Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

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Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby Mykltron » Sat Jun 16, 2012 4:42 am

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I just received set C and when I looked at the replacement part for notLong Haul I thought I'd better post a warning. I haven't seen Duckett's latest review as I wanted to make my own discoveries about these two figures so I don't know if he mentions this.

The original front part of notLong Haul has two bulges that force the hinge into breakage. The replacement part has one bulge per side. Whilst this is an improvement I don't think it's enough and I fear this will break after a few transformations. I pushed it about half way and it felt so stiff that I'm going to shave the bulge off before using this part. I can assure you that the bulge isn't necessary to hold the two positions.

Best of luck with this guys!
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby TwinStar » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:39 pm

I thought the same thing when I looked at mine. I just finished shaving the bulge from the original part and it works fine. The only other difference I noticed in the replacement part is that they reinforced the middle part where the pin goes into. It's still may not be enough to prevent any plastic breakage so folks should take care when folding the waist parts in.
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby daimchoc » Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:41 pm

I've replaced mine with the fixed version with one "bulge" as per the OP. No issues.
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby Mykltron » Sat Jun 16, 2012 6:34 pm

Motto: "If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.

Weapon: tea cup."
daimchoc wrote:I've replaced mine with the fixed version with one "bulge" as per the OP. No issues.


I hope that continues to be the case, I just worry that it will break in time.
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby NTESHFT » Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:05 pm

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Transformed mine quite a few times this week.......no issues yet, but it's kool to have the replacement parts..........just to be safe.
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby Blackstreak » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:24 am

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I never received replacement parts for not-Long Haul in my second issue/re-stock Neckbreaker. Right now though, I'm more concerned w/ my not-Mixmaster's barrel not fitting in the rear-end harness. Is this a problem exclusive to the second run of Madblender/not-Mixmaster?
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby daimchoc » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:33 am

Blackstreak wrote:I never received replacement parts for not-Long Haul in my second issue/re-stock Neckbreaker. Right now though, I'm more concerned w/ my not-Mixmaster's barrel not fitting in the rear-end harness. Is this a problem exclusive to the second run of Madblender/not-Mixmaster?



This is for Maketoy's Giant - Set C. You're referring to TFC's.
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby necr0blivion » Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:02 pm

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Blackstreak wrote:I never received replacement parts for not-Long Haul in my second issue/re-stock Neckbreaker. Right now though, I'm more concerned w/ my not-Mixmaster's barrel not fitting in the rear-end harness. Is this a problem exclusive to the second run of Madblender/not-Mixmaster?


In Devastator mode, my Madblender is having the same issues. I have the first release of it. I believe it has to do with the 180 degree turning of the joint towards the front of MB when going from vehicle to leg modes and vice versa. The rear-end harness will sit over the connector while in leg mode, but doesn't sit as flush as when the front joint is flipped over. Not too big of an issue to me.
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby Blackstreak » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:13 pm

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daimchoc wrote:
Blackstreak wrote:I never received replacement parts for not-Long Haul in my second issue/re-stock Neckbreaker. Right now though, I'm more concerned w/ my not-Mixmaster's barrel not fitting in the rear-end harness. Is this a problem exclusive to the second run of Madblender/not-Mixmaster?



This is for Maketoy's Giant - Set C. You're referring to TFC's.


Yes I am. My apologies. I did not realize this was for Giant.

necr0blivion wrote:In Devastator mode, my Madblender is having the same issues. I have the first release of it. I believe it has to do with the 180 degree turning of the joint towards the front of MB when going from vehicle to leg modes and vice versa. The rear-end harness will sit over the connector while in leg mode, but doesn't sit as flush as when the front joint is flipped over. Not too big of an issue to me.


My barrel has that issue no matter which way it is turned. Perhaps I should start a new topic on this since it's the wrong combiner set topic?
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Re: Giant Warning Number 2: replacement parts

Postby Mykltron » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:49 am

Motto: "If I win again I'm still the champion. If you win HAH! that's just impossible.

Weapon: tea cup."
Blackstreak wrote:Perhaps I should start a new topic on this since it's the wrong combiner set topic?


Yes you should, because people that have Herc but don't have Giant probably won't look here [cos they read the title! :lol: ) and won't know that you need help.
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