Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by TheDemonDzko, Apr 9, 2009.
When you opean up a new Transformer do you read the directions? Why or Why not?
I will, but if I don't like the end result I'll change it into something more to my liking...
not really if its something ive seen enough times before ill Transform it myself and if I run into a snag ill check the instructions
if its something ive never seen many pictures of or an Alt or G1 ill look at the instructions for them immediately so as to not mess them up
It depends on the size usually. Deluxes and Voyagers I tend to figure out easy enough, but for anything bigger I wana make sure I don't miss anything. Besides, with all the reviews these days we know everything about the toy before we actually get it.
Yes, it reminds me of my childhood when half the fun was going over the nice booklet. Plus, I don't want to be the one complaining about broken automorph because I didn't know I was supposed to push that button first.
I vote yes for the fuckin movie toys, but animated, univerese and just about all things before that i never really used them.
Oh and Alternators. I NEEDED it for some of those bastards.
Not since 1984
No instructions here.
I only need the included road map occasionally. For the most part I just all I need is a picture of vehicle mode and bot mode. The only one I've recently had to consult the instructions on was MP Megs for lining up the hip section.
Depends, usually I will pick it up and just try the best I can, I only really look at instructions if I run into a roadblock wile trying to TF a toy. Only time I will look at the instructions right off the bat would be on a Masterpiece or Alternator figure due to the complexity I know I'm going to be faced with.
Yes, always (unless I've owned the mold before). It's not that I can't figure out the transformation myself - come on, I can successfully transform Big Convoy, which is more than some people can do! It's so I know what I'm doing and don't make an error or overlook any special feature (see "Classic Prime's gun folds out!" threads).
I'm also not slavish to them. Hasbro has just as good a chance screwing up instructions as they do any other aspect of a figure. TM2 Spittor, for example, is "officially" shown with his waist backwards and his beast mode jaw covering his crotch like a reversed diaper.
No, the instructions are pretty bad, actually. I just watch online reviews if I can't figure it out.
I usually read the instructions. Every time I try it blindfolded I end up breaking something or causing a stress mark.
Only if I get stumped and don't want to break the toy. Most times they are almost useless.
Most of the time, no I don't look at the instructions. The Classics/Universe/Henkei stuff are pretty easy to transform and if I get confused I just look at the picture on the packaging.
The MPs, Alternators, and some of the Movie figures, I needed to look at the instructions over fear of breaking the figure.
No Way. Where is the fun in that. Last Christmas it took me a good 20 minutes to figure out Animated Leader Class Ultra Magnus, but I got it. I consider it a fun challenge to figure it out without the instructions. I don't ask for directions either. Thats made for some pretty fun road trips. Lol
Like many others, it depends... I'll try to do it without the instructions first but if I get stuck in the transformation I'll go search for the instructions.
Always. Even if it seems simple, I don't want to risk breaking it or causing stress marks. Back in the day there was no worries of that, but now I have to be more careful.
yes, i don't want anything broken,
I do, I don't want to break it in case I transform it wrong.
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