Fans Toys FT-05 & FT-05T Soar (Swoop)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Alph

    Alph Well-Known Member

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    If you're gonna be that nitpicky then none of them are the right size, as they should all be the exact same height except Swoop who should be a bit shorter. Instead they are different sizes. Grimlock and Slag are taller than Sludge who is taller than Snarl (personally I would prefer it if Sludge was the tallest, but it's whatever).

    The Fanstoys dinobots exaggerate the attributes of the characters from the cartoon. Swoop's defining attribute is that he is the flyer of the group. It doesn't make thematic sense for him to have a bodybuilder physique like the others.
     
  2. Teletran-1

    Teletran-1 Wellest-Known Member TFW2005 Supporter

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    And points you can redeem for more things!
     
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  3. joopsta

    joopsta Masterpiece, Encore and 3P collector

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    Swoop is perfect!!! But keep him in dinomode.
    I had the Gigapower Swoop as well, but ended up selling that and kept my FT.
     
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    Did Grinder come with an updated face for Soar? Is the updated one better? Anyone have pics or a link of the two faces side by side? Thank you.
     
  5. Alph

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    Emgo shows it in his review on YouTube.
     
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  6. f0cus

    f0cus You can call me Sir

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    Absolutely they look great!

    Nah he’s fine. If he’s short it’s only by a few mm!

    Yup!

    you’ve done fine. Paid less than most other folks. I don’t see how you can really complain!
     
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  7. Alph

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    Yeah I don't really see much point in beating yourself up over 18 extra bucks when there were people paying 900 bucks for Stomp before it got reissued. This is high stakes poker, not goldfish.
     
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    Got mines today from TFSExpress. Only gripe is that he doesnt want to hold his sword.

    Are the gold panels on his thighs actually supposed to plug in or should I just leave them out and not touch them?
     
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    Thanks to the folks on here for talking about Show.Z - I assume it\'s a safe and reliable marketplace? I just placed my order for Soar. I really wanted him but just couldn\'t bring myself to spend like $330 (after tax), so getting him for $220 is... outstanding! I have absolutely no idea when I should expect him to arrive though. Does anyone else here have experience ordering from them? I couldn\'t even tell if he was in stock already or not.
     
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    ShowZ is great. Ordered five or so pieces from them. They'll ship within a day or so. Not sure where you're at, but I'm in the United States (Colorado) and I think my last order arrived 2 weeks to the day after I placed it, but I've had some take the 3.5 week time period. All depends on shipping companies.
     
  11. Delduwath

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    I messaged ShowZ yesterday to ask if they know when they're going to get Soar in. The reply told me that they expect to receive the figures in the next 1 or 2 weeks, and will ship them out when they get them.
     
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    I've had no issues buying from them. I know things can happen in shipping, but everything I've received has been well packed. I'm in the US, and it can take a few weeks or up to a month to arrive after shipping. I've had nothing but good buying experiences from them.
     
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    I'm definitely shopping with Show.z from now on!
     
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    He's listed as incoming, which means that they're waiting for stock to arrive before they can ship it to you. Should be around mid August as written in the listing. If you went with free shipping, it can take 2 weeks - 1 month to arrive. There's an entire thread on Showz where a rep regularly replies to any queries so you might want to check that out.
     
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  15. TransformerFanatic

    TransformerFanatic When a spark goes online, there is great joy...

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    I ended up getting one from ShowZ because the price seemed relatively fair.

    It just shipped!
     
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  16. JPrime

    JPrime Michael Bay Assassin

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    Same! I was about to grab him from BBTS at close to $300 cuz I thought that was the going rate.

    Glad I found this convo. :D 
     
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  17. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Nonsensically Sensational! And Vice Versa!

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    He and Snarl whooped the other 3 Dinobots though, whooped them good!

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    XXLMagnus King of Kings

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    are the hips on this still all kinds of wonky?? Early FT loaded way too much diecast in those legs, such a shame, but even SoC has that issue to a lesser degree with their Voltron re-issue so guess it just is what is ...
     
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  19. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Can anyone help with box dimensions please? Many thanks!!
     
  20. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes FansToys-Only Collector

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    For anyone still interested in a Soar reissue, I still have 2 to sell. 185 USD + shipping from China + Paypal on the total