Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance

Transformers News: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance

Friday, August 16th, 2019 10:18AM CDT

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While it's exciting that both Amazon exclusive Siege sets are shipping and arriving to American consumers, several fans are now reporting a very specific breakage issue for Deluxe Class Slamdance, which comes in the pack officially titled Transformers Generations War for Cybertron Deluxe WFC-S26 Autobot Alphastrike Counterforce 3 Pack - Final Strike Figure Series: Part 1. Slamdance is also packaged with Deluxe Class G2 clone Sideswipe and Battle Masters Trenchfoot.

The breakage with Slamdance is on his left ankle, which you can see in the images below. This problem has been reported several times to the Seibertron.com news staff as well as several Transformers fans on Twitter. Apparently the breakage is caused because the feet are very tight and it's the same plastic material on those parts as Flywheels which are susceptible to stress from the get-go. The figure needs to be handled carefully to avoid the breakage, though it is not clear at this time if even that will prevent breakage.

Here are a handful of twitter posts showing the defect and more reports are coming in as people get them:

https://twitter.com/N0tsofriendly/status/1162089529328701440?s=19
https://twitter.com/UnderscoreZeus/status/1162116742727868417/photo/1
https://twitter.com/KPAutobotX/status/1162140505616068612

Good luck to all of you with your Slamdance! Please let us know if you experience any problems with your Slamdance figure so that we can continue to share this information with other Seibertronians.

Transformers News: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance

Transformers News: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance

Transformers News: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance
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Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034755)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:25am CDT
Next stage of Siege's battle damage gimmick: Broken toys!
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034756)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:26am CDT
william-james88 wrote:We have some bad news.
The breakage in on the ankle, specifically the left ankle, as you will see in images below. The feet are very tight and it's the same plastic material on those parts as Flywheels which was susceptible to stress from the get-go. Gotta handle it really gingerly.

Good luck to all of you!

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Well crap, I'm going to be opening him tonight, good to know to be careful. Are there actually 2 breakage points? The first and last photo show the ankle breaking, but the middle photo looks like the knee might be suspect as well.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034757)
Posted by o.supreme on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:30am CDT
I have 2 thoughts....

1. I'm seeing this more and more on the *second use* of any particular figure type, I wonder what the reason is? Definitely causes concern for pretty much all the 35th anniversary packaged figures, Ratchet etc...

Has anyone who purchased Red Alert yet had similar issues?

2. I'm glad they delayed Omega Supreme. I know he is a brand new toy, but taking extra time to QC everything is worth it IMHO.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034758)
Posted by wolverinetodd on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:36am CDT
The question to ask is "What is Hasbro doing to rectify this to customers' satisfaction?" This is a rather expensive exclusive set for one of the figures to be defective and end up broken after a couple of transformations. It's not like one can take the defective figure back to the retail store and exchange it for another figure. Will Hasbro send out replacement parts? Will Hasbro do partial refunds?
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034759)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:41am CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:The question to ask is "What is Hasbro doing to rectify this to customers' satisfaction?" This is a rather expensive exclusive set for one of the figures to be defective and end up broken after a couple of transformations. It's not like one can take the defective figure back to the retail store and exchange it for another figure. Will Hasbro send out replacement parts? Will Hasbro do partial refunds?


No and no to your questions. I don't ever recall a case before where replacement parts were sent out, it is usually a replacement or a refund. And since this was an Amazon exclusive, Amazon will offer replacement or refund and then work it out directly with Hasbro.

I'll be opening mine right when I get home from work today to see if I ended up with a bad one, and if so, package it right back up for Amazon.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034760)
Posted by joevill on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:45am CDT
Nooooooooooooo! Mine arrives Monday
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034761)
Posted by william-james88 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:49am CDT
wolverinetodd wrote:The question to ask is "What is Hasbro doing to rectify this to customers' satisfaction?" This is a rather expensive exclusive set for one of the figures to be defective and end up broken after a couple of transformations. It's not like one can take the defective figure back to the retail store and exchange it for another figure. Will Hasbro send out replacement parts? Will Hasbro do partial refunds?


Hasbro will send you an item of equal value but you have to send them every component of this set first.
You are better off to just return to Amazon for refund.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034762)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:50am CDT
o.supreme wrote:I have 2 thoughts....

1. I'm seeing this more and more on the *second use* of any particular figure type, I wonder what the reason is? Definitely causes concern for pretty much all the 35th anniversary packaged figures, Ratchet etc...

Has anyone who purchased Red Alert yet had similar issues?

2. I'm glad they delayed Omega Supreme. I know he is a brand new toy, but taking extra time to QC everything is worth it IMHO.


It doesn't seem to be happening with the Seekers. And there's 7 uses of that one. Skytread had issues with his ankles on some of the figures too. It sounds like it's a problem with this specific mold, not a line wide issue.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034763)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:54am CDT
o.supreme wrote:1. I'm seeing this more and more on the *second use* of any particular figure type, I wonder what the reason is? Definitely causes concern for pretty much all the 35th anniversary packaged figures, Ratchet etc...

Has anyone who purchased Red Alert yet had similar issues?


Do you have any specific examples? The only recent one that comes to mind for me is Red Swoop.

Red Alert is just as solid, if not more than Sideswipe for me. All the Siege seekers after Starscream have been better than Starscream. Ricochet and Combat Hero Megs were equal to Jazz and reg Megs for me.

The Skytread mold already had issues right from the start, so I wonder if they actually adjusted the mold to fix one issue and instead caused another one. Or it could be nothing to do with the molds themselves and rather be an issue with the plastic material used.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034764)
Posted by Ultra Markus on August 16th, 2019 @ 10:55am CDT
Better keep some plastic bonder ready
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034769)
Posted by Stargrave on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:30am CDT
They’re just taking the battle damage aesthetic to the next level, jeepers. I know Slamdance ‘shoots himself in the foot’ sometimes but this is ridiculous.

My Red Alert is a tad just a smidge looser in the legs but honestly pretty solid.

I know what you mean about that curse of the second use of the mold but with him it’s not so much the case. Thundercracker will be my second Seeker so I’m really curious to see how it holds up. I love Starscream I’m feeling I won’t be disappointed everyone’s loving the Seekers for the same reasons I am.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034770)
Posted by william-james88 on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:32am CDT
I dont think its a second mold use curse, I havent seen that trend. Skythread was the siege deluxe suffering from the most QC issues from the get go, so its no suprise that of all the redecos, its this one that also has issues.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034773)
Posted by Stargrave on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:39am CDT
william-james88 wrote:I dont think its a second mold use curse, I havent seen that trend. Skythread was the siege deluxe suffering from the most QC issues from the get go, so its no suprise that of all the redecos, its this one that also has issues.


I had to shave down his heel pegs just to get that tank mode to work and it’s still a little eh, you know? He’s otherwise a win though I love how chunky he is and the jet mode is way cool. I reversed his wings and place the long barrel on his back to give him a junior Blitzwing vibe.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034775)
Posted by Randomhero on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:42am CDT
william-james88 wrote:I dont think its a second mold use curse, I havent seen that trend. Skythread was the siege deluxe suffering from the most QC issues from the get go, so its no suprise that of all the redecos, its this one that also has issues.


Exactly. It’s not mold degradation. It’s privet just a bad batch of red plastic and that spot where it’s breaking is just a really weak spot.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034776)
Posted by o.supreme on August 16th, 2019 @ 11:45am CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
Do you have any specific examples? The only recent one that comes to mind for me is Red Swoop.


I don't like to dredge up old beefs but since you asked...yeah my Red Swoop and Ricochet were pretty much garbage. But this seems to be less frequent than some others (though I know for certain I was not the only one who had issues with these). Glad to know Red Alert is good, also Combat Hero Megs, since that was a selects release and I had my concerns.

Although I wont be getting Bluestreak or Selects Smokescreen, it will be interesting to see what the overall QC of these is. I'm not saying its a *second mold curse* just an observation. being in QC/Auditing is what I'm all about ;) . Something happens twice, it's a red flag, 3 or more times, and it's a trend that needs to be corrected.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034781)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on August 16th, 2019 @ 12:28pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:They’re just taking the battle damage aesthetic to the next level, jeepers. I know Slamdance ‘shoots himself in the foot’ sometimes but this is ridiculous.

My Red Alert is a tad just a smidge looser in the legs but honestly pretty solid.

I know what you mean about that curse of the second use of the mold but with him it’s not so much the case. Thundercracker will be my second Seeker so I’m really curious to see how it holds up. I love Starscream I’m feeling I won’t be disappointed everyone’s loving the Seekers for the same reasons I am.


I just got Thundercracker yesterday. He's great! The chest panel shows no signs of falling off. I don't have any issues with the figure. At least nothing that can't be fixed with a quarter turn of a screw driver. Slightly loose elbow on one side. No biggie.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034782)
Posted by sol magnus on August 16th, 2019 @ 12:31pm CDT
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:
Stargrave wrote:They’re just taking the battle damage aesthetic to the next level, jeepers. I know Slamdance ‘shoots himself in the foot’ sometimes but this is ridiculous.

My Red Alert is a tad just a smidge looser in the legs but honestly pretty solid.

I know what you mean about that curse of the second use of the mold but with him it’s not so much the case. Thundercracker will be my second Seeker so I’m really curious to see how it holds up. I love Starscream I’m feeling I won’t be disappointed everyone’s loving the Seekers for the same reasons I am.


I just got Thundercracker yesterday. He's great! The chest panel shows no signs of falling off. I don't have any issues with the figure. At least nothing that can't be fixed with a quarter turn of a screw driver. Slightly loose elbow on one side. No biggie.


Did you order him from Pulse? Amazon?
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034784)
Posted by Vic Zanzibar on August 16th, 2019 @ 12:32pm CDT
I just won’t transform my Slammy. If I ever feel the need to transform a figure into stumpy and dorky looking plane and tank modes, I’ll just use Skytread.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034786)
Posted by RodimusConvoy13 on August 16th, 2019 @ 12:38pm CDT
sol magnus wrote:
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:
Stargrave wrote:They’re just taking the battle damage aesthetic to the next level, jeepers. I know Slamdance ‘shoots himself in the foot’ sometimes but this is ridiculous.

My Red Alert is a tad just a smidge looser in the legs but honestly pretty solid.

I know what you mean about that curse of the second use of the mold but with him it’s not so much the case. Thundercracker will be my second Seeker so I’m really curious to see how it holds up. I love Starscream I’m feeling I won’t be disappointed everyone’s loving the Seekers for the same reasons I am.


I just got Thundercracker yesterday. He's great! The chest panel shows no signs of falling off. I don't have any issues with the figure. At least nothing that can't be fixed with a quarter turn of a screw driver. Slightly loose elbow on one side. No biggie.


Did you order him from Pulse? Amazon?


Amazon. I got lucky. I saw he was in stock, but by the time I went to order him, it said August 31st before he'd ship. Next day I was on Amazon again and it said 1-2 days. Cancelled the first order and ordered again. Now he's August 31st again.
Re: Several breakage reports with newly released Siege Slamdance (2034789)
Posted by Bounti76 on August 16th, 2019 @ 12:58pm CDT
I got Skywarp yesterday, and his chest panel is just as prone to popping off as Starscream's, if not more. I have all the other Seekers, and so far, only Starscream and Skywarp have that issue.

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