Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Dangard Ace, Jul 14, 2018.
Requesting pix w/ FP dinobots...
Didn't somebody do that a few pages back?
edit:My bad, it was Gigapower Dinos on page 111.
Dang it! I need my space chicken ! hahah i thought that getting that invoice a few days ago was a sign that it was coming very soon... guess I gotta wait more
Can't unsee knee high boots for legs.
Sexy chicken gotta strut.
actionrobo has their inventa's.
Good looking and really hefty but anyone facing floppy neck joints? I think he needs medication for this ‘erectile deficiency’.
okey so a few people now have mentioned having a loose neck, what type of joints are they ? Just hinges ?
Floppy neck joints? That's pretty disappointing, since the dude is like 50% neck... and it won't be an easy feat fixing & maintaining that long neck overtime.
Maybe I got a lemon. Anyway it looks like all hinges for both upwards and side to side. Too bad I can’t upload a video directly here.
Since no one has posted about floppy necks, it might not be such a common issue?
The neck joints use friction for tension, no ratchets there. The range of lateral movement is low and the lateral hinges are hidden inside the neck segments. The range of vertical movement is quite high and the vertical hinges are exposed between the neck segments. It should be easy to add floor polish to those joints if they lose tension over time. The neck segments are pinned together so it would be difficult to separate them, but the vertical joints also have screw covers which if removed would allow for increased tightening of the screw that controls the tension. The head is almost completely hollow and the neck itself is not too heavy, but if someone taps too hard on the head it can cause the joints to sag. A ratchet mechanism would have been too complex or taken up too much space inside the neck segments. Cog shaped hinges or toothed hinges would have been visible, ugly, and worn down over time anyway.
Floppy necks probably did not get enough tensioning during assembly. That is disappointing, but can be addressed. Our sample had too much tension on the joint that holds the mouth blaster. Had to remove some screw covers and loosen that joint to get it to work right.
Every batch of figures will have some defective samples, but this issue does not seem like a crushing design flaw.
cmon need this in stock at TCP so I can ship out my Roller Stash
I think there were 2 people who posted the same issue a couple of days ago.
Cool will try to pry open the covers to tighten up.
I do remember being very surprised there were no ratchets in the neck at all
I mentioned it before, I have no real issue with mine, so long as I don't try to pose it at an angle where the weight is just too much, but I do worry about the longevity of those joints (especially with no ratchets inside of them) years down the road
I just thought that more effort would be put into the neck for the price. For some reason, I thought that the neck would be made out of a bendable material. Or that a bendable wire would go through it, giving it added flexibility?
I don't know really, but that's why I'm also not a toy designer.
For the price tag of this figure...the neck better transform by itself!
By cell phone app too!
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