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

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

  1. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I haven't been to other forums as of late about this in particular but regardless people saying that they were able to unscrew theirs really isn't relevant to mine being shitty (not saying I'm not happy for anyone who didn't have the same crappy experience, but I don't understand the tit-for-tat nature of that sort of response.)

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    With the cracks, I definitely noticed them on the hinges and the finny part is that I hadn't used some of the hinges they were on at all so seeing them was like.. what? Never really seen things cracked out of the box like that.

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    This is overall just a really unfortunate situation.
     
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  2. Kaynowa

    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    The lights were advertised during one of the later prototypes, well before any final images or even colored renders, so it isn't the latest of additions. I think even Sparkplug and the minicon hardpoints were added after the lights
     
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  3. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    This right here makes this whole situation such a bummer. Because that looks incredible (also due to your killer photography) and it’s just such a shame that it has such a long list of issues.
     
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  5. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    Dunno if you mean me specifically, but my comment isn't meant as a "I don't know why you had an issue, but I didn't have that problem," it's more like, "I'm glad that's one issue I seemed to have dodged a bullet on, but the fact that you and others have had that issue reinforces my the impression I got from the issues that I do have that Fans Hobby dropped the ball on QC for this guy."
     
  6. Diesel

    Diesel The Legendary Super Saiyan TFW2005 Supporter

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    I LOVE this figure. I've got to get it. I believe they're going to fix the quality control issues. I really loved the original Armada Prime. In fact, that's the toy that got me back into collecting Transformers again. This thing looks beautiful.
     
  7. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style I'm boney. I'm boney; Leave me aloney! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Exactly. When I posted it on Facebook I wrote, "So busted but so beautiful."

    I appreciate the clarification and definitely read it as the former.

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    I think this product being a dud has just really bright me down in the collector-sense. After nothing but G1-Victory and Beast Wars this was the first piece that was an upgraded version of the set of series that I have that throwback attachment to and look at it.
     
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  8. Matrix1981

    Matrix1981 It's Hot Rod's fault...

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    I wonder if the “redesign” from the smaller scale to this more “mp” could be to blame? Like some parts and whatnot were designed with different tolerances in mind. And when they decided to upsize it there are issues that crept up that they didn’t expect. ??
     
  9. samisham

    samisham Well-Known Member

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    It doesn't seem like that version ever really got off the ground, it was upsized before any plastic was shown.
     
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    If they give people new core robot and new ratchets for the trailer (where Kuma Style broke his) then I think we would be pretty much covered. If FH does this, then they are truly awesome as I guess this is the only solution to the problem. Let's wait and see. Has anyone got news yet about how they will fix this?
    That would be expensive but it is a great idea. Would love to see something like that.
     
  11. God Orion

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    Yes and I don't think it could have been an issue. It could if it had been downsized because joints would have been smaller. But here joints are bigger to go with the weight they hold so I don't see how it could have been an issue. I just hope they send us some complete core bots so we can enjoy that figure. It looks so lovely!
     
  12. RoboW4rrior298

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    I reported to Fanshobby that my first copy has cracks on the leg joints now too and they’ve given me the option of having replacement parts or I can wait to receive a new core bot on its own from the second batch. Not sure which to go for..
     
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  13. samisham

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    I'd go for the later if I were you.
     
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  14. TransformerFanatic

    TransformerFanatic When a spark goes online, there is great joy...

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    I vote new core bot. Also - good on them! That is a great set of options.
     
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    Yes that’s what I think is best and have chosen, since I can technically use my other first batch copies for repairs in the meantime..really really cool of them. They were so apologetic about it too you can tell they’re disappointed about how MB-15 has turned out.
     
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  16. God Orion

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    Cool options to go for! Mine should arrive today.
    Yes you can definitely guess they are sad about it when you read their multiple posts about these issues on FB.
     
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    This is good news, I’ll report my issues today. It’s great at least that Fans Hobby are willing to send out a whole new Cab!
     
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  18. RoboW4rrior298

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    I think that they offered because mine is showing wear and tear in places that will break the figure completely in time like on the waist and chest parts.
     
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    Honestly now I'm kinda thinking twice about getting Overlord and Godbomber.
     
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  20. RoboW4rrior298

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    I had their Overlord for a year and a half absolutely no issues, and I’ve not heard anything bad about their Godbomber. It just seems to be an isolated issue with Naval Commander..
     
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