Cloud 9 Quakeblast - Masterpiece-Styled Shockwave

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by banjoted, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Kung Fu Roo

    Kung Fu Roo Well-Known Member

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    cloud 9 was roughly 26-29 when i bought it off taobao.

    i think those discounts were just for xmas. i used them for some tech stuff that i needed NOW, but as you said, taobao is still cheaper. At the same time, im over ebay. too many scammers wasting my time and making me wait around for refunds.
     
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  2. bluesymetal

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    29 US??? I need to figure out how to use taobao.
     
  3. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    This may not have included the shipping cost. Add another $20 or so on top. Still, it's a good price
     
  4. Kung Fu Roo

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    shipping plus insurance on 3 figures came out to about 10 usd per figure, if you want to look at it like that. i should have added more to that order to spread out shipping even more. this is through superbuys service. directly through taobao, it would have been even cheaper
     
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    Same here (in regards to the official), so that's part of the dilemma for me.
    Australians can use Trade Me too, though it's being invaded by a bunch of foreign stores now, and it's mainly a shithole of scammers. Just look at the Transformers on there - most people are charging twice the retail price for second-hand figures. Few NZ collectors seem to be reasonable people, at least when it comes to selling second-hand. There are some, but usually, they're a rip-off. The state of Trade Me right now is a damn shame.

    Taobao does seem to be the better deal in some cases (and yes, they ship directly to NZ these days, at least through that international warehouse thing they have), but in other cases, it tends to work out about the same as ShowZ, baba, etc. I have yet to use it though I'm set up on there - just not sure that I care enough to try because the discounts seem fairly minimal for most figures and I can always communicate with ShowZ in English if I have issues.
     
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  6. Digger

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    I did some looking though and I can’t seem to find any hands. I’ve only found cannons, hoses, chests and beer.
     
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    ?????
     
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    Yeah, no hands unfortunately, from what I've seen. I've been wondering if it's possible to modify MP Shockwave's hands to fit but probably not. And then the question is if I'd even want to do that, or if it'd be worth getting a KO to do it, or...

    Man, speaking of MP Shockwave, that new version really bothers me. MP Shockwave wasn't cheap, and this new version is basically what we should have been sold in the first place. TakaraTomy are really taking the piss in recent years.
    The guy who sells Quakewave/Quakeblast add-ons also sells energon cubes and energon beer. He's also a board member (though I forgot his username even though I was looking at his custom parts thread just last night).
    Miniature Energon Bottles for Masterpiece MP 3P Transformers IDW | eBay
    It's kinda cute, I suppose, but I wish you got more for the price. If he sold them in a 10-pack for twice that price, for example, that'd probably be a good deal. Plus, he uses the Global Shipping Program, which is basically code for "eBay is scamming international sellers on shipping costs". I get that it's easier and more convenient for sellers but man if it isn't horrendously priced... US$16 just to ship four little energon bottles to NZ, for example. I'm sure he'd accomodate a more reasonable price if I inquired but still.
     
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  9. pilot00

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    Got a pm from a helpful friendly member here, for this as well. I have the same problem with shipping. 24$ in my case.
     
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    I was thinking about sourcing some other hands. I was wondering if I could just find some articulated hands and just mod them on. How big are quakeblast’s hands relatively? Like what other hands would be that size so they still work for transformation?

    Yeah. It’s a shame. That’s the nature of expensive redecos. In fact I don’t even like the decos. I just want an action master one.
     
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    Mp10/Megs I would wager
     
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    Okay. So there are some good hands for prime. Can anyone else check the size of the hands and find some fairly accurate comparisons?
     
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    No idea; I'm still not sure about buying Quakeblast. :lol  I'd say MP Soundwave hands (I think Keith made some) would probably be the closest fit. Colour-wise, the MP Shockwave hands or maybe even Keith's MP Skywarp hands. For Prime's hands, Eness is best (and you should be able to get them in black).

    This may sound really indecisive of me (though I am indecisive), but I feel like none of the three Shockwaves are quite right. I like that the official one has most everything integrated into the transformation, I like his light-up gimmick in alt mode a lot (don't care too much about the robot mode lights), and I like his accessories, but his hips suck, his feet suck, the lack of paint sucks (I'm not one for lots of paint but there are barely any paint apps so, you know), his alt mode looks messy with all the gaps and visible screw holes, and the gun trigger is badly designed. So in that sense, Quakewave and Quakeblast get a lot of things right that the official gets wrong but also vice-versa is true. Hmmmm...
     
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    Very torn between buying a Quakeblast or settling for SIEGE Shockwave. I don't collect MPs normally but I just really enjoy how Quakeblast looks...
     
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    Well, if size matters to you, Siege Shockwave is about half Quakeblast's height and costs at least the same (or more, depending on which country you live in). He's also arguably made from lesser-quality plastic than Quakeblast.

    What I'm saying is that you should buy Quakeblast. ;) 
     
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    I've got a spare shockblast hand. if I can find it I'll try to get a comparison of it with some other hands. It seems like it was pretty big though
     
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    Right I see. Thank you man.
     
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    Haven't been able to find it yet.
     
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    That’s okay.
     
  20. pilot00

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    There are quite a few for chep on ebay. Though most are new sellers and we all know what that could possibly mean.

    BUT, I have found out (first hand that is) that the risk is minimised if they have feedback below the 100s...They want to raise it, you
    might want to risk it and if it doesnt work: Paypal.
     
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