wolverinetodd wrote:Once again Hasbro takes a great idea and screws it up.
It could be said that the fans have a hand in this, too. Can't blame just Hasbro and/or Takara Tomy.
wolverinetodd wrote:First, it's just lazy of Hasbro to have her legs resting atop of her jet mode like that. WTF! On top of that, her feet point straight up and aren't hinged so one could flip them down and under. Double WTF! Hinging her feet would've been an easy fix to that eyesore.
wolverinetodd wrote:Second, that gap while in jet mode. Triple WTF! The solution to filling that gap when in jet mode would've also been an easy fix, but Hasbro was even lazier at solving that. Again, hinges would've been the solution. Specifically hinges down her shins, allowing the inner part of her shins to flip up and meet in the middle of that gap to conceal said gap.
Perhaps the design looked good on paper, just not in plastic. Plenty of us have great ideas in mind and have it not work out in the end. What can you do? Vote with your wallet, for one. However, if we don't support this, we might see fembots disappear and this seems to be their year. I'd hate for it to be their only year.
wolverinetodd wrote:And third, her arms just resting there below the wings while in jet mode... also a lazy move for Hasbro. Her arms could've been ball-jointed in such a way that they could've fit up under and inside the nosecone/cockpit part. Currently the nosecone/cockpit serves only one purpose and that's holding the landing gear. Instead of the landing gear being attached under the nosecone/cockpit, it could've been, say it with me, HINGED to one of her arms.
Yeah, there's a difference between lazy and simplification. This one went straight to lazy. It's a shame.
wolverinetodd wrote:All this could've given her a sleeker, smoother, finished look. But instead we get this. Thanks Hasbro, you've done it again.
I still have some faith in Hasbro's abilities. Let's see how Arcee and Chromia hold up once in hand.
wolverinetodd wrote:You're probably thinking, "But Hasbro/Takara wanted to go back to simpler transformations. To be able to transform completely in fewer steps." Well didn't they also introduce a line with that very idea in mind that was just the Legend Class figures blown up to Deluxe Class figures. And what happened to that line? A line that was taking 30 years of Transformers Toys technology BACKWARDS about 40 years. It was cancelled before it even got started, at least here in the states it was, which so many of us hardcore Transformer collectors predicted would happen. And again, I hope the ones that came up with that idea were FIRED!
The upscaled Legends line wasn't canceled, it just wasn't ordered by Wal*Mart and the like. It made it to production and we'll most likely see them in Ross/TJ Maxx/Marshall's. I won't be the least bit surprised if they show up within the next few months. Also, hoping someone gets fired over making toys accessible to kids, because you know...toys are made for kids, makes you no better. In fact, it makes you worse. These are toys we're talking about! They're never worth someone's ability to take care of themselves and their family financially.
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