Iron Factory's hip joints ?

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  1. Lightningsonic

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    Hi, I pretty new to Iron factory. I want to collects them. But Just find out that the early model did not have the hip joins. The joint like in this picture, between the hip and the belly and help the figure can crouch their abs like this
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    So if they don't have this joint. Which mean they can only rotate the belly ?
    Can anyone tell me from which model, they start to have hip joint ?
    Also, I see the ex 11 evil lord can bend down thank to the joint between the belly and the chest. Can ex 14 optimus do the same ? I planing to get him, or any color of the 14 mold. But as a early model, I don't know if he still hold up ? I see the review clips and saw him have a joint in the chest, but it is a part of the transformation, And seem like it only help him bend up, not down.

    And, Do you think there is any aspect i need to aware about Iron factory figure, please let me know ! thank.
     
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    That seems to be their version of Tarn. I don't own him, so I can't help I'm afraid.
     
  3. Napalm

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    As far as I can remember without going through all their figures, hip and thigh articulation is basically standard across the whole range of toys. That is to say it's done either by a ball or universal joint at the hip and a cut at the thigh, except maybe with the fembots who just have balljoints at the hip but which still allow for a decent range of motion. You won't have any problems with leg articulation on an Iron Factory figure.

    Optimus Prime does not have an ab crunch.
     
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    I think you misunderstood. What i want to ask is the joint between the hip and the belly. Not the hip and the leg.
    So it is about the belly articulation.
     
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    what you're talking about is generally referred to as "ab crunch".

    I wouldn't say its something that gets phased in and then is used on every figure. It usually is on a figure by figure basis depending on design and transformation.
     
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    That sound about right, But i still believe a part of it is in their early day, this joints just didn't exist, yet. they only invented it later, (don't know if it correct, but this joint pop up around their 3x). The joint is pretty small and i don't know if it really effect the transformation
    Like in the case of ex 14 Optimus Prime, i think if he release now, he will get this abs. The transformation didn't move the hip else where or have any big backpack get in the way
     
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    Riiight. Makes sense now the post is edited.

    Overlord was the first of their figures to have it. Tarn, Helex, Tesaurus, Wheeljack, Exhaust and Hound also have this articulation.

    It's not a given a figure will have it. Just because it can be done doesn't mean it will be. Several more figures could have this joint, they just don't add it, probably for structural reasons, possibly because of the parts count.