Toyworld TW-F09 Tactics Waistcoat (Freedom Leader)

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  1. Tetiobot

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    You have the correct impression. I bought the most expensive item they sell and immediately, when I contacted the retailer about an issue, he said something like "I'll tell the guy who runs Toyworld, but if you're expecting to be heard because you're a customer, you picked the wrong company to shop with."
     
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    Nah man, I don’t do gunpla unfortunately. That’s all lego bionicle parts sorted out.
     
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    Bionicle is lit
     
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    So weird to hear all this stories about TW being dicks. My Freedom leader was missing parts and when I contacted TD, they said that they will contact TW on my behalf, made me take a pic of the little TW warranty card the figure comes with and that was it. Yes I waited more than a month for the part (understandable) but TD sent them for free.

    Maybe some of you are the ones dealing with trash retailers? It is a huge red flag to me when a retailer badmouths one of the brand products they sell. You simply don't do that as a business.

    But hey, I'm just a simple old fashioned guy and I selectively pick the stores I do business with.

    IMO, with all its imperfections, this is the very best Movie prime transformable figure ever made. That Hasbro one is a joke compared to this. How dare they call that a Masterpiece is beyond me.
     
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    Does anyone have any more tips on locking the chest in place? Just got my copy and I can't seem to manage it using the previous fixes in the thread.
     
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    Hell yeah it is!
     
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    The retailer I'm referring to is probably the most well-liked one on the boards.

    I don't know about you, but if old-fashioned means that you'd rather hear someone use the Customer Care Voice to mitigate the fact that certain manufacturers are preferable to others, then I'm definitely not old-fashioned. In the same way I'd want my insurance company to tell me if I was dealing with a shitty doctor, I shop with these people specifically because they give me a heads-up when they think that I'm being short-changed on a product.

    However many people just laid into a guy connected to a retailer for trying to shift blame off XTB for selling a substandard product.
     
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    LOL
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    I wonder that has more to do with Chinese New Year. I know that a lot of stuff stops during their celebrations.
     
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    That notice about TW customer service has been there for months; it doesn't have much to do with Chinese New Year.
     
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    That figure on the right, is that some cheap 3rd party KO of Freedom Leader?
     
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    official MPM-12 prime
     
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    I know, I'm joking. But when you put it side-by-side like that, it makes the official figure look like a cheap KO even though I'm sure it'll have other advantages compared to the 3rd party figures. But in terms of look, Freedom Leader looks more premium.
     
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    Probably helps that Freedom Leader will have the far superior paintjob. Or just paintjob in general.
     
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    The official MPM isn't *that* bad - at least they made better job of making the feet fold up, whereas irritatingly Toyworld couldn't even be arsed to try. But, in literally every other respect, Toyworld wins out. I shan't be getting rid of mine any time soon; it's very much what it set out to be, a transforming 3A Prime, which is just glorious. If that "Dark Knight" one ever happens, it might top it - but we'll see.
     
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    The only thing I really dislike about freedom leader is the lack of matrix, I'm contemplating designing an inner chest replacement where the grill has the matrix on the reverse or something and folds over into that space
     
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    That’s cuz bb optimus never had it :p  (probably won’t until a sequel).
     
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  20. Nova Maximus

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    Eh it might happen like IDW where it wasn't planned to but then was suddenly retconned into being without warning.
    AHM7_megs_rips_out_matrix.jpg (yep, this is how the IDW matrix was introduced).
     
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