Incinerator Mistake

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Binaltech Tech, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. Binaltech Tech

    Binaltech Tech Covert Operative

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    I have noticed a mistake in the Incinerator toy. If you look at the toy and the pic. of the real bird you will notice......the engine pods are upside down on incinerator.

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  2. seeker311

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    Seeing as the real life version of this vehicle has caused so many deaths and is actually an embarassment to the army, I would say its not that BIG of a mistake.
     
  3. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Actually, they've been flying successful missions since the start of Gulf War II: The Revenge without a single accident. It's become a vital part of the effort.
     
  4. Razerwire

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    Hmmm. I wonder if I can switch the parts.

    I'll be right back to report.

    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  5. Noizemaze

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    I'm curious how difficult it would be to reassemble the pods in the correct positions. I'll probably attempt it once I can get my hands on one.
     
  6. Razerwire

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    Just tried it.

    And short of doing some major cutting/prying, it's not going to happen.

    The problem lies on the tips of the engines where the propellers are attached. The factory glued the endcap on therefore making a simple screw removal and switch impossible.

    I also tried detaching the entire engine at the wing. Unfortunately the elbow joint isn't held together by screws but pins instead.
     
  7. seeker311

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    You be the judged; overpriced, more deaths per training and significant limitations? ---->

    http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/v-22.htm


    There are some good pics in there for those that want to do a repaint.
     
  8. Binaltech Tech

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    By informing my TFW2005 brothren about this mistake, I was not intending to evaluate the Osprey's combat or flight record. Merely to point out an error on the part of Has/Tak.
     
  9. Razerwire

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    Yes indeed.

    Let's stop with the off topic posts and just talk about the toy.
     
  10. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    pretty much every picture I've ever seen of Incinerator have the 'upside down' rotor pods. I'm under the impression it was intentional, as part of the 'make it look different enough so we don't have to license anything' goal.
     
  11. DELTAsnake

    DELTAsnake Decepticon

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    Isn't the entire movie line licenced? Theres a GMC on my Ironhide, a Pontiac logo on my Jazz and a Chevy logo on both my Bumblebee's.
     
  12. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    engine pods-air intakes.
     
  13. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not everything in the movie line has a auto/vehicle manufacturer license attached, especially if it's of someone/something that did not appear in the movie itself. Most of those try to avoid looking too much like a specific model. There's differences between Incinerator and a real Osprey that have nothing to do with gimmicks or accommodating a transformation, for example (besides flipped pods). Perhaps the most telling thing would be that (based on pics I've seen) the back of the box appears to list a "helicopter mode", where if it were licensed/official, I'd assume it would read "V-22 Osprey® mode" instead.
     
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    Dreadwing/Overcast is a MiG and I doubt that Mikohan Gurevich licended them.
     
  15. seeker311

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    Ok, youre right. You meant to talk about the toy and I jumped the gun. It does look like its upside down. Aside from that, how is the toy? does it transform nicely or is it flimsy?
     
  16. Razerwire

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    The irritation of the upside down turboprop engines finally made me gather enough courage to try to tackle the glued part and fix it.

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    The red squares indicate where the housing is glued together.

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    Looks great right?

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    Unfortunately the screws are very distracting on top now.

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    Also the wing mold that's a part of the engine housing is now not flush with the rest of the wing.

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    When transformed, the arm is now not nice and flush.

    Also to note, the rotor gimmick fails on epic proportions after this swap. So after all this effort, I am going to put it back to the way it was.
     
  17. Noizemaze

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    Awe, that's a shame. Guess I'll just have to get used to the intakes being on top.
     
  18. Razerwire

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    Yup, it looks like it was a rather large error in the design process.
     
  19. Seawing

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    Interesting tidbit on Incinerator guys.
    Now if I can just find him in my area...
     
  20. Grimlock_13

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    Does it affect the actual toy in anyway? If not, does it really matter?
     

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