Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution

Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009 11:41am CDT

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Reliable eBay seller Bodhar2000 shares a little warning for those purchasing the Japanese store exclusive Henkei Thrust and Dirge:

Hello,
This is just a notification that all the orders have been fulfilled one day ahead of schedule, so you all should be receiving these in a few days. Also, just a word of warning about the seekers. The wings do not fold back in robot mode like they do with Henkei Ramjet (they kind of just stick out of the sides in bot mode). I already had one buyer snap off his wing and ask for a replacement. Unfortunately these are sold out and irreplaceable, so please pay attention to the instructions *before* transforming him.
Ok that’s all I guess, and look for your package in the mail sometime this week!

Best Regards,
-B2K-


Just a word of caution to the community, so that you can keep your toys in one piece. I don't have mine yet, so I have no personal experience with the 'new' wings yet.

Credit(s): Bodhar2000


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Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907582)
Posted by Editor on April 7th, 2009 @ 11:54am CDT
The good news here, is that I should be seeing mine soon. :roll:
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907584)
Posted by shankz on April 7th, 2009 @ 11:55am CDT
Much appreciated, because I had already thought how I was going to move those back on mine. I'm not crazy about not being able to do that (especially with Dirge), but its nice to know that you can't.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907593)
Posted by Mkall on April 7th, 2009 @ 12:19pm CDT
Still haven't received confirmation from him about mine. Hopefully that'll come soon.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907617)
Posted by Solrac333 on April 7th, 2009 @ 1:01pm CDT
Yikes! Feel sorry for the guy that broke the wings.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907618)
Posted by Barrelass on April 7th, 2009 @ 1:07pm CDT
On Thrust I am guessing he is talking about the tailfins near the feet. If that is what someone snapped, someone should smack him/her.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907623)
Posted by UDA on April 7th, 2009 @ 1:16pm CDT
Cute! Who in their right mind breaks something because of ignorance and asks for a replacement part? That customer had some balls. Or just plain dumb. Make up a story people!!! It came F'ed up in the box/card!
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907628)
Posted by Editor on April 7th, 2009 @ 1:23pm CDT
UDA wrote:Cute! Who in their right mind breaks something because of ignorance and asks for a replacement part? That customer had some balls. Or just plain dumb. Make up a story people!!! It came F'ed up in the box/card!


Not this time, I've dealt with Bodhar, he does quality work, and if he sees the product is f'ed, I doubt he would ship it.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907632)
Posted by Firebird on April 7th, 2009 @ 1:42pm CDT
I feel bad for the guy who broke his figure.

But it's not Bodhars responsibility to replace it.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907643)
Posted by CollectionTF on April 7th, 2009 @ 2:22pm CDT
Thanks for the heads up
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907656)
Posted by alldarker on April 7th, 2009 @ 3:07pm CDT
Hmmm... Interesting, sounds like a slight mold change. But I severly doubt my Henkei Dirge or Thrust will ever leave the warm, safe embrace of their packaging, just as my Henkei Starscream, Ramjet, Skywarp and Thundercracker will probably never leave theirs.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907666)
Posted by Rated X on April 7th, 2009 @ 3:30pm CDT
Cant wait too see henkei close shop so we will start getting these exclusives in Wal-mart. With no shortage of plastic or cheap labor on that side of the world I cant understand how they justify charging 40 to 60 bucks for a figure. Im dying to get Thrust and Dirge but I will wait for some extravagent collecter to face forclosure and sell his collection cheap on e-bay...lol
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907674)
Posted by Editor on April 7th, 2009 @ 3:50pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Cant wait too see henkei close shop so we will start getting these exclusives in Wal-mart. With no shortage of plastic or cheap labor on that side of the world I cant understand how they justify charging 40 to 60 bucks for a figure. Im dying to get Thrust and Dirge but I will wait for some extravagent collecter to face forclosure and sell his collection cheap on e-bay...lol


:shock: :?:

Henkai close shop? You do realize that makes no sence, It's like saying I hope armada doesn't reopen.

The cost is higher due to the smaller production run, just as the convention specials are more expencive. The rising costs of business do not effect costs as much as you seem to think they do.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907682)
Posted by g2grimmy64 on April 7th, 2009 @ 4:04pm CDT
Because there's no possible way one can tell they don't fold back by LOOKING AT THE FIGURE :roll:
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907690)
Posted by alldarker on April 7th, 2009 @ 4:30pm CDT
alldarker wrote:Hmmm... Interesting, sounds like a slight mold change.
:oops: Never mind...
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907693)
Posted by DoubleOScorpio on April 7th, 2009 @ 4:45pm CDT
Barrelass wrote:On Thrust I am guessing he is talking about the tailfins near the feet. If that is what someone snapped, someone should smack him/her.



You're right on this. I was immediately thinking of the primary wings that fold up behind the upperback/shoulder area, but when I read your post, I realized that someone tried to put the back fins at an angle, like you do with Ramjet.


Here's a recent thread that shows that the main wings do fold up:

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ore/15552/
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907768)
Posted by Shadowstream on April 7th, 2009 @ 7:51pm CDT
Given how the henkei version was meant to replicate show accuracy more so than our American versions I wouldn't fiddle with the placement of either set of wings in robot mode, save for pegging the VTOL fans in a hole that suits better visibility for whichever mode it's in... unless someone's dumb enough to break those too.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907809)
Posted by Down_Shift on April 7th, 2009 @ 10:01pm CDT
hahahahaha, who ever broke their thrust must feel like a complete doucher.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907880)
Posted by Counterpunch on April 8th, 2009 @ 7:10am CDT
RE: everyone laughing

If you had Henkei Ramjet, you'd have a better understanding of this.

His wings fold back and rotate on a peg, however, they are most of the time quite tight to begin with. The guy that broke his was probably under the assumption that Thrust and Dirge were the same way.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907886)
Posted by Diem on April 8th, 2009 @ 7:23am CDT
I'm surprised Dirge has this issue, given that his wings are comparatively similar to Ramjet's.

Dirge might be my first Gentai purchase, but not if his fragility or QC are in question.
Re: Store Exclusive Henkei Thrust And Dirge-- A Word Of Caution (907892)
Posted by DevastaTTor on April 8th, 2009 @ 7:38am CDT
Given that all my Classics/Henkei seekers are displayed in alt mode, this won't be an issue for me. I will probably transform them at some point but not until more light about the exact nature of this problem has been clearly detailed online.

Hope these guys ship out soon.

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