Studio Series discussion

Princess Viola

Dumbass Asexual
Citizen
Which part broke?

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I was literally transforming it like I normally do and this piece just broke off as I was moving it. Wasn't applying too much pressure to it, wasn't handling it too roughly, it just broke as I hinged that piece around.

I guess the one solace I have is that I can still have Ironhide in robot mode lol.

But still this sucks.

Hasbro will stop using clear plastic when a certain portion of the fandom quits demanding it over opaque "kiddie toy" windows.
I'll be honest: I don't fully mind clear plastic in and of itself, I just want Hasbro to stop making an entire piece of the toy out of clear plastic and then painting over everything but the parts that are supposed to be translucent like the windows.

If they wanna have clear plastic windows, use a clear plastic insert and keep the rest of the piece made of opaque plastic. I don't care how many additional cents per toy it costs Hasbro to do this tbh, the amount of money that the massive corporation has to spend per toy they manufacture is not really of any concern to me.
 

unluckiness

Somehow still sane
Citizen
I won’t lie: clear plastic looks way better. At the new smaller scale though with more involved transformations, it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

That said, if they do painted windows, pick a color that doesn’t look like crap
 
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Shadewing

Well-known member
Citizen
If they wanna have clear plastic windows, use a clear plastic insert and keep the rest of the piece made of opaque plastic. I don't care how many additional cents per toy it costs Hasbro to do this tbh, the amount of money that the massive corporation has to spend per toy they manufacture is not really of any concern to me.

And this is when we start paying $50+ for Deluxe figures
 

unluckiness

Somehow still sane
Citizen
Took a look at my Ironhide. I’d recommend filing or sanding down the tabs on the roof that connect into the windshield part and the tabs on the side windows that attach to his forearms in vehicle mode. The roof/shin parts undergo a lot of tension in vehicle mode and take an uncomfortable amount of force to attach/detach. I’d already done this but forgot apparently. This does result in a tendency to form a gap towards the front but it beats breaking.
 
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Donocropolis

Olde-Timey Member
Staff member
Council of Elders
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I won’t lie: clear plastic looks way better. At the new smaller scale though with more involved transformations, it’s a disaster waiting to happen.

That said, if they do painted windows, pick a color that doesn’t look like crap

Agreed. I, too, prefer translucent windows where possible/practical, but wish "allspark blue" wasn't their go-to for painted.
 

Sabrblade

Continuity Nutcase
Citizen
Agreed. I, too, prefer translucent windows where possible/practical, but wish "allspark blue" wasn't their go-to for painted.
Some are wishing that Hasbro did go with blue for SS86 Bumblebee's windows instead of the toy-accurate black they went with.
 

LBD "Nytetrayn"

Broke the Matrix
Staff member
Council of Elders
Citizen
They've seemingly learnt not to use cr@pple-damage paint on figures that don't need it.
Because it made it better, or because it would use fewer paint apps, and is therefore cheaper?

Just because our goals may align does not mean that their motives are necessarily good ones.
 

PrimalxConvoy

NOT a New Member.
Citizen
Because it made it better, or because it would use fewer paint apps, and is therefore cheaper?

Just because our goals may align does not mean that their motives are necessarily good ones.
Hopefully because they realised it wasn't a wanted thing. I'm sure some bought them regardless, but also others didn't like them and didn't buy products because of it. Regardless, I doubt it was missed when they removed it.
 


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