Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by Skyfire21, Aug 1, 2011.
I don't even bother trying to peg in the legs, lol.
Got mine today. Love it. The transformation was a little awkward at first, but it works out pretty well. I did have to shave a bit of plastic off of the blade pegs to get them to fit. A hobby knife will do the trick for anyone that's encountering the same issues. Don't cut into it. Just run the blade in an upward motion as if you're peeling fruit. You'll get thin shavings of plastic. Do this two or three times and try fitting the blade in. If it doesn't work, try it two or three more times. It should be fitting by then. And if you shave a little too much off, apply some Future to the pegs.
I think the plastic quality is a step up from Springer, Swindle, and Blast-Off. It almost feels official, but it's not totally there yet.
He reminds me of one of the deluxe Insecticons with the canopy covering his head. Just add a horn on the top.
Great figure-the nostalgia was overwhelming when I opened him up. Like I was in the fourth grade again, taking out "da bugs" outside to play.
Legs are super FRIGGIN' tight (crotch)-which I guess is better than having the ball joints loose.
And no problems at all on the blades/shuriken. Would be cool for FP to sell some of these accessories separately.
Finally got my (first) Thundershred in.
It's almost cliche to say it, but FansProject knocked it out of the park with this one. They're playing with the big boys now. And I mean it it a good way, this totally feels like an official release, with the sturdiness and the quality of plastics, and without the slight over-complicated-ness that FP stuff can be prone to.
And holy crap is this figure sturdy. Thick, heavy, and chunky. I knew he was pretty big, but feeling the heft of the figure in-hand is a whole different story.
The horror stories of the broken claw pegs had me worried. But yeah, trim out the sockets a bit, and you're good to go. The pegs are thicker and sturdier than I imagined. It must just be the extra force of trying to jam them into the too-tight sockets that makes them prone to over-stressing and breakage.
So yeah, totally loving this figure. Those weapons are just awesome. Can't wait for my other two to show up for some Insecticon-clone goodness, and then for the other two guys to get released. Because this is going to be awesome.
If someone could post a picture of how to trim on the blades pegs or on the wrist gauntlets that'll make sense to me. Because I work better with visuals than how people describe it.
It's nothing you need a visual for: If you own it, you know where the peg holes are: just take an exacto knife and cut a thin layer of plastic off on all four sides all the way through (two sides have plastic bits on the inside too, so those need to be trimmed as well).
Has anyone tried fitting him with any guns?
Look in the clear pictures thread. Zambot I believe clipped a gun or something to him.
*I know. put the wrong pic on. Don't have pic of CA-03 lol. I did arm him though. But he is changing armaments... due to upgrade kit.
It's not hard at all, E. Just tilt the hobby knife so that the blade is at an angle and run it up the peg. You want to peel a little bit of the plastic off, but not too much. You're not doing any actual cutting, though.
Thanks guys. Man, I need to get my ass off and buy him so that I can do this mod.
Just to echo, if you've ever peeled vegetables, or done wood carving, it's the same general principle. You just run the knife edge gently along the surface you want to carve down, shaving little bits of almost paper-thin plastic off as you go. Just keep testing the fit periodically, to the point where the blades pop in firmly, but with little resistance.
It doesn't take much doing. The fit's just barely too tight.
THUNDERSHRED AT MY WORKDESK (8/22):
WARBOT VS. THUNDERSHRED (8/22):
Just opened my Thundershred. Awesome figure. I love it. Glad I came to this thread first. Time to do some surgery on those peg holes. Sheesh.
Where exactly is the problem with the peg holes being too tight? Is it just on the arms or on his shoulders as well?
Where do I need to trim? Do you have a picture?
You could widen the actual holes the blades plug into by shaving (not cutting) a bit of plastic off. Or you could trim the peg on the actual blade itself...the part that gets plugged in. You only really need a hobby knife to do this. It's clean, quick, and simple work.
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