FansToys FT-30A-E Ethereaon (Masterpiece Superion/Aerialbots)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Nov 13, 2017.

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Will Fans Toys Superion be stable?

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  2. No

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  1. XBurner071

    XBurner071 Burn Baby Burn!

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    Excited for the reissue of Maverick and Iceman because i only have Goose.
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    That was 2019 and i got Goose for PHP5900(104USD). I checked the prices for the reissue and DAMN! I can accept it but men I wish I got Maverick and Iceman back then(Iceman was 104USD and Maverick was 139USD). Well here's hoping that FT doesn't drop the ball on the combined mode stability.
     
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  2. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    The whole body is kibble, I hardly doubt that the combiner shell fails at doing its only job
     
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  3. crdavismusic

    crdavismusic Vectron Labs-Only Collector

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    True, I just hope the extra parts and such needed to make a flight stand doesn't compromise the main job it has. That would be such a failure. To delay the project for so long and build in a second mode only to jeapordize the stability of the combiner...

    ...man if it just falls over it will be hilarious :D 
     
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  4. Soundwave3k

    Soundwave3k TFW2005 Supporter

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    For three-fiddy!
     
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  5. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Board Certified Fans Trollar

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    There's nothing that can not be fixed ... with another 400 bucks!!!

    In fact, with inflation and other things that simpletons just don't understand, a 180 dollars worth of parts will only get you KFC level quality!!
     
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  6. Dpuff

    Dpuff Fanstoys made me do it

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    Some of us seem to be taking this way more personally than others.
     
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  7. mark4flair

    mark4flair Well-Known Member

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    I've been wrestling with this for the last few days now and I don't think I can justify the cost of the next 2 bots....

    With that being said, PM me if there is any US interest in the first 3 FT Aerialbots.
     
  8. DrCalligari

    DrCalligari Does it come in purple?

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    YOU TAKE THAT BACK!!!1!1
     
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  9. DrCalligari

    DrCalligari Does it come in purple?

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    I'll trade ya for a Fanshobby Bossman & Huntsman
     
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  10. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Interim Head Warehouse Spelunker

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    You know who took his Aerialbots personal? @Christiano.

    He wasn’t wrong though, the Zeta Superion is a great alternative to the FT one if you are on a budget and no patience. Everybody wins!!

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  11. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes FansToys Historian/Scholar

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    You know who does not lack common sense? @Christiano.

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    Although I find his love/hate relationship with Locke a bit strange.
     
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  12. Dpuff

    Dpuff Fanstoys made me do it

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    @Christiano

    Did it work? Thought we were doin a Beetlejuice thing to bring him back. A lifetime ban from a toy forum does seem a bit silly.

    Totally agree that zeta is a great looking combiner. Still getting rid of mine for ft. But looks great.
     
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  13. Opticaloptics

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    Hmm to go down this rabbit hole or be happy with zeta. Decisions decisions.
     
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  15. mark4flair

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    I have the zeta set in combined mode and it's perfect. I just can't get over the 600$ price to finish the FT set for bots.

    I know, I'm a quitter :thumbdown ....
     
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    I'd like to get the FT set but the price for all 5 in today's money is a non starter. I'm still being paid in 2019 money.
     
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  17. crdavismusic

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    It depends on what's most important to you. And, how you plan to display them.

    Combined mode? We know Zeta is solid and is great in combined mode. FT might be too, but without seeing a painted prototype we don't even know if it'll look good (but it probably will). Solidity is anyone's guess with FT.

    Robot mode? FT blows Zeta out of the water.

    Alt mode? Depends on what you like, but either seem to be good options.

    Really it depends on your sensibilities, and even more significantly, your budget, since it's a huge difference between the two sets there.
     
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  18. Subotnik

    Subotnik Please Stand By.

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    One of the main things I didn’t like about the Zeta set, and one of the reasons I sold it, is that the limb bots are basically duplicates of each other with identical engineering. It’s a good way to keep the costs down and it stays in the spirit of the original toy, but combined with the cheap build quality and fairly unrefined bot modes it just didn’t tick as many boxes for me as the FT set does. The FT limbs do share some engineering, but it’s nowhere near as egregious as Zeta.

    Zeta’s Superion looks fantastic though. It’s well worth the money.
     
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  19. Marcelo Antunes

    Marcelo Antunes FansToys Historian/Scholar

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    The Zeta Superion combined mode is so good that so many people feel the need to reiterate that “fact” in the FT Superion thread, and of I didn’t know that “most” are doing that because they either:
    - would never buy the FT set anyway
    - don’t like FT prices
    - just wish to justify themselves for having the Zeta set and not buying the FT set
    - Just want to be “sympathetic” to those above

    Even I would believe it!
     
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  20. Ratchet2007

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    What about those that are keeping Zeta and still buying FT for bots because we think Zeta is better combined?
     
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