Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by eVac Z, Mar 16, 2019.
Thanks. That’s great info.
Seriously, why don't you start your own thread instead of using FT's thread? I'm here for the FT Thomas discussion, not for your DIY project.
Can we stay on the topic please?
Just ask this guy to upscale his Siege Astrotrain one - Thomas the Tank face, for Siege/Earthrise Astrotra by ALPHAMAGNUS on Shapeways -
Why you need a 3D print one while you can find tons of Thomas the tank from any toy shop? Just rip one off, and it's probably cheaper.
Most Thomas toys are pretty small. One big enough for how big this figure is likely to be, wouldn't be cheap.
It's not April 1st yet.
I don't think anybody means it in a "gimme" sense, or like you should feel obligated. But on the other hand, when it's a digital file, it costs nothing to share it (except that people will bug you for support when they can't figure something out,) so for me personally, I'll share my digital files if I don't have any plans to monetize them (which I usually don't) and if anybody asks for them (which reminds me, I think somebody asked for one of mine, I said I'd do it, but I forgot to ever upload it). But I'm not exactly the most prolific designer - most of what I've done is wrist adapters for a couple of mp figures. Someday I'll have a larger project finished but I'm actually thinking of monetizing that one.
If you change your mind, though, myminifactory lets you sell files for 3d printing. They take 10% of the sale price which seems pretty fair to me. Not sure if you'd get a takedown but I've seen several "fanart" figures and Hasbro seems to mostly be concerned with preventing transforming figures.
You have faith in humanity?!
I do have faith that they'll make me lose faith in them. Pretty consistent that part.
I sell files through Cults when I decide to do it, I just haven't felt like doing it for a while. It isn't about monetizing my designs, it's just my philosophy that folks should learn the skills to make their own stuff. Everyone starts out learning how to 3D print by using files from other designers, that's a given; but they should only do that as a stepping stone to eventually making their own things. Otherwise, what's the point of owning a printer if you're just going to continue relying on other people or companies to create what you want the way you want it (and being disappointed or upset when they don't)? =)
I do. Humanity is capable of terrible things and many of us are easily duped (and I'd argue that all of us are more vulnerable to deception than we think we are) but most want to do the right thing. We just tend not to be terribly smart about what the right thing is sometimes. I know I'm stepping on your joke but I never miss an opportunity to argue for the goodness of humanity.
I'm glad you wrote this. High five.
I would actually be more hyped had I actually put down a preorder for it, but I still think this guy is kinda overpriced, ......
Oh well, not having a toy is not the end of the world.
I'm rooting for you, pal. Hopefully you can find one soon!
Let’s get the discussion back onto Fans Toys Thomas and not the reviewers. From now on, refrain from discussing the reviewers. It just throws things off course and whether you like them or not, discussing them is just broadening their reach and indirectly advertising them. Talk about the toys, not the reviewer.
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Okay then. I don't like it when they design Transformers with short upper legs. How's that?
Well, that's almost always the rule and not the exception with transformers.
The fact that he's called Thomas was what really caught my attention. Surprised he wasn't named after one of the bullying troublesome engines.
The mascot sellers on ebay (mascotzone, mascot_home, wolvesbabies) have this guy for pre-order, but marked up the price by 58%.
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