Fans Hobby MB-12 Athena (Headmaster Junior Minerva)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by sodawilly, Dec 15, 2018.

  1. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    Looking to unload mine for 60 shipped in Con USA only. Transformed only once. Please PM if interested.
     
  2. Thatsjustkreo67

    Thatsjustkreo67 Well-Known Member

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    Would love for someone to make a new, static, accurate head for this figure. In head mode it looks weird and has a mushy face, and has the risk of breaking on each use. And as a headmaster, the joints keep popping off and it isnt fun to handle with, let alone try to fit in the car mode.
     
  3. Arthimuz Prime

    Arthimuz Prime Fat Minibot

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    Nah. Mine was OK until only today. 1
    If you're asking me, no it wasn't problematic. I transformed it to bot mode right after i got it. Never play it. Never transform it to car mode again. Just for photo. I'm only thinking that due of the humid weather in my location,the plastic got brittle.
     
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  4. Fuzzimus Prime

    Fuzzimus Prime Light our darkest hour

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    They should be able to send out a replacement to you no problem. $10 for shipping, but they do deliver as promised. Usually takes a couple days for them to respond to emails, but I'm 2 for 2 for getting replacement parts from them, both myself and through one of my retailers. Their customer service is very good.
     
  5. geekatron prime

    geekatron prime Master of the Kerfuffle

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    Haven't had her out in a while. Figured I would check and make sure she was still one piece.
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    Seems a-ok for now.
     
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  6. Arthimuz Prime

    Arthimuz Prime Fat Minibot

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    Haven't heard from them (FansHobby) since I sent the pics last Monday.
    I guess because I don't have the receipt anymore. I ask my local seller of it, but they were unable to give me one claiming it was a long time when I bought Athena from them.

    EDIT:

    FH replied after my post above. They said it is fine that I don't have a receipt. Just paid the shipping and now waiting for my replacement headmaster.
     
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  7. idkwdya

    idkwdya Nicks_Plastic_Shelf

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    Finally got her from a friend of mine and I’m glad she isn’t “as bad” as I was hearing so often.

    Some tolerance issues here and there and had to do some shaving for the neck section of the headmaster but overall I’m super happy with it.

    Bring on the last two!
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  8. Arthimuz Prime

    Arthimuz Prime Fat Minibot

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    Got my replacement head and torso. Very happy with FansHobby's customer service. Shout out to @Fuzzimus Prime.

    I'll try to install this new one later.

    Thanks FansHobby.

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  9. Arthimuz Prime

    Arthimuz Prime Fat Minibot

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    Ooops! Sorry, can't wait "later".

    FB Athena has been fixed. Just need an autobot sticker and all is done.

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  10. Fuzzimus Prime

    Fuzzimus Prime Light our darkest hour

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    Glad to see everything worked out and you got your replacement parts. :)  Hopefully the repairs aren't too much of a hassle.
     
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    Arthimuz Prime Fat Minibot

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    I was actually surprise that fixing it was easy. No complicated tools to use. Just a tiny phillips screwdriver.
     
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  12. Fuzzimus Prime

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    Nice! That's not too bad at all
     
  13. Sky79

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    She seems like she would scale well with PowerBaser.

    As far as I'm concerned, they're a set.
     
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  14. Hoffman

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    Thinking of picking this up, are there any notable differences with the reissue vs original release?
     
  15. Primeconvoy1

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    Some photos of Athena along with a few friends today. Going to need the other Fanshobby Headmaster junior figures soon!
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  16. SquishyOH

    SquishyOH Votes MPG-07 = Mixmaster

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    I skipped NightBeat, but got Shuta/Goo Shooter and the figure is much nicer than Minerva. Minerva is alright, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much better Goo Shooter ended up. Sturdy, better transformation, not parts-forming, etc.

    Reminds me I still need to apply my red cross stickers to this figure.
     
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  17. Thatsjustkreo67

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    Has anyone ordered the Toyhax set for this figure? Someone the Bot mode stickers look interesting, like turning all the light blue into a darker shiny blue.
     
  18. mark4flair

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    Getting out of Masterforce and letting these 2 go. PM me if there is any US interest.

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    Also letting Prime and God Armor go as well.
     
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  19. Nemesis Compactor

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    Some recent photos since this thread was bumped

    Welcoming her brother
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    Minerva thinks he's cute, Windblade is cautious, Nightbeat inspects this new Autobot carefully
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    "So, babe, what's your name?"
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  20. mark4flair

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    Still have MB-12 and MB-13 available. I would like to sell 12 and 13 as a set. PM me if there is any US interest.

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