About kibble...

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  1. 0R10N P4X

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    ROFT Sideswipe is unanimously regarded as a great figure despite his imposing backpack/back kibble. Yet other figures that are equally or less kibbly are described as kibbly and get cliché comments like "epic fail", "will wait for clearance", "you'd have to pay me", "meh", etc. Why the double standards? I don't mind kibble myself. In my book, a robot can be anything.
     
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    I think people flip a coin to decide how much a figure's kibble bothers them.
     
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    Some kibble suits the figure and their design and some doesn't. A lot of times the kibble dislike is when it gets in the way of robot articulation or just looks like the character would be hampered by it. And of course it comes down to personal taste. Many people dislike Universe Ironhide's backpack. Doesn't bother me a bit. Yeah, maybe it would be nice if it wasn't there, but it doesn't affect stability when posing or get in the way of his limbs so I'm fine with it.
     
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    'backpack' kibble is perfectly acceptable to me, as is certain kinds of unobtrusive and proportional kibble like the shoulder flaps on Universe Inferno.

    The kibble that I dislike is the sort that gets in the way of articulation, is disproportionate (like something hanging off one arm or leg of the bot but not the other) like a lot of Beast Wars figures, or just plain doesn't look aesthetically pleasing to me. Classics Prime is a good example of the latter. His arm kibble folds away, is proportionate and doesn't get in the way of posing that much but I still strongly dislike how it looks.
     
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    I don't mind a bit of kibble. Or even more than a bit. Heck, kibble is practically what makes Transformers look like Transformers..... the fact that you can see parts of the alt mode on the robot, doubling as armor, body parts, or just unique visual cues.

    It's only irritating to me when it dramatically hampers posing or throws a figure off-balance. Sometimes backpack kibble has that effect... making a figure so back-heavy that it will fall over with the slightest nudge. That's annoying.

    The worst form of back kibble, to me, is when a figure has a massive beam of plastic sticking off their back, sometimes making the figure as deep as it is tall. It makes them impossible to stack on a shelf in a space-efficient manner. The worst examples of this are the Armada Seekers, Cybertron Jetfire, and Movie Payload. Those figures are very frustrating.
     
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    I hate the term kibble. Fanboy's use the term kibble, to sound intelectual. I've actually seen people arguing when the term kibble actually referred to something or not. "Kibble" is only acceptable if it's used with "and bits".
     
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    You think people use the word "kibble" to sound intellectual? O......k.......
     
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    More of a geek term I guess...

    Anyway: TFWiki has an entry: Kibble - Transformers Wiki
     
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    I beleive they use it cause "they" think that. Cause as i said i hate the term kibble. Is it even a word?
     
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    Pet food!
     
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    Yup. Dry pet food.
     
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    I don't like galvatron...he has too much of a dry pet food backpack.
     
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    So it doesn't make sense...

    Did you read the TFWiki article?
     
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    What? You have me confused sir...

    are you going to tell me kibble is a real word, and has a definition?
     
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    Coarsely ground grain in the form of pellets (as for pet food).

    That's the common definition for the word "kibble". It refers to the small dried pieces of cat or dog food. The article there explains a little bit of how it somehow became associated with Transformers toys. When I first heard it, I didn't think it made sense either. but oh well, it's widely used now.
     
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    Does it need to be? It seems to be the universally accepted term for extra bits, so why complain about it? While you're at it, you might as well tell people to stop "googling" things. :wink: 
     
  17. thenatureboywoo

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    I complain because this is a forum and people can and do. I never google, but i do use google.com. I guess i'm not trendy enough.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    For the record, I just say "google" and don't actually use it. I get a lot less weird looks saying "google" than "yahoo".
     
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    I knew what "kibble" meant already, when referring to pet food. :D 

    And I had read the article as well, this topic brought it to my mind.
     
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    i mean no harm, just trying to start a freindly little debate .
     

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