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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Not Perfect, but…

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He’s a cracking figure, this one. I think in terms of value-per-pound, Perfect Effect PC-16 is a little over-priced (especially if you hook him up with the even more over-priced PC-15 expansion, which I have done). There’s definitely a lot of thin plastic going on. But as a standalone Voyager-sized Optimus he’s terrific, and he definitely works wonderfully with Takara Legends Ginrai (or Hasbro Titans Return Powermaster Prime).

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