very odd ER prowl variant- mismatched legs.

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  1. Gumblor Gimbles

    Gumblor Gimbles Norn' Ironhide

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    i recently bought the Autobot Alliance set from bargainmax in the uk. upon opening it, i found an Ironhide with a slightly warped shield (doesnt sit flat in van mode) and a prowl missing his left inner foot panel.
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    upon transforming him, i discovered that his legs were far more clunky than my ER smokescreen's, resulting in the windscreen not sitting flush on the lefthand side.
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    as it turned out, one of the legs (the left one, missing the panel) was different to the right leg.
    look above the black knees to see the difference.
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    and... theyre different colours. so far as i can tell, both in person and in photos, the shade of transparent blue is different. i presume that the right leg (on the left in the pic below) is from bluestreak, whilst the left leg (on the right) is the correct colour for prowl.
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    has this been spotted before?
     
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  2. autobot prowl

    autobot prowl Well-Known Member

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    I'm betting those were factory rejects. Maybe they used parts from one of the other Datsuns to complete the figure?
     
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  3. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Toy Connections

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    I'm wondering if these are QC returns or seconds. Sounds weird that everyone has had these arrived with the outer case opened and resealed.
     
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  4. robotmel

    robotmel *All must transform*

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    This makes me wonder if QC seconds and customer returns are packed and made available to these sort of discount stores? :confused: 

    They seem to pop up a while after that particular line has been and gone. Gives the reworking involved to get them sorted and sent out again enough time!
    Gotta recoup lost monies where possible with oil prices/plastic costs rising? o_O 

    I'm just spitballing here, no facts. ;) 
     
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    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    MY GOD!!! look at all that clear plastic! thats just itching to break
     
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