ROTF Optimus Prime's Hands

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  1. deceptihunter

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    Has anybody ever noticed that on OP's box that they advertise articulated fingers but on the figure itself it's not!??? Why is that!?
     
  2. S.A.A.M.

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    Prototype pics are usually better than the final result. In the end it must've come down to cost. Probably the reason why he doesn't have rubber tires as well.
     
  3. ComicGuy89

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    I believe it was a cost-cutting measure. Quite a few of these measures were done in the ROTF line, such as getting rid of Stratosphere's shuttle gun.
     
  4. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    Known cuts:

    Optimus Prime:
    -articulated hands.
    -split apart wheels.
    -fold away sidesteps.
    -rubber tires.
    -painted details.

    Starscream (voyager):
    -pop out arm missile launchers.
    -fold away hands that become the jet's thrusters.

    Stratosphere:
    -space shuttle missile launcher.
     
  5. QmTablit

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    Back-of-the-box and promo pics are always of prototypes, not the actual production run figure.

    Been that way since the 80's. And likely long before as well.
     
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    Wasn't Prime supposed to come with the Buster Prime gun too originally?
     
  7. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    No. That was a late add-on by Takara.
     
  8. SharkyMcShark

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    I'd love for a third party company to produce a set of fold away Starscream hands.

    Apart from the hands that's the best jet mold we've had in years.
     
  9. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    YES. Hell, why just skip the third party and have Hasbro or Takara remold them by dipping into the loads of money they made off the toys so far.

    I mean seriously, I WOULD BUY A VOYAGER STARSCREAM along with the Leader Class IF they GAVE THE VOYAGER FOLD-AWAY HANDS like they originally intended to.

    And IF they were possibly axed because they were prone to snapping off in drop tests, then why not just make the hands from the same soft rubber used on the nosecones or put them on ball & socket joints?
     
  10. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    To be honest I'd buy the mold again if they made it a running change (like they did with Jazz and his hood/arm transformation in the last movie)
     
  11. netkid

    netkid Where's my Goddamn shoe!

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    What did they do to Jazz?
     
  12. SharkyMcShark

    SharkyMcShark Hi. I'm better than you

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    The first wave of Jazz had a very weak double joint to allow the inner halves of the hood to fold down and form the underside of the forearms. It required a lot of pressure to use and was a friction joint, and as such it frequently came apart when in use (because it required telescoping out and then back in, and then the opposite when you were transforming back to the car mode).

    For subsequent releases (Final Battle, Premium, and 3 Pack) they just made it the one joint held in place by pins, which was a lot lot better
     

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