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    Some good and bad...

    Is it just me, or does it seem that some of the later runs of the figures have loose joint problems? It seems that all of the figures my friend Cheryl has been finding for her son have loose joints. The ones I have gotten have been from earlier allocations and I don't seem to have these problems. Is anyone else having problems like this with figures they are finding after that wave had been in release for some time?
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    I wouldn't know since I leave mine carded. Maybe they just get loose quicker depending on the figure?
    Last edited by OriginalBryGuy; 07-23-2002 at 04:24 PM.

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    I haven't noticed any loose joints yet...
    Last edited by MikeAndTheBots; 07-23-2002 at 04:38 PM.
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    Re: Some good and bad...

    Originally posted by JEDIpartnr
    Is it just me, or does it seem that some of the later runs of the figures have loose joint problems? It seems that all of the figures my friend Cheryl has been finding for her son have loose joints. The ones I have gotten have been from earlier allocations and I don't seem to have these problems. Is anyone else having problems like this with figures they are finding after that wave had been in release for some time?
    Yeah, I've noticed that. I have a bunch of Sneak Preview Clone troopers and found that the ones I bought later had more loose joints than the ones I bought around release time.
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    It also seemed that quite a few of the POTJ figures had more "bendy" weapons as the run on a particular figure continued months after its debut.
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    I mentioned loose joints in a thread about the virtues of articulation. Even if the joints are tight, they will loosen with playwear. It's a big trade off, but joints should certainly be tight out of the package and there is no excuse for them to be otherwise. The only really articulated figs I have taken out of the package are Commtech Han and Bespin Chewie, and their joints have been tight.
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    Why do people who never take stuff out of the packaging respond to threads like this?

    I haven't had any problems with any figure early or later release. I think most likely is that as a figure nears the end of the factory production run they get bored and lazt sticking the damn things together and you get a tail off in quality control. It's most likely to be the time they rush the things through in order to get the machines reset for the next figure or toy. But that's simply a guess.
    The only item I've had problems with is deluxe sushi geonosian never staying held together and falling to pieces every five minutes and the pop off wings on the Jedi starfighter popping off all the time when I don't want them to.
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    Originally posted by DARTH DUBIOUS
    Why do people who never take stuff out of the packaging respond to threads like this?
    I have no idea. I suppose it's just so they can get their fingers into everyone else's pies.

    Anyhow... the only one that I've had a problem with on an early run was Orn Free Taa's right bicep joint. It just feels as though it will fall right off. My friend told me that quite a few of her son's figures have "floppy" joints and she's sorry she waited so long to get the figures... I told her to stop waiting so long and get the kid his toys quickly the next time!!!
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    My Kit Fisto has a floppy leg. I got him on april 23 and he was bad from the start. My tri-logo Acklay sags in the middle because his joints are loose. The Nexu has a loose wonky rear right leg and that's the second release nexu packed straight across the blister and with the darker tail. Palpatine has arms that feel like they'll pop off.

    What's the best figure so far for solid joints and no floppyness? Captain Typho. For me anyway. I reckon it's the best - if a tad dull but still neutral- SAGA figure so far.

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    2 of my figures have loose arms: Endor Rebel Soldier and Bespin Chewbacca. Endor Soldier's left forearm actually popped off while I was taking him out of the package. He holds his weapon really well and that keeps his arms stable.

    Chewbacca's elbow joints are loose. Its still an awesome figure.
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