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Warstar
06-19-2006, 11:19 PM
So I got my order from KB Toys- 2 Limited ROTS Falcons, 2 Luke Speederbikes, and 1 Republic Red Cruiser.

The Falcons are AWFUL. They paint on the cockpits is smeared and on one of them, the interior of the bubble has a paint smear on it from the cockpit itself!

Of the two Luke Speederbikes, only one was suitable for opening- the other's cape had touched the interior of the bubble and paint came off the toy, too!

The Republic Cruiser has uneven black application, and it, too, looks hideous.

What happened Hasbro? Starting with the BSG Titaniums and now Wave 7, it's as if quality control for the 3" Titaniums has been thrown out the window! Did you change manufacturers? Paint's? What's going on?


Has anyone else noticed these issues with the new Titaniums as of late?

Post away...now I'll have to hunt down a DECENTLY painted Falcon AND a Republic Cruiser to open (I'll exhange these 2)...

Thing is, I was never this picky with the older Titanium wave because I didn't have to be- they all looked GREAT and were evenly painted and generally consistently good quality.

It does make me wonder if something changed on Hasbro's end.

I hope the Executor and the Sandcrawler- not to mention the Blue A-Wing, Mace's ROTS Fighter and the B-Wing- are still good quality releases and not rushed or looking bad.

JediTricks
06-20-2006, 06:02 PM
I commented on the Republic Cruiser's awful paint last week, that one is a real shame, the white and black are so sloppy it's appalling.

I hadn't noticed any paint issue on the Luke Speederbike I saw.

The Falcon I commented on them painting over the cockpit all willy nilly, but the rest was ok.

Between the Falcon, the Radiant VII, and the BSGs (the Raider being the worst, then the Galactica's wash, with the Viper being the best paint of the bunch), it does seem like something's gone afoul.

Warstar
06-20-2006, 07:39 PM
I agree. I wonder what it is?

Odd thing is, the smear on my current packaged Falcon, if applied evenly, would have looked cool. It reveals the cockpit window structure below the blue paint- hec- the original gray layer is visible on the parts of the cockpit "window frames," then the blue fills in the window dimples. It would have looked REALLY nice had the whole mess-up been consistent but noooo....

Speaking of other quality issues, the stickers on the new packaging for the BSG's and Wave 7's lately (the Star Wars and BSG stickers on the front bubble and the Titanium Series stickers themselves) have been all mis-aligned, wrinkled or just plain ripped...I mean the stickers didn't matter to me on the BSG's since I opened them BUT looking at them along with the Wave 7 SW Titaniums, they're all "off."

I do think something is afoot.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let the Executor look cool! *Worries*

JediTricks
06-20-2006, 09:11 PM
I've seen a lot of wonky stickers on this line dating back to the beginning, nothing new there around my neck of the woods.

jaxx
06-21-2006, 11:32 AM
I found my set at retailers (and bought two Ep3 Falcons). All of my "ships" are in perfect condition. No paint mishaps, bubble problems, or sticker issues. I guess it's because I had the opportunity to pick out which ones I wanted at a retailer... they had about 4 of each. That's why i don't like ordering online... you don't get to inspect them.

Warstar
06-21-2006, 06:41 PM
Yeah, ordering online can be a pain but ya gotta' do what ya gotta' do sometimes- esp. since where I live, I have 1 Wal-Mart, 1 K-Mart, 1 Target, 1 Osco, 1 Hastings and no KB Toys, TRU's or FAO Schwarz's within 100 miles of here. And gas at $3.00 a gallon? It's cheaper to order online...but it appears I'll be hunting anyway :(

...I have an extra Republic Attack Crusier in a NON-Mint package around if anyone needs/wants it...

Kidhuman
06-21-2006, 08:34 PM
The only thing I didnt like about Luke was his eyes. They seem so huge.

figrin bran
06-22-2006, 01:38 AM
i'm disappointed at not having found these at retail yet

Warstar, i might take you up on that Rep. Cruiser if i don't find it.

Kidhuman
06-22-2006, 01:42 AM
FB, I might be able to get em for you. LMK

figrin bran
06-22-2006, 03:41 AM
thanks kh. hey, isn't it time you added one more name to your trusty traders? ;)

Kidhuman
06-22-2006, 09:19 AM
Actually I need to change a few around.

JediTricks
06-22-2006, 04:49 PM
Target is the key to all your Titanium Series 3" collecting needs, the rest are crap (TRU is good but you don't have one).


Luke's eyes did seem a bit big but I didn't mind given the scale. The figure looks closer to scale with the bike too. Still, I didn't buy it.

Warstar
06-22-2006, 09:51 PM
i'm disappointed at not having found these at retail yet

Warstar, i might take you up on that Rep. Cruiser if i don't find it.

Oko- keep me posted (PM if needbe). Remember the package is in crap shape (it'd be a good opener)

Warstar
07-07-2006, 09:21 PM
To follow up-

I found a Luke Speederbike worth keeping today. The one with the inner bubble paint smear is going back.

STILL can't find a decent Limited Falcon though...

AND I FINALLY found a Republic Cruiser worth keeping and one worth opening today- so I opened one of them...and to tell the truth? I like the old one from '99 a
LOT better...I'll post some pics when I can borrow my housemate's camera later :p

The old Galoob cruiser's white paint application looked MUCH better- the paint wash actually detracts from the overall look of the vehicle, IMHO.

Any other thoughts for those with both the old one and the new Republic Cruiser until I can post some pics so you can judge for yourself?

shinakuma43
07-07-2006, 10:07 PM
I really dislike the new Rep. Cruiser as well. I figured it would look good enough to display with my other DC ships, but after seeing it I don't plan on opening it at all. The Galoob version is much better looking.

Later,
S43