Mech Fans Toys ASTROTRAIN / MS20-IRON SKY

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  1. mrspingly

    mrspingly Well-Known Member

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    Eep! True. You can hopefully open a claim and get a refund?

    I have messaged ShowZ to ask what hoops I have to jump through.

    There are no hips!
     
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  2. Max Rawhide

    Max Rawhide Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' ... uh, never mind

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    And now the dilemma start. Be honest or just keep this more expensive figure and buy another Iron Sky.
     
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  3. Autobrat Leader

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    I didn't know Lego made a Cosmos Kramer figure. Cool!

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  4. TIKnTIN

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    Whoa, what an upgrade! :eek: 
     
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  5. mrspingly

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    Not a dilemma, alas, for I am honest.

    The foolish thing is that I no longer want Iron Sky! I ordered him when he appeared. Shortly after he was dispatched, the toy-coloured Steel Ambition appeared and I had to get him. They sent Steel Ambition by a quicker route and he appeared last week. I had planned to sell Iron Sky as soon as he arrived.
     
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  6. shogun221

    shogun221 timewaster extraordinaire

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    made of metal? check.

    can fly? check.

    Jesus, some people are never satisfied.
     
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    you just won the chinese lotto...congrats
     
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    I think they put up those mistakes for sale as “to US buyer only” on their website and you ship it to the buyer at a discount, and then a refund to you or something like that.
    eBay sellers offer you a discount for you to keep it since sending it back is so expensive.
     
  9. gaseous clay

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    FYI, those of you looking for Steel Ambition, Toy Dojo did get it in stock recently.
     
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    you can sell that to me as Iron Sky! ;) 
     
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  11. Max Rawhide

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    Sucks, doesn't it, being honest? :D 


    Years ago I placed a big order from a now defunct store and a few days later I got a small package containing RiD Cryotek (not a rare figure back then, but still not cheap). If I kept silent I would've had a free Cryotek, but no...I had to be honest. And just a few days ago I sold some books and due to social distancing payment was a bit awkward. I could see he paid enough, but not much else. Turned out he paid almost double by mistake. If I kept quiet I would've gotten a good price, but I had to be honest so I contactad the buyer and transferred the amount he paid too much to him.
     
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  12. gaseous clay

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    Got my Steel Ambition from Toy Dojo today:

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    Switched to the light grey head to differentiate the two even more.
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    Team purple:
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  13. Vwfan88

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    i'm a noob: how come there are 2 kinds of Iron Sky? MS-18 and MS 20 same? i have the white and purple iron skies. i didnt know there was another version!
     
  14. gaseous clay

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    MS-18 is a more toy based deco- not only is it colored like the original toy, it has a different head shaped closer to the original. MS-20 is colored like the toon and his head is slightly more rounded on top.

    MS-18 actually comes with three heads. The head that comes attached is actually colored like MS-20s. I switched it out for the head colored like the toy as seen in the pics. It also comes with a third light grey head that's more uniform in color. He also comes with three guns for some reason, two of the purples ones and an additional light grey one.
     
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  15. Vwfan88

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    thanks!

    aww man, i wish i got all of them
     
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    I don't really understand why they went to the trouble of a separate "toy version" and then didn't use the actual colors of the toy. G1 Astrotrain was more black and white than gray, right?
     
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  17. gaseous clay

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    From TFU.info:
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    I mean, the shades don't match, but otherwise its colored consistent with the toy. i.e. its purple where the original is purple, black where the original is black, etc. Its just not the right kinda purple or white-ish grey. I think its only the cockpit window that's off? Oh, and I guess the thrusters, since Steel Ambition's are grey and Astrotrain's are black.
     
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  18. shogun221

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    Shout-out to @Jadis, who hooked me up with the Takara head:

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    My first MFT/Mechanic Studio/Legends + scale figure. And he alright! Plastic quality is a littttle shaky. Not "bootleg/I think it's going to break" bad, just not as solid as what's used on most 3P and mainline Hasbro figures nowadays. Sculpt is great though, transformation is fun and joint tolerances are buttery smooth.

    This is an interesting size class. I'm all-in on the Newage scale, so I'm not sure how many of these would work in my collection (Astrotrain being a big hulking bot, might make him an exception). But I appreciate what you can accomplish with a (still) small figure, when you have a bit more real estate to work with. Gonna keep my eye on this company.
     
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    Update: my ms-18 copy is on the way, today left China
     
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    Hi guys! I've got an MS-20 Iron Sky on the way but looking through this thread it looks like i really like the head sculpt for the MS-18! Anyone got a spare MS-18 head that they're willing to part with? I'm happy to buy it off you and pay for shipping etc... I'm in Malaysia, but I have friends in the USA, UK, Australia as well if that is an easier shipping option.