DOTM Human Alliance Soundwave's funky toes: Explained?

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  1. Sso02V

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    I mentioned this in the "Hard to see stuff" thread on the movie board, but since it's toy-related, I figured I'd cross-post it here.

    Bumblebee shoots off Soundwave's left leg at the knee before killing him. Moreover, it seems like that's what the feet on his Human Alliance figure are designed to look like.
    Circled at the top for comparison is Soundwave's normal leg in the preceding shot. His right one due to visibility of the other being limited.
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    At the bottom, we have his left leg, having been severed below the knee, reduced to three awkwardly spaced points.

    Look familiar?
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    Here's a shot from BluRayHiDef's thread where we can see Soundwave's legs in their entirety.
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    I think that HA Soundwave is now "Hasbro's biggest F*ck up"
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    Fixed. U MAD BRO!?
     
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    You honestly can't be serious. THEY GAVE HIM SEVERED LEGS AND YOU CONTINUE TO DEFEND HIM? :stick:  :noob 
     
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    Human Alliance superior, Deluxe inferior.
     
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    You nailed the mystery.
    The toy designer was given images of Soundwave with his leg/legs blown off to work from.
    This toy is a complete failure.
    How can Hasbro release this with a correctly modeled deluxe class toy ?
    How gave this POS the thumbs up to production !?

    Our only hope is a third party leg attachment set.
     
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    Seems to be the case. Or it could be that Hasbro might be trying to continue what they went from in Revenge of the Fallen, seeing as how Soundave's original concept from that film had two toes. Although that still doesn't explain the deluxe.

    I don't think it looks too bad, and technically it means that now only one leg is inaccurate to the movie. Anyway, maybe it's something that'll come up in one of their Q&A sessions.

    For goodness sakes guys, grow up. Everyone's allowed to their own opinion. I for one, happen to like the two toys.
     
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    :lolol  What the f*ck Hasbro? :lolol 
     
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    Now that you mentioned it the Human Allience Soundwave's legs actually look a little movie accurate from that last picture.Might rethink about not getting him.
     
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    So... you're suggesting they're releasing an amputated transformer?

    Regardless, I hope next year's botcon hasbro panel Q&A has someone stand up with this toy, point at the legs, and ask "what the hell, guys?"
     
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    Yeah, if you want a severed leg Soundwave
     
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    Do any of you really think Hasbro would work on this toy from one picture? Hasbro is probably given CGI models of the characters in the movie. Given that HA Soundwave's reveal was so close to the release of DOTM, I don't think ILM would have been too shy to
    give them some CGI pictures.
     
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    Not explicitly, no. Hence the question mark. It's simply curious that the only time Soundwave looks like the HA version is when he's had his leg blown off.
     
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    Legs still look nothing like the movie or the CGI art
     
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    That's due to the engineering, they needed to fit the HA gimmick into the toy.
    Also the angle of the Official Hasbro pictures, the legs look better in the SDCC pictures than in the Hasbro pics.
     
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    You just admitted the main flaw. They sacrificed parts of the toy for the gimmick. Which is NEVER a good thing.
     
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    You know if we keep this up, I'm going to have to ignore you.
     
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    Ugh, whatever. You buy the severed leg HA Soundwave, I'll buy the shellformer-ish Deluxe. Just picking my poison, neither is even close to perfect
     

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