Toyworld TW-F09 Tactics Waistcoat (Freedom Leader)

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  1. Kouri

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    Got that notice.

    USPS tracking notes the shipping partner as "PITNEY BOWES," so I went over to the Pitney Bowes website and dropped in the USPS tracking number.

    PB shows two results for tracking, FDR and USPS. Looks like FDR will start things off with final delivery being handled by USPS.

    Except FDR is only showing "Electronic Shipping Info Received" - so in actuality, even the shipping partner hasn't actually received the item yet.

    I'm not at all *worried* about this - I wind up ordering a number of components from China anyway (just got a set of replacement mouse switches in yesterday from a June 7th order), and have received everything so far. While I've no idea how long the delay will be, I won't be surprised if I'm waiting a few more weeks.
     
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    This is what I get.
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    I got mine in 7 days. One of the best looking figures ever with tons of features.

    Unfortunately not the best engineering. Transformation feels terrible with lot of clearance issues and frail or falling off pieces. I guess I'm spoiled by unique toys challenger and how solid Wei Jiang thunder leader comes together. The fact that the chest only connects to torso with gravity is terrible, if you aim his arm forward the chest starts lifting off at the transformation joint.
     
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    Lol and you kill the ability to go to truck mode.
     
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    did you try my method? i can move the arms freely without the chest popping off.
     
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  6. Hexatron

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    ^ what he said. It makes the chest rock solid if done correctly.
     
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    Yes it's a great Discovery. The width of that center bumper wedges between the two red parts folded above the wheels. Probably not intended by TW so it's amazing.

    My unit has such a tight left arm joint which is strong enough to dislodge your fix. The arm feels like it's going to break. Working on loosening it as moving the right arm does not dislodge the fix.

    Of the 3 best movie prime designs. This one is the worst engineering. UT Challenger and Wei Jiang thunder leader destroy this one with it's falling shoulder panels, frustrating chest, disconnecting head. He's a great display piece but the worst to handle. Hope Black Apple designs a bb prime. No doubt he could beat this one.
     
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    Did you pay for express shipping, where do you live, and where did you order from? It takes show z longer than 7 days to package stuf LOL
     
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    I got it from baba and I'm in California. Regular free shipping.
     
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    I'm getting more and more frustrated with this. His head has to slide forward for alt mode but it just falls off in that position. The only way to have him truck mode is to leave the head off.

    I would not like to treat him like a parts former. Is there something wrong with mine? Does the head stay on in other copies?
     
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    My figures head stays on just fine.
     
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    The head on mine doesn't stay on either it falls off at the slightest touch
     
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    Are your heads connected correctly?

    It should be connected at the blue area instead of the green.
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    And the green parts should line up as well.
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    This should give u a better fit :) 
     
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    Mine is like this and it still falls off easily
     
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    Same here. It doesn't massively bug me, but yeah, there's no way it's staying on during transformation. It comes off pretty easily if I just make him look up tbh.
     
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    Maybe I should check to see if mine has a loose head too. I've not touched him since his leg sheared in half on Tuesday.
     
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    Thanks for the sleuthing. I'll just continue to patiently wait for mine while looking at all the awesome pics and reports of frustration and annoyance.
    That's such bullshit. Their own hubris and obsession with competing with 3A led to this. If they just went with ONE head (the better one that doesn't even connect) then they could have made a head that doesn't even have a chance at falling off. It's just dumb.
     
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    Have you transformed yours?? It can't stay back there for truck mode. Even from there you have to slide it to the wrong position for transformation as it's blocking the swivel. Then when I spin around the piece with the neck so the head is upside down it falls straight off.
     
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    Has anyone received their deluxe yet, and are the QC issues any better than the standards released so far?
     
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    Mine is a deluxe.
     
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