Are they leaving stuff on the instructions out on purpose?

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  1. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    On the movie boxes and in the instructions it seems like they are leaving stuff out. IE Jazz's shield attaching to the gun. turning the top of barricades arms. the fold back on leader primes legs. Just seems they are missing the ball on what could be much better advertizing by showing stuff how it was actually engineered rather than by how someone who didnt get it put it together or the box art. eh
     
  2. GogDog

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    Only the engineers and zealous fans know what secrets a toy beholds.
     
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    They also completely leave out any directions on the proper way to transform Ironhide's back in the instructions.
     
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    this is nothing new. i like playing around and discovering cool things.

    i usually end up doing things my way ANYWAY. but it is annoying to have OBVIOUS features left out, but the jap version includes them... cest la vie.
     
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    Yeah, trying to transform MP Megatron was a nightmare and the instructions didn't help. Everything about that toy just screams "break me!"

    :lol 
     
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    They could be pulling the lego mantra of figure out and experiment for what you like. I personally love flipping ironhides back to jet pack mode and compact.

    And not to mention the fun gerwalk modes you can get they can't advertise due to trademarks, and the fact of a sea of Blackouts with scorpio walkers is quite O.O and that's just it. It came from interaction with the toy and imagination that even the engineer's may not see.
     
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    Okay, I've just got to ask. Scorpio walkers?
     
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    No kidding! They don't even vaguely mention his back kibble. You're just left to guess. But, playing with it I've actually found a way to make his backpack really compact, but it puts the base of the windshield so close to his head, that it can barely turn.
     
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    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showpost.php?p=1344211&postcount=273

    :thumb 
     
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    Yeah...

    Although does this configuration of yours restrict his head movement? If so then I think I've figured it out.
     
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    I can't find my blasted camera ><. Le sigh. If it were lighter I'd try using my webcam, but that's rubbish on a black figure like barricade.

    No, it doesn't. His head can do a full 360.

    Maybe I"ll look into nicking a camera from work tomorrow for the day.

    EDIT:

    Ugh. These images are awful, I know. I need get get a blasted working camera. Webcams ftl.

    less distorted reference photo:
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    Horrifying distorted photo with overlays:
    [​IMG]
     
  13. Phy

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    That subset of the population which are both zealous and engineers have been using the more obscure figures to construct a massive interlocking por-MESSAGE REDACTED BY ENGINEER FANS FOR INCONSPICUITY. HAVE A NICE DAY.
     
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    damn uppity engineers and their calculators and shit
     
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    I see you posted some pics although I had just figured it out now after I put him down for a couple hours. Thanks for it all though.
     
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    IMO - Hasbro were too eager to push out the toys that they rushed through the whole production process.
     
  18. Rumble02

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    well at least im not the only one to notice this yet. any secret stuff with leader prime? or bonecrusher?
     
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    Okay, I can see how to get the backpack done, but how the hell does it help the chest pieces stay put?
     
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    i have a special feature thats not in the instructions for bumblebee..

    if you don't follow the directions precisly and press the automorph button to flip the hood.... YOU BROKE HIM.
     

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