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

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

  1. TransformerFanatic

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    No they are not, and yes it is scary.

    Line up the alt-feet and their accompanying hooks first.
     
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    octobotimus Anti-hype man

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    People pay these kinds of prices and then say “that figure doesn't feel like like X amount of money” for figures insanely cheaper than this.

    That's almost Haslab Unicron price. WTF.
     
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  3. MacrossA

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    I'm not really worried, but it'd be nice if they included the upgraded pieces, like they did with the last sever update
     
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    Pretty sure they are.

    How sure of that are you? I've reread several pages back and several people that have received this reissue are reporting that all the "upgraded" parts that came with other figures for the original run are pre installed on this one to include the updated face and knee/thigh tabs
     
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    They are diecast. They were plastic on the original Soars, but the reissues had the diecast pieces pre-installed. No need to push them in if you don't want to. I don't, and it doesn't really affect anything.
     
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  6. TransformerFanatic

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    Not very, but they felt as though they flexed a little. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
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    They did feel like they did flex a bit, but I am paranoid
     
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    If you still need Soar, save yourself even more money by getting it from Terry ;) . I'm still kicking myself for paying $300 for this guy, even though he's a nice figure.

    Fanstoys FT-05 Soar Swoop
     
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    $400 for a premium version of a not extremely popular repaint of Swoop and $400 also for Snarl were both beyond fucked. Not to mention if you look down in their FT section, worst of all, they once charged $600 for Grimlock.

    W H A T
     
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    Lonewolf Never saw what hit 'em!

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    Finally got mine and it is glorious!
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    is there a trick to getting his legs to bend up for dino mode? that secondary joint above the knee that you are supposed to use simply will not budge on mine and I've even tried loosening the screws to the point they were falling out.
     
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    To get mine to Dino mode, I removed the inner spring on that joint.

    I had that same issue on mine.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Based on what I've seen on YouTube, this was a common issue on original releases (although I don't have first-hand knowledge of that). One leg on my re-issue is perfectly fine, one does not bend at all. Advice online that I've seen is to do one of the following:
    1) Trim the spring a little bit so that the little piece of plastic that gets pressed into the ratchet on the leg isn't pressed into it as hard, or
    2) Trim or sand the physical pieces of plastic (either the ratchet's teeth or the piece of plastic that gets pressed into the ratchet) so that they slip past each other easier, or
    3) Add some lubricant to the joint so that the ratchet pieces slide over each other easier

    Option (3) is the least damaging one, the only one that you can undo. I haven't tried any of this myself yet.
     
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    Same
     
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    Soar is go# PicsArt_01-29-02.21.10.png
     
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    So mine just came in and I think he's pretty great. He feels very ahead for his time. If this was a modern fanstoys release, his arms would be single jointed and only hit 90 degrees, likewise with his legs, no ankle rockers and there definitely wouldn't be a waist swivel. Only issues I have with mine is that they went a bit heavy handed on the factory lube and he feel really greasy in hand. Upside is that I have no issues with the tolerances.

    Does anyone know whether it's possible to get him to grip his weapons without his thumb being folded in? It's not a deal breaker by any means but it's a bit of an odd design choice to give him articulated fingers and not have a hinge on the thumb joint.
     
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    I've overdone it on lube before, but not on a transformer. Lol
     
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    Got mine, great presence, just need slag now but my MAIN problem are the ankles, yikes...................................
     
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