Minor/Repaint: Core Soundwave new feet

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  1. MegaMoonMan

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    Looks fantastic. Really weird that Hasbro didn't do this. I don't think it would necessarily have raised the manufacturing cost since the feet are now hollow to allow folding in.
     
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    Nice!

    Times like these is when I wished I had a printer!
     
  4. C16

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    Increasing the number of parts on a figure absolutely raises the cost of manufacturing.
     
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    Excellent work!
     
  6. MegaMoonMan

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    Next I'm going to try printing a microscopic laserbeak to replace the non-transforming one. Not a whole lot of space to work with but I think I can at least get something with swing out wings and a head to work.
     
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    Nobody was arguing that it doesn’t. I was saying the minimal amount of cost increase from an additional part that small might have been mostly offset by the overall reduction in plastic used by the parts being hollow for transformation. As in, a hollow foot in two parts shouldn’t be such a notable price increase over a solid foot that it would no longer be attainable at a core class price point.
     
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    It's not that simple. Cutting the feet into two pieces like that isn't offset by the amount of material used or not used. Labor also increased for removing the extra parts from the sprue and assembly. Two small parts may not seem like a lot but multiply that over thousands of units and it does add up.
     
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    I'd glady trade the Laserbeak cassette,and the cost saved from making the chest window non-functional for these feet.
     
  10. kalron

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    Doing the work of the 3D printer gods! Simple yet elegant!!!
     
  11. JennAvenger

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    it has got nothing to do with money... surely mega corporation like hasbro inc can afford a simple tiny folding hollow feet for soundwave....BUT NO!!! they're just lazy...simple as that. always choose the easy way!
     
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    It 1000000% has everything to do with money.

    The economics of how these things work is something most of us will never understand fully, myself included.

    What I DO know however, (like Kevin Leary on Sharktank mentions all the time), is that there are people in manufacturing corporations that their sole job is to figure how to reduce cost as little as 2cents at time. When extrapolated that 2cents adds up to MAJOR MAJOR savings.

    In a time where the bottom line is being threatened for almost every industry, extra parts and folding feet were most certainly not going to happen on a Core Class figure.

    It's not that I don't agree with you, but these are the economics of the industry unfortunately.
     
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  13. kalron

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    Seriously 2 things:

    1) Awesome job, why wasn't this done in the first place?

    2) I need a 3D printer...