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Things your Transformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:06 am
by RogueDeathangel
For example, I have had Energon Treadshot/Sky Shadow for 5 or 6 years now... and I never knew that the "wings" on his robot mode shoulders could rotate...
And it took me over a year to realise that the Universe Micromaster Combiners kibble could combine into a vehicle.

Maybe I need to read instructions more often... :lol:

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:24 am
by Jacob P. Galvatron
I have an old, broken Optimal Optimus, and I never knew he had his robot head in his cannon.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:20 am
by kirbenvost
Man, I've had a bunch of these 'duh' moments... there's only one I can think of right now though. For the first 3 months, I had no idea Alternity Bumble's shin/knee parts lock in for robot mode. Makes him just a smidge taller and sturdier.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:56 pm
by Hal7300
Pertaining to classics Prowl/ Bluestreak/ Smokescreen - took me a while to realise they have heels... :oops:

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:06 pm
by G1 Blaster
I had Cybertron Leader Optimus Prime's backpack/cannon thing upside down on him, on DISPLAY(!), for about two years.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:39 pm
by Amelie
I discovered that G1 Primes Smoke Stacks can break just by looking at them. Very unimpressive.

Energon Ironhides actual legs aren't the combination-mode legs, although I still display him so.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:09 pm
by Chupacabra Convoy
RogueDeathangel wrote:
Maybe I need to read instructions more often... :lol:


Well, that's if the instructions even bother to list all the options. I know that some recent figures have features that weren't mention at all, not to mention the unintentional ones that fans have "discovered". For instance, RoTF Mindwipe can actually combine with his drone in robot mode, despite never being designed to do so. Also I never knew about Alternators Sliverstreak's heels.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:36 pm
by Duke of Luns
The wings on Energon Prowl's vehicle mode can be pulled out:

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Makes his spoiler look much better.

Also, for some reason I see a lot of pic of ROTF Sideways transformed wrong(including Seib's galleries, and the Hasbro official pics). There are triangular pieces on his chest that flip up and allow you to peg his backpack behind his head.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:19 pm
by Skyfire77
Amelie wrote:I discovered that G1 Primes Smoke Stacks can break just by looking at them. Very unimpressive.


That's why you get the metal replacement stacks (especially if you bought the reissue Prime with the stubby stacks, like me). :KREMZEEK:

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:23 pm
by Covenant
Totally!

DID YOU KNOW THESE THINGS TURN INTO STUFF!?!

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:43 pm
by Chupacabra Convoy
Covenant wrote:Totally!

DID YOU KNOW THESE THINGS TURN INTO STUFF!?!



LOL FTW!

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:05 pm
by Mr O
Movie Camshaft can eat my s**t.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:10 pm
by SlyTF1
On Armada Blurr, I dont remember what it was, I think it was his knee extending or somthing. Anyway, I had Armada Blurr since he first came out and just earlier this year, or late last year (my memory is fuzzy on this) he did somthing that I didnt know he could do! I was the one who was controling him of course.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:40 pm
by Noideaforaname
Duke of Luns wrote:Also, for some reason I see a lot of pic of ROTF Sideways transformed wrong(including Seib's galleries, and the Hasbro official pics). There are triangular pieces on his chest that flip up and allow you to peg his backpack behind his head.


I'm surprised how hidden it's been, flipping those triangular pieces really help keep the backpack clipped on.


A recent thing I've found is that Movie Scorponok's fingers can splay out, and well as his legs (both robot and scorpion) had more joints than I thought.

A fan-mode thing, but Movie Rampage's detached bulldozer blade makes an awesome chair for Rampage to sit in!

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:13 am
by Mykltron
Things my Tansformers can do that I never realised? I can't say because I haven't realised!

Took me a few months to find that Uni Sunstreaker can store his gun as an exhaust pipe. :oops:

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:16 am
by alldarker
I've owned movie Blackout since he came out, but only very recently did I realize that the main rotor hub contains two halves (on which the blades themselves are attached) which can slide towards each other in transformation, causing the blades to be less splayed out on Blackout's back... I felt pretty dumb finding a solution for something which had always irritated me in Blackout's design.

Other features which are less commonly known:
Animated Shockwave's hidden hunchback joint
Movie Barricade's foot spikes
G1 Ultra Magnus' head which connects to the breastplate to make a little 'jet shuttle'

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:20 am
by Prime Riblet
Jetfire73 wrote:Pertaining to classics Prowl/ Bluestreak/ Smokescreen - took me a while to realise they have heels... :oops:


Don't feel bad. That one has gotten a bunch of us..... #-o

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:46 am
by Amelie
alldarker wrote:G1 Ultra Magnus' head which connects to the breastplate to make a little 'jet shuttle'


His large fists can also be stored on the trailer near the cab.

Putting G1 Prime in "cube mode", attaching Magnus' head (Ehobby preferable for colour) and sliding him into Powermaster Prime is fun, too.

Armada Sideswipe has tabs on the back of his feet. I've had this toy since it came out and only noticed last week.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:07 am
by fenrir72
Didn't realize you can extend kissPlayers' Convoys' thighs (still too short though) :P

Or henkei Skyfire's forearms can be rotated for a more "Macross" look.

Or that the TFC Megatron's stock extensions are actually functional missile launchers.

Or Sixshot has a 7th mode

And yes....the latest instruction manuals are all cr@p!

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:10 am
by Duke of Luns
Just learned when researching another thread that Legend Wheelie's heels can flip around in robot mode. Makes him a little bow legged, but a little more stable. Thank you Seib's galleries.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:40 pm
by Nujevad
I didn't know that Energon Inferno's shoulders were supposed to be slid down when in leg mod to increase stability

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:26 pm
by JBPrime
For me the most common things is when they have clear plastic on their head which allows the eyes to glow when under the light.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:21 pm
by DraconicDak
I only just now figured out Animated Shockwave's slouch joint.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:51 pm
by adamassc
I bough Thunderblast when she came out, last week I discovered her entire boat backpack has a joint that lets it move higher on her back.

Re: Things your Tansformers can do that you never realised

PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:30 am
by Geminii
SlyTF1 wrote:On Armada Blurr, I dont remember what it was, I think it was his knee extending or somthing. Anyway, I had Armada Blurr since he first came out and just earlier this year, or late last year (my memory is fuzzy on this) he did somthing that I didnt know he could do! I was the one who was controling him of course.


His legs extend slightly for robot mode and his crotchplate flips for transformation.