Hardest transformers to actually Transform?

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  1. Vector Squidma

    Vector Squidma Smalltime Casual

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    As a recent addition to the fandom, I have not had the benefit of owning many Transformers toys over the years, which means I have often been more curious about the toys themselves then the shows they appear in (I can find shows on Bittorent or Netflix for free. Toys? Pfft. Forget it.) So I'm just curious, what do you think is the hardest transformer to actually transform?
     
  2. kenm2474

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    Hmmm. Thats a real Easy Question. MP-05 Megatron.
     
  3. thenatureboywoo

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    As far as the hard on the nerves goes, I've been scared shitless while transforming MP Skywarp.
     
  4. Renidragon

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    I've read horror stories about MP Megatron, but I never owned that one, nor the MP Starscream/Thundercracker/Skywarp... ROTF Prime is probably the toughest I've encountered.
     
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    The toughest one I have is ROTF Leader Optimus, but I've heard spooky things about Masterpiece Megatron and Alternators Grimlock/Wheeljack.
     
  6. Vector Squidma

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    I just watched a video review of MP Megatron and I just gotta say. Holy Shit. :jawdropper: 
     
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    I've been too scared by the horror stories to try MP Megatron yet. I don't think I ever will. RotF Leader Prime is also a pain in the ass.

    Movie Ironhide has been the most frustrating to transform for me, to date.
     
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    RiD Ultra Magnus (the super-class version, of course).

    Ugh. I don't think I'm ever going to bother again.
     
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    Cybertron Crosswise is difficult but still a pretty cool mold.

    The live movie leader brawl is very challenging as well. Great toy. Frustrating if you don't get the legs and arms in the sweet spot they need to buckle into. And the spring loaded armor plates take practice to lock in cleanly.
     
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    Masterpiece Megatron. Without a doubt.
     
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    ROTF Prime. I don't own MP-05, but I do own the Seeker mold and can say that while the Seeker mold is certainly intricate, it's not nearly as messy as ROTF Leader Prime. Don't get me wrong I like the modes and the movie aesthetic, but the transformation is a total mess.

    In terms of other, more mainstream figs, I've found ROTF Mixmaster hard at times, as well as Dlx Sideways initially.
     
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    A Couple of Alternators (Wheeljack, Skids, ect) Masterpiece Megatron & ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime.
     
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    masterpiece megatron hands down. My runner up is beast war big convoy, it is not hard but just a big mess.

    seekers are actually not that hard to transform once you passed the first transformation.
    ROTF Prime isn't so hard either.
     
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    MP Megatron

    Transformed him to gun once I got him, attempted to transform him back to robot... after about half way I put him back as a gun and thats the way hes been for a few years now
     
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    Energon Slugslinger was one of the only TFs I actually got frustrated with. MP megatron is hard to transform, but its all a matter of knowing where parts go. Slugslinger is a floppy mess to try and stabilize in both vehicle mode and robot mode, and transforming him is a pain.
     
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    MP Megatron probably, complex and scary to transform!

    Alternators Grimlock/Wheeljack is probably second, that mold is just a mess to transform, a pain to get back in car mode, and doesn't stay quite well in robot mode.

    The MP seeker mold I found it quite easy though, after transforming once or twice back and forth, you realize it's a quite straighfoward transformation.
     
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    Alternators PRime. Getting everything to line up is a nightmare.
     
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    MP Megs and ROTF Prime were both a bit of a challenge.


    I think the only thing that makes MP Megs hard to transform is the fear of breaking something. Once you get the hang of his transformation he's not too bad, you just have to be gentle and patience . That said, I don't recommend him to a begginer.
     
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    I don't own anything tougher than ROTF Leader Prime. My Buster Primes are never, ever getting transformed.
     
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