X-Transbots Locke (MP Kup)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. gibdozer

    gibdozer Love Gun

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    I'm very fond of XTBs Stunticons. I bought the first runs of the limb bots and haven't had any issues, not even with Dragstrip. I know I'm probably in the minority from what I've read. I got them with no interest in ever combining them, haven't even decided which Motormaster to put with them yet. I say that to say this, if I was going for Menasor I'd be fairly upset by the trailer/accessories they released.

    Seems like everytime I start to like this company again they pull another stunt like that. Now Their Kup who I was genuinely excited for is a QC nightmare... Dammit XTB I want to love you, but you make it so hard.
     
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  2. 4249david

    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    I waited it out. I noticed a few scuffs and thought I'd wait and have a proper fiddle with him and make my decision.

    I've been over him, opened up the legs and back, and stopped. It wasn't worth the effort going any further.

    Mine's by no means the horror story that some have had, and my thighs even line up properly, but there's just too many dings and rough finishes for me. Plus, I've got a split hinge in his left leg.

    Oh, and one of the little guys had a seized hinge that just tore away.

    Never returned a figure, hell I kept Hound because I only had the armature screw problem, but I've decided that this one is going back.

    A real shame, and I desperately want him fir my collection too, so hopefully XTB can put this right.
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  3. Vwfan88

    Vwfan88 Autobruh

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    @ibot so how are you going to fix things for those who already bought Locke?
     
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  5. xueyue2

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    That's weird, I thought Keith has his own factory to make toys... why this post said "will Never use them again"?
     
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    :lolol Ha haaa. I cannot stop laughing at that response. Aren't they the ones that actually own the factory or factories? At least they have owned up to it. Now to wait and see how they actually manage this shitshow. Promises are empty at this point and going forward.
     
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  7. ferrari35

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    Total recall anything less is lip service.

    As for factory issues can be solved by having someone from XTB checking the qc before it ships, pick a batch at ramdom before it ships open it up and check.
     
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  8. Phamduc

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    this is the most bruh answer lmao. So he can just blame everything to the factory when he went to the bank ?
     
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  9. Hoffman

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    So just going to throw the factory under the bus? Still on the company to check on the QC of the product being released.
     
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  10. Christiano

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    Not to mention, the post pretty clearly implies that they've used this factory for previous releases. Given how many other QC complaints they've received, they never once thought to either audit their own practices and the factory's?
     
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  11. Christiano

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    I've been hoping for a good run of products from them too, only I've started to really lose enthusiasm because my Overheat was pretty low-quality. My Andras did have some of the usual over-paint - which I can live with - but then, the price-hikes on Virtus and the trailer happened. Then, Locke's QC was an issue...

    There are just too many 'then's in that sentence.
     
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  12. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than an empty Fanstoys box.

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    Confused, I thought Keith had his own factory? If they won't use it again, what does that mean? Very interested to see how this pans out and what they'll do to put this right with everyone. I presume this post suggests something more comprehensive than just requesting replacement parts from their support service.

    Regretting painting mine more and more if they decide to replace people's existing purchases:confused2 
     
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  13. divinecomedy

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    As usual Keith relies on the ignorance of Western customers!!!

    I am guessing he will jack up the price of a future offering and then offer some sort of credit against that. In other words, don't ever stop buying from Keith.
     
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  14. Virtual Venom

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    I thought the same thing. All these years it was said that they had access to their own factory.
     
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  15. Leonwave

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    Ohhhhh

    so the factory was to blame for all the crap design choices to huh? the stupid all diecast legs the shitty single pinned waist? the legs rubbing against the thighs when you bend the knees

    Pfff this will be fixed by the time the bills win the fkn superbowl
     
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    Are they hiring a new factory for every one of their new product ? :confused:  I' ll never understand those 3.party companies.
     
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  17. divinecomedy

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    GTFO. Logical thinking like these don't belong here!!!
     
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  18. Christiano

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    I'm fully expecting an XTB rep to call the post on their own Facebook page 'nothing but rumor.'
     
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    I think I got lucky again. First, I have the whole team (including the trailer and the accessory pack) of XTB Stunticon and have no QC issues and no problem combining into Menasor). Today, I received Locke and expect a QC nightmare. I actually thought about cancelling the pre-order. The quality in hand is no where near as bad as I expected. The sculpt is amazing and like the color (ab color is a bummer though) and it looks better Koot from every angle (don't get me wrong, I like Koot a lot but aesthetically Locke is just better).
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    My initial thoughts about Locke (haven't transformed the figure, my opinion may change afterwards):
    - Thigh: I can get both thighs properly aligned by shaving off a little bit from the inside. The horizontal gap is a bit unsightly but no a major issue for me.
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    - The piece connecting the head: it's slightly warpped but I managed to tap in the piece securely, so it's not too bad.
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    - Backpack: Can tab in securely.
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    - Paint: A bit rough in some places and a very minor paint chip on the right thigh. It's not perfect, maybe slightly worse than an average TF figure.
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    - Joints: Knee joints are tight but it'll fine if you press firmly on the front and back of the top part of the lower leg when you turn the knee. Ab crunch is a bit loose but it can hold the upper body at any angle. Other joints are generally fine.
    - The lower leg piece that fell off in some cases is securely attached.

    Now the question is whether I should transform the figure. :p 
     

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  20. divinecomedy

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    "We've been hacked!!!"

    Man, these guys are pathetic. They actually think "my dog ate my homework" is a reasonable excuse.
     
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