Kingdom Galvatron Found at US Retail

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by ORIO, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. RodimusZero

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    Amen! I also keep harping on the fact that this mistake is made all the more egregious by the fact that the shoulders, and almost every other part on this guy is “pinned” on instead of screwed on—if they still made these like they used to, it wouldn’t have been that much of a problem to fix.

    For those who are unaware, the pins vs screws is also lazy cost cutting on Hasbro’s part. Pins are a few fractions of a cent less that screws, and the assembly time is also a fraction of a second less with a pin press vs an electric screwdriver.
     
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    Me too—I missed out on the original stock, and only ordered one when it came back up with the September arrival, which only changed to this month last week... so here’s hoping!
     
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  3. T-Hybrid

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    It was. The figure transforms without issue. It's a minor cosmetic change that only "muh accuracy" hounds will even care all that much about.
     
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    Because Transformers toys are completely utilitarian tools of which cosmetics play no part in the appeal or desirability.

    Like I'm not going to say Hasbro "doesn't care" or "failed the fans" but like dude the toy is mis-assembled. It's still a bummer and still shouldn't have happened. He's totally fair for finding fault in that.
     
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    With the wrong shoulders the treads don’t line up in alt-mode. Surprised this hasn’t been brought up yet.
     
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    People online enough to know about the different shoulders would have also known the original images included the wrong shoulders when they ordered it.

    Here's the first pic on the Pulse listing.

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    "I can't believe the thing in this picture looked like the thing in the picture when I got it!"
     
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  7. Oniconvoy

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    Not sure what you mean by that.
     
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    Galvatron arrived from Amazon...

    Misassembled shoulders? F--- you Hasbro! Fixed and not single scratch of stress mark! :) 

    Used a nylon tool I found in the tool box and a clothes pin... I can't imagine using a metal flat head screwdriver... I used hella force and major wedging motion to disassemble it. :confused: 

    Galvatron shoulder fix kit. :p 
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    30 minutes later, boom!
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    It's so beautiful :D 
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  9. Zethrofax

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    Simmer down with the righteous outrage. You do realize that these are being assembled by people in third world working conditions and pay. I’d bet they work just as hard or harder than you ever had for a fraction of the money. So they made a minor mistake, you have the option of not buying it or returning it. It should have been correct but it isn’t. And pulling the kids these days card is such a tired cliche. People have fucked up all manner of things through all of recorded history. this minor issue really is a pathetic example to use to impugn the younger generation. I’m 42 btw, you aren’t so much older that you’ve experienced a completely different fantasy land of perfection in early life, I know it wasn’t because I was there too.
     
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    The box sample has the right shoulders, though.

    In fact plenty of copies do have the right shoulders. Promo pics are also wrong all the time.
     
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    Threw on some KFC articulated fingers so the mad man could properly hold the matrix in his grasp. I used the fingers meant for MP Shockwave, so they are a little big (kinda reminds me of Kingdom Rodimus’ giant catcher’s mitts though) and the color match isn’t perfect…but I’m not mad at it.
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    Love it! I just bought a nylon tool set to fix both of mine. The set was only 7$! There's a video out there showing the fix, and a link to the toolset. Hell, I'll post the tool set. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07R44VJHN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
     
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    Ok, I got the nylon set. Attempted to try to pry apart. The pin must be glued in as they WILL NOT come out. My advice to you all is, just don't bother with it. It's not worth the effort. For Hasbro, shame on you. You know you're in the wrong. Your corporate B.S. continues to play the denial card.
     
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    Mine was stuck too. I kept him as is found a correct shoulders one too. Honestly I can’t decide what I like better. The lower shoulders look more organic… look at scourge.
     
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    How is a Vietnamese Factory defect that they apparently were unaware of until very recently corporate B.S.?

    Mind you, now that they are aware, looks like new runs will be fixed.
     
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    If the biggest thing someone had to worry about in their life is the minor misassembly of some shoulders on a child's toy, then they need to find a hobby that is less stressful. No need for outrage for something like Galvatron's shoulders. Just rotate the arms and move on with your life.
     
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    If the lower shoulders are really bothering you guys just wait for the legacy repack, with it being made after kingdom its gonna have correct shoulders
     
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    I live in a rural area, but if you guys were local, I'd totally fix the shoulders for you for free.

    Maybe bring me an energy drink or something, lol.
     
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