Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Smokescreen38, Oct 6, 2017.
Considering twinferno has weapon storage on his back in both modes and grotusque maintains the storage on his back in beast mode, it is logical to assume that the slots are intended to replace the back storage that is covered up by the beast mode head in robot mode
So many possible replies to that... but anyways, the shape of the slots match the gun tabs perfectly. It's a case of hasbro's typical QC issues. If you don't believe me, try swapping 5mm weapons between figures. Hell, i've had 5mm guns make stress marks on THE TOY THEY WERE SOLD WITH.
I don't recall the weapon storage being in the instructions for Twinferno. Forgive me if they are. However, it's the same back piece on Grostusque that the beast head tabs into. I'm fairly certain that's the intended use there. Especially since storing the guns on Twinferno there has stretched that space out on mine. Not terribly, but it's something I noticed.
Both the back storage, and shoulder storage options were in the instructions. I'd chalk the stretched/stress marks up to poor QC.
I’ll check my grotusques instructions once I’m out of the shower to see if it’s in those as well
Seriously though, I'm not going to risk stressing the plastic when he had perfectly good hands to hold the weapons in.
People like options, plus it’s pretty evident they were supposed to be able to mount that way. I may agree that his hands work fine for holding the guns, but maybe others want different poses
Exactly. I like to display my TFS in bot mode with weapons stored. If possible.
This one cracks me up, every time. Hahaha!
I just thought of a perfect 5mm QC issue figure: the CW Alpha Bravo/ Vortex/etc helicopter mold. Turn it into a limb and insert the HFG and watch the port on the figure get stress marks instantly. This is especially noticeable on Vortex. The HFG is meant to go there, so are you going to have a handless Bruticus to avoid that? Nope! (I sanded down the pin on the HFG and it works just fine BTW.)
I haven't had those issues with a single CW mold and I have them all (minus Cyclonus, maybe) several times over.
Wow...either you're incredibly lucky or you're not looking hard enough.
As wonderful as these past two lines have been, they have also featured, some of the most stressmark prone plastic of any lines I can think of.
I recently noticed that almost all of the feet on my first wave Titanmasters have stress marks from pegging them into Blaster's base mode.
One of the worst is the Generations Junkion mold, just transforming it normally applies far too much stress to the handlebars (they are supposed to fold in automatically, but usually don't without modification).
I have over 20 of the mold. Not a single one is stressed or broken. Being forewarned was helpful. The handle bars thing is easy to avoid. Just pop them out so you aren't applying needless pressure to pop them out in transforming. It helps that I just slide the weapons into their hand instead of snapping them in too.
In that context, things can get a little.............."prickly".
I take you at your word but it does sound like you’re a bit more careful than most. Nether my WrekGar not Junkion have broken but tons of competent TF owners haven’t been so lucky.
Likewise, I have multiple copies of Prowl/Bluestreak-Smokescreen, none of which have broken roofs...that anectdotal report sure doesn’t mean that we can write off an infamous weak spot on a mold.
Many folks have reported stress marks on TR and CW figures. It really does seem to be a thing with these lines.
Anybody with grotusque care to snap a pic of it with the fangry titanmaster?
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