Daca Toys Kronos (Masterpiece scaled Skyfire / Jetfire)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 27, 2013.

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  1. werdwitha3

    werdwitha3 Well-Known Member

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    Just waiting for ToyDojo to get their next shipment. :p 
     
  2. TCracker

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    Thanks!

    That is exactly how I felt. But after fixing up Kronos, he is not so bad after all.

    In terms of playability, Generations leader Jetfire still tops. My old Voyager Jetfire is already yellowing...

    Strange you should say that, in all my years of taking toy photos, I have yet to be aproached any ANYONE or ANY COMPANY to take photos of their toys or to be given a samplefor photo taking. Maybe my pics ain't cool enough. Or maybe they just don't like me.

    He does have a shelf presence. Very imposing and fits just right aesthetically
     
  3. Honesty

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    Yes, you should move your pre-order.

    And honestly, this is why people come in here, who DON'T own the figure and comment. It's the same thing in the Huff thread - people who don't own it will chime in and be like, "pfft.. Paint peeling. No want. Bad!"--so why can't we explain/show our disgust at such a terrible figure? And I mean TERRIBLE.

    I don't know why this stuff makes some of us so "angry"... I think it's due to the fact many of us WANTED this figure and supported Arafat. -deleted by TFW staff- If someone told me they didn't like something I made, I would either A.) ignore them, or B.) take constructive criticism and IGNORE the rest.

    Where is Arafat? Why are retailers like CP getting just getting responses? Very sad indeed :( 


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    Edited my post just now to acknowledge he does indeed look semi-decent when a lot of work is put in. So there's that. I have no hate for Kronos... Just could have used a lot more feedback, a better factory and a designer who decided to communicate and then disappeared. It wouldn't have been a big deal if he didn't speak at all, like most designers, but decided to and vanished. Makes it worse I think :( 
     
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    Kronos will be on my front doorstep when I get home today.
    So excited. The next 6 hours of work are going to be so slow. :( 
     
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    Awesome pics! What is that gun Prime is holding?
     
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    Shipping on Friday? Jeebus... That's what we were told LAST week... It's almost to the point of a conspiracy... Maybe daca doesn't want to ship cp their product! LOL VERY FRUSTRATED.
     
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    Yeah, going to just forget I ordered it and get a pleasant surprise in the mail a month from now. "Kronos? Oh yeah, I ordered that way back when."
     
  9. MP Collector

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    Daca keeps pushing BBTS back too. I get delay emails from them every week.
     
  10. Alucard77

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    Hey Bud,

    Sorry to hear about the shit QC on yours.

    If it helps, I would recommend reading the fix thread (mirrored on first page here).

    There I have the fix to the loose hips you mention. I had the same issue. There is screws that can be tightened in the back of the leg for this. This "should be" your easiest fix.

    Be very careful with the arm transformation, in my fix, I wrote what part you would want to sand down.

    As for stripped screws area, I heard you can cover the hole with an epoxy and let it dry. Then you should be able to screw into the epoxy and it should hold.

    Just want to say, I am not defending the product, just giving some fixes that may help you.
     
  11. TigerBlade

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    The gun that comes with the KFC articulated hands.

    Those pics are amazing TC. Really show off the figure.
     
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    I posted this in the fixes thread but adding it here too. This is a good epoxy for filling stripped holes. Loctite Repair Putty Multi-Purpose from Loctite Adhesives
     
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    I'm in hopes that the reason why the second batch of these figures is taking so long to get out the door is because Arafat is forcing the factory to check and double check them for qc issues before they're sent out. Probably foolish optimism on my part.
     
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    This is why I'm still holding on to my BBTS pre-order. I'm hoping the delay is some additional QC going on and that when it finally arrives I will have minimal to worry about.

    I'm not sure that's what really is going on, just hoping...
     
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    So I just transformed him again.

    I really wish everyone had no QC issues on him. He is fun to play with when no real QC issues are there.

    Anyway, I think I realized why the tabs at the shoulder top don't hold right. What you need to do is play with the whole chest/shoulder area. There is a tab behind the shoulder, there is a tab at the hip area. Those need to be lined up right. If they are, then the small outter shoulder tabs should not have an issue.
     
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    Far more optimistic than I....
     
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    Are they using pack animals to deliver Kronos to BBTS lol?
     
  18. Clanure

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    Perhaps, but why not? I have no need to ride this dramacoaster. When Kronos arrives I will evaluate the specimen I received. If I find it acceptable and it meets my own standard of value then I am good to go. If it is not acceptable, I will return it. I see no reason to get so worked up about it.
     
  19. Alucard77

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    For Shapeways guys, an idea for shapeways piece:

    - A cover up piece for the back of the hand.
     
  20. NotTheFace

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    Couldn't you just use a little piece of electrical tape and paint it white?
    Hey, I'm cheap.
     
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