KFC E.A.V.I. Metal Phase 9A Kingorilla (Masterpiece Apeface)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by TigerBlade, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. CigarJackal

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    I sorted out all the pieces. Made sure that I had each piece identified.

    Tried to get those fingers together and came to the conclusion, "that's a whole lot of nope"
     
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    I'm having the same issue
     
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    Did you try putting him in in head mode?
     
  4. BIOMEC

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    Mine fits in the cockpit just fine, make sure he is sitting with his legs straight out and pushed as far back as possible.
     
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    This dude just arrived today, I'm having a little bit of trouble getting the head to stay put without popping out. Has there been a fix for this?
     
  6. BIOMEC

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    Put some floor polish in there to increase the friction.
     
  7. Ottertron

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    Got mine today from Baba and, yes, I cursed vociferously and often. Especially when one of the tiny joints pinged out of my fingers and in to the cats' treat bowl.

    Can anyone confirm if the new handles for his guns that come with Kingzilla actually tab into either sets of his hands? Mine don't tab into the grey ones OR the purple ones at all. Grrrr.
     
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  8. BIOMEC

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    Yes they do.
     
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    Yes. I had used the gray hands with the new gun handles. The sucky part is you have to swap the gun handles for alt modes. Hopefully you don't want to transform it much or run into the screws stripping in the guns, which is what happened to me.
     
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    Thanks folks. I’m not particularly bothered about alt-mode weapon storage so much as I am about him being able to hold his own guns, so once I get Kingzilla I’ll swap the handles and leave ‘em.
     
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    KFC really dropped the ball on this figure as it relates to the hands and guns. Aside from customers having to go through the tedious process of manually assembling the correct color grey hands you'll need 4 guns (instead of just 2 like it was supposed to be) in order have fully functioning weapon configuration.

    2 of the new guns that tab securely into the robot hands
    2 of the old guns to attach to the figure in jet mode. Why? Because the new guns' circular pegs are unbelievably too loose to peg securely in jet mode.

    KFC was trying to play dumb when I was emailing them about these issues. I eventually end up with 4 guns from them as described above for functional necessity.
    This is just one example of how XTB/KFC botched this figure.

    This was one of the reasons I was looking forward to Silverback from Maketoys but it seems that isn't going to be happening anymore. It's up to Fanstoys now.
     
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  12. Ottertron

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    Such a damn shame. Maketoys version would have been excellent. TBH I'd always hoped Fanshobby would take a crack at Apeface and Snapdragon as they'd be a good fit with their Monsterbots and Overlord.
     
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    Not well in my experience. Was about to throw him across the room because of how poorly they connect, and how they pop out as I am trying to pose him.
     
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    If anyone wants to make me a good offer on the pair (KFC Apeface and Snapdragon), I have them both with original packaging.
     
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    I ordered one of off bababobo earlier this week. They just kept giving me coupons.
     
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    I hope you will like it! Just be careful with his fingers in both modes.
     
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    Yeah, I'm one of those idiots that actually likes these KFC hands.
     
  18. BIOMEC

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    I like them too! They are fragile, but very expressive hands! Better than the competition
     
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    Yeah, I bought them for Ratchet and Shockwave, and when I get them, I'll get them for Star Saber, Ironhide, Ultra Magnus, and Tracks. They're not nearly as bad as the hands on the Toyworld Constructicons, those things are MEGA TRASH!!!!! I'm bummed KFC stopped making these hands.
     
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    The KFC hands on Magnus make him so much better. It’s one of this situations where you don’t realise how bad the static hands look, or how much more expressive the figure is until you have them on there.
    They’re not so great on Tracks and RoadRage, as they don’t stay put when trying to get them back into alt mode, had to hunt for random fingers multiple times thanks to that