i hate the RiD Brothers

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  1. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    was cleaning the shelves and came to my RiD Brothers and on a quest in futility i tried to convert them from bot to alt mode.
    Their Kibble is pure f-in murder and they are like the Rubik's of the TF toys.
    I honestly don't know how kids liked them.

    they have a cool bot and alt mode, but the TF process is terrible.

    anybody else not like em so much?
     
  2. Foster

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    If it's been a while since you've handled them, yeah, they are overengineered. I get the same way with Alternators. Except Alts have less interesting transformations. With the Car Bros, the asymmetry adds interest to the transform.

    You should get yourself some Beast Wars Neo. :lol 
     
  3. Jetstorm

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    lol, I remember when I first got X-Brawn (this was back when I was in 8th grade) I thought the transformation was very complex. Side Burn was the biggest pain in the ass, and one of the most difficult transformers I had ever transformed at that point.

    I can transform them with ease nowadays though =]

    (some of the 2007 movie figures give me the most trouble)
     
  4. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    I still like Prowl. I tolerate Side Burn's looks, but hate the transformation design (too much moving stuff for the sole purpose of getting it out of the way of something else). X-Brawn is debatably the least complex to transform, but has the most wonked-out proportion. (all legs and no upper body, save for that one arm)
     
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    More lovin' for RiD Scourge.
     
  6. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    I have Sideburn I despise transforming him

    I want Prowl though
     
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    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    I don't have a problem with any of them except Sideburn, he's just ridiculous.
     
  8. Gryph

    Gryph Action Master

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    It is the same designer, so it's not surprising. I think he even did Big Convoy.
     
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    0R10N P4X Banned

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    Car Brothers could easily be reissued as ROTF deluxes. Same style.
     
  10. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I don't dig them. Sold them a long time ago.
     
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    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Random Fact:

    The designer who engineered the Car Brothers from CAR ROBOTS/ROBOTS IN DISGUISE also did the engineering for a large portion of the BINALTECH/ALTERNATORS, hence the similar frustration.
     
  12. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yeah, they're a bit complex if you haven't picked them up in awhile. Prowl and X-Brawn are alright and I can get them to work once I remember what I'm doing with them, but I hate Side Burn's transformation... too much crap moving around just to get it out of the way of something else. I'm not sure how the kiddie's dealt with this as I was 20 at the time when I first got him and still became irritated.

    On a side note... I find myself irritated with some of the BW Neo guys too... particularly I hate to transform Big Convoy/Universe 1.0 Nemesis Prime as I can never get his freakin' shell to align itself properly without spending a good while at it.
     
  13. Blitz.

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    I lovorz them just because they are such a pain in the ass
     
  14. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    Sideburn (speedbreaker) is the easiest of the three for me. Its just getting the shield lined up and folding a wheel into his chest reallly. What frustrates me is getting the front section on prowl (mach alert) to line up so the wheels roll freely.
     
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    hey, i have one if you're interested!
     
  16. Treadshot A1

    Treadshot A1 Or just 'A1' for short...

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    Um, i got X brawn, prowl and Sideburn long ago, never had any problem with Prowl or X Brawn. Sideburn was the only annoying one. Too much random kibble that has to get out of the way so something else can get out of the way of yet another thing...
     
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    I like them. Sure, they're a little fiddly, but I liked that. we've been sorely missing challenging TF toys of late. Binaltech perhaps started taking the complexity a little too far - Grimlock is by far the one I struggle the most with. Once you get in the swing of playing with the RiD figures, they're pretty easy to TF with some speed. This lack of complexity one of the reasons I found it difficult to enjoy what followed. Although the simplicity of armada was clearly aimed at the target audience: kids which is a good thing as they are playthings at the end of the day.
     
  18. Harbinger

    Harbinger ecnayonnA

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    same here. only one i come up for excuses not to transform.
     
  19. Magnus' Mate

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    Looks like I'm in a minority, I love them! Sold them all a while back, and been meaning to pick them up again.

    Well, I love X-Brawn and Prowl. I tolerate Sideburn!
     
  20. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    X-Brawn is by far one of my favorite transformers. I just love his transformation and his alt. mode. Rubber tires make everything better then they already are.
     

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