If size accuracy is important to you, what mode is your reference point?

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If size accuracy is important to you, what mode is your reference point?

  1. I base it on the robot mode according to the on-screen representation.

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  2. I base it on the actual vehicle size representation.

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  3. I personally do not care about scale at all.

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  1. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    wm10k Reanimator of Dead Things

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    I go by alt mode....which means that the seekers are big mofos which is fine by me
     
  3. 46+2

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    thats a good question. I think it matters more in bot mode. For the most part. My classics grimlock is MP grimlock but thats a one way street. Works in alt mode but not in bot mode.
     
  4. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I go by on screen representation as much as possible :) 

    It's impossible. But I still do it
     
  5. blumpy2000

    blumpy2000 PENGUINS CAN'T FLY!!!

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    Mixed, but I generally go for alt mode. I'm much happier with an over sized powerglide than a tiny A-10. The seekers contradict my logic though as I much prefer the deluxes to the MPs.
     
  6. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    I bought Battle Ops Bumblebee; do you really think I care about scale?
     
  7. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    I know this completely detracts from what I said in that Dinobot thread, but I go by robot scale. Doesn't matter how much larger jets are than trucks, or how a handheld Microcassette Recorder becomes a 30ft robot. Robot mode is what's important to me in that aspect.

    I don't display my figures in alt mode (save for possibly the Dinobots were there more than one).
     
  8. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I go by robot mode. I hated the idea of an Ultra Powerglide and a Voyager Seaspray. I own them both, but only until they release either deluxe or basic versions of them.
     
  9. The F.N.G.

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    For me personally, I don't care about scale. Thus my vote. However if I were to try and be scale-accurate, I would probably go for robot mode as that's how I display them.
     
  10. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Another vote for robot scale.
     
  11. ssjkazer

    ssjkazer mr dyslexia

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    i wish scale was important but im just happy with the toys lol
     
  12. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I could careless about scale and i am in for the awesome toys not to be nitpicking about them.
     
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    Robot mode. Obviously an F-15 is much larger than, say, a Datsun Fairlady, but in the cartoon, Starscream and friends are only a head or two taller than Prowl and friends, and even then it depends on who's animating them. Having in-scale alt modes would be too unworkable.
     
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    vehicle modes for me, meaning plane bots should be bigger than cars. Car based robots should be smaller than robots with truck alt modes and so and so forth.

    wish the media would reflect that
     
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    I could care less, unless it's ridiculously out of proportion.
     
  16. Barricade24

    Barricade24 Decepticop Artist

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    Oh yeah to me size is everything Look at Bonecrusher WAY to small.
    The Fallen needs to be bigger and sense DOTM is cutting the sizes :crazy: 
    I will look at video reviews to help me decide.
     
  17. Facemeat

    Facemeat Give me your Face(meat)!

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    I go by the bot mode, even though it's difficult to keep any sort of scale.
     
  18. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    It just annoys me when I see a vehicle, which is supposed to pass for the real thing, is completely out of scale. It won't prevent me from buying a figure, but it's something that bugs me.

    If I had infinite time and money I would scale the things correctly myself. I would love to see a Starscream in scale with say Jazz.

    Ancilary to this, I care about robot mode scale most when dealing with Cybertronian mode characters. In this case I want Optimus and Starscream to be roughly the same size if that is how it was presented in the fiction, like WFC.
     
  19. stepsongrapes

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    I think your title is a little off. How can fictional robots be size accurate? Rather, I think you mean in-scale with each other.

    Alt mode is the only truly possible mode for accuracy since we have real-life values. Not so much for bots. Screen representation presents the only potential for scale accuracy on robot. However, at least with G1, on-screen scale is all over the place for bots..
     
  20. Kuma Style

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    I go buy classics Voyager Optimus and Megatron. In my displays, they're pretty much the "it" leaders for my displays, so everything in terms of scale revolves around them.

    And, good topic to the OP. This actually made me think!
     

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