classic devastator mistake

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  1. nic28

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    I just got mine today and noticed the figure hightower is wrong. On the back of the box it shows hightower's crane arm in robot mode is his left arm but the actual figure the crane arm is the right arm. I'm not complaining just saying why show a different picture than what the actual product is? Did anyone else catch this?
     
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    its probably just a flipped image
     
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    more over when pictures get scanned they can get flipped so that the figure is in reverse. that is probably what happend there
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    A mirror image of a figure is nothing...what's bad is when they leave huge paint apps off and do remolding that's different than the box.
     
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    MMM....whatre you talking about?
     
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    I'm talking about what Hasbro does on LOTS of figures...the picture on the box being different than the actual figure, i.e. different paint apps, slightly remolded heads, etc.

    Having a mirror image of the figure on the box doesn't seem like a big deal when you compare it to all that IMO.
     
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    The "stock" pictures Hasbro uses are usually taken from unfinished samples, such as a hand painted test shot. Since the packaging has to be ready when the final figure is ready, Hasbro can't always wait for a final production figure to send to their photographers. It's the same reason why you see different colored G1 toys in old catalogs and such.
     
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    It's no big deal just thought i share this to see if anyone else who bought a classic devastator caught that mistake to.
     
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    do have some examples?
    id like to see some
     
  10. MegaMoonMan

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    Want proof? Go to the store, buy several figures, open them, and compare to box pictures.

    The latest one I know of is protoform Starscream.
     
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    Classics Magnus has far less paint aps on the figure than he does on the packaging photos

    Energon Dreadwing and Alternators Prowl are grey on their packaging but the actual figures are baby blue

    Protoform Starscream has a completely different head on his packaging than he does on the figure
     
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    ah, MMM i know that, i thought you were talking about devastator having remolded parts....
     
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    Yeah, a long time ago I posted pics of the back of Cybertron Lugnutz's card, which showed a pretty diff. Lugnutz than the actual toy. At the time I had never noticed such differences, but now I see them all the time.
     
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    Pretty close. What they actually told us a couple years ago at the con is that most of the package shots are actually of the (fragile) grey pre-mold prototypes painted up. hence the differences like metallic paint and plastic. And since molds tends to need some final revisions before the final toolings are cut, these do tend to have at least a few small differences from the final product.
     

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