Unique Toys Ragnaros (Combaticons/Bruticus)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Tcmjuk87, May 4, 2017.

  1. GrimSwipe

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    Just arrived in the mail today, courtesy of baba. First impressions:

    -Not that it matters to me in the least, but the packaging is, indeed, a little chintzy. Reminds me of the (European?) G1 reissues in the 90s for some reason
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    2)Size looks good. Perhaps 1/2 head shorter than my idealized MP combiner bot modes....but pretty good. Maybe the larger Zeta scale has spoiled me.

    3)Great G1 cartoon aesthetic. I bought these to be my "bot mode" MP Combaticons, and they will serve nicely in that regard.
     
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  2. Robogeek28

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    Wrong pictures bud.


    edit: Nevermind, I get what you're trying to say now, my bad. :lol 
     
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  3. GrimSwipe

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    How so? I was referencing the g1 reissues.
     
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    You can get that half a head taller by rotating the thighs and readjusting the legs, makes them look spot on next to mp11.
     
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  5. GrimSwipe

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    Nice, I will give that a try.
     
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    Yeah, noted that in my edit, sorry.
     
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    It's hard to explain but pull the leg outwards to the side 90 degrees, then rotate the thigh and when you bring the leg back down you'll notice the extension. It's more obvious on Brawl as there's a small gap between the top of his thigh and hip that Swindle's fake front hides better. Doesn't bother me personally for the payoff in height.

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    I guess you could leave Swindle a cm shorter as stock seeing as he's a jeep.
     
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    Wait, you can make them taller?

    How does Swindle look if shorter than Brawl? Would you mind taking a pic of it?
     
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    Yup, it's the way the hip joint is. I'm not home till tomorrow evening but I just remembered I took this pic a cpl of days ago to show the difference:

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    If no-one has done Swindle smaller by this time tomorrow I'll grab it for you.
     
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    Awesome, thanks bud! :D 
     
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    Tracking number just went active. Should be another 4 days now.
     
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    Mine just hit customs in NY.


    Here's to hoping it won't be a long stay there. :lol 
     
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    I ordered from Bababobo; they left China on Aug. 4 and did not clear customs in San Fran until the afternoon of Aug. 11. This is much longer than usual and made me very sad. Reminded me why I hate ordering from China so much (aside from other obvious reasons). Hope you have better luck than I did.
     
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    Yeah I can't do the direct from China thing anymore. Nor the Indy shop guys here. I'll just pay the extra $$
     
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    Implemented TigerBlade's leg-lengthening trick. It works nicely. Looks a tad better on Swindle due to that false grill; Makes me wish Brawl had a hip skirt.

    Not a fan of light-piped eyes, but that is the only real gripe I have with these fellas. Solid purchase.
     
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    The holdup in cases like that is always on the US Customs side. It doesn't happen to me often but every now and then it does. It still isn't enough to discourage me from saving extra $$. I've started using Taobao recently and their shipping times are a few days faster. Ever since I made the switch I just can't go back to paying extra $$ at US retailers if I don't have to. I ust picked up the first 2 UT MP style combaticons altogether for $133 shipped......sweet deal.
     
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    Robottoybase is super fast, but the shipping cost can be high on larger items
     
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    I've had customs hold stuff on me for two weeks before. Definitely not a fun time. :lol 
     
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    Well, on a depressing note, I just noticed that some of the screws used on "Brawl" are rusted/rusting.

    -screw in the back of the head
    -all 4 screws on the inside of his forearms
    -screw near 1 of his armpits; strangely on this one, the rusted one is unpainted, while the same screw on the opposite arm is painted black and not rusted.
     
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    How did that happen?!
     
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