List of Problems With Hasbro MP Skywarp?

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  1. petes2177

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    So at my local Walmart Skywarp finally went down to $30.

    I saw him today and was gonna buy him but I remember reading about a lot of problems with the MP seeker molds.

    Problems I know so far are:

    1.) Wing joint causing wings to break off due to stress marks

    2.) Man boob problems

    The thing I'm most afraid of is the wing joint. I hear you can shave off a part of the joint and it wont do anymore harm to your figure.

    Also, is his nosecone purple plastic with paint over it?

    If there are anymore problems with Skywarp, please let me know and tell me how to fix/prevent the problems.

    Thanks!

    Thorough, informative answers answering all my questions are welcomed! :) 
     
  2. guard convoy

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    he is perfection, mine has NO problems, very sturdy, he seems to not suffer the problems of hasbro starscream apparantly did
     
  3. Xaedrahk

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    This.

    Dare I ask what you mean by that?
     
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    only the japanese version had the man boob problems. hasbro fixed that.

    and yes, you do need to shave down part of the joint if you dont want the wings breaking off. look in radicons. it's not due to stress marks, it's due to the retarded way the pieces are shaped.

    nosecone is purple plastic painted black.
     
  5. petes2177

    petes2177 the poowrr?

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    And I would take off the black paint with isopropyl alcohol and a cotton ball?

    Any idea what % of isopropyl alcohol?
     
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    I still can't bring myself to open mine. He's just so pretty in that nice box. :(  TFA Leader Megs too.
     
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    The only problem I had with my Skywarp (other than the wing joint problems which is an engineering problem, not a QC one) is the pointer finger on the right hand was loose. A bit of super glue to tighten the balljoint fixed that though.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I just leave my mine in robot mode on display tis safer that way.
     
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    mine was the thumb, but i leave his hands in fist so itis all fine

    and i have transformed mine several time and my skywarp has no problems with wing stress
     
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    What is the man boob issue?

    I'm either blissfully unaware of it, don't view it as a problem, or it's not a problem on mine (Takara)
     
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    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Link please?
     
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    Mine is perfection! My first entry into the MP line, and I love this figure!
     
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    The "Man Boob" or "Banana-tits" was only a problem on the Takara Thundercracker. On that one, they somehow reversed the chest thrusters (Right and Left), so they point out a bit in robot mode. I think most (if not all) of the Takara Thundercrackers have it. It doesn't seem like a big deal, but it is a little annoying when you look at him next to the other seekers.
     
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    I'd also be interested in a link!
     
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    yes there has.

    every MP seeker has it. takara's starscream(s), skywarp, and thundercracker (and you can be damn sure the clear one will too). along with hasbro's starscream and skywarp.

    it's just that we've figured out how to handle the mold now, so we hold it at the joint when we transform it. so breakage is going to be lessened. it's a part size/shape problem, and I already see the beginnings of cracks on my skywarp because of it.
     
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    I dont know, there is something that is preventing me from buying this figure; MP and all, but his tiny head and his hip kibble are a big deal for me. I even consider that the universe bot mode of the seekers is better.
     
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    Some problems I have seen with the US MP Skywarp that were not on the Takara releases or US MP SS:

    1. Tail wings tend to pop off easier, especially when unfolding them to plane mode. They go back on fine, but it's more annoying than earlier versions. This happens to all MP Seekers, but it seems to be really bad on this one

    2. The black pieces on the sides of the jet intakes pop off very easy, and the flap that 'locks' those pieces on and then swings inside can also pop off easily - it's stiff to swing in either direction, making it easy to come off when forced. Until this version of the mold, I really thought it was screwed or pinned to the intake, because it turned easily, didn't wobble, and seemed like it just couldn't detach from the plane. on several MP Skywarps I've been through, just turning the piece on the intake is enough to cause it to pop off the peg.

    3. Tail thrusters are very loose. On some, they won't even stay pointing backward when displayed in jet mode, they fall down.

    4. Feet don't line up when folded into jet mode - this one puzzles me the most, looks the worst, and like the other problems, is impossible to spot in the package.

    Out of 4 that I have been through, I have only found one that exhibited every one of those problems, and found one that had none of those problems. It's a good thing they're clearance priced - if this had been as short stocked as MP Starscream was and had all of these problems.......
     
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    Has anyone seen a US MP Skywarp that does not have this foot problem? I've been through 4 figures in various stages of QC, and every one has feet that don't line up flush in jet mode - it looks like it isn't the original foot piece that the Takara versions have, or it isn't mounted correctly....

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