faction symbol confusion??

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  1. T-Logicon

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    I've noticed that some new TFs have the movie type faction symbols when they arent part of the movie line. I.E. TFA Shockwave & Blitzwing as well as some of the early universe2.0 stuff. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
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    Not sure I see what you are seeing?
     
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    Look at the faction decepticon symbols on Shockwave for example, it's the 2007 movie version--not the traditional symbol that all of the other TFA's have. Blitzwing has the same thing too.
     
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    Activators Starscream is the same way.
     
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    All the animated Cons I have have the same symbol. Blitzwings symbols eyes are smaller. But he is the only one.
     
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    So are the early universe2.0 voyagers. Blaster and Heavy Load. I think there is some confusion among the 9 yr olds running the machines at the factories in China.
     
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    The smaller eyes mean it's the movie version not the original version of the symbol. Your Shockwave doesnt have the same thing? Mine and everyone I've seen in stores all have the movie type symbol.
     
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    Its very simple. Silver and gold symbols hide better under certain light. In a way its like a modern alternative to a rubsign. It keeps the figures/vehicles uncluttered, and also allows some more flexible color choices rather than what works against red and purple.
     
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    youre right, but the color of the symbol has nothing to do with the kind of symbol. All of the TFA symbols are the same colors, they're not all the same style though. The same with some of the universe2.0 stuff.
     
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    Shockwave
    EDIT: His Symbol on his Cannon is the same as on his chest.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Blitzwing
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    Megatron
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    True, but look at the symbol on his turret (Shockwave) it's not the same.
     
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    Looking at those, only Blitzwing has the movie symbol.

    Personally, I couldn't care less. They were slightly changed for the movie so they'd look less cartoony (biggest changes: the Autobot eyes are slightly tilted to look les goofy and the Decepticons eyes are made smaller and in a different shape), but they're still the same symbols with minor adjustments.

    (fun fact: even though they were changed for the movie, some bots still seem to carry the original symbol. Bumblebee for example wears the G1 Bot symbol on his head)
     
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    I put his Turret symbol up. It looks the same to me.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    wow, they must be making adjustments or coming from different factories or something because mine (or any I've ever seen in the Tampa Bay area) have the movie type symbol.
    thanx for the pics.
     
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    They could be making adjustments. Mine is Pre-release so that could be the diffrence.
     
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    faithingruden I am curious now. Can you take a pic of yours?
     
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    I'll give it a try. I havent posted any pics yet so I'll have to figure it out
     
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    *looks at my Blitzwing*

    Mine has the Movie-style Decpticon symbol too.
     
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    I just checked, my Blitzwing indeed has the movie-style version. My Shockwave has the regular one on both chest and turret. None of my other Cons or Bots seem to carry moviestyle symbols, as far as I am aware.
     
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    Attached are the pics of my Shockwave.
     

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