2010 Unicron Teeth Trading?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by karaokeninja, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. karaokeninja

    karaokeninja Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Posts:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Hey, what's happening, everybody? So, I was just rocking out to some Spectre General, and I decided nothing was gonna stand in my way. Not tonight.

    See, my 2010 Unicron warms the cockles of my heart... but apparently, like many of y'all out there, mine was afflicted with identical dental...itis. In other words, the damn teeth are the exact same, so instead of smoothly meshing, they gnash. My solution? Well, I honestly just swapped 'em with the grey teeth on my Armada Unicron (who's now rather sadly moth-balled).

    But then it occurred to me: if *lots* of people are having this problem, then surely, SOMEONE out there has an extra one of the doors *I* need (and vice versa, of course!). So, anyone interested in trading?? Disassembly is real easy, and the parts are flat enough to wrap in some bubble wrap or even paper towel and awkwardly stuff into a envelope. Boom... problem solved!

    Just take a look at the image below of my teeth/doors (remember, I swapped 'em...so that's why they're currently mounted in Armada planet shells/wings). If you have the opposite set, just PM me! And, by all means, if y'all dig this idea, post pics of *your* identical teeth and let's all get a-tradin'!

    [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  2. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Posts:
    4,334
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +37
    Ebay:
    I was unaware that this was a common problem.
     
  3. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,065
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +11
  4. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Posts:
    4,838
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Likes:
    +2
    Now I'm just imagining them trading their prosthetic teeth... o_O 
     
  5. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2005
    Posts:
    14,696
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +43
    If it's a case of most everyone having the same side be a duplicate then probably be worth hitting up someone that makes repro parts and see if they'll add these to their parts list. Very simple part to make repros of I'd bet. Perhaps better supplied as a set of two so the plastic colour of both teeth parts matches.
     
  6. karaokeninja

    karaokeninja Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Posts:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Oh damn...I just caught up with the main Unicron thread. *Everyone* with this problem has the SAME 3-tooth problem!? Haha...crazy!

    Well, I went ahead and e-mailed RobotKingdom (where I ordered Unicron from). They replied back promptly asking for a photograph of the problem. That's encouraging! I'll zap 'em a pic and post any feedback I get from them.

    Again, I won't die if they don't come through. I like the gimmick--certainly more than the light-up hand or the chest missile--but I don't mind sticking with my salvaged Armada Unicron doors...

    Now...what I'd *really* kill for is a stand for planet mode that doesn't blow...
     
  7. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Posts:
    12,359
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +33
    Ebay:
    Mine doesn't have that problem:rock 

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,065
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +11
    Regarding a stand, I've seen some Gundam stands that have been used for FP Defender in chopper mode. Anyone have luck with those and Unicron?
     
  9. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Posts:
    15,066
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +108
    That ain't happening. The Action Base stands aren't designed to hold something with as much weight as Unicron. And they certainly don't come with a clip capable of securing him.

    That said, if you were to link four of the bases together, you could probably arrange the arms in a way that's capable of supporting him without too much trouble. It wouldn't exactly be pretty, though.
     
  10. Manok

    Manok Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2010
    Posts:
    510
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    shouldn't takara send out a set to those with the problem? Is there any reason why they wouldn't?
     
  11. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Posts:
    12,359
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +33
    Ebay:
    What about that old Unicron.com display stand?
     
  12. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,065
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +11
    That's what I thought. I had the Armada version on the Unicron.com stand and the main bar snapped on me. It had a second bar that served as a spare, but I'm not risking the 2010 version on it.
     
  13. karaokeninja

    karaokeninja Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Posts:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    The Unicron.com stand sucks.
     
  14. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2008
    Posts:
    10,563
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +31
    If anyone ever has 2 of the 4teeth parts, I hereby claim dibs!
     
  15. Jason Blue Boost

    Jason Blue Boost Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Posts:
    2,204
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +13
    I was trying to decide which Unicron to open up and display. The black Energon one or the 2010 version. Now it looks like this teeth problem has made my decision.
     
  16. karaokeninja

    karaokeninja Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Posts:
    46
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Likes:
    +0
    Well not everyone has the teeth problem, so make sure you check before.
     

Share This Page