Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Devastator21, Sep 30, 2017.
I don't have the means to produce toys in my house.
Most of those are whiny-ass petty complaints. I don't even see half the shit pictured.
to be fair the other half is petty legit complaints. lol. these look rushed. not using spru snippers is bad.
Yeah the spru marks are way sloppy.
I think the sloppy "paint dirt" is worse than the supposed bad cuts off the sprues. As far as I understand, even if you snipped it to be as smooth a cut as possible, you could still get the discoloration of the where the plastic was cut. Only solution would be to paint over it (other than sanding down/slicing off any extra plastic left over).
Welp I just pulled the trigger on the 4 MMC bots. Got my UT Ragnaros sold. Gonna meet up with the buyer in person.
4? There are only 3 out so far.
Lol oops. Well I got four paid for then haha. I told them to ship the three and I’ll square up later for the last two and the “upgrade kit”. What I really want is a toon chest plate tho
Sounds like a sweet deal.
I’m not gonna lie, I loved the UT set and think it looks better in some areas and worse in some areas. Having the other set I kinda blew this set off but the engineering here is incredible. Glad I decided to switch
Why didn't you keep him too? That's what I will do!
Cause I needed the money to buy this set .
I’m not even gna contemplate jettisoning my UT set until I see FT throw their hat in the ring ... But I’m a bird in the hand kinda guy ...
I got an offer I couldn’t refuse and I’m keeping this set and getting a FT set if and when.
Hmmm... going back a few pages and seeing assaultus next to constructor and superitron was enlightening. I didn't realize how much shorter this one was going to be. Kinda looks like he's just constructor's little brother that follows him around everywhere. I'm kinda fine with him being smaller than devastator and maybe superion, but I don't think my head canon will accept him being smaller than menasor. Which this kinda throws off my combiner plan because I'm definitely going toyworld for devastator, zeta for superion, and as of now xtransbots for menasor. So depending on how tall xtb ends up that will be my deciding factor i think.
If they end up roughly the same I'll go with that because I feel that mmc did an amazing job with the alt and robot modes. The combined form so far is great looking. Its great that they did the "all In one" gimmick but in the pictures I've seen he's just losing presence by not being as big as the other combiners. Or at least that's the way I feel. By itself it looks amazing but even standing next to zeta's version, he just looks a bit wimpy even with the add on booties. I know its a hot topic concerning partsforming but I personally feel its kinda needed when you're going for an mp combiner because of the way the show altered and shifted sizes and whatnot. So the figure needs to cheat a bit to match the cheating the animation did. But I don't know how mmc could change this guy to a bigger size without full on add on kit to give him wider longer thighs, bulk up the sides of the chest and widen the shoulders a bit. They'd basically have to find an alternative transformation mode to fit onslaught into a new chest with new waist and thighs like zeta did for silverbolt where he basically just makes the backpack.
I don't know what to really do for bruticus now. Besides wait and see. Fans toys version will probably be a couple of years from now. I can't bring myself to like zeta's version. Unique is OK but doesn't quite hot all the right spots for me. Anyone else doing an mp bruticus?
Everyone in this thread!
I don't want to sound like an ass, but what if you bought a mass produce car and the paint was shit and a tear in your seat, would you be happy and keep it or get another or a heavy discount? Never make excuses for some who gets a paycheck for their shitty work.
Shitty comparison because cars are made and inspected to much higher specifications and standards, and they come with warranties to boot.
Toys aren't subject to those rigorous testing standards because they won't frickin' kill someone if they fail.
And this bit specifically?
Part of the deal here is that there is nobody being paid for the level of work you're suggesting.
There ain't no toy company on the planet that will actually pay the man-hours required to inspect every nook and cranny, sand and polish every surface, and playtest every single toy off the assembly line. Think, how long does it take you to go over your high-end collectible with a fine-tooth comb? An hour? Multiply that by the 1000-2000 items that come off the assembly line for a product like this. Let alone the 10s to 100s of thousands of items that come off the lines for a true mass-retail manufacturer like Hasbro. That's a ridiculous amount of labour time that is better spent actually producing something.
Nope, easier and cheaper just to claim acceptable losses and give the customer a refund or a replacement. Many customers won't even care enough to bother with that process.
The QC process in this level of factory work isn't a fine-inspection job. More than likely, it's just a random sampling job. Do a quick checklist inspection on roughly 1 in 50 products off the line, or whatever. If the samples are of consistent quality, then things are working as they should be. If there are wild and random deviations on a regular basis, then something's gone wrong. That's the extent of the QC process. Doesn't matter if bad samples slip through in the 49 items that aren't sampled. Again, that's what you call "acceptable losses".
In other words, the QC process is more to confirm that the assembly line is working smoothly. It's not to make sure that the finished product is perfect.
XTB Menasor is 1cm shorter than Constructor, it'll tower over this. Good news is @ramsesiden has a plan.....
Zeta Onslaught and Bruticus body + adaptors + MMC limbs = 20" Bruticus in the right colours.
Plus side is Zeta Onslaught looks damn good with the MMC limbs when decombined too:
I don’t think the legs will work out too well tho. Aren’t the combiner thighs alone around the width of swindle’s leg mode?
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