worst quality control problem

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  1. LordShockwave

    LordShockwave Harold of Power.

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    post your absolute worst quality control problem

    mine worst ones have to be when i got universe blaster his friction clip thing that held his cockpit on his arm was warped so the cockpit WOULD NOT stay on. :( 
    also my HFTD terradives WHOLE upper left leg was bent. like when the plastic was coolio when he was made it got bumped or something. won't stand rght at all.
     
  2. grimlock_king25

    grimlock_king25 Hail to the king, baby

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    on my HFTD Seaspray the pin hole on one of the fans was put in too low making it a little more higher than the other and a little less moveable. Yeah it's not that bad and not really that noticable but that is the worst that I have got.
     
  3. Nevermore

    Nevermore It's self-perpetuating a parahumanoidarianised!

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    The first HFTD Breacher I got had this screwhole.
     

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    In the realm of "most expensive flaws", my DMK Bumblebee had doubles of one sprue, instead of one, and another. My MP-10 had two right antennae and a scratch on his faceplate.

    In both cases, luckily I had ordered from BBTS, so they gave me replacement parts hassle free.

    Beyond that, Generations Wheeljack was missing his shoulder cannon and I had a Cybertron Downshift with two left thighs.

    Beyond that, nothing I can speak of.
     
  5. Auto Morph

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    Worst case I ever had out of the 500+ figures I have ever owned is my Animated purple Shockwave was missing a finger out of the box. That's all I got. Guess I have been incredibly lucky.
     
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    Heavy Labor's hip gear problem. Totally unacceptable on such an expensive figure.
     
  7. mx-01 archon

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    Design issue, not a QC problem.
     
  8. FakeEyes22

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    Leader Sentinel had to be exchanged since one of the shoulder clips was deformed in a way that the arm didn't stay put. Very tiny defect that affected the whole toy.

    TRU Masterpiece Rodimus having an ankle already broken in the box followed by the other ankle joint and the shoulder joint both crumbling to pieces. The second one I got his fine, but the first was the about the worst QC problem I've experienced not only with TFs, but with any type of product ever.

    2004 Predaking reissue. Divebomb's got 2 left hands.
     
  9. TheDemonDzko

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    RTS Wreckgar having mild GPS in his leg...
     
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    That has to be my MP Rodimus 1st version
     
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    Heavy Labor = POS
     
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    Fansproject Warbot Defender. Such a good engineering but so many design flaws/QC issues. The knees on mine are floppy to the point where he can barely even do any poses other than standing and kneeling. His arms and shoulders are extremely loose. The pin that holds his chest together is loose and slides out of place every time I transform him. Also the die-cast sucks, I hate it.

    I'm actually looking for Botcon Springer now because my Warbot turned out so horrible and I don't want to bother risking buying another one. I'll just display him some place else in helicopter mode or something.

    Also my Unicron Kranix has a broken minicon port, as well as overly tight feet and loose shoulders.
     
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    Rotf scalpel. All of the legs were broke.

    Rts rodimus. Arm so loose gravity makes it pop off the socket.

    Cyberverse roadbuster. Droopy chainsaw and some one hair was fused with the plastic. Pulled the hair out.
     
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    I forgot to mention those irritating Heroes of Cybertron PVC figures!

    I gave up after one case of the Takara releases since blind boxed figures reach a new level of disappointment when the Build-a-Figure parts are rare chase items and half the figures you get are the clear versions that nobody wants.

    The U.S. versions didn't have any of those problems, so I guess they replaced them with aggravating double-parts. I got a couple hands or legs with the figures, but the most frustrating is a Fort Max BAF right leg with a left thigh. None of these could be exchanged since they were really tough to find around here.
     
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    My Prime BB had a misfired pin and half of the back windshield doesn't want to fold down all the way, so his knee joint is useless. Worst QC I've had.
     
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    The shoulder socket on my Fun Pub Punch/Counterpunch wasn't molded correctly.
     
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    I bought an Animated Waspinator missing his mandibles/chin piece. I also wound up with an Animated Soundwave with two of the same ankle. My Prime Bumblebee has an off-center pin that locked a shoulder hinge, but I fixed that by shaving off a little plastic.

    Compared to Hasbro's Marvel Universe QC issues, I'm not sure we should be complaining. The past couple of months I had an Iron Man's head twist off instead of turning, a left-handed Wolverine, and lots of bad paint.
     
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    my animated shockwave had two left hands
     
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    ROTF Scalpel. None of his legs would stay attached.
     
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    Most soul destroying was my first MP Rodimus. All fine, great paint, then go to transform him...oh! knee ratchet falls apart. Looks like it was missing a chunk of the lower ratcheting segment before it went in the goddamn box. Almost didn't pick up a second, glad I did!

    That's the only QC issue I've ever had with any of my collection, but such an unacceptable one. Masterpiece figures should be far higher quality than that.
     

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