Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Optimis prime, Mar 19, 2019.
yep that's one frustration part. Official is very smooth and easy.
Well Show Z shipped out my order. Hopefully it doesn't break.
My copy from my shipment supply
LOL things seem to be the other way round now... I was waiting fot the IT but now I am more tempted by the no brand , only thing that puts me off is the lighter shade of flesh
Well, I’ve been saying it since day one of seeing the official figure’s promotional images and I’ve finally done it; Dinobot’s raptor legs are now the right way around!
And all it took was a tiny screwdriver.
These are the parts I had to remove-
Start by unscrewing both arms under the shoulder/armpit, then pry out that little screw cover on the forearms, unscrew those parts and then swap them over to the opposite arm, then reattach the arms to the opposite side they came from and hey presto- beast mode is now bangin’.
I also took the shoulder pads off just to see if that improved things and I think it does so I’m gonna whack them back in the box- although there is always the option to have Dinobot wear a fetching crown to further display his sense of superiority over his Maximal comrades.
For a mini review I’ll say that the torso tabbing issue in bot mode is absolutely real. That thing will not seal up. No way no how. And the lower part of the elbow bend is quite stiff so really coddle that joint with your thumb and finger when moving it.
Paint is a bit sloppy in places and I reckon it’s every bit as prone to scratch off as the original. There’s an interesting texture to this guy as if I can feel the paint on my fingertips. That’s very prominent with the official MPs due to the application method but it’s a different sensation here.
Transformation took me ages because I haven’t ever done a bot to beast mode run with Dinobot, didn’t use a video and the instructions aren’t all that but I think I know my way around the guy now.
However, if you’re afraid of yours arriving and fear it will crumble in your hands, allow me to ease your mind because I used a fair bit of force at times during transformation and nothing broke or even seemed like it might. There are obviously some very small ‘high risk’ parts so treat them accordingly. I did stress the back panel when lifting it to insert the tail but that’s my fault because I should’ve remembered the correct configuration for those side parts to avoid that happening.
So- at this point, after so many initial reports of various figures I’ve bought being brittle and ‘exploding’ upon contact- only to find that they’re totally fine when I handle them- I have to assume that the majority of issues are ‘user-error’ and brought about by mishandling/manhandling the figures.
If you’re patient, only use appropriate force and hold parts close to the joints when moving them then odds are you won’t end up with a pile of plastic shards in your lap.
All in all, for a third of the official’s cost, it’s probably about 2/3 the quality so that’s a good deal in my book. I love the butt-panel add on and the colour of the Golden Disc- even if it does say ‘TH| SOUNDS O| |ARTM’
It’s no replacement for the official (even if they did fix that notorious shoulder ratchet issue) but, so far, it seems to serve every purpose for which I bought it. Next up- begin CoH custom with my 2nd copy!
Any ideas what could be causing the torso not to tab properly?
Can’t say for sure- supposedly sanding this part down could help-
I guess you want zero contact here for max compression but also the actual tab parts don’t have a lip on them so there’s no way to actually grip into the slots. They just slide in and then slide straight back out.
Good to hear its not all doom and gloom.
I messaged Ben on Twitter, says he got his but hasn’t had a chance to transform it yet. Hopefully that means we’ll see a video review soon.
Glad there’s been a few positive reviews ...still waiting for mine but crossing my fingers it’s ok.
Will update soon
That would be awesome. Hope he does it ASAP so we can get more insight into this piece. Anyone know of any English language video reviews of IT02?
It does bode well that many not all copies of this guy are a total mess. I'l see how mine turns out and react accordingly.
did anyone preorder from ohmyprimus? my order is still showing as processing.
I did. Not sure if I’m going to go through with it, though. Going to see what Ben’s review looks like.
I did email them though about all the breakage issues.
I just got mine in from TF-Direct. I haven't transformed yet, just inspected and checked all the joints and stuff. So far (fingers crossed) its about perfect! The joints and ratchets feel great! The only exception being the elbows, they feels a little tight but so far they function just fine. I do have the problem where the sword wont peg into the hand but I'm sure 60 seconds with a file will fix that. I also have the chest gap, I'll need to look into that a bit more but not that big a deal. Now the real test will be going from bot to dino and back again, I'll report in the with the aftermath!
P.S. The most perfect golden disk ever made!
I fixed the sword pretty easily!
Ugh, I just know that if I tell ShowZ to go ahead and ship my order, IT is going to announce a second batch, and I'm gonna get one of the crap ones.
Okay, made it to dino mode without any damage.
The pegs between the back of the knees and and bot arms was tough but it slots in on a weird angle so that was probably user error. Now i understand why the elbow joints were tight, they hold up the whole figure in beast mode! The newly added butt flaps were tough to peg in as well but ultimately no match for my desire to compete this transformation!
I have the same complaints that i had for the original, its super panel-y! However for a third the cost, I'm much more willing to accept the imperfections that kept me away from the original.
(Yelling through cybertrons noisiest club) "DO YOU GUYS TAKE REQUESTS??"
I have IT-01 and this does not match it in terms of materials but, at least for me, this was money well spent. It does not feel cheap, well most of it doesn't feel cheap. The tail feels kind of cheap but its perfectly serviceable. The blue hinges suck, no way around that. The hinge on the base that goes left to right was also looser than I'd like even after tightening the screw. It'll hold but it doesn't take much to knock him to the side. I don't expect I'll be using the base anyway, it takes up too much space and he doesn't seem to need it. I don't have the official so I can't make any comparisons to that.
ah all good. do you know if you can get your deposit back if you cancel your preorder?
After seeing all the issues, I'm tempted to not get this.
Nice! I really hope mine arrives tomorrow
second copy is coming and man i'm really wanting to get rid of it. anyone here want , tell me. if no one need im gonna dissect it and find out all the potential issues.
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