Ball sockets or the current side to side?

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  1. BairdimusPrime

    BairdimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    on tf heads do you guys prefer that hasbro/tomytakara switch to using ball sockets?? i just imagine how many more bad ass poses we would get out of all of our figs especially leader prime from rotf, classics prime.. cyclonus if they had proper head motions...

    lmk please feel free to add your thought or what you think would improve tfs overall
     
  2. Grimlock_13

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    I'm a big fan of ball jointed heads. I like all the articulation a toy can possibly possess.
     
  3. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I like them for heads, but sometimes Ball joints get weak and it annoys me. I have bought four toys, brand new, mib, and when I open them, floppy weak ball joints. Heads aren't the same problem (hooray! :D ), I have never found a toy with a weak ball jointed head.
     
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    Yeah, ball joint limbs easily break, I've come across many that were broken
     
  5. Bumblethumper

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    on heads yes, but it's not really possible when there are electronics or moving parts in the head like on leader class figures.
     
  6. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    Yes, good ball-jointed necks are great, they evoke a lot of personality.
     
  7. BairdimusPrime

    BairdimusPrime Well-Known Member

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    I personally can do without the electronics and lights if it means a better figure... i've never been a fan of that stuff..
     
  8. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Wrong, lol!! Look at RiD omegaprime. The ball joint is clear plastic so that the head lights up from what I understand. Oddly enough I own the figure, but I never looked to see if this was the case..
     
  9. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Fuck no. I have enough figures with loose ball joints as it is, and I would personally like to see them stop using ball joints altogether in favor of ratchet joints, so they are stronger and last longer.
     
  10. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I like the joints they used on the Classics Seeker mold's shoulders myself. Ratchets are awesome too, and Deluxes can actually use them sometimes.
     
  11. Greyryder

    Greyryder Kitbashed

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    Ball joints are great on heads. It's not really a heavily loaded joint, so wear isn't an issue.

    It's not really an issue with heads. Personally, I hate ratcheted and detented joints. They restrict poseability by preventing minute adjustments for balance.
     
  12. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    T'was exactly what I was going to post on the subject of ratchet joints.
    I would like ball jointed heads on all TF though, especially the larger sizes which for some reason don't often get them (usually because of some kind of electronic or mechanical gimmick, I think).
     
  13. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    same here, some of the figures feet are set at a certain angle, and the hips ratcheted, then the feet never sit flat
     
  14. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    TF:A Ultra Magnus is one where the ratchets don't sit right for me. I've not got the figure to hand right now to check if it was the legs or waist but he always seems to be either leaning forward a bit or leaning backwards, never a nice comfy middle ground.
     
  15. brr-icy

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    that was one of the figs i had in mind
     

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