Fanstoys Apache

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I had this fella pre-ordered long before Open & Play Big Spring was a thing. I can only really justify one space on the shelf, so the fight is on. Out of the box, the Fanstoys bot is as chunky as you’d expect. I couldn’t say which I prefer at this stage, however. I’m fearful about the transformation, too – could that be what swings it in favour of Open & Play? We’ll see.

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Fanstoys Koot

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Koot then – looks terrific in both modes, as you’d expect from Fanstoys. That transformation, though! The pain. Which I guess you sorta kind of also expect from Fanstoys, to a degree. Some of their stuff is a doddle to transform but plenty isn’t. I think this is possibly the least enjoyable I’ve experienced from them, moreso even than Sovereign.
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Fanstoys has a crack at minibots

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Right, Fanstoys Spindrift, or Masterpiece Seaspray, if you will. Out of the box I’d say the bot really impresses. Very sturdy and hefty, with good posing. I’m impressed. That transformation though feels far fiddlier than it needed to be, as if the torso section has simply just been over-engineered a tad. And the alt is OK, but not sensational. The arms, torso and legs don’t quite line up perfectly leaving everything looking just ever so slightly wonky. Can’t say the head at the rear bothers me, though, unlike some others.

It maybe feels like a bit of a nearly but not quite in all areas except the bot, which is definitely a winner at least. And I’m definitely enjoying him a lot.

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REVIEW: FansToys FT-08 Grinder

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This afternoon I’ve been playing with Toyworld Cosmos and the thing that has occupied most of my thoughts is how he’s such a completely unknown quantity. He’s unlike anything I’ve handled before, and it’s frying my brain. Grinder is on the exact opposite end of the spectrum. If you have experience of the Fanstoys Dinobots, you will know precisely what to expect from him.

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