Exactly! My kids still use the original in the bath tub.. holds up like a champ. This is ridiculous!
Any more people want to question my decision to quit the line and sell all my figures?
These things self-destruct just standing on the shelf. The faster I get rid of them the better.
I've got a bad feeling about this...
"We are dedicated to making quality products" ??? I pulled out my UNO cards after not messing with them for a long time, and had to laugh when I turned the box over and saw this....
Where's that world class Mattel research now?
I'm sure this will be blamed on either the customer being too rough with Snouty, or like Goddess, be blamed on being weakened by a manufacturing process. After almost 70 years of making toys they still can't get certain things right.....vac metal anyone? or a flexible piece of foam plastic that won't break, funny some toys in the 80's played the hell out of by kids have outlasted some modern adult collector toys with supposedly far superior materials.
But I do see your larger point & agree that other more viable & durable options of execution should be explored going forward. The same could be said for Vac Metal as well.
Long Live MOTU!!!!:hmgrin:
Now & Forever!!!!:skgrin:
I respect your decision to quit the line, but regardless of the issues some of us still enjoy the line. No need to troll the forum for more people to follow you in your decision, we're all quite capable of making up our own minds.
has a known Matty Apologist (by the grace of Count Marzo), This is a REAL problem, I ran up stairs and checked mine, its all good, but he is not holding up his trunk anymore.
Even from the beginning i questioned the use of the trunk material.
So Im guessing, everyone handle with care.
But would like to add, this is still not enough to quit this wonderful toy line.
Thanks for the warning!
Oh wait, no it's his opinion, and he is entitled to it. And his point is no less valid than anyone seemingly happy to keep accepting Mattels constant screw-ups. Doesn't stop all you guys from coming in every seemingly negative thread and waving the Mattel banner at all those who are genuinely aggravated, and upset, making it seem that all those doing so are wrong and Mattel is God, no matter how many times you guys use the same point over and over, thread after thread. So how is that different than his comment in this thread?
I myself no matter the reason behind this happening is totally uncalled for in a modern toy line, no matter how it's intended to be displayed, shouldn't do this at all.
Long Live MOTU!!!!:hmgrin:
Now & Forever!!!!:skgrin:
good thing i have a few Snout Spout heads to keep for this very issue.
I don't think the figures are self destructing standing on the shelf lol. Slight exaggeration. Not that i'm defending this as it's bad how easily his trunk splits. I noticed stress marks in mine after posing it a bit after first getting it so have left it hanging down since then to avoid it splitting. Shame they didn't used the rubber they used on King Hiss for his trunk.
I had wished Whiplash had a more posable tail but it's probably a good job he didn;t if it would have been the same as Snout Spouts trunk.
This is very unfortunate.i hope this is not a widespread issue.
So,1 figure out of 10,000 breaks and this is the reason to yet again blame Mattel and Scott for everything including the end of the line.
It's the end of the line!!!!!!!!!!
Same kinda goes for Whiplash's tail. Before he was made I had assumed they would do similar points of articulation, as you described. But we got a big 'ol useless chunk. Then, somehow, they decided that foam was a good way to go in terms of a bendy item. Granted, I don't know how many of these are gona rip like this, but it's still something I'm sure most of us thought when we first got it in hand. You collect any amount of toys and you tend to see what's gona work and what isn't.
Oh well, I guess. Still mostly good choices overall. I disagree with so little, but when I do, it seems like something that would have been obvious. You've got so much useful articulation in these figures...why cut things out or try something like foam on something that will be bent often?
I support the line, I love the line, but I don't support those who make it seem just because they supposedly don't have issues, others are exaggerating, or outright lying, just to make Mattel look bad, or Scott....But I guess it's easy to attack someone who feels disappointed in the line.
I figured this would be a problem if one left his trunk in such a position for an extended period of time due to tiny stress marks on it. It does suck because that is a good pose for him from the vintage commercial, but I'd just superglue that up just like my parents did for me when I had similar mishaps as a kid in the 80s. Almost good as new quick fix with a little glue!
It's a shame that someone's Snout Spout's trunk split after being left in that position, but it's also not really another MAJOR reason to grab the pitchforks and torches is it and make a thread full of "end of the line" Mattel bashing comments is it? :rolleyes: