Leaked Earthrise Dead Optimus

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nyarlahotep, May 20, 2020.

  1. OCProwl

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    Even though I am expecting UPS to pick mine up today I decided to take him out and give this a try. I feel bad for returning it if it is such an easy fix ya know?

    Well, somehow it made things worse. I think it's slightly more level, but now both the right and left don't really want to stay pegged in and his torso feels looser overall. Definitely not interested in keeping one this way for $50 so just going to hope the 2nd one is correct.
     
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  2. HunterGreen2005

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    It was still a ymmv fix... I hope it works out on the return. It's a nice figure!

    I was bummed out that @richacm220 said he got 2 (and others that got defective) and both his were sour... I got lucky i was able to fix mine.

    Yeah by all means, make Amazon/Hasbro fix it.
     
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  3. HunterGreen2005

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    It's messed up with the QC :oops: .
     
  4. OCProwl

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    Yeah totally agree. It was worth a try anyway! And it is a nice figure. Really an amazing Optimus Prime mold, I love the original one.
     
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  5. Goldenclaw55

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    Mine just shipped, said it should be here tomorrow! Previously said it would be August 8th-28th.

    Hopefully mine doesn't have the chest issue (My regular release does)
     
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    Mine had the same issue as Deathx360, with a misaligned grill pin. I punched the pin and confirmed one side was off, looked just like his pic.
    Before taking the pin out, when folded together the inner chest was misaligned like the area circled in HunterGreen2005's post.
    I popped the pin, used a drill and very carefully (and slowly) re-drilled to correct the alignment, then reassembled. Now that the hole is corrected, the panels fold together flush, and I no longer have the misalignment issue.
    I did not have to heat/correct the back pin.
    I'm wondering if there may be 3 types of AUOPs out there:
    1 Correctly pinned / no problem AUOPs
    2 Misaligned grill pin AUOPs (like mine and Deathx360's)
    3 Misaligned back pin AUOPs
     
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  7. Deathx360

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    My replacement Prime should be here Tuesday. I still need to ship my defective one back but I may wait to see how this one looks first.
     
  8. jamarmiller

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    they think he is dead when he is gray and even when he came back alive for that one ep, Dark Awakening ( aka a zombie as you put it ) he was regular colors not gray and black when he died in the movie. So they dont want to play with a dead prime.
     
  9. Deathx360

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    My replacement Prime has shipped. It should be here tomorrow. Hopefully everyone's ship soon too.
     
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    It's the Amazon exclusive, mine arrived yesterday...it's sweet.
     
  11. rikaldomario

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    Nothing against you because its definitely not your fault or responsibility, but Amazon is being so terrible lately. Here you are getting your second copy, abd some people (me included) haven't gotten ours but they have already taken our money.
     
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    Agreed, my replacement is set to arrive Saturday. Guess I'm getting my money's worth for being Prime member.
     
  13. Metalwario64

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    ...

    ...Why are you replying to the first post in this thread from before anyone knew what this was going to be (if anything)?
     
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  14. rikaldomario

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    That's the thing, I'm a Prime member too...
     
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    That is weird. Seemed like the concensus from others in the thread is that Prime members were getting their items shipped soon but non-Prime were having to wait.
     
  16. Deathx360

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    That sucks. What is your current estimated ship date? Mine was Tuesday last night and now tomorrow as of this morning. Maybe they will update yours soon. I agree that you should get yours before mine, especially since they have your money. For what it's worth they put my reorder in on the 17th.
     
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  17. Goldenclaw55

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    Mine does indeed have the chest issue. :cry 

    I know Hasbro's GC has been pretty bad at times (i.e. Siege Starscream's chest) but usually they fix it with later releases. Looking at the pictures of the Netflix Prime, it seems like that has the issue too. I'm surprised it's flown under their radar.
     
  18. rikaldomario

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    I guess I had to complain in this forum for Amazon to ship my order, since 2 hours later I got my shipping notice :lol .

    Supposedly it'll be "Arriving Tomorrow by 8 pm" which I highly doubt since I'm in PR, but that puts my mind at ease. Finger crossed for no QC issues!!
     
  19. Fenrys

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    It's not every copy of the mold, so there's hope that netflix prime will have some sort of fix
     
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  20. Capirus

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    I'm a little confused and the pictures don't really seem to help me, but what exactly is the issue with the bumper?