TransFormMission M-01 Combiner (Menasor)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. Edarkknight

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    Just got mine and went through all three modes. It is beautiful.

    Had a QC issue though, but it's probably a one of since I haven't read anything in this thread about it. Just sharing in case anyone else runs into it. Easy enough fix.

    Behind the legs there is a little tab that you have to pull up so you can attach the bottom half of his robot legs (cab) or his combiner leg skeletons. Somehow one of my tabs was installed backwards so the inner portion (with molded details) was facing out and the outer portion (smooth plastic) was facing in. It was causing the robot leg not to lock in tight and any shaking of that leg would cause it to rattle. It was still stable enough though. Easy enough fix by unscrewing four screws on that thigh, sliding the part out, flipping it, and then screwing everything back together.

    I can't imagine how this would have affected combined mode since I decided to fix it before attempting that.

    Now he's stable as a champ in both modes.
     
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  2. bad andy

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    Hmm, was checking mine out last night too and a leg fell off. Looked at this area and put the leg back on fine, but I'll have to go back and compare your notes about the piece that was put on backwards. Maybe mine is that way too.
     
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    Just ordered my powertrain from TCP, had a $25 certificate in points and they give free shipping for his price, so excited to put him with the other 3.
     
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    Powertrain vehicle mode with GT J4ZZ, Op Ex, and MakeToys Despotron:
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  5. ali tavakoly

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    i got turned around and confused what thread i was in.. what the hell double post



    op ex and power train are so perfectly similar and dissimilar. they just work great together


    i had a hard time taking him out of robot mode last night.... i think i want to see if i can get him back into truck with the full team in alt mode, then go combined. thats my weekend goal... should be a good weekend
     
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    i am waiting for both! power train will arrive when overturn does! i should get OP EX tommorow or monday.
     
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    Wow Powertrain is probably the best engineered Combiner torso I've ever seen. Everything has a place and all tabs in great on mine.
    Now I just have to wait for the last figure. I can't wait!
     
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    Can you post some pics?
     
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    Taking power train from bot to combine mode last night blew my mind.


    I had to stand up and turn around in disbelief. I really liked the combiner wars done right aspect of it. Wish there was a collar bone for the neck base to tab into, but like every other unsecured panel it some how stays in place well enough

    Figure is magic
     
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    darnit....i need to sell a kidney to buy a few more of these sets....:D :D :p :p :p 
     
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    Absolutely love this set, but I hope someone does a slightly undersized KO so that the car-bots are just slightly bigger than a CHUG deluxe.

    UW Menasor just looks banal next to Carnifex/Overlord.
     
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    That would be quite interesting if that happen and welcome to TFW2005 :) 
     
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    isn't toyworld doing oversized stunticons?
     
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    I would be really suprised if someone didnt do that
     
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  16. GAUGE

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    why a KO?

    FansProject already did a smaller IDW-ized Meneasor.
     
  17. UltimateDespair

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    Thanks for the welcomes!

    Ideally I wouldn't buy a KO (never have I bought one) however Masterpiece scale is just way too large for my own collection and the Fansproject offering just doesn't do it for me for some reason.
     
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    Got my Powertrain in the mail today. Looked for all qc issues right out of the box before attempting to drool over my purchase and enjoy him.

    Right out of the box I notice a most obvious issue. Front won't stay tabbed together at all.

    also, the more I stare at it from the front the more I notice something else, the cab is pouting, what I mean is the sides appear warped and kinda drooping. see how they don't tab to the sleeper windows properly?

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    *UPDATE*

    After massaging the cab a bit I think I was able to maybe fix the issue. Not sure yet. Need to transform it a few times. But I can't deny, it does look better now.

    The plastic feels very Warbotron and very fansproject aka very soft but brittle. Gonna have to be careful and handle with the upmost care.

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    Its hot outside, let it cool down so plastic goes back to normal
     
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