Q about Armada Jets nose angle

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by manyoufactsure, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. manyoufactsure

    manyoufactsure Maximal TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2004
    Posts:
    827
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    I know this is a little late for the Armada line but I never understood, why all of the USA Armada jets had the nose cone angled down.
    I would have thought this was normal except that I purchased the Japanese Armada Starscream, and his nose was "in line" with the plane body. (not angled down).

    does anyone know why this was different between the two versions?

    Is Japanese Thundercracker, the same as J Starscream?
     
  2. Samana Rombuca

    Samana Rombuca Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    1,456
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    From what I understand, the only Micron Legend seeker to feature the unique straight angle nosecone was ol' Micron Starscream.

    After that, they were all pretty much just the American versions IIRC. It's the reason I only bothered with the Micron Legend SS.

    As for why? I heard for safety reasons. Coming from Hasbro, something dumb like that flies for me. :lolol  Anything more specific and I don't know :( 
     
  3. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Posts:
    11,393
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    286
    Likes:
    +5
    Anyone know if you can fix that? Maybe shave a tab or something so the US version will be straight? Mine are all buried so I can't check.
     
  4. Sushi Convoy

    Sushi Convoy Tying up car

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    71
    Likes:
    +0
    I seem to remember when this came up during the Armada years the explanation was that the "straight line" nose section made the jet mode too much like a "knife" and too easily enabled child-stabbing. I think it was "Orson" (Aaron Archer) himself who explained that on these boards.

    North American safety standards. Micromanagement run amok. What a load of....

    Sush.

    EDIT: Why is it every time I leave lurker-mode and post on these boards my post count has been reset?! :) 
     
  5. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

    Joined:
    May 15, 2003
    Posts:
    6,111
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +5
    Ebay:
    I've always heard it was a safety thing too.....weird, cause it's still pointed. Kids can't impale themselves on a seeker just because his nose is pointing down?? Crazy! Why did that not affect any other jet ?
     
  6. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Posts:
    17,114
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +66
    As I understand it (which ain't with much) the angled nose was so if the planes was dropped/thrown/whatever and hit something with the nose, the angled nose makes that part more likely to flip down on impact, diverting/diffusing the force, and less likely to act like a spear.

    Sounds like something that sounds better on paper than in practice though.
     
  7. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,751
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +4
    Probably becasue alot of American kids are just plain retarded.
     
  8. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Banned

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,149
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    ML Thundercracker also has the straight nose. I know since I have one. The colours are also much nicer on ML Tcracker.
     
  9. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2004
    Posts:
    8,092
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +11
    Ebay:
    Nah, it's their parents, the lawyers, and judges who make this stuff necessary. I mean, I once hit a kid with a baseball bat, but nobody stopped making them because they're dangerous.

    -Tony!
     
  10. Zero Prime

    Zero Prime Windows user no more

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2004
    Posts:
    2,587
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    There is a way to fix the angled nose thing. It requires a small amount of shaving on the area that the nose touches while in jet mode. don't file the nose it self though. If you look at this area closely you can see that it is at an angle, just straighten it out. You will have to repaint over that spot of course. I tried this with my Universe Ramjet and it worked great.
     
  11. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Posts:
    5,697
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +1
    Damn. I didn't know about this back when I was in chinatown looking at an imported ML SS. It was cheaper than the domestic release, too.
     
  12. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,751
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +4
    Yeah, but a bat is not a toy though , it's for sports, and it's made to hit things with :) 


    Im talking about the kids who point toy guns at cops , or the ones who poke their eyes out with G1 Cyclonuses lol
     
  13. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Posts:
    17,114
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +66
    Everytime a thread like this pops up, I'm always reminded of an old article from the Onion "Fun toys recalled thanks to stupid dead kids".
     

Share This Page