Monday, 24 August 2015

Sheng Yuan SY360A Iron Man Mecha Hulkbuster

I bought SY360A together with SY360B. Today I will make a review of SY360A and review about SY360B will be made later in the next post. Here is a size comparison of box for SY360A, SY360B and standard box size of the usual knock-off minifigure. Both SY360A and SY360B has the same box size that is 24cm(L) x 5cm(W) x 17cm(H). The difference is only in the image orientation for the box cover art. SY360A have a picture in landscape while SY360B have picture in portrait.





Items in the box: Instructions booklet, sticker sheet and lego parts in 8 sealed bags.






Long story short, here's the assembled set (with stickers applied):

Base for the hulkbuster mecha, rotating computer console and holographic screens.





Minifigures in this set: Mark 45 Iron Man and Ultimate Ultron. They have been issued previously in set SY271 and SY276.



Assembled mecha: 




Side view of the body (without right arm):



Parts of the body where ball-joint has been used:




Thanks to those joint, this build is fully articulated and highly poseable. It's fun and addictive at the same time but i can only come up with this pose at the moment, lol. 




The assembled set:





Rotating computer console with holographic panel.




Parts where the sticker has been applied.




Size comparison with Lego Hulkbuster Iron Man (from 76031 The Hulk Buster Smash):



Height comparison with AOU Hulk:




Last but not least, parts where it's easy to fall apart. you might want to glue these parts >_<.



I will review SY360B in the next post. Can not wait for another two new set (SY361A and SY361B)  as shown in this catalog. >_<

image from internet




[Update on August 29th, 2015: instructions manual for SY360A]











44 comments:

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  2. Wow, Great review as always! Keep up the good work!

    I'm wondering wheres the best place to buy Sheng Yuan legos? I live in North Carolina U.S.A and haven't seen them in any stores and I can only find some of there products on ebay.

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    1. I do not know USA, but I live in Europe and I'm mostly ordereing from www.aliexpress.com. Low prices, free shipping. Using prepaid credit card. Never had any problem.

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    2. I'll check Aliexpress out, Thanks!

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    3. Make sure you go with the prepaid card! I used my credit card there and it was compromised within the week. I'm considering the options on prepaids due to the monthly costs and how rarely I do these orders.

      Also, like ebay, be prepared to shop around there. Some places charge less for an item but have high shipping costs, while others have decent prices with free shipping.

      You don't get the same protections as ebay, and it can take a while to get your order (they get 15 days to ship, then it can take up to 30 days to arrive). My order took almost four weeks to arrive to New Jersey, U.S.A. from the day I ordered it, while an order I placed on ebay two days after that first order showed up in two weeks (my longest wait has been three weeks on ebay).

      But you get a wider variety of choices on AliExpress. I can't find most of the sets I'm looking for on ebay, and when I do, they are either bundled with things I have or are so much more expensive.

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    4. i ebay them... lot of chinese stores there ;)

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    5. Hi @Anonymous and @Lost Scribe~ Thank you soooooo much for the help. :)

      They are right, @Levi Johnson. you may find more variety of these stuff on aliexpress. even on ebay, most of the seller will ship these stuff from China and most of them will offer free shipping. it will take roughly 2-3 weeks for the item to arrive if you choose to use standard shipping.

      this aliexpres site is kinda like amazon. you may find many seller advertise the same stuff. the trick is to find seller with good rating. and for the keyword,, you may use sheng yuan or Decool :). good luck!

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    6. Legostore is right; you can use Sheng Yuan, SY, or Decool for your searches. Sadly, you can't always do that with ebay (I still can't find most of the Star Wars stuff there by brand).

      It's up to you how you want to go about it; AliExpress offers variety at a low price with a risk, while ebay offers faster turnaround with buyer protection at a slightly higher cost and reduced variety. Your mileage may vary, of course.

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    7. Alright!. I'll check out AliExpress!

      Oh, And Lost Scribe. On EBay I ws able to find lots of Star Wars stuff by typing in "Lxgx Starwars" or "Starwars Minifigures 8pc lot" Thats how I was able to get a lot of Sheng Yuan Starwars :p

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    8. in ebay I search, " China minifig" and those pop up ;)

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    9. Thanks Levi and Stanley! I'm particularly looking for the Darth Revan at this point; I think I have all of them from at least one company to date (except Obi-Wan; he was "donated" to the Lego bin at the library I work for) with that one exception. I could be way off, but I can't find anything else, so. . .

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  3. available in Taobao now

    Avengers Tower

    [img]https://gd4.alicdn.com/bao/uploaded/i4/TB1u.TJJXXXXXcCXpXXXXXXXXXX_!!0-item_pic.jpg[/img]

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    1. Thanks @Steven.I bet the price will be 1/3 of the original set. Can buy more than one to combine into bigger tower, yeayy

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    2. The box is damn huge. just got mine from taobao. around RM 100 including postage. If found here cheaper go buy here. the postage make the price lil higher because the huge box.

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    3. wow.. im super jealous with you~ RM100 is kinda good.. a bit pricey but kinda okay i guess, saw most of shop here selling at RM90 (lowest) so far. Not sure when i can get mine. always out of stock :(

      so how's the brick? do they stick well?

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  4. My Mom ordered me the Hulk Mecha. I can't wait for it.

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    1. Wow..you are very fortunate to have support from her :)

      Im sure you cannot wait for the parcel to arrive lol. Anyway, about this set.. Please note/expect the quality is just like other knock off Lego set. The edge for some Lego parts is kinda sharp and you may find some parts is too loose for the build.

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  5. Is the Green mech for Hulk?

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    1. Hi @P J. I'm not sure because I don't have clearer picture :(

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    2. Oooppss. Found better image on aliexpress.

      [IMG]http://i.imgur.com/HIPBm4a.jpg[/IMG]

      Its Bruce banner and black widow. Lovely couple >_<

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    3. Awesome! Thanks for the info

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  6. wow. this mechbuster's scale is better than the hulkbuster. the hulkbuster was so much bigger than the hulk minifigure,so this mechbuster is more accurate. I just don't see the point of creating a green hulkbuster where bruce banner is in it,wew

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    1. Hi @Midas Hand; I agree with you.the mecha in green look nice.but its suppose for other character. Hulk need no tools or mech.ahaha.. Now we have mecha in red, blue and green. I wish they had it in purple or black.(for batman and Hawkeye maybe?) lol

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    2. Wow. a batman mech-buster would be great. I would surely buy that if they make one. heheh.batman mechbuster going up against darkseid would be epic.

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    3. if we are lucky maybe they will imitate this soon:

      [img]http://i.imgur.com/hOgiYMr.jpg[/img]

      i wonder how big is this thing

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    4. Oh I do hope they imitate this. my friend own one of these and is quite big. it is as big the hulkbuster. so i really do hope they release this set

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  7. Hi brick store,
    I am wondering if you will be able to share the price u bought these...... The best I was able to get was at RM30 each.... and I think it is way too much. I hope you do not mind sharing a fair price.

    Thanks

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    1. Hi @anonymous.I got these rm26 each from my friend who help me get these from gm klang.I'm sure the price should be lower at plaza gm.but I pay extra for his petrol and toll.:)

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    2. thanks brick store

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  8. can you post the scan of the manual?
    i would like to try to build one of spare parts i have around

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    1. Hi there @anonymous.

      Okay,sure :). Give me some time and I will scan and upload the link here :).

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    2. thank you in advance
      :D

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    3. hi there @anonymous. I just scanned the manual. please refer to the bottom of this post. thanks :)

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    4. thank you very much
      im building with my nephews !!
      appreciate

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  9. Sorry...where my manners...shame on me... hi Buddies! just starting poking this "Chego" (Chinese Lego) from a couple of months now...they are cool. trying to start a facebook page for Lego, hasbro (starwars) and now Chego here in Honduras... buddy can i use some of your pictures in my page? ur credit of course...also will link your blog. Regards!

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    1. Hi buddy.. Thanks for visiting my blog :).

      Oh yeah, you may use all the pictures from my blog :). How nice of you to create those pages.. I wonder is it easy to find these 'Chego' set in your country?

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  10. [img]https://img.alicdn.com/imgextra/i4/1670265696/TB2f73AeFXXXXcqXpXXXXXXXXXX-1670265696.jpg[/img]

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    1. found available in Taobao now

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    2. Hi @Steven.... thanks~ :)

      That green mecha looks great. love the green and purple color. i must have them both~

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  11. how is the quality of the bricks? i'm pretty interested in this set and a couple of other sheng youan sets, but i have no experience whatsoever with bootleg/KO lego stuff. all this time i'm only experienced official lego stuff and kre-o. if you could enlighten me regarding the quality, i would really appreciate it.

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    1. Hi @Ezra Wibowo. thanks for visiting this blog =).

      About the quality of these imitations, it's hard to get one that looks exactly like original stuff. There's always one or two issue with the printing or plastic used. hence, if you want to get it looks close to original, you need to buy a few set to switch/replace some parts or use nail polish remover to remove excessive paint or smudge on the figure. yet it may still not looks like original (^_^)'.

      Quality of the plastic used for these sets is another thing. it is not as good as the plastic used by Lego and most of them will become loose quickly (and mostly have sharp edges). This kind of problem will become more severe if it the set is bigger. The brick wont stick well hence cannot hold the weight of overall build =(. Why don't you try with minifigures set first? I would like to recommend Sheng Yuan's set and please stay away from JLB or Dargo.

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    2. thank you for your reply :)
      thanks for suggesting the minifigures, but i don't think i'm gonna try them, because i'm not really into minifigs. (i also don't collect real lego minifigures too, so it's not because i have something againts KO minifigs)

      set-wise, i'm interested on some of sheng yuan and kazi, so i might be getting those.

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