Ocular Max Girder (Masterpiece Grapple)

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  1. Orion2703

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    Maybe to the replacement but I do think I got a lemon. I've started to take it apart to see what's what anyway, so far I've got mold flash/sprue left overs that needed trimming, miss mold on the 4 tabs that attach the outer crane piece, leading to stress in the outer piece, miss mold in the crane assembly so it can't sit flush in bot mode, flash on the doors and cab panels and oversized tabs on the good assembly.
    I've fixed most of this now, but the hood still doesn't go flush so there is something else wrong still.
    And he's a parts former for now as I've de-pinned the crane so it slides off. I'm away with work for a couple of days now so I'll cool off and reassess it when I get back.

    Edit: I didn't go away so I'm back looking at him again, and there's just something off about him. Think he's going back and I'll have to look out for a new grapple. Not a fan of Mt's, may get a chance to handle a TT one but if i don;t like that i'll have to hope Ft gets to him in 2035 :D 
     
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    Mine is on its way. Looking forward to adding this to the shelf and checking out the QC.
     
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    Got mine the black plastic bits on one of his shoulders are back to front it's an easy fix so not worried
     
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    I fixed the issues on mine with some Future and he's near perfect now. He has a tiny fleck of scratched paint on his crotch, but I can fix that easily as well.
     
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    So this is in stock now?
     
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    This figure was mistransformed in the box and now in bot mode he looks really good.
    Except i cant get the cowl to slide into position. No matter what i try the two sliding halves wont sit flush. I had no trouble with backdraft. This figure is starting to really tick me off.
     
  7. Orion2703

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    That's one of the things that's really annoying me too, as I also had no issues with Backdraft.
     
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    The rear of Girder can be tabbed in, but it isn't easy and it's not 100% aligned once tabbed ...

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    And he didn't appreciate me fiddling with his backside all night..,

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    All the best
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  10. Orion2703

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    Yes, and for me this is the biggest fail for their grapple.
    There were countless posts about this issue, and the designer even came on the forum and helped out. I posted some fixes which drastically improved mine too.
    What did mmc do about this? Not a damn thing by the looks of it, all the issues remain and on mine at least there are a slew of new ones compared to backdraft.
    I'm sure fixing the molds would have been time and money to them but since they didn't it seems like they just couldn't be bothered or didn't think it was worth it.
    I find that mind boggling too as mmc have been up to now pretty exceptional with their customer support.
     
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    I tried for several hours to figure out whats causing the halves not to slide into place. i didnt figure it out. Its either leave the halves on and messed up or take the Box off. Ive removed the halves from the bot.
     
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    I think it is something to do with the small cylindrical tabs on the inside of the hood/cowl halves, they should slot into two corresponding holes on the outside of the crane assembly where the halves close around. I suspect they are not fitting into those holes snugly enough.

    All the best
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    I'm really thinking about getting this figure rather than waiting for Takara or XTB. The only thing is OCD won't let me forget about the rear tabbing situation.
     
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    Thanks for tip. On one side the tiny tabs wont hold. On the other i think its that they wont go in . Anyway i used a bunch of blu-tack and now the backend is holding. No its not pretty but - Am i happy? Yeah now.
     
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    Any video review?
     
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    Based on the pics I'm seeing it looks like this has similar rear alt mode tabbing concerns like Backdraft has. I'm still a bit torn here. I'm wondering if I should wait and see how the ofther MP style Grapples turn out such as the ones from Takara, XTB, possibly others.
     
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    I think I like him best with the improved toy head for Backdraft.

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    All the best
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    I like him! Honestly though, he pales in comparison to Roadcrane (in my eyes, anyway).

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    Now, when is that Not-Artfire supposed to be dropping?
     
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  20. chuckcjc

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    Having issues bringing the two halves of the hood together in robot mode. Getting close, but I can't keep it closed once the crane is tabbed into the back.

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