X-Transbots MX-I Apollyon (MP Megatron)

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  1. Lex79

    Lex79 Well-Known Member

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    So, I want a Megatron figure and now Apollyon is by far the cheapest masterpiece quality one. I watched some video reviews and something worried me: do his arms really come off that easily? In the videos they detached from the shoulder joints multiple times when the figure was transformed or posed.
     
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    Depends on which version you get and/or if you have the replacement shoulder joints. The perfect ones apparently come packaged with their Scourge.
     
  3. Lex79

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    There is some way to identify the good or bad version before buying, or it's only matter of luck? Shipping fees to Italy mean that if I have to return a defective toy or order spare parts I'll probably end spending more than for a Mightron.
     
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    The perfect ones should come packaged with him.
    So.e are perfect some arent
     
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    Same differences noticed with my V2
     
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    Lex79, if I have the shoulder parts (never paid attention) in my Xtransbots Andras/Scourge box you can have them for cost of shipping.
     
  7. Lex79

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    You're very kind. I'll let you know if I'll need them.
     
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    My understanding was always that the ones in place were to loose,the replacement ones were really tight but the ones that came with Andras were much better. Mine did come off that easily,if you can get the ones from Decepticon13 I'd say you'll have a pretty nice MP Megatron. I just switched to Despotron but Apollyon had a place on my shelf for a long time before that.
     
  9. evilwithin

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    It (always?) comes with replacement parts (they're generally in the same bag with the instructions and a little screwdriver).

    I only replaced the right shoulder (the weight of the fusion cannon was a bit too much), 1 minute work and it's good to go. You can still quite easily pop off the arm, but with a balljoint you can't expect otherwise...

    On my copy the replacement shoulder is not too stiff, it's almost perfect. Ymmv.
     
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    I kept the ones that came on my v.2 and just added some future to keep them snug. They were honestly fine as they were, but his cannon arm would sag with the cannon on. Haven't had an issue with that since.
     
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    Well... My Apollyon bit the dust today.

    Seems like he became more and more fragile over time. Broke a thumb moving it for transformation, but kept going. Waist sheered off when I was maneuvering it to collapse for gun mode.

    Before anyone suggests ham-handed-ness, this fellow was handled with kid-gloves since day one.

    Tragic. :( :( 
     
  12. Hicks_Royel

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    Odd, I've dropped mine [not intentionally] from about four feet onto concrete and only suffered scratches on his back as a result. and not even a lot of those. Ah well... Always Despotron!
     
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    This type of story is why I have mp36 on preorder. My collection must have a Megatron and should my Apollyon fail me, the official offering is the best to take his place
     
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    I'm the exact same. There must be a G1 gun Megatron to lead my Decepticons. I have Apollyon but should it fail me in the future, I have MP-36 pre-ordered at HLJ's early bird price (awesome!). I can't wait to get MP-36!
    I was tempted to get Despotron, but the knee issue made me think twice, and then boom, MP-36 announced, so that is where I'm going, heh.
     
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    My Apollyon that I got since May 2015 still stands strong. True it has alot of scuff marks and battered due to the constant play but he is good. Some loose joints on the ankle but he is still good.
     
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    All these Apollyon stories are really, really scaring me.
     
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    Has anyone found a stand for Alt mode with the Stock and silencer attached?
     
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    I thought the same about Lambor's rocket launcher - it seemed very plain to ne in cartoon white - i'd likely have been fine with Silver- but the white just looked unfinished to me when I was used to a black launcher with a silver cuff.

    I tend to flip-flop a bit on what I think about Optimus having yellow eyes - I definatly like yellow eyes on Soundwave as otherwise they can get a bit lost in the dark blue same is true of Optimus I think they need the contrast to look good.

    I'd hazzard that a compromise between real-world looks, the toys original function and form and the cartoon suits me best all filtered through a heavy filter of common sense.

    Upside down Winglogos on Starscream is something I flippin' dispise though. I am undecided on what I think of the scrollwork on Megatron sometimes I think it suits him sometimes I find it jarring. so I'd take that one on a case by case basis.

    But that aside overly-fiddly non-fun transformations are more of a bother than the minor surface details are to me, I can overlook MP Inferno's overly cartoony look as stickers can fix that - but making something a chore to Transform effectively makes it stuck in one mode if you are to scared to play with it.
     
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    If you want to offload it for parts at a decent price pm me. Mostly looking for the head
     
  20. tempy

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    Does this company still exist?
    I recently sold mine to someone and now they are complaining that they broke it and wants thier money back. So i offered to contact the company to see if i could get replacement parts.
    Is it futile to ask them?
     

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