Quality of RID vs Car Robots Toys.

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  1. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    As the title says, I am curious if the Takara versions of the RID toys suffer from the same rubber tire issues as their US RID versions do. Luckily I have two of the ones I opened, however the ones that I did open all their tires have split from very minimal play. I find it very annoying since I love the RID Prime, however both of his large tires have split and will not stay on anymore. I was thinking about picking up the Takara Version. Is it better? No tire issues?

    Thanks!
    Fred.
     
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    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    I have the Takara Super Fire Convoy... No Problems at all.
     
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    I know that my Car Robots Wild Ride suffered the split tire syndrome. I bought a "super" RID X-Brawn to replace his tires and they've been fine ever since. My RID Magnus had the tire split syndrome, too.

    Seems to me it's just a crap shoot. If you got rubber tires, no matter the line, you run the risk.
     
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    I have several of each, RID Prime and Magnus. Only one split tire among them. And it came that way. The guy that sold it to me never mentioned it, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that it happened during transit.
     
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    yeah it seems like a crap shoot, my magnus is fine...but prime and Xbrawn have split tires. I have been lookin on ebay for a loose prime..id even just take the cab section as long as the tires are intact.
     
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    ive got RID prime and magnus, neither of them have broken tires...
     
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    Is there a way to reconnect the tires?
     
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    Im lucky. I have nothing but RID, and all of my figures are still perfectly fine.
     
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    I've got RiD Magnus + RiD X-Brawn, neither have any wear on the tyres, and I bought them both from a guy who had them thrown in a storage bin since 2002.
     
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    Yeah see, RID was the series that got me back into TFs...I played with them quite a bit, especially prime. I have talked to others who have the same tires issues.
     
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    I've got a lot from RiD with rubber tires, Magnus, Prime, all 3 Autobot Brothers and their repaints... all of their tires are fine. Granted, mine have been strictly display only, but not a one split tire among them.
     
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    The tires on my Magnus, X-Brawn and prime all cracked and split...just supe glue them back together, it worked great on mine.
     
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    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    opps double post...sorry
     
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    You never transform them? mine were display too, however I transformed them at least twice a week. And like I said...my Ultra Magnus is fine, it's my Optimus Prime that suffered.
     
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    I have CR Super Fire Convoy, God Magnus, and all 3 Car Brothers (regular & Super), along with RID Magnus (still MISB), and the Autobot Brothers (regular & Super), and none of them have any rubber cracking at all.
     
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    I have RiD Prime and autobot brothers, CR Wildride. They are all fine so far. *cross fingers*

    So cracked tires might happen to Alternators, too?
     
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    GREAT for you. Mine started cracking almost immediatly out of the box, and I remember when they were in stores seeing some that were already cracked.
     
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    That's weird, I've got the regular and super versions of Sideburn, X-Brawn, and Prowl as well as Optimus Prime and Ultra Magnus and I've never had any of their tires split. For once luck worked in my favor!
     
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    I transform them on occasion, not twice a week often but every now and then. I keep my whole collection on display, I usually play with them brand new or whenever I get the urge for a specific one.
     

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