G1 Blitzwing - which tank end is the front?

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Re: G1 Blitzwing - which tank end is the front?

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:25 am

After watching that entertaining Diaclone ad again, I had a thought: in the ad, the tank has to turn around before transforming into jet mode, because the nosecone (the front of the jet) is in the back of the tank. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to have the front of the jet in the front of the tank so it could take off more quickly on the battlefield?
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Re: G1 Blitzwing - which tank end is the front?

Postby redoutlander » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:37 am

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GuyIncognito wrote:After watching that entertaining Diaclone ad again, I had a thought: in the ad, the tank has to turn around before transforming into jet mode, because the nosecone (the front of the jet) is in the back of the tank. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to have the front of the jet in the front of the tank so it could take off more quickly on the battlefield?


Well this is Japan, the land of Walking tanks, uncooked fish, and pillows with pictures of people on them. so yea
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Re: G1 Blitzwing - which tank end is the front?

Postby JackStraw » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:50 pm

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redoutlander wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:After watching that entertaining Diaclone ad again, I had a thought: in the ad, the tank has to turn around before transforming into jet mode, because the nosecone (the front of the jet) is in the back of the tank. Wouldn't it make a lot more sense to have the front of the jet in the front of the tank so it could take off more quickly on the battlefield?


That does make a lot of sense! :-?

Well this is Japan, the land of Walking tanks, uncooked fish, and pillows with pictures of people on them. so yea


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Re: G1 Blitzwing - which tank end is the front?

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:59 pm

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Re: G1 Blitzwing - which tank end is the front?

Postby REMINATOR » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:11 pm

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Whoo, all this time I didn't know I had the turret in the reverse direction as per instruction sheet. My reasons for putting the turret facing the jet cockpit because:
1, Those 2 round stickers resemble the back light of a car.
2, In jet mode, those 2 round stickers are actually rocket thruster. By logic, that would make that section the rear of the tank. If it's the front, that thruster will push the tank to run backward, lol.

Guess, I would have to swing that turret around now, lol.
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Re: G1 Blitzwing - which tank end is the front?

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:17 pm

I love those DI-YA-KLON ads! Pure awesomeness. On topic, I've always preferred to have the cockpit end as the front. I figured if the stickers are thrusters on the back of the jet, then the same goes for the tank.
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