|12-18-2009, 01:17 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2009
I have noticed it a lot lately .. and it's not just in the ROC line. The Marvel figures? ROC? Some of the Transformers? They all suck! Tape? Tape? Why the heck is there tape on these packages? I am sure that there is a cost reason but good lord man ... it makes it easier to cover up tampering with the package and it can't be that much more cost effective because I don't see it on the Star Wars lines or most of the DC figures. (The things one notices when Xmas shopping for nieces and nephews ... ok ok .... as well as the little kid in me as well).
Ok, end of rant.
|12-18-2009, 06:20 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Actually, I noticed that too as I was opening up some Joe & BBI vehicles lately. Actually, I don't care much for packaging, as for me it is just an obstacle to overcome. But when you have loads of tape all over the place, it just makes you want to bring a chainsaw to take care business. And I have wrecked a toy before in my haste to open it up (a 1:18 Maisto Pajero, ended up wrecking the side mirrors).
It's as if the guy packing this stuff used to design traps for Indiana Jones in his previous occupation.
/childlike rant, and now I'm back to normal.
|12-18-2009, 06:22 AM||#3|
the one in the blue shirt
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oscar Mike
sucks when the tape rips off pieces of the 'background' on vehicle packs and such.
|12-18-2009, 06:49 AM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Fredericksburg VA
I open all my packages at my computer desk.
On said desk is my trusty xacto-blade, cutting thru packages/tape/clear rubber bands and idle fingers for me since 1987.
"The officer is always the first one out the door. Because to inspire your men, follow your instincts and lead you must be with them. Where the metal meets the meat" (Hal Moore LT General retired)
|12-18-2009, 06:54 AM||#5|
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Normandy SR2
Who cares about tape? Just cut it carefully with an X-Acto knife.
The thing that I can't stand are the 50 million rubber bands & wire twist ties. Even with an X-Acto knife & wire cutters they're a pain in the ass. And sometimes you can't get to the twist ties.
|12-18-2009, 07:26 AM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2009
Don't forget the limbs and accessories that are situated through holes in the plastic - such a pain in the A$$!!!
|12-19-2009, 05:40 PM||#7|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ft. Rucker, AL (Army Helicopter Training Center)
I swear, the puzzle box from Hellraiser is a more relaxing experience than some packaging i have dealt with.
I actually had a box that had so much tape taht one flap had tape UNDER the flap.
I personally hated the TFTM 2007 voyager boxes the most of any recent packaging- nice window display, but held together with 200 flaps and tape.
and it seemed you couldn't just open the end and slide the toy out. that would be too easy.
But really, fellas, aren't you glad that most Joes and SW and TFs are on cards with a little tape instead of those Clamshells from Hell that McFarlane toys are packaged in?
Man, those are annoying, even with an X-Acto knife.
I recycle those clear rubber bands, so i am kinda okay with those. (they are great for the jets and things I mount to my wall.)
Rest in Peace, Dad.
|12-19-2009, 05:51 PM||#8|
Join Date: Mar 2009
|12-19-2009, 05:53 PM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Greensboro, NC
Honestly, I'd be happy if they just sold them in ziploc baggies.
|12-19-2009, 06:22 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Is it just me or does it seem on some toy packages they spend more money designing the package than the toy inside?
What I do when Im not playing with toys......
SCI FI Live action Roleplaying!!!
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