Defect Prime toys?

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  1. ArceeMe

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    Now there is a REASON I DONT like the RID Prime figs and this is just proof. These pics I have are of RID Arcee and cliffjumper. I've transformed them 1 time ONLY and I'm REALLY careful so here ya go-
    http://photobucket.com/PRID_ISSUES
     
  2. Smasher

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    I have no idea of what I'm supposed to be looking at.
    Are the limbs broken or something?
     
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    no there are little white stress marks on the plastic surrounding the joints. its pretty clear to see
     
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    I put the LINK there as well
     
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    stress marks=/=defective toys

    Honestly, I can't see any in the picture's you've provided. Not that they aren't there, just that their minuscule enough that they don't show-up in the pictures. I wouldn't be worried. Pre-existing minor stress marks have been common in TF toys for quite some time now.
     
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    I checked the link before I commented.
    The pictures are pretty blurry -I can see the white stress mark on Arcee's elbow, but it's not what I would call 'clear'.
     
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    ill draw circles around them and its "clear" for my stupid cell phone camera lmao
     
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    I don't see them, But my RID Ratchets foot did SNAP off right out of the box, so it DOES happen.....
     
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    I think I can see the line near Arcee's elbow. The other pictures need a camera upgrade (apparently).

    In any case, the one on Arcee is a non-issue to me. Perhaps the ball was .001" too large or the socket .001" too small and some stress occurred during assembly. If you don't pull the arm off very often (by accident), I predict the stress lines will not grow during normal transformation and posing. I don't recall that particular joint taking any weight or stress.
     
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    maybe i got 2 rejected prime toys lol im kinda afraid to transform or even move my other ones lol and yea as soon as I win the cyberton Lotto, ill buy a new camera lol
     
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    meh stress mark is nothing, my prime soundwave was missing a metal pin on the foot/toe part, he can't even stand because the toe would simply fall off, had to return that one, major disappointment.
     
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    I go stress marks on my PRID Cliffjumper, too. I don't really mind because they are not very noticeable, though.
     
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    most of the stuff i've gotten was solid. the only bad thing was that a piece of the nose cone hinge area was cracked for soundwave. i had to crazy clue that back.
     
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    Yeah. QC's a bitch when your toys get made for pennies on the dollar in some cheapo Chinese factory.

    it has NOTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH IT BEING RID/NOT FE MOLDS. Hell, my Generations Thundercracker had loose plastic, sloppy paint, and the pins had fallen out of the hinges. I returned it and got a new one from the same case, from the same wave, from the same damn STORE and that one was just fine, still is. QC is hit or miss.
     
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    The only real QC issue I can remember having over the past year or so is a Power Core Combiner whose head just BOOP falls right off because it's too loose to hold the ball joint.
     
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    Stress marks do not necessarily mean a break is imminent.
     
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    Prime RiD Bumblebee is pretty defective. The head won't stay down all the way.
     
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    You can move the head a little manually as you begin to move the shoulders, which will allow the head to sit all the way down. But that figure has other problems, too.
     
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    This. OP seems to be under the weird impression that Prime RID is somehow different than EVERY other Transformer toy manufactured recently, with respect to QC.

    It's the same company. The same product (e.g., a balljoint). Made the same way. Prime RID should have no more, or no less, defects than all other recent transformers. A transformers "line" is not equivalent to comparing company X's vs. company Y's cars or something.
     

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