FansToys FT-16 Sovereign (Masterpiece Galvatron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by icemanff23, Nov 15, 2015.

  1. MajinSin

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    Mine's still packaged. Not opening it until I put the little one to bed.

    I know you're heavily into the accuracy of intended colours and I think in the best revised version he comes across more purple than blue in the movie.

    With that in mind, does he appear more purple in hand than the photos? I was hoping he was more or less that colour.
     
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    BBTS shipped mine out today. Better late than never. I almost canceled and went with TFS when I saw they had some in stock yesterday.
     
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    I've never seen him as blue in the film, although he definitely leans more towards it than in the series. As for the figure, under natural light it definitely looks purple with a hint of blue, rather than being an obvious metallic blue.

    This image is from the BD release with the black levels corrected. FT-16M doesn't look that blue in hand under office lighting, if that helps. To be honest there's no scene in the film where he's an exact match to FT-16M, but it's much closer than the original. It works as a season three Galvatron as well

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    The more I look at pictures, the more I just want to keep mine.
     
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    I can't wait for my movie accurate one to show up... I'm just concerned i won't be able to offload my barney version
     
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    Yeah the M version makes the old purple look silly
     
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    Cheers dude. I'll be able to see for myself in an hour or so. Eager!
     
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    You might have to wait a couple of months.
     
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    What is with black levels? I have the BD. What is wrong with it?
     
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    Transformed mine last night, and I was pleasantly surprised by the experience. It wasn't that difficult and nothing was totally stuck. The hardest part was moving the knee ratchets.

    The alt mode though...not great based on the complexity of the transformation. It's odd that it takes that much work to transform him into a brick that's vaguely the right shape.

    Not a big deal, I'll transform him back to bot mode and that's how he'll spend the rest of his time with me.
     
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    Anyone want to post pictures of the new version in alt mode? Thanks in advance!
     
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    Just paid for Sovereign from my Pile of Loot. Now waiting for BBTS to ship it. I was like you in contemplating canceling it from BBTS and going with TFS yesterday.
     
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    Absolutely stunning in hand.....

    City Commanders side by side:

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    Now time to fix his thighs.
     
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    He looks great in hand. The odd thing is how the finish changes so much under different lights. Under my living room light, he doesnt look that different a colour to my blue custom, but under my bedroom light (where I took these pictures) he looks a lot more purple.

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    I was thinking of painting my custom one the marvel colours once this one arrived, but I've decided to keep him as is. One for the movie shelf and one for the S3/headmasters shelf. Now I just have to decide which goes where.

    Can someone who has this and the og please confirm their faces are the same colour? This one looks a bit greyer to me than the og one, which was completely white. Maybe I'm going crazy.
     
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    There's no true black in the image. It's a common problem with Japanese films on DVD and Blu-ray. Arrow's Lady Snowblood films were affected and Shout also released a number of discs with the problem, including Roadhouse if memory serves. If you can adjust your player to output limited RGB it restores the image to the correct levels.

    The review I wrote for the BD used to have before and after comparison caps, but unfortunately they're not available since DVDActive shut down...
     
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    Hold up.!? Did you just say...
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    I instantly think of that whenever I hear that the word.
     
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    Received mine today. I like it more than the original, but I have two issues: a shoulder screw cover was in the box loose, I put it back and it looks like it is holding up, and when I move one arm up and down it also disconnects the entire shoulder and the torso piece under it, the other arm is fine. I’m wondering if something is not tabbed properly...
     
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