FansToys FT-40 (Masterpiece Fortress Maximus)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by corduroy, Oct 26, 2019.

  1. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Nonsensically Sensational! And Vice Versa!

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    Except that the Cerebros is a stand-alone character, on top of being a Headmaster within a Headmaster. Plus, we buy combiners in pieces too.

    I think it’s a pretty smart move, if you only want a representation of that character on your shelf but have no room/funds for the body, then you’re done. Imagine all the gripes if FT actually released Fort Max and the only way to get Cerebros is to buy the entire 4 ft. robot.
     
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    Best buddy, transform into HOV lane passenger seat mode!
     
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    Hello, Hannibal is available at toy dojo, for those looking
     
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    Quick someone do a photoshop of the “My Buddy” commercial and replace him with fort max!
     
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  5. Fortynickel

    Fortynickel Nonsensically Sensational! And Vice Versa!

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    Great minds think alike! Digibash done by @Cheebs.

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    I still have this song stuck in my head, so now you guys can too

     
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    Dpuff My turkey tastes better than yours

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    And just because
     
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  8. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    Shelf esteem just lost an "h".
     
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    Zentropy Toys > Fiction

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    Yeah, by "stand-alone" I meant that it had an independent alt mode. I never buy combiners for the gestalt-- I just like the individual bots. I was sincere when I said I was glad I wasn't interested in this one, because I wouldn't want to spend so much of my toy budget on it. I didn't have FM as a kid and had given up on the cartoon by the time he appeared as a character in the fiction, so I have no attachment.

    No hate intended towards this one-- Fanstoys makes fantastic figures, and I'm sure this one will be stellar. I'm just feeling for you guys who have such an expense ahead of you. When you gotta have it, you gotta have it. Fortunately, I don't need this one.
     
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    I've been thinking about it since Hannibal pre-orders went up and you might be right, he might never get made. I mean, the logistics behind it are insane. The head might have more engineering, but it's tiny compared to every other body part. An arm alone is about 4 heads long plus another for a hand. The price will be astronomical. But the trickiest part is definitely the materials. At 4 feet, he can't just be constructed like your typical Fans Toys figure. He would need insane joints that are reinforced by heavy duty materials that you will probably have to actually use a tool to help move. And there can't be much room for QC when a QC issues isn't "a joint broke" but instead "it killed my dog when it fell over."

    So I hope this thing happens for the spectacle, but if it does I'm thinking it will be 5k minimum and take a very, very long time.
     
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    The body will cost only 200 bucks.

    FT will send out a file and everyone will need a 3D printer to make the body into reality. No 3D Printer? Oh boy, today's your lucky day since Zeta has a solution for you.

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    You only need to worry if he starts sounding like Brad Dourif
     
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    I've used this reference a lot but with good reason. Lewin prime is currently the tallest mass produced transformer. It's 28" tall and is very, very stable. The joints are top notch and holds a pose indefinitely. Weighs around 19 pounds. Shipped all in one box. And only cost around $300. Yeah 28 is not 45 but let's be realistic. The price and weight won't be as exaggerated as yall think. It won't replace your car or your refrigerator or your wife(we're still a few years from that but there's hope)
     
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    I don't know for sure but you have to take Fans Toys pricing into consideration and exponential weight and material. But we will see. This is also not an upscale of a pre-existing thing. That head alone costs close to that Prime you're talking about.
     
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    Hooooo.. price tag is kind of hefty. Not surprised the POs are sold out though. Hope TCP gets some more pre-orders. Hoping I can snag one of these guys.
     
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    You’re a smart fella, but this may be a bozo take… FT prices are 100% real, I got a feeling this body is gonna be around $1200.
     
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    If it came out next year for example my guess would be $1000. Just like the original I don't believe it will have a ton of moving parts or be very complex in its build or transformation. That prime has a lot of die-cast btw

     
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    Question..if he will be twice as tall why would he weigh 10x as much at 100lb and not weigh 2x as much at 20 lbs
     
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    I think you'll need to run some SQL on the data in order to arrive at a good answer !!!
     
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  20. DarthTater69

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    He's not only twice as tall but twice as wide I think so it becomes 20^2

    I'm not the best at math so don't quote me on that