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

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

  1. Nova Maximus

    Nova Maximus Well-Known Member

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    If nothing bad happened to it then at this point it just feels like the universe spins the wheel on if people will get sturdy Naval Commanders or not.
     
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  2. Grendel163

    Grendel163 Galactic Transcender

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    Mine just came in from TCP. Debating if I should open it or let it warm up to room temperature first. OR contact them to send it back lol. It's still in a shipper's box.
     
  3. rikkomba

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    Give it time.
     
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  4. Nemesis Compactor

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    Definitely waiting for a second run. Hope this doesn't discourage further UT figures.
     
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  5. SelectedLime375

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    I'd let it warm up if you plan on messing with it. I don't get why anyone would mess with a figure if it's been affected by the weather. That's like dunking your electronics in water and then complaining it doesn't work.
     
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  6. Grendel163

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    Correct. Especially when its been in trucks and facilities for days in 30f and below temperatures.
     
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  7. Sixo

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    Absolutely no problems with the joints on mine.
     
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  8. RoboW4rrior298

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    Contacted Fanshobby on Facebook they’re sending me replacement parts although mine hasn’t completely broken yet so if you have a first run I’d suggest giving them a message too for your own copies as a precaution.

    I also suggested that for MB-19 they consider Armada Starscream and from their reply seem really enthusiastic...maybe damage control in the form of repaints for Starscream?..
     
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  9. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    My Naval Commander has been sitting for a week at a Fedex depot with no movement :( 

    Also, for those getting replacements please keep us updated on how the parts go on!
     
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  10. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    My TCP order is still in transit somewhere in the US South due to weather too, and I’ll definitely update with pics on the parts when I receive them
     
  11. idkwdya

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    I also reached out to FH this morning to see about replacement parts. So far I still have no breakage even after going from base mode to super robot about 5 times yesterday to test how the super glue held up.
     
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    What replacement parts are they sending you?
     
  13. Duskscream

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    It'd be amazing if MMC would move into UT.. they are running out of IDW characters.
    The only other hope is Maketoys coming back.
     
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  14. Nova Maximus

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    Still hoping they repaint Assaultus as ruination. Would much prefer that over G2 Bruticus.
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    Well I got a reply very fast from them! This is their reply message on FB.
    Seems like they are definitely willing to work with people on getting replacement parts. I’ll update everyone to see what parts I get and how long it took. So far even with this figure having a very rocky start, it’s good to see that their customer service is still A+.

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  16. metaphorge

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    I look forward to a list of what and where to look for breakage coming out of this thread. I'm probably out until the second run anyway, but it's so hard to wait.
     
  17. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Well, the Baldigus/Cartoon version. Gold chest > purple camo.
     
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    Ha, while I was sending pictures to FH regarding the cracks, I found this nasty looking crack in the core primes hips. Both sides. Sigh..
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  19. Sephiroth169

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    Oh my God...so many Issues and Cracks on 1 Figure. The Material Quality they use
    must be really bad. I wanted to buy this one, but not anymore.

    Bad Quality for a High Price.
    If the Price would be around 120$-150$
    Or at least below 180$
    I could somehow understand or justify a purchase. But not on a 230$ Figure.

    I hope they will do a Galaxy Prime in the Future, but with better Quality and below 200$. That would be an Instant purchase.
     
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  20. RoboW4rrior298

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    How are the joints holding up with the superglue buddy? I’d like to try that myself if it really helps, mainly on the swinging hinge to get the super mode head out of the truck cab.

    It’ll be whatever fix they come up with as of writing this nothing is broken but the cracks look very slightly bigger..

    I would love nothing more than for MMC to go after UT designs in the scale of their Reformatted line..especially with what they did with Optus Pexus *drool*

    A Maketoys cross dimension themed UT line would be VERY interesting too!

    Also, on a side note Fanshobby will provide you with replacement parts for more than one copy of Naval Commander if you provide them with invoices and pictures on each copy so don’t worry if you have two or more they’ll help you out!