Anyone else with an upside down Autobot symbol on Animated Rodimus?

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  1. JTKranix

    JTKranix Decepticon

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  2. SPLIT LIP

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    Is the engine block upside down?
     
  3. snkeyes069

    snkeyes069 Legend in his own mind TFW2005 Supporter

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    No. Oh, right...I still haven't seen one.
     
  4. JTKranix

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    Yeah, it was put in upside down. It doesn't matter how you rotate it, it's still upside down. There are a couple of screws under the hood but it doesn't loosen anything up so I can take it out and put it in correctly.

    Mainly just curious if it's this one or a wide spread issue.
     
  5. G1Wheeljack

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    Well damn. At least since the engine block is upside down as well you can tell if it's like that in package.
     
  6. Wollstone

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    Hopefully someone will figure out a fix for those who didn't notice.
     
  7. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    You should be able to take the chest apart and remove that piece to turn it back around.
     
  8. Gen. Hospital

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    Damn, what faction am I again?

    *looks down on chest*

    Aaah, autobot!
     
  9. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

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    ^ :lol 

    Man, that's crummy. It's bad enough when something like that happens on a mass released figure.
     
  10. jerryitus

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    Man, that sucks...
     
  11. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    Adds to make Hot Rod look stupid :lol 
     
  12. Dran0n

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    He already looks stupid enough, as is.
     
  13. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    Nope. Right-side up.
     
  14. megaxz01

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    Animated Rodimus variant found.

    I was able to get a set of the new Animated deluxes, and I was anxious to open these bad boys up.

    Needless to say, after having opened and transformed Rodimus, I made a discovery. One that is very blatant. Have a look -

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    That's right... His Autobot symbol is upside down.

    Now I also took a pic of his engine, because it is in the correct position.

    [​IMG]

    Do you know what this means?

    It means you won't be able to spot this variant, as I assumed the engine was backward too, but that is not the case if you look at this old photo of the toy on display at a convention -

    http://pics.livejournal.com/shortpacked/pic/001xpyf7/s640x480

    So yeah, I now need another set, and hope that when opening it, the symbol will be in the correct position.

    Here is a pic of my toys in the package, which shows the engine is still in the right position -

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Deceptigtar

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    cant you pop that piece out and flip it?

    i bet this is a fluke, not a variant. shit like this happens more often that you think.

    variant to me would be different plastic, color, mold change. like the arcee.
     
  16. megaxz01

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    I see no spot to do that.

    If it were a fluke, the engine wouldn't be in the correct position.

    This isn't a case of a piece that got flipped, because then, the engine would be flipped.
     
  17. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    This error was already posted last week.
     
  18. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Why not just slap a repro label on it? That should cover it up nicely
     
  19. Blitz.

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    i'd say its a variant if only because this is a production error rather then anything else
     
  20. megaxz01

    megaxz01 Transformer up and comer

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    Can you show me a link to it? In anycase, they didn't make it news, obviously, because it wasn't frontpaged for all to witness.
     

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