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@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 06:34 AM)

Not even close.

@  MEDdMI : (25 July 2016 - 05:51 AM)

What, Mayhem isn't random enough???

@  NotVeryKnightly : (25 July 2016 - 04:02 AM)

This place never feels random enough in that respect.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 July 2016 - 02:10 AM)

I thought that was snarking at random strangers without fear of retribution.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:22 PM)

Topic-specific threads are the main feature of messageboards like this, you know.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

You should ask that in the TFWiki thread.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:21 PM)

watch?v=94l4qCKMYZ0  

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 07:18 PM)

there's a pewdiepie video promoting Transformers Earth Wars and it is an official promotion video, does this mean he should get a tfwiki page?

@  ▲ndrusi : (24 July 2016 - 07:01 PM)

I thought King Kong '05 was pretty great! I just wish I hadn't watched it as a double feature with that movie about the island with the giant bugs.

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 04:46 PM)

yeah it was long as hell, it took me several days to finish it.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 11:58 AM)

maybe this new one won't take half a day to watch all the way through...

@  tffan01 : (24 July 2016 - 11:00 AM)

I believe this new Kong movie will not be as good as the 2005 one.

@  Pennpenn : (24 July 2016 - 08:52 AM)

You'd figure something like that would get a pass, some kind of grandfather clause since the name is already intractably established.

@  Paladin : (24 July 2016 - 08:15 AM)

"DS-1 Orbital Battle Station." That's the official classification...

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 08:04 AM)

now that Hasbro can't use the word "Death" on the packaging of their toys, what will they call the Death Star?

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 07:44 AM)

It's in the comic con trailer and seems like a hideous waste. I guess the show makers have no reverence for Doctor Who like they do Star Trek.

@  Bass X0 : (24 July 2016 - 04:20 AM)

Which is the height of quality for Family Guy jokes...

@  Whirl Maximus : (24 July 2016 - 04:00 AM)

David Tennent has done a cutaway for Family Guy. Don't get to excited it was a fart joke.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

"Micronauts: Starring psychic Peter Quill and E123-Omega".

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 03:16 PM)

Ooh, sounds neat.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 01:16 PM)

Yeah, the first was definitely the weakest of the three. Really looking forward to the next issue; judging by the preview for it, it's delving into Karza and Shazraella's past and Microspace's exact political situation.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 01:11 PM)

I was ambivalent about the first issue, but the quality stepped up in the second and again in the third.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:37 AM)

And yes, Micronauts is great! I enjoyed the first three issues quite a lot.

@  Sockie : (23 July 2016 - 10:36 AM)

Cave Carson looks really cool as well, so I can't be too saddened about that.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:29 AM)

I ended up checking it out, and it's pretty damn neat.

@  Broadside : (23 July 2016 - 06:28 AM)

So. Micronauts, huh?

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:49 AM)

Oh, it's only backups in "Cave Carson Has A Cybernetic Eye". Still. Onboard.

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:44 AM)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

@  Maruten : (23 July 2016 - 03:43 AM)

I didn't think I was interested but OH DEAR GOD WONDER TWINS yesssssssss

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:29 PM)

http://www.comicbookresources.com/imgsrv/imglib/0/0/1/superpowers-b18fd.jpg

@  Sockie : (22 July 2016 - 08:26 PM)

Oh man, Tom Scioli's next project is a DC superhero one. Superb!

@  siccoyote : (22 July 2016 - 06:40 PM)

Feeling left out?

@  Arthur Burlo : (22 July 2016 - 06:11 PM)

"about time" ???????????????????? :(

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:08 PM)

There was a shooting near a shopping mall in Munich, currently eight or nine people are dead. Three suspects, still at large.

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

About time...

@  Nevermore : (22 July 2016 - 05:07 PM)

So now it's Germany's turn to be the target of what appears to be aterrorist attack.

@  Nutjob R/T : (22 July 2016 - 02:44 PM)

Which is kinda... I preordered the new VF-2ss, and then before it shipped there was the exclusive version with the SAP pack that was only open for two days of orders. And then I got the naked VF2ss and it's... Not... Good.

@  TM2-Megatron : (22 July 2016 - 12:18 AM)

Yeah, Japanese online sellers seem to take it very seriously, in my experience. When you commit to something, it's expected that you follow through on it, and cancelled transactions seem to be frowned upon. However, I've never dealt with more courteous or considerate sellers than those in Japan; some have even enclosed a small gift item in the package on occasion.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:44 PM)

Nothing really happened, I just got an email saying I shouldn't do that.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

But I ended up buying it later since it got delayed.

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:43 PM)

and what did they do?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 03:42 PM)

I've cancelled something with them once.

@  Nutjob R/T : (21 July 2016 - 03:27 PM)

AmiAmi is nice but if you preorder you gotta friggin' MEAN it

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 03:17 PM)

Yep, I ordered a bunch of Gundam kits from them earlier this year. The shipping was high but I had to do EMS due to the weight of the package

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 03:09 PM)

and amiami is a reputable site? this is the first time i'm using them.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 02:56 PM)

Oh! Nice. I guess I thought SAL was always untracked.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 July 2016 - 01:39 PM)

Registered means it has tracking.

@  Dracula : (21 July 2016 - 01:26 PM)

Yeah it's just slower and doesn't have tracking...usually the best economic option

@  Benbot : (21 July 2016 - 01:07 PM)

SAL is just fine

@  Bass X0 : (21 July 2016 - 01:06 PM)

unless anybody has problems with "SAL Small Packet (Registered)".


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#1 Quantumhawk

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:50 AM

This was posted by a guy over at TFW, but since that site is blocked I can't find the link. Regardless: http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be

Short description:
1) Unscrew 5 easy-to-reach screws
2) Separate body into 4 parts (front torso, back torso, nosecone, legs)
3) Take sandpaper (wrapped around a board or something flat) or an emery board (long file board for fingernails and such) and file down 4 screw posts and 4 flat surfaces (2 on each side of the torso).
4) Reassemble

I did this today and it fixed my BW's shoulders to a very satisfying degree.

Notes of caution:

- I did the screw posts on mine a little too much, I should have done them less and done the flat surfaces more.
- If you do file some or all of these parts too much, it's possible to make it so his legs won't stay properly seated for jet mode. On mine one of them is borderline, it doesn't really want to stay in place but I can get it with some finagling.
- Another side effect of doing this too much is that the top panels above his shoulders may not want to sit down in the recess properly. Honestly I don't think this is noticeable, and it's a worthwhile price to pay for his actual shoulders sitting in place securely.
- Have a can of air or something to blow out the filings. Yuck.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 10:55 AM

Why just do what Peaugh did.


I'm not a fan of voting on peoples posts. it just seems very passive aggressive to click 'down vote' and not add anything to the thread. and up votes are exactly the same. to my mind the whole point of a forum is discussion and being able to just easily agree or disagree takes the discussion out of the equation.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:00 AM

Yeah, Peaugh was able to fix it without any modification.

I'm going to attempt that whenever he finds his way to New England.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

I don't think there's anything to fix... because they haven't shown up on the damn east coast.
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

Peaugh's "fix" doesn't really work unless you have a really good Blitzwing. It helps a little but all you're really doing is just bending the chest a little and trying to make stronger contact. This is actually modifying the body to resolve the problem.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

I did the sanding one yesterday and it worked like a charm. His arms stay in now.

But the nosecone is terrible though, the head won't stay in place so it pushes against it and makes paint rub off, I can't even transform him without risking more paint rubbing off.

Edited by Blues, 06 May 2013 - 11:19 AM.


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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:21 AM

Weird thing about mine, Peaugh's trick worked with the right shoulder, but not with the left. So basically, I just wedge the top shoulder panels into his chest piece and it keeps mostly. Just that the purple part that the arms are actually attached to move when I move his arms. Not perfect, but eh.

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Posted 06 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(unluckiness @ May 6 2013, 11:21 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Weird thing about mine, Peaugh's trick worked with the right shoulder, but not with the left. So basically, I just wedge the top shoulder panels into his chest piece and it keeps mostly. Just that the purple part that the arms are actually attached to move when I move his arms. Not perfect, but eh.


You should do this fix then. You probably just need to sand the screw post on one side.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

Just posted this in the other thread, but on the off chance someone gets the toy and looks here but not there:


THIS FIX IS BLOODY WONDERFUL!

Seriously, it is REALLY easy to do. screw off the back and sand everywhere on the front where it touches the back (the screw posts and the inside walls down along the chest. Repeat this till your arms lock in perfect.

And they DO.

I just finished and his arms now lock in super solid and perfect. Rock solid, never coming out by mistake perfect. It improves the robot mode 100%.

Basically, DO IT.

(It also seems to have made his other modes more solid as well, both the tank and jet set together solidly now. Only the nosecone remains slightly annoying/weak, but it's an all around big improvement.)


-ZacWilliam, it is a really dumb mistake apparently. Someone got a measurement just a tiny fraction of an inch off and it blew the shoulder mechanism completely. Sand off the tiny bit of poorly measured plastic and boom, perfect working shoulders. TFs require precision in construction sometimes and someone blew that here. I'm just thankful its an easy fix.

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 09 May 2013 - 08:31 AM.

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#10 unluckiness

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 09:40 AM

Okay, after sleeping in all day, I just did this and it works beautifully. Now I can hold him up by the arm and dangle him a bit and his shoulders will stay in place! icon-blitz.gif Now, if only there was a way to keep the yellow paint on his head from getting rubbed off...

Seriously guys, do this.

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

I'm not sure if the problem bothers me enough to do this.
It's similar to the problem of keeping Animated Jazz's hood down in Robot mode.

Just means I have to hold the problem part down when I want to rotate his arm.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:48 AM

Toldja! :-)

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Posted 09 May 2013 - 10:57 AM

Could someone do a picture guide instead of a YouTube video?

I find it so much easier to follow pictures.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

QUOTE(EvilEyeSigma @ May 9 2013, 11:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Could someone do a picture guide instead of a YouTube video?

I find it so much easier to follow pictures.


Not at home with the figure right now to take pics, but its very easy.

1) Unscrew the two little screws in the top of the back and the two little screws in the bottom of the back. And the bigger one in the butt.

2) Pull the halves of the body apart. (Legs and cockpit may come out but just put them aside to easily put back in when screwing back together.)

3) Now sand all the screw posts and the inner walls running down the center.

4) Put him back together and test the shoulder pegs. Repeat till they hold nice and snug.


-ZacWilliam, it's really easier than it sounds even.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 08:12 PM

Gonna need to keep this thread in mind.
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Posted 09 May 2013 - 11:19 PM

QUOTE(Smitty @ May 6 2013, 11:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why just do what Peaugh did.



Thank you for linking to a 20+ minute review without any indication on where "what Peaugh did" can be seen.






I did the sanding down because I'd rather fix something than forcing plastic. Pictures here:

http://www.tfw2005.c...zwing-arms.html

It really works well. Now if only I could fix the loose hips on mine. Impossible to remove rivets meant I had to pour Pledge Future into the area and let it sink into the entire joint.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:25 PM

This sanding thing is balls. I glued a bit of styrene (tiny pieces of credit card work as well) above the notches in the chest to slightly extend the lip that shoulders are supposed catch under. Now it is as solid as a rock.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE(Cheetimus Primal @ May 12 2013, 08:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This sanding thing is balls. I glued a bit of styrene (tiny pieces of credit card work as well) above the notches in the chest to slightly extend the lip that shoulders are supposed catch under. Now it is as solid as a rock.

Do you think you could post a pic to better show what you did?

I'm not a fan of voting on peoples posts. it just seems very passive aggressive to click 'down vote' and not add anything to the thread. and up votes are exactly the same. to my mind the whole point of a forum is discussion and being able to just easily agree or disagree takes the discussion out of the equation.


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:10 PM

Maybe tomorrow. I did it last night and only just now got to see how it worked.
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Posted 12 May 2013 - 08:18 PM


Sanding thing worked PERFECT for mine. It is absolutely rock solid when you sand it down enough. And it was really easy.

-ZacWilliam, I suppose it depends on your level of skill at moding but I would strongly recommend the sanding to anyone of any skill. It's easy and works beautifully. I would never try the snipping/glueing you describe. No offence it just sounds a lot more difficult and a lot more potential to be messed up messily.
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