Zeta Toys ZV-02 Core Star / 1Studio Cell (G1 Unicron)

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by foxracing, Jul 22, 2019.

  1. Sup3hobo

    Sup3hobo Well-Known Member

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    I bought my studio-cell unicron from them recently. I purchased it Monday night and got it in-hand in the US on Thursday of the same week.
     
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    4249david Autobot's chief customs agent, apparently...

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    Ebay:
    It'll depend on the available options too. They usually have a couple, or even three, methods. Obviously cost is relevant to the speed etc.

    If you can confirm the method used, and where you are, someone can give you a comparable experience.

    Eg
    I can't imagine this was the slow option!
     
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    I only see one option...for 126 bucks
     
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  4. 4249david

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

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    Sounds like a speedy option, but it'll be called something like economy or premium or something else. Depends where you are as to what options they have. That'll give the method of shipping used, which can be used for comparison.
     
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  5. edstuff

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    I placed my order! Says 4-5 days! Squeeee thanks all
     
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  6. PkP Edge PkP

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    Did anyone else receive there's and have missing spikes? I seem to be missing a couple.
     
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    Yup same boat..been trying to get a replacement for months. Was missing one right off the spree. There's no contact info for this company at all.
     
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    First attempt at transformation, the whole thing is very smooth following a video, I basically ran into the same issues reported: rings are very hard to clip together, a few tabs on one panel are way too tight, if I can solve those I feel I can get it 100%

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    Toughest part was the arms I didn't get them quite right so the connecting circular part isn't flush. Really cool transformation though
     
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  9. aprim

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    I reached out to the guy who makes these. Shipping is very expensive so I'm doing a group buy. We can get them shipped to the US and then I'll ship then to whom ever orders.
    He is also printing me a repo spike, if you need spikes lets get them togther. Shoot me a PM if interested.
     
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    PkP Edge PkP Well-Known Member

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    I actually ended up finding mine.... I was just dumb and left a few on the table that got mixed in with other stuff.
     
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  11. aprim

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    So jealous.
     
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    I had the same issue where one was missing from the sprue. At first I was just "oh well" but then I thought about how much I paid for the figure and hit up the seller (ShowZ in this case). I had a free replacement arrive within a month, so maybe try hitting up your seller.
     
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    PkP Edge PkP Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I've done a few things with the after sale option with showz and they've been awesome
     
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  14. Makarov

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    Unicron! Answer me! I now possess that
    which you most fear, you will do my bidding or taste my wrath.

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  15. MINDVVIPE

    MINDVVIPE "The powers of darkness..."

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    I just imagined that dialogue as if it was coming from a shrunken Galvy. Like how a tiny voice sounds really high pitched.
    Pocket Nimoy.
     
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    I had a break earlier, but not quite at the same place as you:

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    The weird thing is that it happened while I was unclipping the peg on the opposite side of the planet! I assume that some kind of little shockwave rush through the ring with the sudden change in tension. Ho hum.
     
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  17. Sup3hobo

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    Whoa that is quite the crack there. All I know is if I transform this guy again, I'm going just leave the rings alone.
     
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    More than just a crack - a break all the way through...
     
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    YES! I just had a similar break to that.

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    I'm attempting a repair with super glue. Glad (sorta) to know that this seems to be common. After seeing Jobby had broken his rings I was trying to be extra careful, so this break really bummed me.

    Wow, that's the exact same break that Jobby had.
     
  20. Sup3hobo

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    Yikes! So....sure would be nice if another company made some maybe a bit larger and more sturdy wings / orbital ring.