FansToys FT-28 Hydra (Masterpiece Six Shot)

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

  1. warhide

    warhide Deceptcreeps Smasher

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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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  2. 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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  3. 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.
     
  4. FattyMoBookyBut

    FattyMoBookyBut Well-Known Member

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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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  5. Tryptlock

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    Normally, a frankly boneheaded move like requiring the big wing pieces to tab into the clear plastic cockpit, risking breakage, would be a dealbreaker for me. However, I've always felt that gun mode was the weakest of all Sixshot modes and have come up with a sixth mode of my own to replace it in every Sixshot figure I've bought. I'll usually transform a Sixshot rendition to gun mode once just to see it, but I can live without doing that this time. I'm still down for Hydra. I'm thinking I'll have a bottle of shock oil ready for some parts when I start transforming, though.
     
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  6. divinecomedy

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    XTB tied with FT? XTB's better figures are simple creations. But the fact that both companies utilize transparent plastics for "critical" parts does lend credence to ......
    Keith == dalianjj.

    All 3P roads in China flow through Keith ......
     
  7. Weezie

    Weezie COVID SUCKS TFW2005 Supporter

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    Is anyone else interested in a Greatshot remould? I asked dalianjj if there is a chance of one happening. If there's enough interest, maybe they'll consider it. I don't really follow the Japanese continuity much, but I love Greatshot's design.
     
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  8. borgified

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    I will actually go for this as well.

    Hmm.. And I think that we should also get one for @Maz (if he does wishes for one). :D 
     
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  9. GAUGE

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    and....

    A few months from now an All-Metallic Version will be announced Dubbed: "Hydra-X" just like Phoenix-X.

    Just you watch.
     
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  10. Maz

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    Haha very kind of you to think of me, but I'm not going down that road any longer :) 

    All the best
    Maz
     
  11. GAUGE

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    I'm holding out for the eventual All-Metallic version, since that seems to be the road FT is going now.
     
  12. lordcryotek

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    He's already metallic, why would they do that?
     
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  13. warhide

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    now we need a Greatshot remold! Star Saber is really solitary at my shelf!!!! Bring it on FT!!!!
     
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  14. GAUGE

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    Nope only parts of him are. It's the same as what happened with Phoenix. The fact the white on the figure isn't painted and is just a bland white. I'm sure they'll go back and make it a more pearl color like on Phoenix.
     
  15. Orion2703

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    It's not more carbots is it, I've seen your tantalising deals before ;) 
     
  16. tony77tony77

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    I don't think he will get the "X" metallic treatment....the only reason why the Dinos and Phoenix got the "X" because they are mostly unpainted. I could be wrong tho.
     
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  17. GR1ML0CK

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    Lmao no I rebought those and more. Planet X and mmc stuff now
     
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    This has way more metallic paint than Skyfire. The metallic paint on that one's legs look out of place w the rest of the figure.
     
  19. dalianjj

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    No x version of ft28.
     
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