So I was switching out weapons on my Draego man yesterday, and I noticed the paint from the sword hilt had adhered to the inside of his hand.
I think it's because of the paint on the PVC clear plastic coupled with the PVC hands. Now I have a V shaped scratch on my Draego man sword.
Has this happened to anyone else?
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Well considering the color scheme, you may have a 'Happy Accident'! It could seen as a good or bad thing on your standpoint.
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I just got a figure with backwards/reversed legs. I've not come across this before?
I know it happened with original He-Man shoulders, Roboto shoulders, and Swift Wind legs etc
Is blow-drying or boiling the cure for this?
I will assume so and give it a bash...
Stratos thrashed Thrashor.
Popped that bad-boy into a boiling bowl of water for a quick dip in the hot-tub! Pulled his legs, which popped off with ease, did the switch, cooled him off and good as can be! I'd not tried it before and could only find one video on YouTube for fixing the shoulders on Roboto, but it was an easy fix!
Just got my Ram Man in today and the chest armor was glued off-center.
It's much more distracting than the photo shows (and moreso with the helmeted head on), so I'd really like to fix it.
Ouch. That sucks Sizz-Lor.
Just recently aquired a ToD Sorceress off eBay and after I opened her, I noticed something odd. Her left forarm is put on backwards. I have all the parts right but it was just backwards. Have to fix it laters. At first I assumed I got another of those figures with two of the same parts. But this one is at least fixable!
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You could probably get a plastic rod the same diameter as the inside of the stand shaft and glue it inside, but you'd need to heat the figure up some, and get the piece out first.
Actually heating up the armor to soften the glue and taking it off would fix it, just re-glue it back to the proper position.
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Eternian Palace Guards - Back Armour Stress Marks
Got some recently, and when I popped the halberds into the weapon holders on the back of their armour, I noticed it caused stress marks on the plastic as its a hard plastic with little flex in it. It's ruined both of the guards back armour totally!
I'm really unimpressed.
There is a tiny bit of paint defect on right shoulder. Looks like the silver paint touched something while still wet. Other than that mine's flawless.
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I know these figures are much more complex than the original vintage figures, but it's disheartening that the vintage figures seem to exhibit far fewer factory defects than the classics line.
I am a MOC collector, mainly because I have absolutely no place in my house to display my toys right now. So my MOTUC collection is all boxed up in the basement. Today I decided to get one of the boxes down just to look at the figures. To my surprise, I noticed that Webstor's arms, legs and insect attachments on the back were a different color than his head and body. Those parts are all slightly lighter, and they look like there is some kind of greyish dust or something on them.
Unfortunately I didn't snap any photos, maybe I still will. But has anyone seen or heard of this with any MOTUC figures? By the way, all of the other figures in the same box were fine, none of the same discoloration. Also, my basement is cool/cold and dry.
So looking into this a bit more, I came across this on Poe Ghostal's site. Could be what's happening to my Webstor. If so I'm really bummed out and concerned. Any suggestions out there?
i had a triklops moc i bought off of ebay recently that when i opened had this weird slimy fuzzy film that gave off the effect of a lighter coloration on the arms (where it was the worst). i wiped it off with soap and water. still grosses me out.
anyway i try to open up all my figs now which i did anyway except i saved a few moc because (as poe wrote in another post i think) it's the acid in the packaging/containers that causes the weird reactions. so i open and store everything in container store acid free medium sized document cases.
i replaced everything with acid free baggies and acid free containers. but in the case of something moc which has no sun exposure in a cool area it might just be a factory oil applied on the joints that just got applied too liberally im thinking
Just opened my King He-Man, and the crown (and top of his head) are off center. It's not serious enough for me to try to send back the figure or anything (and who knows what I'd get in return!?) but it does speak of a carelessness that does need to be dealt with. I noticed on this thread someone reporting a similar issue with Ram Man's armor.
Come on, Mattel! These are NOT inexpensive figures and unlike shopping in the stores, we're buying SIGHT UNSEEN! Get it together, please!