FansToys FT-43 Dunerider (Masterpiece Beachcomber)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. MP Collector

    MP Collector Well-Known Member

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    I am very excited for this one. Fans Toys remains at the top of 3rd party rankings for me.
     
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  2. magnusprime2012

    magnusprime2012 Well-Known Member

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    Have to admit he looks good.....or as BC would say....\" Hey relax....were like all one with the universe \"
     
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  3. ichnach

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    I'm actually pretty excited for the FT minibots. If they can conquer that paint scraping bullshit they have had lately, the sculpts are all awesome. Really hope they can get us a bee and cliffjumper that don't have giant clown feet or 95% of a car hanging off their backs. No need for real world car look either. Make it look like the show since as a kid I didn't watch real cars transform, i watched whatever the hell the animators drew as a vehicle mode.
     
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  4. gibdozer

    gibdozer Love Gun

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    Yeah, this has put me off many FT figures. I've always seen them geared more towards display only collectors, but I'm open to them changing my mind.

    Well im a sucker for ab crunch but I don't care much for Beachcomber. I passed on XTBs so if they nail a smooth transformation this is a maybe
     
  5. toonbot

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    Beachcomber was only ever bright white in the sunbow chart.

    Look at g1 cartoon shots of him, he is light gray. Toy g1 he is gray.

    Please fix he is not bright white. Thank you.
     
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  6. whitewolfe313

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    I don’t mind the partforming hood if you can store pieces in bot mode. I wish it was more like X-transbots cosmos though. You can flip the white parts around for bot mode. Would have worked for this guy also.
     
  7. Vanessa

    Vanessa G1 Bonecrusher's #1 fangirl

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    This looks damn near perfect. So glad I held off buying the XTB version. Can't wait for this to drop, then my minibot collection will be complete.
     
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  8. deathsheadII

    deathsheadII Not a Bounty Hunter yes?

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    don't think i have seen you post for a loooong time !
     
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  9. THE-TRANSFORMER

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    Loving the progress of this one so much.

    I would love it if they could update the skirt to be similar to MP44, so that lifting one leg, doesn't lift the skirt for the other.

    As for the colour white, yeah it's off putting but he is white in the cartoon. The only issue is, in the cartoon, he generally has some kind of shadow passing across him that makes him look more grey at times. Not sure what the solution here is but I'm not sure FT will be able to keep everyone happy here. Maybe just make it an off-white?

    Should colour his shoulder panels in grey though.

    Overall a fantastic figure and I can't wait to add him to my collection.
     
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  10. tabtiurf

    tabtiurf Chimeracon

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    That white is too bright. Am I getting semile? My memory says beachcomber is bkue and grey
     
  11. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    The unified skirt is a bit of a downside. If it's possible to split it down the middle, that would be much better so moving one leg doesn't force the whole skirt up.
     
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    Agreed. The bright white is a bit much. Even the sunbow model appears to be a very very light gray as opposed to pure white. A slightly lighter gray than the XTB would probably work fine. Either way I am probably gonna end up getting this.
    Beachcomber Comparison G1.jpg
     
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  13. Vanessa

    Vanessa G1 Bonecrusher's #1 fangirl

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    I'm still about, just harder to spot ;) 
    Hope things are good with you.
     
  14. CookieMastah

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    I think the XTB version is better. The robot here is good, but the alt mode is just awful. So blocky. The XTB one is realistic and pretty at the same time.
     
  15. Starganderfish

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    FansToys bot mode is amazing but there Alt mode is a little too chibi for me. XTB alt mode looks great but their bot mode is disappointing. Fortunately I collect alt and bot mode so my XTB version will be in vehicle mode and I’ll pick this one up for Bot mode. It’s a win for everyone except my wallet.
     
  16. TylerB

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    I don't mind the white just as long as it's not pearlescent white like 10X and Maverick.
     
  17. whitewolfe313

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    Fans Toys looks. Ore solid, more toon accurate and better. Across is definitely second class!
     
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  18. Scowly Prowl

    Scowly Prowl Still calculating variables...

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    Both XTB and FT will match with the current G1 aesthetic - it's just a question of how tightly your collection adheres to a toon-only look. I think both will fit in.
     
  19. SaintsIconsNemesis

    SaintsIconsNemesis Toys are Subjective

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    he\'s closer to the toon, the colors are on par, I like my xtransbot but I might go in on this one as well.
     
  20. Prowl83

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    I personally lean more to the toy side of things more often than not. I have made specific efforts as of late to adjust my collection that way as well.
    I use toy alternate heads/faceplates where possible, go with toy or real world deco where possible and even go the extra mile with Toyhacks labels.
    One thing that drives me nuts is that fact that FT has went the now standard route of easily swappable face plates but can't offer one toy based face plate where applicable. Beachcomber and Brawn come to mind specifically as of late.