FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

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

  1. TypTap

    TypTap Well-Known Member

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    try to fully extend your knees so that the 2 parts, circled in yellow, touch each other
    This way you should be able to make him stand straight

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    Holy crap I never knew the knees had an L and R on them! I always assumed mine had an incorrect left knee but I do have a proper left and right knee! :eek:  I guess my problem all this time was the ratchet being slightly positioned incorrectly so it made his left knee angle backwards slightly.

    Hot damn. Thanks for the pictures!
     
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  3. TypTap

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    [QUOTE = "nemesisconvoy, post: 18918743, member: 71893"] I cricchetti a sinistra e a destra non sembrano combaciare tra loro. Puoi vedere le differenze dove ho segnato.

    [ATTACH = full] 28998996 [/ ATTACH] [/ QUOTE]

    allungate tutte e 2, come in questa foto

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  4. Shanxs

    Shanxs Open your eyes. Can't you see?

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    You either 2 of the same knee ratchets.
    Or you need to open up and turn it 180 degree.

    You are so lucky.
    I have 2 Thomas and both knees were not good.
    One had 2 of the same knee ratchets inside.
    Second one had to switch the knee ratchets. After that, it was good.
     
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    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Thanks to this thread, I found out my Thomas was never standing at full-height.
    I really hate that everything sounds like it's breaking when you manipulate him.

    Still an awesome bot, just not a playable as say my MP-49 or even my Cang Toys bots.
     
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  7. Gaz Top

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    I managed to pick up a Thomas through Show.z and just opened him to find the head is very loose, floppy even. For example in the polystyrene the head just flops backwards under no tolerance.

    I haven’t investigated too much if it is mis transformed or whatever, but just wanted to see if anyone else experienced this and if there is an easy explanation?
     
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  8. GX9901DoubleX

    GX9901DoubleX Just a passing through rider...

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    I kind of suspected that my Thomas had a wonky knee, but it also seemed kind of fine, so I really didn't know. Thanks to the post pointing out the L & R designations on the diecast knee joint, I confirmed that my copy has the correct knees. Good to put that mystery behind me.:D 
     
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    I have this same issue, I have some KiKi but just haven't got to it yet.
     
  10. primatives

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    Managed to buy this guy for retail price so I'm happy about that. He's in my display cabinet now hehe. I do like to just look at them as I don't transform them. Seems like over here in Australia they aren't flying off the shelves at those marked up prices.
     
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    How much are they in Australia? I’m Aussie but in NJ so may get one sent to my mums
     
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    There is 2 Australian tf facebook groups u can join. TCCA and something like Australian Transformers Club. The cheapest I saw was 390AU.
     
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    Does anyone know what color grey will match Thomas? The paint on his waist where the legs collapse has started to come off..
    Thanks
     
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    nemesisconvoy Gundam Pilot

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    Pics please...
     
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    I searched from page 367 thru to this page... I don't believe I've posted these here...

    So here is a seige of FT-44 photos

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    Sorry for the bombardment... but this seemed like the place for it.
     
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    Destructimis Prime We have Landed

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    @Necrobot the long thin piece on his chest in robot mode combines with the tail fin in shuttle mode.
     
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    I think he had trouble getting the backpack thrusters tabbed in shuttle mode that’s why he left it off. I had the same issue last night, finally got it after watching Emgo’s video...
     
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    That’s the stand XTB’s Cosmos comes with.

    Klaatu
     
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