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First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:20 am

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As a follow-up to the Botcon 2012 Invasion comic panel that the BotCon twitter feed revealed today, they also tweeted an image of what may be a test shot and might not be the final product. The figure is seen with two right arms. The final product hopefully will be assembled correctly.

He is seen here pictured with G1 Scoop who is also seen in the comic panel.

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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Mkall » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:27 am

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It's a cool homage to the original, but I'll be replacing the head the moment someone makes a robotic replacement.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:30 am

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to anyone who's getting the set and doesn't like this, pm me your price because I want it. :D

I like the look of this, just want a better look at that head.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:01 am

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Apnea wrote:http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/3/9/6/4/7/metalhawkBOTweb_1326993187.jpg


That site does not allow hotlinking. And you need to be registered in order to see them anyway.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Apnea » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:03 am

Ah, sorry, it was from a link I previously had. If you Google BotCon Metalhawk it's like the third image on the page. I swear there was a better photo, but I'm not too keen on the figure, so apologies if I'm sort of being a loser here.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby WolfDawg » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:12 am

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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby EdabanG » Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:51 am

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I may just be the first to point it out, but it looks like Metalhawk's left arm is either rotated too far around or has a right arm upper bicep piece.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:37 pm

They clearly misassembled metalhawk's left arm, there are obvious screws sticking out of it
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Anonymous. » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:43 pm

Never been much of a fan of that mold, don't think I'll start now.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:51 pm

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welcometothedarksyde wrote:They clearly misassembled metalhawk's left arm, there are obvious screws sticking out of it


Comparing it with my Thunderwing, and you're right! He's got two right arms! :shock:
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby freetouch » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:19 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:They clearly misassembled metalhawk's left arm, there are obvious screws sticking out of it


Comparing it with my Thunderwing, and you're right! He's got two right arms! :shock:


The irony is sooooo unbelievably thick. Seriously, who would have thought FP wouldhave QC problems on a figure! SURELY NOT I!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

So... does this pretty much solidify Funpub's resignation as the "official fanclub" of transformers?
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:22 pm

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freetouch wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
welcometothedarksyde wrote:They clearly misassembled metalhawk's left arm, there are obvious screws sticking out of it


Comparing it with my Thunderwing, and you're right! He's got two right arms! :shock:


The irony is sooooo unbelievably thick. Seriously, who would have thought FP wouldhave QC problems on a figure! SURELY NOT I!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

So... does this pretty much solidify Funpub's resignation as the "official fanclub" of transformers?


Even though everyone would love that, no. Keep dreaming. Besides, assembly errors are mostly the factories' fault, and should not affect the entire run of a figure. Plus, they happen more often than you think.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Mkall » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:25 pm

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Pete has the following to say on TFW:
Pete@BotCon wrote:... This is the only MH I have on hand and figured most fans would get a kick out of seeing MH with Scoop. And I think most did and realize their MH will be just fine...


Apparently it's just a colour sample and not the final product.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:49 pm

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Apnea wrote:Ah, sorry, it was from a link I previously had. If you Google BotCon Metalhawk it's like the third image on the page. I swear there was a better photo, but I'm not too keen on the figure, so apologies if I'm sort of being a loser here.


You are not being a loser but if you are refering to this photo:

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It's just a photoshop mockup. While the one in the original post (looking like it may not be final product and at a weird angle. An obvious attempt to hide his missassembled flaw) is a physical figure.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Apnea » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:52 pm

Yah, but it is the head they're using. Also, I found that larger photo of the face, and though I'm assuming no one needs it now, it's still going to haunt my dreams forever now.

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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby freetouch » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:03 pm

I still have no clue why they didnt use Cyclonus. It seems like a seriously missed opportunity. Unless Hasbro tells them what figures they can use each year, this was a total flub.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby zodconvoy » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:43 pm

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freetouch wrote:I still have no clue why they didnt use Cyclonus.

Because every single Pretender homage ever has been to the shell, not to the bot inside. Every single one. And they just did the Cyclonus mold 2 years ago for Shattered Glass and they generally don't double dip on molds like that.

Still, I like it and can't wait to put it with my Classics Minerva (C Override).
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:31 pm

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I'm actually much more interested in getting Scoop now than I am in wanting that Metalhawk figure. He'd probably end up costing less than Metalhawk too. Can't go wrong with double targetmasters! :CON:
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Stormrider » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:36 pm

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Apnea wrote:Yah, but it is the head they're using. Also, I found that larger photo of the face, and though I'm assuming no one needs it now, it's still going to haunt my dreams forever now.

Human faces do not belong on robot bodies.


I am with you. Human faces on robots wierds me out. It feels like it should belong to a different line of toys altogether.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby gavinfuzzy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:23 am

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Yep, both forearms are swapped! At least this piece comes mis-assembled with both a left and right forearm, just on the wrong side.

I imagine there being a bunch of poor Metalhawks with 2 left/right forearms already sealed in the boxset.

Then Hasbro goes all like "We said the boxset comes with 6 figures, we never said the figures would come with a left and right forearm. Furthermore, this does not harm the toy." :roll: *cough*SG Drift's gun*cough*
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:01 am

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Looks fine. Still not stoked about the head but he looks nice despite that.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby RhA » Fri Mar 30, 2012 8:08 am

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If this would be available in regular retail, I'd get one.
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Re: First Look: Botcon 2012 Metalhawk In-hand

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:26 am

I want to see a figure (Generations?) of THIS Metalhawk:

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