Fans Toys FT-42 Hunk (Masterpiece Brawn)
Fans Toys items usually come with an outer plastic baggie to protect the box.
Oddly, it seems that FT went back to making “twin layer” styrofoam packaging for their figures. The Combiners were already using the new “single layer styrofoam with plastic bubble” trays for packaging. Different productions from different factories?
Diecast parts include:
-Sections of the torso
-Some of the joints
Hunk features rubberized tires. So be mindful of that when you leave it displayed in vehicle mode in a hot environment. He also has chromed mags so be careful when touching it with bare hands to avoid fingerprint smudging and eventual tarnish (particularly the spare tire on his back/ roof).
Since this is a Third Party, non-official item, it doesn’t come with a faction symbol. It’s best to get some stickers from Reprolabels/Toyhax.com to make this guy more “toon-accurate”. Alternately, you can also use “water slide decals” to make them look even more flawless (you won’t see the edges, unlike with stickers) but I’ve never really had the proper skills, or time (usually needs to be individually cut first) to work with those.
For water slide decals, most folks recommend the one from Ocean Studio. Here:
To apply stickers, I find the best way to stick the stickers on is to use the tip of a blade, or a flat, small-tipped object, this way you have more control over the application, as compared to using one’s stubby 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.
The Autobot’s demolitions expert, Brawn is incredibly strong (listed as the second strongest Autobot in his bio), despite his diminutive size. Brawn also tends to overcompensate due to his stature and look down on other Autobots who are perceived ask meek.
The most macho of all the Autobots (according to his bio)!
Gotta love the shiny gold chrome on this guy.
The oddly large feet take some getting used to, but it is what it is I suppose.
There is a waist joint, but to get to it, you have to untab the backpack to get the clearance to move. It’s a bit of an annoyance.
Sadly, Hunk does not come with an ab crunch joint.
To replace the faceplate, just lift his chin upward until the face plate comes off.
He comes with a pistol.
Interestingly, Fans Toys changed the idea of how the pistol is gripped by the figure, instead of the usual “fit tab into palm” concept for almost all Masterpiece figures, this one uses a “canal style” way of fitting the weapon into his hand, and it totally works! It makes it so much easier to insert and remove the weapon. Sheer genius!
“I remembered to bring my blaster this time, creeps!”
Just like the episode “The Ultimate Doom” Part 1, Hunk comes with a drill for his vehicle mode so the rescue team can dig underground and save Sparkplug.
The drill is just clipped onto his fender.
His pistol can be stored underneath his vehicle mode.
With his fellow minibots.
I’ll do a proper group shot with the minibots once FT rolls out their Spindrift/ Seaspray 2.0, the last minibot missing from the original team. Hopefully FT makes a MP Outback later on as well.
Overall, another great Fans Toys figure! I love it! It looks like Brawn stepped right out of the cartoon in both modes! Transforming him can be a bit confusing and forcing all the tabs for the panels into place is not fun, but it’s not as bad as other FT figures.
It’s a shame he doesn’t come with Megatron’s fusion cannon like the Badcube Brawny does. Visually he looks really stunning and I’m glad I waited for FT to make him rather than track down Badcube’s Brawny. I hope Fans Toys makes Outback to wrap up the Minibots but it’s going to take some excessive tooling of this figure to get that job done.