QC problems on TFA line

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  1. DELTAsnake

    DELTAsnake Decepticon

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    I've heard the guys on the TFwire podcast say that there are alot of QC issues on the TFA figures that are available at retail now.

    How common are QC issues on the line and are they limited to any particular characters or are they line wide?
     
  2. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Just the usual paint issues and the occasional loose balljoint. Nothing particularly widespread or problematic, at least anymore than any mass-market toyline.
     
  3. Red leader

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    I've got 8 animated figs and havent had a problem with any of them, they're all great
     
  4. DELTAsnake

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    OK, since theres no major problems I'll go order them now. And I'll stop listening to what TFwire says.
     
  5. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

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    There is one major problem with this line...

    you won't be able to resist them. I can't
     
  6. BigPhill

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    Don't forget the problem with Lockdown's hands.

    Don't push them out too far. Once the small tab stops you, DON'T push them any further.
     
  7. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Yep, QFT. I made this mistake and now I have a slightly broken Lockdown :( 
     
  8. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    It's not really Q/C, just two minor misdesigns.

    -Lockdown's hands can't unfold all the way
    -Bumblebee's stingers can't retract all the way

    Both problems can be fixed with little-to-medium effort and a hobby knife. :) 
     
  9. Noisemaze2006

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    Heh....yeah:rolleyes2 
     
  10. Red leader

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    Do you ever post anything positive :confused: 
     
  11. 0JazzMeister0

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    Not a big issue, but Prowl's leg ball-joints can sometimes be VERY LOOSE... XP. Tends to be rather frustrating when you're trying to pose him or transform him and the legs keep popping off... Luckily, its easily fixed with a coat or two of clear nail polish.

    Soundwave's legs tend to have the same little problem.

    Though strangely all the ball-joints on Jazz are quite tight.

    Lockdown's hands... yea... and the fact that when I was starting to transform him his legs popped right off the joints (thanks Hasbro -__-")

    But these are minor niggles... The only other thing that annoyed me was that little mechanism thing in Starscream that controls the nosecone - its a little glitchy sometimes
     
  12. General Tekno

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    Firstly, in defense of Noisemaze he HAS made a positive post - he likes the Ratbat repaint of Sideways.

    (Mind you, why he posts in Animated threads when he doesn't like the line gets me)

    As for QC issues, I've had my share:

    - Prowl's head paint apps can be spotty - I brought one back due to crappy head paint.
    - Starscream's had a few - the one I picked up had a hand that wouldn't stay on (it kept popping off the joint if I moved it) so I returned it. And others at Cybertron.ca have reported that some have loose heads.
     
  13. Paladin

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    I've seen the Lockdown hand problem firsthand, and I'd say that's the only major QC problem so far.


    My Bumblebee has a very loose right leg-it wobbles at the knee- I don't know if that's widespread.


    And I've gotten two figures with mismatched parts, but that was just a fluke.
     
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    you have all the bad luck with animated crack
     
  15. shroobmaster

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    He liked the Ratbat repaint!

    And Blitzwing, or was that Eric?
     
  16. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Lockdown's hands and BB's stingers are design flaws, not QC errors.

    Prowl's legs, face, and Lockdown's legs are QC errors.

    That's all I've seen from the 11 I've owned.
     
  17. 0JazzMeister0

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    That's right! I'd forgotten about Starscream's hand having the tendency to pop off XP
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

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    The only real QC problem I've heard of that is almost consistent all-round id Prowl's head. I guess so much painted detail on such a small area is too much for the Hasbro machines after the movie line.



    I think that was Eric.

    But as for Noisemaze: :trolls:  It's as simple as that.
     
  19. T16skyhopp

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    my lockdowns legs cannot stay on the ball joints. its pretty pathetic. hes pretty much a parts former.
     
  20. Dropshot

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    Some people have made complains about Prowl's hands, I don't own the figure, so maybe someone could enlighten us.
     

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