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Detective Barricade

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  • Birthday 01/15/1988

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    Middle of Nowhere, Canada
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    Transformers. Duh.

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    MP-04 Convoy

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  1. Thanks. I'm not sure about Superglue because the feet still need to move. I was kinda hoping for a magic 'it won't break, make the screw tighter' response :) maybe I'll have to live with ol floppy feet Optimus! That's why after applying it, you keep the joint moving a bit then let it rest for a few seconds and repeat. If both parts of what needs tightening are plastic and make contact (like a ball joint) Future should work fine. Apply, work it a bit, then let it sit for a day.
  2. Try either Future floor finish or super glue. It'd work best on whatever it is that the foot pivots on. Not having the figure in hand at this time, I can't say for sure what the best solution might be, but these methods tend to work great when something's too loose.
  3. Usually that means they want you to put the stickers on the other side.
  4. FoC Shockwave - A good figure, and seems to fit in with Generations Cybertronian Megatron and Soundwave decently enough. Certainly could have used more color though, but we're probably just gonna have to get used to it... Arms Micron Vehicon - The micron port in the rear looks like a jet thruster. That alone is awesome. Not much different than the Jet Vehicons, aside from most of the vehicle shell parts and robot mode colors. Would have been really nice if they had provided stickers for the rear window, though. Arms Micron Weapons - Jida R is a red version of the Jida cheetah chainsaw that came with AM-08 Terrorcon Cliffjumper. Actually works very nicely with First Edition Cliffjumper. Gabu is a horseshoe crab that becomes a crossbow. Be sure to snap the blade parts on more or less from crab mode position, or they may break. Baru is a bird that's also a big meat cleaver blade. The feet are a pain to flip out for bird mode, and the handle sticks off awkwardly on one wing. Dai is a crocodile and a multi-barreled cannon. Not much to him. Together, they make the Dark Matter Calibur, a huge sword. Perfect Effect SFX - Tiny, but loaded with awesomeness and weapons. Not at all recommended if you can't stand partsforming in modern figures.
  5. To me, only the Microns being sold in the Capsule series and Arms Micron Weapon series count, as they're not partnered up with a larger figure. For example, the Jida (the cheetah chainsaw) that comes with AM-08 Terrocon Cliffjumper wouldn't count but AMW-04 Jida R and Hellflame Jida would as they're separate. (though the latter is a promotional item) So yes...and no. I'm weird like that.
  6. If they are, it likely won't be in this year. If people weren't so hot to buy him at the original price, the adjusted, higher price of the second run's preorders might have contributed in there apparently not being enough of them to do it. But generally, if it's not from Fansproject then a given third party product is likely to linger around awhile. Especially with the ones that hit triple digit price tags.
  7. Knight Morpher Cyclops is very cool. Take your time with transforming him, and maybe watch Vange1us' transformation video for him, as he is very intimidating the first time or so. Thing is though, there haven't been enough preorders to do a second release apparently, and the factories are gonna be busy with the airborne squadron trio along with maybe one or two other things for the rest of the year. So if you're looking into getting Cyclops, it may be best to get one now from wherever they're still in stock. MMC has good and prompt customer service should there be any issues. I can't say anything for iGear Weapon or Medical Specialists, but it seems that a mod is needed to allow the front wheel well panels to actually fold in as intended. Both look nice though, just not quite $120 nice.
  8. With that mold as Optimus, I'd have to agree. But with it as Nemesis Prime...might be something there. Still, Unicron looks best in robot mode rather than the 'armor' mode or...whatever that other mode is. Kind of interesting, but I'd rather wait and see a review of it before buying.
  9. I could see Sunstreaker coming down the line some point after. Wouldn't hold my breath for Menasor though.
  10. This thing looks gorgeous! Just...don't look at him from the back. The back is somewhat messy looking.
  11. I'd say the same thing, but with Breakdown. And now I plan to get the Arms Micron Weapons, though it would be nice if a version of Noji (the boar Vehicon blaster) was among them. Ah well, I'll grab me one Arms Micron Vehicon, curse a little at the robot mode stickers as they're gonna be the same as Jet Vehicon's but in royal blue/dark purple. As for the head, I don't know of any that would make a decent Autotrooper head. Get on it, Dr. Wu/somebody! :tflaugh
  12. Arms Micron Jet Vehicon - I do not have the grounded version just yet, (plan to get one Arms Micron version with a bunch of the Arms Micron Weapons such as the Dark Matter Caliber guys) but DAMN. THIS is a general mold worth army building, even if it's just one Jet Vehicon and one Vehicon. Much is clearly different, but operates the same way. The stickers were a bit tricky in placing for the robot mdoe due to where they're being asked to be placed. I do wish that the clear plastic chest panel could be removed so that the Decepticon symbol sticker could be placed under it, but sadly it's glued in place. Igu was fun to build, though the sticker that wraps around the muzzle's tip is kind of annoying. Perfect Effect Motobot RC - WOW. I like this thing. Amount of weaponry: only topped by Munitioner and Mad Blender. But the articulation...I don't think anything really tops it in sheer number, and the few things that do have a good number of those in the fingers. The included comic and instructions are filled with wonderful, wonderful Engrish! But I would love to see Perfect Effect make that Black Arachnia-like character in the comic as an actual figure. That would be a lot cooler than the POS that is Prime Airachnid...
  13. Perfect Effect PE DX-01 Motobot RC (pink version) Arms Micron Jet Vehicon x2
  14. This is just sad... They don't release these over here, fill the shelves with enough Bumblebee per store to outweigh the real thing if he existed in real life, and they wonder why collectors resort more and more on imports and third party stuff. I hope to be able to secure at least one or two Jet Vehicons, but Hasbro is really not doing themselves any favors here.
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