Haslab Unicron

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by bearytrek, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Monari

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    Ok, so the two screws actually hold a plastic cover over that connecting part, which is removable and gives easy access to the smaller of the two pins. That looks like the only pin that you would need to push out in order to fully separate the maw piece that needs to be replaced/repainted. It looks doable, with the right tools.


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  2. lilcarus

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    fair warning guys...o_O  hasbro loves to use pins that have an extremely long knurl on their newer titans. when i knocked the legs out of my scorps i had to find this out the hard way. it sucked when they were not running in the same direction. but that is a lessoned learned.

    if anyone here is going to attempt this. start on the end that isn't sitting flush as this is usually the end of the pin. if these are knurled that end will most likely be on the side that sits flush.
     
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    Why even try to take the pins out.

    Just mask off the front of the disassembled maw and hit it with the air brush.
     
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  4. lilcarus

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    definitely i was just tossing my 2 cents out just to help anyone who does go that route.

    i will just wrap a bag around it and spray my heart out.
     
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    Thanks again to Monari for his willingness to experiment with Unicron for our sake. It looks like no solution for the blue maw is feasible to me (I don't like stickers, I'm unable to paint it, a separate upgrade kit would probably cost quite a bit and would require handling pins) so I'll have to live with it. Which luckily isn't a great problem because as I said in previous posts I'm not bothered THAT much about the issue. Still, I wish Hasbro had been more upfront about the changes made in the final deco. While I understand that the development process of a figure is complex and tweaks are to be expected, this is a special case where we were asked to pay the product upfront with no cancellation allowed, so I don't think it's unfair for us to expect more from Hasbro too.
     
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    It's as I speculated earlier in the thread then, the teeth are inserted into a single piece. More awkward for us, but inexcusable for Hasbro to not have an appropriate metal guard for spraying it.

    I'll hang on as long as I can before doing this myself, once some clever person finds a colour match. Just in case a 3P comes to save us. I'd rather swap parts than permanently change a limited release item.
     
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    :confused:  Sadly that went right over my head :confused: 
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    Minicons : check
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  9. PrimeProblem

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    this comment is sooo TFW ... never change :) 
     
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    I've got the tools to do it and a paintgun sprayer
     
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  11. Gamerlingual

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    I'm glad I had the chance to cancel it when I could. I do want it, but savings is more important. Oddly enough, space was made in one of the bedrooms just by chance since I just wanted to organize the home and reduce stuff I didn't need. So now I have the space to display in planet mode, but will still wait until later next year to buy it even if the price is jacked up.
     
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    I can only reiterate my previous sentiment.. as well as using the ignore button.
     
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  13. UnicronPrimus

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    Wait what? I already have that figure for more than 10 years. Did not know it is the case until now.
     
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  14. HolyCulture

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    I decided I didn’t like my unicron and sold it. As an MP only collector I feel this is a horrible design and it doesn’t fit my collection at all.

    also I tripled my investment :D .

    thanks HasLab!
     
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  15. Jesse guerra

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    was that the tank or the nerf gun looking one
     
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  16. mx-01 archon

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    He's talking about the tank one, with the weird spinny arm.
     
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  17. ColonelJohnCasey

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    I ordered through BBTS, says it arrives late march and people are getting it already lol what??
     
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  18. Jesse guerra

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    They're getting it from bbts?
     
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  19. mx-01 archon

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    The people who have theirs already are getting theirs direct from Asian sources, where there isn't much travel time from the factory. Most sources are acquiring theirs direct from Hasbro, though, and those have to wait for overseas shipping from Hasbro plus whatever other travel time between domestic distribution outlets.

    Same thing that happens with practically every new release. Asia always sees the new stuff a month or two before everybody else.
     
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  20. Jesse guerra

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    Oh ok
    I have that one and I didn't have any problems with the feet being backwards must have been the back shift drunk guy
     
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