TakaraTomy POTP Predaking, Abominus, Optimal Optimus, Elita-1, Battletrap, Octopunch, Bludgeon

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  1. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Well-Known Member

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    True, it has more to do with the current factory letting shit like that pass.
    If I recall correctly, said factory continued to produce MPM Optimus using a broken mold.
     
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    I think you hit it right on the head here. Makes perfect sense .
     
  3. Raiyuki

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    Several comments later someone else has the same conclusion.
    CW Brawl is probably one of the best examples of it too. The first run Hasbro one had the horrible waist. Later ones (I got one so I can say first hand) had better waists that held in place just fine and both TT and Hasbro releases afterwards are on par with that.
    Sadly it's rather rare that both Hasbro and TakaraTomy come out with something simultaneously though so it's hard to verify that part. To be honest I can't even recall the last time that's really happened.
     
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    Usually the movie stuff, which is even easier to tell since the releases are typically identical. I'd consider only a month out to be practically simultaneous, because I doubt that that's enough time to make factory-level fine adjustments.
     
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  6. Starscream Gaga

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    There's a definite difference in the quality of recent Legends figures that suffer from terrible stress-marks from the slightest amount of use, that's for sure.

    Wait, are we not supposed to talk about stuff like that?
     
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  7. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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    When pre-ordering this set, it shows 5 items in the Amazon JP cart. So it's probably not a box set but an easier way to order all 5 individual items at once by bundling them.

    Whether or not TakaraTomy Mall's "original" set is the same as Amazon JP's remains to be seen.
     
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    When you say Nevermore, I think of:
    A-Edgar Alan Poe's poem
    B-Nevermore the German TF fan and often bringer of news on this forum.

    As for Cutthroat, given how all the Terrorcons are various monsters, he is just a generic monstrous bird. Given how he uses his wings for slicing and dicing, I often like to assume he is modeled on a Stymphalian Bird. ;) 
     
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    Ooh. The plot thickens..
     
  10. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Which ones? I have most of the recent ones and I better check mine.
     
  11. jamarmiller

    jamarmiller S.K.A.R. LEADER

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    Also the limit you can order off amazon is 3 of 1 item.

    So ...........
    I put in an order for two individual sets and then I tried putting in 2 orders for the bundle and it would not allow me to do it and said 3 is the limit
     
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    Lol. I like my Legends figs, but

    My Legends Galvatron's Titan master has two of the same arm (one is upside down, so the thumb faces the wrong way)

    My Legends bumblebee's canopy falls off if you look at it funny

    My Legends hot rod has loose, floppy joints

    My Legends Lio Convoy's spring gimmick is over active and is nearly impossible to get to retract

    And I'm probably leaving some out. To say that Takara is way ahead of Hasbro in terms of overall quality... I dunno man. They aren't exactly batting a thousand in my experience.
     
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    It used to be a lot better. This is all TR and later what you are talking about. early CW and before that are really good when it comes to Takara. Now I am not an extreme Tak fan or anything most of my figures are Has. Yet those that I do have a Tak version off are really good.
    Only my Grapple is a bit loose from the generations line.
     
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    What about those reports of UW Motormasters crumbling to pieces at the waist?
     
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    My Legends Mindwipe broke in half just by looking at it.
     
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    It doesn't happen very often, but there are times when TakaraTomy has released the first run of a figure where there are issues. UW Blast Off comes to mind as one with a lot of issues, where later runs of UW Strafe and Shuttler seemed to come out a lot better. Super Ginrai and Godbomber both recently have had far less reported problems with their later box set release than the original individual runs, too.
     
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    This is true, issues with Takara while far from non-existent seemed a lot rarer before. But I'd argue that Hasbro also seemed a lot better with QC in that same time frame before CW. Personal experiences being what they are, it's been my experience that it's not one company over the other with quality, but I believe somewhere along the line the average overall quality just went down across the board.
     
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  18. dCon

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    Good point on the legs too! I just looked and that makes alot of sense! Amd yes it does seem Hasbro has the upper hand with lawyer's somewhere. Most definitely!
     
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    Yup Starscreams feet with the stickers especially look bad. The head is waay too small and on mine I pull off the forearm armor so he looks better. But a few mods wpuld end up giving us a way better figure. But they just HAD to make him into a Combiner, which if I'm honest DOES hava good combiner mode. Hrs definitely a B figure (if not worse)

    With Predaking I think I'll judge him when he's on hand. But I don't like Rampage's feet AT ALL. But I will say this some of the reasons the individual Predacons are made more hollow (hollow looking anyway) is to make the.Combiner mode really good. I think Divebomb, Tamtrum, Headstrong, and Razorclaw.all look pretty good. Backpack/Combiner parts included. And I'm sure there are ways to remove the parts I'd really wanted. I think for me I say "it's G1 accurate with articulation" because I've been collecting a very long time and they never offered us this stif until recently. Basically when Titans Return came out so it's something I've always wished for. ;) 
     
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    I don't block people. That's better I understand now. Just saying to add more details if u want more ppl to understand. Doesn't have to be perfect just perfectly legible. Cheers! :) 
     

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