ROTF Optimus Prime Quality Control

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  1. swampflight

    swampflight Banned

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    I have a question for anyone who has bought this figure,how sturdy is the plastic?The reason I ask is someone in my family wants one for a gift and I've seen the reviews but never got any input about the plastic.Is it thinner and easier to break?Does it get stress marks often?Do the gears lock-up too much because the plastic is too hard or soft?You get the general idea so any info would be helpful and Thanx!
     
  2. Gouka

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    In my opinion he's pretty sturdy. The only problem area I'd be extra cautious with is the process of unhooking the windshield parts from the chest.
     
  3. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    This.

    I have yet to find a great way to Transform his chest plates. Everything else though is pretty sturdy. Great all around figure.
     
  4. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    Some people have had problem with the balljoints on the feet.

    Just for emphasis though, the way the windshield hooks into the chest makes it a potential problem area.
     
  5. Valkysas

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    unless you shave a mm of plastic off the tabs.
     
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    Well i want to sue hasbro for false advertisement. On the box it clearly shows he has movable fingures. If you look the thumb is on the side of the hand the the other fingers have a pipe going through the bottom of them. I wouldn't have boughten mine in the first place if i new his fingures didn't move. Oh well i'll just get that kit someone is selling on here.
     
  7. AlphaOmegaBlurr

    AlphaOmegaBlurr Many paths to choose.

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    Dude, you can look at the actual TOY. And it's called COST CUTTING.
     
  8. Slimaximus

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    yeah the only part that scares me on Prime is his damn chest pieces, their design is just asking to break
     
  9. mx-01 archon

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    "Product and colors may vary"

    You're not going to get very far with that...
     
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    Indeed. Oh well I can pick up a even better paint for $25 bucks (including shipping and handling).
     
  11. Gouka

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    You would have passed on the best version of Movie Prime just because he didn't have articulated fingers?
     
  12. swampflight

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    Thank You!!

    Thanx to all everyone for the input!
     
  13. Omega_Soundwave

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    My OP's feet ball joints are loose and the bits of kibble on his back (the parts that go over the back wheels in truck mode) are loose and hang down.
     
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    I bought my Leader ROTF OP at Wal-Mart and had some problems.

    1. I can't seem to transform him into truck mode. I had everything ready except I reach the chest windshied part, I try to connect them together but OP's head always get in the way. I checked many YouTube video and do the same and still can't.

    2. Since I could transform him, I decided to put him back in Robot mode and just leave him for display. The 2nd problem is... when I put back the chest windshield, his left windshield can't go all the way down, if I push it, its go back up like if its wanted to come off.

    3. The panels under OP's foot for some reason always open and doesn't want to stay together.


    I went back to Wal-Mart to exchange with another one but they had no more OP, so I took Megatron instead. Megatron is not as impressive as OP and lack articualtions but he is better than the first movie at least...
     
  15. hunterelf

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    it's great
    except i broke he's arm guard flaps accidentally while pressing too hard

    for the chest, just make a little cut on the rip cage for the peg, that will be fine
     
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    Pretty sturdy, I don't like some places though.
     
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    Wow. I bought mine at Wal-Mart and the worst of that is that he had a paint chip on his nose.
     

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