Combiner Wars Motormaster has fixed hips too!

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  1. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    Following on from the news that CW Battle Core Optimus has had his hips fixed I've been pointed towards a gallery that shows the same fix applied to the Wave 4 version of Motormaster and how you tell the difference from the box:

    CW Motormaster - Possible Fixed Hips? - Album on Imgur

    EDIT

    It would appear that the wave 2 Motormasters have an embossed number on the box starting with a 4, indicating they were manufactured in 2014

    The new Wave 4 Motormasters, with the hip fixes, have an embossed number starting with a 5, indicating they were manufactured in 2015.

    EDIT 2:

    Found the date code on the toy itself: it's on the inside of his left (our right) foot. Again starts with a 4 for a faulty one, 5 for a fixed one.
     

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    Slingshot Back In the Game

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    I'm blocked from Imgur thanks to School WiFi, but I'd love to see photos! This is really good news!
     
  3. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

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    Images attached to the first post.

    Can someone with a Wave 1 Motormaster box check the numbers against the ones shown here? I'm not 100% convinced there is a difference.
     
  4. *Deathblade

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    gonna be ALOT of MM V2 switched out with V1 :rolleyes2 
     
  5. Autoboty

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    Takara's MM also has the fixed hips. Thank Primus for that.
     
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    We knew that a week or so ago which is what put me onto testing the hips on BC Op
     
  7. Cal

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    There's no point showing us box photos if we don't know what to look for.
     
  8. T-Hybrid

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    Similar to people who flipped their Brainstorm's when Hasbro did the running change to the neck socket. It's going to be frustrating, but understandable given that it's a pretty obnoxious flaw in a crucial part of the combiner.

    That said, as long as you're ordering yours online it shouldn't be too big a concern making sure you don't get a flipped one instead of a new one. And by the time the revised Motormaster is hitting shelves, most people who care will have obtained one online.
     
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    Another running change? Which version did Takara have?
     
  10. SPLIT LIP

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    Until they also fix the torso stability issues I'm not gonna bother. I don't use the official leg combo anyhow.
     
  11. Inciteful

    Inciteful Hides in the Shadows

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    Considering I have a different mash-up as well. This doesn't concern me as much.
     
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    Every time someone who owns a Motor Master buys him again, a Hasbro employee gets their wings.
     
  13. TheSupernova

    TheSupernova Out there. Thataway.

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    Well, I still think Nonnef is going to get my money and I'll upgrade the MM that I have.

    And Prime, too, once I figure out what my long term plan is for him.
     
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    I wonder if the fixed hips is why Motormaster was included as part of Wave 4 instead of Cyclonus or Hot Spot.

    And they repainted Prime so the case includes somebody "new" enough to hold us over until Bruticus and Scattorshot in Wave 5.
     
  15. Cheebs

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    Oh god damn it, it also fixes his stance in regular robot mode.

    *sigh*
    I have to buy this AGAIN, and I really don't like the damn toy that much.
     
  16. WhiteMocha

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    This mostly affects the combined mode, right? Or does it also give him a better stance in individual robot mode? If the former, I definitely won't bother, as I use the Takara version to display in combined mode and the Hasbro to display as individuals. If the latter.... well, I still probably won't bother. :) 

    EDIT: Just saw Cheebs' post above me. Hm. Okay, so it DOES affect the individual mode. Still not really sure it's worth it, though.
     
  17. Bountyan

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    Why not just buy the nonnef hip ratchets? Even after shipping it's still cheaper than buying an entirely new Motormaster
     
  18. Cheebs

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    I honestly don't see how they screwed it up in the first place. I mean, it was a REALLY BAD error.
     
  19. WhiteMocha

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    Still less of an error than Blackjack not being able to attach firmly to the chest, I think. That's just s simple peg-in-hole connection, something they've been doing with weapons forever. And that's not fixed on this release, right? I think I read that the Takara version still can't really have that chest attachment.
     
  20. Cheebs

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    The what? I must google and look into this.