Kinda feel afraid to hold my ROTF figures

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  1. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    I just feel like the plastic is sort of ... cheap. Maybe this was posted before but I feel like my Sideswipe is kind of fragile compared to my Jazz. Does anyone else think badly about the figures in this kind of way?
     
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    NO way. there tougher then you think. My self holding all my new movie toys fell down last week and i though for sure something broke, but they were all fine.
     
  3. MidnightBliss

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    The plastic is as strong as the other recent stuff as far as I can tell. The only thing I would worry about is small points ans thin areas.
     
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    Movie Jazz is rock solid. Also a lot heavier (than Sideswipe).
     
  5. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    I'm not afraid to hold them, just touch them sometimes when they have weak joints or stress marks. Ones I've modded so far: Sideswipe (colored over stress marks on torso), Demolishor (Colored over stress marks on railings), Sideways (Fixed weak joint), and ROTF Prime (cut a bit off one tab to allow it to slide better). This is disappointing, but once it's done, all the toys are great. It's not too bad, it's not like they are randomly cracking apart on sight. The ones from later waves will be better, but it seems like the released all the good designs in wave 1 with bad QC, and a bunch of crappy molds in later waves with bad QC. Jeez.
     
  6. Shizuka

    Shizuka Optimus Prime's scriptor

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    OK, I'll go back to my Sideswipe. Maybe it's just fear for bad plastic due to this whole money crisis.
     
  7. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    mine are all fine good quality plastic, you got to realize or remember these are put togetjher in China where labor is cheap so they don't really need to skimp on materials, with a few odd exceptions ( Knockouts side plates not being pinned)
     
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    jazz seems rather well made generally, those thin struts holding the arms on are strong (as of yet) despite the stresses put on them during pulling the arms out. ive only got sideways who is a bit fragile feeling but still seems to hold togetehr weill. oh and rollbar, seems very solid
     
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    I haven't really felt that they're fragile, as such. But I do handle Sideswipe delicately, and will be interested to know if his legs are still attached in a decades time. Even with care, I have a feeling his hips will turn to dust. But then, that's not really a plastic issue - more a design failure.
     
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    The plastic's not cheap, just thinner because of teh complexity. Leader Prime has fallen off my chair a few times with nary a ding or dent.
     
  11. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Yep, the plastic is pretty soild. I was afraid that I was going to break Skids' roof during his transformation, but his plastic holds up great. It doesn't hurt to be gentle, though.
     

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