Unique Toys - AOE/TLK Optimus Prime

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

  1. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than a Fanstoys box.

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    So... Wedding cancelled then?

    It's interesting seeing this discussion of the different climates where everyone lives and how it affects what we do with our collection. I've never really done anything special with my MP scale collection other than dust removal and I've never noticed any issues caused by the ambient conditions (though a few from my own mishandling down the years for sure :oops: )

    I'm guessing it's because the weather here is so decidedly average for 335 days a year (the other 30 days are the exception and they're glorious, like the past few weeks).

    Just curious, is it a v1 or v2 Challenger? Seems like v2 from the shade of paint but just wondering if there's anything to do with the production run that's caused it (though it doesn't seem to have come up for anyone else?)
     
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  2. God Orion

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    Woops sorry. I corrected that!
     
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    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    I have a cat too, but he doesn't have access to where I keep my collection of 1:6 scale figures, Legos and transformers. One day he managed to get in, but fortunately he didn't damage anything.
     
  4. Shmoptimus Prime

    Shmoptimus Prime Za Warudo! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I haven't actually posted a picture of this awesome figure in a while so here you go! Is the smoke stack damage visible?

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    OBVIOUSLY.
    It's a V2. My V1 actually had nothing happen to it in the time I had it. I even took it to Iceland and did photo shoots in the rain!
    How the heck do you prevent a cat from going places? I feel like that's super hard compared to dogs, who do what they're told and don't tend to be able to jump on top of shelves and fridges and stuff.
     
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  5. God Orion

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    It's not visible don't worry bro ;) 
    My cat goes near my figures and I never had to tell him anything. He just stares at them or gets near them but never touches them. He is very clever though and he just understands everything so maybe he knows how much these figures mean to me.
     
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    BIOMEC Terrorcon, aka "Ratchetman"

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    Hahaha, I just keep the door closed :) 

    Edit: But they do learn what not to touch, it is difficult but possible.
     
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  7. ManelFigures

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    I fully re-painted my Challenger, also with coats and coats of emanel. That keeps the paint "forever" protected. Sorry for the shitty quality of the picture, I don't know why looses a lot of resolution when I upload pictures here.

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  8. Shmoptimus Prime

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    The team-up that was teased but never seen on screen! These two look amazing together:

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    Sorry to double post but holy shit I did it! I finally took the plunge and decided to try modding that ugly elbow gap on challenger. I have a heavy custom Destroyer so I figured it was a low risk to try it. And it worked! It was hard, and involved taking apart most of the arm and basically making a new joint, but it was worth it! Only thing is on challenger the joint will look ugly from the front but I think it’ll be worth it. I might actually make a radicons thread for this one. I’m proud of it hehe.

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  10. God Orion

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    If that is the new head then it certainly changes the overall look of the figure!

    Please do!
     
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    I found Unique Toys Challenger on Ebay. But I just want to ask before I jump the gun. Is it safe to order from Ebay? Is it also safe to order from China?
     
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    Depends on what you mean. If you're referring to coronavirus, yes it's safe. It doesn't travel on or in packages that long. If you're referring to whether or not you'll actually get what you paid for instead of being scammed, it depends on the seller. If they have a few thousand reviews and like 99.9% good reviews then chances are you're solid. There's also a thread somewhere around here with a list of reliable eBay sellers
     
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    Yeah I was referring to the Coronavirus, sorry I should've been a bit more specific. The reviews I saw were only 3 and they're all positive reviews.
     
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    You may want to check the thread I talked about earlier to see if their name is there (I'll see if I can find it and link it), or see if you can find another seller for the same price but with more reviews. It's pretty easy to fake 3 reviews, and wouldn't want to fall for a scam that expensive

    Edit: China Ebay Seller Check - New-comers READ FIRST POST!!
     
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    Thank you! And yes, that's the new head. It makes him feel like a whole new figure. I've had this figure for a year and a half and he's still maybe my favorite transformer ever. Here is a pic with the elbow mod completed on challenger!

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    The last years... ebay is FULL of chinese scammers.
     
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    If the seller has a good reputation. Then I think no need to worry. But always be careful, keep checking for their reputations so you won't be disappointed
     
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    Wow man... I need that head on my life :lol  damn you UniqueToys, let us buy the damn head separately :lol 
     
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  19. Shmoptimus Prime

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    Fixed that for you :D 
    Do you know anyone in your country maybe who wants dragoon but doesn't want the head?
     
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    They are spreading like a virus... oh... wait... :lol 
     
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