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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Optimum Supreme » Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:21 am

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frogbat wrote: Only I didn't realise I had to swivel his feet around for a more robotic look to his feet, was leaving him with his wolf paws showing in the front. Oh well.


Considering he was packaged mistransformed that way, it's a very understandable mistake, guy.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby EvasionModeBumblebee » Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:46 pm

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Just today I found out how to properly transform my human Alliance Roadbuster. Never realized his upper and lower thighs actually clipped together (duh), and I finally found out how to transform his chest for robot mode. . . I thought he was a terrible figure for the longest time, only to realize he's actually a great figure!
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby william-james88 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:07 pm

EvasionModeBumblebee wrote:Just today I found out how to properly transform my human Alliance Roadbuster. Never realized his upper and lower thighs actually clipped together (duh), and I finally found out how to transform his chest for robot mode. . . I thought he was a terrible figure for the longest time, only to realize he's actually a great figure!

I am glad you discovered that and changed you opinion on him. I too think he is great except for how his doors dont close flush because of this protruding grey pieces in the front.

As for me, I feel super dumb for never realizing this but Sentinel Prime and Astrotrain have 3 parts to the landing gear that you can fold out. There is the small piece near at the bottom of the legs, everyone knows that. But there are also the 2 rectangles on the chest piece. I though they were just molded detail, but they actually fold out into landing gear.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Agamemnon » Fri Nov 11, 2016 9:23 am

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Kurona in another thread wrote:<snip>... in the japanese Headmasters series, the Targetmasters had an alternate mode of connection where instead of being handheld, they attached to their partner's wrist much like Shockwave's gun hand.

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The process was also replicated in Universe Cyclonus with Nightstick; Cyclonus' hand folding back to reveal a notch Nightstick could attach to.

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<snip>


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I.... I.... I never noticed that. This is awesome, Kurona. I now have to display my Cyclonus that way!
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:31 pm

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Whoa, same here, I wondered about the tab but never pieced it together! Probably partially because I never watched Headmaster. Awesome!
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby TK415 » Fri Nov 11, 2016 4:36 pm

Agamemnon wrote:
Kurona in another thread wrote:<snip>... in the japanese Headmasters series, the Targetmasters had an alternate mode of connection where instead of being handheld, they attached to their partner's wrist much like Shockwave's gun hand.

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The process was also replicated in Universe Cyclonus with Nightstick; Cyclonus' hand folding back to reveal a notch Nightstick could attach to.

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<snip>


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I.... I.... I never noticed that. This is awesome, Kurona. I now have to display my Cyclonus that way!


What!!!!!!?
Dude!!
Exactly!
I ran out to my Transformer room, check for myself.... Awesome!!!!

Cyclonus is one of my all time favorite molds. I only own two Botcon figures, and Ferak is one of two.

Thank you Agamemnon for reposting it here, otherwise I wouldn't have seen it.

Thank you Kurona.

Dude, that makes an awesome figure even cooler!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Insurgent » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:36 pm

You know what makes Cyclonus even cooler?


If you have two, he can dual wield them like that.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Mr O » Sat Nov 19, 2016 1:04 pm

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And he was never a Targetmaster in Japan. It's weird.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Optimum Supreme » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:35 pm

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Mr O wrote:And he was never a Targetmaster in Japan. It's weird.


No weirder than targetmasters like Scourge and Blur now being headmasters
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Mr O » Sun Nov 20, 2016 4:43 pm

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Optimum Supreme wrote:
Mr O wrote:And he was never a Targetmaster in Japan. It's weird.


No weirder than targetmasters like Scourge and Blur now being headmasters


It's a bit weirder really. It wasn't a line-wide gimmick.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:08 pm

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Here's one for the owners of CW Motormaster: I was looking for a way to store his weapon(s) in Robot Mode, and found out that the Menasor waist skirt has a dual purpose:

1) In robot and vehicle mode, it serves as a lock for the back panels: the tabs there fit into the slots on the skirt
2) the backside of the skirt has an additional slot on the bottom, that's for the tabs on the gun part of the sword.

Unfortunately, neither is a secure fit. O well, appreciate the thought behind them. :)
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Mykltron » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:19 am

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Alternity Cliffjumper: I've just discovered that the tiny two-jointed black part above his knee joint is supposed to be collapsed in robot mode. There's a tab on the back that slots into a hole on the back of his thigh just below the thigh swivel. It looks like the hook on the front is supposed to clip into place as well but I can't get it too. Besides, it would shorten his thighs too much.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:49 am

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's one for the owners of CW Motormaster: I was looking for a way to store his weapon(s) in Robot Mode, and found out that the Menasor waist skirt has a dual purpose:

1) In robot and vehicle mode, it serves as a lock for the back panels: the tabs there fit into the slots on the skirt
2) the backside of the skirt has an additional slot on the bottom, that's for the tabs on the gun part of the sword.

Unfortunately, neither is a secure fit. O well, appreciate the thought behind them. :)


Actually, take another look at the weapons and back of the vehicle for a better option. First you can stick the sword onto the gun using the rectangular tab. Then you can simply plug the gun into one of the 2 holes on the back of the legs.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:25 pm

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
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TF-fan kev777 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's one for the owners of CW Motormaster: I was looking for a way to store his weapon(s) in Robot Mode, and found out that the Menasor waist skirt has a dual purpose:

1) In robot and vehicle mode, it serves as a lock for the back panels: the tabs there fit into the slots on the skirt
2) the backside of the skirt has an additional slot on the bottom, that's for the tabs on the gun part of the sword.

Unfortunately, neither is a secure fit. O well, appreciate the thought behind them. :)


Actually, take another look at the weapons and back of the vehicle for a better option. First you can stick the sword onto the gun using the rectangular tab. Then you can simply plug the gun into one of the 2 holes on the back of the legs.


I know that, I was talking about storage in Robot Mode.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Sat Dec 24, 2016 3:13 pm

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's one for the owners of CW Motormaster: I was looking for a way to store his weapon(s) in Robot Mode, and found out that the Menasor waist skirt has a dual purpose:

1) In robot and vehicle mode, it serves as a lock for the back panels: the tabs there fit into the slots on the skirt
2) the backside of the skirt has an additional slot on the bottom, that's for the tabs on the gun part of the sword.

Unfortunately, neither is a secure fit. O well, appreciate the thought behind them. :)


Actually, take another look at the weapons and back of the vehicle for a better option. First you can stick the sword onto the gun using the rectangular tab. Then you can simply plug the gun into one of the 2 holes on the back of the legs.


I know that, I was talking about storage in Robot Mode.

Oh, now, I get it, that is pretty cool, never saw that before either and it is only on Motormaster, not either of the primes.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Shauyaun » Sun Jan 08, 2017 10:01 am

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We all know astrotrain can have two headmasters on board but what if I told you ther are three on him in this pic :shock:
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Honestly I was gonna say this is like a bay door :michaelbay: not...not that bay
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But it's to small for that but it still works
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It's more like a prison so an Autobot :BOT: should be in there
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby carytheone » Tue Jan 10, 2017 12:12 pm

Motto: "if you focus too much on what something isn't, you won't be able to appreciate what it is"
Go-Bot modes!

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Probably old news and I found Swerve's some time ago, but this seemed like a good place to share.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby -Kanrabat- » Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:20 pm

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Super Gobots Cabin Head Modes!

I love it!

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby carytheone » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:08 pm

Motto: "if you focus too much on what something isn't, you won't be able to appreciate what it is"
-Kanrabat- wrote:Super Gobots Cabin Head Modes!

I love it!

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Mykltron » Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:22 am

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The backs of G1 Cyclonus's thighs open up so he has #ThighGap when viewed from the front.
I've only him for 30 years so it's no surprise that I just found this out...
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby TF-fan kev777 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:35 pm

Here is something, well weird, about Wolfwire I discovered today after checking mine out for any signs of fatigue on the cockpit hinge. The robot chest is also a sort of trap door for the cockpit. It is blocked by the collapsed cockpit in robot mode. It isn't used in the transformation so I have no idea what it was intended for. But if you don't care about the titan masters, you can use the trap door to store the titan master in head mode (although you can also do this from the normal cockpit door too).

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:33 pm

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One explanation is that it's to facilitate transformation of the torso by allowing access to both sides: one for pulling, and one for pushing from underneath.
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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Madeus Prime » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:41 pm

Motto: "Rule #45 of the Madeus Handbook: Timey wimey is an adequate term for scienc-y stuff."
You can combine the main Decepticon headmaster's weapons together to form a Power Rangers-esque bazooka.

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby Sigma Magnus » Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:44 pm

Motto: "You may not like it, you may not understand it. But that does not mean it cannot exist."
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Madeus Prime wrote:You can combine the main Decepticon headmaster's weapons together to form a Power Rangers-esque bazooka.

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Re: Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

Postby WreckerJack » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:26 am

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Jumpstream has a spoiler you can fold down to be her heels for better balance. Shes awesome but her hips make her tippy. Pyra Magna also has heels that flip out for better standing too. I can provide pics for either, but I am cozy where I am and wood floors are cold.
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