G1 with ball joints

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  1. Razorrider

    Razorrider Well-Known Member

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    How different would Transformers be if ball joints were used on G1 toys back in the 80's? would we have more advanced toys then?
     
  2. Satomiblood

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    The added articulation would obviously make them more advanced. You could actually get some cool poses out fo them as opposed to standing at attention all of the time.
     
  3. Nez Pierce

    Nez Pierce @evildanish

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    Technically G1 had ball joints...Optimus Prime's trailer comes to mind...but plastic of that caliber probably wouldn't age too well if the joints had to support limbs.
     
  4. combaticon164

    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    Man that would have been awesome, the only G1 figure that I can think of with ball joints was Wreck Gar's arms.
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    A couple of the Combaticons had ball joints in their shoulders.
     
  6. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    As did the Aerialbot limbs.

    It's not so much that the articulation methods didn't exist back then, just that all that articulation really didn't factor into the minds of the designers at the time. Now that action figures in general are far more posable than they were back then, Transformers has also stepped up to meet those standards.
     
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    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    Wasn't Astrotrain also in the ball-jointed shoulders camp?
     
  8. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    yes he does have them.
     
  9. dark gundam

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    If G1 tf's had ball joints, they'd all be either loose as hell, or the joints will be coated with years and years clear nail polish.
     
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    Given that the casting/design/fabrication technology to really make balljoints feasible for most joints in TF didn't really show up until years later, we'd probably be getting more technologically advanced toys today, assuming the progression of technology remained constant.
     
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    combaticon164 Warlord of Floriduh

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    Man, i forgot about those guys lol
     

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