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model maker
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posted 07-02-2012 01:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for model maker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I noticed a square piece of clear plastic measuring 3 inches by 2 inches that has a horseshoe shaped raised area open at one end and was included with my 1/6 Dragon Apollo Astronaut.

It has a raised area that almost looks like one of the boots would fit into it but it seems to be a little small for that.

There are no instructions with this thing and I have no idea what it is for, if anything. What is this part for?

the clocks running
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posted 07-02-2012 02:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it is a thin piece of clear plastic in a horse shoe shape it may have been a part of the packaging that was used to separate the head of the figure so it would not move during shipping.

Your model may have been opened before you received it. I own this model and this is how Dragon ships the package.

model maker
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posted 07-03-2012 01:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for model maker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just found out what it is, I saw a link on one of the forums here for fiqures and decals and saw display stands they sell and sure enough there was that plastic piece. Turns out it is for the foot to slip into to help the figure stand up.

The lunar overshoes are too big to fit in the horseshoe shaped opening and it must be for displaying it with the pressure suit boot which I have seen people displaying him with just his pressure suit and no boots, gloves on. Thanks for your reply.

Dragon sure needs to include instructions with their products when they need assembly and have unfamiliar parts. I thought it may have been for the backpack at first.

Ronpur
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posted 07-03-2012 09:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should try setting up one of their WW2 figures if you need instructions! It helps to be a WW2 re-enactor to figure out where everything goes.

the clocks running
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posted 07-07-2012 02:10 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I opened the package of my 2011 Apollo 11 Astronaut figure and found the plastic stand in the box. I apologize for not describing the correct part. I also own the 2004 Buzz Aldrin figure and this stand was not included with that figure.

cspg
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posted 09-07-2012 03:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Too soon to re-issue it?

cycleroadie
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posted 09-07-2012 04:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cycleroadie   Click Here to Email cycleroadie     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cspg:
Too soon to re-issue it?
Chris, what now decided you want a "doll"?

cspg
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posted 09-08-2012 01:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ha, ha, ha.

No but Dragon was fast to announce models when the shuttle was retired and if no more new "dolls" come out, that's it, folks, capitalism is dead.


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