Rated X wrote:For me the price is petty at a mere 22 bucks.
But it's *not* a mere $22.00. Most people will pay more, much more once taxes, shipping, importing and customs are all factored in.
Rated X wrote:I give out the price of 3 Blitzwings in singles at the strip club just for fun. And Im not rich.
You stay classy. And for the record, I don't think the discussion of such a place on a board such as this, is necessary.
Rated X wrote:But I dont expect the same out of a $22 Hasbro figure designed for kids as I do from a $99 TFC figure designed for adult collectors.
*BUZZ* Kids don't know who Blitzwing is. Nor do they care. He's made with safety in mind in case children do acquire said figure, but he's definitely made with collectors in mind. Which is confusing to me. Hasbro says we basically mean nothing to them, yet they go and make a figure that's supposed to cater to us, and yet it's not collector quality.
Designed for kids? You'll have to prove it to me. And until you can, we best stay clear of this point, because it's just going to make a mess.
Rated X wrote:Maybe Baltmatrix should try holding the shoulders with his thumb before posing the arms. I noticed they kept unpegging because he refused to use two hands when posing the arms.
Could he hold the shoulder piece down before posing? Sure. Should he have to? No. And if we ignore such things, Hasbro's just going to continue pulling crap like this. Springer looks like he should be full of flaws and yet, he's one of the most solidly designed and built figures offered right now. There's no good excuse as to why Blitzwing got shafted. When you do find out the real reason, you come and let us know.
Rated X wrote:On the arm pegs not fitting in jet mode, that was Hasbro's bad. But a simple fix with a file or some sandpaper. Once again, it's a $22 figure so Im not afraid to make a few mods. The leg pegs fit in, they are just a pain in the ass it seems. Do you own Steelcore or Assualter ? They are both peg nightmares. Ive become acustomed to pegs and the level of difficulty they pose with certain alt modes. It's a fact of TF collecting life.
Indeed, it was Hasbro's bad. And if the problematic pegs are their fault, why is it so hard to make the leap that the rest of the figure's problems are their fault? Why is it that people want this guy SO bad that they'll allow this to happen and do so with a smile on their face? That's pretty ridiculous, considering how much money and life we've pumped into this company in the past THIRTY years.
And modding it? I'll give you that one. Plenty of people mod, doesn't matter if it's $22.00 or $222.00, so modding it's not the biggest issue. Fair point.
And no, I don't own either of those 3rd party figures. I'm not the biggest Wreckers fan.
Rated X wrote:The nosecone I really cant comment on until I have the figure in hand. Maybe Hasbro tried plastic and rubber was the better of two evils for that part of the transformation.
I can't imagine why rubber would be better than plastic, unless it was a design flaw and they needed a work around. But I know you won't even cop to the possibility, at least.
Rated X wrote:
Im not sure what he means by "soft plastic" were talking Hasbro not KO's here. But I wish the turret moved in tank mode. But no big deal. It's only a 22 dollar toy. Im not buying a Rolex.
...the turret *does* move in tank mode. He just wants to fall apart when you do.
And I'd hope that if you'd spend money on a Rolex, you'd use the same train of thought when giving Hasbro your money. Rolex might be expensive, but they make it worth it, if you're into that kind of thing. Hasbro's stuff gets more and more expensive and it's becoming less and less worth it.
As for 3rd parties, I've seen the pricetags of their figures, I own quite a few of them, and I'm willing to pay it because I know it's quality being made. When the people who created all of this are the ones cutting corners and not the knock off groups, that's a pretty bad thing to be able to say.
However, I will end this on a fair note for Hasbro... Not all of their products lately have been bottom of the barrel. Some of the PRID/BH figures have been downright excellent quality. Reminiscent of their golden era.
And those figures, especially the Prime line, have gotten the majority of my money. When they give us the goods, I'll gladly give them my money. When they don't, I'll go elsewhere.
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.