Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby carytheone » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:29 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The "legs forward" variant also smoothes out the front and back a bit more I think. Plus, that's what his Seacon retools Lobclaw/Nautilator and Gulf/Skalor use.
Legs forward being the knees out, feet back or the way you showed? I decided to go that route before tucking Abominus away again, but I didn't peg the tab in so the gun could still be stored there. I decided that it ultimately looked better. Can't say I studied the Seacons all that hard because I scratched them off my to get list.

Thanks again for sharing.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:37 pm

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carytheone wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The "legs forward" variant also smoothes out the front and back a bit more I think. Plus, that's what his Seacon retools Lobclaw/Nautilator and Gulf/Skalor use.
Legs forward being the knees out, feet back or the way you showed? I decided to go that route before tucking Abominus away again, but I didn't peg the tab in so the gun could still be stored there. I decided that it ultimately looked better. Can't say I studied the Seacons all that hard because I scratched them off my to get list.

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Zeedust » Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:36 pm

Motto: "Nothing says more about us than the futures we left behind."
Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
Oh, hey, I was just thinking about the Seacons when I realized something. The way their Targetmaster gimmick works?

It means that Prime Armor sockets are by default the same size as CW/PotP combiner joints. I tested it out with my Moonracer just to be sure, and yep, it works. If this is old news, I apologize. If not... Well, I don't actually have enough PotP figures to really do anything with this information (I'm WAY behind on my toy purchases), but hopefully someone here can have some fun with it.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Omegatron. » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:58 am

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It's old news but it's not common knowledge. I used it to make this a little while ago:

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Rogue-Primal » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:40 pm

Motto: "I hate Decepticons but Autobot traitors are the worst."
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Found out Pteraxadon has a mode that the instructions do not mention. He has a "gun mode" but the handle is super tight. might need to sand it down if you want to avoid causing stress in the fist.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby MadProject » Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:18 am

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It's a detail I don't recall seeing in any review, so I think it's worth mentioning.

The new Matrix of Leadership that came with MP-44 has a similar size of the one that came with MP-10, this meaning it's still compatible with all the latest MPs that could hold the MP-10 Matrix in their chest (like Ultra Magnus and Hot Rod)

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby -Kanrabat- » Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:01 am

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It's silly but I had to transform me Seige Silverstreak twice before discovering his MAD ankle-tilts.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Rogue-Primal » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:16 am

Motto: "I hate Decepticons but Autobot traitors are the worst."
Weapon: Particle Beam Rifle
Have an idea but no compatible toys. Has anyone had the idea how to use spare parts to create a new character by only using elite class Ocean Storm, Sea Fury, Trash Crash or Chopper cut by adding alternate 5mm port parts to give new body or legs by utilising the spark armor 5mm pegs?

Anyone wanna give it a try to a frankenstein like the spark armor boats (it has most realistic arms)
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Aladar » Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:18 pm

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Weapon: Cyber Tail Claw
Don't know if this counts or not but ss car dropkicks transformation is less of a contract with unicron going into car mode if you tab the doors into his legs before sliding his arms into place just make sure to hold those doors closed otherwise he'll be more of a bitch to work with
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Decepticon Stryker » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:42 pm

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Rogue-Primal wrote:Have an idea but no compatible toys. Has anyone had the idea how to use spare parts to create a new character by only using elite class Ocean Storm, Sea Fury, Trash Crash or Chopper cut by adding alternate 5mm port parts to give new body or legs by utilising the spark armor 5mm pegs?

Anyone wanna give it a try to a frankenstein like the spark armor boats (it has most realistic arms)

Without any body, Chopper Cut does resemble Obsidian a bit.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Zeedust » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:05 am

Motto: "Nothing says more about us than the futures we left behind."
Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
If you hold the figure by the torso rather than the legs, the Cyberverse Warrior Starscream mold's weird torso spin can be used as a slightly-less-weird spinning kick instead. Most of you prbably don't care about this kind of gimmick, I know, but just in case someone other than me thinks it's fun.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby MadProject » Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:13 pm

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through a friend on Facebook (who made the pics), just found out something about Primus toy I never knew (I think it's not mentioned neither in the instructions neither in the tfwiki).
The heels folds into his shins.



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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Aladar » Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:32 am

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Ss jazz can stand without his heel spurs
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Zeedust » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:43 am

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Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
More of a thing I didn't realize my Transformer WASN'T supposed to do, but apparently Siege Ratchet's torso is supposed to lock into place and him being able to tilt side-to-side at the waist was just a result of me mistransforming it and not locking his bumper in place in robot mode.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:06 am

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
Zeedust wrote:More of a thing I didn't realize my Transformer WASN'T supposed to do, but apparently Siege Ratchet's torso is supposed to lock into place and him being able to tilt side-to-side at the waist was just a result of me mistransforming it and not locking his bumper in place in robot mode.


Slight misstransformations to get extra articulation points is a Transformers staple. It's always fun to discover those on your bots.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Zeedust » Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:50 pm

Motto: "Nothing says more about us than the futures we left behind."
Weapon: Anti-Thermal Cannon
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Zeedust wrote:More of a thing I didn't realize my Transformer WASN'T supposed to do, but apparently Siege Ratchet's torso is supposed to lock into place and him being able to tilt side-to-side at the waist was just a result of me mistransforming it and not locking his bumper in place in robot mode.


Slight misstransformations to get extra articulation points is a Transformers staple. It's always fun to discover those on your bots.


In this case, I kinda started with the articulation and it was the locking mechanism I discovered later. Discovering how to make a toy less poseable isn't quite as exciting. :lol:
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby blackeyedprime » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:28 am

Motto: "Me Grimlock, you slag."
Weapon: Particle Beam Cannon
Weaponisers make Baynus style heads... so along with Blot it gives him a few different looks when Cerebrus is hanging around with the headmaseters in robot mode.

Eyebrowor with posable eyebrows, always looks like he is looking up and has his tongue out.

Goofymus probably the most color coordinated.

Mandiblor, really wanted the claws to have a mandibles effect but it kind of looks like screwloose from TMNT.

Either way, still beats using the weaponisers as Boots.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby ZeroWolf » Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:40 am

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Rainmaker » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:45 pm

Motto: "Nobody can escape the rain"
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So apparently the AoE voyager Grimlock mold has ankle tiltage

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:01 pm

Motto: "Love it? GET IT!
It's that simple."
Weapon: Mace
I played around with TR Overlord and I found out about a "hidden" articulation joint.
In bot mode, just unclip the panels on the back. This will free the transformation joint for base mode that will serve as a "reverse abs crunch". Tilting his spine backward for some more dynamic poses.

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This joint is obviously loose, but positioning the back panels a certain way hold it up.
Also, the same gimmick is valid for TR Blackshadow.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby bacem » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:04 am

It is just today i realized you can store both of siege hound's gun on the bottom of the jeep.

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