RTS Rodimus and Cyclonus

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  1. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    So I picked up the RTS Battle in Space Rodimus and Cyclonus set yesterday on a whim (it had the effin' Matrix in it!) and for $20, I wasn't expecting too much. But I open it up and i start messing with the figures, and just out of pure feel, the plastic in them just feels really flimsy and brittle. It feels almost like some child's toy out of McDonalds! Does anyone else have this problem, or is this exclusive to my set? It's especially noticeable on Rodimus.
     
  2. Autobot Burnout

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    It has been noted that the plastic quality of the BIS figures does seem to be lacking in comparison to the originals. Mine are just fine, though.
     
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    I apparently got lucky and got a near-perfect set. I can kind of feel the "cheap" plastic on Cyclonus's wings, but everything on both of them is just great and tight.
     
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    No issues with my set, apart from Rodimus' left arm likes to fall off when he transforms.
     
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    Mine are good.
     
  6. Kup-is-Dion

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    I got this twice (The first time Cyclonus had a broken arm so I had to return it). The first time, Rod was fine. The second time, Happy Meal Hot Rod. I think it's a case by case basis. The colors help that McDonalds feel too.
     
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    I think the "cheap" feeling on Cyclonus' wings is just the paint they used.

    As for the plastic quality, I think it's just fine. My set is as others said, near perfect.
     
  8. Kaiwera05

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    Ahh that's pretty weird then. I mean, the Cyclonus is pretty fair quality, but the Rodimus just looks and feels cheap. I can't really describe what I mean, but like if you hold it, you'd know like just on contact. I hope the whole RTS line isn't like this, because i'm planning on getting quite a few from this toyline.
     
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    Mine did too, and all I did was move the arm down to transform it <_< Didn't even touch the Rodimus figure, just threw it back in the box and returned it the next day. Didn't wanna bother with another one, had to take back too many broken figs lately.
     
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    i bought my set for the same reason. And First thing I notice was also the feel. Especially for Rodimus. He felt like he was going to break at any second. I went and got my original and does not have the same feel. He just feels cheaply made.
     
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    I'm just thankful I got a Classics Rodimus mold for a good price. I was stoked to open this two pack up and play with them. I have no complaints. :) 
     
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    It's not. I have QC problems on Tracks and Wreck-Gar, but the whole rest of the line is fine. Well, Hot Rod is mediocre as you say (I think everyone's left arm falls off).
     
  13. Kaiwera05

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    My Hot Rod's arm hasn't fallen off so far, but I also haven't really used him much for fear of something like Gold Plastic Syndrome happening to him. But a serious uh-oh on the Wreck-Gar because he's one of the top ones that I wanna get! If I get another one and the plastic is as shoddily made as these ones are, I may just pay the extra to get a United one shipped in. :p 
     
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    Most of RtS seems to have weaker plastic then usual. From the way they feel and issues that come from them. The worst I got is the Preceptor rubbing off red plastic where It frictions.
     
  15. Kaiwera05

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    Just a random thing about this set: is there any place to put the Matrix on the figures, or do I have to have the touch and the power with myself at all times? (and probably on a necklace?)
     
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    Not that I've found unless you have a chain for it. If you have G1 Prime, put it in his chest.
     
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    Happy Meal Hot Rod... I like it.
     
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    did hasbro rerelease these molds because of generations kup and blurr? does anyone think hasbro will rerelease other figures? if that is the case maybe they should rerelease starscream with skywarp.
     
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    I think the plastic color is just making people think of it as being cheap. The plastic on mine feels no different than either the original Classics or Henkei Rodimus'.

    You're just mentally tricking yourself into believing that.
     
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    If you can find somewhere that has United WG in stock...
     

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