Transform Element TE-01 (Optimus Prime)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Cheem The Rup, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. nobody1898

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    in most places you are allowed much darker tint on your side windows then the windshield.
    Xzibit got his hands on V3
     
  2. Blazing Mewtwo

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    Ok so I made these inserts that you would need to tape into your TE Optimus.
    If you DM me I figure I can swing 4 bucks US shipped pretty much anywhere. Let me know if you're interested or not.
    Till all are one
     

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    So have any of the versions fix those grey hinges on his waist?
     
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    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    That will be version 4 or 5. But yeah, pretty stupid those weren't molded in the same color as the legs and hips.
     
  6. ChromeMagnus

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    Well, dang. Such language. Take a chill pill, Phil.
    It may be something with your local PO. You might wanna investigate and have a word with them.
    Others have reported getting it sooner in California recently but I wouldn't doubt such activity having in impact.
    Meanwhile embargo or no embargo, my delivery time from China has remained the same. So yeah, there's probably something amiss with the way your PO handles incoming international packages.
     
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    I live in CA also. So far ONLY one of my packages has taken more than 2 weeks from China and it is SpeedPAK which is basically hopeless. For me, 7-10 days are the norm and rarely it will take up to 14 days and I bought a lot from China.

    Have you ever checked which portion is the bottleneck? The oversea China to US portion or the local US delivery?
     
  8. ChromeMagnus

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    Yep, SpeedPAK is definitely the culprit in your single occurrence. Outside of that I always knew 2+ weeks shipping time is not the norm for CA.
    I'm in GA so 2 weeks is the norm for me and many others in this state so there's no real bottleneck for me but if I had to point the finger at something I'd probably say waiting for clearance on the USA side plus the remaining transit time to my address.
    Tortugatron may need to reach out to his PO to see what the hold up is. No one else in CA has been reporting experience as regular occurrence. Embargo or not there's no way packages from China should take 2+ weeks on the regular.
     
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    i might take a set of those.
     
  10. Tortugatron

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    The bottle neck is it coming east to west rather than over the pacific and into the port in CA. US Customs at JFK is where it sat for a week and spent another in transit. FedEx Smartpost is absolutely GARBAGE. there is no way to really track it in transit until it hits the destination post office.
     
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    Well there it is, for some odd reason FedEx/USPS is routing your packages to entering through JFK in NY even though your delivery address is way on the other side of the country in CA. They should be entering through CA like for most other CA residents. JFK/NY tends to hold the packages the longest out of any other entry port. It's not so bad if you live in the state of NY or any of the immediate surrounding states. Otherwise, you're gonna wait. I'm not a big fan of FedeX Smartpost either. ShowZ uses it, BBTS uses it as part of their standard flat rate $4 shipping option, and now Taobao uses as their only shipping option for USA customers for shipments under 5kg (under 11 lbs). Taobao used to offer the much faster EMS shipping option at nearly no additional cost.
     
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    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Not really its a hub in Cincinnati right down I-70
     
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    So I guess we’re all waiting for this Show Z shipment, no one has V2 vs V3 pics yet?
     
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    In overall, I like much more TE, is more accurate and clean without backpack, without too many panels and gaps, etc... But I always missed a chunky aesthetic on TE01 that MP44 / MP10 has. Anyway I think MP44 has an abusive price and that's decisive for me. I will wait a enhanced KO.
     
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    Third Batch
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  17. joopsta

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    The 'first' head in grey actually looks great to me. Come to daddy!
     
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    This version 3 looks amazing. I am happy that I waited all this time to buy TE after 9 months and not at 1st batch xD
     
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    still pissed off about this and never buying anything of theirs again ( well at least not until they have released 4 or 5 versions of it )

    i can't be the only person that feels this way about them now!! such a dodgy way of doing business
     
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    I'm just glad I sold my V2 for $150 before this was announced. I'm fine with them doing upgrades, but they should really offer the upgraded parts to previous buyers at a low cost.
     
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