Fantasmo Studio FS-01 Elite Leader

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Dec 26, 2023.

  1. KlotziDotCom

    KlotziDotCom Metalhead Prime

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    I'm angry at ShowZ that I'm still missing out on that guy. Po'd in December, apparently they only received 1/5th of what FT promised them to deliver, now I have to wait until MAY to get the next batch.

    Just annoyed af that I had to check other retailers to get a new estimate and not being informed by ShowZ at all.
     
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  2. timorvitae

    timorvitae Well-Known Member

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    Same here!
     
  3. kaizen3121

    kaizen3121 Well-Known Member

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    How tall is he? Anyone have a picture of him and Monotank Megs side by side?
     
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  4. Napalm

    Napalm Drinking About Robots TFW2005 Supporter

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  6. ManelFigures

    ManelFigures You can't hear the bass, but you can feel it.

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  7. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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  8. MV Steve

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    Well, it's an option, an expensive one at that. I'm not sure it works too well imo. It looks great, loaded with detail that is very crisp (not crazy about how far sloped forward his head crest is though), but I dont think it's fitting for this guy, at least not Optimus. I still haven't picked this figure up and have paid little attention to it that i was forgetting half of what the original head looked like so i was able to view this with an open mind and still not working. Now maybe if this figure gets a Nemesis version, it could be enough to look the part cuz that head is a good mix of cranky/pissed Prime. All that blacked out darkness could what makes this shine.

    Maskless version is still not good, sorry, live action prime without a mask just looks all kinds of wrong. The mishmash of greebly plate detail, weird nose, and distance to the lips (little fish lips) just weirds me out. Not saying maskless shouldn't or couldn't exist, they've just done it bad.
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  9. Prince Alexander

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    Original head definitely looks more G1, which I like.
     
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  10. parrothead

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    Love it. Why does everyone think it will be expensive?
     
  11. MV Steve

    MV Steve Well-Known Member

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    Because the smaller production from a small company? person? Not sure exactly how large Dino Model is but I assumed it to be like Hafiz Zul and his detailed resin 3D printed parts with premium paint, you are paying a premium for this being low volume, more labor work. Besides, the previous heads for other figures were like $60 plus at the cheapest (just a single head, no extra parts) and when I priced a prime head once before (forgot which) it was coming to just a tick over $90 shipped. So it's no real exaggeration when some have said this head will cost as much as the figure. If they are a set or head and neck with swappable faces, it's gonna be pricey for what it is.
     
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    I could never justify $90 for just a head. Maaaybe when the head is too small and too inaccurate like BA's. But I just can't when the stock one is already plenty good.
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  13. Zogliatti

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    I actually like the custom head more and I think it fits this design better, but I also don't think it's 90 usd better!! I am simply not rich enough for that ahahaha! I don't even have the figure yet (move, show Z!!), so it would be really crazy to buy the head first.
     
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  14. ^o^CORVUS^o^

    ^o^CORVUS^o^ You call on me to solve a crooked rhyme

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    I understand why people like this guy, but it's definitely not for me. Way too many rounded edges, particularly in the feet and lower legs.
     
  15. Atomic Tofu

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    I hope everyone who wanted this was able to purchase and own, worth the buy:
     
  16. KlotziDotCom

    KlotziDotCom Metalhead Prime

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    Well i'm still waiting for mine from ShowZ, apparently coming in a second batch in May. Yay me. I'm angry as fuck and know why i usually stick with Bombusbee.
     
  17. DinosaurinaFez

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    I mean, in fairness, I ordered mine through Bombusbee and the same thing happened. This is just a supplier issue
     
  18. Atomic Tofu

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    @KlotziDotCom @DinosaurinaFez also, I think this is one of those "make in small" batches releases and you are getting "fresh" copies. Not that it matters being "fresh", but just why I think there are delays. I think Nako, Nakomake or whoever it is, really wants to control numbers, production, maybe even QC or reputation?
     
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    Splendic bleep blorp

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    Could anybody snap a shot of this guy posed with Monocrat Megatank?
     
  20. VVa

    VVa If you don't Booyah back I want you dead.

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    For so long I was too lazy to actually do the thing with the eyes. But I put some light amounts of ink in there, and I just discovered there's some eye detail.
    IMG_1304.jpeg Not a really noticeable amount but still cool.

    Well, by "eye detail", I meant there's a molding that lets you see discernible eye and "iris" bit.
     
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