Arg! PRID Vehicon and Knockout don't roll!

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  1. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    My Vehicon just came in today and I was sad to discover that, like Knockout, it can't roll in vehicle mode. His wheels and his back are the same height so it just slides. Knockout has the same problem but the culprit is his feet dragging.

    I R sad panda face. :( 

    Still good toys though.
     
  2. HatRabies

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    I think it has something to do with how the wheels are attached, as well. Look at the Vehicon's wheels, they're attached just like Knock Out's.
     
  3. Rexidus

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    I don't really think so. It's all about the diameter of the wheel and the clearance.
     
  4. TrueNomadSkies

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    No promises, but if you send him to me, I'll do everything in my power to make em roll :) 
     
  5. Rexidus

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    Hey that sounds like a good idea. Give me your address. :) 

    But this figure is a bit expensive at the moment so you had better give me a list of times when you won't be home so I can make sure it only arrives when someone is there to receive it.

    :p 
     
  6. TrueNomadSkies

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    I don't go outside, so that shouldn't be a problem.


    Seriously though, I think its a combination of ground clearance (either by design or how it was transformed) as well as the wheels suffering from more friction than with the traditional pin style ones. Well that, and the fact that the plastic tires don't get very much traction.
     
  7. SouthtownKid

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    My Knock Out rolls, he just doesn't roll well. He's still one of the more impressive figures of the line though, imo. I like him a ton better than internet favorite Ratchet, for instance.
     
  8. TheMrmaster21

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    My Knockout only rolls well on surfaces like carpet or rugs.
     
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    After some testing with my Knock Out, I do agree that the dragging feet are problematic.

    However, the wheels also are not mounted on the usual metal axle, but instead are held on by plastic tabs. These do NOT encourage rolling as they will create friction and make it harder for the wheels to spin when supporting the toy's weight.
     
  10. Optimus1138

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    I just hope they're better than DOTM Roadbuster. It really bothers me how not only can his front wheels not spin, they can't even touch the ground when they're flat. They have to be at a ridiculous angle in order for his robot mode body not to touch the ground.
     
  11. HatRabies

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    See below.

    This is exactly what I was talking about in my last post. The wheels on the new Vehicon are mounted this same way. It definitely doesn't encourage rolling. Seeing as my Knock Out and Vehicon drag in no way, I'm attributing the lack of roll to how the wheels are mounted.
     
  12. MisterFanwank

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    I wonder how easy it would be to put ball bearings in those kinds of wheels.
     
  13. Reaper Cloud

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    I thought of the same thing. I compared the wheels (Vehicon, Knockout) to Hot Shot, and while Hot Shot has the metal bar...rod thing...I don't know the name for it, the other two do not. Instead, their wheels are clamped in. Like a ball joint with fingers wrapped said joint. This really makes the wheels not want to free spin any, but if body parts are hanging too low, then that would also keep it from rolling.

    Thankfully I'm not a child and don't actually play with these (other than transforming them), or I'd be pissed. lol

    EDIT:

    Thank you. You were able to explain it better. :D 
     
  14. SouthtownKid

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    On a semi-related note, I was really surprised by the amount of flash on the tires of Knock Out. There is a ridge of flash down the center of all 4 tires all the way around, which I haven't noticed on other PRiD cars.

    Is this everyone's experience, or did it just happen to me?
     
  15. MisterFanwank

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    ^ If anyone is having trouble with figures rolling, ALWAYS check the tires for flash. Shaving that off will often solve the problem.
     
  16. LegendAntihero

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    Maybe you transformed yours wrong but vehicle rolling has always been insignificant to me. I care more about how good the robot mode looks than if the vehicle can roll smoothly on the ground.
     
  17. Batman

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    My Vehicon does not roll at all :lol 
     
  18. ckhtiger

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    ahhh, so you got an advance copy of the vehicon jet figure! you sly dog...
     
  19. Kevin XI

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    Oh, well. They'll roll just fine in my shopping cart.
     
  20. Death333

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    I call BS. Every knows KO bats for the other team.
     

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