instructions suck

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by OMEGAPRIME1983, May 27, 2009.

  1. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    .. When they are missing freakin steps!!! I just picked up sideways from ROTF and the 2 little flip up panels in his shoulders so the windsheild can clip into the pegs in his back weren't even mentioned in the instructions! Stupid hasbro and thei stupid non explaining asses.. Damn it. Ok, rant is over, thanks for reading! any one else run into this??
     
  2. MidnightBliss

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    Missing steps are the joy of Transformers. It isn't a proper set of instructions unless I have to look at it and go "WTF!!!!!"
     
  3. Mechafire

    Mechafire Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Just watch Peaugh.

    Problem solved. :thumbs2: 
     
  4. rapid_fire

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    Even with instructions, I've never successfully transformed Premium Megs, nor ROTF Rampage, into vehicle mode. They kinda look like what they're suppose to, but I can't figure out the legs on Megatron, and Rempage's entire front end is just fucked. It's got so many moving parts, I can't figure it out.

    He stays in robot mode on my shelf anyways, so oh well. :p 
     
  5. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    I had watched it back when he first posted, but I didn't wanna go searchin for it, but seriously, what if a little kids trying to freagin do this, they might not know bout peaugh.. Then just looking at the instructions again, yean they show t just push the entire assembly up till it clicks into place. I knew it didn't look right, so I started inspecting the figure and saw hinges and played around with em till they moved. Again, stupid hasbro with stupid instructions and their non explainin asses... But I guess midnightbliss is right in that it wouldn't be mormal tf's if the instructions didn't make ya go "HHUUUHHHHHH?!?!?!"
     
  6. Mechafire

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    Well, you have to ask yourself the same question about, for instance, Optimus Prime.

    How the fuck will a 5 year old know how to transform that beast of a toy?

    He goes to his parents, and quite possibly, they look it up on the internet.

    Just thoughts. :) 
     
  7. OMEGAPRIME1983

    OMEGAPRIME1983 Well-Known Member

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    Easy, they don't, lol!
     
  8. Seeker24

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    yup.. if it wouldnt have been for that vid my sideways wouldnt look as cool as it does now.
     
  9. NGW

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    Instructions are for things like Alts and Masterpieces anyways (for the sake of not breaking them). Don't touch the things for mainline figures.
     
  10. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    You are giving credit where it isn't due.
    my mother has thrown software out because she gave up on it and never thought about using the 'net to solve her problem.
    and i know parents that would rather throw a toy away than spend 20 minutes just google-ing for a little help.

    But i agree wholeheartedly about the instructions.
    I miss the good old days:
    Botch's Transformers Box Art Archive - Instructions
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    [​IMG]

    pictures are worth a thousand words- ten thousand to a transformation.
     
  11. DinobotNny

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    Half the fun is trying to figure out how to transform them, so why ruin that by using instructions? Plus I tend to get more confused if I try to follow the instructions, so in the long run, it's still easier to not look at them (usually). I think I did need to refer to the instructions a couple times for Magmatron though.
     
  12. Nachtsider

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    G1 instructions were the best. In that they would describe, in words, exactly what you had to do instead of just leaving you to infer the procedure from a possibly unclear picture.
     
  13. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    Old Meccano sets used to come with purposefully wrong instructions to test children's intelligence. Hasbro are following this fine tradition.
     
  14. knoted

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    Oh lol ! Instruction sheets in full colour ! Brings back memories. Heh, I felt betrayed when they started making mono colour instruction sheets :( 

    It was like they added insult to injury after the loss of rubber tires, die cast parts and chrome paint apps....
     
  15. tomboland

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    i see what you mean but i cant see any purpose of flipping those panels up. if you do there is nothing for the indents on the windscreen to slip on to.
     
  16. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    The last time I seriously used instructions was Masterpiece Megatron. Only because I'd got to a step that required exerting some force. I just didn't want to chance it.

    But I'll often check back over instructions in case there's some extra feature I may have missed.
     
  17. SydneyY

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    Yeah, I normally don't look at the instructions, but refer to the images on the card/box. And they are mistransformed sometimes there :lol  Can't win.
     
  18. jourdo

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    I rarely even refer to them. Most of the time, they end up in my storage box without even being opened up. Like was said, half the fun is figuring it out on your own.
     
  19. Faxon

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    You haven't seen bad instructions until you have seen hooligans. They are just, well, a mere post cannot explain how hilariously bad those things are.

    Anyway, so long as you spend some time with them, you'll find out all thier tricks and twists.
     
  20. SegaGenesis

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    Yeah, I'm a man too, I never look at instructions...

    Okay, most of the time it's obvious how to transform any given toy, but I make a point to look at the instructions the first time I transform anything just to make sure I'm not going to break the damn thing. Then the instructions go live in a ziplock bag with their series, inside a larger freezer bag with many other bags of instructions. I rarely have to look at them again after the first time, unless it's an alternator or the aforementioned masterpiece Megatron, which is frighteningly hard to transform, on top of the overall fragility.

    The last figure to really try my patience, even with the instructions, was leader ROTF Optimus Prime. There's a fine line between a complicated, yet rewarding transformation and complicated and frustrating. Getting the front section of the truck in place almost killed me. I've since tried it a couple times again, and it's not as bad, but the first time really pissed me off. Plus he can't flip the bird anymore. :cry  MP Prime ftw...

    Universe Hot Shot was also confusing for me toward the end, because I refused to believe that his back kibble was left in such a state. Somebody said Magmatron already, and I'm keen to agree.
     

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