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

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

  1. Mixmastah

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    I was being extra careful especially after seeing Peaugh's review. The chest plate was cracked right out of the box. It completely sheared off when I moved it back into place when combining it into super mode. :(  I know FH is going to be correcting this, but it still sucks especially after the 2 year wait for this figure.

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    Fingers crossed they turn out alright, and I can’t imagine they’d be arctic temperatures in those warehouses. Very cold for sure but not bad enough to cause incredible damage. It’s the hot weather you want to be wary of, that is not kind to plastic or rubber wheels AT ALL.
     
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    Gave this a go and it’s actually melted some of the plastic out of shape, cracked the hinges too.
    So I’m desperately hoping there’s a whole cab replacement now!
     
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    Sorry to hear that happened, I’ve tried it before on other figures with reasonable success and thought I’d suggest it.
     
  5. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Transformed the core robot, and put the trailer in base mode. Have not done combined mode. Noticed more cracks, on both hinges that open the roof for combined mode and on the shoulders near where they tab in for truck mode. I'm starting to think that the problem isn't the pins- the red plastic isn't the best.

    The trailer is solid, though. The hinges where @Kuma Style and someone else broke are scary tight, and I could see how they could be broken. I held the skirts close to the joint when I manipulated it, though, and it seems ok so far.

    Will try combining later tonight.
     
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  6. svek

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    Good news for anyone purchasing him from ShowZStore - they're trying to get the 2nd batch right away to avoid this qc nightmare...
     
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  7. Nova Maximus

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    Oh thank goodness. Might not cancel then.
     
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    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    I want it... But I will wait for the improved reissue.

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
     
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  9. Mixmastah

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    Not sure how Kuma transformed his but I noticed that in order to move the rear skirts you have to pull them out of the sliding joint first to unlock the swivel joint. it’s possible he didn’t pull them out far enough because before I figured that out I felt like I was going to break that part.
     
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  10. samisham

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    My order is in! See ya in Aprilish.
     
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    That’s awesome news!
    I’m going to perform delicate crack repair during the next few days on mine. So far I’ve gotten cracks on all common areas but they definitely look salvageable.
     
  12. Gokai Tahu

    Gokai Tahu Emotionally compromised

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    Damn it's really weird to see these kinds of problems on a FansHobby figure. They're usually some of the sturdiest chunks of plastic on the market
     
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  13. Nova Maximus

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    Could be worse.
    Imagine if it was closer to what happened to MP Hound.
    At least it doesn't disintegrate on you.
     
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  14. Gokai Tahu

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    Oh yeah this guy is still a great figure, I'm just surprised that unlike past FH releases, he doesn't feel like you could hit it with a mallet and he'd be fine.
     
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    Jesus Christ, I'm really sorry you guys are having these issues.

    Looks like I made the right call at least.
     
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  16. samisham

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    I never had an MP Hound and don't want one, but how bad was it?
     
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    It had worse materials then some MP KOs. Heck there's a chance the improved KO for it might have better materials.
    Unlike NC it cracked because of the plastic used rather than stuff like slightly too large hinges. So I think the only way to get it fixed would be to buy a second run of him.
     
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    #OG2MP- vehicle mode size comparison. Bot-mode and super-mode size comparison to come (if no breakage).



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    Yeah, this is pretty bad though and I think it might cost FH a pretty penny to make it right. Hopefully everyone can get repairs and FH can still come out on top.

    Takara skated by on hound by providing literally no service at all. A cheaper solution for sure, lmao.
     
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  20. guarayakha

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    Lol on Hound some cracks magically appear overnight.