Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Devastator21, Sep 30, 2017.
Where are you at? Also, what are your first impressions if you don't mind me asking?
I was going to wait but I had some cash in Paypal so I pulled the trigger. Just waiting for my FT Cyclonus to drop into my stash and I will ship it.
I'm in Massachusetts, tracking from PSX is a bit of a nightmare haha
Overall quite happy! He definitely has some things to look out for. The tiny tail-fins that fold down, one is particularly tight and has a stress mark at the pin. The rest of the plastic looks and feels solid though, nothing else has set off red flags. I adore all three modes. The copter is fantastic, really feels close to the G1 model. Arm mode is super solid and insanely poseable. Although I'm not crazy about the combiner foot design nor the gestalt overall, having the arm in hand definitely gets me excited to flip the set between all 3 modes. Bot mode is gorgeous, beautifully painted headsculpt and has that vivacious MMC sculpt from head to toe. Speaking of paint, this thing lacks it. I'm usually not a stickler for paint on figures and quite honestly the grey plastics used fit the part, but I can't help but feel it's a little plain looking. Purely subjective though, your preferences will vary. I do appreciate the minor details though like the clear plastic windows (which have a habit of popping out but easily reattach) and the silver painted frames. I will say that the transformation was a bit of a pain in the ass yesterday, in particular getting it all back into helicopter mode. Things just need to line up properly before it snugly fits back into place. I will say that after handling it today, things seemed to just click better? Idk what changed but maybe after a day of understanding the nuances have resulted in a smoother experience. The play-ability definitely feels nicer the 2nd time around. Oh one last thing and it's a minor annoyance, but that ballsocket head WILL pop off. There's such tight clearances to manipulate and compress the tail into the chest, and to maneuver that around the head seems next to impossible. There is a lower hinge joint that the ballsocket attaches to, and that should allow the head to rock forward to help with clearances. However that hinge is a bit tight and tough to maneuver without detaching the head. Not a big deal but be mindful so you don't launch yours across the room into the void.
Also I found my instructions.. they must have fallen out of the box and slid under my chair lol
Thanks for the detailed write up! I’m now extra eagerly looking forward to finally getting mine.
I just got MMC Vortex and my God I am completely blown away. The transformation is just so incredible, I'm speechless. I thought there was no way that all of the tail section could possibly fold away into the chest, and he still has an Ab Crunch!!! Incredible!
Just got mine today from The Chosen Prime. He is a great, well designed, sturdy figure. Nice tight joints all around. I cannot wait for the rest of these figures!
I feel better now that I hear all of these positive feedback! I am glad that I ordered two!
Well I only have 1 issue with my Impetus. The ball joint on the swivel to turn the head to the middle of the torso is a tad too tight. It'll pop off every time I try to turn it. I think some shock oil might lube it up just enough...
Other than that, this guy is kinda perfect for me. I'm a huge fan of engineering and this dude has some magic in his transformation. I really hope these guys come out sooner than later.
How'd that happen?
I opened it, started transforming it and it just came off.
Yikes! Something to watch out for for sure...
I suspect this is just a one-off problem and not a widespread issue.
Looks like it
Also for just regular head articulation in robot mode, the neck ball joint would pop out. So as others have said I loosened the screw in the back of his head just a bit, which freed the upper head ball joint to move freer putting less tension on the lower neck ball joint... ouila’. Great head articulation with a stable neck joint.
Well technically anything can be a widespread issue, just depends on how much force is required to make it happen
(but in all seriousness, at $100 a pop, I expect good QC on these things)
Someone at last transforms the torso correctly!
Looks a lot less wonky here.
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