Fansproject MADLAW / Master V (Quickswitch)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. Faxie

    Faxie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah same here. I had the G1 and really liked it, but for some reason Madlaw just doesn't tick my boxes enough. Even for 40 bucks...
     
  2. Roufuss

    Roufuss Shots

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    I wonder, is TFSource taking a loss dropping all these FP products to $40, or is the 3P mark-up truly that outrageous? I imagine at the worst, they are selling this stuff for cost, but I can't imagine TFS keeps marking this stuff so low that they take a loss every single weekend.

    I also can't believe that at $63 off, the figure still doesn't sell out. I think that surprises me more than anything, at $40 they still can't get complete sellouts. I assumed you mark any half way decent 3P figure for 63% off and it would fly out the door.
     
  3. jamarmiller

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    my kid only wants cartoon appearing guys, so I bought ( two ) of the Sixknights version and that is the only reason I dont buy this version. I figure even if the new titans return Quickswitch is a good toy , its still not going to be a unique mold ( as I will be buying sixshot for my kids ) so FP Sixknight was priced less than the takara one and is an unique mold to boot.

    Still great toy, seriously in awe of it
     
  4. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Why is it such a surprise? If a product wasn't attractive to someone, a price drop doesn't change it; especially when is no where near that "hot item" time period anymore. This isn't 2012. Too much stuff is dropping and consumers have to be more conscious even when choosing products they actually really want, let alone stuff they don't. Spoil of riches.
     
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  5. Sigmalock

    Sigmalock Decepticon

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    Like a few people here, I recently got mine at a discount, and I'm pretty happy with it for the most part.

    Just a couple of modes need some tweaking - mostly to accommodate both sets of handguns simultaneously.

    Thanks heaps primalxconvoy, for your "fan configurations" of the various modes, which accomplish this; I got some great ideas off them!

    Inspired by your first jet "fan mode" attempt, I found the solution to the stress problem: don't rotate the torso, instead leave it in 'robot-mode' configuration - including leaving the shoulders as is. Then configure pretty much everything else as per your initial effort.

    As well as there being no stress on the shoulders, other benefits I've found are that you can leave the drill bits folded up on his back (I think they look a bit odd, sticking out of the back of the jet mode), and it also enables the small handguns to be attached to the torso (as in animal mode).

    While I liked your positioning of these guns (in the robot-mode fists), the benefit of this configuration - whether the gun-barrels are telescoped or not - is that they work perfectly as 'landing gear'; positioned as they are in exactly the right place so that the jet will balance (on a flat surface)!

    See pics below.

    I don't think I'll ever use the stock configuration for the jet-mode again!

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  6. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    That's a nice fan mode. I'm going to try that one myself. Seriously, more people should give this toy more love. The original colours got a ribbing in the video reviews I watched at YouTube, but I can't see why these colours are bad. They are certainly not any worse than G2 and are just as "strange" as Apeface, Darkwing Skullcruncher, etc. It's just a great toy and more than worth it for 40 dollars.
     
  7. Dirge121

    Dirge121 I'll be your end of days

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    I debated it at $40, but at the end of the day I really don't care about Quickswitch or even know anything about the character. I wouldn't be surprised if they bought they still don't sell out at this price. Its just a very mediocre looking figure, the kind that had it been released under the official banner probably would have been shit on mercilessly.
     
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  8. primalxconvoy

    primalxconvoy グーグル 翻訳は素晴らしいです!

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    If this was official, I'd love it. The joints are tight, the transformation not overly complex and it's an obscure character, which is something I like, as usually Hasbro won't make an official version of (even though, possibly as a repaint, they will).

    This character is meant to be related to Sixshot (his "son"), for those that don't know him.

    Personally, I'd love to see this rereleased, in black, as a Headmaster. The area that series his regular head could easily accommodate a mini figure and the regular , both G1 and this, looks like the boxy Headmaster style heads, sure to coming out aground the same time probably.
     
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  9. jamarmiller

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    i remember back in the day all the plans we had with him being Sixshots son and all. We played with that idea for many many play times
     
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    I found a great unofficial beastmode. A thicker handle on the large gun would have made this the perfect official mode.
     

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  11. das_hermit

    das_hermit Decepticons forever!

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    Sorry for the necro-bump.

    I just picked up this guy in Hong Kong - he's been a minor item on my list for a while now. If there's anyone out there who's still enough of a fan of the figure that they can be be bothered answering, I have a question or two...

    1) I've just finished reading through the thread, and it seems like he has issues with the ratchet joint for the drill. How hard is this to fix, and does anyone have instructions/a link thereof re. how to do so? It sounds pretty straightforward, but I'm a bit new to modding figures so the more info the better.

    2) It really looks like his weaker alt-modes can be improved a lot with a bit of fan-mode tweaking. What do people recommend re. unofficial configurations? The pseudo-jet mode above looks much better than the 'official' sort-of-boat mode.

    Cheers all. :) 
     
  12. xcorpeo

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    I agree on the fan mode jet, I think I'll be using that from now on.

    I can't really say I've had a problem with the drill ratchet, thought it does feel weird.

    Anyway, some love for this figure below :D 
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  13. cj37a

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    This mold is kind of fabulous.
     
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  14. wwoptimusprime

    wwoptimusprime Till all are one

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    Same problem. :( 
     
  15. Pessimus Prime

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    I just received mine today from BBTS. For the $40.00, I think he's a great rendition of this little-loved character. Certainly I feel safe in saying we're unlikely to get another 3P stab at Quickswitch anytime soon, if at all. My collecting is very much driven by my childhood collection, and I always enjoyed my old Quickswitch. He was just so...goofy. I'd feel remorse if I lost the opportunity to pick this up. But the other thing that having him makes me reflect on is Fansproject and the early days of 3P.

    Fansproject made nice stuff. Goofiness of the alt modes aside (which is at least faithful to the original :p ), this is a good figure. The materials feel nice (I've always been partial to whatever plastic it is FP uses), the engineering is good, and the deco is well done. The exposed ball joints on his feet seem a little amateurish but, that and his high stylization aside, he fits in pretty well along MP/CHUGsterpiece figures well. I remember when FP was king of 3P Mountain. What happened to them? The whole hobby passed them by almost overnight, it seems. It's a bit of a shame. The closest thing we have to an FP now, in terms of anticipation of and excitement for releases, is probably FT or XTB, maybe IF. It would be interesting to do a "What If" and see what things might look like had FP stayed relevant.

    Anyway, I'm glad to have him, and to fill that particular void on my shelf. I'm even more glad I didn't buy him when he came out for $100. NOT a $100 figure, by any means. But $40 is quite reasonable; you can pay almost that much for a lot of Legends 3P's now. More people should open their hearts and shelves to characters that didn't get much attention in the 'toon, etc.
     
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  16. King Diamocon

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    I agree, he's a fun figure despite his flaws. If anyone is going to pick him up now is the time, $40 is less than a leader class figure these days lol. The same goes for the whole Function X line, they're really affordable right now and once they're gone that's it.
     
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