FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

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

  1. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Well, not the chest panels themselves, but just the choice of hardware used to fasten them and facilitate transformation.
     
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  2. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I just opened up my Astrotrain, and I'm loving the sculpt. But i'm having issues getting the legs in a decent stance. This is the best I've been able to accomplish....any suggestions?!?

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    stretch all your knees as far as you can
    Then adjust the stability from under the pelvis

    look at the photo

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  4. combaticon164

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  5. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    The ratchets on the left and right don't seem match each other. You can see the differences where I've marked.

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  6. Blingotron

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    You need to try pushing the knee ratchets forward on both legs. They are stupid stiff from what I remember. If that doesn't straighten them you probably got bum knee ratchets like some of us have. It's been covered extensively here so look back a bit.

    Shit part is if it is your ratchet being wonky FansToys isn't sending out replacements anytime soon.
     
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  7. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    That kinda pisses me off, I thought better of Fanstoys than that.... on top of which; $400 on the secondary market for a defective figure?!?
     
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  8. TransformerFanatic

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    It isn't a "bum ratchet". That's misinformation. It's an incorrect L/R ratchet/leg mixup.

    Whoever assembled your Thomas used a left ratchet in your right knee. You need to wait for a member with two right knees (incorrect left knee) and swap pieces with them. Sucks and FT should definitely help but that's what it is for now.

    Someone else can link the relevant posts I hope.
     
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    Yup. My Thomas has a wonky left knee so i'm in the same boat. I managed to get him to stand slightly straighter by pushing the ratchets fully forward but it's still off a bit. I got mine in November and I only hope that when they finally send out the correct knee ratchets they'll cover everyone that bought it regardless of when the got him.
     
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  10. TransformerFanatic

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    Do you not trust another TFW member to swap with you? Pretty sure the guy you're responding to has the correct one to swap...
     
  11. Teletran-1

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    Yeah I’ve got a wonk knee too, maybe we should compile a list of people that need a swap and which knee is off
     
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  12. combaticon164

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    I dont know if I have the wonky knee? 20210313_202233.jpg
     
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  13. TransformerFanatic

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    Yours look perfect to my eye. Lucky!
     
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  14. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Yours are perfect, bro!!
     
  15. nemesisconvoy

    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    I think that's a good idea!!!
     
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    Just make sure everyone is using the same convention (right leg from the perspective of Astrotrain or of the observer).
     
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    Please excuse my fat fingers.

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  18. nemesisconvoy

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    :eek: I'll be an SOB....I checked to make sure I had both left and right knee joints. When I went to put everything back it lined up perfectly!:eek: 
     
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    What the crap.. I always thought my figure had a wonky knee ratchet but as it turns out I never realized that the lower ratchet was tight like nothing. He stands perfectly fine now.