Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Jul 4, 2017.
Toughest and most brutal plastic I've ever handled lol
Yeah I think the Maketoys Groove being made of Pure explodium has me rather hesitant of getting anywhere near the handle bars on the OSKO either - at least until I have at the minimum a back up Groove that is. I'm not especially bothered about the others - other than minor fit issues on Hotspot which I can likely fix. But no hurry though, as I said I like the individual robots and I will more than likely get around to buying the Generation Toy Protectobots too sometime, I suppose I really should combine at least one set as I also have my Combiner Wars OSKO and my TFC one also as individual robots -- which on reflection is a bit strange as I have most of my Combaticons combined into Bruticus (except the Combiner Wars ones) & that includes a fair few Bruticus.
I just seem to like the Protectobots as individuals for some reason - perhaps because Streetwise, First Aid and Blades seems like characters having on their own to me more than say the Technobots do.
so, is there a way to fix the floppy arm joints? seen videos, and the joint between the elbow and shoulder seems the worst
Is there a trick to lining the front helicopter panels up? Mine seem to be off
Not exactly a trick, just needs to be perfectly aligned.
oh, maybe there is a trick, I remember sanding just a little the internal pegs to make them easier to fit on the rentangular holes.
You have to make sure any armatures/hinges are perfectly close and then its just a matter of force. The tabs did seem somewhat too bit so the tolerances will be off ie. they might not stay tabbed in/
Ok, found the issue the canopy wasn’t glued in properly. Broke it apart (one socket broke, other one is fine) and re glued it, and it’s fine now also, might need another groove XD
Does anyone have a picture of it compared to the maketoys one in combined mode? Sorry if its already been posted, can't really find it.
I do have it posed next to Quantron if that helps.
Yea it helps since I have a quantron. Seems its not as big as I thought, I was thinking very oversized like the jinbao devastator which is huge imo. I still like smaller combiners though, I want the original guardia since its smaller but the the KO is more tempting just cause if the price obv.
Box set coming very soon.
Will joints be better??
Box Set prices are appearing on Taobao - 780 yuan. Compared to about 850-880 yuan buying all 5 bots individually. So about 70-100 yuan cheaper. Not including shipping. Starts shipping beginning of Sept.
Also spoke to a few Taobao sellers that I'm familiar with, they said no difference between the box set and the individual bots. Not sure how true is that, since it's not actually out yet.
@Conran - can you describe the process to "pledge" his joints to make it tighter?
Reading through the thread, it sounds like the main fixes are
-tighten the combiner ankle balls, shoulder ratchets, and "elbows" with floor polish
-loosening the screws in the chest (I think this is the combiner breast plate pegs)
-sanding down/clipping the tabs for Vulcan's arms to tab in combiner mode
Did I miss any other major ones?
Floor polish, applied to a joint if it can be disassembled. If it can't be then very carefully applied using droplets into the seams the joint connects. Make sure you repeatedly move the joint around as much as possible so you get a thin even coat and not a single concentration. It'll usually work just make sure not to make a mess. There's other stuff too like something called Kiki fluid but I've not tried it so can't say much about it. The pledge floor polish method usually works anyway and it's cheap. Basically it's just using a clear and moderately unreactive fluid that causes friction to make an extra layer inside a joint so it stops being a dick and flopping around.
Anyone received their box set? Any reviews?
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