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Freedom
06-13-2002, 03:35 PM
The weapons that come with the new figures are weak. If you try to pose your figure with the Blast effects or Electro Effects, the longer weapons droop. Like Jar Jar's staff, Royal Gaurd's pike, and Preview Zam's rifle.

Get rid of the rubber and give us back plastic!

Anybody else have a problem with this?

fourtwo
06-13-2002, 03:59 PM
ain't gonna happen, hasbro is far too concerened with not poking out kids eyes.

DarthBrandon
06-13-2002, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by fourtwo
ain't gonna happen, hasbro is far too concerened with not poking out kids eyes.

Well if Hasbro is so concerned about not poking out kids eyes, then why don't they make the figures bigger. My point is that an arm or leg on one of these figures can poke out an eye just as well as one of their tiny weapons.

LTBasker
06-13-2002, 04:39 PM
From the title of this thread I thought it was gonna be another one about the Clone Trooper's "stand". ;)

Hasbro has also said that with the softer plastic they can get more detail into the accessories.

Darth Shifty
06-13-2002, 04:45 PM
I hate Yoda's force lightening w/rock. I finally get it set it up, then come back 10 minutes later and... droooooooooop - until it eventually falls off.

DarthMaulSithLord
06-13-2002, 04:49 PM
I hate rubbery weapons!!! I swear, if Hasbro doesn't fix the weapons soon i'll quit Star Wars altogether. The figs look terrible on display with those drooping weapons!!! My CommTech Stormie's rifle is always warping and my Battle Droids keep falling over when the temperature is hot!

STOP WITH THE CHEAP PLASTICS HASBRO!!!

I am paying $10 per fig so i demand some quality!!!

:mad:

BlahBlahBlah
06-13-2002, 04:55 PM
So you guys would rather have less detail?

Personally, I'd rather have the detail. But that's just me.

sideswipe1984
06-13-2002, 05:44 PM
What good is detail if the weapons are bowed and/or drooping? Seriously, I'lll take a pass on Hasbro's "detail" if it comes at this price. As for safety concerns - ha! Did kids suddenly become more prone to do this over the last 3 years? Damn this PC society we live in.

Hellboy
06-13-2002, 06:00 PM
I don't mind the rubbery weapons and accessories to much but I don't like the fact that the hard plastic blast effects don't fit on all the sabers:frus:

TIE Pilot
06-13-2002, 06:10 PM
What good is having a rifle with "more detail" if after a few hours it looks like a fishing pole trying to pull a 10 pound bass out of the water? This is how my Zam Wesell's rifle looks when the blast effect is applied to the end of it. And even when it's not on, it's still pretty crooked.

BillyJAck
06-13-2002, 06:15 PM
Endor Rebel Troopers rifle bends in all directions i put it under some heavy books and it flattened it right out.

cptpinkerton
06-13-2002, 06:15 PM
The figures and weapons look just grand to me inside the safety of the sealed cards.

Snatch
06-13-2002, 06:18 PM
Exactly Tie Pilot! The long rifles always go limp...and that's no good. Very frustrating!
If they were thicker and harder I bet they wouldnt go limp!

Darth Yambag
06-13-2002, 06:22 PM
My blast effects on the preview Clone Trooper needs viagra.

Darth Yambag
06-13-2002, 06:24 PM
When I look at the "Crouching Tiger" figures, I see how it should be done. Those figures look just like the actors, are highly articulate, and come with great detailed weapons/accessories. Even extra hands!

Hidden Dragon

Rogue II
06-13-2002, 07:05 PM
I'm still waiting for the viagara to kick in on my Amanaman's staff.

Freedom
06-13-2002, 08:30 PM
My Amanaman's staff fell completely over and looks like the St.Louis Arch! pitiful!

vulcantouch
06-13-2002, 11:30 PM
-that's what She sed last night- OHHHHHH! ;)

re all your droopy crappy prop blues, y'all did see my supercool trade offer which would get some of them into a good home (http://sirstevesguide.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=8625), right? good, just checkin ;)
vt

Laserbrain
06-14-2002, 10:57 AM
I think the biggest part of the problem is the obsession with rubber bands. They think we're so incensed about displaying figs MOC that we'll sacrifice playability.

The solution? Eliminate the MOC stigma.

Most collectors open their toys anyway...

saladin
06-14-2002, 06:55 PM
Well i just hate the crap it comes with such as force power or electro effect, why does jar jar need one come on, there's no reason for half the crap they come with.

DarthMaulSithLord
06-14-2002, 08:29 PM
I don't see why some people make such big fuss about those blast- or electro -effects. Although they are included, you are not "Forced" to use them.

Heck, if you don't like them, send them to me!!!

:)

Freedom
06-14-2002, 09:30 PM
I have no problem with them except if you display your figures with them, they weigh the weapon down.

JON9000
06-15-2002, 12:33 PM
I don't have any problems for the most part but Rogue II is absolutely right about Amanaman... That figure needs his ascessories in order to even stand. The limp staff makes it so he won't stand up. No excuses for a $16 figure (although I bought mine in the Target fire sale!)

QLD
06-15-2002, 12:45 PM
My dog will crap accessories from time to time. If a figure falls on the floor, and I don't catch it.....a days later.....and.....What? What did you say? They are saying the accessories ARE crap? I thought they were saying we should crap accessories. Well what do you know......

Move along......nothing to see here.......

Darth Annexis
06-15-2002, 03:21 PM
Speaking of poking out eyes...how about those light sabers...kids could poke eyes out...stick then up their nose...choke on the mettal hilts...this is risk...Darwin was right.