Fanstoys FT-17 Hoodlum (Masterpiece Hot Rod)

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

  1. jesslynMMC

    jesslynMMC Well-Known Member

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    ive made a small 3d printed upgrade kit for hoodlum. it turns him into a partsformer, but improves the look, holds the torso together more solidly, and gives him an actual neck. there's also a small spacer so his face isn't as awkwardly recessed into his helmet. grab the print files here - https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4533877 :) 

    (my hoodlum is also wearing pezley's fantastic shoulder parts)

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  2. ChromeMagnus

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    Nice upgrade kit. Glad to see you posting btw.
     
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    Same sentiments here. Glad to see you back @jesslynMMC !
     
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  4. ChromeMagnus

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  5. RondoCalrissian

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    For any Hoodlum owners with paint issues, did FansToys send anyone any touch up paint?
     
  6. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Because we're not you....my copy of Hoodlum is near perfect. Don't judge others because you got turned off of the figure!
     
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    Someday he’ll get a 2.0 or Rodimus would redeem this blemish on their ‘near’ perfect track record.
     
  8. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

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    I did yes. But haven’t used it yet.
     
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    Fanstoys FT-17 Hoodlum (Masterpiece Hot Rod). I used it on my 3d printed shoulder upgrade parts and it's perfect.
     
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  10. porkchop123

    porkchop123 Well-Known Member

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    They did send it to me along with the hood protector.
     
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    They sent me touch-up paint which was clumpy & unusable. so I reached out to them again and they sent me a whole new hood piece! It was awesome.
     
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    i asked for the paint bottles as well as the foam protector i've seen here, but they sent me a replacement hood instead.....Kept that in storage and happy to scuff away at the original......:) 
     
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  13. ChromeMagnus

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    Last year after I got mine I emailed them pics of the paint chiping on the edge of the hood and ask them to send me a touch up paint kit which they did send and I received it.
     
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    So happy to be done with fanstoys...their products 9 times out of 10 are more trouble than theyre worth.
    Ive NEVER had to go through all the crap with other companies like i did with fanstoys.
    Seems to ALWAYS be SOMETHING HORRENDOUSLY WRONG with each and every single release since quakewave.
     
  15. RondoCalrissian

    RondoCalrissian Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! I saw your post a while back. I don't have Hoodlum myself but I need some touch-up paint for Sheridan. I wanted to see if Fanstoys actually did help out in providing touch-up paint for previous releases and Hoodlum was the first thing that popped in my head.

    How's the results?

    Did the paint work out?
     
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  16. porkchop123

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    Yes. I painted it using a microscope at work. it blended in perfectly.
     
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  17. ChromeMagnus

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    I haven't had the chance to apply it yet.
     
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    Sometimes you just get lemons. I have been fortunate because I enjoy their figures. The couple of times that I did have trouble, their customer service was great. I am not a fanboy by any means but their figures are great if you’re a display-type of collector.

    But then I also accept that most, if not all of these companies, will have some problems with production. My Hasbro Earthrise Grapple broke on the first transformation. Patience in this hobby is a must.
     
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  19. FD3S

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    That's too harsh IMO - while it certainly didn't turn out to be the 100% objectively superior replacement that so many hoped it would be (for a number of reasons), it's still a very viable alternative if you don't like some of the official's divisive design choices. There's nothing wrong with Hoodlum being a lateral move from the TT version, it just gives buyers more choice.
     
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  20. sifu74

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    This thing hit $250 on eBay yet? Ready to offload him:cool: