Do You Use Instructions?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Dran0n, Nov 1, 2009.

?

Do You Use Instructions?

  1. Yes

    13 vote(s)
    40.6%
  2. No

    5 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. Sometimes

    14 vote(s)
    43.8%
  1. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Posts:
    13,284
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1 (ya bish)
    Likes:
    +6
    What the title says, do you use instructions? I think transforming figures for the first time is funner without them. I stopped using them when I got '07 Movie Arcee.
     
  2. jackets

    jackets Gamer/Anime fan

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    Posts:
    2,139
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    South Texas
    Likes:
    +6
    Ebay:
    kind of
     
  3. Mr. Sparklebot

    Mr. Sparklebot 'Til All Are Juan

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2009
    Posts:
    2,927
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    Depends. For ROTF Leader Prime, yes, otherwise I'd have been there for hours trying to figure it out. Plus, I might end up breaking a piece on a figure if I try too hard mistransforming it.

    But for something trivial like Animated Jazz, I don't bother.
     
  4. Scantron

    Scantron Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2004
    Posts:
    8,249
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +3
    The first time transforming a new mold from whatever mode it's packed in to the alternate mode, just to make sure I know what's supposed to move and that I'm not going to break anything. Otherwise, no.
     
  5. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Posts:
    4,068
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +3
    I almost never use instructions, but one time my brother caught me with the instructions page.....unfolded! Oh the horror!

    I redeemed myself my transforming Animated Blurr with my eyes closed though. :D 
     
  6. Omega Jolt

    Omega Jolt Hunter

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Posts:
    606
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +0
    Yes indeed I do for anything that might have a bizarre transformation. For really simple guys like legends and mini-cons not usually. As a general rule I get really weirded out if I break one so I'd just assume not risk it. (Still, once i TF something once it's locked in and I don't have to check again ^_^.)
     
  7. Dran0n

    Dran0n Junk male

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Posts:
    13,284
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    217
    Location:
    Cygnus X-1 (ya bish)
    Likes:
    +6
    I transformed Leader Prime with out the instructions and oh lord.
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2008
    Posts:
    15,699
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +154
    Ebay:
    yes, but only the first time from whatever mode they come packed in, exceptions being MP megatron and such
     
  9. Shelfwarmercon

    Shelfwarmercon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Posts:
    2,057
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +1
    I use instructions, especially for the more expensive toys.
     
  10. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Posts:
    2,149
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    Never need em. Not even for Leader Prime or MP Megatron.
     
  11. RainbowToeSocks

    RainbowToeSocks Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2009
    Posts:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Likes:
    +0
    I generally always use instructions the first time I transform someone (unless i got it without them) as I had voyager animated megs transformed wrong for months before I realized that I had him the wrong way. Good job me.
     
  12. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Posts:
    11,359
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    222
    Likes:
    +41
    Just the first time. Don't want to break something
     
  13. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2008
    Posts:
    8,599
    Trophy Points:
    192
    Likes:
    +4
    Instructions? Feh, who needs them.

    I transform all my figures right out of the box, with my feet...While standing on my head with my eyes closed!
     
  14. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Posts:
    24,150
    News Credits:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    291
    Likes:
    +33
    Nope.

    I prefer video reviews for transformation help.
     
  15. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    20,022
    News Credits:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +51
    Ebay:
    Yes I use instructions. But usually, its only a one-time-overlook and then I'm all good :) 
     
  16. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Posts:
    5,986
    News Credits:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +26
    Nope, don't pay attention to them anymore. I hear they're pretty confusing nowadays anyway, with the complexity of the movie toys. If I do get stuck, I use a picture reference, then video reviews as a last resort.
     
  17. Grimlockprime16

    Grimlockprime16 Me Grimlock King!

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Posts:
    1,053
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Likes:
    +0
    i dont. if i cant get something rite i watch a video review.
     
  18. joebot.

    joebot. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Posts:
    1,856
    Trophy Points:
    137
    Likes:
    +6
    Instagram:
    Same here
     
  19. Ethereal

    Ethereal A Sad Flareon

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2009
    Posts:
    2,109
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +1
    I try not to use them and I only give myself the first step to get started. The exceptions are Leader class figures, and "Cybertronian" alt-mode figures. If I can recognize what it's supposed to be, then I'll give it a shot without instructions, but if it's turning into something unrecognizable or it's extremely complex, instructions all the way.
     
  20. Rattrap Primal

    Rattrap Primal Geek Overlord

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2006
    Posts:
    7,718
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Woodbury, NJ
    Likes:
    +32
    I use the instructions at times, sometimes I go by the reviews on youtube or this site, since Hasbro has been forgetting steps lately
     

Share This Page