Reissue Seeker Missle Launcher Question

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Mat-Man, Feb 25, 2006.

  1. Mat-Man

    Mat-Man Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I'm a bit confused on this subject. Everywhere I've read about the reissue jets, it says they've had their launching mechanisms disabled, which I take to mean they don't "shoot" at all, period. However, the launchers that came with my reissue Skywarp and Thundercracker all "shoot", and with pretty good force behind them, as well. Was this a running change that no one has mentioned/noticed? The figures were quite obviously NOT returns, so I know it wasn't a case of some one buying them, modifying the launchers, and then returning them (Why go through all that trouble of modifying then returning? Makes no sense.) for some one to purchase them later, 2 or 3 months apart at that. (I bought Skywarp first, then T-cracker a couple of months later.)
    Anyway, any help to clear this up would be nice/appreciated!
     
  2. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    My Skywarp reissue shoots pretty far as well. I bet it was just a mistake in the writing on the paper-work.
     
  3. Gigatron_2005

    Gigatron_2005 President of Calendars

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    Im quite sure that the reissue jets have working missile launchers. Somebody is probally confused with the reissues that have had the launching mechanisms disabled, such as the US versions of Hoist and (I think) Inferno.
     
  4. Orodruin

    Orodruin @deathformer TFW2005 Supporter

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    I think the choice was either to neuter the launchers or upsize the missiles. Inferno for one got neutered, the jets got upsized.
     
  5. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Jazz and Ricochet were also upsized
     
  6. Mat-Man

    Mat-Man Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys! I figured something like that must have been the case. The thing that still confuses me is what brought me to post: I was toolin' around on Fred's Varients pages and read the page on the jet variations. On that page he has a (small) section for the reissues and said (paraphrasing here) that the launching mechanisms were disabled as well as having "missles on steroids". That inspired me to get out my reissues and check their launchers and then to start this thread. It kinda makes me wonder if the people who have written reviews for them have actually opened the boxes and fiddled/played with the figures at all....
     

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