ROTF Sideways leg issue

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ROTF Sideways leg issue

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:01 pm

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I've noticed that my ROTF Sideways' legs are prone to popping off at the hip, especially the right one on mine (which in fact did not seem to want to pop all the way on!). It looks like the sockets are poorly shaped to actually fit around the balls. Am I alone in this issue?
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Re: ROTF Sideways leg issue

Postby Rogue-Primal » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:18 pm

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Seems to be a lesser known issue. Have you tried using any solutions to tighten the joint such as floor polish or trimming the ball down.
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Re: ROTF Sideways leg issue

Postby ZeldaTheSwordsman » Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:16 pm

Motto: "It's unnerving and insulting when people in a toy-based fandom, whatever it is, make statements to the effect that general consumers and fans of lesser financial means should be deprived entirely of the ability to partake of the primary market."
Weapon: Galaxial Rocket Launcher
Rogue-Primal wrote:Seems to be a lesser known issue. Have you tried using any solutions to tighten the joint such as floor polish or trimming the ball down.

Coating the ball for tightness actually made things worse; the right hip's socket is so apparently misshapen that it was refusing to actually pop onto the ball all the way. The only thing I tried that's helped at all was gouging out some of the bottom of the socket. After that it least pops on somewhat properly.
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Ultra-class Optimus Primal missiles, left back panel, mutant mask
Combiner Wars Dead End or Offroad HFG, Breakdown HFG
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Armada Optimus front left trailer strut, cheekguards
ROTF Jetfire "JTFR" Panels
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Re: ROTF Sideways leg issue

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:07 pm

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I don't think that ever was a widespread issue with Sideways, I have no problems with my Dead End retool. This could just be a one-off, misshapen ball joints can happen on any figure.
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Re: ROTF Sideways leg issue

Postby Rogue-Primal » Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:20 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I don't think that ever was a widespread issue with Sideways, I have no problems with my Dead End retool. This could just be a one-off, misshapen ball joints can happen on any figure.



Misshapen balljoint? I does rememind one of my balljoint Lego Bionicle figures had a dent in one of the ball pieces on one his limbs which meant one of his hands was unable to hold his weapons in certain poses. Lego always seemed to have issues with limegreen balljoint related plastic during 2002 till 2007 era.
2007 was really bad for them since a large batch of socket joints had been improperly cooled off meaning they were too brittle for disassembly. Two major figures that year were affected... Barraki Ehlek and Toa Hahli Mahri.
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Re: ROTF Sideways leg issue

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:22 pm

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Rogue-Primal wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I don't think that ever was a widespread issue with Sideways, I have no problems with my Dead End retool. This could just be a one-off, misshapen ball joints can happen on any figure.



Misshapen balljoint? I does rememind one of my balljoint Lego Bionicle figures had a dent in one of the ball pieces on one his limbs which meant one of his hands was unable to hold his weapons in certain poses. Lego always seemed to have issues with limegreen balljoint related plastic during 2002 till 2007 era.
2007 was really bad for them since a large batch of socket joints had been improperly cooled off meaning they were too brittle for disassembly. Two major figures that year were affected... Barraki Ehlek and Toa Hahli Mahri.


In my youth during vacation, I wanted to get a Mastermind game, but all of the ones that one store had had misshapen balls on the pins. Thankfully the store back home had a set that had them molded correctly, so yeah...
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