Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by ssjkazer, Dec 25, 2010.
When you open up a new transformer how do you proced with that first transformation
I do it until I'm stuck, in which case I refer to either a video review or the instructions.
yeah i go for it and then if i get stuck i refer to the instructions if the instructions are useliss i have a back up plan youtube it never had to do that though
how do i transform? with my hands! ha lame joke. but i do it my self unless it a voyager or bigger.
I fiddle around with it, mess with some of the panels and try to figure out the transformation scheme. 9 out of 10 times I'm right, but if something just doesn't work out, I consult the internet.
I use the instructions the first time. Almost always, I get it after that and I never need it after that. Only exceptions being Energon Starscream (which later helped with HFTD Terradive), NEST Voyager Ironhide, and ROTF Leader Class Optimus Prime.
Get it right the first time, and it just helps. I didn't with Ironhide, and I still end up mis-transforming him due to muscle memory.
I throw it against something soft, then try to find limbs in the ensuing mess of parts.
It's pretty fun.
The first time round* I'll always use the instruction & then subsequently no need at all.
*Due to a traumatic childhood incident when transforming a TF, which ended being spoilt
I go until I get stuck. Happens sometimes.
I use the instructions, unless it's a legends class or I've seen a video before buying the toy and the transformation was something I memorized.
I just go at it straight from the box. When I'm stuck, that's when I unfold that white sheet of paper they call the instructions. If something is still iffy even with the help of the instructions, I go online and look for photos posted by other collectors or video reviews.
Instructions? What are those? Oh, you mean that sheet that tells you what to do. Yeah I don't use that I'm a 'murrican male. The pictures on the box or card are enough. Most of the initial fun is trying to figure it out yourself.
I usually try to just figure it out by looking at it, though if there's anything I can't figure out right away, I'll look for some pictures of how it looks in both modes to see what ends up where in the end (or sometimes if I have it transformed, I'll look at pictures to make sure I have all the kibble lined up right). If it's really bad, I'll look up a video review (like yesterday I transformed ROTF Leader Prime for the first time, and I got almost the whole thing finished by myself, but I couldn't figure out where the red flaps on his chest go in vehicle mode. They weren't very intuitive!) I don't find the instructions to be that helpful, a lot of the time.
I religiously follow the instructions when transforming something because, considering what I pay for some things, I'm not going to buy something just to break it accidentally (transforming these things is nowhere near as instinctual for me as it is for others). That said, sometimes the instructions aren't helpful, so then I'll resort to internet videos for help.
Sometimes, neither helps and it's just a matter of fiddling with it until a eureka moment hits (realizing the dashboard has to stay above the seats when pushing in the windshield to get Alternity Bumblebee's chest right, or flipping Movie Ironhide's upper torso around first so I can get his waist to peg in correctly).
If it is a really obvious transformation then I just go for it. But usually I go by instructions (even though they can be dodgy at times). Reason being, I'm more concerned about actually breaking something because I missed a step.
I normally do it without instructions...just refer to the back pictures to make sure I got it correct at the end. The ones I have difficulties with are the ones with abnormal alt modes, when I transform them back.
depends on the size, but 99% of the time i use the instructions the first time
Wheres the i use and i dont use Instructicosn Option??
With most TFs I give it a go without instructions but if I get to point where I think I might break something, I'll reference the instructions. although admittedly lately I've been to excited about the more recent figures and have watched video reviews before getting the figure so I know their transformations before I get them in hand.
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