Transform Element TE-03 Speed Star (G1 Mirage)

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  1. primatives

    primatives Well-Known Member

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    English explanation on the hip issue

     
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  2. Quintessential Prime

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    shhh.... I mentioned Decals a few pages back and it didn't go down well... I'm in agreement with you though, blank would be preferred for me
     
  3. Bugste81

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    Is there a knack to swapping the heads out on the ball socket?
     
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    My thoughts exactly! :D 
     
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  5. Optimus Bruce

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    I unscrewed the stock one, took off the front half then popped it off the mushroom peg.

    Split the replacement head, worked the back bit onto the peg then put the front of the head back on.
     
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  6. PowderedToastMansButtocks

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    Since i don't like the idea of fixing my figures (and i most likely lack the talent for it) i'm curious to know what kind of spares you requested
    and where you ordered your figure?
    Also good to know is how the hell did you manage to pop off that head? I applied a lot of force and i'm worried i'll break something...


     
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    Tfs-Express.

    I requested left and right legs, but they came back and said to go ahead and proceed with the fix and if it breaks, they’ll order the parts.

    It’s not a difficult fix by any stretch of the imagination, it’s what I’d call horrible as you are applying pressure onto parts that don’t want that level of pressure applied....it’s like during a first transformation and you know a stiff part does move but it feels like it doesn’t want to and could break, and when it does move you crap yourself you’ve broken it.

    Same goes for the head really, feels like it might break but doesn’t...right application of twisting and pulling it from the peg once split it in two and off it came.
     
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  9. skywarp-2

    skywarp-2 Master of Teleportation

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    So does the chest at least sit flat without tabbing in? If it isn't an issue of coming apart, then I am okay with it missing a tab. However, if they do a VER 2.0, then a tab could be added...
    Also, if the leg fix isn't too bad to do, according to the video it seems pretty simple enough. Just keep those legs tight, so the knee pin doesn't move, got it.
     
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    If you mean the red and blue piece, yes it does sit flush but can move when positioning the head. Not sure if a v2 would put a tab there to secure, as might make it difficult/impossible to un-tab for transformation.

    For me he more than looks the part, it’s unmistakably Mirage and is the best option currently out there.

    Mine had the leg issue and has a dodgy spoiler, but I certainly don’t feel burned by it....I did with TT Hound though...

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    Much prefer the second head, just seems to complete the look somehow.

    Also, mine was not completely transformed out of the box...

    The Ford bits on the engine block swing in to tidy up the back, a couple of white panels at the base of his back, but mainly the front of the cockpit can move a bit moving it further down behind the head.
     
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  11. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than a Fanstoys box.

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    Somewhat on-topic, and this might have been discussed before so pardon me if it's old news but are TE and Black Mamba/Aoyi Mech the same people? Some of labelling on the boxes is identical.
     
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    could be.. or maybe the box producer has a limited range of Fonts, or maybe there was a Groupon..
     
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    Pretty much brute force and prayer. I honestly thought I was gonna break the peg removing the original head. Second one seems easier, although as the two halves fit together without a screw it's now so tight I don't think I'll be able to separate it for a face change without causing damage. Had swaps should not be this difficult!

    Yeah the chest stays flat, it's just the little neck piece that moves when you pose the head as it's so tight on the ball joint. The leg fix is relatively straightforward, just nerve-wracking. Hey, if I can do it anyone can!

    That's the word around the campfire, but I don't believe it's ever been officially confirmed.
     
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    Loving the articulation on this guy.

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    running pose n I do believe its the best
     
  16. badSamurai

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    Looks like this is the best looking one! Leg fix kinda stinks but i got that PO and Paid!
     
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    Could you maybe post a pic of the knee section where the pins are? Is there any deformation to be seen after your fix?

     
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    Hi everyone, before nothing, sorry for my english, i am from Spain with basic level.
    I asked baba if he could do the shipment with the second round supposedly with fixes legs, he has answered me "The manufacturer didn't inform us that the toy was defective." "Dont worry...." Etc, it seems baba dont know the manufacturer problem, i think he has not sent yet any TE03.
    Hopefully we also receive the arranged ones.
    I'm afraid to break TE03 knees fixing legs...
     
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  20. Mks

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    Mine arrived this morning, can someone confirm for me if both sides need fixing?
     

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