FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

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

  1. Madgame

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    Anytime now, BBTS. Anytime now.
     
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  2. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than a Fanstoys box.

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    No no I cost LESS than a Fanstoys box :p 

    Very good value for money
     
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    Bugger! I went and changed it too :mad: 
     
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  4. Sylent

    Sylent Making Cybertron great again

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    Heard back from Baba with the following:

    Seems odd that some of our packages have reached the US and others are sitting in a warehouse...
     
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  5. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    I have one with a janky left leg. Willing to trade the left leg... but that would give you 2 legs that are same, but not perfect.

    Not sure trading is an ideal solution. Hmmm.
     
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    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    If you don’t transform him, the issues encountered thus far won’t bother you. The knee ratchet is minor, unless you look closely and the chest panels should be fine as is.
     
  7. Shanxs

    Shanxs Open your eyes. Can't you see?

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    I don't what this is, but it came off of him.
    Any of you know where it goes?
    IMG_20201022_183026.jpg

    Yeah, he's good for the rest. Except that piece.
    IMG_20201022_200425.jpg

    I don't know if you guys also have this problem. And if you guys can see it.
    Do you see the difference here?
    One leg ratchet goes more forward. The other goes more way more backward.
    IMG_20201022_192304.jpg IMG_20201022_192253.jpg IMG_20201022_191944.jpg

    And no, it isn't me having the ratchets wrong because je has double knee bending and also both parts has ratchets.
    While standing, he has one leg more to the front and one more to the back.
    Meaning, mine cant stand straight.

    New pictures so you can see it better.
    His left leg is good.
    But his right leg ratchet goes to much to the front or to much to the back.
    Since to the front is less. I'll bent it more to the front. Like breaking his leg at the knee.
    IMG_20201022_201555.jpg IMG_20201022_201515.jpg IMG_20201022_201500.jpg
     
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  9. nomolos

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    LOL this is quite literally the entire thread for the last few days.
     
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  10. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    Most of the copies are like this. It’s randomly either the left or right knee ratchet causing the issue. If you go back and re-read a few pages it has been mentioned. IIRC starting on page 202 and also page 238.

    here’s where the purple piece goes (courtesy of Rich33):

    [​IMG]
     
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    The purple bits drop out, but belong under the wing(? Haven't opened yet but sure that's it) and there's a known issue with the knee ratchets. Most people have a knee that's half a click off. No spare parts as yet, it's possible to swap with a thread member who has the opposite side piece error on theirs but you both need to be 200% certain you have each other's parts.
     
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  12. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    Misaligned knee ratchets. Go back to page 238 and see Overbleed’s post there. Not all copies are like this. Some come out of the box perfectly fine. Luck of the draw.
     
  13. Shanxs

    Shanxs Open your eyes. Can't you see?

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    Thanks for where that purple piece goes.
    I'll put it back in there.
     
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  14. Bruticus88

    Bruticus88 Bruticus devastate Devastator!

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    Overbleed... or anyone with an answer...
    Does it look possible to widen the spacing between the ratchet teeth? IE remove some people of the teeth on each half, so as to reduce the overall number of detents/stop points... but with the fewer remaining teeth, make both halves align perfectly?

    Also... has anyone seen this style of ratchet before used in another toy? Or is it some thing proprietary to FT and/or Thomas alone?
     
  15. BIOMEC

    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    "Plate ratchet" type joints are quite common among big transformers toys (TFC uses them a lot), but I have never seen them made of metal like the FT ones.
     
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    Looks similar to the hip joints of FT Terminus Giganticus... but that was half plastic half metal. Someone with some free time could cast the two halves and sell them for profit to needy Thomas owners.
     
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    In all fairness, it's not his fault that their mail/delivery system is crappy and inconsistent.

    I've had nothing but positive experiences with Baba with multiple orders, so I stand by him. Besides, better going with him than BBTS and their ever-changing release dates. I'm still waiting for orders from August to be fulfilled.
     
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    Same here. According to USPS, my shipment from Baba has already reached my city as of today and has a delivery ETA of this Saturday. This means a shipping time of under 2 weeks which is great for a parcel coming from China to the USA. I used the free "hard times" shipping option at that.
    Baba has never let me down.
     
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    My baba Thomas is waiting for me when I get home. Standard two week transit time.
     
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  20. David Hingtgen

    David Hingtgen Chromaticon

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    I don't even own the figure, but I'm considering changing my sig to show where that little purple rectangle piece goes...
     
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