Unique Toys - AOE/TLK Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by BLNadal, Oct 23, 2017.

  1. Eurobeatking

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    The peg on the shield needs filing down as its too thick and breaks off on his arm or his back.

    The smoke stacks have to much paint and are known for snapping off.

    Some have had missing tires.

    Hoping a 2nd run of him will have better QC.
     
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    Reeeaaaal nice UT. Went to swap out my heads for the first time and the damn screw was basically fused to the plastic because it was on so tight. Stripped it trying to get it out. Fantastic design.
     
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  3. LTprime98

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    I prove my point , your gonna 'ignore me' but still reply , smh , either way have a great day:D :D 
     
  4. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

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    so is every smokestack set doomed to fail?


    trying to get a grasp on the transformation; is it possible to just avoid handling them very much?
     
  5. Pcm979

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    You can leave the smokestacks completely untouched if you don't mind the robot mode silhoutte being a little off. But from what I've read, they can be fixed so you can transform them without worry.
     
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    I like TFSOURCE, being last is a blessing sometimes! You have more time for saving money and also I know what problems I have to be careful with.

    Fortunately I am very patient, in the meantime, I will enjoy all the fantastic pictures!
     
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  7. Shmoptimus Prime

    Shmoptimus Prime Za Warudo! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I actually just learned (by accident) that you can leave them folded up for truck mode too. So if you're determined not to use that step of the transformation you can, and you can decide if you want to compromise the truck mode or the bot mode. I recommend leaving them folded up for a cleaner bot mode since they're not TOTALLY essential for a nice looking truck mode.

    In related news: My replacement stacks and bonus items are in the city! Just have to wait for them to be released from customs and handed to the USPS.
     
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    I need some of that optimism
     
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    Supposedly soon. I asked a week ago. They weren't specific.

    A but disappointed with this wait. I have several preorders with them now for toys bbts apparently won't carry.
     
  10. Jack Darby

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    Ya same here on the bbts front.
     
  11. Mr.Deflok

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    Heh, mine won't budge either. Glad it shipped with the normal head.
     
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    I've already requested for a replacement part, but I've managed to fix the broken peg. Out of the box the peg was so tight it wouldn't budge, so I forced it out using a flatnose and some silicon grease. After forcing it out, i glued the broken pieces together using some tamiya plastic cement. I filed the peg till it fits properly and rotates smoothly.
     

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  13. TCracker

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  14. Shmoptimus Prime

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    Badass! Wasn’t his sword supposed to glow based on some of the concept art?

    I added some more details to the truck mode. It’s a bit messy now cause I just finished but it makes the back look a lot more fun! Had some leftover reprolabels from the TLK Voyager Prime set. Gonna add a couple mode flame details using this set too.

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    EDIT: added more repurposed reprolabels!

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  15. Mr.Deflok

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    My son pointed this out but when Prime is riding Grimlock into the city there is a bit where his blade is glowing :) 
     
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    I ordered from The Chosen Prime im located in the same state so shipping from them is like next day no matter what :p  unfortunately no notifications what so ever :(  however I did at least get my upgrade kit for SS Grimlock from them yesterday so whoever ordered that should be seeing that soon.
     
  17. kazukun

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    Yeah I'm one state over so I get stuff from them pretty quick too, but not worry about when they ship; when it comes it'll come. Maybe it'll arrive around the same time as my Mega Doragon...
     
  18. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah and his shield could expand and give him a force field. The first edition Prime had a shield and sword with the effect.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. Mercutio

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    Nice! I'd like to do something similar to mine when he arrives; he deserves painted tail lights, haha. Really looking forward to this guy getting here after seeing everyone raving about him!

    Ah, so that's why so many early Hasbro figures had the wrong shape of chest and sword. :lol 
     
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  20. rendsora

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    Ah hah now I know why, so many official versions of the Knight Prime have orangey swords lol.
     
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