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Aye, 2007. Never had any issues with my Keelerak, it was only once I got Hahli Mahri and later Ehlek that the problems began. Also had issues with the dark blue sockets from the 2008 Gali Nuva...

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It started with Ehlek for me. I had to use parts from my Keelerak to patch him up. 

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2005 was fine, 2007 was when lime joints became a problem. 2008 is when all joints became a problem.

On that note, I've been having more and more difficulty with original 2001 parts. Not the sockets, but the axle holders, mainly at the area where the Toa's legs and Bohrok's limbs connect to the axle coming out of the body.

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34 minutes ago, Master Inika said:

On that note, I've been having more and more difficulty with original 2001 parts. Not the sockets, but the axle holders, mainly at the area where the Toa's legs and Bohrok's limbs connect to the axle coming out of the body.

I've noticed that being a problem in the past 5 years or so. Most of the 2001 parts that I needed replacing are the axle holders that you are speaking of.

For some reason the Bohrok-Kal's broke first, the black ones lasted a long time, but eventually wore down. Since at the time they were 15 years old, I'd say that's a pretty good run overall. Better than breaking almost instantly like 2008 onward.

 

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I was in my lego dark ages during this time so I never had to deal with the fragile lime parts. I did come across some brittle dark red and the new reddish brown lego parts a few years later, which were produced around the same time

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2007 was a disaster for lime joints. However for 6 years straigth the old design was thick and sturdy. I never understood why they did the 2008 change. They most likely wanted a tighter grip similar to the black joints used in titan figures and fill in the gaps on small hand size sockets. But slimming the joints made them too way too thin.

Why were they unable to design make the thick Hero Factory improved joints earlier?

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On 10/16/2021 at 3:07 PM, (-Kopaka Toa of Ice-) said:

2007 was a disaster for lime joints. However for 6 years straigth the old design was thick and sturdy. I never understood why they did the 2008 change. They most likely wanted a tighter grip similar to the black joints used in titan figures and fill in the gaps on small hand size sockets. But slimming the joints made them too way too thin.

Why were they unable to design make the thick Hero Factory improved joints earlier?

I'm pretty sure it all had to do with the quality of the plastic, not the design.

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Amazing, I didn't know lime joints from 2005 were a thing, thank yall for pointing out a secondary source of parts just in case my 2007 sets break down.

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