Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby Andy1672 » 14 May 2010 22:53

spiderpumpkin wrote:
Unfortunately, most of them have loose shoulders joints. I'm not sure why this is but I'm guessing the torso pieces don't hold the arm in tight enough.

All of them have poor fitting waist and torso joints. The Shadows like to lean when they stand. Maybe the o-ring is too small?

In addition, the foot hole is too small for the given clear stands and the hands are very soft plastic. The right hand has a very small thumb and doesn't hold things that well.


Im quite surprised to hear that, I know these convention sets were expensive, so if I had purchased them I would be well pissed off !
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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby Shogi » 15 May 2010 00:50

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In addition, the foot hole is too small for the given clear stands.



I noticed this on a couple of the figures the other day but not all of them (but I was also using Marauder's new stands and not the ones that came with the figures.

One thing I noticed was one of my figures had no holes on his feet at all! After further inspection I found that the paint had globbed up around the hole and covered it (one of the holes opened up after the figure fell down a couple of times for the avatar picture I took, he's in the back who's not in line with the others)
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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby spiderpumpkin » 15 May 2010 03:54

I'm not the biggest fan of the Red Torch so I intend to use those parts for a few quick customs. I like the Red Torch arms, waist and legs combined with the Red Shadow torso and head. I also like the Red Shadow head on the Red Torch.

The Red Torch waist piece works a lot better with the Red Shadow torso. No more leaning.

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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby SteveD » 15 May 2010 08:52

Could someone who's got them take a piccie of just the heads please? Without bodies, so I can see the neck joint detail??
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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby paul463 » 15 May 2010 09:05

SteveD wrote:Could someone who's got them take a piccie of just the heads please? Without bodies, so I can see the neck joint detail??


Are you thinking it could be your head casts?
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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby The Baron » 15 May 2010 12:03

Spiderpumpkin, please could you post these pics in the Customs section as well?
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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby Shogi » 15 May 2010 12:19

Here's the head:

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While I had it apart, I thought I'd try to fix the "leaning" issue they have.

I replaced the O-Ring with a much bigger one (The original is on the left:

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But that didn't seem to have much of an effect, so I then reversed the hook on the legs:

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And even that didn't seem to work as well as I wanted it to (The torso no longer leaned backwards now, but still off center) so I fiddled with it and just moved him around and he actually held in a semi-upright and forward stance!

Here's all the results after each step:

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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby SteveD » 15 May 2010 12:37

paul463 wrote:
SteveD wrote:Could someone who's got them take a piccie of just the heads please? Without bodies, so I can see the neck joint detail??


Are you thinking it could be your head casts?

Na, theirs have a lip at the neck, so not mine!
Thanks for the piccie - it's same as my rah style ones, so I can pop a rah one on the red torch and it will go straight on with no modification needed!
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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby Squad Leader » 15 May 2010 17:14

a simple fix for the waist alignment is to hold the legs then turn the torso completely round 5-8 times then let go, exorcist style ;-)
after that you will have no problem aligning the waist, i think the o-rings just need a little breaking in where they are new!

as for the loose shoulder's, disassemble the torso then put a little lacquer or clear nail varnish on the shoulder joint that goes inside the torso and hay presto job done! ;-)

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Re: Red Shadow 2010 - Joecon Exclusive figure

Postby jamarmiller » 15 May 2010 17:16

good tips! thank you

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