Wheres all the Faction Symbols?

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  1. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    So im looking at my newly obtained Prime figures an im noticing that Soundwave , an now my recently purchased Wheeljack are missing there faction symbols?! I checked my Takara OP an his symbol is where it should be. Im a little bothered cause I feel each bot needs some sort of faction symbol somewhere on them. Soundwaves should be on his left wing an theres nothing! Wheeljacks should be front an center on his chest yet theres NOTHING?! So I ask , why no more faction symbols?
     
  2. biscuits

    biscuits Sin from Genesis

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    Huh, never noticed that on my Soundwave...
     
  3. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    A secret conspiracy between Hasbro and Reprolabels to make people buy their faction symbols sets?
     
  4. Obakemono

    Obakemono Destron Conquistador

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    this is a recurring problem for PRIME toys. Off the top of my head this has happened (additionally) on FE Bulkhead, RID Bee and RID Cliffjumper.

    maybe hasbro thinks that lack of faction symbols is why people like third party stuff. these are the same guys that think non-locking gimmick weapons are a good idea.

    is there anywhere that we could petition Reprolabels to make a big sheet of Prime screen accurate faction symbols? id really love to get a better set for Prime (up on his shoulder + decepticon.)
     
  5. Anguirus

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    Well I can't explain why they are missing on all Prime Deluxes, but Wheeljack at least might not have a show-accurate one on his chest because that area splits for transformation. That area could have had a tampo, of course, but I can still see why they avoided it. It does mean you can't just slap on a symbol, unfortunately.

    Soundwave's head, as usual, does carry elements of the 'con symbol itself, so eh.
     
  6. Cyclonus79

    Cyclonus79 Decepticon General

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    Im just saying , were paying how much for these new ( smaller sized ) deluxe's , an we cant even get an autobot / decepticon logo?! Its part of the figure for crying out loud! Hell its part of the characters identity!
     
  7. Jetbolt

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    Why does it matter? We know what factions each character is under and I'm sure kids could care less about if Bumblebee has an Autobot logo or not.

    You can always add them to the figures.
     
  8. biscuits

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    Show accuracy, some people tend to like that. It's not really all that hard to make a little symbol on the figures is it?
     
  9. Silvershot

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    It's funny, for the most part I find them useless, since they should know what side they are on, but I always find it amusing when they actually call attention to it, like in "Fire in the Sky" and "S.O.S. Dinobots."
     
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    I did not notice the lack on Sound wave but plan on getting Wheel jack later this week....may be odd with no faction symbol....
     
  11. LegoTFGuy

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    They decided to stop blowing their per-character budget on faction symbols and instead use them on paint apps.

    At least, that's what I like to think...
     
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    Does anyone have screen caps of faction symbols on Bulkhead or Soundwave from the show? I don't recall seeing them.
     
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    Hasbro removed it temporarily in preparation to pounce on turd party companies. At least that's what I'd like to happen.
     
  14. Ultrawave

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    Wheeljack's was probably removed to make him a little more ambiguous as to whether he's actually Wheeljack or Makeshift.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    :lol 

    Seriousily though I like my faction logos but i'm not a fan of Reprolabels or stickers in general.
     
  16. Dinobot747

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    The funny thing is, people like me would have never noticed the absence if it had never been mentioned, but now that is has, it's probably going to drive me nuts! :lol 
     
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    I honestly don't care about whether or not the faction symbols are on a figure or not. I honestly don't remember some characters (Arcee, Bulkhead, Bumblebee, and Soundwave) having faction symbols. Oh and if this situation wasn't mentioned, I wouldn't notice it at all.
     
  18. rattraprules98

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    I noticed it myself, too. I thought meh, Hasbro's just getting cheaper and letting us live without or go to Reprolabels...
     
  19. Axel990

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    This happens a lot some times. A few of the DOTM toys were released without faction symbols printed on them (I know Sideswipe was missing his)
     
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