Hasbro QC strikes again: Target Exclusive Animated Sunstorm

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by OptionZero, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. OptionZero

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    Picked up a Sunstorm last week and just cracked it open. Man, this mold must have seriously degraded since Starscream and Skywarp - the feet don't open properly, and the legs pop off even more easily than on the other two.

    Worse, the red on the intakes next to the cockpick is totally faded; there is red paint wash spilling all over his chest.

    Grrr.

    Given that I think activators are crap, this really is a poor use of $25bucks.

    at least i scored Henkei megatron on ebay for $35 bucks. Decent consolation for this week.
     
  2. rob_charb

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    That sucks. No chance of returning it or exchanging it?
     
  3. OptionZero

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    Already opened it, packaging pretty damaged in the process (I usually just recycle it anywas so I don't bother being careful cutting the box).
     
  4. MegaHavok

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    just buy the replacement first and put it in the new box
     
  5. Beanshi

    Beanshi 22nd Century Robocat

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    i second this motion, u know if you're willing to drive all the way to target and get another one and all that.
     
  6. AnimatedFan

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    I agree that you should buy another and put this one in the replacement's box. You got screwed, it's Target's place to make it right.

    And on another note....

    :lol 
     
  7. perithimus

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    I second this. If I get a figure with horrible qc I just buy another and return the old one if need be.
     
  8. Pravus Prime

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    I exchange. It's rather hassle free, and I've only done it twice in the last year.

    Anyway, my Sunstorm has a good paint job (I looked it over beforehand), however out of the box, mine has a deficient automorph; the mechanism doesn't usually move the arms, and occasionally the nosecone won't retract either without a slight push. Plus mine has exceptionally tight hip joints.

    My Shockwave has some loose joints, but otherwise is just fine. Both Activators are perfect though.
     
  9. Yaujta

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    Really? I seriously like the Activators. Sure, Lockdown and Bulkhead are weak, but the rest are solid and spot-on. A little over-priced, but I have no problem paying for something that's so fun and articulated as they are.

    My Sunstorm has the automorph that's a bit tricky (arms and nosecone). Also, does the plastic seem 'different' than the original Starscream's? Sunstorm has a brittle feel to it, and seems almost lighter.
    It still looks good on display, although horribly bright.
     
  10. thenatureboywoo

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    I had one small problem with my sunstorm, if you can even call it a problem. One of the rear landing gears is missing a wheel. Other than that, it's all good. I think he's a great add.

    And i know the activators can look a little weird in alt mode but, i think they are still bad ass. One click and booosh....transformed. I gave them to the kids anyways. he's got all of them except for dirge.

    But back to the original point. I looked mine over alot before i actually picked them out. I went through a couple shockwaves, because the wire ties were bending the antlers. And i looked through a few sunstorms because of paint blemishes on the wings. I know there was a lot of talk about backwards arm joints and such, so i gave mine a thorough look over.
     
  11. Autobotic9

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    You have no idea how bad the QC was on the animated shockys at target. After I looked at al of them, I managed to find the perfect one in the back of the shelf.
     
  12. Counterpunch?

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    First one I got was missing fingers...
     
  13. Robogeek28

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    Wow, you guys are scaring me away from picking up a Sunstorm.:lol 
     
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    Mine had a smeared faction symbol and some tape residue from paint masking. I was ready to buy another one when these clearance so I'll return the original if I find a better one. No big.
     
  15. Transquito

    Transquito Reach For The Light TFW2005 Supporter

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    I really hope that Ill get more lucky when I purchase Sunstorm.
    Hasbro QC is really getting more inferior for every year ...:sly2: 
     
  16. juise

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    There was only 1 Sunstorm with a decent paint app when I got mine. However contrary to whats been said all the Shockwaves were fine.
     
  17. Deceptichage

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    You have to watch out on the back as well. I looked mine over and found a good one at the store. Opened it up at home to find that some paint on one the white stripes on the back looked as if someone ha handbrushed it on.
     
  18. juise

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    After you said this I checked mine out. He has a spot on his wing that was touched up by hand. That makes me a sad panda.
     
  19. Grimwing

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    They did'nt even have them yet on saturday. Now this thread is going to make me check again tonight. arrgh.
     
  20. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    mine's perfect :D  yay.
     

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