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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1580 on: October 11, 2018, 03:06:47 PM »
MINMIMMINIME:

About the head being "wonky", are you referring to the upper beak closing on its own due to gravity?
My Quetzalcoatlus has that problem. It looks better with the mouth open, but unfortunately, it won't stay open.


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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1581 on: October 11, 2018, 03:33:40 PM »
In my case I have the same problems regarding the head of the quetzalcoatlus. The figure is fabulous but does not open the peak and I honestly do not risk breaking a figure that is worth money for wanting to open your mouth, suffers from this defect and as I see is not manufacturing.

In fact I bought two quetzalcoatlus, one at the urzeitshop.de store and another at the Natural Science Museum Store in Madrid. It is a factory defect that affects I believe the totality of the figures of this great pterosaur but that leaves with that detail the incomplete figure. It would have been better if it had been made in one piece without an articulated jaw. In fact the figure is outstanding and in fact the articulated jaw is practically useless. With this I do not want to criticize and revile the figures with parts of the body articulated with classic figures of dinosaurs but that is one of the reasons why I prefer animals without articulated parts.

That does not mean that for example the articulated jaws and articulated pieces serve for dinosaurs of Kaiyodo (tyrannosaurus rex 2018), Lego, Play Movil or JP / JW to give some examples, in those cases it is necessary that these figures have parts articulated from my point of view and they are just as beautiful as the one-piece figures.

In the case of figures with conservative molding schemes, as in the case of Papo's quetzalcoatlus, they may have defects and problems. On the other hand from an aesthetic point of view from my point of view I do not find it funny, regardless of whether I buy all the figures of Papo or other toy dinosaur brands with articulated body parts.

All this I say with the greatest respect for those (most of the members of DTF) who logically do not agree with my position.

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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1582 on: October 11, 2018, 03:54:11 PM »
SHONISAURUS:

I agree.I think Papo should have made the Quetzalcoatlus with fixed, open mouth like its Pteranodon and avoid the problem with gravity causing the upper beak to close shut.

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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1583 on: October 11, 2018, 05:29:40 PM »
@dragon53 I haven't noticed it closing under gravity, however, I tend to keep it open because when it is closed the upper and lower jaws are out of alignment. I have straightened it up with hot water before, but it tends to drift back! Aside from that, I can't fault it :)
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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1584 on: October 12, 2018, 12:32:02 AM »
MINMIMINIME:

I solved the problem by inserting a tiny wad of brown paper against Quetzalcoatlus's "tonsils"....now his beak stays up. ;)

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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1585 on: October 12, 2018, 07:28:26 AM »
@dragon53 Good work! ;D
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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1586 on: October 12, 2018, 08:30:36 AM »
So no one's had any issues with Quetz's legs warping and bending?

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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1587 on: October 12, 2018, 09:26:08 AM »
So no one's had any issues with Quetz's legs warping and bending?

Warping and/or bending is quite common on pvc figures.
It depends on various things: direct sunlight exposure / extreme hot environment / figure stored near an heat source / item stored in an hot place during shipping process / etc etc..
So the same figure could have a warping issue to a certain collector and no issue to another.  ???

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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1588 on: October 12, 2018, 12:37:30 PM »
So no one's had any issues with Quetz's legs warping and bending?

  No! And we had a VERY hot summer in the South-West of Germany this year.
  My Cryolophosaurus (personal favourite by Papo 2018) for example didn't make it and went from display to storage.

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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1589 on: October 12, 2018, 03:11:43 PM »
MOARCROSSOVERS:

I live in Texas and the heat and humidity causes thee Papo Spinosaurus and Running Tyrannosaurus to tip over. I solved the problem by having them propped up against each other so their toes don't soften up which causes them to tip over.
I've had my Quetzalcoatlus for several days with no problem.

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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1590 on: December 11, 2018, 11:37:52 PM »

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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1591 on: December 12, 2018, 05:33:54 PM »
Yuck 😜😹 As if the poor thing wasn't grotesque enough already 😵
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Re: Papo: New for 2018
« Reply #1592 on: December 12, 2018, 08:53:05 PM »
Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse...