Huff or Krank

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by mapatel, Jun 5, 2014.

  1. mapatel

    mapatel Well-Known Member

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    Hey all,
    Im thinking about getting a figure of our favorite lovable naysayer, huffer. Now i know theres 2 out there, Kubex Huff and X transbots Krank. Any recommendations on which one to get?
     
  2. KPhilipsen

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    Huff is more toon accurate if that's your thing. I've heard of reported qc issues on the boards but haven't experienced any myself. I think Huff is a great addition to my MP shelf.
     
  3. Ionus

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    Some Cubex Huff's have major QC issues. The paint flakes off. But it's the superior version as far as mold/design and toon accuracy.

    I have a Cubex with no paint flaking issues and I love it.

    I also have Stax (G1 Pipes), Krank's twin and I love it. For Huffer though I would go with Cubex, if you can find one without the QC problems. Definitely the better Huffer.
     
  4. metalwar2010

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    Go Huff all the way!

    As noted by others, Huff's have issues but those were the first release. Ask the seller if its 1st or 2nd release and if the bottom of the box has tape. It was my understanding the 2nd release didn't get tape on the bottom, where the 1st ones were sealed top and bottom.
     
  5. greatcthulu

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    I'll dissent by saying I have both but enjoy Krank 100% more than Huff. My Huff was absolutely terrible - flaking paint, very bad sprue burrs, horribly floppy thighs. Even after a ton of work he is better but his things still suck.

    Huff is definitely more cartoon accurate, but Krank and Stax are sort of in their own category of "what if the minibots in G1 weren't really chibi goofballs and based on real vehicles like the rest of the cars?". In that regard, Krank is a great figure with a period accurate alt mode and lots of design aesthetics that match the rest of the rebooted MP line. His colors are a little off though, he would be much better with the colors in the original renders or a palette that matches Huff.
     
  6. dmond31

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    cubex Huff is the way to go bro. I have had no QC issues at all.
     
  7. JoeHavok

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    I would say Cubex's Huff, but would recommend applying a gloss coat to the chest and legs. It's availble in a spray can. This will seal the paint so it doesn't flake. X-Transbots Huffer has QC issues as well. So it's not a question of one figure being is better QC wise, but which one is more accurate to the characters look, and that's Huff.
     
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    i got krank and stax and called it a day. they look great qc was all good and I'm just not going to worry about those characters in my collection anymore.
     
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    Huff. Where's the poll?
     
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    My Cubex Huff's legs have gotten floppy, but you can fix that.

    But I love this figure.
     
  11. 8ballvt

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    I'd go with Huff. Mine had a few paint flakes, but it wasn't anything I couldn't fix myself either with silver sharpie or model paint.
     
  12. TacticalBacon

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    I don't know for sure. I bought Cubex Huff and loved him but his paint was sloppy and his joints were all loose. Eventually, he snapped by the waist and I sold him.

    Then I got Stax, and I thought he was okay. Then his arm snapped off and he started falling apart on me. :( 

    I really hope either company gets a new factory to make these guys (especially Huff. I really liked Huff).
     
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    Whoa. You should maybe be more careful with your toys?

    I am on the fence on these also, but I am leaning towards Cubex at the moment.
     
  14. Skrunklemin

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    I think Huff is a much better design, but I couldn't justify getting it with all the bad QC reports. I am happy with my Krank and Stax though :) .
     
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    On my Huff, he had a glued waist and I tried to get it off, but there was so much of it I barely got the outside part of it. So I tried to move it with force, and he snapped.

    Stax broke merely from his transformation. It's a shame because he was pretty decent.
     
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    Huff clearly looks more like Huffer...

    But Krank is just so much better. It feels better. It moves better. It's not even close.
     
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    I bought Huff. One leg was floppy, fixed that. A few weeks after purchase and all of the paint on his legs cracked and flaked off. I now have to color match and repaint. :(  I love the way Huff looks but his plastic is thin, he feels cheap and he has shit for paint. considering this; I regret spending so much. I say nay to Huff. He looks good but he is total shite and I wish I had spent the money on Krank instead. I'll probably buy Stax sooner than later as a consolation.
     
  18. TruStarscreamer

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    man, how many times have I seen this thread title...lol

    Anyway, I was more than pleased with Huff. No major back pack of doom, and I did like the touch of packaging the original face and feet from the prototypes...
     
  19. primetime77

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    huff looks way better IMO.
     
  20. Bruticon

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    I prefer Huff. I've had zero issues with my first run.