KO OS CW Superion

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by deathsheadII, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Rodann

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    I just used a butter knife behind one of the chest panels, to help push it out while I pushed the other panel in. Nine line up perfectly, now.

    like others have said, the gun is in three pieces -you just simply put the large handle in, and it slits sideways in the palm of his hand.

    Screwdriver and sandpaper won’t help with the springs- they are so stiff, they are almost just solid steel. They will eventually break the plastic or strip the screws. It’s better to remove them entirely, and replace them with weaker springs. The sample one at TFCon just “exploded” into pieces while the guy was messing with it.
     
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    Yeah, I’m pretty much done with BBTS. They never get anything, and they are getting even more overpriced than they used to be. I got mine from Baba at $145. If it makes you feel any better, I paid $140 for the four limbs at TFCon. Then I paid $145 for the set from Baba, and sold the four boxed limbs and got maybe $60 back after shipping.lol
     
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    i buy based on whoever gets it first and whoever has the best price. and this is always changing.
     
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  4. Rodann

    Rodann Well-Known Member

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    Yup. I go down my list of Baba, Netclow, and ShowZ- whoever has it first. Though I’ve been having “technical difficulties” with ShowZ lately.

    After that, it’s hzj401 and TFDirect.

    For Zeta bots, and stuff I HAVE to have in 3 days, it’s Chosen Prime or Toy Dojo.

    Baba really came through on this Superion. I can’t wait to get him in a group shot with my other 17-18” guys.
     
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    You guys keep referring to ebay sellers with nicknames I think, which is what is confusing me! Don't suppose you could post full ebay usernames or links so I can bookmark them in ebay for future reference. Baba, netclow, showz, hzj401 - are all those ebay sellers? I know tf-direct well at least.
     
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    for baba search g2 grinder fanstoys on ebay. netclow and hzj401 on ebay. showzstore.com
     
  7. Rodann

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    Sorry- Most people in here who already know who the sellers are, are just talking amongst themselves- they’re not really trying to describe names to someone who doesn’t know them.

    Ebay sellers:

    Bababobo00712
    netclow
    hzj401

    Store:

    Show.Z Store

    There is also a list on TFW, of good and bad China eBay sellers:

    China Ebay Seller Check
     
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    Thanks for the extra info guys.
     
  9. call4jim

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    Thanks everyone about the guns

    I’m from Uk so got mine at kapow toys.

    £140 so $190 so it sounds like I over spent compared to ebay but I guess I got mine next day so no complaints
     
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    Any info on where you guys sourced the replacement springs for this dude?

    Also how does this guy scale with the Jin Bao OS Warbotron Bruticus?
     
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  11. deusxanime

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    I think as an alternative you can cut off some of the coils then stretch it out to the same length. That effectively makes it less powerful. At least I remember that being one of the options for the Trypticon spring issue. Someone correct me if I'm wrong, don't want anyone blaming me for something!
     
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    G1 configuration looks pretty good!
     
  13. Gamerlingual

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    This completes all my combiners and city bots. Should all fit to scale nicely. He'll be shipped with FT Kup.
     
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    The foot did not explode. It did not have any screws installed on the sample so with some play it all came apart. I did not know it had no screws installed so I was not at all careful with it.

    Another fine example of exaggeration becoming facts in an online world.
     
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    I still haven't found a place to put mine yet, so for now he's standing on the floor in front of my small display shelf just biding his time and waiting for a spot to call his own. :lol 
     
  16. peaces

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    yea, this is what i figured. smh.
     
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    So you think the figure should be at least decent QC? Ordered from Show Z
     
  18. Rodann

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    Well,
    To all who wish they could mount his rifle to his arm G1 cartoon style........ I think I stumbled onto something...... or at least one option.

    Since the gun is in three pieces, you can take it apart and “discard” back end. Then take the 3-way grip piece, and use the two rectangular pegs to lock into “slots” inside Fireflight’s thighs. It’s loose, until you peg the gun back onto the grip.

    The smaller rear peg on the rifle hinders the ability to put the grip all the way in, though, but it still holds. You can also probably clip that peg a little bit shorter to get it out-of-the-way;) 
     

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    Legend, mate. I'll give it a shot when I get home (why am I work today anyway? Oh right, because I need the Transformers money -__-")
     
  20. Spence

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    From what I have seen the QC is fine. I don't know about the whole foot too tight thing and I have not experienced any issues with the feet on any of the examples I have encountered.

    I did also explain a while back how the foot part can be taken apart easily to do the G1 style of leg if desired.

    For what this set costs, I don't see anything really wrong with it and all I have seen is possible broken wings on the black jets only due to some mishandling on my part.