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

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  1. RoboW4rrior298

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    How much? I’m quite interested!
     
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    I decided to return my unopened Naval Commander to where I purchased it. No questions asked. Bummer, I was waiting for this ever since it was first announced. Hopefully after April, everything will be all fine.
     
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    Gokai Tahu Emotionally compromised

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    It's really a shame that a lot of people are going to have massive doubts about fanshobby after one crappy figure. Absolutely the defects are unacceptable, but they've made strides to begin repairing that, and I honestly really hope that this ordeal doesn't negatively impact their rep too much.
     
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    all these reports are making me sad. though BBTS still has there listed as pre order so maybe they will get the second run and not the first.
     
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    I wonder if they're worth anything.
     
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    I got lucky with mine, he’s still able to be transformed and messed with I just wish I didn’t have to be so careful with the core robot unlike I was with their Power Baser and Double Evil. I cannot wait to see if the fix they provide completely removes the QC issues but I doubt that. Most likely the second run.

    I just hope he sold enough and will sell enough if people have hope for the second run to warrant a V2 down the line with more paint (the core robot could do with more defined eyes for sure!), improved tolerances (stuff like diecast for the trailer hinges instead of plastic that @Kuma Style had a bad time with) and maybe an alternate head for the core robot? I’d like to see how a blue eyed head would look or just a more angular one.

    Only real issue I have with Naval Commander is that the LED function in the super mode head seems to be kinda dull, and that might just be the batteries but unfortunately only cheap brands make the right size batteries so they’re not gonna be great to begin with. I think it was definitely a tacked on addition further down the line but it’s nice to have.

    I wonder if Megatron will have optional LED eyes? I’d love that personally. Wish Naval Commander had an LED function in his blaster instead of the launcher gimmick though.
     
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    That would be awesome if they did that I’d love it they included optional faces for Armada Megatron too like one with his evil smirk.

    I really can’t wait to see FH’s next update on Megs, I know they were talking about giving him wider shoulders.
     
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    Yes I’d want at least a laughing and a shouting face, and would take that over LED eyes if they had to choose. I think it will look much better when they next show him off, kinda okay with him not being an extremely obvious H-tank though I think they’ve adapted the alt mode really nicely.

    I’ve ordered a Combiner Wars Armada Megatron from eBay to go with NC for the time being.

    I’m really hoping that they do Starscream..I’d get all the repaints too!
     
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    So after transforming this guy back an forth damn near everyday,I notice my hinges on both sides are starting to crack and the tab that connects the core robot arms to the back for super mode snapped off so definitely do not transform him to much or you WILL damage something the plastic is just really weak tolerance wise. Bummer now gotta email fanshobby myself.
     

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    I think takara legends has a blue armada star scream
     
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    Such a shame. I hope we'll get a good fix. At this point I don't know what they can do other than changing everyone's core bot. All the issues appear on him only.
     
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    I’m going to have to check those on mine now, I haven’t noticed any before however. It never ends...

    I was referring to Fans Hobby but I’d quite like to get that legends one myself.

    I genuinely think that they’ll have to, the trailer at least in my experience is really solid. Not worried about it at all and I’m already mindful of how I manipulate those grey hinges. I don’t separate the trailer base in combined mode so he has a long solid cape but I kinda prefer it, easier to use the waist swivel in super mode. I’m surprised that Sparkplug is holding up well too, I am worried about the ball joints and the way the arms work though wouldn’t take much effort to shear a peg off.

    If they send out a core bot with better plastic he’d be perfect, although in all honesty I’d much prefer to get a new trailer as well to ensure that it’s all good. I’ve kept him in an A stance in super mode for the most part since he’s awesome to look at but I might go over the joints tonight and see if there’s any cracks forming elsewhere not seen yet.

    Of all the figures that could have been this dodgy it had to be my most anticipated in the past two years...really praying that Megatron turns out better.

    *EDIT* no cracks or stress on those blue arm tabs on my copy, however I guess that’s now an area to watch out for. I’m not sure if it’s me or they are worse but the chest hinges look worse in a few places..
     
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    Agreed. The best would be to get a complete new figure but that would cost way too much for them so I don't see that happening. Even getting a new core bot is highly unlikely. I would be ready to send them my old one if needed though.
     
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    Not sure how I’d go about dealing with mine if they decided to recall, but I can’t see that happening either it would be too complicated. I hope that this doesn’t turn Fans Hobby into Maketoys and they go under..
     
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    No way, people have to remember they gave us glorious figures and that, sometimes, they can make mistakes. A recall is not happening, otherwise they would have decided it already I guess.
     
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    Yeah, 3P MP can't really afford to lose more players. I'm hoping that a solution is both forthcoming and cheap for FH.
     
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  17. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Well, after sitting in Fedex limbo for a week mine is finally coming tomorrow! Both excited and nervous to finally have him
     
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    Hopefully your copy is problem free! Seems that some are out there that don’t have issues. Talk about a unicorn..
     
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    Hopefully their Megatron won't have as many issues whenever It's released. I just find it odd that this Prime out of all their figures has had so many problems since a lot of their other releases are usually pretty sturdy. I remember when Maketoys released Galaxy Meteor that figure also had problems, I used to own that figure too. Why must it always be the Unicron Trilogy figures this stuff happens to T_T

    I just hope this won't hurt Fanshobby's reputation and make them give up on MP Armada figures.
     
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  20. mikeszekely

    mikeszekely Not Pessimus Prime

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    They rushed it out to try to beat the holiday in China.
     
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