Favorite TF engineering moments

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  1. Sonscreen

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    This is just a thread to share your favorite Transformers toy engineering moments. For me I guess it was the intricate Car robots/RID toyline particularly JRX/Railracer.

    Another favorite was the clever use of the Classics Sideswipe/Sunstreaker/Doublechanger mold. I'm guessing the Generations Wheeljack/Tracks mold is similar but I've never played with this particular mold.

    Fansproject Bruticus deserves a special mention for turning a mediocre mold into something amazing. Some of the parts could be considered kibbly but for the most part it's self contained and every part had some utility.

    I want to reserve judgement on TFC Hercules, but based on Exgraver alone it's really promising.
     
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    Favorite Recent Engineering moment, would be HA Jazz. He IS an engineering marvel.

    Another instance is simply, animated toys.
     
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    I'm going to work off the Animated comment because the whole line was a marvel. To be more specific to me is Lockdown. That thing mass shifts right in from of you.
     
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    For me, I got to give it to Leader ROTF Prime and Voyager BB Prime... the engineering on these 2 are amazing!
     
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    For me RTS Lugnut.
     
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    RotF leader Prime. How in the name of all that is holy in this world does that robot turn into that truck... If just boggles me.
     
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    MP01

    It was revolutionary at the time :)  Great articulation combined with great figure design that could still transform to his classic alt-mode.
     
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    You have to admit, Masterpiece Hot Rod was a very clever piece of work to manage 4 modes.

    I really liked Generations Scourge's transformation. They managed to completely fit his body into a very small and sleek vehicle mode, unlike RotF Jetfire's body hiding under the SR71 mode. A very unique transformation as well.

    And yes, love it or hate it, you have to give Animated props. They took an inherently non-perfect transformation character design, and they still managed to make the transformations and alt modes sleek and believable.
     
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    -Most Fansproject stuff
    -Most Animated stuff
    -HA Jazz's door wrapping around his lower arm...usually doors are just sitting there as kibble but I've never really seen it used like that. You could say the same about RTS Lugnut's wings.
    -ROTF Optimus Prime in general. Goes from this huge, messy, accurate robot to a nice clean cab.
     
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    HA Jazz

    most of animated, especially figures like Rodimus, who has little to no kibble
     
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    RID Gigatron. Not so much for all the modes but for the feeling he gives when you transform him. It feels like you have separate parts that end up combining into different things. But the thing is those parts never really separate.
     
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    Besides animated, pretty much this. I know how everything transforms and aligns and STILL I'm amazed each time I transform him.

    Now the upcoming Prime toys, those are just sorcery.
     
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    I would transform mine more, but alt mode just doesn't really do it for me. Not really sure why.

    I think I was most blown away after getting RotF Voyager Prime (yes, that crappy TFTM mold) because I hadn't really played with a modern TF before that other than Classics Silverbolt (which was/is a wreck in my opinion.) I was amazed at how far TFs had come. That toy is what brought me back to TFs in force.
     
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    Animated Shockwave, Lockdown, Rodimus, and Blurr among the Animated figures in particular. Though many of Animated are that way.
     
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    I was impressed with the Alternators/Binaltech Smokescreen and Jazz(Meister), where the floor of the car folded in half, and the seats folded together to fill out the middle of robot mode.

    Similar for the waist area of MP-1 Optimus Prime. I had no idea how that area changed between modes back before I got one.
     
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    ROTF LDR Optimus
     
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    ROTF Leaders Optimus and Starscream
     
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    Fansproject Warbot Defender.

    Yep. I said it.
     
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    God damn it, you took the words right off of my fingertips! Especially Jazz, with the way those feet rotate and become the rear of the car. Jaw dropping.
     
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    Wheeljack / Tracks. I was just thinking that last night while admiring the two toys. That was a great bit of engineering to make two very distinct toys from a single mold. A new paintjob, new headsculpt, and adding a step to require the turning of the waist, very ingenius.

    Frankly, many of the classics designs are impressive. I particularly like Bumblebee, Blurr, Cyclonus and Scourge.

    I'd agree that MP-1 Optimus, in context, was impressive engineering as well.

    Back in the day, I'd say the Jetfire mold was exceptional, a brilliant design with good articulation, and you could squeeze three different modes out of the toy. Outstanding.
     

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