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

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  1. Shanxs

    Shanxs Open your eyes. Can't you see?

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    Got another Roadking today.
    This will be my final one.

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    Now i can do this.
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    Best scene ever.
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    Fans Toys FT-31D Smokey is £25 more expensive due to increased wholesale and coronavirus shipping costs. Whereas DX9 Kukinsky is £2 more expensive, during the same economic climate. OF COURSE. LOL

     
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    To me it looks like where the top of the thighs join the hips is on a double hinge - a little like how Scoria's legs come together upon transformation from Bot to Alt. His legs look like they might have to come together to make up the "arm" mode. It also looks like the waist swivel will act as the bicep swivel. It also kind of looks like Smokey's legs are encased in a shell of some sort so perhaps on the backside of that joint (where we can't see) is a hinge that opens and closes that section? I think the inner arm (the blue lined area) will all be apart of the trailer that the bot lays flat on... What do you think?

    I also think that middle section is a folding shell because it'll help hold the figure in place but also give it extra strength on the elbow joint.

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    This knee is interesting too. Possibly where the "elbow" articulation takes place. The other leg may not need it because it only has one point of pivot perhaps?

    FT-31D-Smokey-01.jpg

    also could be entirely wrong.
     
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    Most other toy manufacturer prices are the same, PO or not. Hell, even TT and Bandai.


    But when it comes to FT?


    Essays on politics/economics/religion/climate/the metric system to justify it.


    The are simply changing more because we’re fools. Period.

    Fanstoooooys.
     
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  5. f0cus

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    Yeah so the inside of the Marauder elbow is Smokey's right leg bending outward (his right leg becomes the top of the forearm, his left leg becomes the back of the forearm). You can see the locking tab is visible on the inside of the elbow in the Marauder pics and this is covered, but still visible, in his new pictures where you can see the side of right leg.

    The big question then is: does the left leg (the back of the forearm) disconnect from the thigh or does the thigh / shin contain enough linkage to make the back of the elbow?
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  6. BrutiKing

    BrutiKing Apparently Ratchet Now.

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    Perhaps it might have a secondary joint at the back of the elbow, so that the bend doesn't look so awkward. Looks kinda jank if they leave the leg joint as the elbow imo. It appears that there's only a hinge on the leg, so I'm almost 100% sure there is probably another joint that's part of the "frame" of menasor.
     
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    that's pretty much a picture of what I was getting at. My guess would be that the back leg disconnects to allow that full range of motion in the elbow. I'm pretty sure the legs are secured inside a folding shell for extra support too.
     
  8. f0cus

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    Wow. Prices though!

    Spoiler: £70.99
    Magnum: pre-order= £76.99, Covid price = £84.99
    Smokey: £94.99

    Flipperty Gibbets!!

    33% price increase...

    Yeah the shell will also provide a main pivot joint to match the pivot point of Smokey's joint, and the shell will tidy it all up. I guess we'll know which way they went when he lands.
     
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  9. Knightdramon

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    Watch how Bandit is at...200 quid or so. You can quote me on that ;) 

    I don't even want to guess how much Fireflight will be.
     
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    At this point I would prefer if Bandit came as a stand alone figure. The trailer can then follow at a /much/ later date and I won't have to buy it because XTB will be rockin' out as Menasor already
     
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    A. Those are all MASSIVE companies that probably make hundreds of times the profit that fanstoys makes every year
    B. The price hike is mostly a difference between msrp and its cost in the states (pointed out by the Dalianjj Astrotrain $130 situation) due to higher prices shipping from overseas rn
     
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    I agree the price hike is outrageous, but come on, TT? They already have a price hike built in!

    Compare MP Bumblefeet with the Zeta Movie Bot...both new moulds that needed crafting, came in at the same price...yet there are many gulfs between the two in terms of materials quality, paint work, sculpt and details. Heck, even just a basic volume of plastic comparison. Plus some LEDs to boot!

    FT are getting up there, but they still haven't achieved the price to quality ratio that TT have.
     
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    Yah.



     
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    How do we know he wasnt already supposed to be more expensive? He’s a bigger car and having the elbow joint means he needs the hardware for that.

    also the FT stunts have more paint and diecast than DX9s and have bigger boxes
     
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    Ah hell, another price increase? This is some shit!

    ~ Item added to account, preorder complete ~
     
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  16. franpincho

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    ok



    yup, gotta pay to play when it comes to FT nowadays. Soon to be the new TT of pricing.
     
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    Nice job ignoring my entirely legitimate argument for the price increase
     
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    :lol 
     
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  20. Autobot Spike

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    Oh come on, not even trolling a LITTLE bit, with your legitimate reason being that we’re “fools?”

    Do you collect FT figures or just lurk here to give others a hard time for doing so?

    EDIT: sorry!!!!! Wrong person!!!

    -A.S.
     
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