You'd think if we spend 4.00 a figure that they would at least work.

Discussion in 'Trading Figure Game' started by hectagonman, Oct 15, 2007.

  1. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    O.K I'm spinning my meowth. The plastic cylindar on the base that goes inside the black tube of the figure broke and is now stuck inside the tube. COMPLETELY impossible to fix. I had to THROW AWAY the figure. Also my ho-oh and mudkip's figures borke. They can at least gorilla glue them or something.
     
  2. Jran Sakarra

    Jran Sakarra New Member

    No give the meowth to me!
    i know how to fix this!
    Use model airplane glue!
     
  3. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    No the cylindar is STUCK inside. It isn't sticking out so i can pull it out. It's completely irreversible. If you glued it in the state it was in it would not spin at all.

    ______<Figure
    _______<black/white Base
    __
    __
    __ <Tube
    __<Cylindar is stuck here


    Thats the best i can explain it
     
  4. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    I think I know what you mean, happened to one of my EU figures.
    The little peg on the top of the clear spinner base got stuck inside the black tube on the bottom of the figure, right?

    Yeah, there've been all kinds of different ways these things can break, but that's kinda a risk that comes with ALL miniatures, not just the Pokemon ones. I think that figures in future sets will be considerably less breakable, though.
     
  5. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    The figures are sort of cheap. I see more and more broken figures still in the package at retailers around my area.
     
  6. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    i would contact customer service through TFG tab on the go-pokemon site, and see if there is anything they can do for you.

    'mom
     
  7. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    Mostly Ho-ohs, but there are other figures that break.
    I actually think those easily broken or pre-broken figures are useful (especially if they're packaged with a secret figure that might be something you need). Once you get however many copies you want unbroken, you can get broken ones / break unbroken ones, and tada, you've got a base on which to create fake figures. Just mold it out of clay (or something), superglue it to the base, cut out a paper ring and tape/glue it to the existing one, and there you go.
     
  8. Archaic

    Archaic New Member

    Given that the packaging is better in America, yet your figures are breaking more...I'm certainly inclined to think that you're seeing people being too rough with the figures in transit. This is what you get when places like Wal-Mart are the primary sales vector, I suppose.
     
  9. Heatherdu

    Heatherdu New Member

    One of our figs, Abra, came out of the package like that. You could not tell from the sealed package but it wouldn't spin and found the problem. I contacted Customer Service through the website and got a reply a few days later saying that I should send it back and they will replace it. So I would try contacting them. customerservice@pokemon-tcg.com
     
  10. mtjimmer

    mtjimmer Master Trainer, Emeritus

    The plastic post can be removed - take a straight pin/safety pin, stick the pin at an angle into the broken post, and gently slide the post out.
     
  11. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    He already dumped it out of fustration. Isn't this just adding salt to the wound?
     
  12. Chromecatz

    Chromecatz New Member

    its because the figures are not balanced lol.
    they went a lil overboard with how some of them looked imo.
     
  13. PSYCO829

    PSYCO829 New Member

    yeah, spining that lugia is a pain...
     
  14. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    I've seen a few Mudkip broken too, so it's not just the really big figures. I've seen them broken at ToysRUs, Wal-Mart, but I don't think any were broken at the hobby store that got them in near me. Maybe there were, and he just hid them so people wouldn't see.
     
  15. Burninating_Torchic

    Burninating_Torchic New Member

    That doesn't surprise me; the hobby stores probably handle them more carefully than the big chains.

    EDIT: Also, just thought of something - Mudkip, Ho-oh, and Lugia are all attached to small discs at their bottom, and those discs are what are glued to the base. Perhaps that's the problem?
    Though, the issue with Ho-oh isn't always located there, I bought one today (intentionally) that had its transparent connector thing (from the base to the Ho-oh) broken.
     
  16. Prime

    Prime Content Developer<br>Blog Admin<br>Contest Host

    Maybe the heat melts the glue that keeps the disc attached to the base, then it dries, and falls over?
     
  17. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    Yea I already trashed it.
     
  18. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    You guys could just spin them less hard right?
     
  19. hectagonman

    hectagonman New Member

    We are spinning them normally.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2007
  20. Our meowth broke too.
     

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