Miss Assembled TM Optimus?

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  1. Tm Tarantulas

    Tm Tarantulas Herald of Unicron

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    i was just looking at the hands of my optimus primal and i noticed that the furry hands went with the robot mode.

    i figured, ill just switch out the hands.....


    that didnt work. when i did that i realized the hand switching mechanism didnt work at all.

    turns out my arms were completely backwards.

    unfortunately the arms are not on ball joints.

    i was able to fix it no problem and everything is fine now!

    i was just wondering if i got a shitty one or if this was a wide know occurrence?
     
  2. Tm Tarantulas

    Tm Tarantulas Herald of Unicron

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    oops! wrong mis!

    sorry! i meant misassembled.

    not miss assembled.
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

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    His hands are supposed to be furry in robot mode. Unless what you're saying is the hands won't switch at all. (I.e. the forearm won't open)
     
  4. Tm Tarantulas

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    no they arent.

    theres a pair of mechanical hands, and a pair of furry ones

    im assuming, the furry ones are for monkey mode
     
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    They're not.

    Furry hands are for robot mode. Mechanical hands are for monkey mode.

    That's the whole point of Transmetals. The robot modes are organic in nature, while the beast mode is mechanical. You'll notice that the mechanical hands are slightly extended for gorilla mode, to make his arms longer.
     
  6. Grimlock_13

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    I thought the same thing when I got my TM Optimus. I had to verify it with several online reference sites before I figgured out it was correct.

    *edit: but hey if you prefer it the other way there's nothing wrong with that either!
     
  7. Matty

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    Yeah, you got it backwards.
     
  8. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Ditto I know i was WTF for a while at first with him.
     
  9. depthcharge82

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    i just bought tm optimus yesterday and should get him by friday.
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

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    Congrats, he's a lot of fun. Mines all busted up and missing everything not held in by a screw, pin or rivet, and I still find him kinda cool.
     
  11. Tm Tarantulas

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    o ok. weird.

    i like mine better honestly :/

    but yea! hes great!

    one of my all time favorites!!!
     
  12. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    I ended up doing a chest reverse on one of mine so that the blue metal would be his robot chest. I never did really like the organic chest for his robot mode that much.
     

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