Breakdown and his Neck

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by crazyjeffy, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    'Tis an abysmal day for me :(  There I was, exuberant with my 4 day old Takara AM-12 Breakdown. I had just painted the lower shoulders and thighs so it wouldn't be that inaccurate cream color... Now that he was perfect I wanted to try to recreate the scene where MECH finds his head.

    I suggest not doing that. The balljoint connecting his head to his body is inset about half an inch and the opening for it is on the back of the socket. And unless there are very well-hidden screws, I believe he is held together by the metal hinges. I tried to push the ball through the back, but with minimal effort POP. the "neck" part of the joint snapped clean in two.

    I krazy glued it back on, I'm not sure how much articulation he'll have, and I'm very sad. But fair amount of warning to any that own AM-12 or plan on owning it (or any future remolds/paints) don't remove the head.
     
  2. TornadoQuakeX

    TornadoQuakeX Decepti-Creep

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    Thanks for the heads up! (no pun intended)Sorry about your Breakdown. :( 
     
  3. hoosierdaddy04

    hoosierdaddy04 The Lord of Diecast

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    Ouch... you may want to post this in the toy review section as well I foresee a few people trying to reenact this particular scene
     
  4. Jetbolt

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    That's a real bummer.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    Thanks for the hea...

    Nope. Can't do it.

    Thanks for the warning.
     
  6. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    That sucks, I kinda wanted to take Cyrus Breakdown's head and put it on regular Breakdown's body since Cyrus Breakdown's head has the eyepatch. Thanks for the he- oh wait I got beaten to it. Thanks for the notification.
     
  7. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    This is what I would like to do, but I fear that the same difficulty will be present on that figure :/ and putting it back into the socket is just as difficult.
     
  8. Fallout

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    only 4 days with it? man, talk about breakneck speeds...

    sorry about that, thanks for the warning. i'll check this out if i buy this guy.
     
  9. Warpshard

    Warpshard Well-Known Member

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    The first time I read this I thought a four year old got to your Breakdown. Thanks for this good information. One more thing, STOP MAKING HEAD JOKES! It's not funny, it's just insulting.
     
  10. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    As a man of good humor, I think they're kinda funny ;)  As long as people are original in their jokes.

    It's a shame though. I was part of TFSource's first wave of shipments, so I got him last Saturday. He quickly escalated to my #2 favorite figure spot, second only to his partner Knock Out (and that's only because I love the character so much [see: profile pic]) Breakdown is easily the best Prime figure, surpassing the FEs and shattering all the PRIDs. Once you get used to the transformation, it's very easy and nowhere near as fiddly as every other voyager so far. The articulation is better than everyone else as well, and only the PRID Vehicon is equal in show-accuracy.

    It's a Shakespearean tragedy, though. I brought it upon myself, and now the masses can reap the benefits of knowledge. And knowing is half the battle.
     
  11. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Chill out dude, they're called jokes for a reason. Don't lose your head over it.
     
  12. Fallout

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    you know, breakdown was pretty quick to give head...
     
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    That joke doesn't even make sense.
     
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    Damn. I was going to outright head-swap the guy and make a different character out of him (waiting for the Hasbro launch so I don't ruin any good AM's out there). This makes that concept...interesting. Only because if I decide on a head that needs a different kind of neck joint, this may not matter. But still...

    Sorry to hear about this--nothing is so bad as to break a new figure, be it days or even minutes after you got him.


    ...*looks left*

    ....*looks right*

    ...heads will roll for this QC issue.

    (shadup, I had to fit at least one in :lol  )
     
  15. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Hmmmmm...I've noticed a stress mark on the post of the neck that connects to the ball joint. This can't be good. I reckon it will get worse after time? Only time will tell.

    My head hurts thinking that one day it will snapped clean.
     
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    That really sucks man.
     
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    I noticed the same thing on mine.
     
  18. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    I also noticed it when trying my damndest to keep his head on. I think it might just be the quality of the plastic
     
  19. mx-01 archon

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    It's not the quality of the plastic. It's the fact that both his neck post, and the socket are translucent plastic. Translucent plastic is inherently more rigid and brittle than the standard stock. It doesn't flex and stress. It just cracks.

    The most stress the joint could probably take is the first time the head was snapped into place for assembly. Trying anything else was just asking for trouble.
     
  20. crazyjeffy

    crazyjeffy Hammertastic

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    I wish i knew that 2 days ago :/
     

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