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My only problem with this otherwise excellent toy is the way the feet and lower legs were designed. It's like they got to his knees and went to lunch, then someone took the design thinking they were done.

I don't see why they couldn't have made it so they folded or collapsed in some way to make the feet shorter and the lower legs more substantial. Their current form just looks goofy and befits something that you would see on a much smaller toy with limited articulation.

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Posted by duke togo on 26 June, 2009 - 12:50
Stratosphere's vehicle form

Stratosphere's vehicle form is the plane in the first scene in the movie. where Optimus prime the great and brave leader, jumps from the plane.

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Posted by dragonoid_660 on 1 August, 2009 - 01:54
Except that it's not.

Except that it's not.

The plane shown above is a mishmash of different types of planes, and therefor could not possibly have been in the movie. They specifically use C-17s in the movie, as there is no reason to introduce a new type of Earthly aircraft to transport around alien robots at this time. It would have been a waste of resources for the movie's production; better to recreate the C-17s that the military provided than make a brand-new design.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 1 August, 2009 - 03:22
Well, this is the result of

Well, this is the result of not having the toy license for this airplane ; whether that's a positive thing or a negative thing for the individual TF fan.

Personally, I'm OK with Hasbro taking some design liberties of an altmode, as long as it evokes some sense of realistic style to me.

Tacked on over-the-top tech details will usually kill it for me. So, this Stratosphere looks decent to me. I do wish though they'd done something about those ski slats ; a few more hinge joints would have probably made some pretty well developed lower legs & feet.

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Posted by knoted on 7 January, 2010 - 15:41