Movie Toys: Lousy paint apps?

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  1. Ramulus

    Ramulus Rhinox is my anti-drug TFW2005 Supporter

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    Has anyone else noticed sub-par paint apps on their movie figures? I got Jazz, Barricade and Bonecrusher this weekend, but all three have some annoying problems with them, from overspray, chipping, and just plain sloppyness. For the next round I'm going to inspect them a lot more carefully through the bubble before I buy...for this first round I was too excited and practically tripped over myself getting them to the register.

    Granted it can happen to any toy line, but I never noticed anything like this (three out of three) in any of my BW/RID/Armada/Cybertron figures.
     
  2. Pimpimus Prime

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    QC has always been issue, but yeah, the quality has really gone down hill since the Classics. The deluxe sized toys in particular. The movie toys seem to be using the same plastic and paint app methods.
     
  3. Codimus Prime

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    can someone post some pics of this?
     
  4. Grimlock_13

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    Thankfully my Barricade, Scorponok and Bumblebee have pretty decent QC.
     
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    I havint noticed anything like this on any of the movie toys. Classics had awful paint and QC issues (mostly sloppy paint jobs), the movie stuff has been perfect so far with the stuff I have.
     
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    It's the first time Hasbro have launched a toy line almost simultaneously worldwide, as such a slip in QC is perhaps inevitable.
     
  7. Moonstreaker

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    Yeah, I noticed the paint apps on both of my Voyager Ironhides isn't exactly up to par. And that sucker has minimal paint.
     
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    From what I have so far, the movie figures seem to have good paint QC, especially compared to the classics.
     
  9. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    My figures are okay, nothing to complain about.
     
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    i'm mostly bummed about the LACK of paint aps, Ironhide is missing like 1/2 the apps on his box shot, including his EYES and autobot symbol!!!

    but my Barricade is pretty perfect on the apps!
     
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    I still giggle when I think about the faceless Ramjets out there.

    But yeah, not just reserved for the movie line. My Classics Skywarp looks like it was painted by Stevie Wonder.
     
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    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    i admit, i lol'ed. imagine my shame.
     
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    My Titanium Sunstorm's red stripes on the shoulders looks like it was done by a five year old. Other than that, not too many complaints.
     
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    My Voyager Class TFTM Ironhide looks like someone was chewing on the headlight bezel. There is almost no paint on the outside edge of the passanger side headlight.
     
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    No problems with mine that I've noticed yet.... although I did pick the better of the two Deluxe Jazz's that they had. (The pontiac symbol on the front of the other one was smeared)
     
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    You're not the only one....I just wasn't expecting it.
     
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    Hasbro does that in general. Compare HMLs to Toybiz ones.
     
  18. Cosmo

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    This isn't paint related but the Jazz I bought last Friday had some the worst sprue cutting I have seen. there are some areas where the sprue remainder wasn't even shaved off.
     
  19. Ramulus

    Ramulus Rhinox is my anti-drug TFW2005 Supporter

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    Wow, that's bad. My Jazz had excess spru too, and his headlight's looked like they were painted on in the dark by a drunk amputee.

    Barricade had a big gouge on his passenger side door, like something was on his door, painted over, then scraped away. Nice!

    Bonecrusher was oversprayed very bad on his wheels, then there are scrapes on one of his tires where someone tried to "fix" it.

    I know, it's a $10 toy, so I can deal with it. I'll buy duplicates to keep sealed, so these will be the ones I display, it was just a little disappointing.
     
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    my jazz is actually pretty good - i'd jus tnoteiced before i read this theat the headlights and foglights were actually really well painted... no major flashing issues either, it's certainly there, but not ugly like you guys reported on yours... guess i won the jazz lottery :p 
     

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