BTS-03 Matrix of Leadership Reviews

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by Sol Fury, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Ah, good, carry on then. Nothing to see here. *whistles*


    Anyway for 20 bucks, this set is a steal. IRC, a pair of repro fists for OP is like $8. You get an axe, a jetpack, 2 guns, 2 fists, a matrix and the matrix connector for $20. Bloody steal. This is what CrazyDevy should do. I preordered this set the moment I read the review.
     
  2. blurr69

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    Very nice review. Definitely helped inform my desicion to buy or not ^^.
     
  3. ben2099

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    Worst piece of crap i have ever bought!! The jetpack doesn't click on, the matrix housing won't allow the cab to close properly, and there are no instructions to try to alleviate these problems

    i want my money back and i want to warn everyone else to stay away from these rip off artists!!!
     
  4. Red Snarl

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    Oddly the color is closer to the G2 prime. You can see it in the fifth picture.
     
  5. Anguirus

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    Wooooow...

    I need to see if my folks can dig my old G2 Prime out of the basement.
     
  6. Dai-Guard

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    How well do the parts work with Classics Voyager Optimus Prime?
     
  7. thafugue

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    I have the same problem!!! the jetpack doesn't click on. Apparently my G1 prime doesn't have the slot for the tab. How BTS did not account for this is beyond me. Buyer Beware!!!
     
  8. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan OFFICIAL MMM REP

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    Is there a remold of Prime that is missing that tab?

    You should take a pic so people will know if theirs will work or not. Mine had no issues fitting any of the parts and it is the recent HB reissue.
     
  9. lord ginrai

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    I have the New Years reissue of Prime and my backpack attached pretty snug.
    This set is great value. All the pieces are of excellent quality and everything comes in a nicely designed box.

    I'm really surprised to hear people having complaints about this set. As far as the cab not properly closing, are you sure you pushed the Matrix housing all the way in? Mine wouldn't close completely at first but when I pushed it down further everything fitted together just fine.
     
  10. mitchsantona

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    Same here. Check out my review on my Youtube channel withthe link below. My OP is slot-less aqnd the QC on this set is garbage.
     
  11. mitchsantona

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    Check the review out I did on my channel in my sig. I have an OP without the slot as well.
     
  12. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    mitchsantona - The jet pack is supposed to be modeled from the jetpack the Autobots used in Dinobot Island, it's not Sideswipe's. In order to be able to attach the jet pack you have to have a G2 Prime or later (all the reissue molds used this as a base). The slot was for the G2 soundpack. Also the silver 'mystery' piece connects to the tab on the trailer
     
  13. THISisIT

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    what is the extra silver piece for??
     
  14. Razorclaw

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    Doubleclouder answered you question already.

    Anyway, my G1 OP is the original, and he doesn't have the tab for the jetpack. Bummer, but at least classics OP can use it. I'll see if I can jury-rig some connection for my G1 OP.
     
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    Pics of the set being used with Classics Voyager Optimus, please.
     
  16. GAUGE

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    what is this tab ya'll keep talking about?

    photos please

    If you mean the The tab sticking out of the trailer (the tab you press to launch Roller) it's on there.

    After seeing a much more in depth review, I'm going to go ahead and totally pass on this set. I'm sorry but 20.00 is not worth a matrix chamber w/ matrix to me. not when I already have the gold chromed matrix that came with my Purple G1 Galvatron.
     
  17. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    You have them in the first post, and there is also a link in the first post that leads to a full picture gallery of this set.



    Jetpack uses two tabs to connect to OP in robot mode. One is located on the swiveling part that holds the head, the other is on the protruding part above the legs, on the back of the figure. I think Optibotimus shows them pretty well in his video review of this set.
     
  18. Anguirus

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    Just ordered this set. My mother is sending my my old G2 Optimus, who should have the tabs (they were molded on to hold that crazy electronic box originally, right?)

    I'm really excited. This gives me the perfect excuse to fix up/Reprolabel that Prime. :) 
     
  19. THISisIT

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    The problem is that many variations of the prime mold exist, not all of which have the tab for the jet pack. The jetpack does not connect to my vintage G1 prime correctly. I am a bit annoyed by this. Definitely an oversight.

    And I still don't understand why that stupid silver piece is there. It connects to the trailer?? wtf
     
  20. Anguirus

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    ^ Does an alternative method of attaching the jetpack suggest itself? I'm not sure it's an "oversight" so much as "just won't work if there's no tabs on the mold."
     

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