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

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

  1. RoboW4rrior298

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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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  3. 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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    It’s definitely the plastic I notice if your hands aren’t completely dry then there will be like pieces of plastic residue slowly chipping off the hinges.. check the edges where you push in your super mode feet aswell I notice a slight stress mark where mine is on the left side.
     
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    Well it’s Chinese New Years so they’re closed anyway and the figure just came out like a day before it officially started there might still be time for a recall if they get enough reports and by the looks of it I’m assuming 95% of people have some kind of issue or are close to having one and are emailing for replacement parts.

    edit: Fanshobby told me they’ll let me know as soon as they find a solution fix
     
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    They haven’t got back to me on Instagram. Any way to get hold of them outside of FB?
     
  7. God Orion

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    They told me this but I don't believe it. Maybe some have no issues straight out of the box. But after some use, they will all have these issues.
    Definitely. They shouldn't
    They won't make a recall. Imagine how much it would cost for them. I don't even think about it.
     
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  8. RoboW4rrior298

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    Anyone know what these fold out tabs are for on the back of the container? I might have used them since opening and transforming a few times but I don’t remember and the instructions don’t say anything?
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    I wonder if they’re there to use with Overload or Jetfire?
     
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    You are most probably correct. Remember some of the tabs we didn't know what they were for on MB-06 until MB-11 was released
     
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  10. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Yikes on those tabs for the core arms for super mode. I might have to shave those down if they seems super tight

    I'm hoping, if I just get the cracks on the chest i'll count myself lucky
     
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    Does anyone know if you can transform the figure with the optional super mode ear parts on? I tried but the cavity seems slightly too small for it to work
     
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    Kaynowa #MakeTransformersStupidAgain

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    Given how involved the swap out is, I would imagine it can stay on.
     
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    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Well, this is right out of the clamshell. Super glue has been applied so i'm just waiting for fanshobby to get back to me. Gonna try to enjoy him the best I can
     

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    Yes you can, just make sure they’re pressed against the head as much as possible before trying to fold it away. They do take up more room than the fins do.

    The swapping out was more involved than it should have been really..not looking forward to taking it apart again to change the batteries. I literally might just unscrew the head with the pipes and put it on the second batch copy rather than take it all apart again.

    Sorry to see that, contact Fanshobby with an invoice and pictures of where yours cracked they’ll make a note. Hopefully they’ll post about a fix soon.
     
  15. guarayakha

    guarayakha Guara-guara-booyakha~!

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    Depending on how much they shipped before CNY, they would probably still have to take a loss and replace any broken figure returned, and then proceed with a 2nd batch rightaway. Otherwise no one would dare pre-order Jetfire/Overload to go with this guy.
     
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    FansHobby never got back to me, weird.
     
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    Where did you message them. I messaged them on Facebook and they got back in a couple of hours. I'm in the UK and it was late so I'm not surprised it took them a while for me
     
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  18. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    Already done. Super glue has been applied and he's held up very sturdily. Definitely a shame as this is my first ever FH figure.
    Other than the bad plastic it definitely feels like an otherwise sturdy figure with a fun conversion and lots of play features
     

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    I messaged them on Instagram, I don’t have Facebook.
     
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    That’s exactly what I did on the cracking areas I could find and so far it’s holding up. And you’re totally right, it feels like a great solid figure which makes the cracking and breaking issues so much more out of nowhere.
     
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