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

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TFXProtector, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. Quippy

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    I would like to congratulate you @Excikaiser for calling it out:
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    I wish it was a hidden feature.
    If Hasbro leveraged this for a future 2-pack, it would make sense.

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    Same reason why the little junkions make a super junkion. Fun.
     
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    Legacy United Silverbolt's abdominal plate is fully removable, with 5mm ports.
    I have no idea what the meaning could be.


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    Likely just an assembly they intended to be glued. If it were an intentional thing, they would've added more detail to the surfaces
     
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    with hexagonal ports?
     
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    I don't see how the shape of the port is relevant to its potential function. Lately all the siege ports have been totally round, at least that I've seen. If I had to guess, using the hexagonal ports here would give space for glue to run up the sides of the posts and not just clump up at the bottom and prevent the piece from sitting flush on the toy.
     
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    Not even sure.
    They're doing so much savings that I'm ready to bet they designed the piece like this especially to assemble it without having to use glue. Like the wheels which lo longer use pins...
     
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    Studio Serries 110 Bumblebee Shockwave's instructions fail to show the cannon extends for tank mode even though the back of the box shows it extended.
     
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    Maybe part of a remold/ reuse in the future?
     
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    I'm not sure if this counts but you can detach the "solar panel" wings on the new Legacy Vector Prime to use as shields. They're on a mushroom peg but its a very weak connection that makes it very easy to pop them off. I can't say for sure that its intentional but its conceivable that they used mushroom pegs instead of a 5MM post since the latter could've been too easy to take off, or maybe the kind of plastic doesn't have enough grip.

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    How are they secured to his arm?
     
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    By using the 5mm peg "Minicon Pegs" they have to plug 'em into his forearms' ports.
     
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    Ah, don't have the figure so didn't know about the posts. This is cool but I'm leaning toward it being a fan mode, there's no precedent for this being something VP should be able to do, no reason for them to make this a gimmick.
     
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    If you have to add a 3rd party piece it's definitely not a hidden feature
     
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    No, it literally has mini-con ports molded in.
     
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    I remember seeing some where there was a way to giving deluxe classics tank megatron a right hand using his gun and detachable tank barrel tip. The guide with have any images. If some one has a visual of an example of this, it would be highly appreciated. The classics deluxe tank megatron is one of my favorite megatron figures already, so it would honestly legendary to learn this primordial secret.
     
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