X-Transbots MX Series Berserkars / Monolith (Stunticons/Menasor)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. luckyman76

    luckyman76 Well-Known Member

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    I got a replacement shoulder because mine was completely broken new in the box on Overheat. I have had no problems with the others but the plastic on Overheat is so bad that there are microcracks all throughout the shoulder pieces. XTB should ship both shoulders with the trailer for Motormaster. Be very careful with screw pressure as it will split the plastic.
     
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    Yeah, I do hope we get some extra shoulders with the trailer, I feel like everyone could use those.
     
  3. dxp

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    I like Graveyard's alt mode much better than Roadking's.
     
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  4. ChromeMagnus

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    I wonder why they didn't just use the same material that they used for G2 Overheat's shoulder. No one seems to have any issues with the G2 version.
     
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    Teletran-1 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that's true, I don't know how though, it seems like its just engineered without enough space for the screw. It must be the materials though. It's a bummer cause I had no problems with the rest of the team and the paint jobs were mostly a step up from old XTB (except Crackup who looks kinda cheap).
     
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    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    You can easily tell that Crackup was most likely designed under the old XTB, hence the old trademark XTB/KFC standard face and not enough undercarriage clearance.
     
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  7. edgecrusher

    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hard to say whether it's partly due to internal stress fractures being much harder to see on black plastic than yellow plastic, or the variation in the component mix for each of those colorways somehow plays a role in overall material consistency and strength, or they actually changed something in the material formula before doing the G2 run (or a different factory with a different formula). Without iBot telling us, best we can do is guess that there is some difference between the two whether purposeful or accidental.
     
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    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    I feel it may be the latter "they actually changed something in the material formula before doing the G2 run (or a different factory with a different formula)"
     
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    I was wondering too, because once G2 Overheat's Shoulders were tested as ok, they should have just made them in yellow for the replacements. I never got the replacement shoulders because Showz said they couldn't get them... aaaand, I didnt want to do the repair work just to have them break all over.
     
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  10. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    I agree.
    For those replacements, most folks have had better luck bypassing their retailer, and requesting them directly from XTB. You can do the same.
    service@transbots.net
     
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  11. Chris C137

    Chris C137 Costs less than a Fanstoys box.

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    Bit of speculation but I think the lack of paint on Crackup compared to the rest of the team might've been down to them having to get him out the doors faster than they'd have liked, after someone stole the design(s) and released this:



    Or was it just that it was released before XTB level-upped their paint finishes in general?
     
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    Where might one get this odd toy?
     
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    The undercarriage clearance was fixed in the youth version of Crackup, all it took was slightly bigger tires. But yeah, I never bothered replacing the shoulders on the normal version of Overheat, because the cracks never seemed to get worse, even after multiple rotations of the shoulder wheels.
     
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  14. minstral

    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    I'd say it's sold out. There were a few on Taobao a while ago and someone found some on eBay I believe. Check the thread for this one

    BBQ-03 MP Breakdown
     
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    edgecrusher Pepperidge Farm remembers TFW2005 Supporter

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    Try the landfills in Shenzhen.
     
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  16. ChromeMagnus

    ChromeMagnus Well-Known Member

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    Only 2 sellers on Amazon at the moment.
    BBQ-03 in Toys and Hobbies | eBay

    If you're unfamiliar with the sellers, I'd ask around in this thread first: China Ebay Seller Check - New-comers READ FIRST POST!!

    Only one seller on Taobao has it in stock. About $14 before shipping.
    https://item.taobao.com/item.htm?sp...zn4beR&id=614486796895&ns=1&abbucket=8#detail
     
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    I wish the guy that leaked those prototype images of XTB's Springer also has some info or photos of the trailer
     
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  18. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    After no shipping updates since March 8th from ShowZ, it finally got an update a week ago saying it was in Chicago, and got to me a couple of days ago.

    He's awesome. That waist stress mark though sure doesn't give a feel good, but the transformation is quite smooth.

    Now to continue waiting on trailer information.
     
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  19. primatives

    primatives Well-Known Member

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    Yep together these guys look cool!

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Teletran-1

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    Nice, your breakdown actually looks as nice as the others with the toy body paint job!
     
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