FansToys FT-14 Forager (MP Kickback)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Jul 11, 2015.

  1. Orion2703

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    This, the insect face gets to a point where it feels like it should stop, but it's not fully flat against the top of the inner head.
    You can then push it past this, there is a soft click as it must go round a tab and the outer head then sits flush on the boy face.
     
  2. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Here is the insect head resting flush against the top of robot head "helmet" if you will. I have pressed really f'ing hard, and it is not going any further than this.

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  3. smkspy

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    Want this guy's to bad, but like others he's tied up with backdraft. Come on MMC, I need my only G1 insecticon that I had as a child.
     
  4. ph4zed

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    I got the bug face to go all the way up in his head-- no more gap. Thanks for the tips, guys.

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  5. Optimus Prime23

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    Whoa, what insignia is that?
     
  6. mcart

    mcart I'm not fat, it's Prime Armor

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    I think they're the raised ones from repro labels, if so, dang, gotta get some of those.
     
  7. deaculpa

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    ^looks like 3D repros. Last I checked you get a set free when you order something else.
     
  8. ph4zed

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    Yep, puffy repros. I think they're called raised 3D or something. They look uh-may-zing on bots where you want something shiny and attention-drawing without the excess bling that the full chrome insignias have.

    They're not cheap tho, and the 'spend $20 and get free puffy stickers' was over a while ago. I think they only do that when they're kind of testing something new, so they get feedback without cranky customers. Right now is the MP-Hot Rod sticker pack for one cent.
     
  9. Rev

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    Thanks. Will try this. I thought it was all the way back but I guess not.
     
  10. Optimus Prime23

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    Thanks, fellas. I might have to get some of those.
     
  11. Cracka J

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    just try angling the forehead of the helmet back a bit (with the back of the helmet still open) and see if you can get it to go that last bit of the way.
     
  12. CoRDS

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    well the right arm assembly just snapped clean off on my first transform back into bot mode :( 
     
  13. kollekxon

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    FT really needs to address these ongoing issues.
     
  14. CVprowl

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    Got mine in today. I haven't even opened the box. I'll wait till everyone else is in bed tonight before I try anything. Anxiety is not the feeling I am going for when buying plastic crack...
     
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    I just received my Forager (together with Stomp and Ratchet) and transformed him for the first time. Everything seems to work pretty well. One hip joint is a bit loose, but this seems to be all.
    However, the face cover for bug mode is stuck at the back of his helmet. Is there a trick on how to svivel it forward? I already tried to use pliers but, I couldn't get a hold on it and I do not want to scratch it trying harder.
     
  16. Orion2703

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    You an open the back of the head to get to it easier, it just splits down the middle.
     
  17. blueben

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    Same?

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  18. merphul

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    sigh... so paranoid from reading the board and first transformation barely put any pressure on the left shoulder ring when opening it and it just fell off. Didn't even feel it give, it just fell onto the floor...

    on the one hand the piece locks into place after swapping the bot/bug shoulders so you'd never know unless it's being transformed... on the other hand I haven't broken a TF on the first transformation since I was literally a kid in the 80's. I know I'm not the first and only one to suffer this, but it still totally sucks :(  (I still like the toy overall tho).
     
  19. CoRDS

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    Yep exact same spot and way
     
  20. CVprowl

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    I followed this advice from Cracker J and things went fine. :thumb  I added some molybdenum grease once I got them loosened as well. (I never did the full transformation to bug mode though. I stopped at taking the arms out and lubing the disk.)

    Those claps seem scary fragile. I'd at least like an extra set of the wing/disks, and like others have said, this seems like a obvious choice for using metal. :2c:  I do think FT should come through with metal wings for their peeps.

    I was also watching Paik4Life's video review of the transformation.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...052-fanstoys-ft-14-forager-video-reviews.html

    Thanks Paik!