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Lego minifig necks

Postby Solscud007 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:38 pm

Why do all minifigs have black tampo printing on the neck posts? is this to make the heads snug/tighter on the posts? why not correct the mold the next time when you burn out the molds and have to make a new one.
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Re: Lego minifig necks

Postby meeotch » Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:21 am

When minifig torsos are printed, the arms haven't yet been attached. When printing on the torso's front, a black mark is added to the neck to identify the front. That way, after the part has been printed and it makes its way down the belt, if it gets flipped upside-down or anything, a photoelectric eye (or human who isn't intimately familiar with the design of that particular minifig, for that matter) can identify which side is the front so that the arms can be attached with the proper orientation.
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Re: Lego minifig necks

Postby Robzula » Thu Aug 19, 2010 1:23 am

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Re: Lego minifig necks

Postby Solscud007 » Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:28 am

ahh thanks.
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Re: Lego minifig necks

Postby Draykov » Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:11 am

On that note...
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