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VGMStudios 29th December 2014 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drifand (Post 450296)
Hell it's part of the anime so flying fist? You do realise is an expensive toy to be shooting fist anyway? Half the reviews I read, nobody really bothers about the shooting fist. I wished the 2nd pair was at least rotatable. If I missed something on why is THis so important to shoot the fist please enlighten me.

I only see reviews pointing it out as an obstruction as it can't rotate.

Earth magnets are great but does that mean you break off the shaft? Obviously my ideas are crap asi don't have the toy in hand.

No not at all. Doesnt matter how expensive it is. Shooting fists is an homage to old chogokin figures. It has nothing to do with the anime. So it was a really nice touch that they actually have added it to this figure. No one pays homage to older figures like this anymore. Some, like yourself, may not like it, while others, like the older generation, are really pleased that they added it in. Of course you cannot please everyone. Im on the fence about it.

Yes you would have to cut off the shaft to add 2 magnets. Again its only an idea. Once my workshop is set up again, Im going to figure out a way to have both the shooting fists AND rotatable wrists. Dont worry about it to much right now.

drifand 29th December 2014 09:58 AM

I am from the older generation of collecting.
The bandai chogokin series have discarded this gimmick long ago.
Hence this is like a more than 3/4 part modernised toy and you have a retro part for the wrong reasons. I have so many popy classics and they are solid fist not a movable lion jaw in this case.

The second fist should had allow for the modern age. Heck if it just rotate and not shoot would have made it a very posable robot.

That's my main and only complain about the toy. Yes I still want it as I think toyami isn't interested to up their game or let bandai win.

I do realise it is similar to masterpiece grimlock so it will be a more or less slight compromise on posing.

VGMStudios 12th January 2015 01:08 PM

Good NEWS everyone!

The King of Beasts DOES have an arm swivel which can be used as a wrist swivel.

I was putting away The King of Beasts back into his box (we are moving) when I was saying to myself, "if he doesn't have wrists, then I wish he arm would at least move sideways", and I was pretending to move his arm sideways when it moved. I was all like :eek: IT MOVED! So he DOES have an arm swivel, awesome! Made my day. Now I dont have to modify him!

I guess they forgot to add it in the manual for some reason, or maybe they didnt even know themselves.

To do this, grab both sides of the lion arm. One hand on the back, the other on the torso and twist. It will be stiff at first, like you're going to break it. You'll hear a *SNAP* (most likely the paint) and it will flow freely.
I suggest doing this with the arm DETACHED from the main body.

Some pictures as proof.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8...111_185909.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6...111_185917.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u...111_190009.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...111_185941.jpg

If this has already be discovered then never mind. If not, then you're welcome!:D

drifand 12th January 2015 02:30 PM

Thank you.

I was already thinking about that but I do not have the toy in hand so couldn't check.

One thing though, they could have done firing fist but allowed a 90degree insert into the launch mechanism which allowed the head to be facing in another direction.

Still waiting on TFI.....

Initial_G 12th January 2015 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drifand (Post 452423)
Thank you.

I was already thinking about that but I do not have the toy in hand so couldn't check.

One thing though, they could have done firing fist but allowed a 90degree insert into the launch mechanism which allowed the head to be facing in another direction.

Still waiting on TFI.....

^ same *twiddle thumbs* :)

Trent 12th January 2015 03:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VGMStudios (Post 452408)
Good NEWS everyone!

The King of Beasts DOES have an arm swivel which can be used as a wrist swivel.

I was putting away The King of Beasts back into his box (we are moving) when I was saying to myself, "if he doesn't have wrists, then I wish he arm would at least move sideways", and I was pretending to move his arm sideways when it moved. I was all like :eek: IT MOVED! So he DOES have an arm swivel, awesome! Made my day. Now I dont have to modify him!

I guess they forgot to add it in the manual for some reason, or maybe they didnt even know themselves.

To do this, grab both sides of the lion arm. One hand on the back, the other on the torso and twist. It will be stiff at first, like you're going to break it. You'll hear a *SNAP* (most likely the paint) and it will flow freely.
I suggest doing this with the arm DETACHED from the main body.

Some pictures as proof.
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-8...111_185909.jpg
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6...111_185917.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-u...111_190009.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-W...111_185941.jpg

If this has already be discovered then never mind. If not, then you're welcome!:D

Cool! Thanks for showing us that!

CoRDS 12th January 2015 04:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Initial_G (Post 452432)
^ same *twiddle thumbs* :)

i believe i am also in this line twiddling thumbs

drifand 12th January 2015 07:13 PM

Really hope money well spent for this one, looking at reviews they said toyami was no where in comparison.

Tetsuwan Convoy 12th January 2015 10:03 PM

Toynami is a turd in comparison, but then it was designed with a lower budget in mind.

The elbow joints there aren't as great as a wrist joint (yes I did know about them and surprised more people didn't). I still would've preferred the wrist joint, for pointing that sword over a rocket punch.

Still don't understand the two heads yet....

drifand 12th January 2015 10:21 PM

Yeah I am with you but I think what's done is done, just find they could have allowed the fist to be reloaded in a 90 degree turn. I don't think I will be firing them.

VGMStudios 13th January 2015 12:15 AM

My pleasure. Was pretty happy I discovered this out.

Quote:

Originally Posted by drifand (Post 452540)
(snip) I don't think I will be firing them.

I can almost guarantee you can't resist firing them at LEAST once! :D

Trent 13th January 2015 06:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tetsuwan Convoy (Post 452538)
Toynami is a turd in comparison, but then it was designed with a lower budget in mind.

And yet they are changing premium prices for the latest release and probably wonder why there is a market for the Mad Toys version :rolleyes:

Tetsuwan Convoy 13th January 2015 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VGMStudios (Post 452571)
I can almost guarantee you can't resist firing them at LEAST once! :D

THIS is very true!
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trent (Post 452578)
And yet they are changing premium prices for the latest release and probably wonder why there is a market for the Mad Toys version :rolleyes:

Ha haha Yeah. Lighty up face and stand doesn't require an extra $200....

CoRDS 15th January 2015 12:56 PM

chimungmung has in stock shipping now
http://chimungmung.com/product_info....os54li5059igp1

update 17/1 and its gone from chimungmung

drifand 15th January 2015 05:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoRDS (Post 452978)
chimungmung has in stock shipping now
http://chimungmung.com/product_info....os54li5059igp1

About $15 more than tfi, I hope Evan get this soon.

Tfiguy 15th January 2015 10:25 PM

FINALLY! Gokin is almost on it's way to www.tfidownunder.com, they are just finalising it now!

drifand 16th January 2015 12:31 AM

Looks like it will be feb before we get it then.

VGMStudios 16th January 2015 01:44 AM

finally got my Open mouth face from Tony.
Now I have 3 faces for him.

Trent 16th January 2015 10:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VGMStudios (Post 453155)
finally got my Open mouth face from Tony.
Now I have 3 faces for him.

Is it supposed to come with 3 or was it extra?

VGMStudios 17th January 2015 12:11 AM

Its suppose to come with 1 closed mouth and 1 open mouth faces.

Mine came with 2 closed mouth faces.

drifand 17th January 2015 09:55 AM

Some people hated the face of this toy.

Is it bad?

kurdt_the_goat 17th January 2015 03:37 PM

Something's a little off, like maybe the forehead is a bit big or the mouth too close too the nose? But on the figure taken as a whole it matches well and looks great.

What i found interesting was how different in deco it was to the Toynami version - then i looked around and noticed there seems to be no definitive head deco, across all the toys, cartoon, box art etc, they're almost all slightly different.

drifand 18th January 2015 09:08 AM

I think is because is a face so is bound to be slightly different?
Hmm.....just waiting now.

drifand 19th January 2015 05:38 PM

I dont see anymore at Chimungmung so TFI better have them as I wont have any backup for this.

drifand 23rd January 2015 02:11 PM

This is the most aticipated toy I have paid and waited, I hope his supplier doesn't stuff him and us.

CoRDS 23rd January 2015 03:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drifand (Post 454487)
This is the most aticipated toy I have paid and waited, I hope his supplier doesn't stuff him and us.

you and me both.

when i was a kid mine had two red arms as i couldnt get a green one anywhere . i just want a complete one that looks like how i *remember* it :)

drifand 30th January 2015 09:51 AM

Still waiting........:(

drifand 7th February 2015 06:20 PM

Shipping notice :)

CoRDS 7th February 2015 06:59 PM

Me too

Initial_G 7th February 2015 07:17 PM

sadly nothing yet :( I swear this has been the worst wait out of all my pre-orders to date lol

drifand 7th February 2015 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Initial_G (Post 456808)
sadly nothing yet :( I swear this has been the worst wait out of all my pre-orders to date lol

Shoot him a polite message. As much as it is long, it is out of his hands and I can understand this. He does take the effort to reply you and that's what I am ok with. There is service on his part.

Initial_G 7th February 2015 09:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drifand (Post 456814)
Shoot him a polite message. As much as it is long, it is out of his hands and I can understand this. He does take the effort to reply you and that's what I am ok with. There is service on his part.

Oh, nothing wrong with his service, I just can't believe I'm so anxiously waiting for this figure, more than the TFs I pre-order.

I'll wait a few days to see if I get a shipping notice, I'm sure orders are being filled/shipped as they were received. I'm probably just further down the queue

drifand 7th February 2015 10:56 PM

I think he was the most expensive toy I paid for last year.

jazzcomp 7th February 2015 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by drifand (Post 456821)
I think he was the most expensive toy I paid for last year.

How much?

drifand 7th February 2015 11:42 PM

$300 including shipping .

Kurt convince me that it was worth it, considering there won't be a soc version

Initial_G 8th February 2015 01:41 PM

yay shipping notice!

so eager to get it in my hands.

agreed though, it was a rather pricey purchase for me too.

CoRDS 8th February 2015 02:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Initial_G (Post 456871)
yay shipping notice!

so eager to get it in my hands.

agreed though, it was a rather pricey purchase for me too.

i have to put a transformers faction logo on it somewhere to justify it :)

jazzcomp 9th February 2015 11:15 AM

still thinking about it....

CoRDS 9th February 2015 11:37 AM

Pretty sure Aust post deliver based on an inverse calculation based on how often people check delivery status

drifand 9th February 2015 12:04 PM

my parcel id is invalid. hmm...maybe not in the system yet.

I didn't think about it anymore, is basically suck in with Toyami if you think they will do a better job. Toyami is basically like Harmony gold and will not let any voltron products release. Though I have to say Toyami at least make toys and not sitting on their asses suing people who put in more effort.
But their overall attempt isn't that great.

I had countless times waiting for a Bandai SOC release, but seems like Toyami refuse to allow it.


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