"Vintage Beast Wars" reissue line

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The Mighty Mollusk

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It's been a while since I've seen a Retrax in person, but was he always that translucent? Or is that just an effect of the camera?
 

Salt-Man Z

that is not dead which can eternal lie
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It's been a while since I've seen a Retrax in person, but was he always that translucent? Or is that just an effect of the camera?
I was wondering that myself. I feel like the original toy had a darker green plastic that, while still clearly (ha!) translucent, was less obviously so? But it is very likely just the camera/lighting in those pics.
 

CoffeeHorse

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No deal. If I wanted an incomplete toy I could have bought one on eBay already. The only point of paying an inflated price for a reissue was the idea that it's fresh and probably won't have issues.
 

Kup

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I hate to be that guy, but this is the first I’ve heard of an unfortunate mid placement of one of his legs. Do photos exist of this…”problem”?
 

Sabrblade

Continuity Nutcase
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I hate to be that guy, but this is the first I’ve heard of an unfortunate mid placement of one of his legs. Do photos exist of this…”problem”?
It's not so much a "problem" per se, but more like something one can do with the figure by choosing to not transform it correctly. When transformed properly, the bug leg is hidden beneath the robot mode's chestplate. But one could instead choose to not hide it away and just let it stick out from the figure's waist all phallic-like. By removing it, Hasbro is basically eliminating that option from being a potential possibility for someone to do with the figure altogether.

This is not the first time Hasbro has taken a preexisting design and made changes to it in order to eliminate any option for consumers to be naughty and make a figure's existing parts stick outward from the groin area. For Hasbro's three megazord toys for Power Rangers Dino Fury, they modified Bandai's original design for all three megazords' crotch pieces to render the once functional ports in their abdominal regions completely non-functional, enabling no attachable pieces to attach to said ports (save for one unique "loincloth" piece designed to specifically attach to the T-Rex Champion Zord's crotch port, which Hasbro apparently deemed an acceptable piece to attach there since it is a flat piece that doesn't stick outward, and its own port has likewise been rendered non-functional).
 

Plutoniumboss

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They reissued a toy nobody wanted, charged $25 for it, and left parts out.
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Aaaaand now I'm not getting it.
 

Powered Convoy

Randy
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Got reissue Terrorsaur yesterday. I have the original, the red and gray Japanese release, Fractyl, Lazorbeak, Hydra, and Strafe. All are great and have at the very least good QC. Can't say the same about the reissue. He's a floppy mess that can barely stand and has a tendency to fall apart.
 

CoffeeHorse

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Council of Elders
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That's disappointing and surprising. My original has floppy ankles but my Lazorbeak and Strafe are tight.
 

Nevermore

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Sabrblade

Continuity Nutcase
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Looks like K-9 has the same shortened missiles as Wolfang. Shortened so they no longer protrude outward from his tummy.
 

Future_Erika

singularly focused
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two I had as a kid, and still have somewhere, so not a ton of interest from me
though iirc my iguanus isn't in the best shape, but I always found him pretty boring so eh
 

Bonebot

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Wolfang arrived today, and while it's nice to have him again, he's definitely not as solid as Cybershark was. Some of the black plastic feels soft, and his left forearm drops right off when moved. The shield's handle assembly pops out with very little force, and the handle itself is very loose on it's pin.

The biggest issue I have, though are the missiles. I don't know if they were remolded, or it's because of the plastics used, but there is absolutely no friction between the missiles and the holes they fit into. The slightest motion, and the tumble right out of his back.

Between my Wolfang's issues and Retrax's missing legs, I'm a little worried about future releases in this line.
 
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