Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly

Transformers Subscription Service 4.0  Bludgeon Arriving Shortly

Monday, August 1st, 2016 10:37am CDT

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Podcaster extraordinaire Scotty P has written to us to let us know that TFSS 4.0 Bludgeon is shipping and should arrive any moment to American residents. He probably even arrived already to some. This is the voyager who acts as the torso for Thunder Mayhem.

Scotty P wrote:Just a heads up to those who have subscribed to the service and do not know yet- FSS 4.0 figure 5 should be arriving today for many, my tracking # indicates this as well. It's Bludgeon as expected (assumption was that Bluestreak would ship with Impactor)

Nothing to do for now but be on the lookout later this afternoon.

Credit(s): Scotty P


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Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811100)
Posted by ebonyleopard on August 1st, 2016 @ 11:25am CDT
Mine arrived in Erie, PA this morning.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811147)
Posted by ebonyleopard on August 1st, 2016 @ 1:49pm CDT
Looks like Bludgeon has the same assembly error that Pyra Magna had with the knee triangle peg facing the wrong direction.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811159)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 1st, 2016 @ 2:17pm CDT
Ebonyleopard wrote:Looks like Bludgeon has the same assembly error that Pyra Magna had with the knee triangle peg facing the wrong direction.
So far I've only handled Hot Spot. Is this error a serious problem and/or easily fixable?

For that matter, not having handled Onslaught yet either (sick of double-dipping, so I'm saving up for UW) my biggest concern upon opening Bludgeon is whether it's possible to configure the turret assembly so I'm not constantly worried about chipping the yellow paint off his vestigial light bars when I rotate it, without revealing the Thunderhead. Any way besides just bending his legs down a tad?

I had shared the opinion that they should've given Cyclonus or Scattershot Thunderwing's inner robot head for the torso instead, but the instant I transformed Blood-slaught, I warmed up to him. His head sculpt is the perfect balance of his G1 robot and shell heads. The MofM even goes right in his chest! Sure, you have to shake it out to transform him out of robot mode, which means even further nerve-wracking, but that's part of the fun!
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811163)
Posted by durroth on August 1st, 2016 @ 2:27pm CDT
ya know, I thought thunder mayhem would look dumber than he does in person. The main thing that honestly annoys me about him, overall, is he suffers from flat headback. Otherwise I kinda enjoy him. Also, you can make a pretty wicked looking scissor weapon by putting the swords forward pegs into the holes in each side of one hand. You have to twist the fist a bit to get it to fit because of the long handles, but it looks badass. The misassembly is relatively easy to fix, there's only one pin on the outside to worry about (the one holding the foot on) and then you just need to punch out a second one on the inside. hoping someone comes up with an insertable matrix chamber to keep it nice and snug in bludgeon and easily removable.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811179)
Posted by william-james88 on August 1st, 2016 @ 3:01pm CDT
durroth wrote:ya know, I thought thunder mayhem would look dumber than he does in person. The main thing that honestly annoys me about him, overall, is he suffers from flat headback. Otherwise I kinda enjoy him. Also, you can make a pretty wicked looking scissor weapon by putting the swords forward pegs into the holes in each side of one hand. You have to twist the fist a bit to get it to fit because of the long handles, but it looks badass. The misassembly is relatively easy to fix, there's only one pin on the outside to worry about (the one holding the foot on) and then you just need to punch out a second one on the inside. hoping someone comes up with an insertable matrix chamber to keep it nice and snug in bludgeon and easily removable.

Popping pins is so damn scary for me.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811186)
Posted by kurthy on August 1st, 2016 @ 3:20pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
durroth wrote:ya know, I thought thunder mayhem would look dumber than he does in person. The main thing that honestly annoys me about him, overall, is he suffers from flat headback. Otherwise I kinda enjoy him. Also, you can make a pretty wicked looking scissor weapon by putting the swords forward pegs into the holes in each side of one hand. You have to twist the fist a bit to get it to fit because of the long handles, but it looks badass. The misassembly is relatively easy to fix, there's only one pin on the outside to worry about (the one holding the foot on) and then you just need to punch out a second one on the inside. hoping someone comes up with an insertable matrix chamber to keep it nice and snug in bludgeon and easily removable.

Popping pins is so damn scary for me.


I'm not a modder so this scares me, too. So I'm more than a little disappointed.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811191)
Posted by william-james88 on August 1st, 2016 @ 3:42pm CDT
kurthy wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
durroth wrote:ya know, I thought thunder mayhem would look dumber than he does in person. The main thing that honestly annoys me about him, overall, is he suffers from flat headback. Otherwise I kinda enjoy him. Also, you can make a pretty wicked looking scissor weapon by putting the swords forward pegs into the holes in each side of one hand. You have to twist the fist a bit to get it to fit because of the long handles, but it looks badass. The misassembly is relatively easy to fix, there's only one pin on the outside to worry about (the one holding the foot on) and then you just need to punch out a second one on the inside. hoping someone comes up with an insertable matrix chamber to keep it nice and snug in bludgeon and easily removable.

Popping pins is so damn scary for me.


I'm not a modder so this scares me, too. So I'm more than a little disappointed.

Most people who purchased this arent skilled with those tools neither. Most have chosen to just live with it. But just be aware of this since if you force things you will end up with stress marks.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811212)
Posted by kurthy on August 1st, 2016 @ 4:33pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
kurthy wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
durroth wrote:ya know, I thought thunder mayhem would look dumber than he does in person. The main thing that honestly annoys me about him, overall, is he suffers from flat headback. Otherwise I kinda enjoy him. Also, you can make a pretty wicked looking scissor weapon by putting the swords forward pegs into the holes in each side of one hand. You have to twist the fist a bit to get it to fit because of the long handles, but it looks badass. The misassembly is relatively easy to fix, there's only one pin on the outside to worry about (the one holding the foot on) and then you just need to punch out a second one on the inside. hoping someone comes up with an insertable matrix chamber to keep it nice and snug in bludgeon and easily removable.

Popping pins is so damn scary for me.


I'm not a modder so this scares me, too. So I'm more than a little disappointed.

Most people who purchased this arent skilled with those tools neither. Most have chosen to just live with it. But just be aware of this since if you force things you will end up with stress marks.


Ha, snailman came earlier than I was expecting! The knee joints are much tighter than Hot spot, so no issues with him being wobbly. I can live with him being a little taller. BIG GIANT SWORDS! :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811239)
Posted by RNSrobot on August 1st, 2016 @ 7:59pm CDT
You do not need to hassle with the pins. I followed this guide for both pyra magna and g2 onslaught. Shaved off the little nub/triangles. Clicks in perfectly on robot mode and no apparent effect on torso mode.

It did end up cracking the little posts but it doesn't even seem to matter. Might put in a tiny bit of glue later but whatever.

Note that hot spot and normal onslaught don't have this problem.

I'm a little leery of doing it to a high-level collectible like bludgeon, but I need to be able to click those knees in. :)

http://brickonator.tumblr.com/post/1440 ... a-knee-fix
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811250)
Posted by Grahf_ on August 1st, 2016 @ 8:55pm CDT
For the record, neither of my G1 CW or UW Hotspots and Onslaughts have the misassembly. I just got Victorion the other day and Pyra Magna had the problem as did Bludgeon today. For Pyra Magna I unscrewed the legs and shaved the problem piece down and all that happened was the small, seemingly useless glued peg between the light bar broke but that's it. The screws hold everything together anyway so there wasn't a need to glue that tiny peg or to have it at all for that matter. For Bludgeon, I just stuck my exacto knife in and cut the piece off without taking the legs apart and nothing happened other than the removal of the little piece that was cut off.

I've heard of people just clipping the piece off with a toenail clipper too so removal of the problem piece isn't that difficult and doesn't require popping out any pins unless you don't want to cut the piece off and would rather keep your figure completely intact. I personally like transforming my figures over and over so to me, having completely working knees was a must. For those of you that just keep them combined and displayed, this may not be necessary to do at all.

I guess I'll have to do this again when I get a G2 Onslaught. Lets hope that G2 Hotspot won't have this problem even though it's an easy fix.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811265)
Posted by Zeedust on August 1st, 2016 @ 10:16pm CDT
The Master of Mayhem has arrived. Soon Thunder shall shake the world.

Bludgeon was worth the wait, especially since I don't have Onslaught (I had vastly more disposable income last year than I do now, sadly).

I do wish there was somewhere to stash the swords in vehicle mode, but them's the breaks when it comes to putting in extra accessories.

Alpha Weltall wrote:Lets hope that G2 Hotspot won't have this problem even though it's an easy fix.


Why do you think there's even going to be a G2 Hot Spot? Liokaiser's slated to be the last Combiner Wars release.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811271)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 1st, 2016 @ 10:41pm CDT
Versions of the mold that don't have the leg misassembly:
  • CW Hot Spot
  • UW Hot Spot
  • CW Onslaught
  • UW Onslaught
Versions of the mold that DO have the leg misassembly:
  • CW Pyra Magna
  • CW G2 Onslaught
  • CW Bludgeon
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811275)
Posted by ebonyleopard on August 1st, 2016 @ 11:17pm CDT
Alpha Weltall wrote:For the record, neither of my G1 CW or UW Hotspots and Onslaughts have the misassembly. I just got Victorion the other day and Pyra Magna had the problem as did Bludgeon today. For Pyra Magna I unscrewed the legs and shaved the problem piece down and all that happened was the small, seemingly useless glued peg between the light bar broke but that's it. The screws hold everything together anyway so there wasn't a need to glue that tiny peg or to have it at all for that matter. For Bludgeon, I just stuck my exacto knife in and cut the piece off without taking the legs apart and nothing happened other than the removal of the little piece that was cut off.

I've heard of people just clipping the piece off with a toenail clipper too so removal of the problem piece isn't that difficult and doesn't require popping out any pins unless you don't want to cut the piece off and would rather keep your figure completely intact. I personally like transforming my figures over and over so to me, having completely working knees was a must. For those of you that just keep them combined and displayed, this may not be necessary to do at all.

I guess I'll have to do this again when I get a G2 Onslaught. Lets hope that G2 Hotspot won't have this problem even though it's an easy fix.


You're little peg broke too (Glad I'm not the only one that had that happen. Seems like they glued the peg in because it won't separate easily on it's own. I just super glued it back once I used and Exacto Knife and just cut the little triangle peg off (Goes through real easy). I'm not even sure what the page is on there for anyway, since there's not lost functionality once it's gone.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811278)
Posted by RNSrobot on August 1st, 2016 @ 11:51pm CDT
Ebonyleopard wrote:
Alpha Weltall wrote:For the record, neither of my G1 CW or UW Hotspots and Onslaughts have the misassembly. I just got Victorion the other day and Pyra Magna had the problem as did Bludgeon today. For Pyra Magna I unscrewed the legs and shaved the problem piece down and all that happened was the small, seemingly useless glued peg between the light bar broke but that's it. The screws hold everything together anyway so there wasn't a need to glue that tiny peg or to have it at all for that matter. For Bludgeon, I just stuck my exacto knife in and cut the piece off without taking the legs apart and nothing happened other than the removal of the little piece that was cut off.

I've heard of people just clipping the piece off with a toenail clipper too so removal of the problem piece isn't that difficult and doesn't require popping out any pins unless you don't want to cut the piece off and would rather keep your figure completely intact. I personally like transforming my figures over and over so to me, having completely working knees was a must. For those of you that just keep them combined and displayed, this may not be necessary to do at all.

I guess I'll have to do this again when I get a G2 Onslaught. Lets hope that G2 Hotspot won't have this problem even though it's an easy fix.


You're little peg broke too (Glad I'm not the only one that had that happen. Seems like they glued the peg in because it won't separate easily on it's own. I just super glued it back once I used and Exacto Knife and just cut the little triangle peg off (Goes through real easy). I'm not even sure what the page is on there for anyway, since there's not lost functionality once it's gone.


If you take a look at Hotspot or CW Onslaught in torso mode, you can see that the triangle nub seems to almost act like a brace within the thigh assembly.

But it also doesn't really seem to lose any stability or ... anything when not there.

With the misassembly, the nub isn't doing *anything* properly as it is, so shaving it off doesn't change anything on Magna, G2, Bludgeon...
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1811279)
Posted by Flashwave on August 2nd, 2016 @ 12:20am CDT
Got mine today too. Now, if only I knew where all their HFG modules went... Just call my Combiner Stumpy!

Ergh...
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1812276)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on August 5th, 2016 @ 12:07am CDT
Anyone out there willing to pop the pins on my figures for a reasonable fee? I haven't decided, but I am considering trying to get that done to Bludgeon and my Pyra Magna once it arrives (even though, obviously, these will stay in combined mode most of the time.)

In vain, I emailed the collectors club about it. No luck on getting them adjusted as the joints, as they are, don't "adversely affect the toy aesthetic nor its ability to convert from robot to vehicle." Though, I'm guessing they haven't really played with a Hot Spot without locked knees...
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1812277)
Posted by RNSrobot on August 5th, 2016 @ 12:18am CDT
Why would the Club adjust anything for your Bludgeon?

It's annoying, I agree. I don't like how it looks or holds without the knees locked in as they do on the retail of Hot Spot and Onslaught; that's why I fixed Magna and G2 Onslaught.

But it's Hasbro's fault. Whatever happened with the assembly process for the past three versions of the mold, it's been assembled backwards. It's not FunPub's fault. They received the toy as assembled, and it's not exclusive to them. Give FB all the flak in the world for when they make bad decisions, but this one isn't really on them. =)

Just shave off the plastic triangles, man. You don't need to go all the way to doing the pins to fix it.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1812278)
Posted by RNSrobot on August 5th, 2016 @ 12:18am CDT
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1812652)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on August 6th, 2016 @ 2:06am CDT
My concern with that is that if I ever end up selling them, they would technically be damaged, and therefore worth less (not worthless, but worth less.)

And I didn't mean to make it sound like I was blaming Fanpub for the misassembly, (though I did assume the TFCC were the assemblers) I just really disagree with the 'not being adversely affected.' That's all. In general, I am fond of FanPub- regardless of what my wallet has to say.
Re: Transformers Subscription Service 4.0 Bludgeon Arriving Shortly (1812655)
Posted by RNSrobot on August 6th, 2016 @ 2:35am CDT
That's true, it may affect resale. Successfully transferring the pins would be less adverse. Ugh. Now I have second thoughts on modding it. It's tough because I am likely to display the Mayhems individually versus their combined form... =P

I assume that Bludgeon was too far into production when the Victorion issue was discovered (as was G2 Bruticus). Should Hasbro use the mold again I wonder if they'll fix the assembly error.

Welp, if usual border times hold, the earliest I'll have my Bludgeon in Canada is next Friday. So probably the week after. =D

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