Help Needed. Please?!

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  1. Mal

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    I've been playing with my Animated toys and while transforming Animated Wreck-Gar I noticed that the inside of his upper shoulders had what looked like stress marks. I've had this toy since his release. I was wondering if this was normal and nothing to worry about or problem territory.
     

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  2. Aernaroth

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    Yep, those are stress marks. But seeing as they're right by where a pin is (or so it looks), I wouldn't be especially worried. As you can see, that's an area that isn't directly subjected to stress, except from the pins and possibly the weight of the arms, so its possible they're from when the pins were inserted. Have you been having your Wreck-gar hold anything, or pressing down on the arms a lot? I don't have this figure, so I'm not exactly clear on the transformation sequence.
     
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    It's been reported since the beginning. Don't know if anybody had any problems afterwards.
     
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    I had that issue with my original wreck-gar as well. I would say nothing to worry about, but my pins started working there way out. I took it back and got a replacement, and will say I have had no problems since.
     
  5. Mal

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    No haven't been doing anything out of the ordinary with him. I've had him for 2 years and played with him quite a bit since then. So I'm thinking its just been that way and I'm just noticing it. OCD hate it.
     
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    thats a very common stress mark to have on that toy, just be carefull when transforming
     
  7. Mal

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    Cool. Thanks for the help.
     
  8. Aernaroth

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    yeah, just go easy on the arms and it should be okay.
     
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    Just checked my Wreck-Gar, I've got the stress marks too. That's a little scary. Why is that part of the toy under enough stress to cause this?
     
  10. Mal

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    I think it's the extreme tightness of those joints.
     
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    Since anything involving a pin is a high pressure area, then it's almost inevitable that stress marks will appear.
     
  12. Aernaroth

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    The short answer is because the part with the hole is thinner than the rest of the piece (as the hole and pin take up space), and the pin pushes against that thin part.
     
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    i destroyed my RTS wreck gar the little nub that was holding the rubber handles totally split into two pieces. oh well lol superglue lol
     

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