Toyworld Constructor (Devastator/Constructicons)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Aug 7, 2015.

  1. Blingotron

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    It's nice to see some TW Devastators still come in that thick foam as opposed to the shitty plastic clamshell I got with mine that doesn't even effectively hold all the parts.

    @mantisfists also needs to check the back of Burden's/Long Haul's legs to see if any of the screw posts have broken in his legs.
     
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    Yeah, the plastic packaging they chose for these last few sets was on par with those party plates you get from like a Dollar Tree.
     
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    Just loose the screws on the pants and wherever you are finding resistance before committing to radical changes.

    Have screwdrivers, lube and files ready.

    Personally I spent the time to transform them from this state to both vehicle and bot mode, ironed out individual flaws/problems and eventually combined the thing. It will take you an exhausting amount of hours, but you will be certain that he will be set when combined.
     
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    What type of lube? I'm guessing not the kind I have. That'd be one freaky Devy. Do I need to worry about the lube ruining that beautiful weathering and do I need to let it soak at all or should I work it in?
     
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    Amazon has a deal on 4oz Super Lube for $4 (if you're not in the US IDK!). It's usually $13. A LOT of people use it and it works very well, though. Regular Silicone Shock Oil is good too.
     
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    WD40 on the ratchets. Or Silicone shock oil.
     
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    Ok, so I finally got these guys transformed. Holy crap, that was stressful! Definitely need to lube some joints. Only had 2 QC problems and they were both with Shovel/Scrapper. The joint for his left elbow is backwards, which is no big deal, but the poor guy's also got two right hands.
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    Anybody got an extra left hand they want to sell? Figure I'd try here before I try to contact Toyworld for a replacement.

    All in all, feel VERY lucky and excited to have this set.
     
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  8. Arkine

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    TFsource hasn't responded to my last 2 emails about the replacement part.
    I'll give them until next weekend if they still haven't responded I'll probably give up and glue longhaul's shoulder with the cab up to keep combined mode solid and give up on robot mod.

    I think I'm going to abandon my original collection idea of getting every S1 and 2 character with how exhausing the MP scale has been.
     
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  9. Arkine

    Arkine Throws the boxes away.

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    Hopefully the last update. TFsource agreed to mail me the part I need without having to send them my fig for repairs. Next step is to shock oil all the joints, pose the bot one last time then never touch it again.
     
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    Negative on WD40! It's not a lube, it's a penetrating oil and its properties although not toxic or caustic can degrade rubbers and plastics. Will it eat through the plastic these things are made of, probably never but it can effect integrity so with all the problems this set has, dont create anymore! Silicone all the way! It has no effect on plastics/rubbers other then making them nice and slippery. It comes in liquidy spray to thick almost sticky goop. It's the KY jelly for bots, safe in all orifices! ;) 
     
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    What do you guys think, would a bot repair service be worth it? I have fixed soooooo many issues like what's going on here with bots and all kinds of other toy/collectibles, auto and motorcycle parts as well that these kind of repairs are second nature to me. I got involved with mechanics as kid and pursued that til I got into machining and manufacturing and that experience has helped save a lot of things from the trash. Honestly I'd prefer to help anyone fix their own (if its something they want to do) so they get the experience and know how, but since it's not everyone's cup of tea to dive in pulling things apart, cutting, grinding, gluing or screwing;) :p  I figured it might be something to offer.
     
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    Never had a single plastic component,toy or figure have suffered anything in 30+ years. I have no idea how this came up as a belief....The only 'problem' you might have, is that the thing is not permanent.
     
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    I ended up getting some of the silicon lube and it worked like a charm. Now, he's perfect, other than that left arm of Shovel.

    Along those lines, I bought this guy on Ebay (netclow) off a seller who had it for almost $200 cheaper than what everyone else was charging with $10 shipping. Was very worried about what was going to arrive and what condition it was going to be in. He used Toyworld's own shipping box to ship it in, but reinforced it slightly. I got lucky, it got here undamaged with it's only problems being the ones I mentioned and with those problems, he's working with me to get a new hand and hopefully elbow joint. All in all, I'm very pleasantly surprised with my experience with this seller, both with the sale and after sale.
     
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    I've had wd40 ruin or start to degrade some parts and products in the past, mostly softer materials. Its petroleum based is why. Sometimes something can feel just as hard and durable as similar products but be made of a material that just wont hold up. Like I said earlier it most likely will never cause any problems with most hard toy plastics used but it is a thing and sucks when it happens thinking this very harmless universal oil should work. You are right with it not being permanent and it will mostly evaporate with not enough residue left behind to act as lube.
     
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    Wont counter argue, but the only thing that comes to mind is that plastic polymers are also petroleum based. Then again I sucked at chemistry big time so....I can only speak from experience. Silicon sprays can work better, its what it is in the end.
     
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    Just to say, netclow is one of the solid Chinese eBayers, so you chose well!
     
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    Yep, never had any issues with netclow.
     
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    I have a MISB TW-C07X Perfect Edition one of these for sale in the Junkion Exchange that I bought to keep as a MISB second, if anyone is still needing one.
     
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    What’s the difference between this one and the perfect one