Transform Element TE-03 Speed Star (G1 Mirage)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by oku, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Optional Prime

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    Looks like it. But don't worry, it is an easy fix if you are careful.
    I didn't even take out the thigh screws completely, just released them slowly until I could squeeze out the top bit.
     
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  2. Mks

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    Thanks, I'll have a stab at it.

    Sorted, pretty easy in the end, biggest issue I had was getting the white bit back in. Knees etc all stiff still.
     
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  3. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    I haven't gotten mine in yet, do you take the whole leg off, or do the fix with it partially attached?
     
  4. Optional Prime

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    You have to turn the inside piece 180 around, so "partially attached" won't work.
     
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  5. Mentasm

    Mentasm I check in, but I don't check out.

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    Anyone else got a problem with the pin on the section circled below being too loose? Reminds me of XTBs Savant's arm issue, although not as problematic. I'm probably never gonna transform him again, so hopefully it won't break.

    pin.jpg
     
  6. Jazz210

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    Where did u guys order from cuz toy dojo says November release
     
  7. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    Direct Chinese sellers like ShowZ and TFSExpress.
     
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  8. 4249david

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    There's a second run (or release of rest of first run, whichever - not to be confused with the 2nd 50% of the first batch released, which will not have the leg issues o_O ) coming in September, so I suspect that's what Toy Dojo is getting in for November
     
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  9. Scourgatron

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    Ka9u3ueudkao I wuy8#>&3;'mcb

    Screenshot_20200803-112818_Package Buddy.jpg
     
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  10. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    Mine just shipped from showz. This is my first order from them. Has the 3A5xxxxxxxxx type tracking, so I think that’s the old school “it gets there when it gets there” shipping? Never seen it before.

    Doesn’t matter how fast, just glad it’s on it’s way!
     
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    Did you use free shipping? If so, then, yes.

    Me paying $6 and it going from CNE to Pitney grinds my gears.
     
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  12. UtahRobotInDisguise

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    I paid $6 too.
     
  13. CRIMS0N GUARD X

    CRIMS0N GUARD X Don’t Wanna Grow Up

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  14. call4jim

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    Got mine today.

    The really bad, bad qc assembly. 2 right Thumbs, 2 right hip joints (which think I need a whole new leg right cause hip is built into the leg and held in with pin) As well as the upside down hip issue to boot.

    the bad, not the right shade of blue but knew that going in.


    Over all I like it, I had mmc Sphinx and sold it not too long ago. Definitely more visually appealing to me and my collection
     
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    Man, now I'm worried. Stuff like this makes collecting stressfup, and it's really not supposed to be.
     
  16. CRIMS0N GUARD X

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    did you order the special edition⁉️
     
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  17. PowderedToastMansButtocks

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    2 right hip joints? Could you maybe post a pic of that?

     
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  18. Optimus Prime23

    Optimus Prime23 Lighting our Darkest Hour

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    I’m surprised TE isn’t getting ripped for these QC issues. The hip issue is one thing, but now these others are being revealed. I’m still getting this figure (and will hopefully get a QC free copy), but if this was Takara or Fanstoys, they’d be getting shredded.
     
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  19. octobotimus

    octobotimus Plastic Criminal

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    Not surprised. This was bound to happen with the fall of black mamba. Not even their 3p line has good QC now. Just more rebranding to come to try and trick people into believing it’s somehow been improved.
     
  20. silith210518

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    My mentality is always 'you get what you pay for' and in this instance I can forgive the QC misassembley because well everything else about the figure is above what the price should be. Seems to have a fair bit of paint, looks absolutely outstanding on everyone's shelves (I'm almost in disbelief that it looks so good next to takara car bots).

    Fanstoys are double and takara are triple the price that this thing is, so for the 'premium' price I expect higher standards/materials because well why is it so much if your not paying for those. If I'm honest I think fanstoys gets a free pass from the fanstoys fanbase (aka that ridiculous Facebook group).

    As far as TE goes, I'm a huge fan of their prime and I look forward to my mirage hopefully any day now.
     
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