FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

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

  1. inturnmike

    inturnmike Well-Known Member

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    I did too! Completely a surprise to me! I had thought that I preordered from TCP....but then a few weeks ago found out I did not. I did not think about having one with another company, so I have been panicking and regretting the past few weeks. Glad to have received the email though!
     
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    Tried to get him in the movie shelf, getting a bit tight in there!

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    Put all them bots in his Shuttle mode. Problem solved ! :D 
     
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  4. Madgame

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    Just watched Paik's vid. Was really hoping FT engineered the ability for the head to look down. The streak of figs without it continues.
     
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  5. Rich33

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    Hope you get the chest fixed, because a couple of issues aside, he is an amazingly well done figure.
     
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    Got my Thomas in today from Toy Dojo and stickered him up with some Reprolabels! Went with the white background stickers because he's such a dull matte grey color that I wanted the Decepticon symbols to really stand out!
     

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    I find it to be unacceptable really, fanstoys really need to pull there fingers out, yeah for a hunk or a roadking i think it's acceptable but those that don't have those box issues it's not good enough
     
  8. Rich33

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    Certainly not qc or assembly issues.
    The knee ratchets are for me an annoyance, due to some form of design/mold creation flaw but nothing more. They may well have amended during the run.
    The chest screws caused paik to have a breakage, but arent a major issue at all on my copy (i posted a page or so ago how i transform this section), so may well be a bit of a case of your mileage may vary, with a heavy dose of forewarned is forearmed.
     
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  9. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    It's good these issues are red-flagged even if they're not deal-breakers (or MP-47 plastic:eek: ) as others can take the necessary caution to avoid the risks of breakage.

    Other than that, par for the course really.

    As with Takara, ultimately these are the kind of issues a second run is all about.
     
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    Hi guys, did we find out where the small die-cast parts came from in Thomas that fall out...? Sorry don't have a pic as at work but they have been mentioned earlier in the thread but can't seem to find them atm?
     
  11. Momobots

    Momobots Eat my smoke!!

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    Had a quick look back, the silver bit comes from detailing from top of the train/butt flap, purple bits from wing assembly. Mine didn't come off (yet)

    Parts that fell off :

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  12. Rich33

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    Quite agree. One of the main reasons i joined (in order to post) was that early on in my collecting i found that reading up on posts highlighting this sort of thing here helped save me no end of hassle in terms of potential breakage/damage points (forewarned is forearmed), transformation tips posted by members for difficult parts, or just helped manage my expectations where a figure had issues.

    As to thomas, for my opinion, all the issues ive found/seen/read are definitely not deal breakers (presuming paiks breakage issue is a 1 off in terms of severity) - on the whole this is a seriously well designed and made figure, that makes quite a lot of other figures look very fragile in comparison - probably 1 of the reasons some of the issues stand out so much! (And no fanboy here - i wasnt as 'forgiving' of the poor design of parts of jabber).
     
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  13. Orion2703

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    I don't think anyone has done this yet so for utter poops and giggles, lets do a side by side with DX9s Chigurghurghur!

    Shuttle!
    I freely admit I had a soft spot for his dumpy shuttle mode, not that it was accurate, but side by side, its not good..
    Not at all.

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    Train!
    Actually DX9 don't do a bad job really on this either, again it's in no way accurate but as a train its got a certain style I can appreciate.
    Still loses out big time of course.
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    Bot!
    Aha ha haaaa, ha ha ha haaa ha haaaaaaaaaa! Get that crap outta here.
    Seriously tho, his bot mode was always a bit of a mess, but Thomas utterly destroys it. Its Thanos snap, removed from existence, levels of defeat.

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    Anyhoo, it made me chuckle doing the comparison if nothing else.
     
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  14. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    Wow. That really brings it home, doesn't it?

    I honestly think this is the first MP, official or otherwise, that I want (but won't!) to own three of so I can display it in all three modes.

    These pictures should be instantly resorted to anytime anyone takes a pop at Thomas' alt modes. Ever again. o_O 

    Just light years ahead of the competition. Seriously. Don't get me started on how Chigurgh looks like Astroskeleton after a quick dip in a smelting pool (or a blender with a T-1000?)

    And the rivets on the train mode really make it pop. I agree with Paik, it may unexpectedly be (because I REALLY love the 'bot mode) my fave of all three modes.
     
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    The shuttle mode still looks like a dick, sorry :lol 
     
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  17. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    "Don't call me 'shuttle dick', DICK!"
     
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    Train mode fail. There's no green circle on the Sunbow model. Utter trash
     
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    Astrotrain: “jettison some weight or we’ll never make it to cybertron!”
    Starscream: “my fellow Decepticons, ‘Shuttledick’ says he needs to lose some of his load!”
    (Decepticons start snickering)
    Astrotrain: “I heard that!”
     
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    Lmfao. Sir, if TFTM pastiche is your bag (STOP SNICKERING! o_O ) I refer you to a certain parody that may be in my signature. ;) 

    Just realised this badboy doesn't have clear plastic for the cockpit (no laughing at the back :D ) but it's painted.

    Ah well. Literally the only downside I can think of (but believe me, I'm struggling! :rolleyes: )

    The lack of early reviews other than Paik is a bit baffling though. :confused:  Hunk and Dunerunner had dozens in week one.
     
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