Fans Toys FT-55 Recorder (Masterpiece Blaster)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Scaleface, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. Acteon

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    Ooh, DPD confirms the tapes will arrive today between 1-2pm. Lovely, that's after-lunch activities sorted!
     
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    Mine come today too! Is anyone besides me getting the tapes to go with DS Blaster and has no desire to get the Fanstoys Blaster?
     
  3. Acteon

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    Well, they're here. Certainly a mixed bag...

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    Ramhorn is a real pain to transform, especially the rear legs. The finish is lovely, but it's not a great design honestly.

    Steeljaw has very gappy back legs, but much easier to work with.

    The Rewind/Eject mold is very solid, we know what we're getting here anyway.

    Overall, it's an interesting package. I like the finish and all the metal in them, they pose as much as you'd expect for tape-bots but I really don't think that FT's expertise lies in figures of this size. When you see what Newage can do at such a small scale, these guys feel amateurish in comparison. Hound is smaller than any of these guys and he's a solid, poseable little bot with an great alt mode.

    So yeah, glad to have them, they'll do for what they are, but not mind blowing by any standard.
     
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  4. King Nergil

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    Well, at least they look beautiful. Can't wait to get mine after experiencing Recorder yesterday.
     
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    4249david Click my avatar, you won't regret it...

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    Mine still haven't shipped, but they're coming Royal Mail, for free (because they shipped to me too early with Blaster and the MT Coneheads, as I was wanting it all together). But it seems getting it posted isn't as quick as getting it collected...
     
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    They'll display well together I think (not set mine up yet) - I hope you enjoy them, just watch a transformation video before tackling them. They come packaged as tapes, but the instructions show the transformations from bot > tape...

    Yeah, it can take Royal Mail a while to get themselves together. This was DPD, so pretty quick all in.

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    Here's a view from the top to show what I mean about gaps. They're not dissimilar to Ravage in that respect. You'll find an angle that works for photos.
     
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  7. divinecomedy

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    Yeah, when I heard a reviewer saying that FT couldn't do too much with these tapes because of the size, I too immediately thought of Newage. Sounds like I'll be skipping these tapes.
     
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    Thanks for the honest pics. I was getting a bit of FOMO because of the tapes but I think I'm good now.
     
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    Finally decided to keep this over DS !! it was a hard choice !! won't be buying the cassettes mmc all the way for them
     
  10. franpincho

    franpincho NOT a FT Only collector

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    Did FT simply forget to paint the chest on Rewind then?
     
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    It's weird, it looks fine in had, but the camera doesn't like it does it? This set is cursed :) 
     
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    Based on FT's original color promo pictures they did not "forget", it was the plan all along. I don't remember anyone noticing at the time (I could have missed it), but you can clearly see they are painted on Eject but not Rewind all along.

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    the 2 bumps make it impossible to have a perfect faction symbol. Waterslide with a good amount of microsol looks good from a distance

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    Extend the torso and another spot will reveal itself :D 
     
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    WyldeBill You will ride eternal. Shiny and chrome.

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    An snap I didn't notice haha thanks. Doesn't solve the bumpy tits but it's a nice thing
     
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    Naw, it's pretty cold wherever he is... I stuck mine over the top of his abs area to bypass the eraser nips. I'm not 100% sold, but I didn't really wanna go for the itty bitty insignia committee look :/
     
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    Ah I see. Thanks.
     
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    When is the gold chest replacement coming out ????
    I need that
     
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    Maybe they forgot the whole time:confused: