FP Flameblast arrived Saturday from Kapow, just got my hands on him today. Cool wee figure, plenty of poses he can assume, and the weapons (and storage for the pistols) are pretty neat. Never had the Blast Off version of this guy, but going to assume that the fact that some of the joints are so loose is because of mold degradation? The figure itself is fine, but the hinge that the front of the shuttle mode swings back on and the little bits that attach his rocket boosters are a pretty loose. Not terrible, by any means, because neither really affects either mode too much, but it is noticable compared to the usually "almost too tight" FP manufacturing, which is still present on the majority of pieces. I got him fairly cheap anyway, so it's not a huge problem, but a little niggle I have.
Also noticed that he feels a bit smaller than the other Causality guys I have, namely the 3 Insecticons. Again, for the price, he's fine, but if I'd paid an extra fiver or tenner, like most places are charging, I'd feel a bit let down. Last problem I've got with it is the sword. It's pretty cool, and I do always like my melee weapons for TFs, but I wish there'd been a place to store it properly in robot mode when it's not in his hands. So: 3 quite minor things, all of which I've seen much worse examples of in official releases in recent years, but they're just more noticeable here because of Fansproject's otherwise stellar record. Also, he can't be that bad, because I'm still eyeing up Warcry.
assembling a Neo-G1/TF:TM cast. Please PM if you have (or know of) the following at a reasonable price: Classics or Henkei Astrotrain, Ramjet, Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Blurr, or 3rd Party Motobot Arcee, iGear Ratchet and Ironhide.
Also looking for Universe Repugnus and Overbite, Frostbite and Longhorn and any Webdiver toys.