Do you prefer TFs resembling real vehicles or abstract vehicles

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  1. Shizuka

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    For example, the movie-verse or alternators line has real vehicles. The Unicron Trilogy has a lot of abstract cars (like made up looks) which do you prefer?
     
  2. Waverider

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    Real. You should make a poll.
     
  3. Digilaut

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    Real vehicles, but I suppose it doesn't really matter if it's all Cybertronian vehicles for a game like WfC. :) 
     
  4. SharkyMcShark

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    Real vehicles for ground vehicles (Cars, tanks, trucks etc).

    I prefer real vehicles for air based alt modes (planes helicopters etc), but I'm not as discerning in that area.
     
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    If it is done well, I don't care. I am not a fan of the trillogy, but I think that is more based on the bot looks for me. The new Fansproject "Springer" (as well as its G1 counterpart) is real enough, but still abstract. But when the Alt mode is kind of an afterthought like Movie Fallen, I just don't like it. I am also not a big fan of a lot of the seeker molds that are abstract jets. It is really hit or miss, and personal preference on a case-by-case bases I guess.
     
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    Real vehicles. Otherwise, it's not much of a disguise. :) 
     
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    Real. no contest
     
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    I'm quite fine with the altmode being either a real or a totally made-up vehicle (i.e. concept vehicle, totally alien spacecraft), so long as it's show-accurate.

    That being said, if you had asked whether we preferred animal altmodes that looked like robots or "real animals"...
     
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    Neither. I display my toys in robot mode most of the time. :) 
     
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    Dont matter for me, as long as it looks good and is a good toy, then I gotta have it
     
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    It doesn't really matter - as long as it's cool :) . S1 & S2 of G1 had alot of real altmodes while S3 onwards were mainly abstract altmodes - & most of them were cool enough for me! :lol 
     
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    I like real world vehicles a little more, but I'm fine with both.
     
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    I don't mind both, but I would definitely like to see more TFs resembling real vehicles.
     
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    real, for me it's why the original diaclones, 1984 - 1985 stuff is better than post movie stuff. I love the car robo....diaclooooooooone.
     
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    Real world vehicles. But if you can pull off a good abstract vehicle, I'll bite.

    Like Animated Shockwave!
     
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    Real. Energon prime is crap.
     
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    i prefer real...but some of the others like crumplezone was bad ass too
     
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    The big thing I mainly care about is poseability. After that, they can be real cars, Cybertronian, the vehicle just needs to look realistic (even if it is cybertronian), and look good, but the robot mode is much more important to me.
     
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    depends on the instance. For Cybertron, it was okay to have weird altmodes for speed and giant planets. However the earth bots should have been a bit more realistic.
     
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    I don't really have a preference, to be honest.
     

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