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Looks vs. Sturdiness

The problem with these Disney figures (and the newer Revoltechs in general) is that they seem to want to hide the joints, as opposed to the older Revoltech figures that are pretty much "robot parts with big spheres in between them". This makes a better looking figure, but it also means that you have issues like the one you note here, where there's too much stress put on the joint and it breaks.

Revoltechs in general aren't really good toy toys, as in "give it to your five-year-old to fly around the room". These guys are definitely set-and-forget. (I do feel kind of bad for everyone who was all "oh, finally a good Buzz Lightyear/Woody/WALL-E!" and bought it for their kid who immediately broke it.)

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Posted by RobotBastard on 28 March, 2012 - 10:33
Ohh, I've never thought of

Ohh, I've never thought of any Revoltech as a toy, and I don't treat the ones I have as such.

I understand hiding the Joints, and that's fine, but don't sacrifice structural integrity for it! I'd rather have a bunch of obvious ball joints for superior articulation than the aesthetic of having them hidden and then have them so small that they break.

As an update of sorts, I just opened up my EVA EVO Unit-05 last night, and freaked out when I saw seven of those 2mm Joints in there. the difference is, none of them broke right out of the box because- as I pointed out above- they weren't attached between major sections other than the head, wrists, and pantograph cables, which is completely appropriate because those are all small pieces of the figure.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 28 March, 2012 - 12:08
You're supposed to carefully

You're supposed to carefully move each joint before playing with the figure to loosen any excess paint or PVC.

Says so on the box of pretty much all of them.

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Posted by VF5SS on 28 March, 2012 - 16:29
...I was trying to remove

...I was trying to remove it.

The problem is they covered the Joint in the shoulder, so I had no choice but to grab the arm, not the Joint itself.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 28 March, 2012 - 18:35
In crazy moon language it says so

Anything on the box that isn't a picture is Greek to me.

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Posted by RobotBastard on 28 March, 2012 - 18:47
Yeah, I gotta second that

Yeah, I gotta second that one.

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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 28 March, 2012 - 21:06
That's good because those

That's good because those instructions are done with pictures of a generic Eva unit showing where to grip a joint with a pair of pliers ;3

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Posted by VF5SS on 29 March, 2012 - 13:43
Ouch!

Very disheartened to read about the easy breakage. I would've sprung for this if I hadn't read this review. Too bad!

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Posted by Super Poseable on 28 March, 2012 - 21:48
Ha! Best part is the big

Ha! Best part is the big Wall-E putting all the part in' em.

Anyway, good to know about these things. I haven't had any problems with Revoltech product before, but I also have been kinda bored with 'em over time. Plenty of other toys have done the same with better results. Sad to see something break so easily after minimal use. I know how you feel, too: where you're totally careful with something but it breaks anyway.

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Posted by Alexx on 29 March, 2012 - 12:09
 
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