FansToys FT-51 Chomp (Masterpiece Skullcruncher)

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

  1. Hoffman

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    The auto industry is actually 100% reliant on the semi-conductors that TSMC produces. There are a bunch of models that have had components stripped out or downgraded just so they can get them out of the factory.
     
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    so how about that chomp figure? o_O o_O  last few pages have shit all to do with chomp.
     
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  4. Dpuff

    Dpuff Blaster Was Right

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    Whats a chomp?
     
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    Actually mass majority of auto chips are made in the same place as computer chips for all systems including consoles which like you mentioned is TSMC. Reportedly 70% of the world’s auto chips. They also make the chips in PlayStations. Most notably all AMD chips which is the gpu in the ps5 are made by the same company. The demand for all of them are overwhelming the system. Also there are only maybe two other companies that even make other semiconductors in the world.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/03/01/semiconductor-shortage-halts-auto-factories/?outputType=amp

    Secondly TSMC is Taiwanese. Geopolitically it will highly difficult to be taken over by China. That tenuous agreement leads to Taiwan not being recognized as a country but also China won’t touch it as economically it’d collapse from the world’s sanctions if they invaded it. Not worth it for them. Though I guess you can say it’s always been always controlled by Chinese lol.
     
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    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    A friend of mine actually works in the industry and I too work in tech. Companies typically book chip making capacity months/years in advance. "In 2020, auto chip only accounted for 3% of TSMC's sales" TSMC ramps up auto chip production as carmakers wrestle with shortages. This smells to me more like poor planning on the part of carmakers. In fact according to TSMC, they only heard about car chip shortages at the end of last year.

    I never said China will really invade Taiwan. They probably won't need to. I was raising a hypothetical situation given the importance of TSMC to the United States and the world's economy.

    It's really ironic how we've placed a really critical company near China. Heck, the other critical chip company is Samsung, located in South Korea. Our strategic planners really know how to play 4D chess. The irony here is TSMC was founded by Morris Chang, a naturalized US citizen from China. He had a great career in a number of US companies, but was laughed off by Intel, etc when he tried to build his foundry in the States, so he decamped to Taiwan when the president extended a personal invitation. We let this one get away .....
     
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    Ya it’s all a perfect storm with the pandemic and mistake of auto companies expecting the demand to be poor so they reduced the requested manufacturing. That and the ramp up of other sector’s demands all surging together. But ultimately all demand affects both auto makers and pc/console manufacturing alike
     
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    The price has turned me off on it.
     
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    The more I look at this thing the more I realize how much this just isn’t worth $250.

    Sideyeing majority of my shelf.
     
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    The chocolate? 098361-1.jpg
     
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    King Nergil Ruler of a lost kingdom

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  12. Arkine

    Arkine Throws the boxes away.

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    I'm sorry but a half pink crocodile bot and at 250 dollars?
     
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    I have a dumb question. Why are the front claws silver and the back claws green?
     
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  14. Maglite

    Maglite Porkchop sandwiches!

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    This is the thread for Chips. You could possibly chomp them, though.

    It's quite simple, really:

    GEEEEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWUUUUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNN
     
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    if you want him you can decide: pay 250 US-Dollar now or 600 US-Dollar when it's sold out.
     
  16. boomerdave

    boomerdave Owns three Ditka figures. O_o Moderator

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    Here's a great video that explains the shortage of semiconductors, wood, and shipping issues because of the "Just in time" system the world runs with:

     
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    Still will be cheaper than the prime repaint at 350 bucks:D 

    You really have to ask at this point if is Fantoys have lost the plot
     
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    Pretty awesome isn't it?
     
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    Okicyurnatp O_o Master of the ID 10 T error o_O

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    You lucky bastard! Mine was half green and I would consider $250 a steal
     
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    To a degree. There are plenty of other semiconductor fabs in the US that could expand or alter their focus to make that work.Global Foundries. Intel. Texas Instruments. Amongst others.

    I’m a technician for the Chemical Vapor Deposition division of Global Foundries, a competitor for TSMC with fabs in NY, Vermont, and other international locations. We got out of the high end and oddball sized (7nm) chip sets a few years ago to focus on cranking out more mid range and automotive chips, but within a year or two you could fill the open space of the fab with new machinery and swap out and/or repurpose other tools.

    Our fab has had a record number of orders since covid began and will be ready to go from being privately owned (by a firm on Abi Dhabi) to being a publicly traded company within the next year or so.

    And regarding your comment about companies being close to China, Samsung has US based fabs too. I believe it’s in Arizona and TX. Some of my coworkers came from Samsung
     
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