FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

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

  1. 6Trash9

    6Trash9 Hi

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    mine has a big stress mark on the pin in his knee and a few paint chips, I still dont see another Bee I like over it unless FansToys made a good one
     
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    Oh even better!!!
     
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  3. 6Trash9

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    Got Galvatron (Sovereign) and he is stuck in customs, joked saying Thomas would arrive before him and I just found out Thomas shipped and that is an extremely likely scenario now
     
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    Yeah, I think we're in the minority that really like Bee 2.0. He's great but it is fragile too, I have 2 and one foot snapped off in transformation, it was my fault but it didn't take a ton of pressure

    Ooh, the metallic waterlsides look great on him!
     
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    Bee 2.0 has it's ups and downs, I don't think it feels that fragile, I actually like to mess with him, but it feels really flimsy and wobbly and while he looks great from the front, even moving it sideways you can really see that eyesore of kibble. MP-21 is still better. I'm not in the mood for a Bee 3.0, but I wouldn't mind seeing how Fans Toys handles him

    Likewise with Hound, he looks phenomenal and unlike Bee 2.0 kibble is no issue, but you can just feel how fragile he is. I rarely play with it and I'm straight up afraid to transform it
     
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    Thanks for the early review Paik!
     
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    Can someone please post a link to the metallic decals logos?
     
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    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    Mine doesn't have the off knee ratchets issue so I'm extremely relieved, I guess that speaks to my OCD.
    Also, I haven't transformed it yet but the gun does seem to have shuttle mode storage as the tab on the gun fits well with the peg hole along the side of the shuttle on either side. Another huge relief for someone who wants total part integration in all modes.

    Only actual criticism for bot mode is that he doesn't have room behind his shoulders to allow them to swing back. My photo pretty much shows the most natural neutral pose I can get thus far.

    Aside from that, he's pretty badass and quite a bruiser as i was hoping. Lots of presence and quite good looking from all angles as the back doesn't bother me one bit.
     
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    that transformation actually looks pretty good
     
  12. astrotrain1975

    astrotrain1975 FT-44 Thomas is my precious.

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    Nice pic. Now that I've secured one, I need these pictures to get me through the wait.
     
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    What are the chances any of the stores will have regular stock of Thomas anytime soon? Or am i going to have to wait a few years until a re-issue comes out?
     
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    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    Thanks dude!
    Here's some more then. :D 
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    I bet Astrotrain's tinder profile says "You better jettison some weight or we'll never make it... to cybertron"
     
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    Didn't this guy come with a screaming face? Can anyone post pictures with him having that on?
     
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    Image from Brandt Barry from FT Masterpiece FB page.

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    Someone stubbed his toe!
     
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    I still don't get why transformers have teeth :D 

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  20. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    Excellent as always, thank you Paik. :thumb  Think the transformation bot-to-train seems intuitive enough I could remember it after a single viewing of that (especially now you've red flagged where the shredding occurred for you, and that the peg in the rear section may need a little filing down. Minor issues that can make a big difference to the overall first-time transformation experience.)

    Didn't realise the train wheels actually worked either or that the chrome pieces moved in tandem. Amazing how good he looks in all three modes. I think train is also my favourite simply because of the extra detailing (and they went the extra mile with little extras like the clear yellow windows for the cab when they could easily have left those out)

    But shuttle mode's still spot on and I honestly dont think there is a "weak link" in the trio as is so often the case with triple changer toys (i.e: Springer's car mode, nearly every time :D )

    Hope you caught the debate in the end, or "Interruptions: The Movie" as I'm calling it. :rolleyes: 

    Thanks for getting this out there against the clock and answering the call! :) 
     
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