FANS HOBBY MB-15 Naval Commander (Armada Optimus Prime)

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  1. buttmunch109

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    It cracks right here, the cracking closes when I flip the Matrix panel up for vehicle mode so that means that the action of folding it down is what caused the stress crack. The chains are perfectly fine strangely enough, they're loose enough to where I think the original extra slack/play with the pins means that the larger pins don't affect it like the other panels and hinges 20210217_134200.jpg
     
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    Ahh I see, it’s annoying how these issues are relatively small but cause big problems both immediately like the above or like @Kuma Style with the trailer hinge. That shouldn’t have happened whether you applied excessive force or not sadly, and not something I expect from Fanshobby and (to me) a £200 collectible.
     
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    Damn. I may cancel my BBTS pre-order before it ships and just wait for the 2nd run in a couple months. I could kinda use the $200 this costs for contact lenses right now anyway.

    Bravo to FH for reacting the way they did to these breakages but holy shit, how did some of these not become evident until they started shipping? You would think these cracks would have appeared during QC testing.
     
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    This thread is making me sad. I'll be here for the v2 though, for sure. The sculpting and posability and cool transformation is almost everything I want in a figure.

    Why did power baser need a v2? Did it have any issues? I haven't really followed FH at all.
     
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    That’s exactly what concerns me too, as they even had an extra month delay from end of December to January. I genuinely wonder if they’ve used a different factory this time around as I’ve heard that can play a part in quality? Not sure how true that is but I’ve seen it suggested a couple of times for other figures both 3rd party and official.


    From what I recall, the super mode had new articulated fingers (exactly the same as Naval Commander in super mode), a new head I think and then chromed truck bumper and thighs? There might be more but it was aesthetic improvements mostly if I remember that right from my copy.
     
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    Man it sucks hearing so many issues plague this guy. I was so excited for him.
     
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    This is making that wait to April at least somewhat tolerable. Still excited and hope we get a color prototype for Megs soon.
     
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    It’s really not that far of a wait, and considering I’ve got two more Naval Commanders on the way if one breaks I won’t be too upset and I’ll be getting a second batch copy anyway.

    I would say that we are overdue an update on Megatron, I want to especially see what they’ve done with the shoulders as they took on board that they were too small.

    Might even get to see how Leader-1 interacts with him and his gimmicks.
     
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    Seeing more posts about this guy is making me reconsider if I want to cancel my pre-order and get something else, but every company has it's ups and downs with their releases like Takara's hound or FT's Rouge, it's just a shame that this guy was FH's more poorer releases. so I'm still willing to wait a bit longer and see how the April releases hold up (if Showzstore's is the April release and isn't just delayed). Judging by FH's other releases and their seeming disappointment on how the HC turned out I doubt they'll let this happen again, it just means that I'll probably wait for reviews before ordering their Armada Megatron now.
     
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    Yeah i’m in the same frame of mind, although I would really hate for Fanshobby to have low preorder numbers for this stuff after Naval Commander because to them as a business that means these designs aren’t what people want. It’s what happened with Gunfighter and why the never made G2 Megatron to go with him. I would like to at least get Hot Shot, Red Alert, Starscream and Cyclonus out of this line. I’d also get Demolishor but could live without him and the rest of the cast. Absolutely would drop the cash for Tidalwave too even if it was kickstarter if they wanted to make him their biggest and most ambitious release yet.
     
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    My copy arrived. I opened the box but haven't moved any moving pieces, and I can see that one hinge is cracked right out of the box.
     
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    Just because many people wanted him and couldn't get it as it wasn't for sale anywhere. The ratchets on the V2 are stronger to hold the fully combined mode better. There are a few other changes like the adjustable bumper, chromed thighs, etc...
     
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    Really? Does anyone want mine? Brand new MISB.
     
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    I think it might be a better idea to see if you can return it for a full refund if you no longer want it. If you sell it to someone and it has issues, you might have to deal with an unhappy buyer.
     
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    Oh you are right. I'll try
     
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    I’ve also had an issue with trying to get the screw undone on the Super mode head, it’s far too tight. I know I’m using the right size screwdriver but it’s in there so tight the head’s starting to round off.

    Not sure what to do to get it undone.
     
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    Maybe try a low heat setting with a hairdryer on the screw and hole for a couple of minutes and see if it releases the tension?
     
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    Yeah mine shipped with fedex and is stuck in New Mexico due to the bad weather. The wait is killing me.
    And for those with small cracks, have you guys tried using a thin line of super glue on it? I had a cracked hinge on a tobot figure and it seemed to do the trick for me
     
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    MIGHT try this as a last resort, but also thinking it’d be smart to punch the pins as that could backfire very badly.

    I think if this were to be done, in theory I’d personally would use and recommend a brush tip super glue rather than an applicator tip
     
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    I just dabbed the end of a toothpick in it and applied it that way. I'm honestly willing to try anything to keep it functional at this point. I have a feeling sitting in a freezing fedex depot isn't gonna bode too well for poor Prime's plastic, but i'm being cautiously optimistic
     
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