Issues with Optimal Optimus?

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  1. DBarricade

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    I've had my Optimal Optimus for years, but he's always had...issues. The forward/back shoulder ratchets don't work. (floppy as all can be) I did manage to get inside one of the shoulder assemblies, and it was a powered/dusty mess in there. But the three teeth that hold it in each ratchet position are either gone or were never there to begin with. Yet when I look up reviews of him on YouTube, the reviewers' Optimal Optimus' shoulders are perfectly fine. Some have also had theirs for years and have played with them.

    I'm considering getting a new one, since mine is also missing most of his accessories, but I want to find out if anyone else has experienced these issues with theirs and if it's common. If this topic has been done before, or if this is the wrong spot, then I apologize.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Mine was fine. Sounds like yours was just a dud.
     
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    I own two Optimal Optimus figures and haven't had this problem with either of them.
     
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    Never had that issue with Optimal Optimus.

    The only issue I have with it is when I'm moving the arms and the amor around it pops off and I don't push the trigger.
     
  5. DBarricade

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    Well that sure helps push me into getting a new one, as I've loved the big guy as a kid. Nostalgia is such a wicked beast...:lol  Still, I'd like to see some more responses on this.
     
  6. MidnightBliss

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    The only issue with mine is that the screw to remove the batteries is stripped beyond shit.
     
  7. DBarricade

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    Oh...oh that does suck, especially if there's still batteries in there.
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

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    His "extra knees" tab in. I'm not sure how they can be floppy.
     
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    I've owned mine for years and have never had any problems with it. One of my more sturdier figures, actually. I've even fiddled with the "extra" knees when I first got him. No floppiness whatsoever.
     
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    Could just be a QC issue.
     
  11. Dr. Prime

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    I've also had mine for years and have not had a problem. I also recently obtained a Primal Prime and it doesn't have any issues. I would recommend that you get another one. It's such a great figure. One of my favorites of all time.
     
  12. DBarricade

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    ...:banghead: 

    I never even noticed that. No wonder they're floppy - they are meant to tab in for both positions, I simply was too much of a wuss to put any extra pressure. I'm an idiot.:dunce  Thanks man! Still leaves the shoulder issue though, but I'm beginning to suspect that it's just a rare QC issue and that I should be fine with a new one.
     
  13. johndoe4880

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    I got my at Tfcon chicago 2016 and i don;t have thats problem as a matter a fact there too tight on me the only problem I have had is witch i just fix it in robot and beast mood the feet are backward i hear thats some Toy thats are manufacter that way. not sure if thats is true. here are picture of what i'm talking about DSC00679.JPG DSC00681.JPG DSC00683.JPG DSC00684.JPG DSC00686.JPG DSC00032.JPG DSC00033.JPG DSC00034.JPG DSC00035.JPG DSC00036.JPG DSC00037.JPG
     
  14. Diecast G2

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    I think you got your left/right feet swapped, bud.
     
  15. johndoe4880

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    yeah I just noticed thats now. thank you i work on it tommrow
     

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