Dx9 Tyrant aka Galvatron

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by icemanff23, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. GR1ML0CK

    GR1ML0CK Dinobot Commander

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    I still think this guy looks better than Sovereign in bot and alt mode. Damn those fingers, my only minor gripe
     
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  2. SMB73

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    I've had mine for two years now and the only QC issue I had was the hip packs were on the wrong ball socket. Switched them, and there hasn't been a problem since.
     
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    Because aesthetic preferences are subjective. In my book Tyrant is better in ALT mode and FansToys Sovereign is better in bot mode for instance. I can nitpick things about both figures- ultimately, I had Tyrant and then got Sovereign. I sold Tyrant soon after because I prefer Sovereign. But that doesn't mean one is actually "better" than the other.
     
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  4. boomerdave

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    Yeah I remember when he first came out they realized they did them backwards. Mine was the same but at least it was 10 second fix to pop them off and swap them around :) 

    Still have mine in alt mode on my shelf.
     
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    This is going to sound silly, because it is, but the only thing - literally the only thing - that I don't like about Tyrant is how his shoulder pylons look in robot mode. To me, they look like he's delicately balancing giant blocks of cheese or pillows on his shoulders. They don't look solidly connected to him or just solid in themselves. Once I saw that I couldn't unsee it, and even though it's a small thing it grew to irritate me until it basically disqualified him from ever being in robot mode for me.

    Hey, I said it was silly.
     
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  6. SMB73

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    We all have our quirks man. No worries. :cool: 
     
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    Not silly at all. 50% of the time I look at Tyrant, I think he looks awesome. The other 50%, what is up with those pylons?? It doesn't help that one of mine likes to collapse back in on itself from time to time.
     
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    I just got Tyrant yesterday. Was super excited too. I wasn't even expecting it till Tuesday. The only downside I had, was when I opened up the Cannon to turn on the light, I pulled out the paper that stops the connection and then I noticed my batteries were bad. They were leaking battery acid. Greeeaatt! I reached back out to BBTS to see if they can maybe send me a replacement light. Guess we'll have to see what happens. The figure itself is great tho! Love the look and couldn't be more pleased!

    Side note -- I know it's an issue getting the chain on the matrix cause of the plastic on the matrix being a little thick, anyone have any recommendations on how they might have gotten their chain on?

    Edit: Never mind, I played with it some more and got it! I did scruff the paint job very slightly on each side but a silver marker can touch that up. Barely noticeable anyhow. :) 
     
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  9. mlgpapalouie

    mlgpapalouie The King of Bad Luck

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    Got this guy at Victory Comics but had to put him up till Christmas
     
  10. IgTerminals

    IgTerminals Force Chip - Ignition!

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    He looks fantastic! Does he still transform with those feet?
     
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  11. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    Yup. Those feet didn't clean up as nice as the original in cannon mode but that's a small price to pay imo.

    Been a few years since I owned it though.
     
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  12. ChucklesLastLaugh

    ChucklesLastLaugh Undercover so long, they all forgot who I work for

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    Ever notice a figure is missing a finger and then wonder just exactly how long it has been missing? Yeah, that's what happened with this guy. Horrible hands...
     
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    Yup. Mine's been missing a left hand's pinky...
     
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    Yeah his fingers are not good.
     
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    Tyrant also holds his canon perfectly unlike Sovereign who drops it. And Sovereign's effect is useless cause it's too heavy to hold. I would of rather have a alternate cannon or head/faces.

    The feet is the only thing on Tyrant that people bash him for and you can't notice it from the front.
     
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    Got this purple plastic psycho today. He came from a private seller so he's got a bit of wear, mostly on one foot but nothing that really stand out. I can see what people mean about the fingers, they were a lot different than I was expecting. I took the light out of the cannon just in case, but he doesn't appear to have any issues with holding it loft. Legit only real complaint I have is the green matrix, and that is the most minor of things.
     
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    Green matrix?
     
  18. cj37a

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    I've found some floor polish fixes any looseness in the fingers. It helps.

    Also , since QC is the topic mainly here, I did open up the shoulders on mine. As Emgo pointed out in his review, they don't ratchet right from the factory. I replaced the screw that compresses the spring for the ratchet on both arms. The "collar" of the mushroom head screw was too big in diameter. It was prevents the ratchet from working due to the spring was unable to compress it by creating friction in the enclosure.

    I need my ratchets working properly. I did compress the springs a little so the ratchets were a little more buttery. Needed to also compress the spring for the outward thigh ratchets some.

    I also found the treads rolled better after the wheel were put on correctly. They were put on backwards. Now they roll much easier. I added to floor polish to the hinge joint of the tread so it didn't fall over/in in tank mode when pressure or pushing was applied.

    He isn't a bad figure. I prefer sovereign in sculpt and build. But Tyrant has his pros too. Especially the canon mode. He also is slightly taller.
     
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  19. harrismonkey

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    Sovereign is clearly more toon accurate and his paint is lovely. None the less at the end of the day Tyrant just looks meaner and more menacing to me, and when we're talking about galvatron that's a big deal. So I have both but mostly display tyrant for this reason
     
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  20. cj37a

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    I love a different take on a character. Coming in at #3 is Open and Play Big Cannon . Now for $35 at BBTS.
    OP-02 Big Cannon

    Won't hold a candle to Tyrant or Sovereign, but another take is always welcome on my shelf; especially at that price.
     
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