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Action Figure Blues => Fanboy Free-for-all => Topic started by: Errex on June 19, 2018, 09:59:11 am



Title: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on June 19, 2018, 09:59:11 am
Today, I woke up wondering where did I put my 3.75" Star-Lord from the Marvel Legends 2-pack w/Yondu.

Yondu was in the living room curio cabinet, but Star-Lord wasn't immediately in view so, i spent about 20 minutes going back and forth between the aformentioned curio cabinet and the shelves in my room. Eventually, I found Star-Lord under a vase in the curio cabinet, but one of his pistols is missing.

At this point I was running late for work, but proceeded to take out several pieces from the cabinet searching for the missing gun with no luck.

So, now I am here at work and canīt stop thnking about getting home and turn the cabinet upside down searching for the misbehaving piece of plastic.  [gah]



Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Engineernerd on June 19, 2018, 02:13:27 pm
I've been there.

I found an errant gun between a character's coat and back once.


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Chooch on June 19, 2018, 08:21:53 pm
I'm still looking for Destro's gun 35 years later. The irony that he was the arms dealer really gets me.


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Engineernerd on June 20, 2018, 06:16:56 am
I'm still looking for Destro's gun 35 years later. The irony that he was the arms dealer really gets me.

I suggest this as a replacement

(http://tvandfilmtoys.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/cc_megatron.jpg)


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on June 20, 2018, 08:12:45 am
I went home yesterday and emptied the curio onto the dinning room table and after confirming the gun was not in there, I went full-on Bone Collector and started planning a grid search pattern on the adjacent areas.

I found the missing gun. It was under a small side table, next to the farthest side of the cabinet where the figure was, originally.

 [yess]


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Chooch on June 20, 2018, 10:37:01 am
Victory!

And Engineenerd, that's a pretty sweet gun.  What's it from?  Doesn't look like it came from that Cobra Commander.


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Engineernerd on June 20, 2018, 01:19:41 pm
I went home yesterday and emptied the curio onto the dinning room table and after confirming the gun was not in there, I went full-on Bone Collector and started planning a grid search pattern on the adjacent areas.

I found the missing gun. It was under a small side table, next to the farthest side of the cabinet where the figure was, originally.

 [yess]

You need less furniture, lol.


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Engineernerd on June 20, 2018, 01:20:43 pm
Victory!

And Engineenerd, that's a pretty sweet gun.  What's it from?  Doesn't look like it came from that Cobra Commander.

It's a Marauder 3.75 version of Megatron essentially.

http://tvandfilmtoys.com/2011/12/marauder-gun-runner-items-part-1/

Think they do it in silver too


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on June 28, 2018, 10:57:20 am
As a relapsed wargamer/miniature painter, I oftentimes indulge in doing some touch-up work when any of my figures has a small paint rub or uneven paint applications.

This was a relatively simple task up until Hasbro began using colorized metallic paint on some of their action figure lines, you know, like metallic blues and metallic reds, or even the pupils of some characters.

My complaint about this is that finding the specific color tone used is a complete nightmare and more often than not, most "simple" touch-up jobs end in an unsightly mess. And having somewhat of a compulsive obssessive streak in my personality, it really irks me.

 [banghead]

 


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Engineernerd on June 28, 2018, 11:23:43 am
You are pretty much painting everything at that point.


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on June 29, 2018, 08:47:19 am
You are pretty much painting everything at that point.

True. That's exactly what happenned when I tried to fix a paint chip on the first Iron Man figure released from the Marvel Universe line. Ended up getting a copy of that one when it was re-released.



Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on July 17, 2018, 09:27:55 am
On this weekly installment of Things That Slowly Drive Me Insane, it's turn for broken pieces right out of a newly purchased Mega Construx set.

Normally, Mega is great with their customer service regarding missing or broken parts, but for several weeks now their website has been quite infuriating to navigate and once I got to the right section, it turns out the part number is either incorrect or simply not eligible for replacement, so I will need to see about fixing the piece myself.

 [gah]


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Engineernerd on July 17, 2018, 03:12:37 pm
I have a broken Figuart hip I need to figure out how to repair if it makes you feel better. I may or may not have cried when it happened. It broke a while back and I put it directly back in the box so I didn't have to look at it.


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on July 18, 2018, 09:00:58 am
I remember that. If pinning or superglue don't work, MgGyvering a replacemente part might be the way to go. [think]


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Engineernerd on July 18, 2018, 01:09:03 pm
I remember that. If pinning or superglue don't work, MgGyvering a replacemente part might be the way to go. [think]

I may get a KO just to get the hip joint from it.


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on July 27, 2018, 09:40:04 am
This week I faced off against an old adversary: stress marks on plastic.

I just hate when I place an accessory on the hand of a figure and discoloration appears at the point of maximum stress. sorta like what happened to a few ARAH G.I. Joes or in my specific case, most Mega Construx minifigs that are not from the Halo or Call of Duty licenses.

And this type of marks also appear on the torso larger figures when they are pressed a little too much when fusing together the torso halves at the factory.

 [banghead]

 


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Chooch on July 27, 2018, 10:35:49 am
And they always happen at joints you want to be flexible like an opening lid on a box or briefcase. Ugh.


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on September 26, 2018, 10:38:17 am
Today, I had an "incident".

So here I was, trying to pick at the glue on the collar of my black Series Death Squad Commander using a small blade, when I realized I was actually peeling off a poorly-cured layer of plastic, and leaving a rather unsightly gash.

I think it can be fixed, but really, this is not the sort of excitement I look for when it comes to collecting. [banghead]

 


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on August 07, 2019, 08:48:06 am
It had been rather quiet on Neurosisville for a while, until today.

One thing that really harshes my mellow is when the legs of a figure are different lenghts, and they are not supposed to be that way.

 [gah]


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: Errex on October 11, 2019, 04:40:57 pm
Also, things that are meant to be centered on a figure and for whatever reason they are not on mne...


Title: Re: Things that slowly drive me insane.
Post by: fishmilkshake on November 08, 2019, 09:53:14 pm
My recent fave was a photo someone shared of their ML 3-pack Cyclops with the visor glued on upside down. It looks really odd and you can see it clearly doesn't fit. But when you pay slave labour for factory work, you get what you pay for.