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Only $55 for the Shattered Glass two pack? Seriously? Okay! That's for a $35 voyager, a $25 deluxe with at least five new parts, whatever the Minicon costs as it's brand new and has no price basis and the needless markup for SG releases but minus the comic. It should have been $60 minimum without including the Minicon and the SG "tax". 

Ten accessories though? Shouldn't it be eleven or even twelve depending on how they divy out the Sideswipe mold's original weapons this time? Now I'm confused at to what's in the box. 
1 buzzsaw arm attachment for Hot rod.
2 guns for Hot Rod.
2 tailpipe effects for Hot Rod.
2 "swords" for Sideswipe.
1 launcher for Sideswipe.
1 rocket for Sideswipe.

And then what? Whisper is counted as its own figure. That leaves the following in question:
1 Matrix of Leadership for Hot Rod.
1 effects part for the Matrix.
1 gun for Sideswipe.

We see the gun for Sideswipe in the image on the front of the box but nowhere else. It wouldn't be the first time recently where the pictures on the box have the incorrect parts but it's the only thing that makes sense. The Matrix and effect part wouldn't make sense for this version of Hot Rod. So I'm going to go with the gun for Sideswipe being the final accessory which is great. I think I'm out of extra guns for that mold for with which to give him.

Regardless I got my preorder in before it sells out or they decide to change the price.

I think I should get a second one though. That Sideswipe could pass for G2/Universe Drench. Or maybe that's just who this will be in my collection. I just seem to use the SG figures as their own characters so there's that.

Edit after a new post with pictures distinctly showing the Matrix appeared while I was typing:

And it looks as though the set comes with the Matrix AND the effect part. So that would make 11 accessories and not 10. I would've wanted the gun for Sideswipe instead but I guess this guy doesn't need it with the two "swords" and the Minicon on top of the rocket launcher. More guns are always better than more Matrices and effect parts that only fit the Matrix though. Something actually usable vs something thrown in a baggie.

I mean I get it, not every version of Sideswipe comes with the gun, launcher and rocket but it doesn't make sense for Hot Rod...I'm sorry, Rodimus here to come with the Matrix. That's not his thing. Does this mean that they're going to release commander class Rodimus in SG colors eventually? I would imagine it would be named Rodimus Unicronus and not Menasor though. That's what I wanted from the start though but without the trailer as a leader class release.

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5 hours ago, Razyel Kayne said:

There's at least 2 shades of White on ratchet....I thought we were pass that.

We won't be past that until they stop using translucent plastic and then painting over it. But in any event, two shades of white are better than the three shades of red on Ironhide and three shades of yellow on Sunstreaker.

If they want to still have translucent parts then they need to be separate inserts that are glued, pinned or screwed in. Yeah it might cost a little extra but it should save on paint and make a more uniformly colored and sturdier figure overall.

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