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

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

  1. SurlyJ

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    eBay listing. Had a couple minor issues that I don't even notice, and it's the go release but with the "T" box, but the figure is complete.
     
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    Dang, lucky. I bought him a while back but ended up selling him cause of the QC on his chest. Hoped I could pick him up again later but, well, crazy people fed the scalpers so I abandoned that idea.
     
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    People have got to stop feeding scalpers. And trolls. Also fois gras is questionable.
     
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    IMO Retailers need to also limit the PO's. I know ToyDojo put a limit of 2 for the Kup Reissue which has already SOLDOUT.
     
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    If Smokey doesnt split, then doesnt that mean the articulation in combined mode is hindered? Like no bicep swivel
     
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    CowboyFromHell Use my third party

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    CowboyFromHell Use my third party

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    seems to me there's 3 transformation modes. It may not "split" but it sure damn well doesn't stay in car mode. There's a big chunk of something between the front and back of the car. And it looks like that bicep could swivel

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    It kills me how lazy the animators were with Menasor. I mean, I’m saying this in a thread where a third party is trying to recreate this very aesthetic, but I have to say I do appreciate that FT could have easily achieved toon Accuracy by just having the two car bots hang loosely off Menasor’s arms but instead chose to give us articulation and clever engineering instead.


    -A.S.
     
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    I think it’s been suggested, and if not I certainly hold this opinion myself, That the bicep swivel is in fact the car bot’s waist. The thighs are encased in the assembly just above the elbow, with whatever trickery FT is using to articulate that elbow tucked neatly inside.

    For me this set was a 10 until it was confirmed that Smokey had this engineering, so now it’s gone to an 11.

    -A.S.
     
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    Its goes to 11
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    My guess is the bot waist swivel will act as the bicep swivel
     
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  12. Autobot Spike

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    What a novel idea ;) 

    (see my thoughts two posts above yours, lol)

    -A.S.
     
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    As others have noted Smokey's waist is probably Menasor's bicep swivel.

    That said, I'm curious to see how the elbow will work. I could see articulation being limited there.
     
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    It came to money. The 1986 movie is the standard on which I would like these characters to look. The stunticons were not in the movie, but the look of the characters in that movie is what I prefer.
     
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  15. Autobot Spike

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    I don’t know.... Bruticus got way better animation than Menasor:

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    -A.S.
     
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    As with everything else in G1, it all depends on which episode. The cars themselves are the arms here.

    However, it has always bothered me that that Breakdown and Wildrider were facing the wrong way. Even the G1 toy would have a knee bend if you faced the leg-cars forward.
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    Ah!!! I forgot that sometimes even Menasor got a decent frame or two.

    Thanks for the reminder!!

    -A.S.
     
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    As with others I expect Dragstrip's waist to act as the Bicep swivel. That said it is probably limited (no 360 full rotation). Something like MMC Bruticus' wrist rotation or several joints on FH's God Bomber where two halves come together at the joint then swivel. The question will be does FT do it at the better end of that spectrum or worst.
     
  19. Autobot Spike

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    what is 360 degree bicep swivel even good for? It always seems so crazy when people review figures and twist the limbs all the way around.... like, who is that for?

    -A.S.
     
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    I'm really hoping you can spin the lower leg around and have them on the front without showing the undersides. By the looks of it the entire lower leg slides forward and backwards anyway, why not a rotation to complete it?