JelZe GoldRabbit wrote: GuyIncognito wrote:
SJ21 wrote:How did this pass the dreaded drop test? Fort Max was never done again because he wouldn't pass the drop test (that's the rumor I always heard.) How is a, larger, Metroplex going to pass the same test?
What are you talking about? What drop test?
The Drop Test is a Toy Safety test. A toy is dropped from a certain height, possibly breaking it (or not). It's to see if a toy will break, and how (like in sharp shards, little pieces, anything that could harm or kill a child). Needless to say, if it doesn't break, keep any heavy toy on the 1st floor of your house
Fortress Maximus is stated to fail the test since 2001, but how was never made clear to my knowledge, which makes Metroplex even more interesting. Keep the question handy for the BotCon Hasbro Q/A panel!
You know what is interesting? I can find, without trying at all, the discussions you and others had when "Welcome to Transformers 2010" Predaking was announced. I can find official details tied to Galvatron's madness. I even found comments from Hydra about Chip Chase, which hinted that UNITED EX may have been intended for the Binaltech version of the animated continuities. But at no point are there actual available information on the "Fortress Maximus drop test." I call this a conspiracy concocted by the original owners who planned to sell their wares on eBay.
But then I found this 2010 report on how to test toys: http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/112103/testtoys.pdf
According to this, if the drop test is the same (check out "Table 2" of the drop test section), it was tested under the earliest age group recommended for the toy. And that it failed the number of drops (at a safe distance) before breaking. Which has me guessing that it breaks after less than four drops at 3 feet (give or take 5 inches). Which has me thinking that either Hasbro managed to work around these issues... Or... Is marketing it to an age group not covered by these tests. (Namely, the drop test only entails up to 96 months of age.)
Also, folks... Remember that this is still not Hasbro's biggest mass-produced toy made for a major toyline. That honor still goes to G.I.Joe's very own U.S.S. Flagg. It stands, from end to end, a whopping 5 feet! And it still not an accurate scale model for those figures. (And now you know. And knowing is half the battle. G.I.Joe!!!)