Iron Warrior Pioneer (TFP Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Recon734, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. Alienmorph

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    Waiting for mine to arrive... you guys are creeping me out now, hopefully nothing's broken D =
     
  2. indifferent

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    Just opened mine and pretty much had the same experience as every one so far; masked-head crest and ear were broken inside the clamshell, plus a lot of parts had fallen off in there too. Also have some minor paint blemishes and noticeable nub marks. The whole experience sucks because I was really looking forward to this release.
    For what it's worth, he looks pretty good once everything is back on and with the maskless head instead of the broken one. Hopefully Iron Warrior makes improvements with their next releases.
     
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  3. Snaku

    Snaku Primes Don't Party

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    Did you ever track it down?
     
  4. Zcat6

    Zcat6 Step out of the way and let me work.

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    This shot shows off MY biggest complaint. Take a close look at those secondary pointy fender pieces that shoot out on either side of his shoulders. In the show screengrab, you can see that they point mostly downward . In the model, they are FIXED sticking out just about parallel to the ground, even when you position his shoulder pieces as far down as they can go.

    With so much attention to detail and articulation in this guy, you'd think manipulating these skinny bits would've been included, or, if not, that those parts would at least have been correctly oriented.

    Just got mine today. Will post my own review and pix shortly .

    Quick question though -- what is the single "grip" accessory hand with the interior ring used for/with? The ring is too small to accommodate the hilt of the sword (plus I thought that you needed to use the attached-hand-hilt accessory to hold the sword due to the weight of the thing)? What is this grip hand for?
     
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  5. Mr H

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    For 2 handed sword pose, that hand specifically for the lower portion of the sword hilt.
     
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  6. Zcat6

    Zcat6 Step out of the way and let me work.

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    Ahhh, thank you! But I still can't figure how to slide the second hand on. Neither end of the hilt seems to fit through the hole, and I am too afraid to force it...

    Oh, and "Fall-apartimus" wins the Internet today, lol!
     
  7. Mr H

    Mr H Old bot from Iacon...

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    The sword disassembles at both ends of the handle, so you should be able to slide it on the lower half once you remove the pommel.
     
  8. Zcat6

    Zcat6 Step out of the way and let me work.

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    Ah, got it. Did not realize the pommel comes off. Thank you very much! :) 
     
  9. Mr H

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    No problem bud ;) 
     
  10. Kinoko

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    I got this figure recently, it's pretty, but fragile as many has stated. Nothing broken on mine but a few glues pieces are loose out of the box.

    Can anyone please recommend an appropriate kind of glue for fixing gluing the parts that were supposed to be glued back on the figure?

    Also, do any of you know where we can find an white Autobot decal (waterslide or sticker) accurate for this TFP Optimus?

    Much thanks.
     
  11. moonspeakmini

    moonspeakmini One shall stand, One shall fall.

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    I did! he got delivered to the wrong house. So this morning, while I was at work whoever had the package brought it to the house.

    I was lucky, had some VERY minor issues. No broken pieces, just stuff that needed to be glued down more securely. There was a small crack where his smoke stack attached (those pieces had fallen off) but i used some maxi cure bob smith industries super glue to seal and reattach everything.

    I like him a lot, he has some good heft to him, i thought he would be much lighter. He is fragile, cause the ways some pieces hang/protrud off his frame actually is really true to how the render/cgi form of him is.

    all in all, I dont regret buying him. I will definitely get the beast hunters prime when he's released. Though, this time I think I'll have him delivered to a po box lol. also, here's hoping a lot of the issues they had with this guy gets resolved in their next products.

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    I used Loctite Ultragel, a little dab gives great hold without getting messy. As far as a symbol I'm still searching myself.
     
  13. ByLaw77

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    Man... I’m glad I skipped this. Looks cool, but being nervous just to breathe on a figure takes a bunch of the fun out of having a collectible for me.
     
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    From having him in hand the main problem I see is the adhesive the factory used to assemble him wasn’t very effective. After I glued everything that was loose together he’s pretty solid, although he’s lighter than expected. The only thing I would have changed on him would be tighter hip and knee joints.
     
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  15. Intrepidation

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    Really bummed about the QC issues. I realize it's a small company, but having them broken right out of the box after paying $100+ is not great.

    I really want a Prime Prime.

    Can someone tell me about the Optimus and Ultra Magnus next to "Pioneer"?
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    The OP and UM besides Pioneer are custom figures by the weibo user.
     
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    So since posting that I finally got this guy and fixed all the issues that were wrong with him... I have noticed that mine is unable to look straight forwards. It's like there's a nub or something in either the neck port or the head piece.

    So do we know if anyone might make third (fourth?) party heads? I'd love a not so serious/angry unmasked face.
     
  18. Zcat6

    Zcat6 Step out of the way and let me work.

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    Totally with you on that one.

    For those looking for Autobot symbols, try toyhax.com

    For me, I am still searching Shapeways for poseable hands that I can shop to work with this guy.
     
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    God, he’s beautiful, but I cancelled my preorder because he would -not- survive the Swedish postal service. Hope they reissue him in an improved and better packaged version.
     
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