Silverbolt: Motherf-

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TENIME_art, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    I got Silverbolt tonight, thanks to a Target giftcard a coworker gave me, and Target's lack of their own G.I. Joe exclusives (stupid Rattlers...).

    I get home, open him up:

    - No instruction booklet.

    The store I got him at is an hour and a half away (was visiting a friend), and by now they're all closed, even the ones close to me.

    Thanks to the hurricanes down south, our house got flooded, and the fun is supposed to repeat tomorrow (Sunday) as well, so I really don't feel like driving out in that crap again, if I don't have to go to work (which I don't).

    I know Hasbro has had downloadable PDFs of instruction sheets, but I've spent the last 20 minutes searching their site, finding two things: Jack & Sh**.

    Can someone help me out, please? I don't feel like "winging it". I like following the directions.

    Help! My Silverbolt is stuck in alt mode!! :cry 
     
  2. Gouka

    Gouka Well-Known Member

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  3. Grimlocka go-go

    Grimlocka go-go Back from the Dead TFW2005 Supporter

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    Same damn thing happened to me with Onslaught.

    QC's not just about paint dammit!
     
  4. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Silverbolt is a breeze to transform....you don't need the instructions.
     
  5. AnimatedFan

    AnimatedFan Banned

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    *points below*

    It's funny you should mention that instructions thing. I saw a Silverbolt sitting on the shelf and his instructions were sticking half way out of the package, and it was still factory sealed!

    I went ahead and looked at the instructions thoroughly (cuz I was curious), and then made sure it was shoved in behind some twist ties to keep it retained. Worked.

    I will say this...he's pathetically simple. One of the worst figures I've ever seen. There's absolutely no reason for a figure of his size to be that simplistic.
     
  6. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    No offense intended, but ... really?
     
  7. red00wolf

    red00wolf insatiable collector

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    you best be trolling.
     
  8. Flashpoint

    Flashpoint Well-Known Member

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    If you have transformed G1 Silverbolt before, just follow the same exact general steps, no really its not a joke, it will work, even with your eyes closed lol :p 
     
  9. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Must be an early April Fools.

    What's next, can't transform Activators Bumblebee without instructions?
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    doesn't anyone watch reviews on the internet.

    if i had Silverbolt i would review him so you can he see his transformations.
     
  11. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Wow......seriously?......I mean.....look at him......he's not too hardto figure out since, you know, he's basically half-way transformed inhis alt mode anyway.
     
  12. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    As he said:

    So try not to be asses about it?
     
  13. heshanj

    heshanj Banned

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    well, i personally like having an instruction sheet with each of my boxed figures..
    secondly, i agree that silverbolt is ridiculously simple to transform, but that doesnt make it a bad figure at ALL...thirdly, someone was right, QC is not just about paint jobs...
    i would be quite annoyed to find a brand new figure without instructions either....and i tend to follow instructions the first time i transform a figure
     
  14. rodimusconvoy

    rodimusconvoy Well-Known Member

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    Mine didnt include the instructions either, so I proceeded to make my own transformation.
     
  15. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    Thank you Locustreign....so folks, either help the man out, or keep moving.
     
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  16. MagnusPrimal

    MagnusPrimal Well-Known Member

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    Really? He's a bad figure because he has a simple transformation?

    In the Masterpiece line, that might work. However, as other posters repeatedly remind us, on main lines, the ones sold in retail stores, they're directed at kids. So a 20-minute transformation is not a good thing.
     
  17. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

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    When did simple and elegant become mutually exclusive.

    I think Silverbolt is kind of fun to transform and if I were a kid playing with him, I'd be glad I could transform him in seconds rather than suspending play to take 3-5 minutes to change the thing.

    (and it does take kids time like that on a lot of figures...)
     
  18. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Seriously? No one had linked to Hasbro? Dudes...
     
  19. Ramrider

    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    My Titanium Rodimus Prime came with Titanium RID Prime's instructions. Like Primes are interchangeable or something. I was able to work out the transformation just from looking at the box photos (I'm an old hand at this transforming lark :)  ), but since I like to rebox my stuff to MIB eventually it was kinda irksome.
    Luckily a pal of mine that sometimes buys TFs just bins his boxes and instructions so I was able to have his sheet when he bought himself one.
     

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