FansToys FT-28 Hydra (Masterpiece Six Shot)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by CliffjumperUK, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. Stangatron

    Stangatron Well-Known Member

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    Really had to drop this comment like that? Just because someone reviews a figure and you don't agree with their thoughts doesn't give them shitty credibility. Don't like his review, well leave it at that. No one is really forcing you to watch them.
     
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  2. Stuffy

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    What are the odds that we will get a toy colored version with the greenish chest? Thinking of passing until they show that version as I already have Hanzo in the cartoon color. Might just have to get all of them :p 
     
  3. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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  4. Orion2703

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    Nooooooooooo, Kappa just confirmed they won't have their till after Christmas. Goddammint now what do I put under the tree.

    Knee jerk impulse buy reaction inbound methinks.
     
  5. DrCalligari

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    Incorrect actually, as a BSF fan I can confirm that there is a core group of us that go around and force others to watch his videos. In this case I was responsible for MINDVVIPE watching BSF's video this morning.
     
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  6. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    Well well well, I’ve got stuff for sale:D 
     
  7. MINDVVIPE

    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    Uh, I choose who I find credible and who I don't. That decision is ALWAYS mine, and sharing my opinion is what you do on forums. If your a bsf groupie or some virtue signaling lemming, that's not my problem.
    If I do a review and break the toy on screen, I'm not going to give the figure a "strong recommend" despite how much I like other aspects of the figure. If you have lower standards, that really isn't my fault.
    No shit no one is forcing us to watch the videos. No one is forcing you to be butthurt about opinions on the videos we watch either. Chill out and stop attacking other forum members.
     
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  8. ZEGR

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    I think he recommended it coz he realized that the breakage was his own fuck up...He didnt extend the wing pieces properly before folding them to tab on the transcluscent piece so they didnt have the proper clearance to sit in place..and of course he tried to force them on there instead of pulling them up first
     
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  9. mags2424

    mags2424 TT and 3P MP Advocate

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    This.
     
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  10. DrCalligari

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    I think all the points you make are fair. I really dig BSF but, yeah, the dude can be ham handed during transformations. That said, clipping into translucent plastic is a bad move and in both cases mentioned painted regular plastic would have been a better option.

    As for the "Fall of Fanstoys" I can't say. I do like to occasionally flip my bots and when I do their's are never the ones I reach for. I don't think any of their releases are good for that. I do agree that XTB have greatly stepped up their game with several releases this year though.

    Edit: accidentally quoted some other posters by accident.
     
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  11. MINDVVIPE

    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    No one is saying he's a womanizing midget hater.
    I am criticisizing toy review credibility based on a toy review video he voluntarily made.
    If he didnt extend the wings correctly, that's even more a legitimate way to criticize him as he made a mistake and broke the figure for it. If you don't research, take your time, etc. and then break the toy, he is doing a poor job at his reviews. He can give a strong recommend all he wants, his opinion just doesn't matter to me. There are many more reviewers who do a better job.
     
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  12. mags2424

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    I don't disagree with these points. But his credibility as a reviewer isn't tarnished because he sucks at transforming. He has said in many of his reviews he is not good at it and seems to me treats his collection more like statues anyway which a lot of collectors do. I think you can recommend something on looks and shelf presence even if you mess up part of the transformation.
     
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  13. MINDVVIPE

    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    Well everyone decides who is credible or not for themselves. For me, he is not. My opinion on this doesnt have to affect anyone else, so I don't really see the problem here.
     
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    Of course everyone is entitled to their opinion and I understand where you are coming from. I don't go to BSF for his review on the transformation. I just like his style of review, humor, and what his preferences are when it comes to figures (paint, looks, shelf presence). If I need help transforming I'll got to Paik or Emgo. For me transformations are like a necessary gimmick (which I usually skip when watching reviews), it could be the worst transformation but look perfect in both modes and I would think it deserves a recommend. I am more of a they are statues collector with the occasional transform since I usually don't have the time to really fiddle with them.
     
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    Is it weird that having had no interest in a sixshot that this figure makes me want to get the gcreation one?

    As to BSF's reviews, he is harsh with his toys. A fact he admits to. A lot of the figures he has problems transformation wise others don't. So for him to break a toy and still recommend it, I do not think he is being disengenious. I bet everyone who watches his review and buys the figure are going to be really careful with it now though. Also he is not a collector who constantly flips his transformers back and forth.
    Another fact he is up front about.

    His opinion is still worth listentening to even if you don't agree with him. It still helps inform your purchase. I find his reviews very useful. So many reviews have such milk toast opinions, because they are afraid of offending their viewers/sponsors. He outright refuses sponsors btw.

    I would say a large part of why I don't get Fans Toys figures is because of BSF. He may recommend or even strongly recommend a figure, but he always gives you the negatives.
     
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  16. Soundwave2

    Soundwave2 Excitement! My Style!!!

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    That’s honestly the only thing stopping me right now. I’m fairly confident we’ll get that color by this time, next year. But I’m just here to enjoy the photos. Surely, more will get posted as more and more people get theirs.
     
  17. warhide

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    Mine arrived today, gorgeous as it should be. No knee looseness, all pretty solid as expected for that kind of soft ratchet joint. Colors are great, plastic quality is top notch as usual, what a presence indeed!!!
    Sadly his ankle is really limited, reminds me Lupus, but its not a dealbreaker at all. Now this boy is HUGE, I mean, I need to display him with the folded wings otherwise it's a no go ahaha. He´s bigger than my FT Phoenix with legs collapsed hahahahaha.
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  18. Chrisola

    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    He literally stepped through every mode one after the other, in detail, and showed \ talked about each part. He gave clear demonstrations of articulation and pointed out where it was \ wasn't painted, and where the die-cast was. Then he even broke a bit by accident. He showed you all the accessories.

    Job done - a fairly comprehensive overview of the toy as a whole. Take the evidence you see \ hear and use it to inform your own decision to buy or not.

    Who really cares if he then recommended it or not? Make up your own mind based on what you've seen from the video, his verdict should essentially be irrelevant to you, other than to post some negatives up about him as a reviewer \ person.

    And credibility? Unless he's got a special 'just for Bobby' version of the toy which is much better than the production version that everyone else will...again - should be irrelevant. Just like if you don't like Paik or Emgo - they clearly explain and transform stuff accurately, which is the point of their videos (much more so than BSF).

    Hell, Woafta is my favorite reviewer and i can't understand a word he says...but he gives a great overview of the toy which is the key thing here....you're buying the toy, not the reviewers opinion of it.
     
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  19. CigarJackal

    CigarJackal Cy-gar smoking beast warrior

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    I can only speak for my collection and my personal sensibilities:

    FT toys that I like to flip back and forth:
    Sever (really fun to transform)
    Grinder
    Stomp
    Quake Wave
    Dracula


    FT toys that I don't like to transform (not terrible, just not fun):
    Cesium
    Soar
    Willis
    Lupus

    FT toys that I refuse to transform:
    Spotter

    That is it for my FT collection.
     
  20. FattyMoBookyBut

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    Did you watch the video? BSF starts off his video saying he's going through the transformation for the first time since there are rumblings of issues on on the boards/forums.

    I'll give him slack for breaking the window, but daaamn, you could see the pressure it was under while he was tabbing it in. That's a no-go, back-it-up 10 steps, retrace your steps for me. But I'm not reviewing for YouTube, so it's quite different.
     
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