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

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

  1. Curium

    Curium Well-Known Member

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    The Truth is out there.
     
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  2. Jersey_Steel

    Jersey_Steel Realist

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    I get it. I'm not hateful, but disappointed. I really hope this whole thing comes together nice in combined mode.
     
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  3. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy Board Certified Fans Trollar

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    I think the combined mode will be solid, not spectacular, but people will be awed regardless because it's FT's first full combiner!!!

    Menasor's trailer though will be amazing because contained within it will be the friendships and snarks we made along the way!!
     
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  4. Hoffman

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    Anybody have any tricks for getting his arms back out of his torso?
     
  5. Dpuff

    Dpuff Fanstoys made me do it

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    Did you try a BFH?
     
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  6. luckyman76

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    If you watch the video you notice that you have to pull out the arms on a slider that is kept in by a snaplike feature. Then you can rotate. Also have to do the same function to create clearance.
     
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    Yo if they’re gonna change the colors of the original three their first order of business should be to get rid of that orange bullshit on Silverbolt and make it yellow like it’s supposed to be (and is on the box art). Even Zeta figured that out in their second go around.
     
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  9. Roadbuster25

    Roadbuster25 Well-Known Member

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    How many years did it take FT to produce this figure? I agree you end up expecting a little more. Any particular design and engineering that you suspect slowed down the production?
     
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    If they didn't lighten the weight (I have not seen how Viper compares to the other limbs) I don't believe anything about Fireflight was the cause of delay. I think they just full stopped until they finished the combiner parts.
     
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  11. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Nice! I always remove the green QC stickers, they add nothing to the figure tbh
     
  12. whitewolfe313

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    i had same problem. I had to pry with southern to get side panel to slide forward. The piece is very snug when arms are put away. Once I got one the other is easy because you can grip the other arm from inside the chest for leverage. I may use a bit of silicone lube and see if that helps. Watch a transformation vid on YouTube.
     
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    I see nothing that would be a reason why it took so long. It's a very basic figure.
     
  14. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    Yeah they should do that!
     
  15. Hoffman

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    What I actually ended up doing was popping off those little screw covers on his shoulders (they have a perfect tab for prying them out) and loosening the screw.

    Once the screw was a bit looser they moved without issue. The screws were just way too tight on mine.
     
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  16. Swindle77

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    a little off topic but I would love to see Fanstoys take on the seekers . Starscream thundercracker skywarp ..
    Never cared too much for the cone-heads
     
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  17. iphdtd

    iphdtd The Wolfman's Brother

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    it more sounds like a speech filler for him, similar to “umm” or “like” that people insert into their speech randomly. It’s like he just says it out of habit most of the time but it doesn’t make sense in the context of what he’s saying in most cases.
     
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    No
     
  19. Redferno97

    Redferno97 I can stop collecting whenever I want...

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    I’d love to see what FT would do with the Seekers, it’s an easy moneymaker too, you only need one mold and you can release 3 variants with room for Rainmakers too (or 7 billion if you’re Maketoys) plus 3 retools into the cone heads, you’re talking 6 maybe 9 figures with minimal R&D between the initial investment, I bet FT are already considering it seeing how they’re dipping into the season 1 main cast more recently.
     
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    I've intentionally left my Starscream slot open in my collection in the hopes that FT can make a better Seeker. My DS is Thundercracker and my MP3.0 is Skywarp, both have their issues. It'll most likely go into the FM line.