KOs for MP-11 Skywarp/Thundercracker/Starscream/Coneheads + Variants

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by ChromeMagnus, Jan 11, 2016.

  1. Dark Skull

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    Yup, I remember doing those tutorials a long time ago that shows how to take apart the MP-11 seekers in its entirety. Unfortunately Photobucket was being photobucket...so those pics are somewhere in my computer or backup external drive.
     
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    From what I've been told the yesmodel seekers are better than the official takara seekers, but I can attest that my yes model seekers are great. I. Could do with a new arm for my thundercracker though, I broke it when putting on the KFC hands the peg for hand was bigger than the hole on the KFC hand, had to use oil to work the other on without damaging it lol, but it's not a big deal hand stays in place and transforms only problem is it damages resale if I ever need to sell.
     
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    Kbb Skywarp and Yes model Starscream 1570500073581-1210371761.jpg
     
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    It was a taobao seller but I don't think it was him that did it. I got Skywarp and Thundercracker together from him.
    It looks like it came from the factory broken. The packaging was factory fresh. Looks like a factory worker got over eager with the screw driver and snapped most of the screw post.
     
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    The mighty Hercules doesn't stand a chance.
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    Please, anyone know where I can find a side tail fin (the ones that tend to pop off) for an MP-11 Starscream( or KO or any color of seeker)? I just bought an MP-11 Starscream off Ebay and it came missing one of the detachable tail-fins. It is ridiculous, as I can't find any where to get another one and don't want to have the figure sitting there missing a fin. I would even take any color seeker fin, as I could just paint both of them the same gray to make the best of the situation.
    Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you.
     
  8. Somechump

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    Heres an update on my broken KBB Thundercracker.
    The seller only gave a partial refund.
    I have managed to re assemble him back to working condition. It looked like the factory used the wrong size screws as every single screw post was cracked or snapped off. Plus it seemed some of the plstic used was very brittle as the null ray mounts on his arms were broken. These were a bit tricky to fix as I had to melt into the plastic some metal strips for reinforcement.
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    can people just read the posts here and stop going for KBBs? They are not that reliable. Yes Model is way better. Saving you a few bucks here and there doesn't help that much.
     
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    Be that as it may, KBB did the two decos that YM isn't. *shrugs* I bought the KBB Skywarp because I wanted the old Walmart version of Skywarp in the MP-11 mold. But man...mine was so floppy it made the original Takara MP-11 Starscream seem good :lol  Oh well.
     
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    I missed your original post, but I had almost the same situation - except that I bought mine from a retailer. Skywarp was fine, Thundercracker was brittle and the part where the top and bottom are joined by screws had perished and broken. Fortunately the retailer was able to source a replacement top section so he's usable. I've also had trouble with his hands, with the plastic around the joints breaking. Liberal amounts of glue required there.
    I became fed up and managed to source a Yes Model version, which I am much happier with - no breaking, and the colour is more accurate as well.
     
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    I also had to reinforce the fingers with some metal pins die to them snapping.
     
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    If anyone is in dire need of an MP Thrust and can't find one for under $100 shipped,
    Masterpiece MP-11NT Thrust on sale at BBTS for $75 plus shipping.
    Transformers Masterpiece MP-11NT Thrust

    It's a step down in qc compared to the better quality Yes Model version but it is on sale.
     
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    BBTS is practically giving him away. Even so, I am sticking with the YES model.
     
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    I don't blame you.
    MISB too. To think some folks paid nearly $200 shipped to get these MISB 2 or 3 years ago.

    I wonder if the other two are at $75 now.
     
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    Not yet unfortunately
     
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    its a fair price imo, especially as hard as they are to get these days.

    im just gathering extra funds together to upgrade an editing rig for my son who wants to be a youtuber. dont feel like paying straight out of my pocket when i got bots i can go without.

    my hp z400 rig is still capable now, but i need more juice. running a 6 core 12 thread w3690 but i want to either go hp z600 dual 5680-90s, maybe a hpz 420 and a 1660v2 or upgrade to a hp z440 and a better single chip like a 1650v3 or 4 with that ddr4. trying to stay in a p2p range so i just dont end up building a ryzen. that hp z enterprise stuff is built to last. hp zxxx fan boi here... not as bad as FT fan bois, but close
     
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    i paid $99 for mine so $99 aud is a great price works out about $67/£52
     
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