Fanstoys FT-17 Hoodlum (Masterpiece Hot Rod)

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

  1. MV Steve

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    Yeah, those are the parts. I don’t have the files for any though, not sure if Pezley ever released them for the shoulders. The neck, in reading I saw two versions, one is multiple joints and allows for transformation, which I clicked the link and it's still there. I'd have to sign up to contact and buy, but later in the thread I saw multiple people say it broke for no real reason, so I'm unsure about that one. The other is what's pictured in the link you posted and parts forms if I remember, which is fine, but was more interested in transformable if the design is ok. I just figured to start here and see if anyone happens to have any and look elsewhere if not. Thanks for the suggestion though, I'll probably have to go that route if I can get the files.
     
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    I have a spare set of shoulder replacements....
     
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    I don't have the figure yet, but can someone explain exactly what was upgraded and possibly where to get them?
     
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    What I saw when reading through the thread, the shoulder joints were upgraded because the arms sit very high, so a double jointed mounted was designed to let the arms sit lower, retain their articulation, and still transform. The head is on a ball joint but barely moves other than left/right, so a neck with a double joint was designed to let the head raise up and look like an actual neck which gave all around range and could still transform. Another clip on neck was designed to also solve the head movement issues but it also looks accurate to the model, but parts forms. The only other mod I saw was KFC hands for MP-28 that need a double ended mushroom peg adapter to make fit.

    Getting these are a good question as it's been years since they were made. There are links back in the thread for the necks so contacting designers to see if they can be made or files shared are options.
     
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    Thanks guys, that's awesome. As far as the hands, there's a post here I just found that best explains how to use MP28 KFC hands. I don't think he ever made the more detailed explanation he mentioned.

    I just contacted @pezley to see if getting shoulder upgrades was still possible.

    Thanks! What does your chest piece do/ fix?
     
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    It hides the seem line.
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    Shout out to @nemesisconvoy ! After he mentioned he had a set of the shoulder parts, I contacted him and he hooked me up and quickly shipped them out! Thanks for helping me out:) 
     
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    I had the neck add-on years ago, but it was actually slightly too big to fit comfortably in alt mode; it never transformed quite properly with the add on, and eventually the add on broke. YMMV.
     
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    Super late to the party, but got a real good deal on Hoodlum from a local shop. No paint chipping showing. Honestly wasn’t gonna get this guy, but that square chest in the TT was killing me for a few years now. Then I saw this in store and impulse took right over. First impressions is it looks good. Second impression, the clips for the torso are not great at all, amd I guess the shoulders do sit high. I went with a toon style repro label, but I think I’m gonna change it to a toy style dry transfer. Even tho it’s clear backed the outline of the sticker is messing with my OCD. IMG_7793.jpeg
     
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    Someone needs to KO and oversize the SS86 mold and pretty it up a bit to fit in wth MPs.
     
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    Yes, exactly. That would be perfect. Also need a new Rodimus Prime. MP09 is fine, but they need to remove the Hot Rod gimmick and make it an all in one transformation, like XTB or TT Ultra Magnus. I'd like XTB to do Rodimus and include a human Rodimus and human Arcee with it.
     
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    Did the shoulder upgrades ever come back for this figure?
     
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    Here's a hot take: He doesn't need shoulder "upgrades"? Not unless you want to give him gorilla arms and display him with mainline figures.
     
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