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Fanstoys FT-17 Hoodlum (Masterpiece Hot Rod)

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

  1. ChromeMagnus

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    Tell me about it. My last item from them was ordered on 12/1. It didn't arrive until 12/26.
     
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    Only in my wildest dreams could I imagine having 1000 extra bucks each month. Holy moly.
     
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    Depends on priorities. I know folks who would easily spend a couple of hundred on a weekend of drinking and going out, going to football games or the like. Others spend hundred or more in a week on lunches and coffees etc during the work week.
    Manage extraneous hobbies or expenses and it’s amazing how much spare play money some can find. May also just be a case of higher earning power of course.
     
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    Tfs express just posted on FaceBook that it will be released next week!
     
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    I can’t wait to see the boxart for this.
     
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    In 3.......2........1..........

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    So since a comment of mine was deleted and part of it was topical. I'll repost the relevant part.

    So, what differences do you think we will see in the final release compared to the prototype.

    Like Hydra's metallic paint or Quietus's painted nosecone.
     
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    Has this really been happening since 2015?
    I know this was on the back burner for a while, and I'm still keen to get it, but jeez, how time flies. Seems like just yesterday we were all like 'wow, going head to head against an existing official Takara Masterpiece. When does that happen?' It's kind of amazing I have the attention span for this hobby, much less the money.
     
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    So conflicted on this one. I feel zero actual need for a new Hot Rod, and the photos of car mode make me wince, but it's almost always such a joy to experience the solidity and finish of a new FT figure, even when the transformation's a drag, as it often is lately.

    I'd be there in a heartbeat for an FT Rodimus Prime, mind you.
     
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    Hard to believe eh? I think FT Skyfire took longer to come into fruition. This is why I don't get all caught up in the timetable. There's ALWAYS some new releases that gets my attention. It's not like 6-10 years ago when Takara was the only MP creator in the game and we had to literally wait years for new MPs. There was very little that grabbed my attention at the time that I almost dropped out of the hobby. Even went into collecting CHUG cause I was so bored due to the infrequent MP releases (Luckily was able to sell off my entire CHUG collection).

    I'm still waiting for FT Trailbreaker - I know the current alternatives out there but I'm not going to settle. Patience will be rewarded.
     
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    Get it, the worst, you don't want to keep it and probably be able to sell it for value or more.
     
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    Is BSF doing the box art? :p 
     
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    looking forward to getting this in the bot display and moving the mp hot rod into the alt mode display area. balance will be restored
     
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    So ShowZ got back to me on when they’ll be getting this in, and it’s looking like it’s also next week like all the other retailers.
     
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    I'm curious to see if a reputable Ebay seller will have Hoodlum for less than $81 shipped.
     
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    Exactly the same plan.

    Really hoping there aren’t any more last minute delays and this can get to retailers and out on shipping before CNY. I order from China so I need it to be on its way to me before the Feb madness starts. The warehouse just turns useless through CNY and for a week or two after so if it not ready to ship at least a week before Feb then sh!t gets messy. Needs to drop in the next two weeks really.
     
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    One day bid probably will.
     
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    I can wait for the reviews of this guy to flood the youtube. I really should preorder....

    How do you guys feel about the final design? The neck hinge-thing really stands out to me (the fact that the red plastic peeks out underneath the gray paint just kills the cohesiveness), but I otherwise I really dig it.
     
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    I wish he came with his visor and saw blade from the movie but oh well
     
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