RP44 Thomas (KO FT44 Astrotrain)

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  1. octobotimus

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    Ironically they probably have already. Especially if this truly is BMB. (Those new 3p seekers were made by them)
     
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    Oh u can bet ur ass they're buying them and saying they would never. Spirit animal: hippo. As in hippocrit!

     
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    Which podcast was this?
     
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    And the funniest part? When KO Cyclonus was announced, I said that FT can reissue their stuff at ANY MOMENT, any moment, they can end the scarcity at any goddamn time if they want to, they can reissue whatever they want, they CAN, people came to throw a ton of excuses, but at the end, that was the truth, FT can reissue any of their figures at any time, but they just don't want to, they enjoy seeing their figures go for twice or triple the price, they don't give a damn about improving their supply methods, no, they love the preorder bullshit and low supply
    And this is the best example, they could have made another batch of FT Thomas MONTHS AGO, but it takes 2 KOs to make them reissue him, without the KO menace FT would have never reissued Thomas or maybe the reissue was going to be a "SUPER LIMITED" crap like Cyclonus with bad QC at twice the price, worst 3rd party company in the world, the designers should leave and join BMB or UT
     
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    Little Dutch Official TFW2005 Masterpiece Weigher

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    Assume around $120,-.
     
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    Hicks_Royel Hurts feelings being honest.

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    I have to agree with the idea that FT enjoyed utilizing the "fear of missing out" by adding Limited Edition to the listings of figures like the first three Aerialbots.
     
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    Does anyone know if the chest pin in this is different from FT-44? It looks smooth to me but I can't compare since I refuse to open mine up. Mine cost too damn much to risk breaking. :confused: 

    Did they actually use the correct pin?
    rp-44 chest pin.png

    Here's one mid-slide.
    rp-44 chest pin 2.png
     
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    My gosh, they did it.
    The original FT-44 part was a black screw.
     
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    Awesome. Now i'll be able to finally transform Thomas without fear. :lol 
     
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    This reminds me of the KO Hot Rod, apparently fixing some issue the original MP had. I never had one but when researching it I saw it come up often.
     
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    Yeah!! It actually wasn't that bad transforming Thomas - the knees were more of an issue for me. But the new pins instead of screws are a huge improvement. Hopefully they fixed the knees too.
     
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    Only the chrome issue was fixed on the KO
     
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    1. A quick introduction of the figure and shows off the box. The packaging is different. I think he says the original was in white styrofoam or something.
    2. The accessories are the same.
    3. He doesn't have the original figure anymore. Any comparisons that he makes are based on his memories of the old figure and info from his friends. So please forgive him if he makes any mistakes.
    4. The weight of the figure is similar to the original. Even though he can't say whether they're using the same material, the build quality should also be similar.
    5. The paint and the diecast are the same as the original. The entire figure looks exactly the same.
    6. The only thing he noticed is the runners not being cut as cleanly as FT.
    7. There are other blemishes as well. The gap on the wing isn't as straight, and the shoulders aren't screwed in as tightly. These issues could just be an issue with QC lottery. He can't say whether all of them will have such issues.
    8. He goes through the transformation for both modes. He says if you want a tutorial, best to look at his previous review. He does start talking in the middle of the shuttle transformation. He just says that part is extremely tight.
    9. When he's done, he gives more thoughts on the transformation. First of all, he says the transformation isn't bad. It's actually improved. In the original toy, a lot of people had trouble clipping in the top thruster. The KO removed one of the tabs. Another improvement is for the chest area. I'm not sure what he's describing, just that it's easier to do now. Lastly, there's a gap on the top of the shuttle. He recently hurt his wrists, so he's unable to use much force. He doesn't know whether it's cause he couldn't use his full strength, or whether there's something misaligned. If that's not the case, then this might be the fault of the KO.
    10. For the train, it's also very good. The center gap is gone, so it's probably something not aligned properly in the previous transformation.
    11. Overall, he says the transformation feels good. They removed a lot of the annoying tabs and slots so it feels smoother. He's not going to bother with things like articulation since it's a KO. You can watch his original review for the same thing.
     
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    There's actually 9 left. 6 in regular packaging and 3 in collector's grade packaging.
     
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