Fans Toys FT-31A-E Marauder (Masterpiece Menasor/Stunticons)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. Starganderfish

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    Ooooh, that's a tough one. As a die-hard toon fanatic, I'm painting the windows on my MP's opaque - either blue, grey or whatever colour the toon displayed. For Breakdown that's black. But pop-up black headlights look kind of ridiculous so...
    Actually, wait a minute, I just went back to the latest colour shots and realised that the lower set of headlights are translucent blue plastic, which does look stupid. So, I guess a qualified, partial "maybe"?
    I want the lower headlights painted the same off-white as the rest of the body. Which is how the toon had it.
    I'm kind of okay with the lights in the pop-up headlights being blue I guess, though I'll probably paint them opaque yellow, as I've done with Skids.
    So I suppose I can agree that blue isn't the best choice for the headlights.

    But as they ARE going to do them some translucent colour, and I'll be painting all the translucent bits opaque anyways... I probably really don't care. Double so as FT are probably gonna be in bot mode and XTB probably alt mode...

    ...geez, I probably shouldn't have responded to this post at all... sorry.
    Menasor and Superion will be co-released so I expect one Stunticon followed by an Aerialbot, followed by another Stunticon, then an Aerialbot. However I'm not convinced that all the figures in those two sets are far enough along to release quickly, so I expect they'll scatter some other releases into the mix.
    Plus once they've locked people into two of each set, F will be happy to draw the rest out and release some other stuff.
    BUT finally, and most importantly... Blitzwing is a LONG way off, no matter what else they're working on.
    He's gone back for a full re-design, so you can probably move him further back in the queue behind any FT figure that we've seen a prototype of. Their Trailbreaker is the same. Neither of those guys;s will see the light of day for a long time.
     
  2. Gamerlingual

    Gamerlingual Officially licensed OS KO of Scourgatron Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    More Fans Toys Menasor, less opinions of critics unless they discussed about the set which BSF did. Thanks in advance to all.
     
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    I believe the truck grill is diecast.
    However I can't tell if it's been chromed or if it's incredibly smooth and shiny metal.
     
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    Roadking is amazing, but the lack of storage of the combiner pieces is a big turn off for me... I think I will have to decide between XTB or DX9...
     
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    Or you could just wait until we have more details and make an informed decision.
     
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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    The we have absolutely zero idea how they work. Dalian has already hinted of a second trailer but we have no solid info how it'll pan out. We don't even know how the parts are even gonna look like individually.
     
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  7. joopsta

    joopsta Masterpiece, Encore and 3P collector

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    Years ago I found Emgo a great reviewer and Bobby annoying. Now it's the other way around.

    On topic: my Roadking arrives today!!!
     
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    I’m Hoping TCP gets roadking in today. I’m feeling left out!
     
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    I probably wont see him till june….. :( :( 
     
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    What do you mean by a second trailer? Motormaster has always had just one trailer. Any details at all as to what FT means by this?
     
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    Exactly
    What? No.
    The “X” version is simply an alternate deco. The “X” Dino’s had a metallic finish.
    The “D” dinos had a diaclone colour scheme. The “G” dinos are G2 colour.
    The “X” Phoenix isn’t an improved version it’s a more exclusive metallic version.
    There is nothing in the concept of an “X” version from FT that implies it’s in an anyway an improved version.
    It’s no different from KFC releasing their Blaster in metallic red, plain red, Twin Cast, shattered glass, orange etc etc. or MP-10 being released in every colour of the goddamn rainbow.
    If FT did do an “X” release of Stunticons, it would probably just include metallic finishes which few if any collectors are likely to think are an “improvement”.
    And they are far more likely to do a “G” release (G2 colour scheme).
     
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    Just this....

    Why pick a shot with the second trailer? It might be a red herring/mean nothing though it it could be something else. Time will tell!
     
  13. joopsta

    joopsta Masterpiece, Encore and 3P collector

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    Just got it delivered. First impression. Wow! FT Dino wow!

    IMG_20190429_124347.jpg
     
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    Just saw RobotKingdom's listing. 94.99 for Spoiler and comes in third quarter. If it comes with combiner parts, then, it is not such a bad price.
     
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    Got him today - love the finish, as always, and he's a remarkably solid looking figure, albeit larger than I expected! The little faux wheels in robot mode almost make him adorable, but that dark colour scheme and grape-face keep him looking mean. The purple plastic areas really help to give him some life, he'd be a bit dull without those.

    Menasor was the only full combiner I had as a kid, and as such I have a real soft-spot for this team. While the other designs we've seen so far don't do much for me (hated the cartoon box-bot designs) the combined mode should be insane.

    Colour me happy anyway :) 
     
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    Not sure where you got Roadking from, but RobotKingdom has him for 150 while Western retailers have him for 180. That means, each limb bot will be 120 here in the States ......

    Edit: see post below mine, apparently it's just 105.
     
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    A $104 actually. FT-31C Spoiler
     
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    That's how much BBTS has spoiler for, I just pre ordered two ☺
     
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    A weird choice considering those are flatbed trailers

     
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    So Magnum is called Magnum because of Magnum PI. Is Spoiler named so because that was the name of one of the two Gobots Countaches (the other being Pocket from the Puzzler team)?
     
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