Tuesday, March 17, 2009

After posing Medicom Darth Maul...




The arm joint is so "weak" that it dropped out from the right shoulder when posing the figure. Still "No Cure" even I applied super glue on that. This is the first time happened to my Medicom figures but it’s not surprising. I believe some collectors also came across such incident when playing their Medicom figures. Really hope Medicom can improve by adding one more screw behind the shoulder joints (just like what other brands are doing now) to secure both arms from dropping out or breaking easily. Medicom, it’s time to improve!!

26 comments:

Dash MacBastard said...

Sorry, Man. Can you return it?

desmond said...

Not possible as I have played the figure and also the arm was fine before doing any pose. Have to be honest if I myself made that arm dropped out from the body. So, I can only say I am unlucky!!

Kenny said...

That's the problem with Medicom figures I tell you. Weak joints.

LEon said...

My goodness! You spent so much and they gave such quality?! So now Maul have only one arm?

You should really send a email to them. You never know what they can do for you.

kenmoo said...

now your maul is one arm sith..stylo lor...lolz damn

Jcee said...

This is some QC issue, a function of the figure is to be posed, so I don't think this failure is considered as a user fault. You should send an email to Medicom about it.

desmond said...

Kenny, agree with you and weak joints are always the main problem to Medicom figures.

desmond said...

Ya Ken..this is the "one-arm version" released in Mar 2009. Damn cool!!

desmond said...

Yes Leon..as what Ken said it is the most stylo sith version released this year :P

desmond said...

Jcee, I don't think Medicom will care about it. I believe Medicom own "local" collectors are also very particular about the QC issues and definitley had sent them feedbacks. To me, I guess Medicom may be too rigid to change the bodies. They always think their products are the best among all the brands..

Jcee said...

Oh that is sad to hear. I am guessing some figures are only made by them? So collectors have no other choice but to buy from them.

Anyways, what exactly is the problem? I am not familiar with 1/6 dolls, so I didn't really understand your explanation. Maybe we can discuss some ways to fix it?

Little Plastic Man said...

Ouch! And I was not referring to Darth!

desmond said...

Ya Arian..I am hurt!!

desmond said...

Jcee, you are right. Collectors may only get certain figures from Medicom as others did not make that. If you are not familiar with 1/6 figures, it's hard for me to explain to you. I will try to fix that by applying more super glue on all the areas around the right shoulder and hopefully can stick on the joint as firm as possible. Anyway, thanks bro!!

Jcee said...

No problem, it sucks to have a new toy break on you after only a little play, not to mention an expensive one! Check out the product "JB weld", might be helpful if you are trying to mend something together.

desmond said...

Hey Jcee, just not my luck this week. Anyway, thanks for your information..

Mizu said...

Oh. My. God. That just happened to me. With my Medicom Peter Parker. Let's form a committee to pester Medicom into giving us replacement bodies, Desmond. Sigh...

Dennis aka Katsuden said...

I know how you feel Desmond. It's rather depressing to see a new toy broke. Sometime I just feel like selling it cheap and get another piece again.

desmond said...

Mizu, I guess we collectors are facing the same issues when buying Medicom figures. I don't think M will care about this and we just have to accept it. After this incident, we will have to be more careful when playing M figures. Don't try to pose some angles which may break the joints :)

desmond said...

Dennis, I don't think this is workable as 1/6 scale collectors are very particular about the "quality" of the figures (I am one of them..Haha). If a figure is not in good condition, nobody will buy it even you sell that at a cheaper price. On the other hand, I may buy that for "replacement" if I already have the same figure with faulty accessories or headsculpt. And this will only happen if I like that particular figure very very much. For my case, will not buy Medicom Darth Maul again..

Joshua said...

oh god bro....i'm so sorry to see that happen...sucks big time to have something new break on you...


one of the reasons why i never dare fiddle with my figures apart from minute poses, perhaps you can try RESIN EPOXY GLUE, stronger than super glue or saba glue...works with plastics bro...the epoxy resin mix kind...gotta keep the joints clamped for a few hrs before it stucks permanent.

desmond said...

Joshua - Thanks for your advice..I will try to do that. Anyway have to sacrifice the joint's mobility.

Shin said...

I also don't dare to fiddle too much with my medicom figs after the experience I had with my medi stormtrooper. My stormtrooper shoulder broke when I was posing it... Now i just display my medi figs in standing pose.

Anyone knws whose the local distributor for medi stuff in Singapore?

desmond said...

Agree with you, Shin. I think every Medicom collectors know about their weakness. Display Medi figs in standing pose is the best solution for collectors. I think the main distributor here for Medi figs is Toyntoys at CSC. Besides, Falcon also offers preorder of Medi figs.

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Kok Heong, I've recently brought a loose Medicom Wolverine from an ebayer for $100 and the left arm was loose. After turing it a bit, it came off. Was going to buy another wolverine when I saw all the comments from you all. Actually was sitting on the fence and now decide not to buy another one. The arm broke off at the 'shoulder blade' where there is actually a metal stud. Managed to fixed the arm back with selley supa glue and now the arm moves like new...only I know the arm is broken ^_^. Also the tiger prints on wolverine's body tends to peel off if you rub on it...it is only stick on by some sticky tape, not printed on the body :P Sounds like medicom figures are good to see but not good for play man!

Anonymous said...

Medicom figure are beautiful but the quality of the material and the body is totally crap,I have recently bought rei evangelion 2.0 and when I take out the figure from the box I have seen that the figure will not has a long life, the suit which the figure is covered is really nice but is made with the same material of the others medicom figures with their fake leather costume already died,I suggest to buy medicom figures not made with fake leather costumes or buy Hot toys figure they reaaly know what is the quality.Medicom figures are like the replicant of blade runner they have a date signed to die.