Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by godotislate, Oct 17, 2015.
I remember painting it silver on mine, but I don’t recall, I think it was white, but a dull white?
Their are no silver or chrome faces and he comes with two heads with one face each, a toy head and a toon head, both with off white/light grey face paint. Their is no face swap feature.
The test shot in the official photos had a silver face, possibly what's mislead you.
Yeah, I did wonder if the pics of the silvery faced one were pre-release. Just makes the choice of going with a toon face despite the toy look all the weirder. Guess I’ll have to write him off as a possible MP Inferno. :/
I definitely want to get this guy, if I can find one at a decent price somewhere...or a solid, quality KO, if nothing else. I've seen the MP Inferno KO's for cheap, but I won't buy those, because I don't want that bland animation version of the figure.
The face coloration is no problem, because I can easily paint it silver and be done.
I just sold mine for 65. It has weak ratchets and just floppy all around. . I would recommend getting the ko inferno and adding repro labels. The ko is far superior to the backdraft. The repros make him come alive imo.
There is replacement parts available................
Had them too for the waist right. In all fairness I never installed them. Knees and ankles were floppy also. I wasn’t trying to rebuild a whole figure.
I disagree massively. KO inferno is trash tier compared to backdraft.
My Backdraft is solid.
Feel like I'd like this guy a lot more if I could swap in the second head, but I've pretty much given up on that stripped screw...
Wow, which Trailbreaker is that? Badcube or KFC/Transbots? I love it....
Have you tried to remove the screw with a rubber band? It usually works pretty well in my experience.
Check this video out to see how it is done.
Looks like Badcube.
Yeah I gave that a try, didn't have any success unfortunately.
Try using a flathead screwdriver. If that doesn't work initially, try heating the screw slightly, with a soldering iron (just 5-10 seconds at most), and quickly try the flathead screwdriver again. If it doesn't work the first time, carefully repeat the process, eventually you'll either form a groove to grip the screw, OR the plastic will warm enough to let go of the screw and give way. I rarely use a Philips head screwdriver anymore because of the cheap crap Hasbro screws, and a flathead does at least as effectively, if not better for the same reason.
Hope this helps.
*Also, if you do not have a soldering iron, use a hair dryer to instead, heat the plastic around the screw area, (for 30-45 seconds at a time), and using the flathead technique again, try turning the screw. The plastic should safely heat up a "soften" just enough to turn loose of the screw, little by little. If you have to go this route, and you get zero grippable surface for the flathead, drop a tiny dab of super glue in the screw head and let it harden up almost completely, then make an indention with the flathead. After it's fully hardened up, heat the plastic again and have at it. Eventually, you should have some success.
Hi there it is the Badcube version with a few reprolables added.
Go to your hardware store and get a stripped screw removal bit in the size you need to get that out. They're designed to go in a drill but you can do it manually or just really slow with your drill. It basically chews into the head of the screw and grabs it and backs it out. They're really cheap and will take care of this for you (it's like buying a single drill bit in cost or a small set depending how they sell them). Only down side is it will destroy the screw so you'll need a new one when you're done.
BC's Trailbreaker and Hoist get a lot of flack for their legs but personally I think the two of them just ooze the characters personality when I look at them. They are highly underappreciated IMO. Doesn't help they were the first out and lost the "Oooo shiny" thing that happens when newer versions comes out. ("This is newer...it's clearly superior and this old one is trash")
I would have to see a REALLY amazing TT version for me to replace mine in my collection.
See, I have their Grapple and have the chance of buying MT's Inferno (Hellfire) but this photo reminds me how good this mould is. It nails the toy feel so very well and I love that. MT's is just a bit too chunky, same as their Pandinus, Gundog, Despotron, etc.
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