Toyworld Constructor (Devastator/Constructicons)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Qingtianzhu

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    Kinda, but not one. I translate between the boards and them, I don't work for them. Regardless, PM'ing you @banjoted
     
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    Yep, got it. Thanks ever so much mate.
     
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    Duh, that's why the set is discounted vs V1.

    Seriously, sorry that happened to you. Takes the fun right out of it.
     
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    Hope you get things sorted out soon banjoted. Have you tried any of the other bots yet for problems?

    Hopefully there isn't QC problems with new staff training up after CNY, looking forward to other reports with their new V2 box sets. I had thought about not unboxing mine right away until I make some space, but your post reminds me to check this set out, especially at the cost of it. Mine is somewhere in the shipping system but hopefully will be on hand in the next week or two.
     
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    Can someone lead me to the cheapest place to get this guy?

    TCP has it for $470 shipped and gives $15 in rewards after purchase which is the best ive seen as of now but would like to get it a little less if possible
     
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    TCP is probably the best. After rewards i got it for $425 :D 
     
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    Did anyone else's Hook and Mixmaster turn up with scratched purple clear chest panels? It's not the end of the world, I'd just like to know if I'm the norm or an exception!
     
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    Good grief, I can't believe Toyworld still can't put their figures together properly and at a fairly high defect rate. That's two of four forum members' sets opened so far, with at least one assembly issue. The first one, someone reported a knee was assembled backwards but sounded like that might be fixable with some dis/assembly, and now this two right arms thing on Banjoted's. A third set has scratched up purple translucent pieces on the chests of two figures (not sure how significant).
    My original V1 Green Constructor had to replace the entire partsforming hips piece because it had incorrectly installed panels and one of them was the wrong piece.
    Here's hoping my V2 set doesn't have any QC defects... and I wasn't even planning to open it when it arrives, just sort of keep it for now, but the high likelihood of defects may force the open just to ensure the thing can successfully combine and get any QC issues sorted.
     
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    Ok, noticing some trends here with the new set, so I'm going to jot off some quick advice:

    1. If something doesn't want to move, don't force it, you'll more than likely break it. And this isn't just a TW thing, but an over all MP thing. I always keep a small screwdriver with me when I start messing with a new robot. Just try to loosen some screws, gently get the part moving, and tighten up again. I mentioned this in my review of the set, but I had to do this with MP-36 too. His left hip wouldn't move for transformation and if I hadn't loosened it, I would have sheared that leg clean off. In fact I can't think of one company that I haven't had an overtight screw issue with for at least one figure. And I have warned TW that there is a madman with a powerdriver loose in their factory.
    2. If you have something break, or like @banjoted you have the wrong part, try your retailer AND try the TW aftersale service (enservice.toyworld.jp). TW is notoriously slow about replacements, mostly because it's one guy doing half a million things for the company. I have been told they are trying to get more staff for it, but it takes time. Between that 2 pronged attack, you should be able to get replacement parts.
    3. If you filled in a work order at the TW service and haven't heard anything in a while, email (with pics, order number, etc) to store@toyworld.jp. I know you may be frustrated, but be polite, you'll catch more flies..yadda yadda. Send some friendly reminders here and there and also use the built in messaging service at the after sales site. Squeaky wheel gets the grease and all that. Now I've been reminding them that they have to keep at this, but I will tell you that poor guy is stretched pretty thin.
    Hopefully these issues are at a minimum. The only issue I've heard from the China front so far is one guy got 2 of the closed mouth face instead of 1 of each of the new faces.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled arguing about robots. :lol 
     
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    Nice advice bro... i listened to your advice to loosen the screw but not for the burden head

    Out of the box the head facing his back. Tried to turn but not even 2mm move. I even put some lubricant hoped it can be turned. End up the plastic was twisted... now submitted claim to their system and hopefully they will send replacement...

    So far other part plastic quality is good. Transformed to alt and combine mode without breakage
     

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    That Burden head was tight on mine too, but not immobile. I'll help you where I can.
     
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    Thanks for the sympathies everyone. TFS Express have assured me they'll make sure I'm looked after, and @Qingtianzhu has been super helpful, so I'm feeling a bit better. Still pretty devastating (geddit!) to have such a high price item have such a big problem out of the box and have no ETA on a fix, but still, hopefully we'll get there.
     
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    I don't have much experience with TW figures but for Constructor it seems unfortunately fairly common on v1 and now v2 to have assembly and tolerance defects.

    Is there anything there he could have loosened to make that head spin without breaking? It doesn't appear so at a glance but would be good to know. Thanks.
     
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    Yeah, but it's a pain in the butt. Burden's head snaps together with the seam on the side of the face where you can't see it. Once carefully prying it apart, with something plastic of course, you grab on to the neck piece with flat pliers and gently rotate it back and forth until it starts moving freely.

    I'll be honest, it's nearly midnight here, and I don't want to take Constructor apart right now, but I'll try to get some pics of how the head splits tomorrow.

    And to be honest, with V1 there were plenty more issues than what we're seeing right now.
     
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    Can you still get a makeshift combined leg out of him? Even with only one arm, you might be able to connect the thighs and get it to hold with the combination of the outside plate and the slot.

    Hoping you can squeeze a little combined fun out of him while you wait.
     
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    In my head this is the proper combiner scale. I figure they mass shift up in size and this is the perfect Masterpiece scale combiner. I am thankful they will never get this big.
     
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    Good grief i cant leave him assembled on top of the detolfs, if he falls off it could kill someone :eek: 
     
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    If it can sit comfortably on your toilet, it might be a bit too big? :D 
     
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    Imagine if all combiners got to be this size. I could only imagine waking up in the middle of the night seeing these giant silhouettes standing there, watching. Then red eyes light up.....
     
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    I have opened burden head (split his helmet and remove the face ). When the neck part broke. I spin the neck (not the head).

    After it broke, i tried to knock out the pieces on his based. It can't be knocked down until i drilled some of the materials.

    So the pin and the base hole is really really tight.

    Other thing is burden left elbow tight as well. From below picture you can see the mushpeg too big. It can't be turned as well until i put some lubricant. If you found tight please loosen the screw or try put some lubricant

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    IMG_2606.JPG

    Other than that i have transform to alt and combine with no problem. Impressed with how solid the combine mode
     
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