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

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

  1. 4249david

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

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    Just ask for a toy version one, it's already chrome. You'll just need a little wait
     
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    I can almost hear them now telling me I can have one, but it comes with a free toy gravestone for a hundred quid :D 
     
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    The two boxes in the chart? Metric, which considering where all this stuff is made would be more useful for exact sizing. The other, pipe thread, useless for anything related to our toys.

    Judging by the blue color at the break, I doubt its metal as I've never seen an alloy that color. Does it feel heavy to give you the impression it's metal? If they were to make the arms out of metal, aluminum and stainless would cost too much so it would be die cast steel so you could check with a magnet if you have any doubt.

    Either way, the blue area of the break appears to be 1/8in (.125") on the piece, although looks slightly smaller on the arm, but could just be the angle. Half that size 1/16in (.0625") as you said or smaller would be perfectly fine. If the arms is metal you could still drill and press a pin in the center or better yet drill and tap threads and put a set screw in place of the pin. That would be very secure having a screw glued in and you could even do that on the plastic as well. That would be up to you. If you wanted to try the set screw route, small diameter set screws are very common in RC car components like steering linkages and holding pinion gears on electric motors so a hobby shop would have what you need.
     
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    Thanks for the help!
     
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    No problem! If you have any questions about anything else, let me know.
     
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    So I tried to transform my trailer into Menasor tonight, and had a few problems.

    I barely touch the peg for one of Wild Rider's wheels and it just came off:
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    The transformation video I was watching, the guy kept the waist attached to the hips but mine came off instantly. Is there supposed to be something holding it together like a pin? Because mine didn't have one:
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    And when I pushed the bottom of Menasor's torso until it snapped in place, now there's a big bulge where I can see a pin. Don't think this is supposed to be the case:
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    The broken peg for Wild Rider I can deal with, he stays in place w/ the remaining 3 pegs, but Menasor's waist doesn't seem to stay together and there's that pin bulging out. Are these things I'll need to contact X-Transbots support about?

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    I would say... that’s bad! I’d contact XTB with the same info and pictures and see if you can get some replacement parts.

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    I’m really glad I sold this set
     
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    That bulging pin definitely is supposed to be pressed in so its flat. Do you have a pair of channel lock pliers or a clamp that can open evenly to easily squeeze it into place? The waist should have a pin too. Did you check inside to make sure a pin didn't fall out and get stuck somewhere? If there were no pin at all, I dont think you would have gotten that far till it came apart. If you really dont have the pin I would contact them for sure but I would put a nut and bolt or screw through there just to fix it anyway, provided it wont interfere with anything. The wheel is fixable but if it's not bothering you the other two require immediate attention.
     
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    I can try some pliers (covered w/ a rag to try not ruining the plastic) to push the bulging pin in place later. No pins fell out when the torso separated at the waist.

    I've messaged ShowZ on FB to see if they're able to help before I try contacting X-Transbots directly. Still waiting on a reply.

    I swear, after my Dead End's shoulder breaking (and they still haven't sent me the correct replacement part) and now the trailer giving me multiple issues I think I'm ready to quit collecting X-Transbots figures. I should've gone w/ DX9 for my Stunticons.
     
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  10. Yankee0

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    One step closer to never having to transform that trailer again...

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    Which is rather sad really, I quite like X-Transbots products in general, but I dislike worrying about breaking something worth £150 every time I transform it.
     
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  11. deathsheadII

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    out to the uk members if your after a reasonably priced crackup and cheap overheat which needs work and contacting xtb for 2 front shoulder bits which would still work out cheaper than buying elsewhere if you have to pay shipping for those parts ;) 

    xtb crackup and overheat ( uk only )
     
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    Lookin good! Had they not incorporated that sloppy base mode, I'm sure they could've made transformation from trailer to combined mode easier and more enjoyable so what a waste on that part. I will end up doing what you are to have a trailer for vehicle purpose avoiding back n' forth transforming which is a shame to do but it will save and extend the life of the trailer and save my sanity.
     
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    @Marker On the 4 wheel covers that attach to Wild Rider I sanded down each peg as I felt the fit was waaay to tight and that seemed to help. I also was able to get the replacement wheel covers pretty easily from XTB directly.
     
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    Cheers old chap, much appreciated! Kept it a bit simpler than I originally intended to be honest, but I know my limits with styrene curves...

    I agree, a lot of thin panels that almost certainly could have been designed differently if there were just two modes. Nice idea to have base mode but a shame about the knock on effect on the two modes that the majority of people will probably use most.
     
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    Hehe, it's not that I had problems getting them to fit, the peg fell right off like the moment I touched it. I didn't even get a chance to try fitting it into Wild Rider's wheel. I didn't have too much trouble getting the remaining ones in.

    I'm waiting to see if ShowZ can do something for me since that's where I bought the trailer from. I don't want to ask XTB for replacement parts yet since they didn't send me the correct part for Dead End's shoulder and when I asked for another replacement they said they don't have parts available. So my Dead End only has 1 arm now.
     
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    Blast from the past... Here is what the XTB Monolith (Menasor) trailer looked liked before the redesign. Wow, I forgot how this originally looked. Screen grabs from this youtube video.




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    Stryder Wolfe Is it...Safe???

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    I finally got my trailer today but I lurked this topic in the lead up and saw all the comments about how awful the transformation is and shrugged it off.

    “I love complex transformations!!!” I said.

    A half hour later.....all I’ll say is “There IS no trailer...there is only Menasor.”

    Awesome figure, wouldn’t transform again.
     
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