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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Seibertron » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:28 pm

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Well I feel like an idiot. Despite owning probably over a dozen or more different versions of the Masterpiece Starscream / Seeker mold, I just discovered after 8 years that there is a tab in the upper wing that plugs into his upper backside shoulder area. Doh! I can't tell you how many times I've had to transform these guys over the last 8 years for their own galleries and then again for comparison shots. I can't believe I never noticed that. I only accidentally discovered it somehow on Hasbro's new Sunstorm and thought "wow, that was nice of them to modify the mold to do that." and then I realized that all of them have that. Problem solved with wings flopping backwards on the Masterpiece Seekers!
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Aug 02, 2014 7:54 pm

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Seibertron wrote:Well I feel like an idiot. Despite owning probably over a dozen or more different versions of the Masterpiece Starscream / Seeker mold, I just discovered after 8 years that there is a tab in the upper wing that plugs into his upper backside shoulder area. Doh! I can't tell you how many times I've had to transform these guys over the last 8 years for their own galleries and then again for comparison shots. I can't believe I never noticed that. I only accidentally discovered it somehow on Hasbro's new Sunstorm and thought "wow, that was nice of them to modify the mold to do that." and then I realized that all of them have that. Problem solved with wings flopping backwards on the Masterpiece Seekers!


I thought those were pretty obvious. it's black things on hinges that move for a purpose and I noticed the slots right away. I transformed my old MP-03 and MP-03G several times and MP-11 have it too. I tought itr was pretty clever of them to hide those tabs this way for the perfect jet mode. However, they are nail-breaking hard to move.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby -Kanrabat- » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:07 pm

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Jeez... How long since I have my Armada Unicron? For how long did I have my Amazon Unicron? I even had Unicron 2010 for a few weeks as I was middlemanning him.

I never, ever noticed this until I took appart a spare Unicron leg for a custom I'm presently building.
The front of his lower legs can open to store some minicon or microbot.
That big mofo is still full of surprises!

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Aug 14, 2014 4:35 pm

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Gens Sky-Byte canstand on his own tail, unaided and unmodded:

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Mykltron » Fri Aug 15, 2014 4:01 am

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Seibertron wrote:Well I feel like an idiot. Despite owning probably over a dozen or more different versions of the Masterpiece Starscream / Seeker mold, I just discovered after 8 years that there is a tab in the upper wing that plugs into his upper backside shoulder area. Doh! I can't tell you how many times I've had to transform these guys over the last 8 years for their own galleries and then again for comparison shots. I can't believe I never noticed that. I only accidentally discovered it somehow on Hasbro's new Sunstorm and thought "wow, that was nice of them to modify the mold to do that." and then I realized that all of them have that. Problem solved with wings flopping backwards on the Masterpiece Seekers!


Same thing happened to me when I got the new mold Thundercracker. I then went and posted it in this thread.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby william-james88 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:28 am

Do any of you have Thundertron and hate his weapon? Because I do. I found this amazing idea of what you can do with Thundertron with the parts given and how you can turn his foot weapon into an appropraite micron.

This is where I learnt it

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/727696-thundertron-micron-thunderbeak-sword-mod.html

Pretty much, you can get Thundertron to look like this:

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Skywarp64 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 11:43 pm

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Finally got myself a WFC Megatron and realized that, if you mistransform him in just such a way, he has the same arm-splitting gimmick as Optimus Minor:
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:49 pm

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I was making plans for a custom project, and was studying FE Arcee, when I discovered her bike mode tail section can actually be flipped horizontally. From the front, her bike tail virtually disappears in bot mode, and integrates nicely with her wheel kibble.

One more thing to like about FE Arcee.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:08 am

Motto: "Deal with it."
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^Wow, really? I need to take a look at mine!
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:28 pm

Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
kirbenvost wrote:^Wow, really? I need to take a look at mine!


Try it out. It makes FE Arcee look so much better than she already does.

Sadly, I checked the galleries for PRID Arcee, and it seems she can't do the same.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:28 pm

Motto: "Deal with it."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Ohhhh, I see what you mean. I thought you meant it flips around so it points upwards. It basically has a couple more notches it can flip up to. It definitely helps from the front, but it's still a pretty massive backpack lol.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:17 pm

Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
kirbenvost wrote:Ohhhh, I see what you mean. I thought you meant it flips around so it. an point upwards. It basically has a couple more notches it can flip up to. It definitely helps from the front, but it's still a pretty massive backpack lol.


LOL, true!

Still, it really improves the look from the front. Even from a three-quarter angle, it's not that noticeable.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Aug 23, 2014 1:35 am

Motto: "Deal with it."
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It definitely does help her appearance!
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Madeus Prime » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:45 pm

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Seibertron and others have pointed it out, but I'm sure no one has on this thread, AOE Lockdown has painted brakes!

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby leakin' lubricant » Mon Sep 01, 2014 12:56 am

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Classics Starscreams Coronation upgrade fits FoC Starscream very well indeed!

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby leakin' lubricant » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:52 am

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
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Pretty nifty alt mode storage too!

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Valandar » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:45 am

Motto: "It doesn't matter if the glass is half full or half empty, only that you work to make it full."
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leakin' lubricant wrote:Pretty nifty alt mode storage too!
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i129/ ... abb072.jpg


Seeing that picture, for some reason, had me picturing Chris Latta's screechy "Starscream" voice, humming the theme to Superman the Movie. :D
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby leakin' lubricant » Wed Sep 03, 2014 1:28 am

Motto: "Be Quick or Be Dead"
Weapon: Dual Laser Cannon
Valandar wrote:
leakin' lubricant wrote:Pretty nifty alt mode storage too!
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i129/ ... abb072.jpg


Seeing that picture, for some reason, had me picturing Chris Latta's screechy "Starscream" voice, humming the theme to Superman the Movie. :D


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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Madeus Prime » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:38 am

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You can give Slash new arms by spinning them around. It's not perfect, but I think it actually looks good!

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby william-james88 » Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:56 pm

One of my favourite toys to come out of the Cybertron Line is Scourge and I just noticed something I did not know before. His animal chest seems to have a gaping hole when looking at him from the front:

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However, as I was fiddling with him today, I noticed that he has an extra panel that is not used in his robot mode:

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If you flip it on while he is in his beast mode, it actually fills in the gap by half:

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Seibertron » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:11 pm

Motto: "Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly; the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest ... is silence."
Weapon: Twin Shock-Concussion Missiles
william-james88 wrote:One of my favourite toys to come out of the Cybertron Line is Scourge and I just noticed something I did not know before. His animal chest seems to have a gaping hole when looking at him from the front:

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However, as I was fiddling with him today, I noticed that he has an extra panel that is not used in his robot mode:

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If you flip it on while he is in his beast mode, it actually fills in the gap by half:

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That's pretty cool Apparently I didn't know that either! :D
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby VioMeTriX » Mon Sep 29, 2014 3:24 am

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby RhA » Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:26 am

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Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:One of my favourite toys to come out of the Cybertron Line is Scourge and I just noticed something I did not know before. His animal chest seems to have a gaping hole when looking at him from the front:

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However, as I was fiddling with him today, I noticed that he has an extra panel that is not used in his robot mode:

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If you flip it on while he is in his beast mode, it actually fills in the gap by half:

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That's pretty cool Apparently I didn't know that either! :D

The Galaxy Force version has that in the manual. The Cybertron one doesn´t?
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby william-james88 » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:03 am

RhA wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
That's pretty cool Apparently I didn't know that either! :D

The Galaxy Force version has that in the manual. The Cybertron one doesn´t?


It does but it's such a small panel that I didn't spot it until now

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Midnight_Fox » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:35 pm

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Just discovered the hinges on Dreadwing's shoulders:

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None of the pictures I've seen online use it. I saw the pin and was all "Wait, is that a hinge?!" Allows a little more backward movement in the shoulders where the wing use to conflict with the body.
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