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

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

  1. pezley

    pezley Well-Known Member

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    Or possibly he knows the quirks of the materials and has handled these 100's times by the time the video rolls round.
     
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  2. Snaku

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    It's like that so he doesn't shoot the driver.
     
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  3. Tazman66gt

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    pretty simple really, there isn't enough room to put the flipper doors for the headlights, the LED's and the battery compartment in the other two.
     
  4. evilash3373

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    Push it in. It telescopes. You're lucky your gun came in one piece.
     
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  5. ChromeMagnus

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    I noticed this also includes purple Autobot G2 logos and red Decepticon G2 logos. Do those represent shattered glass G2?
     
  6. ChromeMagnus

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    Well, they were able to put flip-up headlights on the smaller sized Boost/Hatch. Badcube was able to do it with their Lambos and Takara did it with Sunstreaker and Cordon. DX9 did it with their Stunticons as well. I wouldn't mind if they didn't light up, just as long as they can flip up. It was simply a missed opportunity by XTB.
     
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  7. ChromeMagnus

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    Quirks or not, the paying customers should be able to enjoy the same experience.
     
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  8. VenomGTSR

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    Well, at least he isn’t shooting the driver in the back of the head!
     
  9. jackisking

    jackisking Yeah, the MP line is soooo dead

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    Got Overheat the other day, meh. So meh I got him 2 days ago, and was meh about taking the time to post this.
    Did the mods so, I didn't have trouble with breaking, though a big problem is the plastic, in doing the mods it reminded me of paper plate material especially the from bumper part. Not a fan of the banana colored bare plastic with the rest of the painted parts. Tolerances are kind of bad, with the pulling and stretching not helped by the thin plastic. I can't get his engine back out without watching the plastic expand against the pins in the cockpit, which is really the biggest factor in my meh. And my gun came in 4 pieces.
    Hopefully Gravestone and Dead End feel alot better in hand than Overheat. Anyway anybody needs Skids face PM me.

    **and he's gone***
     
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  10. MysticFortune

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    This is what happens when people keeping posting thing like,

    "Where the hell are these figures already?!"

    "They should have released by now!! WTF"

    "That's it, get the pitchforks!!!"

    @ChromeMagnus, this next part isn't directed at you. It's more directed at the general masses...

    Seriously, y'all harassed XTB enough to where they caved and rushed production... then you bitch because the QC on the rushed product isn't up to industry standards. Well, guess what? You don't get to have it both ways.
     
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  11. ChromeMagnus

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    Believe me, XTB isn't worried about customers being impatient. If they were to ever rush anything, it isn't because of the general public's demand. If they did, Abaddon, Davinci, Dante, Locke, and Virtus would be here already. It took 3-4 years from reveal to release for Eligos and it STILL had issues upon release. The problems are due to corner cutting on the part of XTB. Stratotanker was another highly anticipated letdown, then there was the BS they pulled with Kingorilla's issues. Granted, XTB/KFC's quality has gotten better as of very late but qc issues still persist (Overheat). Trust me, they aren't losing a wink of sleep over our feelings or concerns any more than Takara being worried about their insane prices. They know that a good enough amount of folks will still buy whenever they do decide to release it.
     
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  12. Soundwave3k

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    They may have rushed production for this reason, but I suspect FT’s Roadking being so well received had a hand in it too. A lot of folks who were planning on going to XTB only route caved and bought Roadking, and some were likely wavering in which set to go with (provided the weren’t getting both).

    But putting more of the team out faster is likely to satisfy the appetites of the more impatient fans and hopefully prevent them from switching. Of course this strategy has obvious risks which manifested themselves with Overheat’s issues.
     
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    Rushed? So how long would it take if they did it right? Does xtb need to slow down to one figure a year in order to not be "rushed?" One every two years? They aren't rushing - this set has been incredibly slow and they've missed deadlines more than once. Deadlines they set. It wasn't all that long between Crackup and Flipout, but why did it take so long between him and Deathwish? Why did xtb say he was coming out in December and then in April, only for it to come out at the end of May? Maybe they did rush but what the fuck is their unrushed speed? They've had enough time that they should have been able to release all five by now with a couple months between each release. You don't get to release nothing for six months and then say you're rushed. Should they have taken another six months before releasing Overheat so that they wouldn't "rush" him?

    And yeah, I know there have been other figures during that time. Mostly reissues or G2 versions. And I don't think that matters. There's not nearly as much r+d involved in making a few tweaks and/or color changes to a previous figure. They've had plenty of time to perfect Deathwish and Overheat so why is it that after all that time, suddenly it's defective because we rushed them?
     
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  14. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    Finally managed to transform Overheat tonight.
    Did the bumper mod and it worked a dream; there was no way it was going to move without it.

    There is no chance in hell of the wheels turning on the shoulders either. I haven't got a file so tried some sandpaper which will take forever to properly sand down enough so for now, his tyres are stuck up in the air off his arms. This to me is absolutely shocking in how there is absolutely no room for maneuver - 5% my eye!

    You can certainly see why this guy breaks as some of the tolerances are super tight.
     
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  15. mikeszekely

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    I'm not saying the "I shouldn't have to mod/fix my toys!" crowd doesn't have a valid point, but I'm also not saying this is a problem unique to Overheat or XTB. One of the first things I bought when I started buying 3P figures was a set of metal files.
     
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  16. we_are_forest

    we_are_forest I blame Powerglide

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    To be honest I don't own that many 3P bots but from reading stories on the forums can certainly see what you mean.
     
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    Testify!!
     
  18. GAUGE

    GAUGE -TF:WFC:Siege UNICRON Backer-

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    Nothing was rushed. It was factory error. It happens. It was just bad quality control, Period. They used an older factory, one known for making poorer quality products. Its not anything else. People need to chill. All companies have issues with bad qc. Theres not a single thing made to date by anyone thats been completely flawless.
     
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    So my replacement front piece is on its way.
     

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  20. Tman978

    Tman978 CHILL REVIEWER

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    I didn't mod the shoulders. Just pushed it and they worked no fear on those
     
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