Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Nov 13, 2017.
Well, if you're willing to pay $300, here is one:
Fanstoys FT-30A Maverick
I agree with some of the more recent comments about Superion & Menasor's combiner engineering. It would appear that Superion is much less involved as far as the arms go. The chief concerns would be how much die cast is going into Fireflight & Slingshot and how to have super strong shoulder joints to allow good articulation while weight-bearing. After all, both arm bots completely form each arm itself. And from pics I seen so far, it looks like Ethereaon will have a lot of similarities with Zeta's version: pants for the legs to attach to, hollowed out chest & shoulder assembly allowing Maverick to fold up into a square block to fit inside - just like Silver Arrow does. And standard add on fists and feet for all 4 limb bots.
Marauder on the other hand is a bit more involved. The cars that form the arms bolt onto those inner existing arms. Then there'll need to be a shell torso & pants piece allowing Roadking to fold up into the box, super strong and articulate shoulder joints to carry the weight of each car + the grey inner arm sections with fists on each end.
but unlike Ethereaon, the pants don't end at the knees. They keep on going all the way to the purple feet with those 2 big chunky rectangular grey blocks to allow the 2 leg cars to attach to. Gotta feeling Mensaor is much more of a nightmare for them at the moment over Superion. Even if the air-bots are only 3 out of 5 where the car-bots are 4 out of 5.
Just my 2 cents worth team.
If I look at the ratchets/pins used in CT's Predacons, I wouldn't be surprised if they used that. They are VERY tight and hard to move, which makes me think that it can hold a pose decently well. I hope FT makes a suit to connect them all to, unless they want to go with something fancy.
Menasor is, no pun intended, a menace I think.
that looks fantastic
The cang ratchets were impressive. Zeta's Unicron has the best joints ever.
I believe you on your word, as I don't own any Zeta combiners
I think there has to be a middle ground. There’s just no physical way MMC could have made their individual bots scale in combined mode to the standard Zeta have set without additional parts. And there’s no way Zeta / FT / DX9 or XTB could make their combiners scale down to the standard bot size with the combined scale they have and all the additional volume they are made of. It’s just physically impossible.
I still like the idea of what DX9 did with the bug transformation but it’s not for me. I mean I personally don’t find it necessary. It’s my view on the base mode thing that XTB had as well. And watching it develop it did seem as though the base mode was what caused delays and issues. I am hoping that FT are simply struggling with the weight of the figure and that it’s not something to do with making the trailer turn into more than it really needs to.
You know G1 Scorpy had some pretty heavy duty ratchets as well. Believe me. I took two of them apart for the custom I made. That was what? 30 years ago?
Sorry, I tried! I bought Zeta Aerialbots, and FT announced preorders for their silly Fortress Maximus instead. Ah well.
Just got Iceman yesterday , this guy is fantastic. I love transforming this guy. I heard Goose is even better?
IMO, Goose is easier to transform. But I like all three of them equally in terms of bot and jet modes.
I think Goose is amazing and great, and Iceman is only so-so. If you think the same as me then you'll love Goose!
told myself I wouldn’t get the aerial boys because I already have the zeta crew …. Now I want goose
Is it known how much of this will be skeleton and if any of the figures will combine without extra parts?
I'm guessing it will be similar to Menasor, but really have no idea.
Ah. Conversely, I found Iceman sufficiently disappointing (especially as Air Raid was my favourite of the G1 toys back in the 80s) and got bored with the delay, and so I went and got Zeta. They're surprisingly okay! None is as good as Goose, but I think they're perfectly acceptable, especially given they're older and a fraction of the price of Fanstoys.
You could just get Goose and then stop?
My guess is that it’ll be very similar to Zeta’s. Could of course be entirely wrong. I don’t think we have any definitive information.
Looking around for images of FT Slingshot or Fireflight. Seems like there are none yet?
Hasn't it been a long time since the last release? I hope to see something soon.
I do have the Zeta combined, but I am looking forward to having these FT bots displayed as a group in bot mode.
How does the Zeta one combine?
Silverbolt fits in the back of the torso and then hands and feet attach to the bot arms/legs.
Limb bots are pretty much the full limb then.
Is this what is known as a "Pants-former"?
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