Robot Paradise RP-01/01B Acoustic Wave (Formerly FansToys FT-02) G1 Soundwave & Cassette

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. Thighvastator

    Thighvastator Well-Known Member

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    Unboxed my RP-01 today and I'm absolutely amazed. He actually has a slight teapot hinge in the waist and a butterfly joint that you can access by untabbing his shoulders. The figure is most likely meant to do all these since the shoulder hinges aren't floppy at all when untabbed and the teapot hinge also holds just fine. If anybody mentioned these before then sorry since the last time I visited this thread was before the figure was actually shipped to customers lol. And the hands are great too, they feel very similar to DS-01's. Took the pic right after unboxing him so I hadn't put any of the accessories/weapons on him. Still looks super awesome!

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  2. f0cus

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    Technically the teapot hinge "should" be stabilised by flipping down the 2 metal tabs in his butt. But if it works for you then then that's fine.

    Nice pic bud.
     
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    I consider that to be more optional than "should be" anything. Its not visible and doesnt hinder anything. I have mine locked in right now bc i prefer him to be solid but dont think itll hurt anything to have it loose anymore than having the shoulders untabbed would. Just preference i guess
     
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    I am an FT only collector. I am an FT only collector. I am an FT only collector.

    I don’t need to order DS-Jets because FT will make them one day before I’m dead! This impulse will pass. This impulse will pass. THIS IMPULSE WILL PASS!

    Word for word, literally just went through my head :D 
     
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  5. Thighvastator

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    Thanks! And yeah I later noticed that it is actually a required step for proper transformation between the modes. I always like it when a mistransformation can be useful like this.

    Lol, if it makes you feel any better, mine came with two left hands and there have been multiple reports in this forum about people having the same hand issue. QC seems to be a bit rough on DS-01.
     
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    Received mine yesterday and had some time to mess around with it a bit. Pretty much the same thoughts as everyone else. Nice heft, good range of motion, looks very toon. I forgot who mentioned it, but I agree that the RP one's head has softer features, while the MP-13 head looks more menacing. This also gave me an opportunity to take MP-13 off the shelf to play around with, and MP-13 is still a great figure, but I will be using RP for the toon shelf.

    Some comparisons of tape deck mode:
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    Robot Mode:
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    As for FIBRIR, the sculpt and size is quite nice, but the arms are atrocious. The lack of a bicep swivel makes the posability pretty limited. TT has no bicep swivel either, but the ball jointed shoulders does help a bit. Some comparison pictures of other Frenzies. Obviously, MMC is the most posable because it is much bigger, so it might not be a fair comparison. P.S. I always thought something was off with the MMC one, now I realize what it is. The paint scheme on the shins are wrong. Might paint them up some day to match the toon.

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    Arms out to the side, RP one needs to cheat to do this. TT is just using the shoulders.
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    Hands on hips. RP cannot do this at all. TT can cheat it a bit.
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    Any other bombusbee boys got this going on?
     

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  8. Turbine027

    Turbine027 Boys or Toys? BOTH!

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    I just checked my tracking and I’ve got basically the same messages … so no need to fret yet :D 
     
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    Funny that no one has gotten it right yet.

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    Aren't they aiming for cartoon accuracy, not toy accuracy?
     
  11. nomolos

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    were they? FT comes close with the leg colors, but I can't figure out what MMC was after. I love MMC's but it's wrong to everything in the leg department.
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    Yeah, that's a bummer for sure. There's no excuse for it these days, and weird after they did such a great job on poseability with Soundwave. He can shoot sideways or across his body but he looks like he's trying to be a gangsta.
     
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    I imagine my Acoustic Wave just hanging around the first class lounge sipping complementary drinks while waiting for the plane to board.
     
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    Yuuup :( 
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    Is there a customer service number for Robot Paradise?

    The gun accessory I received is not quite right (difficult to extend, doesn’t fully extend, and chrome part is very crooked when extended). Just wondering if they would be able to send a replacement as opposed to returning it to the retailer.

    Or, does anyone know how to disassemble the gun to see if I can fix it myself?
     
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    And from Dell at that....

    I spent about 5K Canadian on a scratch built PC last year, including all peripherals.
     
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    Wtf did YOU buy for that? :D 

    6800xt or 3080?
     
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    No, worse, for three days it's been just miles from me here in Phoenix! I know Thursday was Thanksgiving but I was expecting it yesterday. I hate those "so close but so far" situations more because it makes me think something went wrong in the delivery process. My wife had one of her orders delivered on Thanksgiving day so I really didn't think things would be slowed down too much.
     
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  20. Kevin Iaquinto

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    Probably for work. I build computers for 3D CAD use for a few companies and they're about $3800-5000 after our markup/time spent on them. I see none of that money, of course... but if you're a company that designs water parks worldwide, you're paying top dollar for computers.

    I think BioMec mentioned they do some sort of bio stuff (literally in their username) and I've built computers for cancer research/biotech places as well. You can use a shocking amount of resources when doing that stuff.