FansToys FT-51 Chomp (Masterpiece Skullcruncher)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Jhund, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. malware5

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    Stunning, looks very good in robot, the alt-mode also looks good but leaves a bit to be desired as it has a bit of a Scoria potato mode going on. Other than that it looks very good, if the price isn't too out there I might just bite. It's a shame the others particularly, Mindwipe, my favourite of them all lack the refinement of this figure.

    But what does this mean about the rumoured release schedule we saw some weeks ago, I don't recall it having this guy on it, was it fake news? And I'm also wondering now about those released images for FT Jazz and Mirage, although FT have released protos for their figures in that manner for their Hot Rod...their usual style of announcing figures is like how this guy has been released, full coloured pics and all. Was the Jazz and Mirage fake news as well?
     
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    to me they looked real there are even differences between those and the original grey images
     
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    I like him, but haven't paid attention to FT stuff in years.

    What's with the limited release?
     
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    So they can charge ridiculous amounts for it?
     
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    Well then....I guess I got out at the right time. :lol 
     
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    I remember when we thought that they would sell the combiner parts with the last member for $180. I remember people convinced that Fortress Maximus would be no more than $500.
    This is the new normal, and a year from now people will be arguing if they should buy the Chomp some shop suddenly put back in stock for $300 because who knows when such a deal will come again.
     
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  7. Such Heroic Nonsense

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    Wait, there are new images for Jazz?? :oops: :eek: 

    Picking my jaw up off the floor and getting back to Chomp before I leg it over to the Jazz thread, bot mode seems to be the standout here. Alt mode is 'okay' I guess, but I prefer the way the TR release a few years back updated the gator look with overlapping/misaligned teeth and a better sculpted jaw:

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    This FT one seems to be going for more of a G1 look in the alts, which I suppose is generally inkeeping with what FT have been doing with their Headmasters to date, albeit with beefed up bot modes. A more simplistic gator head also seems a reasonable trade off when it gives us room for something that TR release didn't have - namely, space inside the cockpit for a little control panel and chrome steering wheel for Grax. Which is frankly kinda epic. :rock 


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    Fiver says with news on this guy coming out FT will "suddenly" and "accidentally" find more left over stock of Lupus to sell.

    Then TFSource buy the entire stock and sell off the figures for the low low price of $600 dollars each.
     
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    Okay, just found the expected retail price for Chomp in China - 820 Yuan/129 USD. POs will probably be 20 USD less, as always. This is in line with international prices.
     
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    That's just FT's MO nowadays.
     
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    I can just imagine the irritation that causes...

    When I saw the Insecticons on TCP a few weeks ago I thought to myself "wow, it's about damn time they get a re-release, even if it's too late for me", but then saw they were out of stock, even though they hadn't been up when I was there earlier that morning, and thought that was pretty weird. :lol 
     
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    I paid £180 for Chomp and Dracula in April 2018...

    I wonder how much extra Chomp will cost me :confused: 
     
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    Well now I feel like I have to get two. One for me and one to sell for inflated after market prices to cover the cost of the first one.
     
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    $239.99 at USA retail will end up around $200 or $210 from the Chinese international shops? I'd wait and see what ShowZ does. When XTB pulled this nonsense with their Springer and ShowZ couldn't honor all the original POs, they at least gave the PO holders a window to move up to a price even lower than the revised PO which still saved folks another $25 or so below the Chinese International price.

    I'd sit and wait to see if you don't have one of the few under-$200 prices once all this silliness dies down. Chomp over $200? No thanks.

    And by this logic I've now made my PO on FT Cliffjumper at bababobo's store just so I'll have the opportunity to see the bloody thing before I know if I really want it or not.
     
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    Seem the "Out of stock" message is their default if the pre-order isn't live yet. It did say that it was going to go live at 1PM ET.
     
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    Nice. The new tail seems to be more screen accurate.

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    Looking at pics of Dracula, Lupus, Chomp and Sixshot makes me wish Headmasters meant something to me. My wallet is thankful that they don't.
     
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    Yeah I'm regretting passing on Sixshot but hey ho.

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    I wonder how much damage its gonna be. Was a sweet deal buying with Dracula and Quietus. That being said I can already see the second hand value of this beating Lupus.
     
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    I keep seeing a bake potato. I am trying not to see it but the pink section in alt mode really stands out with the skinny tail
     
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    That's on Takara/Sunbow. This is an incredibly accurate sculpt.
     
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