ROTF Bludgeon's Incredible Breaking Hand

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  1. Fit For natalie

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    Just a heads up:

    As every ROTF Bludgeon owner may have noticed, his hands have a very, very tight grip, and are made of a hard, inflexible orange plastic. Evidently somebody at Hasbro/TakaraTomy didn't bother to double check if the grip was TOO tight on prototypes and production samples.

    Anyway, Walky of Shortpacked! transformed his Bludgeon today and the right hand broke, most likely from a fracture previously caused by stress from attaching and removing the sword. Because of the way the hand holds his sword, simply gluing it back on would still mean the hand would be useless.

    Shortpacked! - Oh no! My ME TIME hand!

    So yeah, we may want to sand down the handle area of the sword/cannon, the hands, or just avoiding having Bludgeon hold the sword whilst on display.
     
  2. Optimus Vader

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    I've never heard of Shortpacked, but he has a link to one of my posts where I say I don't like Dinobot.

    :lol 
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    Oh no, he broke his shit. Damn shame.
     
  4. Autobot Burnout

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    Wow, that sucks, thanks for the heads up. Due to the large amount of force that is needed in pushing that sword into his grip, I always do it very, VERY carefully, so I hope my Bludgeon doesn't have that risk.
     
  5. Fit For natalie

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    To fix this, they'd probably have to:

    1. Retool the hand to have a wider grip.
    2. Cast a new hand on a separate sprue/mold made from a softer, unpaintable plastic (like his grey parts). Might be more cost/trouble than it's worth.


    To be fair, he linked to your conspiracy theory that Hasbro threw in Dinobot as a bone to BW fans, despite the fact the tallied fan sites did actually vote for Dinobot as one of the 5 final candidates.
     
  6. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Now that i have a closer look, the handle on mine has a bunch of small thumb indentations on it too.
     
  7. Optimus Vader

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    It's cool; I noticed what he linked to and why. BW fans are very sensitive though. It was a fun little blog to read either way.
     
  8. billcosby

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    So one person somewhere broke Bludgeon's hand... and now we are to live in fear.
    Forever.

    Has anyone else broken Bludgeon's hand?
     
  9. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Real cool *rolls eyes*

    No. The correct answer is Fit For Natalie was merely trying to be helpful and informative so that others are aware that IT'S POSSIBLE.
     
  10. Foster

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    I believe this was covered in Peaugh's review too.

    edit: yeah it was.
     
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  11. Dran0n

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    Sucks for him.
     
  12. Anguirus

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    I think most owners are somewhat concerned about the grip, and careful when they add and remove the swords. That said, I'm not sure two (Peaugh and Willis) makes a trend. I'll just keep being careful.

    Real fame at last!

    Actually I thought his "You weren't even born yet!" strip was damn funny. All of us should be ashamed of ourselves. :lol 

    I wonder how many Banzaitrons they will sell if it turns out they fixed the hands to some extent.
     
  13. Sol Fury

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    I'll just mod the hands to widen the gap. I've got a rounded file, all it'll take is a couple of minutes to shave some excess plastic off to loosen the grip.
     
  14. billcosby

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    Well I have some Earth shattering news to break to you.
    All Transformers are breakable.
    I can assure you it is possible.

    :D 
     
  15. Fit For natalie

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    Well, Walky's blogpost was (as far as I know) the first confirmed breakage of his hand, and this thread was just a warning that it can happen and it has happened.
     
  16. SPLIT LIP

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    News for you:

    Not all TFs break while doing what they're supposed to be doing not even a year after release.
     
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    I found his hands were tight when I first got him so I filed the insides down and they are fine now. I wonder if it will be corrected on Banzaitron?
     
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    I just don't shove the sword handle all the way into Bludgeon's grip. It's possible to do that and still have Bludgeon decently wielding the weapon one-handed.
     
  19. Cosmic Rust

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    I love shortpacked =)

    Funny thing is the same thing happened to me, But it broke as i put the sword in the hand. It took 3 weeks to find a replacement. Good thing i had my receipt. Now i just leave the sword aside =/
     
  20. Powersa

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    Thx for the heads up
    should receive mine in a few days from HTS
     

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