Will Generations Dirge suffer the same foot issue as Thrust?

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  1. FortressMaximus1976

    FortressMaximus1976 Well-Known Member

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    I was just wondering what others speculate on this..I'm hoping it was fixed, and the issue with Thrust was just a matter of not realizing the problem was there until it was too late, and many produced. My feeling is that Dirge has already been produced at the same time, so I'm feeling 50/50 that we may encounter the same problem.

    Opinions?
     
  2. itMFtis

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    What foot problem? I've got the Gen. Thrust and never noticed anything wrong, not that I was looking for it.
     
  3. jacranky

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    What foot issue? Maybe I missed the thread...
     
  4. FortressMaximus1976

    FortressMaximus1976 Well-Known Member

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    Too much plastic on one of the foots, on the two I have, its on the left foot, and you can see there was too much plastic there so it rubs, and you can see the scuffing and feel the tightness when you flip the foot out as a result. There as been threads on this before, its been a known issue with Thrust on this.
     
  5. Wollstone

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    The thing about QC issues is that they don't apply to every figure that is produced. You're just unlucky if you get one.
     
  6. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I own every release of the Seeker mold sans the BotCon ones (I'm pretty sure I do, anyway). I've never had a problem with any feet. Some of them were rather tight and stiff to fold down, but that's not much of a problem.

    I found more concern with the tail fin joints cracking, and neither Thrust or Dirge have to worry about those.
     
  7. perithimus

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    If you read the feedback thread there are reports on it. I myself have encountered 3 that have had the tight foot issue. Only way to fix it is the take the bottom of the leg apart and shave a little plastic off. Works good after that.
     
  8. Valkysas

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    My Thrust is perfect. Best version of the seeker mold that I own, including the original classics starscream.
     
  9. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    I just came back from the future and I'm happy to inform that he's alright.
     
  10. shogun221

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    Mine's a bit tight on the foot, but otherwise, the QC was quite excellent. There's so much inconsistency on the fit/tightness across the different Classics seeker figures(in contrast to Thrust, my Universe Starscream flops around like a fish out of water) that I don't see the point in hazarding a guess as to how Dirge will fare.
     
  11. havanowoncheese

    havanowoncheese Proud No Ma'amer!

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    That sounds like a QC issues my Thrust is perfect and shiny.
     
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    My White Universe Starscream is also very floppy and his guns are very loose in his arms
     
  13. Empir3

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    Yea i haven't seen any issues with my thrust in fact i remember being surprised at how nice and tight the mold wound up being after so many uses. I too have every version of the seekers put out in that mold
     
  14. Wyvern

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    Huh.. I never knew of this issue. How interesting. My Thrust is perfecto.
     
  15. wildfly

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    The right foot on my Thrust is a tight fit, almost to the point where it's obstructed.
     
  16. Wollstone

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    People are just never satisfied with their GUCH.
     
  17. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    This thread just screams 'I overpaid for Botcon or Henkei seekers so I'll discredit the Generations releases'.
     
  18. Chosen

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    Both feet on my Thrust fold out tightly, one a bit more than the other. Neither joint is so tight that it will stress, so I don't care. If I change my mind, a minute with a file and I'm good to go.

    Given the trend of molds becoming more loose over constant use and reuse, complaining when Hasbro takes care of it seems a bit... wrong. Now, Thrust's assflap did strike me as being very tight, but I'm sure he has his reasons.
     
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    I don't see how; if there is a problem with the Generations Thrust toy, people should know about it. Mine has a very small stress mark on the lower leg plastic, but it's a very small one.
     
  20. Wollstone

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    QC problem, and not even a widespread one.
     

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