Earthrise Prowl/Ironhide And Ramjet/Dirge Sets Revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Shin Densetsu, Jul 17, 2020.

  1. GuynGiantRobos

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    Here’s my Nightmare before Christmas from Amazon.
     

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  2. Mammon give it to me

    Mammon give it to me Mammon doesn't give a crap.

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    Postman: "I... can't... read...!"
     
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    Thanks to JS_Prime, I should be getting a mint replacement box in a few weeks
     
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    I laughed out loud at that. Be careful of what other "package" he may have rubbed on that chair.
     
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    Just got my Ironhide/Prowl from Amazon. Thankfully it came in a brown shipper and the box was undamaged.
     
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    Cant believe dirge ramjet is going for 200 bucks on the secondary market now. Amazon needs to do another shipment.
     
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    geekatron prime Master of the Kerfuffle

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    Postman was apparently just confused that you had the word chair on a sign taped to a barstool(plant stand?).
    :lolol 
     
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  9. GuynGiantRobos

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    I’ve gotten 2 alerts for restock but always miss out by the time I get to Amazon
     
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    I can't believe it either. Especially since I feel that the paint quality on them was pretty poor. They were chipping when straight out of the box at the wing tips, head cones, and the corners of the chest (which I expected from experience with Thundercracker and Skywarp). My dirge also has a big paint chip cut in the wing that left a long black line.
     
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    Going to US$300+

    My Ramjet nose cone pointy end tip has a paint off.:( 
     
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    I repainted Ramjet and Dirge's cone tips and the chest clip areas. Tamiya's "MATT BLACK" lacquer spray is pretty resilient stuff. Even the chest clip areas haven't scuffed off yet. Their acrylic bottle paints would have scuffed off right away.

    For small areas or difficult to mask off, I'll just spray into a medicine cup and then try to do touch ups / small paint jobs asap as the paint dries very quickly.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up on how to fix those chips, definitely gonna do it later this week.
     
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    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Their "MATT BLACK" is a pretty close match. The tip of Ramjet's conehead here is painted in; that's just glare from the light. The chest tab areas look a lot better with a little bit of touch up paint. 2 coats. No scuffs yet.
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    As for other paint stuff, to avoid scuffing on the wings during transformation, I typically transform the leg and top half areas separately and then join them together at the end. For reverse, I separate the legs out first and then do the transformation.

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    Tilting the head back when putting the alt mode cone back on helps as well.
     
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    The advantage of being a modeller! Hos I envy you!:thumb 
     
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    I just wanna say:

    "Thanks Amazon!"..After a wait for nearly 2 months, that is.

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    Before anyone ask, I'm not from US & these are not stocks received from Amazon US either.
     
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    As a mint box collector, I love seeing clean boxes like these. Congrats
     
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    Just to report, got my Prowl/Ironhide, no breaks or missing/duplicated parts(two right arms, etc.) So I'm good. Never be fan of how short the Datsun brothers are (especially how small their car modes are) but with this set I finally have all three characters in versions that look good. They'll just be short-shits in my collection.

    Have to get them together for a picture.

    Also got an open-knee version, transforms clean. My Bluestreak is closed off with no roof tabs, but he transforms fine without any gapping on the roof. My Smokecsreen has it all, but it stopped locking down on the right side door when everything is put together, and the roof sticks up. So I don't really know if that all makes a difference.

    Won't be keeping Ironhide. Though it sounds like more people were after Prowl like me, so I'll see how that moves later.
     
  19. AndreyOfDoom

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    Wtf!!! I thought prowl was only open knees. Didn't realize a closed knee prowl exists
     
  20. GuynGiantRobos

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    Where can I see a picture or video about the opened knees vs closed knees?
     
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