FansToys FT-40 (Masterpiece Fortress Maximus)

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

  1. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Nope
     
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    Where can I find more details of that? Awesome!

    Looking at that, but knowing nothing about it, I'd guess if you wanted to buy that off the shelf you'd be looking at tens of thousands of dollars! The work put into that looks insane.

    This is absolutely possible - what's in question is is it possible for a price that makes its mass production and retail feasible!
     
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    I liked FT a lot and they've made a few of my favorite figures. But, they are definitely cranking their prices up to 11 and the articulation on their figures now feels a little dated for MP style bots. I will still buy something from them but I'm not really into combiners so they lost my attention for a while. What I REALLY want is their take on an MP Magnus. As for Fort Max, I just can't make space for a 4' figure even if the price was reasonable and the build was solid.
     
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    The last time FT did a really big non-combiner bot, didn't he have some problems like shite hips?
    [​IMG]

    Best hope this guy doesn't have that issue, or an unnecessary amount of diecast.
     
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    Yeah, when a figure gets to a certain size, the extra weight will probably work against it than help. Plus, the heavier they are, the tighter the ratchet joint needs to be to actually hold the weight. I was watching people move their Haslab Unicron and it just didn't look fun. That thing is almost 15 lbs, isn't it?
     
  6. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    He raised them afterwards. The last 30 people or so who PO ed paid the higher price.
     
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    I mean, I don't think a 4 foot city bot really even needs functional leg articulation. I think the goal for this should be to make something that can stand.
     
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    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Tbf that was technically a combiner they way they made it and its still the reason I'm not convinced FT can pull off a solid combiner. Because that wasn't solid. At all. To the hips, the backpack and the piss poor shoulder joints.

    I genuinely think this Fort Max will come in parts similar and it should have very basic leg articulation just for transformation, like the G1 toy otherwise ppl are gonna be wasting alot of money on something that will struggle to stand.

    Anyone that's held a Zeta combiner knows you don't need diecast for weight. Less is more.
     
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  10. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher When yer featherin' it, brother TFW2005 Supporter

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    The breakages that showed up a couple years on are the only concern I have from FT-20. Mine was stable on the shelf the entire time I owned it. If they have successfully learned from the breakages people started reporting later on, and their combiners will make use of better materials and engineering choices at the joints, their combiners will be fine.
     
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    Yes, he was a wobbly mess whose hips and knees couldn't remotely support his weight.
     
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    So how much is the robot mode stand going to cost . . .
     
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    ^Question: will this thing be cheaper than this:
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    Gym membership? If this thing is 100 lbs, we'll all be able to use it in a variety of weighted exercises.

    If you buy two like @Dpuff, most people can use both to do a body weight bench press.
     
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  19. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    If you accidentally poorly pose any other 3P/TT MP, and it falls over, it might break something off the toy, but it wouldn't end up killing you.

    If a 100 lb toy fell off of even a short pedestal onto you, that's not going to be great for anyone. This reminds me of the injuries that people used to see when kids would pull down 27" CRT TVs...
     
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    what if they sell this thing in parts? (legs, arms, chest) and then you have to put it all together?
     
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