Question for owners of TFP Voyager Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ratchets Hatch, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Ratchets Hatch

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    I'm thinking about getting this guy. The main thing that I dislike about him are the inaccurate grey pieces attached to his shoulders.

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    My question to you: is there any way to remove these and if so, how difficult is it? Pictures would be great.
     

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  2. MidnightBliss

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    Yes. I think they are just screwed in.
     
  3. Valkysas

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    Shoulders are pinned together in addition to screwed together, so getting them open to remove it would be a pain in the ass.

    Vehicle mode would look pretty dumb afterwards.
     
  4. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    They're not that bad in person.
     
  5. Ratchets Hatch

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    Well it looks to me like they just slide in and are attached by that screw. If that's the case, then all one would have to do is remove the screw and slide them out.

    Anyone tried it or willing to try it?
     
  6. Valkysas

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    Unfortunatly not the case.

    The shoulder halves are screwed and pinned together, like I said. The screws have nothing to do with the grey pieces, only the red pieces. The grey pieces are tabbed into one side (these tabs are visible on the side of the vehicle mode roof, poking through the red shoulder piece) and glued to both halves of the shoulder piece.

    They are not coming out without a fight. You have a screw, a pin that only has one side accessible so you can't push it out, and glue in your way. Just taking the screws out won't accomplish anything.
     
  7. Ratchets Hatch

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    I see. That's too bad, then.
     
  8. Cybermnky

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    Paint them maybe?
     
  9. Ratchets Hatch

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    Eh. I think I'll just pass on him and get the FE next month when I have more cash to spend.
     
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    I took them off of my Prime by pretty much forcing them out using a Xacto blade. I don't recommend my method (nearing cut myself and nearly broke the red shoulder parts).
     
  11. WheelWave140

    WheelWave140 Hate's not cool, dudes!

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    That's the better idea
     
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    I'm just going to display the Prime RiD Voyager in truck mode and Prime FE Voyager in robot mode.
     
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    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Doesn't the FE have inaccurate red heels on the feet though?
     
  16. Ratchets Hatch

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    You know, I never really noticed that before.
     
  17. Matt Booker

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    Maybe they did, but the extra parts weren't in the budget.

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  18. Matt Booker

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    The PRID and the FE both have their good parts and bad parts.

    The FE has the red heels, and the shoulder joint lowers the arm when it's raised. It looks great just standing there, but as soon as you raise the arm it's kind of wonky. Like if your arm was attached at nipple-height instead of at your shoulder. Both that and the heels are things that can be overlooked, but they're still odd.

    The PRID has the cape backpack, and the blue forearms. Like the FE's problems, these things can be overlooked as well.

    The PRID has a more proportionate truck mode, but the FE's truck mode is more accurate to the show.

    Both have nice transformations. The FE is more complex, but the chest transformation on the PRID is fun too.

    The PRID has much better shoulder joints with a wide range of motion.

    The FE is more show accurate in both modes, including the weapons.

    With the SE FE being so cheap now, it's a lot easier to pick which one you like best. The FE had about a year of hype, and not all of it is undeserved, but it has flaws just like the PRID has flaws. Either way, both have good things about them and aren't bad transformers.

    ~Matt Booker
     
  19. Valkysas

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    Except for those grey parts on the shoulder armor that will hit the backpack if you're not mindful of the way you move the arms, like just rotating them forward.

    It's really one of the only things that bugs me about the figure, other than the body's color issues. He's still fun to mess with, but I much prever the FE's shoulders that don't constantly get stuck on kibble.
     
  20. AutobotJazz1

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    Isnt that aoart of the vehicle mode though?