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

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

  1. Orbitalchaos

    Orbitalchaos Abnormal Space God

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    This is kinda exciting. This will be my first 3p combiner. so far I only have Wildrider and I know it’ll be a pain to get the rest especially Motormaster and Deadend but I’m willing to accept the challenge
     
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  2. Doom Slayer

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    I received my Spoiler, Magnum and Roadking. Spoiler had an interesting defect: the small panel which holds his head was mounted on backwards. I managed to get the pin out and rectify the situation, but this was the first time I ever had to do 'surgery' on a figure of mine. My girlfriend had to laugh when she saw the tools on my desk I had used :D  Also, the sliding panels on Magnum where way too tight. I had to loosen the screws a bit to make them moveable. Roadking had no issues, other than that the transformation itself was quite a challenge :D  But I'm happy with all three of them.
     
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    Robotoybase has Roadking and Spoiler still for sale, last time I checked. Maybe look for them there?
     
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  4. Orbitalchaos

    Orbitalchaos Abnormal Space God

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    Cost, the alternatives are cheaper and easier to obtain. I think everyone would go fans toys if the could
     
  5. 6Trash9

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    nah some people hate FT
     
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  6. ThatGuyCalledBlaster

    ThatGuyCalledBlaster Under Maintenance [-0%-]

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    For me at least, purpose. Getting XTB's set mainly for combined mode while i'm doubling up on FT's for both bot and then flipping between combined and alt modes.

    And me too, i'm dying in the desert here waiting for the oasis that is more Fans Toys news, haha.
     
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  7. malware5

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    Could be said for DX-9 but not so much for XTB, you include that trailer of theirs the only advantage of getting them becomes non-existent.
     
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    It's like a dad trying to discipline his kids.
     
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    For someone who doesn't know. Where are his feet untabbed? What would be the damaging result? And how can I avoid it?
     
  11. Mr H

    Mr H Old bot from Iacon...

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    Oof, must've missed that post. What's the issue with Smokey's feet?
     
  12. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    A question about roadking.

    I have been thinking a lot about getting this figure, but something that worries me a lot are the upper tabs that hold the backpack in place, as I have seen many reviews where these tabs are broken or very stressed.

    So I wanted to ask about your current experience with these tabs. Not sure why such part is not made of die cast to hold together such a big part as the backpack.

    These are the parts that I mean:

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  14. TylerB

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    They're fine
     
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    I personally have seen absolutely no example where those tabs have broken. My copy's tabs are as strong as ever even after a considerable amount of just fiddling around with them.

    You absolutely can't go wrong with Roadking.
     
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    That tab is supposed to go inside that opening. Screenshot_20210220-212417_Chrome.jpg
     
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    That's news to me. And I've transformed mine several times and have no issues what so ever.

    And they just hold the backpack lightly. They're not under much stress at all.
     
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    my only issue I have is when I move him the backpack wants to slide out but most of it is tabbed in at the sides with the littles clips
     
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    Also the backpack weighs, like, nothing, so the tabs don't need to support weight. They'll be fine!
     
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  20. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Y'know, I've been hearing a lot of complaints about how Smokey doesn't have a double-jointed elbow, and how that shouldn't be acceptable for an MP in 2021. More is always better, sure, but I can live with 90 degrees. You know what's really unacceptable? Those shoulders, where the hinge for spreading his arms out wide is on the torso-side of the rotation joint. Who cares if his arm can move over 90 degrees laterally if he can't raise his arm and then spread it?
     
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