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

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  1. Kaynowa

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    I recall seeing that extra flap get tucked away in a couple reviews (bert the stormtrooper I think), but there's nothing for the Helicopter. In show model has it like that too
     
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    In the show, the helicopter is hidden too.

    Sans titre 1.png


    But differently, it somewhat seems "retracted", with a sliding hinge. It's probably not only animation simplification, it looks like some dropped/discarded feature.

    Sans titre 2.png
     
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    Any mods that could help with some cleanup?
     
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  4. Kaynowa

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    Oh good catch!
     
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    I just checked the instructions.
    The transformation involving the extra joint is also shown in the Super Link instructions, but NOT in the Energon instructions.
     
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    That's another good info.

    It's also quite funny as Energon Optimus is probably one of the very few of the unicron trilogy that I prefered to get the Hasbro version instead of the Takara one.
     
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    I posted this in the trailers thread, but it's worth mentioning the near interchangeability of chronicles g1 (with a hole in the hitch), dotm deluxe and earthrise Optimus Prime cabs and trailers. I dug them out for pictures today. Also dotm deluxe Prime's trailer has holes inside to seat some Asian Mcdonalds toys. I had to unscrew/flip a panel, but it's 100% molded in and made for it. Pretty obscure.
     

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    the last one is a hidden feature... I think, the others are not
     
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    Please, there's not even one trailer horizontal....

    100% not made for it.

    The cup mades the illusion, but the burger clearly doesn't fit and the fries are completely floating inside.

    You found holes, ok.
    But you haven't found the explanation/usage.
     
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    Nope, its on TFwiki and confirmed to be intended, the DOTM trailer is indeed made for that. It belongs here.
    The trailer "interchangeability" though is just because of 5mm ports though, which doesn't count for this thread.
     
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    Ok, just checked that.

    But you have to agree they doesn't fit properly.
     
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    I'm going to respectively disagree with your appraisal of the first point and move onto your second point. I'll agree none are perfect fits, but it's not like sitting mp10's trailer on g1 pipes either.

    I'm a terrible photographer. I'll admit it. Here is some better evidence. How about a news article teasing this feature from this site?

    Japanese McDonalds Optimus Prime with Trailer - Transformers News - TFW2005

    Here are some more pictures which I feel better illustrate my point. Note that the mcdonalds figures fit in perfectly without gaps. The cup has holes and the trailer pegs that force you to orient it forward. The trailer's burger hole has divets to accommodate the cheese slice corners, so it also only fits one way. The fries actually can fit one of two ways, allowing for bumblebee to pop out without bumping into prime, or to better line up with the other two. Either way. Also, what would I have to gain from lying about toy interactivity??? Notoriety? I hate that.

    I just think it's a cool toy feature I wanted to share with some people who might appreciate it. Easy, king...
     

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    I'm ready to apologize on this with these pictures.

    But you started your post with the 5mm compatibility as hidden feature we're all tired of in this thread, hence the reaction. (you decredibilized the second half of your post with the first half)
     
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    This is awesome! I wonder if there are promotional materials showing this somewhere? It's great.
     
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    I should've been more clear initially with my post and pictures. I collect on my own and mostly lurk on the boards, so it wasn't brutally obvious to me how annoying peg compatibility stories must be getting. In the future if you have issues with my posts, you can ask for clarification if I'm unclear, or alternatively clarify why I'm actually wrong (or way tf off topic like rn). I'm willing to learn. This a discussion forum. There's no alpha here. You win by logging off and not arguing about toys.

    As far as promo materials I have, I can't find them this second and I'm super sleepy. The link I posted above has some teaser pictures, though.

    mcd_trailer1_1312258006-150x84.jpg
     
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    What an absolutely batshit insane feature. I love it.

    Or should I say "I'm lovin' it?"
     
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    If they had advertised that, I'd have bought it. How on Earth do you not make this gimmick a well-known feature? So disappointed right now. lol
     
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    Did anywhere get those happy meal toys outside of Japan?
     
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    This is the first I'm seeing of these, so I have no idea. I just know it's awesome.