Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby VYPER ALPHA » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:36 pm

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That is a deal breaker for me. i was on the fence but with that paint job I cant do it.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby RiddlerJ » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:37 pm

To be fair, my Animated Arcee had some sloppy paint work on it as well, so I'm not too bummed out about what I see in the pics, though I'll reserve final judgement for when mine comes.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Emperor Galvatron » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:42 pm

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Sorry, I'm gonna pass. I'm holding out hope that a WFC Arcee makes the cut.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Hal7300 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:52 pm

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Emperor Galvatron wrote:Sorry, I'm gonna pass. I'm holding out hope that a WFC Arcee makes the cut.


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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby DevastaTTor » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:08 pm

This looks awful. It's too bad that these 3P toymakers (FP excluded) don't really care much about the quality of the products they release-just looking for a chance to make some cash off collectors.

And this is going to look 10x worse when Hasbro does decide to give us a legit Arcee.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:35 pm

It's ironic that should be said of Impossible Toys. They started the whole 3rd party ball rolling with the release of the Quints and I remember raves about the quality back then.

But FansProjects has really blown them out of the water when it comes to transforming toys. They've gotta step up their game.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby grimdragon2001 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:52 pm

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hmmm im gonna be looking very hard at mine when she gets here friday. judging from the pictures, those black "dirt" spots possibly could be cleaned off without hurting the figure (try only at your own risk). it looks like one of the airbrushes simply leaked, or was pressed by accident. wonder if this was hand painted.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Trikeboy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:02 pm

ok, paint job isn't the best but that can be fixed with a paintbrush or airbrush. True, you shouldn't have to but it is only a minor niggle. Mine is already on the way to me so I will find out about the other issues soon.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby rpetras » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:30 pm

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I had BBTS ship my pile o' loot mere hours (OK maybe 12 hrs) before these were in stock :(

I guess they'll have to wait.

I don't mind minor issues, I've fixed worse from Hasbro, it seems like the majority of the fig is done well enough.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:00 pm

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I will have to wait and see if there are other similar issues before I cancel my order and use the store credit for munitioner and explorer.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Flux Convoy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:10 pm

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Let me start by saying I hate my brain. This looks pretty bad, "dirt" and paint wise. Although after reading the review I sorta want it again. :roll: The face only has the eyes painted...odd. Sorry yours came out so disappointing man. I really hope Nightbird doesn't have any of those issues. I did go ahead and bite the bullet for her.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Crisdecal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:50 am

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So are her weapons removable?
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Oilspill » Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:12 am

I suspected this might happen which is why I did not preorder. The design looks great, but the execution is extremely poor.

I found this with the TFA Human figures. The paint job is so bad. Sari has her mouth moulded in, but the paint apps for her mouth are about half a centimetre up her face (across her nose!) :-x

I really like the design, and it looks like a good classics Arcee concept, but I don't think this will be worth forking out more than $15 for.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:15 am

Crisdecal wrote:So are her weapons removable?


Yes.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 5:23 am

Flux Convoy wrote:Let me start by saying I hate my brain. This looks pretty bad, "dirt" and paint wise. Although after reading the review I sorta want it again. :roll: The face only has the eyes painted...odd. Sorry yours came out so disappointing man. I really hope Nightbird doesn't have any of those issues. I did go ahead and bite the bullet for her.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:29 am

With faction symbols...

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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby SlyTF1 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:37 am

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Damnit, and this was gonna be my only Christmas present. Oh well, atleast I can get Leader Starscream and Optimus now.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Amelie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:39 am

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The paint apps around the chestplate are the only real issue I can see in the photos. That black mark around the front really never should have been there - but I suspect that some spirit\acetate may alleviate that problem.

I wonder if Reprolabels will grace the figure with a set of G1-styled stickers (complete with heatrub symbol)

That white spot on the top of the car (where Pascal put the faction sticker) would be ideal for the heatrub symbol.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby grimdragon2001 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:41 am

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Pascal wrote:With faction symbols...

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wow, these shots look so much nicer than the first batch. did you clean her up aswell?
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:44 am

With some well-known passengers...

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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:45 am

And people complain about HASBRO'S quality control?!
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Amelie » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:46 am

Motto: "I-I'm sorry.. I-I'll be going now.."
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From that close-up, the streaks on the paintwork seem to be caused by the fact they've used a brush\handpainted the pink on. They should've put tape around the white parts and sprayed the figure - avoiding all the problems with the finish.

It looks like I may have to dunk\stip mine and remove all the mold lines, too.

And people complain about HASBRO'S quality control?!


Hasbro are an international corporation with large amounts of money to spend on QC. They probably dispose of more toys a year than Impossible Toys can afford to manufacture.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:47 am

grimdragon2001 wrote:
wow, these shots look so much nicer than the first batch. did you clean her up aswell?


Nope. Up close, the figure is the same. I should take some close-ups to show some of the molding problems...
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby grimdragon2001 » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:51 am

Motto: "Battle is my addiction."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
if she really is handpainted, im gonna count that as a major plus. gives it a feel of a more personal touch.
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Re: Quick review: Impossible Toys TRNS-01 Valkyrie

Postby Pascal » Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:59 am

Last one: Not-Arcee with Not-Springer and Not-Roadbuster.

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