FansToys FT-39 Jabber (Masterpiece Blurr)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by dalianjj, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. merphul

    merphul Well-Known Member

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    Finally cracked open my Jabber and then spent a couple hours catching up on this forum.

    A defense and a suggestion:
    1) I do agree that going with a contrast color that "pops" a bit more wasn't a bad idea. The original color scheme of pastel blue and a mid blue does look somewhat washed out to me. Would say big part of this is inherent to Blurr's actual color scheme, whereas the other 1986 Autobots have very nice color contrasts.

    2) I assume that the design studio uses a lot of very white florescent lighting with spots for doing detail work. In that environment the notably purplish cast of the dark blue would be less... notable. It's not like FT thinks that annoying consumers is an intentional strategy they should go with. Perhaps @dalianjj and team can please look at colors in multiple lighting setups to make sure that the colors still look as intended in softer/medium lit environments.
     
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    Only one left at BBTS
     
  3. songrobin

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    Got a bit of modding on this guy done including some KFC hands (for Hot Rod). I don't usually photoshop my pics, but I thought a little BLUR was appropriate in this case. Have a blessed week everyone!

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  4. f0cus

    f0cus You can call me Sir

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    Ok, so the right arm / shoulder on my Jabber is very loose so I opened him up to tighten the screw there. Now putting him back together I can’t get the neck tabbed in for love nor money! It went in fine he first time. Also the back doesn’t seem to close up how I remembered it going before either... I’ll take some pics to demonstrate if I can’t sort it soon...
     
  5. ichnach

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    Worked before, you did "something", now it doesn't work. Its clearly the fault of FT.....

    All joking aside, take it back apart and see if something shifted inside during reassembly.
     
  6. f0cus

    f0cus You can call me Sir

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    hmm, actually I think it is tabbed in. It's so loose that it doesn't really feel connected. I assumed there was a "next" level of clickage but there isn't, just a very gentle "bump". So all good.
     
  7. junkbot

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    Wow! Very impressive and I’m sure it was no easy task considering you have very limited room to work with.
     
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  8. ChromeMagnus

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    3P fully articulated hands for 3P MPs is much needed. It is greatly underserved market.
     
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  9. junkbot

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    Indeed. I am just not a fan of the KFC ones. I bought them and was going to fill that gap at the wrist with plastic resin and then drill a hole in it to match the stock ones for Hot Rod but, I decided against it. I am just not a fan of the fingers. My own personal opinion. I'll just keep the stock.
     
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  10. xcorpeo

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    The ball joints and lack of pinned hinges make for very fiddly KFC hands. Now on the other hand (hehe) if Fans Toys made such hands (with pinned hinges!), it would be fabulous. The Stunticon hands are so fun to mess with.
     
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    Yup. They are fiddly and they look kinda odd iMHO since they are all about the same length. Matter of preference. :rolleyes: :D 
     
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    OK, any suggestions welcome. The crest on the top of my Jabber has developed a crack - probably due to pressure applied from either transforming him or pushing the head down to try to get it to lock in robot mode.
    The crack isn't all the way through, and I'm reluctant to try to open it up in order to get any glue in there because I'm pretty sure it will snap off. But it definitely need something.

    I've also emailed FT support for a new ankle pin, as it turns out it was missing one for the left foot.
     
  13. xcorpeo

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    Just transformed Jabber to bot and alt mode again today. Nothing broke so far (only slight stress mark on right calf panel pin that hasn't grown since day 1) and transformation still makes me sweat a little. And this is bearing in mind I'm really OK with Koot's transformation. Anyway I can't deny both modes are really satisfying. The elbows are really loose on mine but I realise the trick is to use the tighter lower joint of the double elbow.

    Also put the Targetmasters together for a quick photo.
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  14. Sylent

    Sylent Making Cybertron great again

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    That's a great pic! What structure is that in the background?
     
  15. xcorpeo

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    Thanks for the compliment! The backdrop is made up of the mechanical chain base, originally from Kotobukiya. but there's plenty of the KO versions around and for much cheaper. It's the same base that Bens Collectibles and Vangelus use for their video reviews.
     
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    What are your thoughts on FT Hoodlum?
     
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    XXLMagnus King of Kings

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    Is it still not safe to transform this guy?? I’m awfully tempted, but feel I’ll prolly ruin the holidays worse than the latest Star Wars movie ... :) 
     
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    People have figured out ways to do it. Some of it includes clipping some tabs, though I don't think it's required. I haven't looked into it, and I'm still waiting (though not at all expecting) to see if they ever make a whole new setup for that hinge.

    Some day I'll transform mine, regardless. It just feels wrong not to do that with a toy where that's what it's meant for. But can't really be bothered at the moment.

    ...and you may want to wait until after New Years. Just in case... ;) 
     
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  19. xcorpeo

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    I don't have Hoodlum (didn't see a need to get him). It's the Takara version in my pic. :) 
     
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  20. Destructimis Prime

    Destructimis Prime We have Landed

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    I received Jabber for Christmas this morning. Love him. Transformation wasn’t too bad. I definitely needed to shave some plastic to get it to snap together. One side wouldn’t go so I may try again soon. I’m away from home visiting family but I’ll post some more pictures when I’m home. F8BB1B89-53C6-452C-A52F-6521A187AB39.jpeg 4814B320-81EE-4FFC-BE9D-1B1C69D9C130.jpeg
     
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