Metal stud in foot of 1-step, power Battlers figs

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Hoptimus, May 19, 2014.

  1. Hoptimus

    Hoptimus How I roll.

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    I noticed that my 1-Step OP and PB Hound each has a metal stud in the sole of his right foot. It's not a magnet, and it doesn't seem to move or do anything other than be there. What's up with that?
     
  2. h82blat

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    I noticed the same thing on the Lockdown 1-step changer. It might be for some added weight to aid in the transformation, but I am not sure either.
     
  3. Calabask

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    They seem to actually make it so the figures can ride the TRU exclusive giant Grimlock. I think there's a magnet in the figure that allows them to stand there without moving, which is why the pins are on their feet. Here's a video from NYTF2014 by CollectionDX where you seem to see it in action in the first fourteen seconds of the video. You hear a snap when the guy puts the optimus down on it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqrU4Vu-e2c

    Also, apparently if a Decepticon is on there his voice is different and his eyes light up different colors.
     
  4. rosewater

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    That's probably what the slug in the foot of the legends Optimus that's coming out is for.
     
  5. h82blat

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    Thanks. That makes sense.
     
  6. BenjaminXavier

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    ding ding ding we have a winner!
     
  7. LegendAntihero

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    Oh. So that's what it's for