Craptacular Quality Control

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Caine, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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  2. Mixmaster

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    Wow, very sloppy.
     
  3. Mastergeorge

    Mastergeorge I should burn my wallet.

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    Hey don't lose your hea...... Wait nevermind.
     
  4. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I've seen Prowl's like that before. The head just doesn't sit in tight enough. But that's nothing compared to this:

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  5. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    thats the battle damage variant
     
  6. ShadowStitch

    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    That Prowl is how my Silverstreak was, before I glued and fixed it. At least it allows you to see if the head paint is terrible or not. :lol 

    ....as for the pigeontoed Sideswipe...that's pretty unacceptable.
     
  7. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

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    Universe Prowl, Total Ownage variant?
     
  8. godsenddeath

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    Out of the 4 deluxe classics i've bought so far (Sunstreaker, Sideswipe, Galvatron, Prowl),
    Sunstreaker is the only one that has no problems.

    Sideswipe is a little loose, and one of the intakes on the turbo charger is misshapen.
    Galvatron's right arm tends to pop off. Prowl's paint is a mess. The black swivel joint for the right door is way too tight, and the ball joint is way too loose meaning the door pops off with ease.


    Was looking forward to Cyclonus... but until i can be sure things have improved, i won't be buying anymore Classics Deluxes.
     
  9. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    wow ive never sen it that serious lol the only figure I have problems with is Galvatron cause he just falls apart if you look at him wrong my Prowl doesnt have the best paint but its not terrible
     
  10. Optimatron

    Optimatron Autobot

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    My Silverstreak did that right when I pulled him out of the package. But, it was just an easy fix snapping it back into place. I haven't had any problems with the figure since that. My Prowl on the other hand was in perfect condition save the sticky paint. He's never had any joint problems or loose parts...*knocks on wood*
     
  11. Peanut04

    Peanut04 Under Construction

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    Overall, I would have to say I've been pretty lucky so far. The only issue I've had to date is that my Silverstreaks driverside door was unpainted.
     
  12. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I'm not sure that Prowl head coming off has anything to do with quality control. The package could have been knocked around enough in transit that the head piece came loose.

    Of course, it could just have been one that went past the QC officer at the end of a crappy day and he thought "Sod it. Capitalist Americans with their pointless toys deserve it."
     
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    Mixmaster logh ghot SIS yoD TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's a moulding defect, a "short shot" to be precise.

    Have they laid off the QC guys altogether?
     
  14. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    The only problem I have had was with Tankor

    One of his shoulders had no purple on it but I can live with it
     
  15. Caine

    Caine Rise up to the glory!!

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  16. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Reading that back, I seem to have written it as if the Chinese Communist is curiously British.:inquisiti 
     
  17. Pun-3X

    Pun-3X Well-Known Member

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    I did have the 'sticky-paint' issue with the Prowl/Silverstreak mold--a point that I've resolved. Prowl got a lacquer coat, and Silverstreak is getting his paint stripped so I can put Tamiya Silver Leaf in its place (the lacquer messed with the factory paint, plus the silver leaf holds up great and looks factory all on its own).

    But THIS has put me on the look-out for a replacement Silverstreak:

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    The legs were super-tight out of package, and I've come to realize it's so bad that the plastic has been gouged into grooves on the balljoints, JUST from moving the legs back and forth. The grooves prevent the leg halves from staying together in carmode, since the legs settle into them instead of rolling sideways.
     

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