Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by iwasherenotyou, Sep 1, 2009.
Should I get him?
No. Half of his legs are likely to be busted.
It's a shame so many people are getting broken ones. Mine's fine, and he's actually a pretty neat scout fig.
I'd say if you really want him, give it a gamble. Worst thing that'll happen is you'll have to return it.
I would say no. I heard that his legs don't even open all the way...
Buy one, open it carefully and keep the receipt. Mine was fine, but there's been enough reports of problems that I'd be careful. Maybe even open it as soon as you've got through the checkout, so you can return/exchange straight away if needed.
In that case, I will keep mine inside the package.
ya i needed to superglue mine after about 3 weeks.
Dude, decide it for yourself. Do you think it's a cool character? Does the toy look good? Pros? Cons?
He's the best, and most creative scout so far by far.
The one I got was a really early one, and it was in perfect shape. His legs seem pretty brittle, but his alt form is great, and I love his robot form.
I'd say he's the best scout of the line and grab him if you can manage to find one.
Get Ransack instead.
^ agreed. If you want a difinite scout its ransack. The alt mode is really solid and impressive.
I have a early scalpel. It has perfect legs. I don't like how the microscope looks however. The removable glasses are a nice touch.
The problem with ransack is you'll end up transforming him by completely disassembling him, then reassembling him in the other mode.
Maybe that's how you do it. My Ransack will hold together just fine during transformation.
Things can pop off if you force them the wrong way, but hey that's better then the toy breaking.
regardless of the joints I think the alt mode had a clever set of pegs for the wings that holds it together really solidly.
I've seen both the Doctor and Ransack and there was nothing wrong with them. So if the figure is OK (no broken legs, etc) they're a nice buy.
I think Scalpel is great. I have had no problems with the legs, and he is by far the one ROTF toy that I have transformed the most. Maybe I just got lucky. The only thing I don't really like is that he is just so big when displayed with everything else. Here's hoping for a Robot Heroes version for the display. But I find him fun, interestion, and unique.
I did this for Scalpel purchase attempt number three. I went over to the customer service desk after I paid for the figure and asked if I could open it there. The woman at the desk looked at me slightly oddly but nodded. I opened the blister carefully, lifted the figure out and four legs fell off as well as two pieces of broken joint socket. The customer service woman paused for a second and then said 'You knew that was going to happen, didn't you?', at which point another member of staff came around the desk and went 'Another one?' and showed me they already had two broken Scalpels returned.
I got refunded as they didn't have any more and I'd already got the other Scouts available on the shelf. I've given up on this figure now. It fails because the sockets are made of an unsuitable plastic and the way it's packed can put strain on the sockets. You can't even check through the bubble to see if anything is broken because of the card at the sides.
Anyway, try it if you want. Just be likely prepared to return it as soon as you open the bubble.
Also, haven't there been enough threads asking about this figure yet? As much as I love telling my faulty Scalpel stories over and over it's like no-one checks the Feedback or checks for threads about it before making a new one.
He is a really cool toy, but the broken ball sockets are what ruins him. 4 out of the 6 on mine were cracked right out of the box. I'm not even going to bother returning him since they didn't have any left. I highly recommend Ejector over Scalpel. The only problem with Ejector is the silver paint that wants to rub off.
Ejector is a winner. I gave mine a quick covering with clearcoat to protect from any possible paint scratching.
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