FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

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

  1. 6Trash9

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    I wish :oops:  They are waiting to recieve him to contact me about reshipping (meanwhile I removed Berzerk from my stash and PO him from Baba so the only things im waiting for from TFSource is Spoiler in my stash and Constructor which I paid in full for, over 100 for shipping on that guy :oops: )
     
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    Glad you got a copy of Spoiler! I'm looking forward to getting mine in a couple of weeks.
     
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    Hope this helps.
    Both hips are in the same ratchet point, and both lower knee ratchets (for transformation) are also in the same ratchet point (and when i had him apart a few weeks ago i checked the lower ratchet / sliding pieces while removed from him, and they align perfectly with each other, the issue is in the upper ratchet only).

    Right leg straight, his left leg as straight as i can get it :
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    Moving his left knee 1 click forward at top ratchet :
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    For me it makes lining up the front side panels with the back a bit more difficult going into train mode, but i know others havent noticed this.



    Chest screws discussion -
    (Unrelated to the above)
    I had a spare half hour so i did a preventative fix having seen all the issues.
    I removed the screws and sanded down (sandpaper) the threads on the section of thread used as a slider, popped a bit of superglue in the screw hole and screwed up - not too tight tho to prevent pulling the front of the panel in / together with the rear.
    I didnt completely remove the thread on the slider section so it still needs a little wiggle, but it works easier now and even if the thread catches, the screw wont move - i would have to be incredibly hamfisted to break the glue/plastic.
     
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    Mine was finally released from Customs in Chi-Town.
    Hope to join in the fun in a few days!!!
     
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    Thanks a lot. If this doesn't impact overall transformation, I'll survive. Cheers
     
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    No problem.
    Tbh the legs clip in so well in shuttle mode it easily positions the knee in a 'half clicked' position. Train mode you have to get it all lined up with 1 leg in the 'half clicked' position, then secure it all in, but once all in he holds together like a rock.
     
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    Woot, just checked my tracking and it looks like mine is in the same shipping batch :) 
     
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    It's so refreshing to once again have something shipped from China to the USA with free shipping and the shipping time is 2 weeks or less.
     
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    Did you order it from Taobao?
     
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    No. It is the 2nd copy I ordered from Baba's website.
    Ironically the 1st copy is what I ordered from Taobao. It along with several other Taobao items have departed China around the same as the 1st FT-44 from Baba.
     
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    Ah. So Baba is still reliable. Glad to know as Show Z can sell out. Seems like Sarah Zhang is out of the game. Not sure what happened to her, as I wanted to order a Thomas with her. Weird.
     
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    Damn, talk about straight facts.
     
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    Crap! Mine hasn't moved or had an update since the 11th. I'll have to contact Baba.
     
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    Even tho mine had a delivery issue before it left china they was still 2 updates a day since it shipped, so I would definitely contact him in case
     
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    Yeah. Definitely reach out to them about it.
     
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    My copy arrived from ShowZ today. I only had enough time to open him up and look him over. The internal styrofoam war all broken around the figure despite being extremely well packaged. On first glance it looks to have a broken peg on the leg. I didn’t see it in the tray so idk. I’ll post pictures later. But he’s a stunning figure in hand. I can’t wait to transform him.
     
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    Mine hasn't moved since the 11th either. I'm not too worried about it, it'll probably update in a day or two, or randomly show up in a couple weeks.

    Tracking from China has been iffy lately.
     
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    True dat. But I'm kicking myself for paying for the extra shipping option since it seems it would have gotten here at the same time with the free option. Now I know for next time!