Screen Battles (First Encounter) Barricade's Frenzy won't come out

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  1. Nevermore

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    Staff, feel free to move this to Toyark if you feel it's better suited there.

    So, according to Walky, the barely-if-at-all repainted Barricade included in the recently released Screen Battles "First Encounter" set features an additional piece of plastic that is specifically designed to keep the Frenzy mini-figure from being taken out of his chest.

    http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=41086

    The only reason for this I could think of would be that Hasbro didn't want to have two Frenzy figures in this set (the other one is one of the three included figurines, the other two are Sam and Mikaela).

    In addition, Barricade's chest-Frenzy is entirely black, with no paint, and not mentioned in the instructions either.

    Essentially, Hasbro paid to tool an additional piece of plastic solely to remove play value from a toy.
     
  2. Draven

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    ...What a very odd thing to do...
     
  3. Lumpy

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    why would they do that? seems like they couldve not done that and then regular frenzy would pop right in....
     
  4. Omega Supreme-1

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    That's the stupidest thing i've ever seen in all my hugging time as a toy collector...
     
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    .. what the heck
     
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    Funny - yet disturbing!
     
  7. Hiro Prime

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    So...

    I wonder how many kids and fans are going to break their Barricades to get the Frenzy out?
     
  8. Nevermore

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    How would they KNOW about it if it isn't advertised and not in the instructions either?
     
  9. Shokaract

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    from friends with the regular release, or maybe the kid already has the regular release and got this too? or maybe the internet. Kids have access to all kinds of crap that we didn't have in the 80s.
     
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    Nemesis Frenzy!
     
  11. Aaron

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    That's odd...
     
  12. Mike

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    It's a stupid little figure anyways, that has way more play value as the innards of the car, then a little robot
     
  13. Jarodimus

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    Methinks you're missing the definition of "play value".

    Or you worked for Hasbro on this project.

    Either way: :sly: .
     
  14. taterx

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    Now thats just...silly as hell then init.
     
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    I'm imagining an oil-covered Frenzy swearing in rapidfire Cybertronian from within Barricade's chest. :lol 
     
  16. Otispq

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    just lameness prevailing.
     
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    maybe frenzy likes it in there.
     
  18. Optimus Scourge

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    That is odd.
     
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    Lesseee, Frenzy's been black, gray, blue, and soon red as well... how about an orange Frenzy, Hasbro? C'mon!
     
  20. Gaokaiser

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    No one knows Japanese version has two(transforming and non-transforming) Frenzy ? :D 
     

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