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Henkei Thundercracker: Of high quality and the lack of remolds.


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#1 Spectre

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:19 AM

So, I just picked up a Henkei Thundercracker, and was pleasantly surprised to find that he had absolutely no loose joints, and the launchers fit perfectly in his arms. He's perfect. Neat!

Then I realized he doesn't have the common remolds - no extra line across the air intakes and no rounded mounts on the wings. Has anybody seen this? I was under the impression that all of these used the other mold, and that part of that caused the launchers not to fit.

For what it's worth the Skywarp I picked up at the same time uses the remold, but is also still pretty good quality wise.

And also, before anybody asks, yes I am sure it's not a KO.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 06:35 AM

Sugoi story, oniichan!

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:13 AM

Never heard of this. Is it possible you got the 2nd batch, as when Gentei Thrust & Dirge were made available, so were more Thundercrackers?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 07:56 AM

I don't know. Did that happen? I suppose it's possible.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 08:52 AM

Look at the date on the inside of his leg, what is the date (it should be A - L, first 12 letters of the alphabet representing the month of production, and then followed by 4 digits, for the day and year)?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:01 AM

Well, here's a thing. He doesn't have one.

His copyright stamp has © 2006 whereas Skywarp has © 2008.

Edited by Spectre, 07 November 2011 - 09:14 AM.


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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:33 AM

Yeah he used the older version of the mold, which at the time was the better of the two. Very interesting.

I'd actually buy another Henkei Thundercracker if I would be assured it was the new one.

Strange he doesn't have the date stamp on the inside of his lower legs.

Might I ask where or whom you bought it from? icon-hotrod.gif

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:43 AM

I bought it sealed from Mandarake, a collector shop in Japan.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 10:02 AM

Thanks!

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 11:18 AM

Mandarake has a special policy to give OCD Transformers collectors priority on mold fixes.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:09 PM

Can you order from them if you're not located in Japan/visiting their shop?

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 12:13 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 7 2011, 12:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you order from them if you're not located in Japan/visiting their shop?

Plenty of people do.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:28 PM

Funny thing is the page is Websensed at work as Adult Content.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE(Powered Convoy @ Nov 7 2011, 02:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Funny thing is the page is Websensed at work as Adult Content.

Oh, right. Since you can technically search for about anything on their store, the first thing they ask is if you want to filter adult content.

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Posted 07 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

Ah, that makes sense. Thanks!

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