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Old 01-26-2013, 05:09 PM   #21
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:26 PM   #22
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I posted this in another thread, but here would be more appropriate. Theres something I've wandered for some now... Some people have talked about the fingers popping off like MP 10's did. From the pics tho, they look like the exact same hands that were used from Prime. Can anyone confirm that?
That's the 1st thing I think when I see pics of this guy. I've been watching this closely since it was announced...but as soon as pics surfaced, I looked at the legs. Something about the legs and feet just look all wrong...

Then, I see those connections between the waist and each leg, and I'm thinking "if everything I've read, about the umteen-zillions of posts about MP Rodimus falling apart...MP05 spine breaking...and the myriad of other design/QC issues...I just see a potential in a few weeks reports rolling in like...

"MY MP SOUNDWAVE'S LEG BROKE OFF?!??!!"

ok...seriously...I'm gunna buy the eventual Hasbro release, but you guys that have this in hand, what is that joint made of? It looks SO DAMN small to be such a major joint..I just foresee problems, but then, I don't have one in hand..
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:57 PM   #23
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I posted this in another thread, but here would be more appropriate. Theres something I've wandered for some now... Some people have talked about the fingers popping off like MP 10's did. From the pics tho, they look like the exact same hands that were used from Prime. Can anyone confirm that?
Similar design but not exactly the same mold. New hands were made for SW.

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It hasn't been mentioned in any of the reviews yet, but someone needs to show Soundwave's little storage compartments for Rumble & Frenzy's weapons. And actually throw in 3 cassettes (MP Laserbeak + 2 G1's since they fit) to better show the ejection function. Please.
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:17 PM   #25
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it hasn't been mentioned in any of the reviews yet, but someone needs to show soundwave's little storage compartments for rumble & frenzy's weapons. And actually throw in 3 cassettes (mp laserbeak + 2 g1's since they fit) to better show the ejection function. Please.
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Old 01-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #26
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:34 PM   #27
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That's the 1st thing I think when I see pics of this guy. I've been watching this closely since it was announced...but as soon as pics surfaced, I looked at the legs. Something about the legs and feet just look all wrong...

Then, I see those connections between the waist and each leg, and I'm thinking "if everything I've read, about the umteen-zillions of posts about MP Rodimus falling apart...MP05 spine breaking...and the myriad of other design/QC issues...I just see a potential in a few weeks reports rolling in like...

"MY MP SOUNDWAVE'S LEG BROKE OFF?!??!!"

ok...seriously...I'm gunna buy the eventual Hasbro release, but you guys that have this in hand, what is that joint made of? It looks SO DAMN small to be such a major joint..I just foresee problems, but then, I don't have one in hand..
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It hasn't been mentioned in any of the reviews yet, but someone needs to show Soundwave's little storage compartments for Rumble & Frenzy's weapons. And actually throw in 3 cassettes (MP Laserbeak + 2 G1's since they fit) to better show the ejection function. Please.
yes...that and some talk about the leg connections
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:41 PM   #28
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Guys, I can't really comment about the leg connectors because I'm seriously a noob in terms of analyzing the engineering of a toy or the materials used - despite all these years of collecting.

Anyway, I intend to simply leave him in bit mode - that should mean that he's safe from breakages yes?
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That's the 1st thing I think when I see pics of this guy. I've been watching this closely since it was announced...but as soon as pics surfaced, I looked at the legs. Something about the legs and feet just look all wrong...

Then, I see those connections between the waist and each leg, and I'm thinking "if everything I've read, about the umteen-zillions of posts about MP Rodimus falling apart...MP05 spine breaking...and the myriad of other design/QC issues...I just see a potential in a few weeks reports rolling in like...

"MY MP SOUNDWAVE'S LEG BROKE OFF?!??!!"

ok...seriously...I'm gunna buy the eventual Hasbro release, but you guys that have this in hand, what is that joint made of? It looks SO DAMN small to be such a major joint..I just foresee problems, but then, I don't have one in hand..
Taking better looks at the video review and a few photos, it's a weak point for certain. I don't expect it to be a major problem, though. It's going to be a fairly thick part, all things considered. Even with a tight ratchet, much smaller parts haven't had breakage issues. Also, the main good thing, that joint is not required for transformation. The transformation moves all around the thigh joint. I'd say, as long as you're careful, you shouldn't have a problem unless you get some bad QC and a super, super tight joint.


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Old 01-26-2013, 10:04 PM   #30
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Guys, I can't really comment about the leg connectors because I'm seriously a noob in terms of analyzing the engineering of a toy or the materials used - despite all these years of collecting.

Anyway, I intend to simply leave him in bit mode - that should mean that he's safe from breakages yes?
Hey man! Thanks for saying something.

I'm not the only guy that is looking at those parts and getting wierded out with fear of another Rodimus issue...I know a few guys on these boards that are waiting to get it in the mail, and are a bit freaked by how that looks. It's such a small connection point...even if its die cast it could be a problem. Hopefully its a part made of steel, or...a piece of steeljaw's lower jaw..
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