Do you think we will get Transformers with fully posable fingers?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by AutobotMirage, Aug 8, 2011.

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Do you think we will get Transformers with fully posable fingers?

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  2. Not any time sooon.

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  3. Nah, it ain't hapenning.

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  1. AutobotMirage

    AutobotMirage Wrecker

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    Basically, what the title is saying. Hasbro said they wanted to make the Transformers express more of a pose so they switched to open fists. Do you think they will do the above for Voyagers and Deluxes?
     
  2. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    Aside from Masterpieces, I don't see it happening. Deluxes and Voyagers with individually articulated fingers would be way to complex and expensive to produce.
     
  3. jerminator

    jerminator Well-Known Member

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    Nevermind the safety standards for pieces that small.
     
  4. EvaUnit13

    EvaUnit13 REBUILD

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    i wouldn't want them to. many voyagers/deluxes have small hands, full articulation will almost guarantee breakage. not even many 1/100 gundams have fully articulated fingers, and those hands are larger than many smaller figures.
     
  5. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    In my opinion the open hands are enough of a QC stress/break concern as it is without makiing things that are even more likely to break. I think if they did do individual fingers then they'd end up that rubbery plastic so they won't snap due to safety reasons. Then I'd really feel TF hands had been 'ruined forever'. That said, there are already some open hand TFs with pointy hard plastic posed fingers I'm not confident won't break in the future if dropped or something. Mostly thinking of DotM Deluxe Roadbuster and Voyager Megatron here. Added articulation would just make things even more dodgy.
    Gimme back safe secure closed fists. Were they really so bad, people?
     
  6. rxlthunder

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    They are there.... we just have to steal them from fakebusker83.
     
  7. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Not a chance in hell.
     
  8. ComicGuy89

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    Aside from special cases like RTS Lugnut, I don't see it happening. I'm already not the biggest fan of the open hands, as they create too many QC problems. Individual fingers would be a nightmare!
     
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    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    Presumably it would also add costs to the figure, what with extra parts and additional assembly time. It might not make the figure cost any more but I'd imagine it would cut into the paint app budget.
     
  10. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    NO,I would like it....but the hands would have to be big..or they will fall apart.

    Thumbs,on the other hand(hand,lol)mabye.
     
  11. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Unless Wal-Mart recognise the fact that production costs are going up, it would be at the expense of something else instead.
     
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    I was really pleasantly suprised to see the hands that came with BB Bee, but I think that that is the limit we will ever see on DLXs and 98% of Voyagers. All for the reasons stated above, price, safety, size, etc.

    MP figures are obviously not mass market and play by their own rules.
     
  13. bignick1693

    bignick1693 Maximal

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    I can see them in 20 more years.
     
  14. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    too breakable.
     
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    What if the fists were removable and could be stored away elsewhere in alt. mode?
     
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    I much rather see fully articulated figure before seeing articulated hands. So I am talking articulation in the ankel, knee, hip, hip swivel, shoulder, elbow, wrist, head and whatever else I missed. Then I will have to deal with all the pics of an articulated middle finger. Just look at whatever pick you want of Unicron and you'll see what I mean.
     
  17. The Bucket Kitten

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    As much as I like to have my TFs give "the bird", fully articulated fingers will be too breakable on deluxe class figures.
     
  18. alanyap

    alanyap Will work for LEGO

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    My sentiments exactly. HIGHLY articulated AND minimally kibblish.
     
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    I don't want it. Too much articulation ruins the toy.
     
  20. Billzilla

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    This. I dunno about 20 years, but it's a technology issue. I don't really see it happening, but I couldn't imagine how cool the classics figures would be 20 years ago either.
     

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