Leaked Earthrise Dead Optimus

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Nyarlahotep, May 20, 2020.

  1. Robbot

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    He also has "The" wound on his left rib area (its just painted on though, not sculpted)
     
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  2. OptionZero

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    It's stunning to me how bad the molding/plastic on this is.

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    Even on the same figure . . .THE SAME FIGURE, it feels like there's two different types of plastics being used. The trailer has a much sturdier feeling plastic; the cab has many areas where the plastic feels gummy and soft.

    I hit a couple hinges with heat to try to get it to give a little; the fucked up door pictured above hadn't even been touched yet. Its damn untransformable

    Amazon return initiated

    i hope some KO company takes the mold, fixes it, uses better plastics, and gives us a corrected version of this damn thing
     
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  3. Bumblejazz

    Bumblejazz I exist

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    Got him yesterday. I like the colors a lot.
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    But I think I'm going to use this as Black Body Optimus.

    Black body - Transformers Wiki

    Just cuz I love the colors so much and want to use him as an alive character
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  4. Jeddostotle7

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    Got mine a few weeks ago, pretty happy with it in spite of the slightly wonky torso (I don't mind it much, since he's a battered dead body). I sharpied the middle pelvis rectangle and the codpiece to get them black as well, like they should be. Shown with the Nonnef upgrade kit:

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  5. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

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    Huh...guess I'm glad I waited on this guy.

    Sucks that that he has this issue, especially since it's only the second release of the mold.
     
  6. ziltama

    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

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    Yeah, it's unfortunate, but it's not a defect across the board, though. Ours doesn't have any issues.
     
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  7. Fc203

    Fc203 Hasbro shill

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    Rakzo Peruvian Transformers Fan

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    I see that Amazon still has this guy up for order, how prevalent is the crooked chest issue? I'm thinking about ordering a second to see if I get one that isn't messed up.
     
  10. Dark Starscream

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    Sweet photos! Where did you get that death bed??
     
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  11. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT

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    Of course there are different types of plastic used on the same figure, that's how action figures work. You cannot use same type of plastic for large flat areas, for transparent parts, for joints, for areas which are supposed to flex during the transformation... I am no materials expert, but I'd say Hasbro uses at least 2-3 types of plastic on every figure. LEGO uses at least 10 different types for plastic
     
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  12. Vector Oracle

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    I’ve noticed that some of the other recent Amazon exclusives have QC issues. Siege Slamdance’s feet have a tendency to shatter because of the thin red plastic on his ankles and the Seekers in the ER Ramjet/Dirge 2-pack have fragile feet that break at the slightest touch. It’s a shame because returning them and hoping the replacement will be better is a bit more of a gamble compared to physical retail.
     
  13. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002 TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is the first I'm hearing of the seekers having fragile feet
     
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  14. Grand Slam

    Grand Slam "The sounds of war are history speaking."

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    Sounds like the seekers need sneakers... Sneekers?
     
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  15. ziltama

    ziltama Lurks, mods, molds, and casts

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    The Coneheads don't have fragile feet issues. Paint may flake off, but that's about it. Slamdance did have a foot issue, though.
     
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  16. Fenrys

    Fenrys Formerly Tigatron2002 TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's what I thought, I've only heard about paint chipping with them really
     
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    Thanks! That medical bed came from the 3rd party Igear Computer Control Center playset.
     
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  18. Gumblor Gimbles

    Gumblor Gimbles Overjoyed at the prospect of buying a plastic rat

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    I’m a bit miffed that your post showing a horribly constructed figure had zero likes, whilst all the positive posts have a bunch of likes. Lads, even if your figure was good, doesn’t mean you should ignore posts about defects.
     
  19. Vector Oracle

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    I’m trying to remember where I heard it. I’ve dug up a few links of general QC defectiveness.
    https://www.reddit.com/r/transforme...t_got_my_dirge_and_ramjet_both_are_defective/
    Earthrise Prowl/Ironhide And Ramjet/Dirge Sets Revealed
    Earthrise Prowl/Ironhide And Ramjet/Dirge Sets Revealed
    If I find the feet issue, I’ll add it to this post. I think I saw someone complain about it with their set on this board.
     
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  20. Shattered Trousers

    Shattered Trousers That thing Ratchet needed.

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    I don't use any social media platforms, so I'm a little vague on the etiquette for "likes."

    Is it just an acknowledgment "I saw your post" or is it, as the name suggests "I like what you posted"?

    I don't feel right suggesting that I like it when somebody's toy breaks or that I like seeing your toy arrived defective. :confused: 

    ~L~
     
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