Thoughts and poll on KFC Hands

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Nighthawkblack, Aug 11, 2016.

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[B]Please answer only one from each roman numeral group, 4 answers in all[/B]

Poll closed Nov 9, 2016.
  1. I. I don’t buy or own new hands for my figures

    7 vote(s)
    17.9%
  2. I. I buy only those for select figures I really want

    24 vote(s)
    61.5%
  3. I. I buy them for pretty much all the ones that can get them for

    7 vote(s)
    17.9%
  4. II. I would by them for all the MP seekers or vehicles if they made a set at a slight discount

    8 vote(s)
    20.5%
  5. II. A small difference would not affect my decision to buy them or the qty

    22 vote(s)
    56.4%
  6. III. The quality is very good

    15 vote(s)
    38.5%
  7. III. I don’t know how the quality is (don’t own or haven’t used)

    3 vote(s)
    7.7%
  8. III. The quality is OK

    19 vote(s)
    48.7%
  9. III. The quality is pretty bad

    1 vote(s)
    2.6%
  10. IV: I own them and I pose them a lot

    15 vote(s)
    38.5%
  11. IV: I own them but hardly change the hand poses

    12 vote(s)
    30.8%
  12. IV: Again I don’t own them

    5 vote(s)
    12.8%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Nighthawkblack

    Nighthawkblack Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea of these hands but I had some thoughts and opinions so I wanted to do a poll to see what others think. I only have MP soundwaves and have not actually even used them yet.

    At $15 to $20 a pop USD, they do add up since there are so many sets currently for order and. First I felt these seemed pricey but now I realize there is labor involved. Seeing photos I assume these tiny parts have to be carefully removed from sprues and assembled by hand.

    Polls are not easy so please be kind!

    How many of you have interest in these hands, what do you think?

    Please answer only one from each roman numeral in group I, II, III and IV

    sorry the second choice in group IV should read

    "I own them but hardly change the hand poses"
     
  2. OptimushedPrune

    OptimushedPrune Impressive Member

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    They're not essential but probably the best thing KFC has put out. The Magnus and Star Saber hands are very good as they're pretty big and chunky, they do get a little fiddly at the smaller sizes, no fear of broken thumbs for the van bro's is nice and the hold all the weapons just as well as the original hands.

    You can also do cool stuff like this.

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    So, they are very good for what they are and do add something just not needed to look good on a shelf.
     
  3. Detroa

    Detroa Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea (mainly for big figures since I think the base hands are enough for Ironhide sized MPs and the smaller ones) but the high price and the meh quality definitely prevent me from upgrading all my big guys with them.
     
  4. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    I'd buy them but I simply think the fingers themselves look weird. Either too tubular or too cube-like. They exist at the extremes, with no "finger-like" shape available.
     
  5. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    I'd snatch them all up for $10. At $15-20 I don't own a single set. My friends with them say how amazing they are, but their displays have 90% closed fists holding weapons anyway.
     
  6. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think some of the carbot hands are oversized and look silly so i dont get those. I am going to try a set of the skywarp hands on BB7 Skywarp when it arrives.
     
  7. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    I only have two sets, one for MP10 and one for MP10B. The MP10B hands were garbage and I put back the stock hands. The MP10 ones are much better. I think they came from different runs.
     
  8. usernamedustin

    usernamedustin 3P Scourgatron KO. Has Die-Cast and Ankle-Tilts.

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    The MP10 hands can't hold the stock rifle, only the rifle that comes with the hands.
    The hands for MP Soundwave are amazing. I have MP10, MP13, and MP22 hands. I would get the hands for the carbots and seekers, but they are too expensive for the smaller sized figures.
     
  9. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pair for MP Magnus because I hate his curled fingers. They are good. Worth $20?.... eh...
     
  10. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Mp10 ones were very bad and floppy. Since then I've had Soundwave's, Magnus's and a couple of Lambor's and they're alot better quality. Better than Fanstyle too.
     
  11. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    I have the Hasbro MP10 set and they're absolutely fine.
     
  12. Slave IV

    Slave IV more wealth than you can imagine!

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    I only have the Soundwave hands and they are excellent. Not worth $20 to me but they certainly add a lot of character. It would be great if all figures just came with similar hands because when I have highly articulated hands I always use them. Non articulated hands are usually just made into fists, which is fine but more boring.
     
  13. Deceptimatrix

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    I've got them for Magnus and Star Saber because they were absolutely needed. I have no issues with any other MP hands so I have no reason to drop an extra $15-20 per figure
     
  14. JLOJ

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    I personally love them. I have them for every MP I own except for the few that KFC hasn't made hands for, Wheeljack, Bumblebee, and Shockwave. Just received the hands for Hot Rod, Ratchet and the first three seekers. For Optimus I tried their hands but wasn't happy with them so for him I went with the in my opinion superior Eness hands for MP-10.

    I like them cause you can pose them and have "scenes" for your display. More express ability isn't a bad thing. Definitely adds character to the figures.
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2016
  15. bcm77

    bcm77 Well-Known Member

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    I bought some of the hands for Sideswipe but replaced the stock hand on one side as the KFC one didn't hold the gun straight.

    I also have the Starsaber hands but haven't gotten round to installing them yet.
     
  16. spot138

    spot138 Proud Gee-Wunner!!!

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    The only set I own are the ones that came with Transistor, for Soundwave. The quality is nice, but I've always been concerned with breakage, especially for smaller figures, so I've never really looked into them much.
     
  17. DukeFett

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    I bought a set of on sprue MP-22 hands from Uncle Billy on AliExpress and I have to say they are a pain in the ass to put together.

    But they came out well and work fine. I don't have any of the other ones because as you've suggested they do cost a bit, especially when you compare them to the price of the figure. Like I paid $50ish for Tracks, and I'd have to pay almost 1/3 the total price for the hands.
     
  18. glinthos

    glinthos doomed hometown

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    I'm not a fan of Gundam-style hands on Transformers. The shape of the fingers and palms just isn't right. Only 3P hands I have are for MP22 since Magnus had big chunky fingers to begin with.
     
  19. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    my one grip with the current MP line is the lack of articulated hands, I don't even want to think about how much I have spent remedying this! need to get Ironhide, ratchet and hot rods hands in and I'd guess at 75% of my main collection has articulated hands. wish they'd do them for other 3rd parties but I guess that would never happen as they don't want to promote their competitors!
     
  20. TacticalBacon

    TacticalBacon Garbage Enthusiast

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    Got my KFC Soundwave hands in today, and they have an annoying problem. Most of the fingers don't like staying in their spots and like to spring back to a certain position when I try to move them. I dunno how this is fixable since the balljoints are really tiny but they do look nice once you don't move them.
     

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