Walmart Hardhead MISB, with half-working lights and not-working sound. Advice?

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  1. Hyre

    Hyre Well-Known Member

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    So, I went to Ross today, and what should I find but a perfect condition Universe Hardhead for 15 bucks. However, much to my chagrin, something is...off about my friend. He's a little different than my original Universe Hardhead(who is augmented by Headrobot's Hothead), and while I'm considering using this Hardhead for the new version of Duro-5 or selling him off, his electronics have me worried.

    The problems:
    Only the LEDs in the siren bar appear to be lighting
    They don't flicker
    There is no sound
    The LEDs appear to be more orange in color than my original one.

    The box is perfect, and looks just like I remember it to be, plus I've seen a Walmart Powerglide in another Ross that was working fine. Is this just worn batteries, or did I pick up a factory reject? And if so, should I return it or what?
     
  2. Alejandro27

    Alejandro27 Well-Known Member

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    Don't return it, they might just be damaged. People are going to great lengths to find this guy, with working electronics or not.
     
  3. canonball

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    Try new batteries. You have nothing to lose, right? If that doesn't fix the problem, then toss him up on your trade/sale thread. Plenty of people are going to great lengths to find one, so I'm sure faulty electronics won't be a deal breaker.
     
  4. Ecmagee1984

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    Sell it to me, I dont care about the lights and sounds pretty please :) 
     
  5. Valkysas

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    the sounds are stupid and annoying anyways. I figure you got lucky.
     
  6. Hyre

    Hyre Well-Known Member

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    So far the consensus appears to be "sell it anyways", but I'd like to know if anyone else out there's had this problem with theirs.
     
  7. syStigmatic

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    thats funny, lights and sounds are two things that defer me from a lot of TFs
     
  8. canonball

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    Not with Hardhead, but I had this problem with my Skyfall. I just took the batteries out and tossed 'em.
     
  9. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    sell it for $30 to someone who doesn't care about lights and sounds :) 

    since you already have 1 hardhead you can put that new kit on rotation to change up your display every once in awhile
     
  10. Alejandro27

    Alejandro27 Well-Known Member

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    Just got my hardhead I won on ebay for 50 bucks, and hooray the lights and sounds don't work. Thank god!
     
  11. robowarrior

    robowarrior Arcee's BF

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    you should feel lucky that you have him. So of us are searching very hard to get him at a decent price. Screw them lights!! I want the figure period!!
     
  12. Nefud

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    If this is really bugging you, I'll swap with you as long as you pay shipping. I yanked the batteries out in the first 2 minutes.
     
  13. Cybermnky

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    Like the people are saying - at least you could find him. Hell, at least you were ABLE to get him. We never even had that chance...
     
  14. kaos

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    i paid over 50 for mine..id kill to have gotten him (lights workin or not) for $15
     
  15. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    A parcel (containing Hardhead) arrived & I tested the electronics on him. Thank God its working! :bowdown: 

    So its well worth the $$$ I paid. :D 
     
  16. Deceptichage

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    I bought one at Marshalls and the electronics did not work. Swapped out the batteries and still no work. Not really a deal-breaker for me as I remove the batteries anyway.
     
  17. Hoskimus Prime

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    Same. Except mine was from TJ Maxx.

    I was a little cheesed off when I replaced the batteries and it still didn't work, but I definitely don't feel like I wasted that $16.99.
     
  18. Nefud

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    Again if this is driving anyone crazy, I'll swap my working one for a non-working one.
     

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