Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by teron, May 2, 2016.
Is Onslaught gonna be last?
Yeah it sucks they are doin it that way. I like getting legs then torso then arms but whatcha gonna do?
That Sucks. I don't mind installing everything, but to take all pins out to get him back in box is a real pain in the ass. I wish they would just have made the box bigger. I hope he is the last one you need to do this for of all their toys. I do not have room to display all my figures at once and keep them in their boxes for protection. I just don't want to loose any pins etc.
Thanks for the info though.
How are y'all installing the pins? Normally, i'd use a hammer, but the main rotor assembly looks like it would be hard to get leverage with, plus I really don't want to risk breaking anything.
Its better than having them break diring shipping.
Yeah, that's the ONLY reason I'm getting this set. The Constructor like combined mode is enough for me to get them.
I will wait until all members are out though, who knows, maybe a giftset is offered or TT shows their Bruticus by then? One can dream!
If u dont want to remove the pins don't install them. Use some black bread ties or something similar
The pins were really simple to install, I just used needle nose pliers and pinched them in. Worked like a champ.
I did the same, using an old sim card as a protector for the bottom of the rotor. 5/6 were fine, one i had to trim the hole due to some flash in it.
Thanks guys. I have a small pair of pliers so I'll try them out when I get my Whirlblade.
I actually used a small piece of plastic (i.e. a credit card) to get them in. If you have one, you could probably push them in with a thimble. Just as a tip, I found that the pin installation is way easier if you line up the holes with the blades perpendicular to the joint instead of straight out like a spoke. If it's not seating right, give it a little wiggle and it'll pop right in.
Finally, Whirl Blade and Klaatu on their way and in my grubby hands in 2 days
Zeta toys showed installing pins with handle end of screw driver. It should be an easy I stal, I just like it when I do not have to disassemble parts. Maybe they should have used a different attachment so you could friction apply them etc.
Also, TFSource has him in stock. I just shipped him and Xtransbots Cosmose.
Just got my email from BBTS . Aaaannnd the first two are now in route to my house. Swwwwweeet!
I think I'll be parts forming the rotors on until I have all 5, apart from looking a mess in robot mode they just massively get in the way during transformation. Thankfully its a single screw holding the rotor assembly on.
And hey, he can stand to lose a little kibble right
I'll be taking more than that off him. 45 mins and 'danny' will be here. Screwdriver is ready.
Also got plans for Blast Off
Or they could have pre-assembled the thing and made the box sturdy enough to handle the rotor parts. Plenty of companies have done it before without having them break. Why was it so hard for Zeta?
I'm used to building model kits and such so this sort of thing wouldn't normally bother me except it feels like they just didn't bother to finish assembling it before shipping, which feels cheap and unprofessional.
This may be saving them a bit on manufacturing costs but not necessarily costs that they're passing onto the consumer. Not that I could ever say for sure without actually knowing what Zeta knows.
Is danny like Zed ?
I considered it but as they'll be in combined mode forever once the set is finished I didn't bother in the end, I'm a lazy, lazy man in some respects. I'd be interested to see what you end up with tho.
For the record, yes, you can strip all the shite off of Vortex. It's not perfect but it makes a slimmer arm/robot and the chopper ain't too terrible:
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