Fans Toys FT-32A-F (Masterpiece Devastator/Constructicons)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by deathsheadII, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. TakoTTX

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    Pretty much! Takara originally stated that the goal of the Masterpiece line was to draw on both the cartoon and toy designs for each character; but over time, they increasingly prioritized the cartoon aesthetics over all else - and FansToys et al. followed suit.

    (An interesting indicator of this development are the hands of official Masterpiece figures! They started out with relatively square proportions; but at a certain point - I want to say with MP-27 Ironhide? - TakTomy adopted the now more familiar rounded style.)

    I have to assume that part of the reason for this change is because it has proven both popular and lucrative; at the same time, I’m someone that preferred the original blend of cartoon and toy. (Less so because of a particular affection on my part for the original; and more because the drive for cartoon accuracy has lead to a decrease in figure detail and yet, paradoxically, an increase in engineering complexity and the use of faux parts.)

    To each their own, however! ^_^
     
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  2. Pinkmyfloyd

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    I think you are forgetting Cangtoys and others. Obviously those are not toon. You could consider those outliers, but that just proves my point about expanding
     
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    Exactly 1000%. Masterpiece is supposed to the DEFINITIVE version of what we sought so long ago. No compromises. Draw on ALL resources but mostly toy and toon and real life to fill in the details. It should be superior material, hardware, paint, design, engineering, and articulation to provide the best version in ALL modes.
     
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  4. Redferno97

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    Wright (Scavenger) looks great! Loving how these FT constructicons are turning out! I especially appreciate how the digger arm can be tucked away in combine mode to be more toon accurate! Can’t wait!
     
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  6. deathsheadII

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    I think the robot modes look too fat BUT that arm mode looks great! in for the set and xtbs too
     
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  8. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    Are you feeling hopefull there?
     
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    The front of the digger looks hideous but the rest of it looks great. Not followed this much but is the arm an add on piece? either way it looks cool and I'm glad I po'd the first one
     
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    Looks rushed
     
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    I still hate the purple used on this set
     
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  13. Redferno97

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    I didn’t catch it whilst watching live but the legs go inside the combined mode forearm, never seen a scavenger do that before!
     
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    I’m not feeling this Scavenger. Seems a downgrade from Toy World.
     
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    amazing
     
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    Yeah, I don't like that Scavenger very much in any mode.
    When can I pre-order?
     
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    At least those Constructicons are consistently ugly lmao what is this
     
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    I guess child birthing hips run in the contstructicon family. Also the backpack being visible from the front isn't great. The vehicle mode is pretty sloppy too. Damn. At least it has the greatest looking limb mode I've ever seen on a combiner toy
     
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  20. Futureye

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    It would seem to me that Fans Toys is trying to go with the Constructicons in a very cartoonish way. I mean the Scavenger’s tracks look more ”drawn” than real looking tracks. I kinda like what they are doing with this set. Although the colors could be more accurate. Maybe they will fix the colors for the final version.

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