The Hasbro Pulse New/Restocked/Shipped/Preorder Items Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Razerwire, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. Foster

    Foster Haslab Victory Saber Backer #3 Veteran

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    I knew that I wanted the correctly-assembled Galvatron, so when I found it in June at Target I didn't hesitate to buy one, even though I had preorders at Pulse and Amazon. I opened the package and made sure there weren't any other QC concerns, then I canceled the preorders.

    It's a real bummer it turns out so many Kingdom Galvatrons were assembled incorrectly. Since the Selects and the Reformatting versions look correct, I'm hopeful for the Legacy repack next year to also be done right!
     
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  2. Deltron Magnus

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    I got a Galvatron with the incorrect shoulder assembly from BBTS, and I was like, meh, still an awesome figure and I love him anyway. Not worth the hassle of returning / getting another one for that issue.

    Looking at those pictures now ..... you're absolutely right. He actually DOES look better with the arms turned around and those hole covers on than the way he's supposed to come. I've never bought a gap filler kit before, but I think that's about to change.
     
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  3. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    Pulse of all places not having the correct shoulders is a bummer.

    We've had both incorrect shoulders and the correct ones.

    It's fair to say the vast majority want proper shoulders. The shoulder droop looks very annoying to me on the incorrect ones. Not as bad as MP Arcee level droop, but still annoying. Having to purchase 3p parts to cover it up is also annoying. Rotating the shoulders around also puts the arm pits upside down, leaving larger gaps in the shoulder seams.

    For those who like it in reverse, hey, more power to you.

    Anyhow, the Tim Heada covers are a good color match (better in person than pics). I didn't purchase his full kit. Only wanted the G1 blaster to attach the Revenge ships and ended up getting the covers as a 'bonus'.
     
  4. OptimusTarzan

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    If your copy of Galvatron has incorrect shoulders, fix it or return and hope and pry to find a correct shoulders copy.

    As for me, every single figure I get I inspect and there's always a flaw. I fix it because I like fixing things. Galvatron is no different.

    Granted I agree that it should have came correct but it's an easy fix. If you have basic tools and know how to change a flat tire, it's easy bro.
     
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  5. Racer_J

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    I don't guess I've ever noticed that one side of the shoulder has a slender piece of plastic that juts out. I always thought the sides were identical and that only the detail had an orientation difference.

    Does that plastic cause the shoulder/arm to sit further away from the torso or, is the gap somewhere else?

    None of the pictures ever focus on anything other than a front profile view. I don't think I've ever seen a picture of the rotation from a bird's eye nor ant's eye view.
     
  6. Bakarina

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    86 colors Galv is inevitable, so I'll put up with the bad qc for now and just sell the kingdom version when my preferred deco comes out.
     
  7. Bakarina

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    Better yet, just make do with your copy until you find a copy with the proper orientation. Buy it, keep it and return your misassembled copy with the box.
     
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    One step down the road from that is the guy who returns TR Galvatron in the box for Kingdom Galvatron, and once he's comfortable with that, he's returning SS86 Hot Rod in the box for Rodimus Prime.

    And then one day he's returning 3 oranges in the shell for a transformers figure. ;) 
     
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  9. Bakarina

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    Can confirm. Most of my collection is built on return fraud.

    And also oranges. Lots and lots of oranges...
     
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  10. Aleydarogue

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    Everyone complaining bout shoulders.
    Me I just want one galv.
     
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  11. John TL

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    Patiently waiting for the 86 movie galv redeco.
     
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  12. TheAirWolf

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    Got my Ark today and I'm not happy with middle split. I can't get the tabs to securely stay in place. Pop goes the weasel!
     
  13. R3M1NGT0N

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    Yeah I’ve found it’s best to get the general shape and then go about tabbing everything in and not touching it. Doesn’t stay tabbed together as well as one would like.
     
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    i took my Galvatron apart and fixed him, i also cleaned all the "gunk" off him

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    Quite the last couple of days. Got Galvy and Tracks in. Galvatron has the screwed up shoulders. And just picked my Ark up off the porch. They packaged it in alt mode and it was kind of awe inspiring to see and feel that ship in my hands.
     
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    Got Galvy and Tracks today. I don’t see the big deal about Galvatrons shoulders but I got a one eyed Tracks.

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  17. OptimusTarzan

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    Make him a SG Tracks!
     
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  18. gdg104198

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    I have to admit it kind of looks cool. I might paint him to be rust bot or something.
     
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  19. coolskeletons95

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    If you contact hasbro customer support they’ll send you a replacement or a figure of equal value
     
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  20. daimchoc

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    But SG Tracks is Road Rage Deco.

    EDIT: Oh, you mean the Botcon 2012 SG Tracks, which is Black.