Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

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Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

Postby Black Hat » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:30 am

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As we all know, the main point of Transformers is that they transform into stuff. We've had a great many different alt modes over the years, ranging from vehicles to animals to appliances, but there's always room for more.

So what, fellow Seibertronians, are some vehicle modes you'd like to see appear in Transformers (or for that matter, have already appeared but should appear again)? Anything goes, and it doesn't matter if it's a vehicle, beast or object, or even if it's a real thing or not. Likewise, it can be stuff you'd like to own as a toy or just something you'd like to see on screen/page.

So anyway, here's some vehicles I'd like to see get the TF treatment.

#1: Avro Vulcan.
There's lots of British aircraft I'd love to see made into TFs but if I listed them all we'd be here all day. The English Electric Lightning, the TSR-2, the Sea Vixen, etc etc. But by far the one I want as a Transformer the most is Avro's ridiculously agile bomber, the Vulcan. Part of the V-force bomber programme, it was a massive bomber that handled like a fighter. It looks cool, goes fast (for its size at least) can do crazy things and it sounds phenomenal. Plus, the grey-blue and drab-green colours are lovely. It'd make a pretty nifty Transformer, and due to the sheer size of the thing it'd work perfectly for a Leader class figure. Plus it's not completely flat like, say, the Concorde, so there's a fair bit of mass to work with and thus avoid Robot-Under-A-Plane-Syndrome. Given the shape you could probably pinch ROTF Mindwipe's transformation and scale it up and you'd get an awesome figure.

#2: Jaguar D-Type.
Whilst not quite as famous as the E-type, there's no doubt the D-type is a thing of beauty, especially the track version (pictured here). With its swooping curves, elegant silhouette and wonderful front end, it's an absolute classic of automotive design. Plus it was a killer on the track. This would make an excellent vehicle mode for a Transformer, especially a fembot. Imagine Arcee turning into one! It wouldn't even have to be pink, as quite frankly she'd look gorgeous in British Racing Green.

#3: Light tanks and tankettes in general.
Having just been to Bovington Tank Museum, I've seen a fair few tanks as of late, and whilst the Churchills and T-34s and Tigers were all very impressive, some of the most memorable ones were also some of the smallest. Light tanks, tankettes and self-propelled gun carriers are without a doubt the cutest weapons of war ever devised. Smaller than some cars and oddly toyetic, they were fascinating little things and would be perfect for smaller Transformers (if you want to go really tiny, look at the Carden Loyd Tankette, which looks more like an armoured picnicing vehicle than a war machine). Not only would this justify smaller size classes turning into tanks, it would also allow for some really cool looking toys. It also helps that "Tankette" is the cutest word in the English language, and there's even a (non-transforming) TF character named after the word- a perpetually loyal little redeco of the Skytread vehicle. If Tankette were ever to get an actual transforming figure, it needs to turn into something like the pictured vehicle (a Vickers Mk 5 Light Tank).

There's much more of course but I don't want to keep you reading all day. So now that nonsense is out the way, post your own ideas!
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Re: Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

Postby BeastProwl » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:59 am

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I would like a car carrier, like Rid Ultra Magnus, as a torso for a combiner, and the cars he carries could be his limbs. This setup would work great for The Stunticons, but I'd be okay with it being a new team too. It just seems like a no-brainer.

I'd also like some more "basic" alt modes, just day to day nothing special vehicle modes that don't stand out at all. Robots in Disguise has never really meant anything in this franchise and I want it to.

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Re: Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

Postby blaster 7 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:39 pm

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Re: Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

Postby ScottyP » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:51 pm

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A better dragonfly than Jetstorm/Tonbot. Always felt like he was too much of a bruiser, probably a result of the gimmick/deluxe scale.

Also, would love to see more ridiculous alt modes like Signal Lancer's stoplight mode.
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Re: Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:32 pm

I always thought Bayverse missed out big time by not including an aircraft carrier as a Transformer (either Broadside or Tidal Wave, or even a totally new character) to be used as a floating base during a movie and have him transform just once for the final battle as I know those effects cost a lot.

Now, for some other unlikely choices, I would have loved to see more appliamces or things that people use that aren't vehicles, thus making them totally unexpected. Like maybe a gas station pump. Or an ATM machine.
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Re: Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

Postby Kurona » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:31 am

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More boats and/or submarines. That's the area Transformers tends to miss out on a lot; when it comes to water vehicles, the only examples that tend to come to mind are Seaspray, Broadside, Tidal Wave and a handful of obscure G1s, mini-cons and rotf toyline-exclusives.
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Re: Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

Postby Chibi Starscream » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:48 pm

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Re: Alt modes you'd like to see in Transformers? (Toys or media)

Postby ebo716 » Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:00 am

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