Variant Scalpel found

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by sunlink, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. sunlink

    sunlink Be Transformed TFW2005 Supporter

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    Didn't see this posted in the News or the Toy Discussion section so I figure I'd post it here. A buddy of mine tipped me on this one but I was only able to confirm it today.

    Basically the variant is that Scalpel has two different lengths of antennae - long vs short.

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    Closeup of short antennae
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    Closeup of long antennae
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    I know the head on the short antennae version is slightly facing downward but it's obviously much shorter than the long version.

    The product codes are:
    short = 91261
    long = 91401
     
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  2. Samus_Ng

    Samus_Ng Crazy over Revenge

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    Interesting, I suppose the shorter ones are the running change, or is it the other way round?

    Noticed in the 3rd pic, Scalpel's mouth looks like a pair of nuts and a dildo:bay 
     
  3. Fago

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    I hope the Takara ones have longer antennae.
     
  4. Lucario Prime

    Lucario Prime is a Lucario Prime is...

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    :inquisiti  Really, dude?
     
  5. all are dead

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    wow i will get the one wit the longer antennae.
     
  6. DeceptiKreep

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    To me it looks like they are the same. the only difference is that the ones head is tilted down more so it makes them look shorter. Bet if you moved it in the same position as the other, there would be no difference.
     
  7. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    Man what's with all these variants in the ROTF line? I kinda hope Hasbro doesn't continue doing this in other lines too
     
  8. ManiactoaLaco

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    At first I thought the variant was ones head was tilted down

    MTL
     
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    I was starting to think they had taken a page out of the book of your typical action figure. since it seems 60% of ROTF all have a verified of some sort
     
  10. tobuttica

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    Does anyone have a pic of him in alt mode. Can't decide if I want to get him yet.
     
  11. Dinobot Nuva

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    Well, mine are the long curvy ones, no complaints here.
     
  12. Luxor

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    dammit hasbro make up your mind
     
  13. Paxtin

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    I'm guessing the shorter anteni are for easier transformation. Trying to tuck in the longer ones when going to alt-mode can be a little tough.

    That said, I'm glad I got the long antenna version. It makes for a cooler looking robot mode.
     
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    Well at least you don't have to hold the package and strange angles to see the difference on this one...

    Any packaging differences? Numbers etc?
     
  15. Dinobot Nuva

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    Le sigh.
     
  16. Bgrngod

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    Ah frick. It's right down at the very bottom. Doh. Thanks.
     
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    I picked one up yesterday and got one with long antenna. I'm planning on getting another to display at work, so hopefully I'll be able to find the short antenna version and have both variants.
     
  18. dark69

    dark69 BlackArachnia Terrorize!

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    longer is alot better
     
  19. Doug

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    I just checked mine and it has the longer antenna. But if Hasbro is making only the short antenna version, will the version with long antenna might be a collectible one day?
     
  20. cyclonus666

    cyclonus666 target master

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    the short ones are out, when i picked mine up I thought the short one was just a mistake in the mold, I picked up the long one b/c it looks more realistic, and it doesnt make for that difficult of a transformation unless your like a 3 year old with poor motor skills
     

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