Universe Sunstreaker mold change?

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  1. MushroomPrime

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    I bought another SS today to replace a few parts, and I noticed that his "ears" have holes in them where the springs are put through.



    Can anyone who has bought one recently confirm this, or is this just a (bizarre) QC error?
     
  2. Nevermore

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    Is that supposed to be a change?

    I bought Sunstreaker in Germany today, and he has those holes.
     
  3. MushroomPrime

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    Well, one I bought back early august doesn't have the holes at all.
     
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    pics would help...
     
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    I don't see any holes in the ears of my Sunstreaker, at least not visible outside the head. If I were to guess, I'd think it's a running change to help the ear-spring(s) work more reliably.
     
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    I can confirm this. I noticed it the other day on Henkei Sunstreaker, who also has the holes instead of the little stair-step-shaped notch on the first round of Hasbro Sunstreaker. For those with "holed" versions, in the earlier version the spring arm just presses up against a little step in the side of the ear, it doesn't actually thread through a hole. I didn't realize the latest Hasbro versions had it too.

    Personally I'm not a fan. The version of the ears with the little holes don't seem to lie horizontally flat... instead they droop a bit on each side, ruining the nice horizontal line of the ears (at least on my version, hopefully other people's work better). I disliked it so much, in fact, that I swapped heads between my Hasbro and Henkei versions (since the Henkei version is the one I keep displayed in robot mode).

    I wish I could take photos to show the difference, but I don't have a camera with me right now. If no one has posted them by this evening, I'll see if I can get some.
     
  7. MushroomPrime

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    I think it's actually the front half of the face that makes them droop.

    Because I was going to swap out the faces of my Partsstreaker and Sunstreaker, who has normal ear,s, and they drooped when the new face was put on.
     
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    Interesting. Now I'm tempted to go buy another Sunstreaker to see if I get different ears.
     
  9. ShadowStitch

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    Wow! I just got my Henkei Sunstreaker and I TOTALLY didn't even notice the ears being slightly different until you guys pointed it out:

    Henkei Sunstreaker:
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    Universe Sunstreaker:
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    I've got Universe Streaker... no holes.
     
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    Well, maybe he heard piercings were cool sometime after his initial release, and got them pierced?
     

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