Quick question about the Whale

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Quick question about the Whale

Postby Graham_UK » 15 Jan 2013 23:26

I had a Whale turn up today and noticed something that I never knew, It's a well known fact that the 2 missile boxes "droop" after a while, I just noticed that one has a sort of peg that sticks out of the "L" shaped arm that helps support the Missile box, I then checked my other whale and could see where it had snapped off. Looking at pics on Yojoe and by googleing it, I'm confused.. Did it always have this piece??? I had the Hasbro Whale as a kid and don;t remember them ever having that piece.
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby The Kraken Wakes » 15 Jan 2013 23:37

Thought they all had these? Nwver had one as a kid but the first one i bought years ago was a euro hasbro version and that had one though one was snapped, the other i have has them intact.
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby buddusky » 16 Jan 2013 00:01

I remember this as clear as day from my childhood. I won a colouring competition at Fenwicks and as my prize I chose the Hovercraft. When I came to put it together I remember snapping these parts off and then regretting it straight away when the boxes didn't stay up. I also remember the instructions not being clear as to whether or not these came off.
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby Chopper » 16 Jan 2013 00:26

So how do you stop the droop? I can't see anything like you fellers describe on mine.
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby Wild Weasel » 16 Jan 2013 01:35

Yep, all releases had them. A small piece of double sided tape should do the trick chopper
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby Graham_UK » 16 Jan 2013 06:08

Damn! I'm never going to complete mine:-( Buddusky, I reckon my childhood one must have suffered the same fate, there's no reference to it on the blueprints, maybe I snapped them off thinking they were part of the sprue?
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby buddusky » 16 Jan 2013 09:32

That's exactly what I did in one those moments, why did I do that! Like you I thought it was part of the sprue. I don't think I've seen a set intact, I'm guessing most people thought the same.
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby The Baron » 16 Jan 2013 09:35

Mine were droopy, got mine off ebay so never thought to compare. Can someone post some comparison photos, please?
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby Chopper » 16 Jan 2013 12:36

Poor bugger, are we comparing now?
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Re: Quick question about the Whale

Postby rocksteady » 16 Jan 2013 12:36

Chopper wrote:So how do you stop the droop?


I hear there's this blue pill? Stops the droop for an hour or so?
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