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Old 2014-07-22, 10:24 PM   #225
Clay
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Hmm. Well, it has to do with how the legs are formed, too. In the case of Hercules, Bonecrusher and Scavenger have their legs at full length under the vehicle, so they don't have to shorten down. Superion and this Bruticus, however, all have their legs telescope up/down to make their alternate modes. Since their legs are already at the minimum horizontal width for the vehicle mode, they can't have an extra swivel in the hips like Hercules' has that leaves the combined mode's elbows flush.

But some companies have overcome it... the Maketoys Computron has little panels with pistons that fit over the elbow gaps. I don't know if they're part of the figure folded out or just orphaned pieces that fit into the gestalt and do nothing otherwise, though.
 
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