Fanwank Question: Where do the TF's seams go?

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  1. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    Bored at work, and randomly began fanwanking.

    Most TF toys have seams that the "real" cars do not. Some toylines, like BT and Masterpiece) do a relatively good job of contouring most of the seams to follow the real lines of the vehicle (ok, maybe not the BT Vette's split hood). Other lines (see: Universe Classics Ironhide) throw caution to the wind, spider-webbing unsightly cracks all over!

    In the cartoons and the live-action movie, these separations still do happen during Transformation, but they essentailly cease to exist in vehicle modes. In the '07 movie, we even see seams on Bumblebee and Frenzy literally vanish into nowhere as the pieces come together.

    My (very fanwankish) question: Is there an official explanation for where the seams go? Are the split edges of Movie Bumblebee's bumper lined with nanites?

    Discuss. :p 
     
  2. Alienbot

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    I always believed the transformations were not pieces fitting together like a toy, but rather atoms moving away from each other. Otherwise, the robots would be really fragile.
     
  3. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    magic.
     
  4. Digilaut

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    Haha, I was thinking the same question the other day..at least for the movie universe it can be explained in that they alrready grow all their body parts as some sort of metal nanites, that can easily cover up any seams and make the car seem whole again.

    Even more interesting though, if a transformer is damaged in robot mode, and as a result, gets scratches on his paint job..once he returns to alt mode, some scratches will magically appear out of nowhere because of the way the part now connects to another part that wasn't scratched! OHNOES!! :lol 
     
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    2 Words. "Movie Magic".
     
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    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Where does a donut hole go when you eat the donut?
     
  7. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    Deep...:D 


    Don't you know the movie is just a way of the American government to make us believe it's not real?!!
     
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    I'm still curious about where the seats go.
     
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    They go to Narnia...:D  How should I know?
     
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    They vanish due to a previous agreement between Prime and Mephisto.
     
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    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I'm pretty sure the seats form the buttocks of a TF..they like a soft seat as well. ;) 
     
  12. Feralstorm

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    I seem to remember an explanation like this used/speculated during Beast Wars, since nanotech was an element of the show anyway. Supposedly they had a certain amount of nanites on-board which could 'zip' and 'unzip' seams in the beast for for transformation, as well as 'heal' minor damage (anything greater requiring a CR chamber)

    Non-biological TFs could work the same way, or maybe they are just engineered to such precision that parts line up close enough that no seam is visible to the naked eye.
     
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    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    Okay, I take back my "magic" comment. Now I know for a fact that Bay blows up all the seams, it seems. Because, you know, he can make anything explode.
     
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    The seams are still there. The parts are just so closely matched together that they fit too tightly for you to notice that they are not the same piece.
     
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    A wizard did it.

    How can tf's fit passengers in and the movie Bumblebee have a (fake?) engine under the bonnet when most tf toys have robot kibble where the seats should be, yet the character models look the same as the toys?
     
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    I like that idea a lot.
    All well and good until someone gets dented; the seam would stand out a mile then. I'd veer toward the nanite explanation again.
     
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    Didn't they say something in the movie about Scorponok's armor being some sort of self-regenerating molecular armor? I'd assume such technology would also take care of hiding the seams while they are in their vehicle mode.

    Shows like Beast Wars, I just guess that they have some sort of nano-technology that is capable of doing similar functions.
     
  19. Aaron

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    Holography.

    You use holographs to cover up the seams and minor damage. The same holograph emitter creates drivers/pilots.
     
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