Live-action Movieverse Toys Appreciation Thread! EXPLOSIONS!!!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Zigholtul, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. ziltama

    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

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    I regret posting anything Tim Heada kit related now. Thought the newer kits were improved but no...just awful. Anyhow, didn't fix the SS54 Megatron kit yet. I think I can fix the broken dual hand connector pieces but will take some time. Highly NOT recommended.

    All the various connector pieces / panels are oversized...by a lot...in all 3 axes. No testing was clearly done. Reminds me of Matrix Workshop's awful lack of QC. Will never buy a kit from either ever again. Now I recommend avoiding the upcoming TH Devastator kit if QC is going to be this awful.

    I didn't realize the pieces were oversized until I noticed the dual hand piece getting stuck when inserting into the arm and then breaking when trying to remove. There is a lot of sanding work to be done to even render the kit usable. Out of the box? Fails as does not work. The long cannon is also warped on top of all this.

    Broken dual hand piece. The preview pic shows this piece being a different color and not plain white, which is the final look (also another minus). The pieces did remove some paint from my figure but in the unseen areas inside the forearms.
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    Shame, because the overall deco is fairly decent. There is a long PAINTED OVER tab for this to fit in the arm; need to sand off the paint and file down the tab to size.
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    Only one arm is holding this up as the dual hand piece is broken. Needed heavy sanding and still tight. The long cannon is warped.
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    Still waiting to hear back from TFSafari about this. I'm not sure if I even want to fix this anymore, because it will take a lot more effort than what I want to do.
     
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  2. NemesisJazz

    NemesisJazz Well-Known Member

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    That M09 is amazing. Any idea how much it will be? Also it is inevitable that Hasbro will improve upon ss38. I dont mind if they bump him to leader class price (voyager scale) with a more complex transformation and maybe an accessory or two.
     
  3. Lockon Prime

    Lockon Prime I'm Optimus, I make Prime examples of mini-Tonkas

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    I got you. Well if you found the Prime that calls out to you, then that's all that matters!! :) 
    He's selling for $124 on ShowZ

    https://showzstore.com/pre-order-weijiang-m09-optimus-prime_p1791.html

    But if SS38 was ever upscaled to leader class, I'd definitely buy it!!
     
  4. LRJ2007

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  5. NemesisJazz

    NemesisJazz Well-Known Member

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    Any info on how this is even possible with the wei jiang investigation going? Or is this not part of the lawsuit since this is an original creation? They really improved him! The chest is not as flat the head is better as well.
     
  6. Lockon Prime

    Lockon Prime I'm Optimus, I make Prime examples of mini-Tonkas

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    This batch was made before the raid, which is why it's limited.

    Dream Factory has taken over M09 as far as after sales support is concerned. But it's not clear whether or not they'll be releasing more.
     
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  7. Movie Convoy

    Movie Convoy Well-Known Member

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    That's why the only 3P upgrade kits I preorder are the DNA Design upgrades from BBTS.
     
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  8. Optimistic Prime

    Optimistic Prime Nothing special about me

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  9. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    I feel sooner or later, as soon as we forget about any Movie stuff being revealed, they will come when we all least expect it.
     
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  10. neevnav

    neevnav The Flying Dutchman

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    There's a power rangers ran first Friday on the 14th, I wouldn't be surprised if a Transformers one is announced as well.
     
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  11. Lazerwave

    Lazerwave My Most Prized Treasure

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    Yep, I will be ready for that next week.
     
  12. NemesisJazz

    NemesisJazz Well-Known Member

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    Damn i guess thats Hotwave or Shocklink right there lol. Guess i need to get better at color matching! What do you guys think? IMG_20200806_180421869_HDR~2.jpg IMG_20200806_180354257_HDR~2.jpg IMG_20200806_180437368_HDR~2.jpg
     
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  13. stephenotes88

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    Is there a piece that lets you hold it in one hand?
     
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  14. Optitron98

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    he’s kinda the size bumblebee should be, but with them all he’s a bit small.
     
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  16. spikebuster

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    I had a really weird dream last night. SS Dino had been revealed, but instead of being a general retail release, it became a Walmart exclusive and was limited to only 500 figures.
     
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  17. Kelow2020

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    I think he is also the size bee should be.
     
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  18. Optitron98

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    SHHHHHHHHH. Don’t give Hasbro any ideas.
     
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  19. Kotori Sonoda

    Kotori Sonoda Yohane's Little Demon

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    Nah, it's gonna be an exclusive for those who purchase an actual Ferrari car :D 
     
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  20. ObakaChanTachi

    ObakaChanTachi every copy of obakachantachi 64 is personalized

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    And all 500 figures were bought by scalper bots the moment preorders opened.
     
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