FansToys FT-08 Grinder (Masterpiece Grimlock)

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  1. f0cus

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    BTW if you're having issues with the Dino back section (robot legs) staying tabbed I think I have the reason and solution:

    When the sections are closed up make sure it fits inside the thigh section as in the photo. If it doesn't it rotates the thigh slightly and this causes a gap which makes it not want to tab together correctly.
     
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    See my previous post it might help with the Dino mode back staying tabbed.
     
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    Bababobo on eBay has him for 179 shipped, if anyone is interested. That's the cheapest I now of and almost $10 cheaper then when I bought him from Bababobo.
     
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    Mine only tabs together correctly if i follow the instructions.
     
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    That would be taking $10 off. $176 is the cheapest. The seller seems legit. Anyone buy from this seller before?
     
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    don't worry.
    i can always get it transformed.
    i posted that just to tell you guys that instruction 7 is wrong.
    and what the right way is.

    if i need help i would scream " HELP "!
    like the gun i got for him is not working with the lightings.
    i need to wait and see what TFs-express will do.
    because i have send them 2 mails now.
     
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    I think the instructions have it right and they tab together perfectly but I found that you need to make sure the panel tucks in and doesn't push the thigh or there is an issue. (hence the photo)
     
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    mine did not work right out of the box either. you will want to use a small tool like an exacto knife to pry the little battery holder flaps inward just a bit to secure the batteries when they go in place. otherwise they are too loose to make a secure connection with the batteries.
     
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    done that and still not working.
    believe me, i've tried everything.
    i've opened the gun and looked through all the wires and can't find anything.
    no wire is lose or anything.
    so my conclusion is:
    or the wires are soldered on the wrong places
    or the l.e.d. lights are broken ( which i find very not likely ).

    if the wires are soldered on the wrong places then i need to get my solder iron back from my brother.
    but if TFs-express will send me a new working one, then i don't even need to do anything.

    thanks for the suggestions.

    ok, the only thing i can think of right now is this: the person who assembled my gun has soldered one wire wrong. and it's a wire on the switch. i know that if the one wire on the side is soldered on the wrong side, it won't work. the middle one must always be soldered on.
    look at picture:
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    p.s. what i do wanna know is, which side do you have to point the battery?
    as you know the flat part is + and the part with a circle in it is -.
    so does the + have to point left or right?
     
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    wuhanlipu 169+8 shipping = 177 shipped
    bababobo00712 184.58 - 5 (automatic discount) + FREE shipping = 179.58 shipped.

    Both sellers are legit. wuhanlipu is the cheapest at the moment.
    China Ebay Seller Check
     
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    Wasn't very high on grinder at first (got it from baba btw) but in HAND MAN I LOVE THIS FIGURE. Very poseable, very solid, and has alot of personality IMO.
     
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    Ratchet & Wheeljack are a bit wary of their creations:
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    I haven't even transformed Grinder yet and I love it. Even if you have no interest in the other Dibots I would suggest picking this guy up just to have an awesome MP Grimlock in your collection. When I held up Grinder to Takara MP Grimlock I literally said "holy shit" at the difference in size--Grinder makes MP Grimlock look like a Classics figure in terms of size!

    Fans Toys has really come to rival even Takara when it comes to MPs
     
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    Grinder looks so much better in person. Even next to a "lifted" MP-08 Grimlock, Grinder just look more proportional with MP-10 Optimus Prime.
    I still like both Bozos.

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    Wow, I haven't put the two next to each other yet, but that makes MP 08 look like a voyager next to Prime and FT Grimlock, considering 08 Grimlock has boots on.
     
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    Technically speaking, all the dinobots can fit on one shelf of a detolf. Although Scoria is smushed by Grimlock
     
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