Master Made Apollo SDT-03 (Omega Supreme)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jun 12, 2015.

  1. DashCourageous

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    Stupid old thread but I figured out the issue and it was my fault.
    Works fine.

    Bought ceasar. Want more.

    MORE MASTER MADE! MORE!
     
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    You fell for their trap too? :eek: 

    I bought Titan some time ago, just to see how it was. Now I have the whole series :rolleyes: 
     
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    I don't have scorps because he was never on my radar but the rest. ..:confused2  and I will get fort max though also not on my radar but... I watched emgo and. .. sh*t. :rolleyes: 
     
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    Attack of the Micromasters

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    Welp, can't say I'm surprised by this, but also not exactly happy about it either.

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    Purchased in October of 2016 from TFSource. Given Master Made is still business and making figures, seems like it should be reasonable to ask for a replacement.
     
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    Those are the hoses from the add-on bust yes? That's a shame, I considered getting it b/c it looks great but I was worried about the plastic doing precisely this over time.

    I hope you can get it resolved. :( 
     
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    Yes, they're the hoses that came with the bust kit. They're not plastic, at least not that I can tell. I think they're some sort of rubber, which is prone to this sort of thing happening over time. Even if they're replaced, I'm confident it'll just happen again over time. If I were to guess, this is the very reason Takara didn't use rubber for the hose for Masterpiece Shockwave... Master Made should have taken a page out of that book.
     
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    Between it being 4 years and shipping bans you are probably better off just going to lowes and spending <10 bucks on rubber hose replacements.
     
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    There's 2 different diameter hoses that attach via a ball peg to the plastic anchors that plug into the figure. It seems very unlikely anything like it is going to be found at Lowe's. I'd love to be proven wrong, though.
     
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    You're not entitled to a product to be in pristine condition forever, mate. Maintenance is your responsibility and some times you gotta make do with what you got. I very much doubt MM are gonna do a production run of replacement rubber hoses out of their own pocket.
     
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    I own the figure and am aware of how it works. You can absolutely find the hoses at retail and attach them yourself. just search the diameter and "hollow rubber tube." You can get spools on Amazon, even.

    You could have just looked it up rather than guessing:

    Amazon.com : 5mm hollow rubber tube

    GL out there

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    I didn't need to guess... it's a very uniquely designed piece; it won't be found anywhere other than from Master Made or their retailers. Obviously, there are random rubber hoses available all over the place that you can hack and try to make work, but that's not preferred nor what I want. If I only cared about recreating the look, I might care to do that, but that's not my primary goal (even if it was, I wouldn't use rubber anyway). For my purposes, I want the exact piece that came with the product... just not cracked and on the verge of disintegrating.

    As for how reasonable it is to ask for - I have written commitment from a different retailer to replacing a part made of rubber for a similar problem on an even older figure from a different 3rd Party company (KFC). So if someone else is willing to do it, it sounds perfectly reasonable to try here.
     
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    How so? And again, GL out there.
     
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    I've had mine attached for a few years and they're still perfect.

    I also don't fiddle with it more like pose and let alone.

    Is yours played with often or did this just happen when it's just posed?
     
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    Environmental differences may be a bigger cause than playing. Toys just ain't meant to last as long we wish they would.
     
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    Probably nothing. Bag the originals up, throw them back in the original box, and never touch them again. They never added much aesthetically, so I'm ok without them. If I get bored, I may do as you suggested, which is to try to hack something together to recreate them from other materials. Or I could go crazy and engineer extra long ones from this crate of spare carbonadium I have for no apparent reason for some OMEGA RED SUPREME action!

    99% on display. I posed the figure a few times in both modes initially, but as soon as it hit the shelf, it's been untouched.
     
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    I'm same boat. Mine are same condition as day one but I've read that room/weather conditions pay a factor so I think people should really make sure they're displaying things in the right conditions .
     
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    Unfortunately, this isn't always feasible. I live in a humid city that gets really hot during the summer. I can't afford to, like, have a climate-controlled room, and I'm not going to run the air conditioner when I'm not in the room, so unfortunately that means my toys sometimes have to sit in a climate that's not good for them

    I recently got rid of the vast majority of my beloved childhood toys from the 90s because the plastic started to spoil - the soft plastic got even softer and sticky, and even the harder plastic started to secrete some plasticizer. I'm gradually coming to terms with the fact that even though I'm paying more than half a grand for a 3rd party combiner team these days, there will come a day on which it'll be too gross to physically handle, and I'll just have to throw it out.