Texas Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by JasonPrime, Apr 25, 2003.

  1. D3VC0N

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    So I just got home and am looking at my Prowl now. I see which joint you’re talking about, and yes the screws are easy to get off, my concern is actually with the fact that the other half of that joint is essentially pinned into the body. If you can, you MIGHT be able to gently warm that pin up with a hair dryer (or if you feel really daring, a soldering iron), and use a rare earth magnet to pull the pin out.



    TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE MP-17 prowl | eBay


    I did find something as an alternative. This one is supposedly the official MP with reprolabels tacked on.
     
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    Yeah, no. This door wing is dead.

    Nailed it.
     

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    Yeah that’s what I pictured happened once I saw the joint.

    So I think a soldering iron trick is completely doable to get that capped pin out, given the location of the pin now that I look at it. If you’d like, this is a video to try it if you haven’t done it before. Basically you heat the pin just enough that the plastic around it softens and temporarily expands. Simultaneously, you will use a strong magnet and pull it out, and bam done. Then when you’re ready, just hammer it back in just like any other pin and it should work fine. Looking closer, it appears what I thought was black plastic is actually a clear painted bit (why Takara...), so I’d take extra care when putting the pin back in.

     
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    Were there any shops east of DFW (Rowlett, Rockwall, Garland, Richardson, Mesquite, etc) that still have a Nitro Zeus?
     
  5. D3VC0N

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    I saw a couple locally here in San Antonio at Wal Mart, so your best bet will be to check there, especially given they are on clearance for $13 or even lower, depending how your Wal Mart is pricing them.
     
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    Havent seen Nirto at Rowlett or the wally mart at garland ave and Bush, nor in sachse
     
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    Lewisville WalMart has Premier Voyager Movie Megatron for $5 in the clearance aisle. I picked up one, and I think there's 2 left.
     
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    I hate to be “that guy” but have any of you happened to see the walmart exclusive thanos?
     
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    No studio series thundercracker at 1604/35 forum toysrus. I had an employee check and they had zero in stock
     
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    Yeah I should've posted here. I checked both the 410 and the Forum with no luck last night. Called 410 this morning and they didn't get any either.


    410 Store gave an ETA of mid April however.
     
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    If you'd like another head in the meantime, for this figure, the Overkill titan master fits very nicely with the mold, and the Five Below off 410 had a couple more as of last night after I grabbed mine. Not sure about the Five Below over in New Braunfels however.
     
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    Found 1 Hungurrr at Heights Target in Houston. He was the last one. No sign of Elita-1. I'm happy though. :)  Torso mode is solid. It seems like Houston Targets are slowly getting Wave 2.
     
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    I seen a whole case at walmart in spring but haven't seen any anywhere else
     
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    Im in a bit of a dilemma
    Since toys r us is liquidating their stores ive seen an snes classic in a store last night and want to get it
    However mpm 5 is supposed to be out this month and want to get him since i think he will be one of the rarest mpm since it was toys r us exclusive
    Which one should i get i have $80+
     
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    Stopped at the Five Below in New Braunfels. They have about 6 Ramhorns, a good amount of Overboards (most of the peg), 2 Ptero, and 2 Apeface left if anyone is interested.
     
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    This one...is a maybe. I don't know enough about the Ratchet KO to really say anything, but I do know that the KO falls in about the 40-50 range if I remember right. Since it's coming from the US, i'd say it might just be a pre-owned official someone is trying to sell off.


    EDIT: I read the reviews of that particular product from that seller down at the bottom, and it's classifying it as a knockoff, so tread carefully (that is no price to pay for a KO).
     
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    Well, someone already bought it anyway, so...
    I did order Sunstreaker last night, though. Super stoked. But I went through Toy Dojo on Amazon for that one.
     
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    So that one I’ve been wary of, because I’ve heard of it having similar QC issues as the MP Megatron, people on the Sunstreaker TFW forum have complained about ratchets stripping themselves after a few arm movements if I remember right.
     
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    I hadn't heard that, but I don't really look, either... That said, I typically just find a pose that suits me, and leave them. They are strictly display pieces. I don't even really take them down and transform them from time to time like I used to. So the joints won't be moving all that much.
    Still, I'd be lying if I said you didn't just make me a tiny bit nervous...