The New Official Hidden Features Thread (Please Read First Post Before Posting)

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  1. ziltama

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    This has been noticed and posted by others before, but SS86 Grimlock has a fully molded interior neck piece in alt mode that is hidden by the exterior neck pieces due to, um, dubious deco changes from the renders. Removing the piece does affect transformation slightly as it provides the small square peg to plug dino head onto Grimlock's back in bot mode.

    Exterior neck pieces: same 'way too dark' smokey plastic as the chest window, painted over in gold. Interior neck piece: fully molded and detailed just like the G1 and MP figures, same swirly gray plastic as most of the figure.
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    Posted earlier:
    This is what it would look like if they went with the clear yellow neck pieces like the renders. Custom mod shown.
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    /\EXACTLY why I think a toy-centric deco will be released either through Selects or the Netflix line. The molding is there for a reason.
     
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    I'll try to wait for that. The red eyes on both modes and additional details add to the ferocity of the character, although I doubt they'll do toy decoes for all of the Dinobots.
     
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    That's probably the most hidden feature I've ever seen...
     
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    Some people already painted over at least the dino eyes. The dino eye piece (combination eyes and mouth blast effects peg) is easy to access after taking apart dino head. The bot mode head, however, is not easy to take apart due to being glued shut (screw and glue combo).
     
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    I would suspect its also possible they switched away from clear plastic due to its known fragility.
     
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    You just convinced me to pass on SS86 and wait a little..
     
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    Really? The head on mine was tight, but not glued. Wasn't too difficult to pry open after taking out the screw.
     
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    Smoke is still clear plastic (transparent black).

    Bot head on ours will not come apart. Glue amount is quite variable amongst figures.
     
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    Could this be considered a hidden feature?
    IMG_20210215_172357738.jpg IMG_20210215_172404882.jpg
    (If not, I'll delete)
     
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    Uh...trying to figure out what it is you're showing us, here.
    If it's the fact the "cassette" can fit in his chest? No.
    If it's the fact that the engine block can connect to his back? No. (That's been known for a long time.)
    Seriously, though...what am I looking at here? (I'm so confused.)
     
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    So if you have the chest like this:
    IMG_20210216_122936415.jpg
    And you transform him to carrier mode, the engine block part can still stay on
     
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  13. TFXProtector

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    Oh! That's just a fanmode/alternate transformation. Not really a hidden feature, thank you for trying, though!
     
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    I dunno, it looks almost intentional - the gap cut into the legs in alt mode looks to be sized just right to allow the engine to fit while attached to Knok.
     
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    It seems intentional, good catch!
     
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    I think this one is one of those fine-line examples that is both a fan mode and intentional.
     
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    Hidden feature. Not in instructions, obviously intended. Peg hole in effect piece.
     
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    Hidden feature not showing in instructions.
    When transformed into weapon mode missile master and moonrock do not show where to put the rocket. There is an obvious ridge on the blast effect facing side that the missile perfectly fits over. Exactly the same length as the cut out on the underside of the missile. 0305210206_HDR.jpg 0305210207_HDR.jpg 0305210207a_HDR.jpg
    Something I'm not sure of is on the top of missile is an obvious rectangular Peg. Looking at that I thought that was the thing I was going to peg somewhere into the weapon mode but I didn't even see anywhere to peg onto either of their forms using that peg it seems very obvious but I don't know what it's for its not just a fin.
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  19. TFXProtector

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    Confirmed! Nice find.
     
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    The rectangular peg is 5mm wide meaning it can peg into anything that’s 5mm.
     
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