Lack of faction symbols on most Classics?

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  1. M-Prime

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    Hello all,

    I was staring (ogling might be a more apt term) my Classics last night, and I realized something that had been niggling at the back of my mind since I got them last week; where the hell are the faction symbols? Astrotrain, Starscream, Hot Rod (still in denial about his name being "Rodimus"), Bumblebee, and OP all have no faction symbols anywhere to be found. Rub signs, yes (with the exclusion of Megatron, who is the only mold with a faction symbol ironically enough), but faction symbols, no. I checked with my buddy here in town who also has a complete Wave 1, and he verified the same thing.

    Is this consistant with all the Classics releases, or do some of you have faction symbols on your Classics toys?
     
  2. Sol Fury

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    It was a design decision, I think, to get back to the older lines where they had minimal faction logos, but to go one further and make them "factionless" save for the rubsigns. Pretty cool I think, guys like Bumblebee and Grimlock never had faction symbols originally anyway.
     
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    Rubsigns are good enough for me. :) 
     
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    I never noticed that! THAT'S AWESOME!!!

    This is really neat. One of my favorite things is when Transformers designers really take the "robots in disguise" tagline to heart and make the faction symbols difficult to find. It adds to the element of disguise, in my opinion.

    Man, I can't wait until my classics arrive... :( 
     
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    I definitely agree that it adds a certain element of mystery to the TF mythos to not have blatantly exposed faction symbols, but I would like to see their faction announced when in bot mode.

    It always bothered me that a "robot in disguise" would be tooling around the streets as an ambulance or firetruck with a big ass Autobot symbol on the side, but the bot mode should display their allegiance, IMO.

    And Ops, you are going to dig 'em the most, man. They are above and beyond some of the best TF's I've bought in the last several years.
     
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    It's the only thing about Classics that I really don't like. It doesn't even make sense, on guys like Prime, where insignias on his shoulders wouldn't be visible in vehicle mode, anyway.

    All of mine are going to get decalled. At the very least, the bot modes need proper insignias.
     
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    I love the rub-signs. They're good enough for me.
     
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    I'm gonna get stoned for this, most likely, but I was staring at my Prime last night and the rubsign just looks...out of place...I think faction symbols would have been a far better choice. I don't know what it is exactly, but it just doesn't look right. I looked at the others at the store and in all the pics I've seen on here and they all just don't look right; they look off to me. Maybe I'm just missing the original stuff again and this new stuff has just made me wish for a "simpler" era? That good, old wave of nostalgia? I dunno...I think they went the right route with Megs. in terms of faction symbol vs. rubsign.
     
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    At first the lack of insignias bugged me, now I LOVE the fact there's only rubsigns...wel except on Megatron of course who has a faction sigil and no rubsign...
     
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    I'll agree that Prime's rubsign bothers me. I just don't like the placement of it. I'm probably going to trim his rub sign down, and put in the indent on top of his shoulder, like the prototype pictures.

    Starscream's rub sign bothers me, too. Not sure why. I'll probably stick on the underside of onew of his wings, and put some oversized Decepticon symbols on his wings.

    The others don't really bother me, I just don't like the lack of normal insignias.
     
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    SHUT UP. RUB SIGNS ARE THE NEW FACTION SYMBOLS. :lol 
     
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    Pfft! Like we're gonna listen to some one with a conical head. :duel 

    :p 
     
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    Oh well. At least it's easy to acquire faction symbols if the rubsign just doesn't do it.
     
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    i'm hopein' that reprolabels or someone will do a set of faction stickers for all the Classics... the seekers really need win stickers...
     
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    I prefer lack of faction symbols... I liked that on most of the Galaxy Force stuff I have... CYB has a lot more faction symbols than GF... I'm glad they went that way with Classics... Only Megs has those huge honking faction symbols...
     
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    I just wish Roddy has one in the middle of his flames like he's supposed to.
     
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    Like we're gonna listen to an....OPTIMUS WITH STUBBY ANNTENAES ON HIS HEAD....

    *Thinks*Yeah...you got him...good comeback...


    :lol 
     
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    Aren't dunce caps conical???:p 
     
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