Kingdom Galvatron Found at US Retail

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

  1. shamanking282

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    Basically until today we didn't even know if a corrected version even existed without modification. Every early review and sample has had the lowered shoulders.
     
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  2. Rodimus Maximus

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    Thanks!

    Thanks as well! Is it possible to fix oneself? I'm in Canada, and for Primus sakes I hope the length of time these usually take to get here ensures that the corrected ones are what make it here!
     
  3. Warpshard

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    It is, but the fix can be a bit stressful, both on you and the plastic. Here's a guide.
     
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  4. blastoff2334

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    All of the ones on eBay and mercari have miss assembled stuff but, I think maybe it will be wise to wait it out to see these Ik retail and then find one instead of buying one ahead of time
     
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    You’re best bet if you get one is just rotate the arms with the pin side showing. Even folks who have modded it carefully still get stress marks mostly. It’s not worth the gamble to me
     
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    Amazon.ca's stock isn't arriving until September apparently, so that's probably enough time for a batch with proper shoulders to head out to their warehouses. I wonder if I'll see Galvy on a local shelf before then...
     
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    Went by my local Target yesterday but no dice on any Galvatron\'s. This is nice to know though incease I do find him out in the wild.
     
  8. Faithfulfly

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    I just opened my Galvatron from BBTS and he's missing the Matrix. The shoulders are wrong and now parts are missing...
     
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  9. Obnimaz

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    Check on the underside of the cardboard flap of the inner box, as if you had opened him from the bottom
     
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  10. Faithfulfly

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    I checked there but it's nowhere. I remember finding Kingdom Dinobots accessory hiding in that spot but no luck with Galvatron. Youtube videos show it placed to the lower left of him. That spot on mine has two empty holes for the tie downs but no Matrix. I just sent BBTS an e-mail about it.
     
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    Was looking forward for an updated Galvatron, sadly gonna have to wait longer. Gonna stick with my dusty unique toys mania king for a while longer. 20210613_004359.jpg
     
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    If you have the misassembled Galvatron, is the fix easy? I haven’t received mine yet. I’m hoping it has the change, but if it’s fixable, I’d be at ease.
     
  13. GAUGE

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    I'll just find a correct one and return my misassembled version. Easy peezy lemon squeezy.
     
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  14. I Am James

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    Are we even sure the raised shoulders is the correct way? All the official images used the lower shoulders and it better matches the animation that way. This might be the incorrect version.
     
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    Definitely the correct way. The original CAD renderings show the ridged details (which are facing up on versions with the lower shoulders) as being on the underside, and from what I've heard ( don't have a copy in-hand), he tabs in tighter with the shoulders oriented that way.

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    Can we have a pinned post saying “yes the shoulders are supposed to be raised”.
     
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    Rodimus Prime beat your copy up and took the matrix back:D :D 
     
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    I'm glad this was fixed for the sake of those bothered by it (and the apparent original designers' vision.) But personally, to me, while this will probably sound strange to most, the fixed shoulders make him look like I do when my traps spasm due to neck issues, and I can't put my shoulders down. :lol 

    If the shoulders weren't just round balls, but were more contoured (e.g. Studio Series Kup or similar) it wouldn't bug me as much. But with those massive ball shoulders it looks like he has a perpetual shrug in the correct orientation. The cartoon frequently depicted him with lower (or just due to their design, less prominent) shoulders, so I was fine with the apparent misassembly. I'll be very tempted to switch him back to the wrong/lower position unless in-hand it strikes me differently.

    Either way, I'm glad to see these later copies releasing as they were intended.
     
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    Mods please do this. I have Galvatron with the miss-assembled lowered shoulders and the instructions clearly show the the tops of the shoulders should be rounded, with that mechanical detailing on the bottom. Plus the CGI rendering of Galvatron on the back of the box clearly shows this too. I just checked both and will gladly take pictures of them as proof.

    As for people saying that it is not miss-assembled because he has the lowered shoulders in the promotional photos, do you really think the photographer Hasbro sent it to is going to notice that when so many figures are mistransformed in phot shoots.
     
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  20. Seeaich

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    Have you got a link to the full fix guide this is from, just in case my luck craps out, please?
    EDIT:
    Never mind, I had a successful Googlewhack: Shoulder fix for Kingdom Galvatron.
     
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