Just got a new figure and it broke

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  1. Apoclatron5675

    Apoclatron5675 Well-Known Member

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    Today for my Birthday I received a WFC Soundwave MISB.ONce I opened it and after transforming it once,one of the panels on the legs with his wheels broke and its impossible to fix.So my questions are has anyone else had a problem with this figure and has anyone else got a brand new figure and then it breaks due to bad QC.
     
  2. Ratchets Hatch

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    I got WFC Soundwave last Christmas - never had any problems with him.

    My DotM Megatron's hood ornament broke off the first time I transformed him. Other than that, I haven't had any quality control issues.
     
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    Mine was fine, but I've had a couple of issues with other figures lately. Luckily, Soundwave is still available at retail several places. Even without a receipt, I think most stores will let you exchange for a new one.
     
  4. Kuma Style

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    Happy birthday homie.
     
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    No,mine has been fine
     
  6. koh4711

    koh4711 King of Hearts

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    When I was a kid, I got Metroplex for my birthday and broke one of Scamper's arms in his roof the first day.
     
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    Mine is fine.
     
  8. Apoclatron5675

    Apoclatron5675 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks man also about 30 mins ago I broke off Sentinels prime's shield's left mech tech peg after attemoting that stupid stealth force mode thing honestly putting a centimeter thick peg on a piece of plastic that's thin as hell and you pull the opposite direction than the large piece behind it,thats just bad design
     
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    Wait... How did you break that? The pieces don't even require much force to move unless you were trying to move it in the wrong direction and snapped it off that way I don't see how that can break off.
     
  10. UnicronFTW

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    It sounds like you're just not careful.
     
  11. Apoclatron5675

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    oh i was very carefull pulling it out as little at a time so it didnt but then I heard a snap and was like "oh shiiiii..."
    when it fell off the plastic was stressed on the screw mark and where the screw had been on one of the sides looked melted almost
     
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    Well if that's the case and if you still have the receipt I'd say to take it back to the store where you got it from and exchange it for another Soundwave. This is not a common occurrence with the figure and you shouldn't have the same issue again. Also Soundwave, in my opinion, is the best of the 4 WFC figures (Not counting Cliffjumper because he's just a Bumblebee repaint with a new head.) and even if you can't get a free replacement it's totally worth it to fork out the cash again to get a new one.

    Another option would be to glue it back on in the position it needs to be in for vehicle mode and then just don't move them for the transformation. It doesn't really add or take anything away from the look of the robot mode if you don't rotate them. Some times I forgot to even do that step anyway because it looks fine without it but you should really get a new one if you want it to be functional.
     
  13. Apoclatron5675

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    actually it was the last one but luckily I can take it back get the money than have a toy hunt all around town (other than TRU I know hes not there or would got him a long time ago) and i had got him so I could get his minions off shapeways along with the hidden Boombox mode
     
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    Minions off what now? I know about the Boombox mode but what minions? That's probably the one draw back of this figure is that he doesn't come with any. His chest cavity is just used to store his weapons.
     
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    I can't recall any QC issues with the Classics line other than Classics Grimlock being a misassembled piece of crap. DOTM toys are a different story; I don't think I've bought a single one that hasn't had a major issue.
     
  16. Apoclatron5675

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    The ones some members here made and put up on Shapeways

    oh I remember grimlock, now he just sits on the shelf not wanting to hold together:lol 
     
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    One set of Crankcase's dreads broke off today, I was a very very sad panda. I even took off the face and fiddled with it in an attempt to loosen them so I can rotate 'em, but I guess that didn't last long. Gonna have to buy another, one for collection, one for play/comic.
     
  18. Apoclatron5675

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    I had started to mess with it but i saw how thin one was on there and walike "bullcrap, I'll stop now before I break it and have to take another month to find one with his birds"
     

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