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Offline Darth_Anton

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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #75 on: September 27, 2012, 09:15 AM »
Send me a pic of which one yours is weak at Anton, and I'll let you know if the fix will work on it.

I will make an effort this weekend. Thanks.
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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #76 on: October 20, 2012, 11:21 PM »
Sooo... just some random thought on the AT-ST... I recently got a few more of the "older" releases of the new style AT-ST, and they  actually made me appreciate the new K-Mart release more despite the soft/weak plastic. One of the TLC Endor walkers I opened had TWO cracked leg joints right out of the box, and one of those joints was cracked in two separate places which prevented the toy from standing. While the other three AT-STs I opened don't have any broken joints, the joints are all very stiff and I am fearful of moving the legs and having parts crack. Both of the K-Mart walkers I have had no problems out of the box and I am not worried at all about the joints cracking, so it would appear that the soft plastic fixed the breaking problem while creating other issues.

The various problems plaguing all three releases got me thinking about how Hasbro could improve the mold for the inevitable fourth release. The ideal solution seems to be using a plastic with quality somewhere in-between the types that have been used; plastic soft enough to reduce brittle joints yet strong enough to keep from toppling over or folding up. If changing the plastic quality isn't a viable alternative, I actually wouldn't mind seeing a reduction in leg articulation. I barely attempted to make full use of the current articulation when I first got an AT-ST back in 2009; when I tried to achieve more dynamic poses, I found it nearly impossible to balance the toy. I think having only two joints instead of five would result in a sturdier toy all around and still allow for some decent pose-ability. 

How do you guys feel about the current AT-ST sculpt? Has anybody had the same problems with joints breaking as I have, or am I just picking all the winners? What solutions would you suggest for Hasbro to improve the toy, or are you happy just modifying (using methods like Jesse's) or gluing if needed?

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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #77 on: November 4, 2012, 03:21 PM »
$29.99 at least this week...
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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #78 on: July 23, 2013, 01:22 PM »
Crap! I was finally getting around to fixing this, and the tutorial is no longer posted. Is there a new link, or is this gone forever?
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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #79 on: July 23, 2013, 05:42 PM »
Unfortunately when we had a software issue late last year, we lost that story.  I need to rewrite and repost, but if you need something sooner I can type up something for you man.  It's pretty simple.  I need to try finding the pics that went with the tutorial though to make it easier for folks.  :-\
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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #80 on: July 23, 2013, 09:01 PM »
I think if you just tell me which joint, and what size washers, I'll be set.
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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #81 on: July 23, 2013, 10:46 PM »
Ill check mine soon man and pm ya.  I need to fix that tutorial though.  I get a request now and again. :(
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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #82 on: July 23, 2013, 10:49 PM »
Why don't you include me in that pm as well, Jesse.  I was going to do the same once I got moved in and got the SW room up in about a month.  Thanks!


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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #83 on: July 24, 2013, 01:21 AM »
Will do gimme a lil time and ill make sure its got a pic for clarity at least too.
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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #84 on: July 24, 2013, 10:29 AM »
Awesome, you rock!
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Re: K-Mart Exclusive Vintage ROTJ AT-ST
« Reply #85 on: January 16, 2014, 12:06 AM »
I finally found one for a decent price on ebay and updated my Endor shelf with one.

Looks pretty good up there!
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