My Maverick Problems

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  1. jimmyh

    jimmyh Well-Known Member

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    Unless I can get a replacement piece that the armature attaches to, Maverick is now a partsformer.

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    Can you pack the hole with a tappable epoxy then thread in a new screw?
     
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    Drill the diecast and add a nut over the 2mm? I've had experience with issues like this on my 3p Blaster. That's what I did when the foot/ankle gave up the ghost. Check for the screws with threading lower on it, but having no threading near the head.

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    That can literally happen to any figure. Sucks though but it looks fixable or you can just ask for a new part that you need from where you got it from.
     
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    There have been worse breaks that can't be fixed easily as much as these toys cost that
    Yeah it's fixable if you ask around in radicons someone will be able to help and even show you how they did something similar on theirs, you might even get exact product recommendations.
     
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    Bought MMC Incursus and Fraudo recently and have transformed them back and forth multiple times because I want to, and I have fun with it each time. Except for their dinobots, that hasn't been a general FansToys experience for me. FT figures do look extremely nice posed on a shelf though.

    I've had prior MMC figures, but now they're firmly on my radar. I'll forgo a bit of accuracy if enjoyment of handling the figure is the trade off.
     
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    For the retail price we pay for these pieces and especially for established 3p manufacturers and Takara, many of these qc issues should not happen. I bought MP-44 and MP-49 (Nemesis Prime) might be the last Takara piece I buy. The best way to handle this, is to close your wallet, listen to your wife, actually give her all your ccs, or spend your money and buy some 6" G.I. Joes.
     
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    Totally feel for you. I have 17 Fanstoys and 10 of them have had to have fixes/replacements. It’s a crapshoot. I usually order common replacement parts when things have a record of breaking. It’s been a good policy so far.

    Hopefully your vendor or @dalianjj can help.
     
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    All I know is if you get into the MP Transformers game...things like this happen sometimes. Price doesn’t seem to matter all that much, neither does company. I have a huge collection of mixed Takara and 3rd party MP scale figures. I have gotten plenty of lemons from both Takara and 3rd party companies. The only difference is I have never had a problem getting after sales support from Fans Toys, or any other 3rd party company. Takara? Yeah, not so much. I have had to contact my retailer, or dalianjj directly, roughly about 5 times, out of a total of well over 40 Fans Toys purchases. All 5 times, I was able to get the issue resolved without too much of a hassle.

    Not trying to downplay your frustration. I have been there and get it. You wait for a figure, you pay a ton of money, and it shows up with an issue. It is maddening. I am only saying that it seems to be a regular part of the hobby...and something that you have to be ready to experience from time to time.
     
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    Very good idea. That will be my plan B if I can't a replacement chest piece. I bought this from TCP, and they are pretty good about getting replacements. But, thanks for the idea!
     
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    I thought about drilling out the armature to fit a larger screw, but I really, really, really don't want to do that.
     
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    As much as people bash FT their customer service is top notch compared to most companies and even better then official.

    Takara by contact are not aloud to do customer service in the US
     
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    I know. I am just venting. And I am being hard on Fanstoys because out of all the unlicensed manufactures, they have the most disproportionately high number of shills out there.

    If this was my first issue, I wouldn't even post about it. But...

    I had a tab break on Goose. Minor, but aggravating.

    Quietus cockpit will not close (I display him in alt mode, and it irritates me every time I glance at him)

    After transforming Road King I wanted to punch a kitten.

    The only way Soar will stand is by leaning against something.

    The only way Rouge will stand is by leaning against something.

    I am terrified of posing Sheridan.
     
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    Roadking wasn't one of the ones you had issues with, right?
     
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    That looks like a comic book that shows the future
     
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    Damn. Sucks to have a breakage like that. My only major FansToys issue was with Cesium, that I couldn't fully transform into dino mode until another boardie here figured out the issue, but I don't generally transform these guys more than once to get them into the desired mode. They do look fantastic, but just like Takara figures (glares at Hound) or Hot Toys, they do periodically have QC problems, unfortunately.
     
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    my mp-05 has broken tabs and rusty feet
    My mp-03 thinks it’s a samurai and can’t stand
    My mp-09 can’t stand or stay transformed

    All high end figures can have issue, I know it hurts more because of the limited runs and brutal after markets but this is the dangerous game we play
     
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