Fantasmo Studio FS-01 Elite Leader

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

  1. Mercutio

    Mercutio Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow. Sold, sold, SOLD. The motorized cogs and knee articulation made my jaw drop. This guy looks like an absolute steal for $100-ish plus shipping.


    I always loved Nakomake's Optimus design; I'm thrilled that a company has made such a high-quality production version at such an affordable price. This will be my first non-transformable Transformer figure, because he just looks too amazing to pass up.

    Great way to ring in the new year! :buttrock 
     
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  2. Primal Suit

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    This thing is absolutely incredible. All that for just over 100 dollars?? The gears are such a cool touch. All the light up features are amazing . I hope it has plenty of diecast.

    My only nitpick is all the caution signs around the body, makes him feel like a gundam instead of a living robot but for the price this is something I can easily overlook. Very excited.
     
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  3. MV Steve

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    Well that's way more than I expected! I'm in for sure now:) 
     
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  4. ZombehDino

    ZombehDino Fast as a Sharkticon

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    Holy wow, this is $100?! It's obviously drawing from the ThreeZero DLX line but for half the price this looks just as good. The engineering on the knees and elbows is spectacular! The, uh, intestinal gears(?) were completely unnecessary but they make me kind of nostalgic for the RotF mech alive gimmicks. This company has my attention, man.
     
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  5. MV Steve

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    Maybe Wonderful Trans can step in and make this a transforming figure!
     
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  6. Snaku

    Snaku Primes Don't Party

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    I think it's ~$100 in China which means it's going to be more from our retailers - somewhere around $140-160. Still, as complex as the design is, it could've easily been $200+ so this is great news.
     
  7. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Genuinely could not believe my eyes when I saw this was $105 at BBB!! O_O
     
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  8. Atomic Tofu

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    How many people, me included, started their tf journey being ANTI non tf TF figures? ;)  I wonder if this will be THE figure to get mostly everyone else on board...or at least to open up some as well. :) 
    I changed my mind when I bought the Toys Alliance MAS figures.
     
  9. MV Steve

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    With the packaging smaller because it's partially disassembled, I'm curious what the shipping will be or if it will fall in the sea freight category for normal shipping. It really didn't look that big so maybe less than $30 and standard shipping, one can hope!
     
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  10. Ottertron

    Ottertron Moon-faced assassin of joy

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    Deposit paid at ShowZ. This is a BARGAIN.
     
  11. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    The lower price along with tiny gears that can easily break make me even more skeptical of this figure. Definitely need a proper review of it before even considering preordering or buying it.
     
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    So the LEDs are USB charged... This could be the first time I care about light up gimmicks. Screws tiny batteries.
     
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  13. Snaku

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    Yeah, I love the idea of it being usb chargeable. I wonder if you can plug him in and leave him turned on.
     
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    1. Quick intro of the figure. It's 28cm tall, the same size as the DLX figure. It weighs 639g.
    2. The figure looks like a combination of the G1 character and the movie design. There's a lot of sculpted detail on this figure. Pretty much every inch of the figure is painted. Lots of metallic silver and some light weathering. Feels on par with the ThreeZero. He rates the look a 9.2.
    3. Head, neck, shoulder, arm, and finger articulation is pretty self-explanatory. The tire inside his arm is rubber. The attachment peg on the arm is diecast.
    4. The LED in his chest is extremely bright. The moving gears in the abdomen are blowing his mind. There's even a rubber belt inside. The back has a USB Type C connector for charging.
    5. Then he covers the rest of the articulation. The thigh connectors are diecast. The parts inside the knee he poked at with his knife (?) are also diecast.
    6. For accessories, he comes with an ax and two swords as well as his ion blaster.
    7. In summary, he's very impressed with the figure. The figure looks amazing. The paint is very well done. The joints are nice and tight. The attention to detail rivals the Threezero figures. The spinning gears just bring to figure to a whole new level. At 699 RMB, the price isn't too bad. He hopes the company will continue to make more characters.

    I don't collect any non-transforming figures and even I'm tempted after watching this review. It's similar to the recent Yolopark AMK figures. They don't transform, but the price they're charging and the quality make it more appealing than any of the Threezero figures.
     
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  15. pigeonskyrat

    pigeonskyrat Vettel GOAT

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    this is the first figure ive seen with a fucking type c charging port lmao i kinda wanna get it just because of that
     
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  17. nutnut

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    to be honest i'm disappointed its not a model kit like it was originally. The designer is my hero. Wish i had half of his talent.
     
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  18. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    Was there any mention of the quality?
     
  19. Illiterate Scholar

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    Yeah, he thinks the figure is high quality.
     
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  20. ManelFigures

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

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    100€ for that incredible design? Sold. Let's see the final price on ShowZ, can't wait!.