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Adam Gunsch
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So I got my first tac-cube last night. I was showing some people how to play so I tore into it immediately, along with my Soong ship I also just picked up, so we could play a 4 ship team battle. However, when I go to put the cube on its base its sitting crooked, like a broken bobble head doll crooked. On closer immediate inspection just one of the pegs was bent, an an arc similar to an easy turn, so we played the cube on just one peg which worked out better in the long run.

Now granted, I do live in Arizona so its possible they saw heat before reaching the FLGS but I would expect more than just one peg being bad (the the Soong ship was fine). So I was wondering, has anyone else had a similar issue? Should I let Wizkids know?

P.S. Pictures coming as soon as I can get them
 
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I'd let them know. I haven't had to use them myself, but evidently their parts replacement CS people do handle claims like that with replacement stuff, albiet (again, hearing it secondhand) somewhat slowly.
 
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Peter Knapp
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Is this the so called "gangster" lean mentioned in the post about the diabolical refit Enterprise model?!

The image I shared there highlighting my Tactical Cube leaning on a (lamp)post:



Mine seems to be a problem with the actual mounting point of the peg on the cube itself...
 
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One of my 2 Tactical Cubes had its peg off center so it had a forward lean. I corrected it simply by snapping it off the bottom of the base and shaving the difference and regluing it.

As for the "lean" I only play with them on a single peg as 2 pegs is a but too high for its center of gravity as far as I'm concerned; that and it lines up better with other ships on one peg.
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Maybe it is just diving down to attack something? Everyone always thinks in 2 dimensions, Khan was right
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Julien Gwyr
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Mine is wonky as well.
With the increased retail price, it is inexcusable that someone did not catch this early in the manufacturing QC process and correct it.
It does not speak well of WK or their commitment to the consummer/playerbase.

But we know they just want to alienate us, just read all the GenCon flame threads...
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While there are probably manufacturing defects as well, I've noticed that the Cube's weight often causes it to lean when you're using 2 pegs. I've not seen that when anyone has used a single peg for it. In general that seems to be better anyway since it puts it at the same level as most ships (when they are using 2).
 
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Brad Whiteman
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yourmonkey06 wrote:
While there are probably manufacturing defects as well, I've noticed that the Cube's weight often causes it to lean when you're using 2 pegs. I've not seen that when anyone has used a single peg for it. In general that seems to be better anyway since it puts it at the same level as most ships (when they are using 2).
I have the same issue with the bigger ships in Xwing as well. Its not so much a quality control problem as an engineering issue, the posts just aren't sturdy enough for the heavier models. Only using one peg helps out quite a bit.
 
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In my case it is the peg set into the cube itself that is crooked - so, even if I mount it directly to the base with no pegs it has a sad listing to the left
 
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They handle claims slowly and incompetently. If they ever send you a replacement, you will be in an old age retirement home by then.

You're probably better off either returning it to the store or online site if you can, OR using an engineering solution such as trying to remove the peg and reglue it straighter.

With a regular ship, you could buy the Shapeways adapters for micromachine ships, remove the broken receiver in the ship and redrill the hole in the bottom, glueing in the adapter (carefully so it is properly oriented) and then painting it black. The result would be a good looking ship that stays on the stand. But the Cube uses the new larger pegs which is potentially problematic. You might be able to find a zip tie that is large enough to fit the larger peg.

But if you buy it somewhere like Amazon, you can return it, and buy another one and have it in 2 days or buy one locally. Whiz Kids SHOULD suffer when they sell defective products by having to get it back or by having to replace it, but their process is so slow and difficult and error prone that returning it is really a better option IMHO.
 
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Adam Gunsch
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This is the culprit

My evidence:

Both pegs


Just bent peg


Single not bent peg

 
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