Are your toys right or left handed?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Severus, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. Severus

    Severus Curmudgeon TFW2005 Supporter

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    This sounds like an odd question, but since I display most of my TFs in robot mode (the character is generally more important to me), the question arises of which hand to put the gun in every time I add a new one to my display, as I did with KissPlay (ugh) Hotrod to my fleet of Alts.

    And while I could just put them all in the right hand, it seems more appropriate for me to decide which hand the 'bot would put them in. Or maybe I'm just neurotic / obsessive. Anyone else think about this kind of thing?

    My Alts are all righties except for Sideswipe, Swerve, Ricochet, Hotrod, and Grimlock, although you can't tell on Grimlock because he uses his sword in his primary hand and Wheeljack uses his gun. Thus far none of my Titaniums or Classics have informed me that they're left handed, although reissue Soundwave is too.

    Man, I'm such a geek. :D 
     
  2. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Mine tend to be ambidextrous...
     
  3. RandomFerret

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    Cons are right-handed, bots are lefties.
     
  4. Rodimus Major

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    Most of mine are right handed unless their spot on the display shelve causes their right hand to be blocked. Titanium Jetfire is left handed, because I cant get the gun to fit in his right hand properly with the "armor" on his arm.
     
  5. Razerwire

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    Right handed. And they always wield their swords with their right hand if they have one.

    Wait, that didn't sound right.
     
  6. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Most are right handed. unless their right hand itself is a weapon
     
  7. Autobot Dave

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    Mine are all righties.

    Except Armada Sideswipe.

    And Energon Ironhide.

    Editor's note: This post is in no way intended to offend our left-handed brethren across the globe. Remember folks... lefties are people, too.

    Have fun, all!!!
     
  8. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    And so are Canadians, but in most cases on US soil they aren't treated that way...
     
  9. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

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    Most of my toys are all right handed...unless they're in a pose wherein the right a fist.
     
  10. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

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    Most of mine are right handed. Unless ofcourse they only have a left hand, then the weapon goes in the left hand of course. :) 
     
  11. Accipiter

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    And you give ME a hard time when I merely organize my computer files in neat, multi-level, specifically-named folders for easy retrieval. Is this just a ploy to get me to watch all six million episodes of the original series with you again?

    (I can't take Wheelie any more. Make it stop. Whimper.)

    You're just NOW figuring this out? I had you pegged on the first date. ;) 
     
  12. Abrogate

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    the majority of mine are right, not for any particular reason. I notice I have the "Destructicons" as left handed, because they have big pump guns on their right side, it seems more fair to balance the weaponry by putting hand guns on the left. For the same reason, Energon Galvatron is holding Doomlock's sword in his left hand because he already has a tank on his right arm. Universe Reptilion is holding his missile/club in his left hand, no clue why.

    One thing I like to do is, when a figure comes with multiple weapons, figure out which weapon goes with which hand. For instance, Alt Grimlock holds his sword in his right hand cos he prefers melee combat. Wheeljack holds his in the left cos he's different from Grimlock.
     
  13. Team Jetfire

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    This is somthing that I put some thought into...

    I usually do Right, but will throw the odd left it for good measure.
     
  14. jourdo

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    I'm the same way. I try to mix it up a bit.
     
  15. Primevil

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    I mostly make my TFs right-handed, probably out of habit since I'm right-handed myself, unless of course they have no right hand. There was at least one occasion where I made a TF left-handed, and I'm not sure why. I wish I could remember who it was, but for some reason it just felt right.

    On a related note, I sometimes make my GI Joes left-handed because their right hands can't hold a gun.
     
  16. CdnShockwave

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    Mine are usually righties. Although when it comes to swords I tend to switch it up. Although, usually my toys like it when Arcee holds their swords...


    Oh snap... that's just cold...
     
  17. TJOmega

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    Right handed for all my original ones. If I have their repaints, then those are left handed. Some depend on how they're positioned on my shelves, like my Powerlinked Hot Shot is left handed just because no figures would fit in front of him if his weapon was in his right hand.

    And some are obvious... it's a little hard for TM2 Megatron and Cybertron Thundercracker to be left handed. On the other hand, BW2 Corahda is ambidextrous since his gun is left handed but it would be a pretty lousy whip arm if it was uncoordinated.
     
  18. Dirge121

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    All mine ae right-handed, except ALT Ricochet, BT Prowl, RM Wingstun and Airhunter, and RM Beast Megatron.
     
  19. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I would guess that as I default I use the right hand - if there's two weapons or a sword they always go in the right hand and the smaller one in the left. Although being honest I don't really check it so I've probably got a fair few on the shelves that are left handed.
     
  20. bandron

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    Since I am left handed I have almost always had south paw bots. I didn't even notice that I was doing it for a long time until one of my friends pointed it out to me.
     

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