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What's the more fun?

Postby lonrac » Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:53 pm

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Just a quick question for feedback,

Assuming that you play with your figures what do you find the more fun to play with

the characters that appear on the screen?

the toys that aren't in the series, the sky's the limit on your adventures?

litte bit of both?

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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:14 pm

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For me it's a little bit of both. I enjoy their main adventures, but somehow I find adventures on the side or even after the main one a lot more intriguing. You wonder what they'd do, if they'd do things outside of their established character traits.

That said, non-show characters and repaints play a part in that. That, and I have a habit of repurposing such figures to suit my needs :lol:

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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby Mkall » Mon Jan 28, 2013 3:20 pm

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I don't touch my larger figures all that often, primarily because it means moving a half-dozen other figures out of the way.

I fiddle with the figures at the from of my shelves constantly though. I think it's their size and ease of transformation that make them more fun.

In the universe I conjure in my own head, every TF has a name, a backstory and a personality. Sometimes those change because I'm too lazy to write everything down.
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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby xyl360 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:26 pm

I fiddle with my figures a bit sometimes, but as far as play/my imagination goes, it's all about the display. Currently I have a ton of Beast Wars Universe repaints (main show cast characters for the most part) along with some of the Botcon (US and Japanese) exclusives who are engaged in dealing with a time paradox to undo the unmaking of Cybertron (at the hands of Tarantulas similar to the storyline in Primeval Dawn, though my version goes differently and the only ones who can stop him are certain Maximals and Predacons who were on Cybertron after the events of Beast Machines ;)).

Time storms, the Vok teaming up with the Oracle/Vector Sigma and Maximals and Predacons reverting to previous forms (i.e. TM2, TM, non-Transmetal etc. etc.) as time passes and the wake of the time storm reaches farther and farther into the future from what Tarantulas did (he destroyed the Ark!).

Ah, the stories we come up with in our heads, it's always fun :D!
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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby PrymeStriker » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:16 pm

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I don't really touch my figures once I've opened them and fiddled with them for a day.
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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby Va'al » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:24 pm

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Mkall wrote:I fiddle with the figures at the from of my shelves constantly though. I think it's their size and ease of transformation that make them more fun.

In the universe I conjure in my own head, every TF has a name, a backstory and a personality. Sometimes those change because I'm too lazy to write everything down.


As all of my figures are accessible, they all get played with (broadest sense of the word here).

And as Mkall said, they have backstories. Some of which can be seen in my photocomic!
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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:18 pm

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Like xyl360, I don't actually "play" with my collection but I do make dioramas with them, posing them in scenes from episodes, or displaying them according to their character affiliations (PRID Knockout with Breakdown, PRID Starscream with Soundwave and the Steve's, ROTF Twins, WFC Megatron with WFC Soundwave, etc.)

So for me, I prefer characters that have actually appeared on screen. That said, I do make exceptions for really cool "non-canon" figs like DOTM Skyhammer.
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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby Sinnertwin » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:30 am

Motto: "Take the foolish path, it's much more fun."
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PrymeStriker wrote:I don't really touch my figures once I've opened them and fiddled with them for a day.


Pretty much what Pryme said. Altough I sometimes can't resist the odd legion class figure to noodle around with every now and then
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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby Henry921 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:45 am

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It depends on the line. And whether they be Bot or Con.

For Beast Wars I have a lot of non-show characters because damn it, Buzzclaw and Soundwave and Scavenger are so loveably hideous I can't help but keep them around.

For Prime I'm happy to have Dead End and soon Wildrider around to fill in the ranks of named Decepticons, given how often those guys get killed off after a one episode appearance. :/

For the movie lines, especially Revenge of the Fallen, I feel a lot of non-movie cons, like Lockdown (my personal favorite) are better figures than in-film characters like The Fallen.

It also strikes me as in character for just about any Decepticon/Predacon leader to keep a lot of anonymous henchmen around.

On the Autobot side of things... I buy Optimus Prime and any other Autobots I think look cool. Often there are a few in-show names, but the only real priority is aesthetics. The only time I've ever bought a full team of Autobots was for Prime, which is a combination of a small number of in-show characters, some good quality molds like Ratchet and Wheeljack, and the fact you can't order a case of Deluxes without at least one Bumblebee. They often end up horribly outnumbered by the Cons, but I'd say that's in character.


As for the canon.. again it varies. I generally make my own but with a few elements lifted from the shows/movies. Shockwave had a lot more dialogue before Optimus Prime completely failed to kill him in Chicago. Soundwave and Sideways had plenty of misadventures before they found Planet X.

As for the other part of the question, the figures I play with most are scout/basic sized, because I can keep those around my desk and on my computer case. I have Kreon Shockwave, Scorponok, and Galvatron at my desk, along with RotF scouts Brakedown and Skystalker to play with. My larger figures mostly stay in display and my masterpieces and exclusives all stay safely in their boxes.



Great thread, btw.
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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby paul053 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:22 am

When it comes to rearrange all of them. :D

I enjoy while taking pictures of them. Sometimes doing silly things, cool things, re-make some scenes from the cartoon/comic/movie, etc.
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Re: What's the more fun?

Postby GuyIncognito » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:38 am

The only way I "play" with my figures is by transforming them or changing their poses. I like to come up with cool poses and I'm OCD so I can spend a lot of time trying to get them juuuust right.

As for whether they're characters from the show or not, I couldn't care less.
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