MFT MS-28 Thunderbolt (Blitzwing)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by VelsR, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. itMFtis

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    I'm curious, do legends+ collectors constantly nag in NA/IF/MST threads that the figures are too small for a legends+ collection?
     
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  2. TIKnTIN

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    no
     
  3. NOCV

    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    I haven't had a chance to skim his episodes yet, but any accessory requests to go with this guy?
     
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    Haha, yes, or at least they used to. “Too short, wait for the MFT KO.”

    But it was just one comment I made about the size, I wouldn’t call that constantly nagging.

    But anyways if Blitz was as good as Astrotrain or even Octane I probably wouldn’t have said anything.
     
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  5. lilcarus

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    zomg...there you go again always nagging.

    saw this bot today and it was an easy pass for me. so i feel your pain.
     
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  6. Charlock

    Charlock I miss Jeremy Bulloch and Jason Wingreen.

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    Blitz showed up while I was on vacation. The package spent no less than 5 days outside. By the time I got to it, both the outer plastic wrapping and the cardboard box were completely soaked through.

    By some miracle, the actual box for the figure stayed completely dry and there was no damage to it or the figure inside. I have to credit @ShowZStore for their amazing packing job for saving this guy!

    So far, I am pretty pleased with the figure as a whole. The obvious complaint of the lack of waist swivel and, other than that, the expressionless face is the only downside I see right now.
     
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  7. Stardiver

    Stardiver Moist for Hoist

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    Just tf'd mine back to tank mode and the right arm (that the arm/wing assembly is on) pinned at his waist came out. Pin wasn't fitted all the way in it seems.

    Should be easy enough to refit with a small hammer and pliers, just a warning.
     
  8. NOCV

    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    Wrap the ends of your pliers in napkin/paper towel/toilet paper to avoid marring the plastic.
     
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  9. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    Deluxe Baldwin pointed out that he does in fact have waist swivel. It's a little bit weird, it can go side to side but not all the way around. And on mine it only seems to want to go in one direction. But it is there!
     
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  10. VelsR

    VelsR Ancient of War

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  11. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    REALLY enjoying Blitzwing. Transforming all three of Mechanic Studios' Decepticon Triple Changers, I've noticed that Astrotrain feels a bit dated now; the materials and tolerances aren't as good as those on the other two. Octane feels the most fiddly and squishy (tho in fairness, it's the most ambitious of the three). Blitzwing definitely feels the most solid.

    Note; I tried the hip fix on him, but I ended up reversing it back. The problem is that by loosening the screw, the lowered hips just float there, and can be pushed back up if you're not careful. This made me worried that instead of stressing the hip ball joints, I might end up stressing or even snapping the stem inside the hips that the screw goes into. A spacer and a longer screw would make me feel better about that fix. or alternatively, a replacement set of thighs that are cut to clear the underside of his torso properly.
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  12. Snaku

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    Only ones I can think of are a football and a throne. Football is problematic cuz ideally you'd want a hand shaped for it but his hands aren't removable. Throne would be huge and overly detailed cuz it's made of several autobots.
     
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  13. LoserBroadside

    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    I'd love some snap-on purple rear elevators for the jet mode. Otherwise, maybe a tiny football coach for him to hold and take tactical suggestions from?
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  14. NOCV

    NOCV Cretin of Kaon

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    My son called this like 2 hrs ago. He said "someone's going to want that football coach for Blitzwing".
     
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    LoserBroadside Your ship just came in.

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    Hahaha!
     
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  16. nhyone

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    First repaint coming up.

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    Does anyone know what's the source for this color scheme?
     
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    Ermmm... lilacs and charcoal?
     
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  18. MinerEdgar

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    Whats the source on that? It's a real good digibash for sure, but like was it from MFTs weibo?
     
  19. Galdelico

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    No idea if it's even possible to remove and swap them, but a couple of bigger and more toon-accurate tail fins (I keep them flipped down to cover the sides of the feet, in bot mode) would be neat. :D 
     
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    Stardiver Moist for Hoist

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    Solid advice! Didn't even need the hammer in the end, just pushed it back in with the nose of the pliers and it's sitting tight and pretty.
    If only all pins were as cooperative!