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    Red Scorpia looks nice!!
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    While I'm glad Mattel went with a more cartoon accurate crimson/pink and red combo, I have to admit the red on it's own looks neat.

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    Found these on Ebay

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    It's interesting that the Flogg prototype has the old Trap-Jaw boots.
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    That is what the production figure has, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Veebs View Post
    That is what the production figure has, too.
    He was talkin' about the holes in the ankles. The production Flogg has new Trap-Jaw legs with the ankle holes covered up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FAKER II View Post
    It's interesting that the Flogg prototype has the old Trap-Jaw boots.
    That's why they do test shots. China probably used the wrong molds by mistake.
    Hey, if you want to wallow in the negative, go nuts. Sure, things aren’t absolutely perfect, and people passionate about a property can get all keyed up about things. But I don’t collect toys to be miserable. So I’d rather think about the things that do excite me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nianotreve View Post
    Found these on Ebay

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    There are a couple jokes that come to mind that can be made of Castaspella's head and hand but I won't go there.

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    I always like looking at these. The Flogg one looks pretty cool. Really hope he is not the last space mutant we will see in the line.
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    OK, is this the first time we've seen so many variations of test shots? I don't recall seeing a rainbow brigade on any other figures before this... I wonder if this was done to ensure the right (semi-soft) consistency on the snap-together joints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjharwood View Post
    OK, is this the first time we've seen so many variations of test shots? I don't recall seeing a rainbow brigade on any other figures before this... I wonder if this was done to ensure the right (semi-soft) consistency on the snap-together joints.
    it's an interesting series of photos and i'd love to know if there's any true variation between them, aside from color. the end product of Extendar is a mess of gummy plastic. i would hate to think that they actually tried multiple options and yet still ended up with what we got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjharwood View Post
    OK, is this the first time we've seen so many variations of test shots? I don't recall seeing a rainbow brigade on any other figures before this... I wonder if this was done to ensure the right (semi-soft) consistency on the snap-together joints.
    An interesting theory, definitely makes sense. Someone's just gotta buy them all and do a side by side comparison with the production version .
    Hey, if you want to wallow in the negative, go nuts. Sure, things aren’t absolutely perfect, and people passionate about a property can get all keyed up about things. But I don’t collect toys to be miserable. So I’d rather think about the things that do excite me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallstar View Post
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    Why is this prototype's forearms correct, but the final product's forearms are swapped?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nianotreve View Post
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    intersting I wonder if this proto has the removable helmet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdultCollector View Post
    Why is this prototype's forearms correct, but the final product's forearms are swapped?

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    Oh gosh - that's awful.

    Those arms just don't pop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdultCollector View Post
    Why is this prototype's forearms correct, but the final product's forearms are swapped?

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    One could ask the same about Frosta. The early samples not only had correct forearms, but also WHITE paint apps. Somehow, the forearms were changed, and the paint deliberately changed to gray.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdultCollector View Post
    Why is this prototype's forearms correct, but the final product's forearms are swapped?

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    Because that's a Matty product...

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    It would be interesting to study some of the rainbow test shots, if not just to see which parts likely share the same molds from looking at the matching colors. I know they use whatever plastic colors they basically have lying around for these, but I wonder, do they make sure to use a different color for each mold to make it easier to identify the specific mold holding a potential problem piece?
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    Quote Originally Posted by retcon View Post
    Oh gosh - that's awful.

    Those arms just don't pop!
    Exactly what I was thinking. Yay Mattel design team

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdultCollector View Post
    Why is this prototype's forearms correct, but the final product's forearms are swapped?

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    Bought the same one. I like the brighter orange on the test shot.
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    Castaspella looks like a chocolate bunny.

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