Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I'm not mad, Hasbro . . .

. . . but I am disappointed.

This Zeus suddenly gave up the ghost when I was testing it last weekend, and this was the cause: a poorly-made solder join on the wire leading directly from the batteries to the motors had come loose.

The lemon lotto is beginning to feel a lot more like lemon Russian roulette; loose wires and misaligned parts are starting to feel almost routine. Poor QC is a minor annoyance to people with screwdrivers and soldering irons, but to the average consumer, this would have been a killer problem - especially if this had come loose during a game.

I've heard of other nerfers having similar problems with their Zeuses. This is no good. Somebody needs to fix their shit and fix it yesterday.

Testing has resumed as of last weekend, with no further problems.