DreadstarCybph wrote:killing gigantic wall of text
OK, lets do this
Concerning using the heads of another toy for a rerelease of a toy:
Nope, never going to happen, well it does sometimes, but those are thrown out into the QC bin, since they shockingly don't pass.
The head is part oft he mold, which means for every Sideswipe made, there is a Sideswipe head, likely even a Red Alert head (and all Red Alert parts, since both where designed at the same time and it's cheaper to make them part of the same mold and just throw out the unnecessary parts than to make a whole new mold for a slight remold). So yes, Takara's factories (since it's their factories that do all the toys, even for Hasbro's TFs) do have extra Tigertrack heads, since you know the Tigertrack head is made out of parts of both Sideswipe and Red Alert heads, those parts are thrown out since they aren't needed. And no, a factory will not just put the wrong head on because they ran out of the right heads, since you know, they have the same amount of Sideswipe heads as they have Sideswipe bodies, and if they put on the wrong head, they would have to throw it away which costs both money and reputation.
Yes, there is news of a second run of Sideswipes, that are out by the end of this year/ beginning of next year. These however are slated to be out soon.
Check out the thread at tfw, notice the line about all mentions of "KO" having been removed, and how it was also revealed by the source that revealed a previous KO? "Weibo is a Chinese blogging tool, so weibo is not meant as the source, but the owner of that particular weibo blog).
Then we have this pre-order here:
It's listed as KO, but also as manufacturer TakaraTomy, so that might be confusing, however the store has posted this handy little gallery on FaceBook
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 314&type=1
Yes that is a store that sells the KO, but also tells you the difference between the two.
It's days like this that I wish KOToys still existed, since then we would have it directly from the KO insiders.
Oh and this would have been reported by Chinese fans, simply due to the fact that it would have been an official Chinese release of an MP figure by Takara, which is kinda a big deal. Also, a big deal of them are insiders, since they know people who slave away in the factories that make the toys, or are in more "prolific positions", that is called insider information and is one of the nice little things you get to enjoy when you own a large TF fansite, or work for one as a news mod.
Oh and stores can also get burned by KOs like this one here that pretend to be the real deal: (check out the name of the news mod there )
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... -ko/14797/
So yes, this here is a KO, there are legit ones on the way, but this topic here is about the KO, which is confirmed by one of the stores that sells it.
so yes, I do know what the hell I'm talking about and it's not my "opinion", if you want to throw your weight around and want to be sucked up to for your "way of thinking" you can go back to the forum you moderate.
Dead Metal (that's the way it's phrased by the way) out