How do you Transform your Transformers ?

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  1. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    I just thought it might be an interesting question to ask, so how do you transform your Transformers ?

    Do you follow the instructions or do you do it a different way ?

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  2. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    With the energon/cybertron toys I transformed them they way I remembered on the show.

    but most of the time I do a combination of doing it myself and checking the instructions. Sometimes if I get really stumped I try to find a video review of the figure.
     
  3. hutchprime

    hutchprime Made of sterner stuff

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    I usually move the parts around and am all like "chht-chht-chht-choo-chht-tccchh"
     
  4. Geminii

    Geminii Toyetic multiformophile

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    I tend to follow the instructions the first time, in case there are optional bits or extra gimmicks, and so I know what the official transformation looks like. Subsequently I tend to do them freeform.
     
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    For me i've always used the instruction booklet no matter what. b'coz of a prior incident dat happen aeons ago (when i was a kid) when i almost broke the toy while transforming it :cry . it traumatize me somewhat. especially when the movi toys first came out it brought back some of the bad memories (i.e movi Ironhide).

    But still dat doesn't mean i have to use the instruction all the time. TF toylines like the classics series was a rather piece a cake. that said in terms of preference, i prefer the Takara instruction more than Hasbro's. it's more visually striking graphically & the steps are bit more clearer.
     
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    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    I use my super mind powers to manipulate the figures.
     
  7. RodimusMark

    RodimusMark Infamous Fighter of Foo

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    No matter what I'm transforming, I usually try to go for the head reveal as the final step in transformation, just for dramatic purposes, The Leader Brawl and Optimus were really cool about letting me do that without it getting too complicated.
     
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    wipeyourfeet Winner of the Internet

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    First time with instructions, but afterwords in any way I feel. Except with masterpieces. I fear and respect them too much.
     
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    juise TFW2005 Token Negro

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    Figuring out how to transform a Transformer without instructions is half the fun of owning them.
     
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    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Instructions? What is that?

    I remember there being some paper in a plastic baggie, but I usually throw that away.
     
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    Pull, slide, rotate, click... repeat as necessary.
     
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    Ramrider TF Art Lad

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    When I first get the fig, I'll usually transform it once or twice before looking at the instructions, unless I have trouble with it (admittedly rare), in which case I'll check to see where I'm going wrong. Afterwards, particularly on more complex TFs, I'll have a gander at the instructions to see if there was anything I missed; steps in the transformation or hidden features.

    I like what RodimusMark said about trying to leave the head reveal as a last step - I sometimes do that too. I also like to try and figure out a way that enables them to keep either wheels or feet grounded at all times, to simulate how they'd actually transform sans anti-gravity or magic manipulating hands from the sky. :p 
     
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    Gestalts Vault Well-Known Member

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    I always liked the G1 cars w/ arms in the engine compartment for that reason. They could conceivably push themselves upwards to initiate transformation while the rear end stayed grounded.
     
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    i dont need no stinking instructions
     
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    For mainline stuff I might glance at the instructions but mostly I just do it myself. That said I did look at the instructions for the Movie toys since they're pretty intricate. More expensive and fragile toys like the Masterpieces I always use the instructions the first time so I don't break something.
     
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    I usually try to do it myself. If it's a figure with a lot of kibble, I'll look up a gallery that shows it from lots of angles, like Remy or Seibertron, to see if I have stuff lined upright. If I can't figure out which way a part pulls out, I'll consult the instructions, which doesnt always help
     
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    usually wrong.
    Backscatter normally says something like his feet are backwards or turn the torso to the front...:rolleyes: 
     
  18. Dark_Convoy

    Dark_Convoy Old Bastard Veteran

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    After getting a few of the Japanese Masterpiece figures I started using the instructions - especially with Masterpiece Megatron.
     
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    If I am afraid I will break it, or it doesn't look right, I will use the intructions.

    I still look back at how I thought G1 Megs was transformed as a kid and laugh. I didn't figure that one out until far too late. Barrel Crotch FTW!
     
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    I use the instructions for the first time, and keep them for future use.
     

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