Fans Toys FT-41 Sheridan (Masterpiece Warpath)
Fanstoys items usually come with an outer plastic baggie to protect the box.
Since this is a Third Party, non-official item, it’s best to get some stickers from Reprolabels/Toyhax.com to make this guy more “toon-accurate”.
To apply, I find the best way to stick the stickers on is to use the tip of a blade, this way you have more control over the application, as compared to using just your fingers. You can also use the blade to help gently peel off a corner of the sticker in case you didn’t center it right and need to re-apply.
Blam! Pow! Warpath tends to always interject his sentences with onomatopoeia (the naming of an action by a vocal imitation of the sound associated with it). One of the more heavily armored Autobots, Warpath is nearly indestructible. His cannon can fire a wide range of various projectiles, ranging from thermal, cryogenic acid and even sonic munitions.
Amazing sculpt and paint finish, as usual from this company.
Transforming him is a bit difficult, but a bit fun and intuitive compared to the more complex transformations of other FT products.
lol… just for fun.
Admittedly, he’s a bit tall for a minibot, but I think that’s how the scale does appear in the G1 cartoons, since he is supposed to be a tank.
He stands roughly 6.5 inches tall and weighs 296 Grams. His heft leaves quite an impression when you lift him out of the box.
The toy is roughly the same size as an MP car bot. Strangely, most reviews used MP Anime Colors Smokescreen for size comparisons. Maybe it was the timing of both being released almost at the same time? I figured may as well do the same.
When the figure was released, there were some quality control issues. Some units were shipped with the left leg disconnected right out of the box, caused by a faulty, shorter pin used in the construction. Fans Toys had addressed the issue and supplied customers with replacement pins for the knee. This issue was very prominent in units with the QC sticker #31 and 32. Mine was QC # 35 and I didn’t encounter this problem, thankfully.
If you need to get the replacement parts, just send an Email to email@example.com
The figure only comes with one accessory, the alien mask from the episode “Hoist goes to Hollywood”.
With this, you more or less complete the “aliens” from the episode (Hoist, Tracks, Sunstreaker, Powerglide and Warpath). You can actually recreate this scene using official MP tracks, Sunstreaker, X-Transbots’ Paean (Hoist) and DX9’s Richtophen (Powerglide). Paean comes with a spare mask for Tracks, while the others come with their respective masks. I wanted to do a proper group pic of this but it was already 1 AM when I was doing the photoshoot so I called it a day. Perhaps next time.
Overall, the figure is beautiful! The sculpts, details and paint all make it very well worth the price. I do wish it came with some other accessories but I guess it is what it is.
I did have to loosen the screws on his knee joints as they were insanely tight. I would recommend doing this if you plan to get this figure, as the tightness might cause something to break if you force the joint to move. Once you loosen the screw a hair, it will move much smoother.
Rumor has it that this is actually Fans Toys’ first release after acquiring their own factory? I don’t know how true but it does seem they’re off to a good start (problems with QC # 32 and 33 aside).