g1 fort max upper leg (mis)assembly?

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  1. KA

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    hey guys,

    ive a friend who just picked up a FM and he noticed how his unit as above looks off compared to net pics. at first he balked at it but then he realized the misassembly occured with others hes personally seen (namely mine and another guy) so transformation/modes arent affected.

    the correct version:

    http://www.unicron.us/tf1987/figures/fortressmaximus1g.jpg

    from http://www.unicron.us/tf1987/figures/fortressmaximus.htm

    the incorrect version:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v474/kae_ae/gen1/fm_bot4.jpg

    from http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=95991&page=2

    note the motifs at where the upper leg meets the pelvis and the protrusion at the inner knees.

    how common is this assembly error?
     
  2. Shin-Gouki

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    Never heard of this before. Wierd
     
  3. grayman

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    Nice catch KA, but what makes one version better than the other? Is there limited movement or is it just aesthetic?
     
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    I don't think it changes the function of the toy at all.

    I wonder though, on what do you base the choice of naming which version is correct or incorrect? If they both function equally well, then it would seem highly difficult to make a judgement of which was the "right" way, as opposed to just being Type 1/Type 2. Catalog pics would be little help, as they were of a prototype, and catalog pics often have some type of variation from the final assembly anyway.
     
  5. KA

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    simple. the correct one is the one as per the picture on the box and the character art. also, the styro even has the indentations to allow for the inner knee protrusion (refer to pic at unicron.com).

    and yeah, the incorrect one does not affect TFmation/modes as far as my own experience.
     
  6. SureShot90

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    I never noticed that - I don't know how it's on my boxed Fort Max, but I'm not really bothered with it cuz it's working :) 
     
  7. NGW

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    For some reason that just sounds.....wrong.

    But yeah, I don't think I've ever noticed that before.
     
  8. netkid

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    The legs are on opposite. Can't you just swap them around?
     
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    Yes. It's a lot of work, but it can be done.
     
  10. KA

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    as numerously mentioned, it does not affect playability. just wondering how common a factory error this is.
     
  11. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    really weird, nice find.

    i did an ebay search and none of them have the flipped upper legs.
     
  12. Valkysas

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    maybe it's not a factory error? maybe a previous owner took him apart to clean/restore, and just put him back together wrong?
     
  13. KA

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    yeah, but excluding mine, theres at least 2 occurences besides my friends, including 1 of which is supposed to be an unused gmax.
     

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