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

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  1. samisham

    samisham Well-Known Member

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    I'm hopeful that FH realizes that it's the QC speaking not the market.
    Same, remember that MMC Armada Megatron? RIP.
     
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  2. daddytron

    daddytron Your mom is an oversized CHUG

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    Very very bad. I got six cracks on the first transformation, including one on the very first step. And that was after watching all the video reviews and reading the entire thread, being aware of all the trouble spots, and preemptively applying lube to all the problem hinges and pins. Just completely unacceptable. Would not be acceptable on a $20 deluxe and sure as hell not on a figure that was $185 on Amazon (I had $200 in gift cards and nothing else I was interested in). I sent it back after having it for one night. I didn’t even feel as ripped off when I paid $200 for Xovergen Trailerforce. If they ever figure out the breakage on future runs, it would be one of the best MPs ever but as currently built it is my biggest transformer disappointment ever. I will not buy a first run Takara MP again.
     
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  3. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    Having seen a few Prime comparisons, does anyone have the combiner wars armada Megatron, or even just the G1 Megatron version to compare next to MB-15?

    Thinking about picking him up for the time being until Fanshobby get their Megatron out, but that’s if they ever do after all of this...
     
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    I thankfully learned my lesson from dodging MP-09's first run and now I always check the QC before ordering an MP in the rare case that I do. Never been so glad I spent money like a dumbass and missed out on something than I was when I saw how this run of NC has gone.
     
  5. blitzjoans

    blitzjoans From Ground to Sky

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    I also have my preorder with ShowZ, so hopefully we'll get the second batch, but this really sucks.

    It's not cheap and was really hyped up, so the frustration is understandable. Hopefully FansHobby can solve this issue, but with all the different parts suffering cracks i wonder if replacements for each one will lead to just recall the first release, there's a lot of things that can broke right now.

    Let's see what happens. I won't cancel the preorder for the moment, and i really hope that this release doesn't stop the momentum of more UnTrilogy third party figures.
     
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    I think with so many cracks, in both the Cab and Trailer part, a recall may be necessary at this point.
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    Think they’ll ask us to ship them back and they’ll swap out with the new version maybe?
     
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    That will cost them a lot so I can hardly see this happening. But it would be awesome.
     
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  9. Sup3hobo

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    Reading about the cracks so far, this is why whenever a toy comes out close to CNY I usually pause and wait for reviews because the build quality just doesn't not come out stellar when trying to meet the deadline before February. This goes for 3P and official toys.
     
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    Is there a financial benefit for these companies to rush them out before CNY or is it just to get the workload reduced before the holiday? I’ve never undertsood.

    *EDIT* 2/3 of my Naval Commanders have arrived. I’ll open the first and see how it goes.
     
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  11. Ratchet2007

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    Money.
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    Of course, but from that I’m guessing that they want to provide it to the market for CNY gifting then?
     
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    The sooner they get it to retailers, the sooner the retailer pays them. Nothing about gifting to others. CNY can sometimes last up to a month and be slow to start up again so that would be nearly another 2 months without any money coming in
     
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    Make sure to send that over to Fans Hobby.
     
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  15. Kevin Iaquinto

    Kevin Iaquinto Owl Obsessed

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    This crack situation sucks...... Hopefully the next batch is sorted out. Definitely want this, but not a first run.
     
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    I sure hope they release a perfect second batch. Otherwise they will suffer from bad reputation in the future. As far as I am concerned, I am very surprised by this situation as this brand always released very good quality figures. I really hope they do their best to fix these issues so we can all get perfect figures. Especially for first batch buyers who supported them.
     
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  17. Kaynowa

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    Did anyone catch any of these issues on their resins or other samples? Its bizarre that they only show up now. I wish they had review samples to catch this
     
  18. idkwdya

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    Well I gave it a shot and applied the tiniest and most precise portions of super glue to all the cracked areas I could find (and then some) and it seems to have dried ok. Nothing is now too thick to move or anything and I feel slightly more confident in the longevity of the figure. Still a bummer that this needs to be done but I’ll take this over it falling apart in a week.
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  19. Kuma Style

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    This is a great point.
     
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  20. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Good to know that seemed to work for you! When mine gets out of winter limbo and to me I may just apply a bit to the troubled spots regardless if there are any cracks or not
     
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