ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

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ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:54 am

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So I got ROTF Sideways yesterday and couldn't help but notice that his right arm that holds his spinning saw does not matchup with his left arm at all. The detailing is way off, it's made out off less parts, it's fatter and it's shape is strange. If you look at it from the side it looks like a handle sticks out of it a handle meant for pulling or pushing. Taking that in mind and the shape and detail of the arm I believe that this arm was supposed to have a gimmick that would have used gears to spin the blade.

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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Jacob P. Galvatron » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:01 am

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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:18 am

Good eye.

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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby tom brokaw » Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:24 am

hmm.... now that that i look at it.... it does seem like it could have done something
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Convotron » Tue Aug 11, 2009 6:27 am

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Seems like it to me.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby shonenfan4 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:48 am

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good find, probably another one due to Hasbro's budget :sad:
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Mykltron » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:17 am

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I just assumed it was a different shape because his arm had transformed to reveal the weapon like BB's does in the movie. Maybe you're right.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Nightscreech » Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:01 am

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I've had this figure for a while, there is a lot of things wrong with it... over time though its different look makes you like it more, but the saw is useless and doesn't match or line up with anything.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Tyrannotaur » Thu Aug 13, 2009 12:14 pm

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You are probably right. Looking at mine now I can see it was meant to do something. Sideways uses his saws in the video game for his Melee attack so that was probably meant to mimic that. Oh well.

He is a cool figure I just wish he was randomly red for no reason when he is mostly black and silver in the movie.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:25 pm

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Seems you're right. This looks like a neutered gimmick.

As for the figure itself, it's mistransformed.

In the picture I've attached, you'll see I've circled a part of the hood near his head/neck assembly.
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Pull the windshield from his back, then take those pieces I've circled, and pull them up. (They do pull up, if you look under the hood, you'll see a hinge for them.)

Now, look at his back and you'll see two pegs coming out of the back, lower than the hood section where the windshield was connected. Snap it onto those lower pegs, and his wings and windshield will be lower on the body, and he'll be more accurate to the CGI model.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:30 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:Seems you're right. This looks like a neutered gimmick.

As for the figure itself, it's mistransformed.

In the picture I've attached, you'll see I've circled a part of the hood near his head/neck assembly.
side1.JPG


Pull the windshield from his back, then take those pieces I've circled, and pull them up. (They do pull up, if you look under the hood, you'll see a hinge for them.)

Now, look at his back and you'll see two pegs coming out of the back, lower than the hood section where the windshield was connected. Snap it onto those lower pegs, and his wings and windshield will be lower on the body, and he'll be more accurate to the CGI model.

I know all that, I took the pics from the seibertron galleries as I currently can't upload any of my own.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:57 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:Seems you're right. This looks like a neutered gimmick.

As for the figure itself, it's mistransformed.

In the picture I've attached, you'll see I've circled a part of the hood near his head/neck assembly.
side1.JPG


Pull the windshield from his back, then take those pieces I've circled, and pull them up. (They do pull up, if you look under the hood, you'll see a hinge for them.)

Now, look at his back and you'll see two pegs coming out of the back, lower than the hood section where the windshield was connected. Snap it onto those lower pegs, and his wings and windshield will be lower on the body, and he'll be more accurate to the CGI model.

I know all that, I took the pics from the seibertron galleries as I currently can't upload any of my own.


Snippy response? Check.

For your clarification, the part about it being mistransformed wasn't aimed at you, or Seibertron. The figure's wrong, right out of the packaging. The instructions don't even mention the tabs in the steps or the diagrams. I posted that info in case folks like me (who just found out) haven't heard about this yet.

It was in no way meant to be a smartassed comment to put you on the spot or crack on anyone.

I thought I was just helping out a bit. I'll do my best not to, in the future.

*insert rolleyes here*
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Tyrannotaur » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:30 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:Seems you're right. This looks like a neutered gimmick.

As for the figure itself, it's mistransformed.

In the picture I've attached, you'll see I've circled a part of the hood near his head/neck assembly.
side1.JPG


Pull the windshield from his back, then take those pieces I've circled, and pull them up. (They do pull up, if you look under the hood, you'll see a hinge for them.)

Now, look at his back and you'll see two pegs coming out of the back, lower than the hood section where the windshield was connected. Snap it onto those lower pegs, and his wings and windshield will be lower on the body, and he'll be more accurate to the CGI model.

I know all that, I took the pics from the seibertron galleries as I currently can't upload any of my own.


Snippy response? Check.

For your clarification, the part about it being mistransformed wasn't aimed at you, or Seibertron. The figure's wrong, right out of the packaging. The instructions don't even mention the tabs in the steps or the diagrams. I posted that info in case folks like me (who just found out) haven't heard about this yet.

It was in no way meant to be a smartassed comment to put you on the spot or crack on anyone.

I thought I was just helping out a bit. I'll do my best not to, in the future.

*insert rolleyes here*

Eh for the record I went and fixed my Sideways after reading that.. Hasbro really should have noticed that. I always wondered why the backpack didn't snap on all the way when I transformed him. So thanks for the tip.

I don't think either of you where being snippy or smartassed btw. :|
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:35 pm

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Autobot032 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:Seems you're right. This looks like a neutered gimmick.

As for the figure itself, it's mistransformed.

In the picture I've attached, you'll see I've circled a part of the hood near his head/neck assembly.
side1.JPG


Pull the windshield from his back, then take those pieces I've circled, and pull them up. (They do pull up, if you look under the hood, you'll see a hinge for them.)

Now, look at his back and you'll see two pegs coming out of the back, lower than the hood section where the windshield was connected. Snap it onto those lower pegs, and his wings and windshield will be lower on the body, and he'll be more accurate to the CGI model.

I know all that, I took the pics from the seibertron galleries as I currently can't upload any of my own.


Snippy response? Check.

For your clarification, the part about it being mistransformed wasn't aimed at you, or Seibertron. The figure's wrong, right out of the packaging. The instructions don't even mention the tabs in the steps or the diagrams. I posted that info in case folks like me (who just found out) haven't heard about this yet.

It was in no way meant to be a smartassed comment to put you on the spot or crack on anyone.

I thought I was just helping out a bit. I'll do my best not to, in the future.

*insert rolleyes here*

We have a smily for that:
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When I read your post it sounded as if you aimed it at me and what was so snippy about my response? I only stated that I knew what you said. I also don't know if the instruction mention that or not as I never used them and just chucked them away like I always do, so I thought it was common knowledge that you have to flip them up and peg the backpack in.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Aug 13, 2009 3:59 pm

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I agree i feel that they removed the gimmick. Dont know about yours but on mine the "gimmick arm" is completely lose. Im guessing they removed the parts that would've made the gimmick work and just left it.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Mykltron » Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:09 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:Seems you're right. This looks like a neutered gimmick.

As for the figure itself, it's mistransformed.

In the picture I've attached, you'll see I've circled a part of the hood near his head/neck assembly.
side1.JPG


Pull the windshield from his back, then take those pieces I've circled, and pull them up. (They do pull up, if you look under the hood, you'll see a hinge for them.)

Now, look at his back and you'll see two pegs coming out of the back, lower than the hood section where the windshield was connected. Snap it onto those lower pegs, and his wings and windshield will be lower on the body, and he'll be more accurate to the CGI model.

I know all that, I took the pics from the seibertron galleries as I currently can't upload any of my own.


Snippy response? Check.

For your clarification, the part about it being mistransformed wasn't aimed at you, or Seibertron. The figure's wrong, right out of the packaging. The instructions don't even mention the tabs in the steps or the diagrams. I posted that info in case folks like me (who just found out) haven't heard about this yet.

It was in no way meant to be a smartassed comment to put you on the spot or crack on anyone.

I thought I was just helping out a bit. I'll do my best not to, in the future.

*insert rolleyes here*

We have a smily for that:
:roll:
When I read your post it sounded as if you aimed it at me and what was so snippy about my response? I only stated that I knew what you said. I also don't know if the instruction mention that or not as I never used them and just chucked them away like I always do, so I thought it was common knowledge that you have to flip them up and peg the backpack in.


It did come across as a bit snappy. I know you didn't intend it but that's the trouble with written word - it's so easily missinterpreted.

I didn't know about those little flip up bits until I'd posted repaint pics in the repaints forum and someone pointed it out so there are definately people who need these little things pointing out! It hasn't been mentioned in the toy forum before.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:24 pm

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Tyrannotaur wrote:Eh for the record I went and fixed my Sideways after reading that.. Hasbro really should have noticed that. I always wondered why the backpack didn't snap on all the way when I transformed him. So thanks for the tip.


Mykltron wrote:I didn't know about those little flip up bits until I'd posted repaint pics in the repaints forum and someone pointed it out so there are definately people who need these little things pointing out! It hasn't been mentioned in the toy forum before.


Glad it worked for some of you, at least.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby UltraPrimal » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:23 pm

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Yeah, me and another fan noticed that at BotCon while checking them out at the Hasbro booth. If you check the back of his card, the figure in that picture actually still have the gimmick functional. I'm guessing it was cut for cost.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Samsonator » Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:45 pm

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Certainly not the only dead gimmick in the ROTF line, Starscream's "pop out" missile launchers come to mind...
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby NuclearConvoy » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:18 pm

Massive Bummer :(
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Bumblebeast » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:31 pm

Doesn't look like an intended gimmick to me. But the pictures made me remember that i promised Sideways that i would give him a good hand of silver paint in a lot of parts. And a black ink washout afterwards.
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby alanburk » Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:31 am

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Good find indeed.
Speaking of and this may have already been discussed, but what's up with that block chunk in Chromia's undercarriage that folds out (attached to the kickstand)? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Jacob P. Galvatron » Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:26 am

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alanburk wrote:Good find indeed.
Speaking of and this may have already been discussed, but what's up with that block chunk in Chromia's undercarriage that folds out (attached to the kickstand)? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

Postby Rastamus Prime » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:21 pm

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That's more or less why I don't bother with these figures. =;
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Re: ROTF Sideways, dead gimmick?

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