TFCon Online 2020 Exclusive Fans-Hobby MB-12B Wheel Blade

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by godotislate, Oct 21, 2020.

  1. General Tekno

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    Just got mine today; one of the guns broke immediately when I tried to unfold it; will have to contact TCP for a replacement part. I'm seeing what looks like some stress marks on the other one too, though it folds/unfolds smoothly so I don't think there'll be an issue with it.

    Otherwise she's pretty nice.
     
  2. General Tekno

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    And a further update; I'd ordered a couple of Wheelblades, and inspecting the second one both the guns are already broken before I've even unfolded them. Messaged TCP; hopefully this is easily resolved.
     
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    Received this today. Looks good in both modes. However the plastic feels cheap. Really cheap. Its disappointing as other Fans Hobby figures use brilliant plastic. The sword is really good. Probably needs a little polish to strengthen the arms.
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    Ordered her from TCP
     
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    She arrived today.
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    Will agree the plastic, especially for the front of the car/lower legs does feel lower grade than even Athena, it doesn't necessarily feel fragile to that I'm scared of it breaking.

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    Some things, like the car doors feel like they've improved. Others like her wrists and knees seem a bit loser, but nothing terrible.
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    Face sculpt is quite good, maybe an alternate smiling face would've been nice too
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    Happy I picked her up. Nice, different take on Windblade, but really anticipating Scarlett Princess
     
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    Rumored Windblade by Big Firebird, makers of "Nicee"
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    Her rear windows pop out. Found them and popped them back. Just something to watch out for, I guess. Never happened to my Athena.
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    Gah! My poor Wheel Blade.

    The top of the peg for her thumb broke off. It holds still but floppily.
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    And just now the little peg to hold the scabbard to her thigh snapped
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  10. lordcryotek

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    Man, Fans Hobby has really been cheaping out on their materials lately. What the hell happened to them? Archenemy is rock solid.
     
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    Think they'll send me replacements with her being a con exclusive?
     
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    He's also twice her size. Not sure if it's cheapening or just working with thinner designs. Still a weakness on their part, but a different issue.
     
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    I was also referring to the recent QC nightmare with their Armada Prime.