Mastermind Creations Ocular Max PS-04P Azalea Protoform

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  1. John TheDestroyer

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    I see this figure listed as in stock at the chosen prime and toy dojo. I've never bought from either, anyone know which one would be a better source to buy azalea from?
     
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    Both are sponsors of TFW2005 and are vetted by people.
     
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    So either one will be a solid option. Awesome, thanks

    Edit: went with toy dojo because they seemed to have a better shipping option. This will be my second high quality third party figure and I'm excited for the lady to arrive
     
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    I went with Toy Dojo when they first listed them. Just want to tell you that they are good and actually didn't charge me tax so guess they don't do much business in my state.
     
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    So I got this figure and I can't seem to get alt mode to roll smoothe. At first the head and top edge of the chest were scraping the ground, the only way I could get that to work was by switching to the big eyes head, then it fit fine in alt mode. So does the orange head that comes installed just not fit in alt mode? I prefer that face and wish I could keep that one on the figure

    When I got the white head to fit in alt mode without it or the chest touching the ground I thought all was good, but then those little panels that cover the back of the thighs in bot mode and fold up against her stomach in alt mode, I can't get those to stop dragging on the ground, the rear wheels don't even touch.

    After examining the figure for a long time, watching videos, and looking at lots of pictures, I'm sure I'm not doing anything incorrectly. Is mine just a bad copy or is this a regular issue that I just didn't know about?
     
  6. betsuni

    betsuni I'm just here for the robots

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    You know, I've wondered how to remove the face... although I didn't look at the instructions yet or watched any videos. Oddly I have not transformed mine yet.
     
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    There's a notch at the top of the head. One fingernail in the notch and one finger under the chin, and pull straight forward. The face and forward part of the helmet should slide off together fairly easily.


    This is the first third party figure I've had with switchable faces and I gotta say my movie Optimus figure is really loving this feature:D 
     
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    betsuni I'm just here for the robots

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    Notch. Dangit now why didn't I notice that before. Thanks!
     
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    She's not forgiving of part misalignment. You have to get everything in exactly positioned to get all fours wheels on the ground.
    Particular things to watch for:
    -knee hinges rotate almost 180 degrees (her knee pads should barely rock before you drop the rear fenders
    -neck should be back, chin tucked in about as far as possible - I've got her nose tucked against the top of the chest plate
    -arm doors flipped back beside her head
    -you can carefully flex the whole vehicle, with your fingers on the trunk & hood, thumbs on her abdomen, this will gently push some things into place
    -this is more art than science :) 
     
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    Thank you for the tips. I like this figure a lot so I've worked with it a lot and figured out most of those on my own, but I just can't the darn thing to roll. I think mine is a defective copy because one shoulder is pinned in at a slight angle causing it to nearly drag in alt mode, and the rear thigh panels on one side just won't sit flush against her stomach, lifting both the back wheels off the ground. I'd be okay with the issues if the car could still roll because otherwise they're not noticeable. But I've emailed Toy Dojo about it and hopefully I can send this figure back and get a replacement or something


    On a different note, is there any version of the mold that doesn't have an incredibly tight torso ball joint? Like I'm worried I'm gonna break the figure in half when I try to use the ball in her upper torso, and I won't even risk trying to turn it like a swivel. I like this color, but I'd be okay with getting a different repaint of the mold if it has a little bit better qc
     
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    She finally arrived, or rather her second copy after the first went AWOL in transit.

    I love her. So does my daughter, who forbids me to use anything but the anime head. I took the first photo in secret.
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    Forgive the picture spam, I had a ball this morning with her and her mold sisters.

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    So while this figure seemed like a novelty at the beginning, I couldn't help myself but also didn't know what to do with it. Well I paired her with Junkions and, while her colors aren't exactly screen accurate, her non-sensical color arrangement lends itself rather well with the group. I will call her a Junkion for my collection to fill in that 12-second scene in the movie.

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    This works!!