Dead Metal wrote:Oh and the author of the tfwiki article who put that there was me, after hearing all the complaints of SDCC and BotCon SG Prime, and well my own personal experience with SDCC Prime, which I had to take apart to cut off all the deformed plastic in the joints, well except for a few misalignments that are beyond my abilities. I put it under "seem to be on their way out" due to it being unconfirmed. That was one of the last edits I did on there before stopping with wiki work, I completely forgot about it to be honest.
Any chance that some of the products you have or that others have were just imperfect toys? If mine and others are OK, but yours and some other people's aren't, just seems like it's too few examples and that no assumptions should be made.
It's one thing to state your opinion, but it's another thing to make statements of fact out of assumptions.
I didn't post it as fact, I posted it as a possibility after people spouted it as fact, since there was a good chance that it was just a few bad ones.
Then Takara cancelled their Black Convoy due to issues with the toy, the people who managed to snag some of the test samples reported the same problems that people had with the botcon release, so we never got confirmation one way or the other.
So the option of, well it might be broken, but it might not sounded like a pretty good place for the figure.
Well, mine was loose, so the possibility of it being just a test shot or one that didn't pass the QC test exists, however the store I bought it from had a boxed set left which he offered to break up to replace mine, after I refused that he stated that he checked that one and it had a few (not all) of the problems that mine had (loose back-kibble, wonky head, loose shoulders and a warped air-vent).
There where loads of posts about SG Prime being bad, too many for me to believe that it was just a few. I mean it was an expensive short run exclusive, BotCon would have removed all the really bad ones and only supplied the best. They wouldn't knowingly sell a crappy figure if they could supply better samples. But seeing how there are so many complaints from people who own him and they all sound a hell of a lot like the complaints people had about the Classics Seeker mold and other toys suffering from mold degradation.