now THIS is unexpected
Great find Skeletortilla!
I discovered a surprise.
The backwards shoulders are MARKED incorrectly with an L and an R on the sides they were assembled on.
The actual right shoulder has an L on it and vice versa.
So, the workers actually assembled it properly. The error was in the tooling.
HERE YOU CAN SEE THE SHOULDERS HAVE BEEN CORRECTED WITH THE CIRCUIT NOW FACING FRONT.
THIS PHOTO SHOWS THAT THE ACTUAL LEFT SHOULDER IS MARKED WITH AN "R" CIRCLED IN RED.
LIKEWISE THE ACTUAL RIGHT SHOULDER IS MARKED WITH AN "L" CIRCLED IN RED.
Last edited by Skeletortilla; October 20, 2010 at 01:56pm.
Do you have pics?
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Pics are now in the first post...
But is it supposed to be "our" right and left while looking at him, or "his" right and left?
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Now THAT'S quality! I'm debating if I want to spend half an hour on the phone with some guy in India trying to get a replacement.
I love me some detective work! You guys are awesome. I feel like I'm watching "CSI: Special MOTU Defects Unit". Too bad about the cracked torso though. That's not cool.
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Thanks for taking your figure apart and posting these pics Skeletortilla. Hopefully this will help Toyguru's team identify the problem and correct these mistakes on the reissue.
I love that...but it's true...the people here on the board are really great...much better than the people over at Matty...that's for sure!
Since I do not have a 2010 sub but had 2009 and have 2011 I check a trillion times on the boards before purchasing my two figs of each character...due to the reports here I skipped Roboto although I was REALLY looking forward to him.
So the first suspect were our fellow men over in China BUR NOW I see that the suspect is working over at Mattel...damn who the hell messed that up? More evidences...were are getting closer to close the case and capture the delinquent!
That is bad for the reissue, now they have to tell them to put the left one right and the right one left...what they did on the first issue but on the second one they have to do it the other way...so the wrong way will make it right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...Now I do not expect anything good from the reissue cos that would make me confused as a factory worker as well if I am not too deep into MOTUC as some folks are here...
...can't Mattel offer a job to one of the .org detectives?
Thanx for taking the fig apart...would not dare that, but great some are brave enough!
Do you mind posting more pics all the way around the shoulder in order to help us (fixing contemplators) "visualize" the repair?
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Wait, the "L" is on shoulder is on his right side and the "R" is on his left side. Shouldn't it be the other way around, with the L and R matching the figures right and left arms?
It still seems like the factory screwed up to me.
It probably would have been more effective to stamp an arrow pointing to which way it faces the front, rather than the more ambiguous "L" and "R."
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now how do you switch the shoulders?
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I took apart my roboto just a half hour ago. All I had to do was remove the head and gently pry him apart with a small flathead screwdriver starting at the neck and shoulders. He popped right open. There are small pegs that hold him together. I swapped the shoulders and resealed him all within 5 minutes. No drill required! Just a dab of super glue at the small pegs near the shoulders. Super easy!! You can't even tell he was opened!