FT clear Phoenix

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by octobotimus, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. mikequillm

    mikequillm Well-Endowed Member

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    I was going to. It wasn't too hard to talk myself out of it though
     
  2. Such Heroic Nonsense

    Such Heroic Nonsense No!

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    Hmmm. It's nice n' all. But when I don't have the original and would like to see an affordable reissue, the overriding question is 'clearly' gonna be ... what's the point? :inquisiti 
     
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  3. Delduwath

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    Clear plastic is notoriously more brittle and fragile than opaque plastic, right? Combined with the high entry price and the "We won't support this" notice from FansToys, this is a pretty definite "Pass" for me.

    (I also have mixed feelings on the aesthetics of figures made entirely from clear plastic, anyway)
     
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  4. the_last_toltek

    the_last_toltek technobot

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    so i'm still debating, after reading the thread, if they don't get the deposits for the pre-order will that motivate them to drop the price?
     
  5. octobotimus

    octobotimus Bad company ruins good morals

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    People not buying something will show them regardless.
     
  6. toonbot

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    People are purchasing Thomas at $350-400+ I don't think it's the price.

    I think it's the fact that it is transparent. Making an investment that high, people don't want it to crumble in their hands.
     
  7. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    Here's some pics from a WeChat thread.

    mmexport1603842837417.jpg mmexport1603841355843.jpg mmexport1603841364442.jpg mmexport1603841369801.jpg mmexport1603841359067.jpg
     
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    Orion2703 Ultimate Hunter

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    Yikes, that thing is hideous!
    Nope, don't care for that at all, and I love my phoenix.
     
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    I wonder if there are any mad lads out there that are going to buy this and paint him to look like the original
     
  11. mikequillm

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    Weird that some parts are clear and some are frosted
     
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    I love this mold, top 3 for me, thank god I am not into clear versions. What are the repaints possibilities for this character? Robotech/macross maybe?
     
  13. daimchoc

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    Chrisola Solid crotch ratchet

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    I like the frosted look, in the cartoon he was frozen in ice after all!

    But not the actual clear parts. Not for me.
     
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    GAUGE Wargod ARTS

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    Main thing that's always been tough for me about Translucent toys is that unless there is a canon reason they are clear like say Starscream's Ghost or say, Mirage being invisible, or Prime's Trailer, you know? stuff like that.

    I just can't get into clear translucent stuff. I won't lie it does look cool if that's all you like to collect than sure it can look beautiful on a shelf, so long as you never ever play with it.

    Would be kinda funny if they decided to make all the titan figures (Base Formers and Combiners) fully Translucent.
     
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    I liked the special edition Sphinx (Mirage) where he was half translucent. I thought that was a justified purpose for a clear plastic version of the figure.

    Otherwise, I've never had any use for a clear version of anything. I pulled the trigger on this guy because I already have every other Fans Toys figure. I have to admit though... the clear plastic is growing on me. He looks good in the shared pictures.

    Also, I learned that they produced 1000 of these figures. That's the same number of each of the "X" Dibots, and less than the number of FT-10X figures produced.
     
  18. Blingotron

    Blingotron Too Poor For Floor Polish

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    I actually considered this...
     
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  19. Shanxs

    Shanxs Open your eyes. Can't you see?

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    I have this guy pre ordered.
    And i got invoice to pay for it.
    But now i see they want to sell it for 500 usd.
    Bit expensive for no FT service.
     
  20. daimchoc

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