Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by payres, Oct 2, 2017.
Yeah, I wouldn't want to take on Darth Vader with a light sweeper, lol.
Maybe dust disrupts the force ?
You mean "dusts ups" the force? Lol bad pun...
Well looks like bbts has them coming. Just got my preordered email
Well, he does hate the sand...
Decided to go for fire convoy in the end, I'll ask TCP if they wouldn't mind giving him the once over though. Time to read through the thread to see what they need to look for.
Hmm well I watched the video but I don't know any Japanese so I have no idea what was discussed. I've looked over the posts but I can't see anything I could clearly ask "hey, could you check these couple of parts for me before shipping?"
Would someone be so good as to let me know what I should ask them? I can't ask them to make fire convoy for me and then repack, lol. If they wanted to do that I'm sure they kept a copy for themselves
Check over my posts. Left some ideas there
Yes I saw a picture of the same foot and reports of things not interlocking but no idea where on the toys these issues are.
I don't speak a lick of Japanese so the wrong attack issue is a non issue to me!
Ah, I didn't go far enough back! Thanks!
Also check the tabbing that red fire truck roof can stay shut. The gray double panels.
For God Fire Convoy mode, make sure the roof cab or where the head sits also can close in fully.
God Magnus mode also check the roof cab tabbing in vehicle mode and robot mode. Seems like the cab roofs for some People went to shit. Mine are fine.
I’m wondering if keeping the second one MISB is a good idea.
For the Japanese video just watch when he gets to the 7 steps. Each time he has a circle showing off the defective part. You won’t need to understand Japanese. Just go through the video and study visually what he shows to the viewer. It will be way clearer guaranteed
Very much appreciated, I've asked TCP to give it a look over, neither of us want to be dealing with returns and exchanges so hopefully they'll ensure I get a good one. Hopefully it's not too much to look over and the first one is fine.
Where is the Japanese video you guys are talking about?
Seems like some unscrupulous retailers are trying to mislead the fandom by suggesting that the main issue is an unlicensed sound clip instead of the numerous QC defects reported on Amazon JP (right clik on mouse and google translate to read all the rage inside). Here's a video by a chinese reviewer.
Common flaws spotted in sequence of video:
- Graphics printed wrongly on box showing Fire Convoy combining with Super God Sword instead of God Magnus
- Right arm back not aligning properly with Fire Convoy's back during transformation sequence (mold issue)
- Cab top not flushed in vehicle mode (not seen in this video)
- First click on thigh ratchet joint faulty resulting in God Fire Convoy not being able to pose properly
- Gun does not fit snugly in both of Fire Convoy's fists
- Cannot do trademark handshake as God Magnus' thumb cannot fit into Fire Convoy's fist, workaround method is to twist Fire Convoy's fist 180 degrees and use the underside (LOL)
- Ladder portion seems to be utilizing the Hasbro mold? The side of the ladder is molded solid for the bottom portion unlike the previous Takara iteration
- Matrix compartment swivel not secured with steel rod so it drops off when opened (not seen in this video)
- Missile launchers not assembled nicely, ugly gaps seen, more of a nitpick really
- Face mask blemish
- Mouth edge not painted
- Weapon sound effect when triggered for Magna Lazer says Magna Vulcan instead
- Weapon sound effect when triggered for Magna Vulcan says Magna Laser instead
- For the above 2 sound effects, it seems the voice chip was installed incorrectly, however to fix this there is a high probability of irreparable damage to the figure
- Feet connector assembled wrongly, can be fixed though
- God Fire Convoy's head compartment does not sit flushed for some figures due to light piping for God Fire Convoy head which is also the head connector not affixed properly, can be fixed by unscrewing his head
- Some fist assemblies not done properly resulting in damage(? can't really translate this part) (not seen in this video)
Overall, OP recommends buying IF you can open it to check before buying AND if price drops (voice sounds very reluctant asking why QC wasn't done properly, esp with regards to the voice effect as it is the main draw). But there really are many issues even though its still a good toy.
Last shot or not, the main issues reported by buyers on Amazon JP echo those of this chinese reviewer. A "HK shop owner" says the recall is due to an unlicensed sound chip and not mainly because of QC issues? Yea we should really really believe him cuz he has no vested interests in selling this POS instead of returning it without any profit made on his part. Oh, and everyone who posted a 1 star review on Amazon JP is wrong (/sarcasm). Thanx for the lulz
Official posting at Takara Tomy:
「TFアンコール ゴッドファイヤーコンボイ」 お詫び及び回収のお知らせ｜トランスフォーマーオフィシャルサイト｜タカラトミー
What does it say??? Please!
Basically they're collecting all the products back because there was a mistake in package advertising versus what was actually provided in the voice clips from the toy. They say we can return them for a full refund, but makes no mention of giving back replacement parts. So this might be that recall that people are talking about. So yea, looks like they are taking them back. Ouch.
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