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

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

  1. DinobotGrimlock

    DinobotGrimlock Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of I've missed this mentioned or not but it looks like there will be a bicep shell that covers the waist on the arm bots. You can see where menasor's elbow is separate from dragstrip's legs. I like that. Screenshot_20200529-101452_Chrome.jpg Screenshot_20200529-101545_Chrome.jpg
     
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    Thanks for the info! Explains a lot.
     
  3. Shanxs

    Shanxs Open your eyes. Can't you see?

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    I really like that we get g1 cartoon or studio ox look.
     
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    76CB5D65-0A68-4FAB-9B52-71CB6991A6B0.jpeg posting this again in case it got buried. i think we’re pretty much correct on the knee/elbow thing.
     
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  5. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than a Fanstoys box.

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    Grazie folks

    @BIOMEC yeah the waterslides really are a step up from normal stickers. @Destructimis Prime uses the same style (although maybe metallic versions?) on a fair amount of her figures too and they look awesome, I think some of her pictures are what got me into using them in the first place:
    I think maybe I need to go with something closer in size to what she used on Spoiler but I'll wait til Magnum comes out.

    @fywdyl all it takes is getting it wet again? Any chance it'll take some paint with it? I've never removed one before.
     
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    Did you only use water to apply, or did you use some sort of solution? If only water, just use a q-tip or a piece of tissue and put a dab of water on the decal. Let it sit for a little bit, and then the sticker should start to get wet again. You should be able to easy peel it off after some soaking.
     
  7. divinecomedy

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    Hm, I have my doubts. I think the red and blue pieces serve to lock Dragstrip middle part, but they are part of the Menasor gestalt. The red part just looks to thick to fit into Dragstrip.
     
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  8. Friendross

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    i cant wait to see how the combined mode works
     
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  9. SurlyJ

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    Um, why is there a loose Spoiler with a missing faceplate about to sell for over $300 on eBay when it's new for $200? Are ALL the china listings bullshit?
     
  10. LukeJH

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    What in the world. That one didn't have the extra faceplate OR a box!

    Here's the last 3 sold on eBay. The one circled is one i bought earlier this month. Complete with box, in great shape. The buyer and I agreed on an offer of $160 (not the $200 shown, it was $200 obo).

    This is getting nuts...
     

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  11. f0cus

    f0cus You can call me Sir

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    It is too thick. The red part is part of the arm frame but it covers his thighs which have the elbow articulation in them. The arm frame (blue bit) also has the main elbow joint. The waist could also provide the lower bicep swivel.
     
  12. SurlyJ

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    yeah i don’t know if a couple folks panicked and value stateside shipping that much, or, more likely, there’s some shill bidding involved and this will be back up for sale in less than a week.
     
  13. octobotimus

    octobotimus Plastic Criminal

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    I would prefer not to own it/waiting on a re-issue to getting ripped off. People need to stop buying at those prices.
     
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  14. SurlyJ

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    A reissue is pretty likely, right? I don’t mind paying $150. $200 is fine if it doesn’t get reissued, but $300 is absurd, especially considering I just got a Quietus for $100.
     
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    f0cus You can call me Sir

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    Here's my take using equally poor, if not worse, highlighting skills!

    FT-31-arm01.JPG

    So the yellow coloured stuff is all Smokey.

    The light blue is the arm frame and green-ish bit is the wrap-around from the frame that covers up Smokey's thighs and pelvis.

    For extra insight:
    FT-31-03-focussed3.jpg

    That little tab is the piece that locks into the side of his leg in robot mode to stop the knee from bending in the wrong direction. In arm mode it is "unlocked" to allow the knee to bend outwards to accomodate the elbow joint.
     
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  16. f0cus

    f0cus You can call me Sir

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    Also if Smokey's left leg doesn't detach then it would have to work a bit like this:

    FT31-sketch1v3.jpg

    Either way that funky extra joint in his left knee plays a part!

    upload_2020-5-30_11-42-33.png
     
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    So you are telling me Smokey has a funky joint?
     
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    you got it
     
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    Great find! I love that figure (got the T version) and I can't help picking him up a few times a week and just mess with him.
     
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    Where did you find em for that much?