New Age Legends Scale Devastator

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by NOCV, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Spiffy

    Spiffy Well-Known Member

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    I think Mixmaster’s legs are a tad goofy, but they’re interesting, and feel like a vehicle that has transformed, whereas I really dislike the MS version’s legs which look like a pile of folded plywood, in the shape of a box, with the front detailing that looks like wood panelling (someone pointed out it’s accurate to g1, but I don’t care, it doesn’t look good).

    but I’ll be happy to get the fix for the empty bits, that’s a cherry on top.
     
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  2. Alwayz bREALz

    Alwayz bREALz Well-Known Member

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    NewAge Toys posted:

    “Now that Pack B is ready to ship, we noticed that our fans have much concern. It is true that the two members of pack B and H33 Berith from pack C have a little design flaw and not as perfect as we announced. We want to make an apology for that. But an apology can’t fix anything and that is why we also bring a solution. We will produce brand new parts for H31 Crocell, H32 Marbas and H33 Berith. With a simple replacement you can make your Hephaestus great again. It is totally free. Customers who have purchased the whole members of Hephaestus please contact your retailer and ask for this free accessory pack. This pack is still work in progress and will ship after pack C. Image 3 is the current progress of our little red truck. Till all are one, my friend.”

    What’s wrong with the other 2 figures? And we have to contact our seller ourselves? They don’t just ship it out??
     
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  3. Hoffman

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    I'm sure many retailers will jsut send out to those who have purchased.

    But even if not, is it that hard to send an email?
     
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  4. Alwayz bREALz

    Alwayz bREALz Well-Known Member

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    Not hard at all. Just confirming the instructions that they gave. I want to make sure I get these pieces. :) 
     
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  5. kshaps

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    Honestly I think it’s cool that NA does this with the replacement parts. They did it with Megatron and now the constructicons. Yes, it would be nice if these were ready before being shipped and no replacement parts are needed but NA doesn’t need to do this and the fact that it’s a free upgrade is great. They are listening to user feedback and making good on it. I don’t know of any other TF manufacturer that does that.
     
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  6. lilcarus

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    lol...they arent doing this out of the goodness of their hearts.

    that's not why they are doing it. they are scrambling to change the legs because they are getting panned everywhere about their subpar designs.

    i swear i feel like im living in the twilight zone at times. i feel that if these dropped under any other company name they would be getting shit on royally by the group.

    this is just a hail marry pass to keep people on the hook for their 330-400+ devy. no more no less.
     
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  7. MotorMeister

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    I wonder if those replacement parts will be included with toy version.
    I still haven't seen a replacement legs for their toy Megatron anywhere to buy.
     
  8. Autobrat Leader

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    Didn't they ship the legs with Thundercracker or something? They certainly didn't just ship them to people who bought Megs. There was an additional purchase needed to "make Megs correct".
     
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    Maybe they should include them with the 4th set, so people wouldn't have to bother retailers and retailers wouldn't get the extra work of sending them out to their customers.
     
  10. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    I don't know, Iron Factory had a similar issue with their Tarn release. A design/assembly error that resulted in broken right shoulders. They fixed it with a follow on release pack in. There certainly is history of other companies trying to fix their mistakes. I got set A and I love them. They aren't absolutely perfect, but man they exceeded my expectations which were pretty high already.
     
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  11. Junkmech

    Junkmech Mouthplate Enthusiast

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    Scavenger's face fell out, so I had to put it back in. He looks so good!

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  12. Clyde the Jackal

    Clyde the Jackal I'm not toon accurate

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    I wish I could find the Toon Megatron legs.
     
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    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    When the advisory came out I found the slider but also tried to see just how hard you would have to force it to break it. Geez man you must have really applied a lot of force.
     
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    Dang, I might have to get these guys purely for uncombined mode.
     
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    This is no design/assembly error which results in something broken... This is just straight up bad designing, which results in ugly hollow legs (not mentioning the rest). No props deserved for fixing it, they still tried to release it, but got hammered for it and are now paying the price.
     
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    Eh, people bitch about things MS does all the time too, at least NA address it.

    How hard would it be for MS to put out a decent head for Cliffjumper after all the people complained about that? I’d say that head definitely qualifies as a “design flaw” if people want to start calling designer choices that.
     
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    I got my copy yesterday. Sorry for the blurry pics, I forgot my reading glasses at work and I'm having a hard time seeing my phone.

    Anyway, they are a decent little set. My gripes would be that the forearm gaps are dumb, the gap on Bonecrushers upper chest is noticeable, and Scavengers torso doesn't lock in at all.

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    Positives for me are how they perfectly scale with the MS Stunticons, their articulation is top notch especially the legs, and Bonecrushers hand is articulated which doesn't sound like much, but adds a ton of personality to the figure.

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    Looking forward to completing this set and filling out this shelf.

    Fyi, showz did include horns and energon cubes.
     
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    Tooticons!
     
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