Alts Optimus missing engine/gun?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Severus, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Severus

    Severus Curmudgeon TFW2005 Supporter

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    Bah. I got my new Alternator Optimus Prime this Monday and promptly opened him, only to find that there was nothing under the hood. No engine at all. I checked the instructions to make sure I wasn't just an idiot, and sure enough, that's where it's supposed to be. Nothing else was loose in the package. Just... no engine/gun.

    Anyone else run into this? I'm going to see about getting an exchange from BBTS.
     
  2. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    if u get an exchange for another Prime you will be waiting until the next shipment comes in though :( 
     
  3. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    Oh jeez, I hope this isn't widespread...
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I hate QC issues on an item that isn't easily replaced :mad  Especially an entire missing piece... I mean, common!


    Andy
     
  5. e3nine

    e3nine Poop.

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    I know there are scales all over the assembly line to weigh the boxes. If it's any bit off, there's either something missing or something extra.
     
  6. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

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    His name is hopkin prime
     
  7. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    dont worry, you find him?

    omg i smell a sig trend.
     
  8. Severus

    Severus Curmudgeon TFW2005 Supporter

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    I dunno, it just wasn't there. I even transformed him to make sure it wasn't hidden somewhere crazy inside him or something. It just wasn't there. Didn't appear to be anything extra either. As to losing the piece, it's not possible. The very first thing I did was pop open the hood to take a look inside, and I opened him on a clean table besides.

    Oh well. BBTS is offering me to either ship it back and exchange it, or keep it as-is for a $20 store credit. I'm thinking of taking that and just ordering another one and attempting to kitbash this one into Ironhide.
     
  9. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Go for the second option, where you get that Prime free, and another one.
    Don't turn down a free alt.
     
  10. Andre

    Andre Autobot Guardian

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    Mine had a gun so it may not be widespread.

    (then again, my alt. Sunstreaker had two left fists, so who knows :) )
     
  11. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

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    *whew* now that's a relief
     
  12. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    I believe my alt Sideswipe's gun was in a little plastic baggie in the box... not under the hood. Same with my alt Swindle's...
     
  13. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    So...in the case of your alt. Prime, where was the weapon stored?
     
  14. Andre

    Andre Autobot Guardian

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    Under the hood when it came out of the package. You really can't see too much of it from a head-on view when the hood is open (the engine kind of rests high). The only part of it you might be able to see is what eventually forms the handle of the weapon. To see more of the engine itself, look under the hood from either the right or left side of the truck.
     
  15. Carl

    Carl Length and/or Girth

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    My Alt Op also came with the engine/gun, although it did fall out the instant I opened the hood :sly2: 
     
  16. LigerPrime

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    Shucks, that means I have no way of knowing if the weapon is missing just from looking at the package!?
     
  17. Andre

    Andre Autobot Guardian

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    I don't think there has been an Alternator out where you could see the weapon. Either the weapon has been under the hood or in a bag.
     
  18. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Just like no one had any way of seeing if their Ricochet had a gold nose or a white one... I believe there were a few ones bought with gold noses...
     

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