Hasbro MP Rodimus issues

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  1. MoonStreakr

    MoonStreakr Heroic Decepticon

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    I have heard horror stories about Takara's MP Rodimus.

    I guess I should be thankful that my Hasbro copy has no mechanical faults, but it does have a cosmetic issue. Its got a ugly black spot right on his orange hood / chest that wont come off.

    Does anyone else have black spots on theirs, or something even worse?
     
  2. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    Nope. Other then the orange hinge on the hood/chest area and the spoiler, that is the only paint issues I have heard of. And this should probably go here- http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-feedback/437472-toysrus-only-rodimus-prime-offshoot.html
     
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    Mine looks fine....though the back is a bit 'wonky' and doesn't exactly want to stay in place all that well. The QC issues that folks talked about with the Takara release seem to be alive and well from my vantage point.

    Dex
     
  4. MoonStreakr

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    Mine has a floppy backpack too. Here is an image of the spot that is bothering me on mine. It probably shouldnt bug me as bad as it does..but yeah..

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  5. maximus_73

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    Are you sure that is the problem? not because you took image in high ISO? Can you take your picture again using Leica M-9? :D 
     
  6. MoonStreakr

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    im not sure what u are trying to say besides that the pic is blurry.. but there is definitely a black spot on him and its weird because it looks like it is embedded into the plastic
     
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    Got a new one and its got worn off looking chrome all over the place just like my buddy's.
     
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    I am just kidding man. Just check my and didn't see the problem that you have. Looks like some process variation. QC still major issue for Hasbro.
     
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    I know u r joking. no harm done....

    so...

    everyone elses Roddy is perfect eh? I expected this thread to blow up
     
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    Mine has paint chippings on the hinge that connects between the hood and windshield in alt mode. There are also more paint chippings on each tips of the spoiler. They don't bother me too much but can be an eyesore when taking pics. Overall, everything else seems to be fine and all parts hold well together.
     
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    I have lots of issues with my Hasbro Hot Rod but no black paint on the hood.
     
  12. MoonStreakr

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    my 'floppy backpack' issues were completely resolved simply by transforming him to car and back. In the process I guess I adjusted the hinge to its appropriate position and now the clip stays on fine.

    So, I have to assume that anyone with the floppy back has not turned him into car mode yet.
     
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    Does anyone have pictures with the stickers on the arms attached?
     
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    There was a "fix" to the backpack issues in the other thread. Hold the top black tab in place and pull down on the black hinge at the bottom. Worked wonders for me.
     
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    I can take some pics when I get home - I put the stickers on right away. I even like how they look in alt mode. :) 
     
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    Wow. Mine is fine with NO problems whatsoever.

    Sucks to be you guys I guess.
     
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    I've got both versions. Neither has MAJOR QC issues, but both do have some minor issues. The funny thing is that they each have different issues.
     
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    Mine is named Rodimus Prime... it should say Hot Rod on the box :) 
     
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    THIS
     
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    But, it comes packaged with the Rodimus face and spoiler setting. If it was hot rod that spoiler would be a quarter inch lower.
     

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