FansToys FT-44 Thomas (MP Astrotrain)

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

  1. xjsb125

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    Anyone have a yellow head crest they don't need anymore? Haha. Mine popped out and fell into the void. Alternately, if someone has the ability to 3D print one, I would be happy to pay the commission fee for it.
     
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    Why not ask [email protected]? If they have spare parts, they will send it to you for a small fee...
     
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    Thank you so much, I was able to pick up one for my bro-in law. He loves this stuff. Thanks again and God bless you.
     
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    Good news, I found Astrotrain's head crest, and Galvatron's missing kneecap.
     
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    After a year of bitching about the insane increase I was able to buy a Thomas at an acceptable price. I didn't get many bots this year, so it feels good to end 2021 on a high note. Just a few more days and he'll be with me! Lesson learned. Next time I find an FT figure interesting I'll simply place my preorder in time.
     
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    Good for you man! :thumb 
     
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    Weird Thomas thing. He can happily hold his gun in his right hand, but it won't go into his left at all. The slot on the left hand seems too narrow. It's not the ridge/tab on the gun, as either side of the handle slots into his right hand, and neither slots into the left.

    Is this a common thing?
     
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    TransformerFanatic When a spark goes online, there is great joy...

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    My Thomas is left handed. Gun won't fit in his right hand.

    So idk.
     
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    Confusing!
     
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    Congrats, buddy, still searching for mine!

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    TransformerFanatic When a spark goes online, there is great joy...

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    My sentence or the gun issue? :p 

    I went back and edited for clarity.
     
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    King Nergil Ruler of a lost kingdom

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    I'm pretty sure there will be a reissue in the next few years. But always keep your eyes open, maybe an unexpected opportunity will arise somewhere!
     
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    Keep an eye on Show-Z's listing, it keeps "selling out" but then somehow they are able to procure a few more from time to time.
    {FansToys FT-44 Thomas Astrotrain}
     
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    Oh, I meant the gun issue! (I didn't even notice the "I have my Thomas is" bit. I mix words around so often when typing that I rarely notice when someone else does it.)

    I suppose I could file down the grip on the left-hand side of the gun. It's unlikely that I'll ever want to put it in his right hand upside-down, after all.
     
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    King Nergil Ruler of a lost kingdom

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    Yeah, it was totally worth getting this guy. I really shouldn't have waited this long. He's an excellent figure and works great with Shitka. I've decided to arrange a S3 Decepticon shelf around them. Both will be joined by XTB Runamuck & Runabout some time next year.
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    How is Ditka in person with this guy? I'm kinda giving up on the hope FT does Berserk...
     
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    King Nergil Ruler of a lost kingdom

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    They look really good standing next to each other. But Thomas is a premium figure and Ditka a floppy mess. Without the heel trick my copy isn't able to stand in bot mode, it's poorly balanced, it can't hold its gun properly and those articulated KFC fingers are a nightmare. The day we'll see colored testshots of Berserk I'll place my preorder and count the days until I'll finally be able to sell this poor excuse for a Trasformer.
     
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    So I took the plunge and ordered Thomas. Astrotrain was one of my favorite G1 characters and his alt modes look like they jumped off the cartoon.

    Anything I should know before opening?
     
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    A lot of people seemed to have an issue where the knee ratchets didn't line up properly between legs, so it was impossible to get a perfectly "mirrored" stance. One leg would straighten correctly, but the ratchet in the other leg would be "between teeth" and would only lock a little forward or a little backward of the opposite leg. This issue possibly prevented perfect alignment in his alt modes as well. The best post I could find that details this issue is here. It's possible this was fixed in the latter part of production as my copy does not have this issue.

    Hope your copy is good, he's a phenomenal figure in every way.
     
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