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#1 The REAL Chopperface

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:03 PM

Okay, So I just got myself an Animated leader Megatron, right? and he looks just like he's supposed to in the box





With his Blade sword in his hand, but here's the thing, I'm not seeing a second set of blades.

I've carefully removed him from the box, but havent untied him from the base yet, just in case. Is this normal? are they there and I'm just not seeing them, where are the second set of blades normally stored inside the box?

Can someone enlighten me?

BTW if they are in a super obvious place and I'm just not seeing them, I encourage you to make fun of me.

#2 maximus prime3

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:06 PM

QUOTE(The REAL Chopperface @ Nov 3 2008, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, So I just got myself an Animated leader Megatron, right? and he looks just like he's supposed to in the box





With his Blade sword in his hand, but here's the thing, I'm not seeing a second set of blades.

I've carefully removed him from the box, but havent untied him from the base yet, just in case. Is this normal? are they there and I'm just not seeing them, where are the second set of blades normally stored inside the box?

Can someone enlighten me?

BTW if they are in a super obvious place and I'm just not seeing them, I encourage you to make fun of me.

if my memory serves me right, it should be taped underneath the bottom of the part megatron is attached too....in other news...mine came with three blades...which means i just found who got gipped icon-blitz.gif

#3 The REAL Chopperface

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:10 PM

QUOTE(maximus prime3 @ Nov 3 2008, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The REAL Chopperface @ Nov 3 2008, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, So I just got myself an Animated leader Megatron, right? and he looks just like he's supposed to in the box





With his Blade sword in his hand, but here's the thing, I'm not seeing a second set of blades.

I've carefully removed him from the box, but havent untied him from the base yet, just in case. Is this normal? are they there and I'm just not seeing them, where are the second set of blades normally stored inside the box?

Can someone enlighten me?

BTW if they are in a super obvious place and I'm just not seeing them, I encourage you to make fun of me.

if my memory serves me right, it should be taped underneath the bottom of the part megatron is attached too....in other news...mine came with three blades...which means i just found who got gipped icon-blitz.gif


Oh! there they are, Don't know how I missed those icon-wildride.gif

Thanks, icon-ironhide.gif

I feel like quite the fool now. icon-blitz.gif


#4 maximus prime3

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:11 PM

QUOTE(The REAL Chopperface @ Nov 3 2008, 04:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(maximus prime3 @ Nov 3 2008, 05:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(The REAL Chopperface @ Nov 3 2008, 04:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Okay, So I just got myself an Animated leader Megatron, right? and he looks just like he's supposed to in the box





With his Blade sword in his hand, but here's the thing, I'm not seeing a second set of blades.

I've carefully removed him from the box, but havent untied him from the base yet, just in case. Is this normal? are they there and I'm just not seeing them, where are the second set of blades normally stored inside the box?

Can someone enlighten me?

BTW if they are in a super obvious place and I'm just not seeing them, I encourage you to make fun of me.

if my memory serves me right, it should be taped underneath the bottom of the part megatron is attached too....in other news...mine came with three blades...which means i just found who got gipped icon-blitz.gif


Oh! there they are, Don't know how I missed those icon-wildride.gif

Thanks, icon-ironhide.gif

I feel like quite the fool now. icon-blitz.gif

glad you found it icon-fire.gif


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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:23 PM

Just going to use this to throw out a question.

Is the spinning blade gimmick just putting the blades into rotor forms and then manually spinning them?

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:26 PM

QUOTE(Blues @ Nov 3 2008, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just going to use this to throw out a question.

Is the spinning blade gimmick just putting the blades into rotor forms and then manually spinning them?

that is pretty much it

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 05:54 PM

I threw my box with second blades in the trashcan at a mcdonalds.. I looked pretty funny digging them out when my partner in crime informed me of the location of the blades... good times.. thanks Hasbro! icon-ironhide.gif

#8 The REAL Chopperface

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Posted 03 November 2008 - 08:16 PM

icon-fire.gif I wonder How many Blades were lost that way.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:35 AM

It isn't just Megatron. We ALL miss Blades.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 12:55 AM



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Posted 04 November 2008 - 05:55 AM

QUOTE(Umbracron @ Nov 3 2008, 10:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I threw my box with second blades in the trashcan at a mcdonalds.. I looked pretty funny digging them out when my partner in crime informed me of the location of the blades... good times.. thanks Hasbro! icon-ironhide.gif


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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:24 AM

I don't miss Blades. He's sitting in my little "display case" in my room. Yay Universe!

Now all he needs is a more Geewun paint job to match the Legends toy and he's perfect.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 07:30 AM

QUOTE(maximus prime3 @ Nov 3 2008, 06:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
if my memory serves me right, it should be taped underneath the bottom of the part megatron is attached too....in other news...mine came with three blades...which means i just found who got gipped icon-blitz.gif

In season 3, Megatron fights three-sword style.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:50 AM

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:55 AM

QUOTE(maximus prime3 @ Nov 3 2008, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Blues @ Nov 3 2008, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just going to use this to throw out a question.

Is the spinning blade gimmick just putting the blades into rotor forms and then manually spinning them?

that is pretty much it


Well it WAS... But I've got mine apart on the workbench, figuring out how to run a motor to that transfer axle that the wings and shoulder mounts hinge around.

Oh, yeah. They aren't just manually spinning, Blues, there's a cross-link through the wings so they turn in opposite directions.
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Posted 06 November 2008 - 10:13 AM

QUOTE(Nutjob R/T @ Nov 4 2008, 09:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(maximus prime3 @ Nov 3 2008, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Blues @ Nov 3 2008, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just going to use this to throw out a question.

Is the spinning blade gimmick just putting the blades into rotor forms and then manually spinning them?

that is pretty much it


Well it WAS... But I've got mine apart on the workbench, figuring out how to run a motor to that transfer axle that the wings and shoulder mounts hinge around.

Oh, yeah. They aren't just manually spinning, Blues, there's a cross-link through the wings so they turn in opposite directions.


N R/T:

Northwest Short Line has some gearboxes you might be able to use:

http://www.nwsl.com/BrochurePages.htm

Jameco is a good source for motors.

Tamiya also sells various mechanical parts. I'm not so familiar with their line.




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Posted 06 November 2008 - 01:45 PM

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Megatron missing blades pic


I'm sorry, but that's probably the best thing ever in the history of things.



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