FansToys FT-57 Tube (Masterpiece Pipes)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ArkhamSoldier, Jan 3, 2022.

  1. G2KingGrimlock

    G2KingGrimlock Well-Known Member

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    Unboxed mine last night. No lube everywhere, elbows are tight enough to hold a pose. It's... fine. Which is pretty much where we are with FT releases at the moment.
     
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    Cunning. I don't suppose you can find a similar trick for the screw cover on his toes? I really do need to loosen them on mine.
     
  3. Roadbuster25

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    I know this is not partof the mythos; however to increase playability I would love it if FT Fortmax has a chamber to insert the transformation cog from this set. A good rule in my opinion for all titans.
     
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    Awesome, went right ahead and used your fix!

    One thing to add:
    The pin you have to remove, at least on my copy, has its ridged end to the front of the figure, so it needs to be pushed out into that direction. Might avoid the next person some hassle with figuring out for themselves ;) 
     

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    Pictures do help. I usually and in this case take it apart quickly and don’t document it with pictures. I’m glad it helped.
     
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    Not yet...
     
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    I got mine today and both elbows are tight, the bicep swivel on the right arm is looser than I'd like but holds any position, but the feet! The left toe was insanely tight and a pain in the ass to get it pulled out and the right is borderline floppy loose.

    Anyway, the caps in the toes are flat panels that are only pegged in the center. I used a flat blade hobby knife and rested it in the panel line and gave it a subtle pry on each side and it popped right out.
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    Aha, thank you! I tried getting it off the other day but it didn't want to come, and so I was worried it was held on some other way. I shall be more brave!
     
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    Bah. The covers were wedged in stupidly tightly as well. One of the covers has broken, leaving the peg in the hole! The other came off, but sadly gaining a scratch in the process.

    I shall ask FT if they have any replacement little covers. They'll say no, as usual. But I can try...

    ...

    Since I was trying to fix Tube, I thought I would remove the ugly sticker. It already had a great big scratch down it. I peeled it off verrry slowly and it left almost no residue, but it turns out the the blue beneath is scratched or cracked. I haven't used anything abrasive on it - I just licked the tip of my thumb and rubbed gently. Ho hum.

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    Maybe they put the sticker on top because all the windows were pre-scratched?
    It would be nice if they at least offered paid replacement parts but apparently that's verboten so I won't mention it again... until mine arrives and is probably busted out of the box like half my FansToys figures (and part of the reason I don't buy many of them now).
     
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    I’m seeing a lot in this thread about loose elbows, but is there a fix for a bicep swivel that has no friction at all?
     
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    In my post about the elbow fix I mentioned that I also had to open up and add a thin piece of plastic in the bicep swivel because it was very loose and the screw tightening wasn’t enough to stop it from spinning freely.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    What an excellent toy of my favourite minibot. No complaints.
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    Mine came in today with all of the major issues: greasy, loose right arm, tight feet. I tried to pry the cover off with that tool with the link provided earlier in the thread.

    Needless to say it damaged the paint on the cover and surrounding area. I already put in a request with ShowZ fora new forearm.

    I noticed the screw covers in the back have a little hole so a simple spudger can open it
     
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    I case some of you might have been wondering (like me) Show.Z confirmed they are getting a second batch (that is what the current preorders that are opened are there for) BUT there is NO date, so that might a longer than expected wait time unfortunately :/
     
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    I've also been waiting as I have not placed a preorder but at the same time I hope I've lucked out in doing so in that later batches fix the loose elbow problem.
     
  19. Tazman66gt

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    and some of us that have paid already are still waiting for BBB to send ours that we pre-ordered when all of this started...and waiting...and waiting...
     
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    Yep add me to the list of waiting for BBB or any news from ShowZ - anyone else getting anxious that a second wave isn’t coming :/?! Lol
     
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