Are all Korean TF's made as poorly as my new JRX?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by DELTAsnake, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. DELTAsnake

    DELTAsnake Decepticon

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    I just got my MISB Korean Car Robots JRX (RID Rail Racer) in the mail. I can't belive how bad the QC is on him.

    The paint apps on Midnight Express are horrible. Looking like they where done by a 3 year old missing huge patches of plastic.

    Rapid Run's right arm wont stay on the ball joint and I had to loosen the screws on his legs to get his feet to slide out.

    And Rail Spike's gun dosn't work (yes I tryed replacing the batteries) and his paint apps look somebody painted him using spray paint and didn't mask off the areas that where not ment to be painted.

    If I didn't know he was official licensed by Takara, made by Sonokong, I would say he was a KO going by quality. If this is normal of Sonokong I'm certainly never buying a Korean TF again.
     
  2. tikgnat

    tikgnat Baweepgranaweepninnybong. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Weird, nothing wrong with my Korean JRX. Paint aps are fine, joints are solid and the gun light up thing works.

    Maybe you got a later run? Is there any way to check batches?
     
  3. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sorry to hear that :(  That sounds horrible...do you have a picture?
     
  4. DELTAsnake

    DELTAsnake Decepticon

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    There not the best pics, but heres one of the bad paint apps on Midnight Express and Rail Spike, the toys look worse in person.

    You can see a area of bad paint on the yellow knee pads next to where it should be clear.
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    There's white where there shouldn't be.
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  5. Chosen

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    Sounds more like a dud than a proper representation of all Sonokong-distributed TFs.
     
  6. rikkomba

    rikkomba Retired Minicon Guru

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    I had the korean version and the only problem was the yellow missile... it kept getting stuck in the gun. All the rest was great.
     
  7. SydneyY

    SydneyY @syd_tfw Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the pics. Exchanging is not an option?

    I don't think the paintjob on my Takara J4 isn't perfect, either, BTW. Sonokong quality shoud be just the same as Takara.
     
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    Big_Truk_Convoy Transforming is the gimik

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    Ive had very similar problems with 2 different Korean BigConvoy's. They both had problems with the same side arm coming off the ball joint, bad paint apps and lower quality paint. Takara's version which I finally got has a very sparkly, pretty shimmer to it. the Korean version has more matte looking paint apps. I wont buy Korean Tf's again.
     
  9. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I don't have a problem with Korean stuff, other than a deformed leg on my BW2 Starscream. I'm trying to come up with a way to reproduce a copy of the good part in such a way that I can end up with 2 good parts... Not working.

    My Japanese JRX has loose joints, pretty bad paint, and one leg is longer than the other.
     
  10. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Sonokong QC is not as good as Takara or Hasbro QC, so once in a while, you get one with issues like yours. Usually there are no problems, though.
     

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