Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Daimao, Mar 3, 2021.
Same. Should finally be here Wednesday.
Mine was supposed to be here Saturday.
Is there a consensus on what is causing the trailer to *not* stay together? Right out of the box, mine simply won't close entirely
The way its tied down in the box + heat of being stored in transit
For mine the Cannon has to be pegged in exactly right front and back for it to close, but it will with a little practice. Without the cannon I can slide a deluxe carbot in there no problem. Are you having trouble with the cannon?
Even without the cannon, the trailer will stay closed, no matter what I do. With the cannon, the trailer won't even fully close in the first place, let along hold together. Unfortunately, Rodimus himself has a few popping parts that don't want to peg together so I'm thinking they used crappy plastic throughout or my whole figure got SQUOZE somewhere.
Got mine yesterday and it seems random on if it stays closed with the cannon inside or not. Though most of the time the answer is no so that's been fun.
anyone else have these stress marks?
Yes, my copy has those same stress marks and I've only transformed him one. I'm really disappointed by Rodimus so far. Despite the cool engineering, there are too many problems (and potential bigger problems down the line) for me to feel satisfied, especially at this price point. Commander Jetfire didn't have any of these issues for the same money and a more cohesive package.
I still think he's a great figure, it's just that I'm scared to keep him in robot mode.
Yeah, I think mine had them tight out of the box.
Yep, same exact spot and I've transformed him twice.
Are those marks from colliding with the dark grey piece? (still don't have mine)
I had them on mine after the first transformation. Haven’t gotten any worse. I’m not concerned that they will break. For all I know it happened when it was assembled.
No stress marks on mine but full disclosure, I don't lock mine in on his back. I like that whole part to sit higher on his back so I don't tab it into the windshield to stress the connector.
Oh wow, I honestly would've missed those marks if y'all didn't bring it up.
I ended up removing a little plastic tab that was pushing the backpack against the hinge, and shaving off some plastic on the hinge to make some clearance. Hopefully the stress marks don't get worse, cuz I really like the figure. There is an upgrade kit on ebay that extends the part that clips onto the windshield it's $17 for a small piece and the shipping takes forever. Rather wait for someone in the US to make a kit.
I'm pretty sure it is because there's a small tab on the inside of the backpack that juts out and pushes up against the hinge. I'm pretty sure it's a useless tab too, because it has no use in keeping the vehicle mode together. That or there's just not enough clearance.
Yeah Rodimus is scary, I don't feel he will hold up over time.
And the trailer not tabbing together properly is such a downer.
I had that. Just apply some heat from a hair dryer on high for a couple of minutes and those stress marks will disappear. Make sure not to heat up the other parts or they'll start to slightly melt or deform. I suggest you cover the other areas with some foil to keep them from getting direct heat.
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