Alternator faction symbols

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  1. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    I was just wondering why only Prowl has an autobot symbol and no other alternator has a faction symbol? I figure it was to make it more realistic "in disguise" but then why does Prowl have one? :confused: 
     
  2. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    Probably, I really can't tell. Maybe they were just cutting costs in making the toys.
     
  3. Gen. Magnus

    Gen. Magnus Everything is Awesome

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    You are hurting Sideswipes feelings by not including him in this conversation.
     
  4. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Does Sideswipe have one too? :dunce  whoops
     
  5. snkeyes069

    snkeyes069 Legend in his own mind TFW2005 Supporter

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    Counting License plates, Hound, Silverstreak, Tracks, etc... are upset over the omition as well.

    Personally, I like the "Robot mode only" faction symbols. It helps a great deal with the disguise.
     
  6. Samana Rombuca

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    Prowl's symbol especially is garish to me. It's like all the customizers that feel the need to slap a huge Autobot logo on the hood to identify "yes... I AM an Autobot." That's just me though, but the precedent for concealed or at least toned down logos in general are pleasing.

    Might as well include Mirage, although it is semi-camoflauged.
     
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    MECHADOOM I'm Doombot and I know it

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    This is just my opinion: Prowl, being a police car, would usually be first on the scene at any Decepticon raid/attack, as he can speed there utilizing humanity's learned reaction to sirens. Once on the scene, if there is any human law enforcement already present, he would want to be CLEARLY identified as an Autobot, or at least not a Decepticon. This is assuming of course that human law enforcement knows the difference.
     
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    MasterOfPuppets Banned

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    He has the faction logo because Hasbro was mimmicking the G1 figure's sticker pattern on the hood.
     
  9. Banshee

    Banshee MvC2 online! woot!

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    I took a quick look at my alts, and it seems only Smokescreen and Camshaft have no autobot symbols on their alt mode.
     
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    hound can have one if you flip the panel around in Jeep mode.
     
  11. Ray Kremer

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    Also Swerve or Tracks if you put the flames sticker on.
     
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    I like that Hound has the option of showing the symbol on his hood or not. Too bad none of the other Alternators have this option - those that want a complete disguise (minus license plates) could have it, and those that want a more G1 toy feel with the symbols displayed could be happy also.
     
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    JaviSRK Push my button.

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    Mirage has one too, albeit a bit hidden (silvet autobot symbol)
     

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