FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by eVac Z, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. Powerglide70053

    Powerglide70053 Well-Known Member

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    Unless anyone has a secret Maketoys Ramjet, Dirge will have to do. I'm sure he was there at the coronation

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  2. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    Looks so much like his toon self in that shot! (though I MUCH prefer the wings to be grey rather than all light purple.)


    @Powerglide does the yellow in the middle of his forehead have a slight fleck to it or is it just flat paint?
     
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    Trailbreaker77 Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    A few more bot pics here, everything transformed and tabbed in right. I really like this one, it looks great in all modes, is solid as can be, and transforms easy enough.
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    My only gripes are:
    the guns color matches the hands and forarms, I would have preferred purple to break up all the gray.

    Some pieces fell off easily and could potentially get lost if gone unnoticed.

    The train mode is a lil hard to get lined up and tabbed in to place nice and solid.

    Some of the kibble could have been tweaked a little better with just an extra swivel or something like that.

    NO AB CRUNCH WTF! Haha kidding, I'm fine without it.
     

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    CETERUS PRIME Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics ! How’s the leg alignment on yours ? Oh, and show us your collection !!!
     
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    PurpleAndBlackSmokeStacks Well-Known Member

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    I am over Fanstoys and this kind of crap.

    They release small amounts of figures to inflate the hype, create a false demand/desperation, and to hold on the the Fanstoys air of exclusivity. They foster this kind of stuff, they encourage it, more and more as each release goes on. It is sick and insulting.

    This hobby should not be stressful or cost you $250+ for a Masterpiece-sized figure.
    I will gladly never buy their stuff again and let all the other folks out there be pawns for FT. Sorry, but enough is enough. Of you keep, if we keep buying their figures and supporting this way of doing business it will only get worse and we will be supporting a company that openly messes with you/us, openly tries to screw you.

    Do you think they don't have more Thomas made and sitting in the warehouse? Do you think they couldn't have made more figures, enough to meet the demand? They limit the amount they dole out to the peasants that worship them to keep themselves in a place of power.

    Enough is enough. This is insulting and sick, and I will not support this kind of stuff.
     
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  8. Powerglide70053

    Powerglide70053 Well-Known Member

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    The yellow is ever so slightly raised (like less than a mm..but does make the difference giving it feel of depth)
    sorry tried taking photo of it but can't get it show what I mean
     
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    Powerglide70053 Well-Known Member

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    Also yea Im with ya on the grey wings
     
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  10. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    My fave pic of him in bot mode to date. Wow. HOW do you get a better Astrotrain??? :buttrock Good luck, TT!

    Where is he going in that amazing glass cabinet of yours behind him?? :bowdown: 

    Two quick questions on the paint apps, mozo:

    1) Do you think his chest plate misses the white trim the protoype had at teh top, but which is now left unpainted grey?
    2) Does the yellow on his forehead have some shimmer to it or is it just plain yellow paint?
     
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    Nice placement of the Decepticon insignia's on the wings. I think that's a better placement for them.
     
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    Has anyone had a shipping notice from TFS Express yet? Thought they were shipping UK orders from yesterday
     
  13. Chris Parvin

    Chris Parvin Loved Armada as a kid, Love G1 as an adult!

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    still nothing for me yet...
     
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    Mine was from TFS Express and came this morning.. They emailed ystday
     
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    Nothing for me either
     
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    Still waiting on my shipping notice. Website says order is Awaiting Dispatch still.
     
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    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    Mine came today!

    Along with a KFC Junkion and KFC Octane.

    That's my habit fed for a couple of weeks :eek: 
     
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    They are still going. FB update says Wednesday should conclude the shipping process
     
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    I had a shipping notice from TFS Express on Sunday and a parcel today! Here are a few pictures of today's post.

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    Pleasingly, he can do this:

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    However, there are the legs. An early picture suggested that the legs were a mess. People claimed that they were mistransformed and then a second picture showed them looking better. In the following picture, the left leg is as in the "mistransformed" early photo and the right is as in the "corrected" version.

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    However, they are in exactly the same transformed state! It's just the camera angle revealing or hiding the "mess".
     
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  20. OmegaTaco Supreme

    OmegaTaco Supreme Evil will always triumph, because good is dumb

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    They only produce 5000 units a run. It's been like that for a while now. They used to only do 2500 units a run.
     
  21. PowderedToastMansButtocks

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    And now they're actually sold, pure madness! :eek: