Mykltron wrote:True, but with a dremel one can fix those shoulders and make them much better.
This may bring up a terrible long debate. Probably easy for people like us who have no fear of modding a toy to say this. But a safety/quality tested and checked brand toy's perfection should not rely on consumers' modification. Unless they print this on their box "Toy may have problems, please fix yourself". Generations Blitzwing falls in to this category as well.
I agree with paul053 and I also appreciate Mykltron's offering of advice as to how one can improve the toy if they have the means.
I can understand lower price point toys in the main line having design issues from time to time but at the MP level where the intent is to offer a high end product, engineering and design issues such as the poor articulation of the shoulders of MP-09 are not reasonable.
On the positive side, I do think that MP-09, barring certain design/QC issues, is a great looking Rodimus Prime. It fits appropriately into the scale from that MP toy onwards.
If a version 2.0 of MP Hot Rod(designed to scale with the current MP scale standard and designed as strictly Hot Rod) were to ever be brought to market, I'd definitely put aside money to buy it.