FansToys FT-08 Grinder (Masterpiece Grimlock)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by wildfly, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. malware5

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    Glad you like him, the jury is still out on his proportions for me but his handling, playbility and fun factor is right up there with TT's MP-22 as one of the most fun figures ever. I love the FT stroke of genius in covering up the the leg kibble, simple but effective, Takara like.
     
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    It is awesome in person.
     
  3. mags2424

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    Just picked this guy up for a great price in a facebook group. I don't know, I think I may like this deco better than the G1.

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    He really needs to stop skipping leg day at the gym. Some lunges and squats would help to build those thighs up.
     
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    If you can, pick up the matching blue updated dino head too.
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    I got it. Still had it at toydojo. I will have to compare him to my FT-08 at home side by side to decide which deco I like better.

    Anyways they will be in different parts of my collection. FT-08G will be with my Fanshobby Prime and G2 Bee. Really need some G2 decepticons. Really hope Fanshobby goes through with their G2 tank megatron.
     
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    I got Grinder, Soar, and Sever on Christmas, and I love these guys! I don't think FT could have done better with them. Only issue between the three is that Soar's head doesn't sit quite right. Is that a widespread issue?
     
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    He's got a hinge swivel neck design that is kind of odd. It is the design feature, across the board, not really an individual issue.

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    Thanks! Just wanted to make sure nothing was wrong. Do you think that Fanstoys will reissue Scoria and Stomp?
     
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    Scoria, probably not
    Stomp, maybe in a year or so
     
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    YOu may want to shoot a PM to dalianjj, the FT rep. That way you'll know for sure.
     
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    Is there any way to secure Grinder's dinosaur head when in robot mode?

    Didn't see any tabs or slots for it, and the head just flops around even after tightening the screw. It seems like an oversight on an otherwise well-designed figure.
     
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    I don't believe there is. It's not cartoon accurate, but you can swivel the dino arms inwards and have them "hug" the head for a little bit of support.

    It helps if you have the G1 head. less mass to "hug"
     
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    Thank you for the reply. Tried the trick with the arms, but they are very loose and the hands keep popping off of them. So odd that an otherwise good design seems to have forgotten to secure the backpack-head.
     
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    Turning the head so the chin faces his back also helps.
     
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    Missed this question 1st time round but this is how the neck should sit in bot mode, if the actual neck is not sitting flat like this you have a problem.

    Now, if the copy you have got is the re-issue its highly likely that its because the bot/dino head assembly is miss-assembled, this happened on the X versions for certain and I'm 99% certain on the re-issue as well, the net result being the neck would not sit flush in bot mode. FT had to send replacement parts to all the retailers, and you might be able to get them from FT still. I got impatient though and popped out the pins holding it all together and fixed it myself.

    Edit, confirmed its on the re-issue too after going back to my posts in the soar thread. My pics are gone though sadly.

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    For mine, the black neck bracket sits flush but the head won't angle down and if I want him looking straight ahead, I have to lift the neck piece up. Should I force it? (I've been afraid to break it and have dealt with it for the last month.)

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    It's the exact same on mine.
     
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    The neck assembly looks OK there, so it must be something else. I'd say pull the head off and have a look if there is anything preventing it from angling down.
    Soars head is just on a ball peg so it should just pop right off.
     
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    Just got my Grinder and very impressed. First FanToys and won't be the last. Build quality if very high and as tight as anything I ever got from Hasbro or Tak.

    I ordered the G1 head, as well and swapped it but almost thinking to swap back as it's much nicer in person than in the pictures and just looks fierce with that trex angry brow thing going on. Love the curved teeth. G1 is very nice, too and of course far more toon accurate.

    Find myself wanting Stomp... though he appears sold out and considering Graviter as I like the longer neck a bit better...