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

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

  1. Kaynowa

    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    I'm glad to hear they're addressing this all for the final release, but I do hurt for all of you with such poor quality figures from first run. Hopefully they can sort something out for you guys
     
  2. SelectedLime375

    SelectedLime375 Luna1 Matrix Magic

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    Been reading through the thread so I checked mine out and it has cracks on the white hing above the matrix chamber. I wouldn't have noticed them if they weren't pointed out. So far none of the cracks seem to affect anything. Also I had mine in super mode on my coffee table. I didn't get the balance right and he fell off (~17.5in). He survived that without any damage as far as I could tell.

    Edit: The "would" should have been "wouldn't".
     
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  3. RoboW4rrior298

    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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    It’s stupid really but I’m not disheartened by it as much as I thought, and will continue to support them if they keep making UT figures. The whole figure including the trailer is fairly robust it’s just these little issues here and there that spoil it.
     
  4. Nova Maximus

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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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  5. 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.
     
  6. rikkomba

    rikkomba Fishmonger Supreme of TFW2005

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    Give it time.
     
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  7. Nemesis Compactor

    Nemesis Compactor Well-Known Member

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

    SelectedLime375 Luna1 Matrix Magic

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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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  9. Grendel163

    Grendel163 Galactic Transcender

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

    Sixo Canonical

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    Absolutely no problems with the joints on mine.
     
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    RoboW4rrior298 Maximum blast!

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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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  12. 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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  13. 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
     
  14. 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?
     
  16. 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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    Still hoping they repaint Assaultus as ruination. Would much prefer that over G2 Bruticus.
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  18. idkwdya

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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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  19. 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.
     
  20. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Well, the Baldigus/Cartoon version. Gold chest > purple camo.