Doesn't anyone else think that a lighter Rhinox is just cheaper to make? I see Hasbro skimp a lot on pigmentation in plastic - their idea of "gray" is abysmally depressing and devoid of color. I suppose that's what "gray" is... but I think Hasbro-gray used to pop more. I see Hasblow Rhinox being dull as a matter of reducing expense.
Nonetheless, I'd probably try to correct the mistake with paint rather than resort to Takara prices!
I still enjoy the affordability of Hasbro toys over Takara.
Mindmaster wrote:I don't think that people dislike Blitzwing in general; they dislike the faults that Hasbro seems to disregard. I personally like Blitzwing, it's just that the mold needs more refinement, such as fixing the shoulder issue.
Yeah, agreed. I really really like Blitzwing, even more than Springer honestly. He's big, beefy and very G1 style. I even figured out a way to wedge the top bits of his shoulders into his chest rather than using the bits that are supposed to (but don't) clip in to hold his shoulders/arms in place and he looks good and is perfectly functional (I can rotate his arms 360 degrees without the shoulders popping out of place). Mine is the Takara version, but I'm sure the same could be done with the Hasbro version.
I'm shocked you guys aren't dripping with venomous hate for Blitzwing. Personally, I was excited to see him in stores. The imperfections are minor, IMO, compared to the wait of seeing a proper Blitzwing appear on shelves again. I understand he should have been more PERFECT, but he's a VOYAGER! He triple changes! Sometimes, I fear that fan complaints serve only to derail a good direction for the toys - at least, I wish people expressed their disregard for Blitz like you two: with reverence and appreciation overall.