Favorite Gimmick

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Astrotrain52, Apr 4, 2011.

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What is your favorite Transformer gimmick

  1. Combination (includes Gestalts, PCCs, and Optimus Prime magic mushrooms)

    41 vote(s)
    45.1%
  2. Headmasters

    10 vote(s)
    11.0%
  3. Targetmasters

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  4. Action Masters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Powermasters

    3 vote(s)
    3.3%
  6. Micromaster Playsets (includes upcoming Cyberverse-style playsets)

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  7. Mini-Cons

    7 vote(s)
    7.7%
  8. Energon Weapons

    2 vote(s)
    2.2%
  9. Cyber Keys

    3 vote(s)
    3.3%
  10. Automorph

    5 vote(s)
    5.5%
  11. Mech-Alive

    3 vote(s)
    3.3%
  12. MechTech

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  13. Other

    10 vote(s)
    11.0%
  1. Astrotrain52

    Astrotrain52 Former Green Kool-aider

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    Title says it all. What is your favorite gimmick from any of the Transformers toy lines (aside from transforming, obviously) and why?

    My personal favorite is combining. True combiners (not Power Core Combiner drones, Minicons, megazord wannabees, or armor suits for Optimus Prime) have always been my favorite among Transformers and I'm disappointed that there has been a lack of proper and well designed combiners since RID. I am glad that that Hasbro tried to attempt creating combiners with the PCC, but the execution was total crap in my mind.

    How about you? Discuss.
     
  2. Paxtin

    Paxtin Why am I here?

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    I like the whole Automorph concept when it's done well.
     
  3. axiom

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    I voted "other". Transformation is the only gimmick I need.
     
  4. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    I prefer the transmetal gimmick back in Beast Wars.
     
  5. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    I like several, the target and head masters were cool, combination is awesome (I just wish hasbro would do it right again, the energon ones were very close as fansprojects upgrades show) the 3mm clip system is also cool.
     
  6. Bumblethumper

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    yeah, I found it very impressive at times. It can be pretty slick.

    Mech Alive can be good too.
     
  7. ORIO

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    Combining
     
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    I went with combining.
     
  9. Brainchild

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    A mixture of combining, mini-cons and armor parts, such as Cybertron Optimus.
     
  10. CZ Hazard

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    Combining, followed closely my Automorph, although automorphing done well should be subtle enough to be considered transforming.
     
  11. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    I eat up good combining, good target masters, and good minicons. However, I voted other.

    Flip out hand weapons when done right makes me a sucker for any toy. For example, Cybertron Defense Scattorshot, RTS Windcharger, HFTD Teradive's jet hands. Even non toy stuff like every Transformer in TF Prime and War For Cybertron. That's the good stuff.
     
  12. Rubber Ducky

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    Headmasters Ftw
     
  13. Wyvern

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    I like the whole transforming thing... Lol

    But I'll vote for combining... But it has to be done right.
     
  14. Sideways77

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    Automorph.
     
  15. Paxtin

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    Mech alive was kind of pointless. Some of it looked kinda neat on the movie designs. But overall, not really that great of a gimmick.

    If engineered right, Automorph can add a lot to a transformation. I still think the original concept camero Bee Deluxe is the best use of Automorph.
     
  16. seali_me

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    combiners minus the PCC.
     
  17. Tikin

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    Combination by far, even things like PCC.
     
  18. Nachtsider

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    In order:

    1. Combining
    2. Headmasters/Powermasters (tied)
    3. Mini-Cons
     
  19. tusko

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    Transforming being the smug answer, I'll go with paint apps.
     
  20. Ravenxl7

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    If we're not counting transforming as a gimmick, than I would have to say that my favorite so far is Mechtech. It isn't intrusive on the bot, and has given us some rather awesome looking weaponry.
     

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