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TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping

Transformers News: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping

Saturday, October 26th, 2013 9:03AM CDT

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The sixth and final figure in the Official Transformers Collectors' Club TFSS 1.0 is now shipping! Twitter user Brian Kilby has received the eagerly awaited Ultra Mammoth, a redeco of Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy. Keep an eye out for the postman!

Transformers News: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping
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Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526096)
Posted by xyl360 on October 26th, 2013 @ 10:03am CDT
:D!!!!

I hope I get mine today :)!
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526109)
Posted by triKlops on October 26th, 2013 @ 10:58am CDT
Great to hear they are shipping; even better to hear Kilby got his pic up first.
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526116)
Posted by STngAR on October 26th, 2013 @ 11:14am CDT
Cannot wait till this shows up. My luck it will come after I leave for work.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526196)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 26th, 2013 @ 8:05pm CDT
This is the only mold of the TFSS 1.0 that I've never had any experience with. I'm excited. :D
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526213)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on October 26th, 2013 @ 11:58pm CDT
And they didn't ship this in a block of ice, T.F.C.C you've gone to far (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

All kidding aside ultra mammoth is probably my fave.
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526593)
Posted by xRotorstormx on October 28th, 2013 @ 1:56pm CDT
My husband just told me I have another Transformers box waiting for me at home so this work day can't go any slower ha ha...can't wait to get home! He is probably the one figure I was most looking forward to :D
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526632)
Posted by xyl360 on October 28th, 2013 @ 5:44pm CDT
Got mine today.

I am happy.

Ultra Mammoth wins quite hard.

That is all.

Thank you for using one of the best molds of all time for a nifty repaint TFCC :D!!!
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526648)
Posted by xyl360 on October 28th, 2013 @ 6:45pm CDT
OK, I've found one minor issue and sadly for everyone receiving one, this is a design flaw, not a one-off QC issue.

There are exactly 0 black light (UV light) reactive paint apps on him. That is a sin for any Beast Wars repaint. At the very least the beast mode eyes should have been done in a black light reactive paint (I noted the eyes are red, but not that black light reactive glowy red).

Now that said, I'm still quite happy with the figure, but his eyes do not glow like Big Convoy's do (Beast Wars Neo's Big Convoy has glowing green eyes in beast mode).
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Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526702)
Posted by Flashwave on October 29th, 2013 @ 12:17am CDT
xyl360 wrote:OK, I've found one minor issue and sadly for everyone receiving one, this is a design flaw, not a one-off QC issue.

There are exactly 0 black light (UV light) reactive paint apps on him. That is a sin for any Beast Wars repaint. At the very least the beast mode eyes should have been done in a black light reactive paint (I noted the eyes are red, but not that black light reactive glowy red).

Now that said, I'm still quite happy with the figure, but his eyes do not glow like Big Convoy's do (Beast Wars Neo's Big Convoy has glowing green eyes in beast mode).
Image


I styripped and subsequently lost the kibble to Nemesis Primal, but I don't think his eyes glowed either.

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Got my Mammoth today. Still torn about the figure. Teh Chrome silver shiny matrix is aweesome. The alt mode is still a brick, and the bot mode is still encumbered by shell. But the figure is a cool repaint, and I have a hard time believing I'd let myself part with it... so we'll see.

Also, you know how most decade old TFs with mutliple releases tend to suffer mold degredation, sloppy joints, and loose connections?

ULTRA MAMMOTH IS NOT ONE OF THOSE FIGURES.

Or mine isn't anyway. I was afraid of stressing his leg trying to get the shin cannons (yep, cannons, on his legs. Badaft.)to slide across, and this is the first of the figs I own to get the gatling tonfas to actually fit in his pegholes. my spinal slide joint was tight too. whoever engineered this mold waaaayyy back did an excellent job on the specs, and they've done a brilliant job in clean casting or something, because my first thought was "Did soemone reconstruct new molds for him?"

Or, maybe I'm losing it, and got the only lucky release... I also didn't notice the paint scuffs in my TFSS 1.0 figs, so I could just be lucky.
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526736)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 29th, 2013 @ 8:00am CDT
Flashwave wrote:Also, you know how most decade old TFs with mutliple releases tend to suffer mold degredation, sloppy joints, and loose connections?

ULTRA MAMMOTH IS NOT ONE OF THOSE FIGURES.

Or mine isn't anyway. I was afraid of stressing his leg trying to get the shin cannons (yep, cannons, on his legs. Badaft.)to slide across, and this is the first of the figs I own to get the gatling tonfas to actually fit in his pegholes. my spinal slide joint was tight too. whoever engineered this mold waaaayyy back did an excellent job on the specs, and they've done a brilliant job in clean casting or something, because my first thought was "Did soemone reconstruct new molds for him?"

Or, maybe I'm losing it, and got the only lucky release... I also didn't notice the paint scuffs in my TFSS 1.0 figs, so I could just be lucky.
They probably had the mold restored to make this a top-notch release.
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526743)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 29th, 2013 @ 8:54am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Also, you know how most decade old TFs with mutliple releases tend to suffer mold degredation, sloppy joints, and loose connections?

ULTRA MAMMOTH IS NOT ONE OF THOSE FIGURES.

Or mine isn't anyway. I was afraid of stressing his leg trying to get the shin cannons (yep, cannons, on his legs. Badaft.)to slide across, and this is the first of the figs I own to get the gatling tonfas to actually fit in his pegholes. my spinal slide joint was tight too. whoever engineered this mold waaaayyy back did an excellent job on the specs, and they've done a brilliant job in clean casting or something, because my first thought was "Did soemone reconstruct new molds for him?"

Or, maybe I'm losing it, and got the only lucky release... I also didn't notice the paint scuffs in my TFSS 1.0 figs, so I could just be lucky.
They probably had the mold restored to make this a top-notch release.


More probable is that the Beast Wars-era molds haven't had that many uses compared to the UT molds and/or are made from sturdier stuff.
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1526770)
Posted by xyl360 on October 29th, 2013 @ 10:29am CDT
Flashwave wrote:
xyl360 wrote:OK, I've found one minor issue and sadly for everyone receiving one, this is a design flaw, not a one-off QC issue.

There are exactly 0 black light (UV light) reactive paint apps on him. That is a sin for any Beast Wars repaint. At the very least the beast mode eyes should have been done in a black light reactive paint (I noted the eyes are red, but not that black light reactive glowy red).

Now that said, I'm still quite happy with the figure, but his eyes do not glow like Big Convoy's do (Beast Wars Neo's Big Convoy has glowing green eyes in beast mode).
Image


I styripped and subsequently lost the kibble to Nemesis Primal, but I don't think his eyes glowed either.

----
Got my Mammoth today. Still torn about the figure. Teh Chrome silver shiny matrix is aweesome. The alt mode is still a brick, and the bot mode is still encumbered by shell. But the figure is a cool repaint, and I have a hard time believing I'd let myself part with it... so we'll see.

Also, you know how most decade old TFs with mutliple releases tend to suffer mold degredation, sloppy joints, and loose connections?

ULTRA MAMMOTH IS NOT ONE OF THOSE FIGURES.

Or mine isn't anyway. I was afraid of stressing his leg trying to get the shin cannons (yep, cannons, on his legs. Badaft.)to slide across, and this is the first of the figs I own to get the gatling tonfas to actually fit in his pegholes. my spinal slide joint was tight too. whoever engineered this mold waaaayyy back did an excellent job on the specs, and they've done a brilliant job in clean casting or something, because my first thought was "Did soemone reconstruct new molds for him?"

Or, maybe I'm losing it, and got the only lucky release... I also didn't notice the paint scuffs in my TFSS 1.0 figs, so I could just be lucky.

Hehe, yeah, I know they don't glow (I have every release of this mold and 1 Lucky Draw version). I was mainly joking about the glowing eyes thing, although it is true that most Beast Wars figures do use black light reactive paint.

It's just a great mold. Takara and Sonoking have used it a LOT overseas and Hasbro used it for Nemesis Prime. Every version of the figure I own has tight joints and everything fits together well.

As for the kibble, I actually dig it a LOT. I leave the mammoth trunk on his back poking up in the air behind his head and it gives him an awesome silhouette with those huge horns coming off his shoulders. It would have been cool if the club had painted the missile pods in his shoulders (the insides of his mammoth head that point forward in bot mode) red to emulate the look of G1 Ultra Magnus, but aside from that minor detail I think they did a really good job with the paint scheme. Like yourself, I have no issues with the paint job on mine. He looks marvelous :).
Re: TFSS 1.0 Ultra Mammoth Now Shipping (1527791)
Posted by xyl360 on November 3rd, 2013 @ 7:03pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
SpikeyTigertron wrote:Question: why are there no pics with the shoulder-rocket pods up? I thought that was the most brilliant part of picking this mold for the deco...


It would have been even better if they bothered to paint them.

Yeah, I've been thinking about painting them red myself. Either that, or hoping a 3rd party will create some actual rocket launchers to plug into the two holes in the tops of those shoulder pieces which would be even better.
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