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    Nope they are in stores in USA also. Ive seen him a few times at Walmart
     

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