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Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby daimchoc » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:46 am

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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby TraitorJ » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:00 pm

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It comes with a new shoulder section for "Dumptruck"? What was wrong with them?
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby Stormrider » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:19 pm

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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby TraitorJ » Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:23 pm

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Well Maketoys had sent out a warning/information sheet with some know breakage problems with set B's figures. Most notably that if you moved things in the wrong order when turning "Crane" into Giant's head and upper body, you could snap the head clean off.

Also, "Dumptruck" had two panels on the front that were way too tight, causing them to break when you tried to fold them back, even with their warning to do it slowly. I took an exacto knife and shaved the problem area down so not they fold back nicely, but not without first putting some stress marks on it.

The third part shown is Dumptruck's shoulder/cab area. The sheet I got said nothing about issues with that, and I have not encountered any issues with it, which is why I was surprised they added those parts as well.
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby Mykltron » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:25 am

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Who are you and why do you already have this set? I'm desperate to complete Giant!
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:58 pm

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Colour me impressed. MakeToys certainly aren't going to let TFC win on customer service.
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby craggy » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:00 pm

going to assume these fixes will already be in place for the green set. yes?
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby daimchoc » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:06 pm

Finally a fully completed, non-prototype, MT Giant...

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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby Midnight_Fox » Sat Jun 02, 2012 9:56 pm

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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby Mykltron » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:33 am

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That's a fantastic photo review! You must have had a really awesome day but I ask again:
Mykltron wrote:Who are you and why do you already have this set? I'm desperate to complete Giant!


(I'm even more desperate after seeing those pictures.)
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby Random » Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:22 am

May I say "WOW". That looks nice! Gonna be sweet standing next to Hercules...

How articulated is this thing?
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby craggy » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:51 am

daimchoc wrote:Finally a fully completed, non-prototype, MT Giant...

http://bbs.78dm.net/forum.php?mod=viewt ... a=page%3D1

thanks for the pics.
looking a lot smaller than I'd imagined, but it's nice to have seen the range of movement (he can stand on one leg!) and it looks like a quality toy. just those comparison pics with WFC megatron, and the deluxe classics Prime make me think that whilst he's not small, he's not that big.
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby Motorthing » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:42 pm

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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby Mykltron » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:44 am

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TraitorJ wrote:The third part shown is Dumptruck's shoulder/cab area. The sheet I got said nothing about issues with that, and I have not encountered any issues with it, which is why I was surprised they added those parts as well.


I opened set B this weekend and I can't see any reason for a replacement shoulder/cab area. It all seems so sturdy. The joints are tight but move really nicely and smoothly.
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby TraitorJ » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:44 am

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Mykltron wrote:
TraitorJ wrote:The third part shown is Dumptruck's shoulder/cab area. The sheet I got said nothing about issues with that, and I have not encountered any issues with it, which is why I was surprised they added those parts as well.


I opened set B this weekend and I can't see any reason for a replacement shoulder/cab area. It all seems so sturdy. The joints are tight but move really nicely and smoothly.


That's what I thought. If anything I would have thought "Crane" would have had replacements for his shoulders, as the ratchets on mine were so tight I was sure they'd break. Luckily after some careful manipulation they've loosened up enough that they don't require me to hold my breath.
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Re: Maketoys Giant: Set C with set B fixes

Postby MINDVVIPE » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:31 am

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Glad they are giving us all those replacement parts too. I haven't even tried to combine Set A and B yet, since it will be so much sweeter with all limbs.
As much as I defended Maketoys Giant before, I have to say this is the one TF in my collection where I am SUPER careful when handling/posing/transforming. The quality looks great but I feel its really fragile (i.e. Hooks hinged hip). I'm kinda scared to put him on my stand that is so high up :HALUC:
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