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Fixes for Transformers Animated Figures

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Anonymous at 2008-06-11 4:14 pm

As a follow-up to Sabrblade's post asking about fan's experience with new Transformers: Animated figures, we thought we'd point out an excellent thread on where toy alterations guru Jin Saotome outlines a few very simple ways to correct issues people have mentioned.  As he eloquently puts it, "...I agree that toys should come without problems right out of the box, but sometimes there are things that need to be worked out with a new series..."  He also give instructions on contacting Hasbro and doing our part to let them know, when appropriate.

Give his suggestions a try!  I think you'll find they work quite well.  In the meantime, keep the reviews coming!

Energon Hot Shot said,  - 2008-06-11 18:32:36
I didn't know Grimlock's arms slid in that far. I'm gonna have to try that mod.
Tyscream said,  - 2008-06-11 18:36:33
Guys, are the Animated figures THAT bad?
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-06-11 18:47:22
I don't think it's so much that the figures are "that bad", Ty, as much as it's that we've waited, and Waited, and WAITED for these figures to be released, and then they happened to come out imprefect. Which, don't get me wrong, it's kinda rediculous considering that they were all on display at ToyFair four months ago. I get the feeling that after this initial wave of sales, the figures are going to stop getting heckled so much and the complaints are going to subside.

And I must be a lucky one, because even though I had that initial scare with my Grimlock, my arms can already slide that much with relative ease. Hurray for me.

By the way, does anybody know when the new wave of Robot Heroes featuring the Beast Wars characters are due out? I wanna pick 'em up, but I haven't seen them yet...
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-06-11 18:51:57
I think August, TPR.

And out of all my figs, Prowl is the only one with an unexpected flaw: a spot of yellow paint on his face.

Any other flaws were expected and are on all figures of the toys' particular characters.
bwrampage said,  - 2008-06-11 21:58:38
my lockdown has one eye covered in black paint.otherwise flawless.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-06-11 22:07:59
I just fixed the stinger problem and hands problem on my BB and Lockdown figures. I don't know what I'll do about the yellow spot on Prowl's face.
ilovetransformers said,  - 2008-06-11 22:30:38
my soundwave figs arms always pop off. its getting annoying
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-06-11 22:33:07
Sabr, a REALLY out of the way thing you could do is always bring the figure to Home Depot or Wal-Mart or a Hardware shop and get them to match the paing of Prowl's face and then just paint over the spot. Like I said, it's really out of the way, but it could solve the problem. It's just completely inconvienient.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-06-12 07:56:17
I hear ya ,TPR. I really don't want to go to all that trouble just for the yellow spot. I might as well just wait for the second Prowl release with the sidecar and MAYBE swap heads.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-06-12 09:23:35
Speaking of which, does your Prowl look like it has the little places for the armor pieces, or does it look like the armored one'll be a new mold?
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-06-12 10:51:04
Hmm, let me check...

Nothing in vehicle mode for the side car, except for a screw hole...

and...(*transforms Prowl*)

Just a sec... (*looks for an Armored Prowl image*)

Okay, nothing on his lower arms for the wheel armor. Nothing but a ball joint hole slit on each of his shoulders for the shoulder armor. Nothing on his back "wing"-things for the thrusters. The helmet can just slide onto his head. Nothing but a ball joint hole slit on each of his thighs for the leg armor.

Well, I guess Prowl'll be remolded for the side car/armored figure.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-06-12 17:57:10
This should be helpful.
lord megatron said,  - 2008-06-12 19:08:50
hey did you guys see Jin's new animated Skywarp and animated Powerglide customs? You should take a look.
rodimus said,  - 2008-06-23 23:10:49
does enybodys animated grimlock have loose legs is so how loos do thay stand and can you get both of his arms in
rich said,  - 2008-12-20 13:45:04
Swindles Chest piece in robot mode wont tab in it seems the chest piece is too wide Help?
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