Minnesota Transformers Sightings

Discussion in 'Transformers Sightings' started by Foster, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. Spether

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    Yay purple!
     
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    Yeah, I would say fun wasn't a thing going to and from my job this morning either. Especially when one's windshield wiper dispensers constantly get frozen somehow so you barely get any fluid on your windshield to help with the salt spray.
     
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    Knightsword Fire in the North TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh Downtown is a clusterf**k today already, 8th and Nicolette is closed until after the Superbowl. All traffic is being routed onto Hennepin then to 10th St. then on to Marquette back to 8th St. It's only going to get worse with Super Bowl events from 6th St. to 12 St. on Nicolette and that it was already bad with today being a holiday.
     
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    Knightsword Fire in the North TFW2005 Supporter

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    Only took me about one to fix mine. FYI in the slots for the leg panels there is some flash in them that also causes issues with the legs closing all the way.
     
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    Alright, who's got pics because I'm on board for making him work better.
     
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    Hacked the wing section off, hammered out the rivet, cut and sanded down the remaining post on the wing section to get it as flat as it can go, sanded down the remaining bit of the post and glued back to the wing section, and hammered the rivet back through the body and into the wing section. I also sanded down the pegs a bit on the leg flaps and cleaned out the flash in the slots on the leg flaps.

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    So the big one with the legs are the two pegs that attach the panels to the inside of the knee are two long?
     
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    kibble Seeker style, yo!

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    I have a fix that's both easier and better:

    Step 1 - get out your Classics/Generations deluxe Seekers.
    Step 2 - there is no step 2...you're all done!
     
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    Yeah, though that might be case of varies by figure. But in my case, they were pushing the legs apart when they were plugged together and I did that sanding before I found out about the flash issue inside the slots.
     
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    The unicron.com site owner doesn't have an account on TFW, as far as I'm aware. Maybe he lurks?
     
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    Yeah, he isn't replacing those, but I still wanted a properly working figure and it really isn't bad figure once the problems are fixed.
     
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    So I picked up a second Starscream today and found that it had been slightly retooled from the earlier one. The red section the wing pack's post plugs into on the body is solid all the way around. On this new one there are 4 slots around it. And the best part it tabs together correctly from the get go.
     
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    Ha, that's what we get for being so tenacious in grabbing them first I guess. XD
     
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    Pics of the box? If they've done a new tooling there may be an indicator somewhere like with when Motormaster got new hips. A different lot number stamped somewhere?

    This is where I land in the grey area. If there's genuinely an improved tooling am I dishonest for buying one and using the receipt to return the older version? I'd think "No" since I paid for them both and I'm returning what is a genuinely problematic figure.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Eeeehhh, I lean more in the direction 'caveat emptor', but it's hard to check quality if they change things. On the other hand, you're also putting an inferior product in the hands of someone else. For me, the flaws would have to be pretty substantial, and the revamp pretty substantial as well. In this case, I feel like Starscream works well enough as is, especially since the combined mode--which I know will be your preferred mode--holds together correctly, unless I'm mistaken about what's been said.

    I'm also lazy and wouldn't want to go through the hassle. XD
     
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    I've returned figures that were defective in the past when they didn't have a replacement. If you tell them it's defective they don't put it back out.

    That said, the few times a store has it's with a "Repackage" sticker. But that's on them for not listening to me.

    Regardless, hopefully this carries forward to Elita-1.
     
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    They are stamped as normal the new on is 73101, it's just above the "Made in Vietnam" in French.
     
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    That's a fair point. I suppose if you indicate it's defective and it goes out of circulation, there's nothing too shady about it. Just depends on how far you're wanting to stretch the term defective.
     

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