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

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

  1. OstOgBajer

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    Gotta have the thrust!
     
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    For those that enjoy it can have my share. I can’t stand the pelvic thrust.
     
  3. primatives

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    FT no doubt makes great figures but one thing to me is their head sculpts are a bit off sometimes. Dragstrip was one of my most favorite characters growing up but to me that headsculpt is off. We've had 3 versions from 3 different companies and to me no had has been able to nail it.

    MMC made great headsculpts for Swindle and Brawl.

    imo if the headscuplt looked like this would be great! :)  If only I could make my own headsculpts :p 

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    Wait really? I think that's the best part of FT, their head sculpts.
     
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    Haha guess we're all different! Good for u I guess! Definitely not dissing FT just in this case its off for me. I have their beachcomber and warpath and that is fantastic!
     
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    Luckily we're all different :) 
     
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    If you're looking for perfect cartoon accuracy, which it seems like you are, Fan Toys is not the way to go. Fans Toys makes idealized versions of G1 characters in toy form. Takara would be the way to go for you, but I don't think they're making Stunticons any time soon. This set is the best out there right now, I really wish I'd gone in on it when I had the chance.
     
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    Well so does Takara actually. Their MP Sunstreaker is not a 1:1 representation of the cartoon. I think FT makes toys that are really close to the cartoon.
     
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    Takara's more recent trend is to go for as close to a 1:1 to the cartoon as possible, especially with their BW line. It's not 100%, but it's closer than Fans Toys. Fans Toy definitely goes for a "G1 cartoon, but mature" style if that makes any sense. Like if the cartoon grew up.
     
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    FT also builds their bots with "heroic" proportions. Big chest, no gut, exaggerated long
    legs. It's definitely a stylazation, albeit subtle.
     
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    I PO'd at tfsafari. No word from them yet either unfortunately.
     
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    I think this guy will take longer then 6 month to complete.
    6 month was the release between each stunticon, i believe.
    This one they need to work on Dead end himself and the trailer that turns into Menasor.
    I also believe that it will be released later this year.
    I need this menace to fight the other menace outside called covid. ;) 

    Really?
    I will try it in hot water, not boiling.
    I'm afraid boiling water will ruin it.
    Or have you done it in boiling water?
    If so, picture please?

    I think FT makes great headsculpts.
    FT and takara makes the best headsculpts imo.
    True fact is that Smokey's head is a bit longer then the cartoon. I can live with that.
    No neck on this guy is something that bothers me more.
    But still agreat figure.
    I still need to transform him.
     
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    There is a Dutch site which I sometimes use, but they really upped the prices I think. Plus a lot is sold out, especially FT.
     
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    The skeleton does NOT need to turn into a trailer.
     
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    Only two I know of are gerrutcamaro and tf robots. Ordered a few times through tf robots, they are good people but it's generally cheaper to import from China. I got most of my stunticons from tfsafari and they came through for me so each time so I'm not worried in the slightest, just takes a bit longer.
     
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    Yes, those are the one I know of, and TF Robots I used in the past as well. And I don't mind the waiting that much anyway, it is not that I need my figures immediately. Do you have experience with Gerrutcamaro?
     
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    I knew there was something off about FT's facesculpt but I couldn't quite put a finger on it, his chin protrudes out his helmet but it isn't quite as exaggerated as FT's interpretation of the character. It's still a fantastic figure. Anyway took out all the Stunticons and did some reassessment, placed them all together and was just drooling, what a sight, can't wait for Bandit, if he's as good as the others, this will be FT's finest work to date.

    Yesterday I transformed all of them into alt mode and back and boy.......Spoiler, this guy's transformation is pure dogshit. I don't know what in hell's name possessed me to praise it and liken it to a TT transformation? I think it was because I had just received MP-44, which was a huge disappointment for me outside of it's unrivaled looks and articulation. Spoiler is such a poorly toleranced, low margin for error and unforgiving transformation, wow, what a soulless and joyless experience. Easily my least favourite of the four. Number one is Road King, of course because he's RoadKing, it is irrefutable, I'd rate Drag Strip and Wildrider evenly (very fun transformations these two guys have) and Breakdown the bottom of the pile.

    Yeah, that's what I remember as well, approximately 6 months between each release. I probably think he'll be announced/revealed around April or May, after the Chinese new year and will be released in November or December. But nothing better than hearing it from the horse's mouth.
     
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    @dalianjj when can we get some updated info on Bandit? Is he expected Q3, Q4?

    When will the colours of Marauder be shown? Will the bicep covers match the bot colours?
     
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    Love the toon accurate placement of the shoulder badge . Does it not show up when transformed in car mode ?
     
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    Has anyone done a coloring of a photo of Bandit? I'd love to see something like that to tide us over.
     
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