BMB Optimus Prime SS-102 KO(?

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Seth Sunthay, Sep 5, 2023.

  1. Fatelift1987

    Fatelift1987 Well-Known Member

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    Mine also came, and Primus he's glorious
    Joints are tight, tolerances and so on
    Need to be careful, but 4 months of waiting and it was worth it.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Fatelift1987

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    .... that was rendered wrong, but whatever
    I'm enjoying this figure now.
     
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    Are you now temped to buy a second one? I bought a second one because he is priced so well and so beautifully proportioned.
     
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    Got mine yesterday. Solid as hell. Feels like a Hasbro product. If you're having a hard time finding the Buzzworthy 102 figure, go for this 100%. You won't be disappointed. Honestly, it's a great mold for Prime.

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    I pulled the trigger on this guy this morning. It was my first time ordering from Aliexpress. Let's see how this goes.
     
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    20231025_094712.jpg 20231025_094555.jpg 20231025_094458.jpg 20231025_094430.jpg Got mine Monday from AliExpress (Like 10 days so not bad). I still need a proper sized screwdrivee to take apart the shoulders but I more or less had to sand off the paint on any mushroom pegs (Plus the cover on the right arm). Then greased up the ball joints in the feet. Safe to say it is still tight enough to hold poses without the risk of breaking. Until I can loosen the shoulders though the transformation joint now moves with the arms instead.

    *Side note. There was actual visable grease in most the mushroom peg joints so looks like they are lubing some of them up pre-shipping. However it was not enough. I had to carefully lube and work out the shoulder transformation joints as they were completely stuck. The mushroom pegs are hollow which would contribute to why they would snap under toomuch pressure. Not sure if thats the way they are on the official.
     
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    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    Ooooo, I wonder if the reason everything is so tight is because they're adding paint to what was just molded plastic before.
     
  9. sarge961

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    The ankles dont have the extra paint but the ball joint is still really tight. Overall even without the paint things stay in place so I think it is a big factor. I just ended up using a Godhand 2000 grit sanding sponge to handle it. I did also shave the notches on the hinge under the head as it was putting a lot of force to move the joint between them and the paint.

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    Side note: In my hunt for an insigna I found that the Autobot insignia from the Windblade model kit is near perfect side for the insignia spot on the front of the cab.
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    This thread has really helped me in finding a good 102 OP replica! You guys are amazing! I think I'm gonna go with the Wish Toy Store on Ali, since it's hella cheaper. Can't wait to snag it!
     
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    Buy it from TF- Direct. They still have it in stock and unlike Wish / Ali, they won't smash the box with a bat before sending it to you.

    BLACK MAMBA OP-01 SS-102 OP
     
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    Damn, I wish I'd known ahead of time. I'll look into this place next time I plan on buying more KOs

    Moreover, I need to invest in some joint lubricant because I hear the joints are STIFF

    So I gotta invest in some soon
     
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    Funny enough my Ali Express order was fine. Figure was boxed, then put in an outer box, then a mailer package. No damage to the box.
     
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    You must be lucky. Every order I've made with them arrives damaged regardless of the seller. I had one seller think it was a good idea to just wrap the item in a plastic bag and send the item with no shipping box. Needless to say, the item was absolutely trashed when I received it (full refund was issued). Only way I order anything from Ali or Wish is if I don't care about the packaging and the item isn't expensive.
     
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    I got mine from wish toy store on AliExpress. It was shipped in a relatively thick cardboard box, and I just opened the box and his packaging box is in case fresh condition.


    I'm going to oil mine up before moving it at all, is it every single joint that is really tight on this guy, or are there only particular ones that are of concern, and are attached to parts that have been shown to break?
     
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    Ordered.
     
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    From what I have seen the transformation joints on the hand (pinned) and the shoulder (mushroom peg) have broken for people. From mine I found most joints were tight. You should be fine to oil them and work them carefully. I preferred to just sand the gunmetal paint for any mushroom pegs.
     
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    Got my second one unfortunately its missing piece on back of his left leg that pegs in to the right leg, not the end of the world as he still looks good in both bot and truck mode but yeah.... 20231031_205057.jpg
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    Really loving this mold, might pick up a second. Nothing about it feels KO. Had to do a good amount of lube on the joints like others said, but now everything moves freely.

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