Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by 0ursisthefury, Nov 27, 2016.
Picked up Generation Toy's Op Ex and Tyrant from Baba. Really excited to start on an IDW MP shelf.
I ended up getting the KO ultra magnus after watching another review before 7pm, damn it.
...finally picked up the eness decals for takara metroplex...
The app is decent but I'd much rather use Ebay on a desktop or laptop. It's just faster and easier. Especially when I need to have multiple windows open to compare prices of items within Ebay and with non Ebay retailers.
THF KO or the straight up Takara KO?
In the 300s.
I just did that all on desktop and then pulled the trigger in app.
Plus the app prevents you from using tricks to re-use the code on multiple transactions.
THF, i read it solve some of the issues of the takara, also way cheaper.
Good choice. I know some people who bought it to replace the official were a little unhappy because they felt the quality was noticeably lower, but I was coming from Citizen Stack and was pretty happy with my purchase. I even wrote a review for him here.
THF version is not without its faults. If the Takara version had THF's leg ratchets and fixed butt flap it would be perfect.
The left red shoulder hinge on my THF is loose as a result the left arm falls out of place away from the body easily. No way to fix it either. YMMV as not everyone's THF copy has this issue. So now my Takara version is my main MP Ultra Magnus.
I may roll the dice in the future and pick up a second THF UM and hopefully the red shoulder hinges will stay in place securely on that one.
Lol...your review is why I just bought him
I don't know these tricks!
You mean the hinge that locks his shoulder against his body? The right side is looser on my copy than the left, but I don't see it as a big problem since undoing those gives you more sideways range and a butterfly. Unless you mean something else?
Anyway, not saying he's perfect. There's obviously a reason why people who already have a Takara aren't real happy with it. But like I said, I didn't have one, just Citizen Stack. For the price I thought THF looks better, feels more solid, and was a worthwhile upgrade over Stack.
I'm talking about this red hinge on THF.
On my copy it will not tab securely into the hole in the blue section of the main body. As a result the slightest touch causes that arm to flail out of place. The two tiny red rigde bumps on top of the red hinge are too small so there isn't enough friction to keep them attached on the body. The other arm doesn't have this issue. It's so bad that I don't feel like picking it up to handle.
OK, yeah, we're talking about the same thing. On my left it's really tight, and it takes a good amount of force to pop out. On the right it's not so loose that it'll pop out from gravity alone or anything, but it's likely to pop out unintentionally while you're manipulating the arm. Not enough to bother me, especially when popping it out helps with a lot of poses.
What about a blip of super glue to those nipples? Or a line of Future inside the blue notch and under the red armiture? Just to add a few thousands of an inch of clearish material to tighten it up.
I've got the THF Magnus and the left side is also looser than the right, but not enough to bother me yet.
None of that worked.
Great... so now I've got this to look forward to...
Got a MPM Ironhide for under 70 from Japan shipped!
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