Anti-kibble

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  1. Nevermore

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    For those who don't know what "kibble" is, head over to the Transformers Wiki.

    "Anti-kibble", for lack of a better term, is currently the Wiki's name for elements of the robot mode design that look like they're part of the alternate mode, but actually aren't, as the actual, similar-looking alt mode parts end up elsewhere on the robot. This is usually done when the toy is based on a character with an "iconic" look that is owed to the original alternate mode, and the toy, for whatever reason, can't replicate that look with its transformation, hence fake "replications" of the vehicle parts in question are added to the robot design. It also happens with toys of movie characters that can't accurately replicate the transformation as seen in the movie due to budget and/or size constraints.

    Examples:
    - Various Optimus Prime toys (Powermaster Prime, G1 Hero Prime, G2 Laser Prime, Movie Voyager Prime, Movie Legends Prime) with fake truck windows on the robot mode's chest, even though the actual truck windows end up elsewhere in robot mode.
    - Alternators Tracks with a fake car roof on his chest which ends up under the car in vehicle mode.
    - Likewise, the fake car roof on Animated Deluxe Bumblebee.
    - Movie Deluxe Jazz with fake "wheels" on the sides of his legs, while the actual wheels end up on the back of the legs.
    - Movie Legends Jazz with a fake car front on his chest... which ends up on the car's roof in vehicle mode, while the reat car front ends up on the underside of the feet.

    I'm sure there are other examples.

    Can anyone think of a better term than "anti-kibble"?
     
  2. Omnius

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    Animated Swindle's grille - the alt mode grill forms his hands, while a 2nd 'fake' grille folds up to form his abdomen.
     
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    Faux-parts.

    Get it?:cool: 

    EDIT: I think the faux grill is quite common, Movie Dropkick has it too.
     
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    Sideways wheels are the most noticeable.
     
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    yeah, "anti-kibble" is a terrible name for this.
     
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    I like "Faux Parts" by Weekend Gamer. Wouldn't Animated Bee also count?
     
  8. Nevermore

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    Hence I included him in my list of examples. ;) 
     
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    I just call them fake alt mode parts... and their something that really really bugs me
     
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    You would think "anti-kibble" would mean opposite of "kibble" but in this case it doesn't. A better term for "anti-kibble" is needed methinks. I can't think of any right now but as some has mentioned "faux parts" sounds better and more descriptive than "anti-kibble".
     
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    pseudo-parts / pseudo-altmode-parts / pseudo-kibble.

    ROTF Dirge is the most recent example with his fake cockpit.
     
  12. Epsilon Prime

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    Movie Dreadwing has the fake pop-up cockpit.
     
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    I really really really hate these parts you speak of. I think they are worse than kibble. Like if all that wasted plastic just hanging off a robot-mode Transformer, a la HA Sideswipe's massive backpack, isn't bad enough, you get Movie1/2 Voyager Prime, who has a giant backpack AND a new hidden chest that has nothing do with anything. Absolutely atrocious, imho. I long for the day with kibble-less transformers.
     
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    Would ROTF Jetfire's engine legs count? as the real ones end up on his back.
     
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    Classics Voyager Prime has 2 Grills. The one used in Truck mode ends up in his backpack in robot mode.
     
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    Oh yeah, and Masterpiece Prime also has that. Forgot about ROTF Jetfire, too.
     
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    What about Classics Grimlock? Does that stupid looking sword/tail thing count?
     
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    Animated Sentinal Primes Chest?
     
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    Faux-deco?

    I don't know, but agree that "anti-kibble" stinks.
     
  20. Golden Age

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    hope they start adding other fan terms like "Parts-former", "Shellformer" and "Shelf Warmer"
    edit:Gestalt is already on TFwiki
     

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