Hank the Sock by Benjamin Scott

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  1. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, about 1 year ago

    She’s got you there Hank.

  2. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 1 year ago

    @Linux0s

    Actually, it does happen to where the prototype for something is superior to the mass-production version.
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    For starters, consider the toy industry. Prototypes will frequently feature a number of gimmicks, such as sound effects, lights, spring-loaded mechanisms, hidden features, add-on capability, and/or other nice little items. Thing is, during the process of turning the prototype into the actual product, individual gimmicks will frequently be downgraded, if not removed entirely, due to a variety of concerns – usually cost. While younger kids might not realize anything is unusual, adult collectors and sharper youths may be able to figure out that something’s not quite right as they begin to compare the product to the packaging / promotional materials and/or examine the product and discover oddities that just don’t look right.

  3. Benjamin Scott

    Benjamin Scott GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Darren Blair

    True!

  4. Darren Blair

    Darren Blair said, about 1 year ago

    @Benjamin Scott

    For example, consider the 2008 release of a Transformers figure known as Galvatron: http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Galvatron_%28G1%29/toys#Universe_.282008.29
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    The plan originally called for the figure to be of a certain size category and to have three different transformations: robot, tank, and walking tank.
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    The final release of the figure was one size category smaller and the “walking tank” mode was deleted… despite some of the parts needed for that mode still being present on the final figure.
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    Adding insult to injury, the print advertisement for the figure depicted it in a pose that the final toy cannot actually assume.

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