MYSTERY: My cat HATES Human Alliance Skids!!!

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  1. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    Tober, my girlfriend's one-year-old gray kitten, was hanging out on my bed this evening. I was in my chair a few feet away, transforming HA Skids into car mode. When I put Skids down on the bed, Tober immediately moved away to the far side.

    Curious, I poked Skids toward Tober, who leapt, bristled, and hissed at the car. Please understand: Tober is a one-year-old rambunctious kitten, who is not only very playful but is nearly fearless and, until now, doesn't EVER hiss or yowl.

    For the next half hour or so, my girlfriend and I experimented with other figures, admittedly confused as to Tober's issue. OTHER FIGURES DON'T DO IT. He's fine as long as Skids is out of sight. The second Skids is in the room, Tober locks eyes on him and stays away. Once, he even batted at Skids and hissed again!

    Is it the shade of green? Is it the shape? Is it a natural feline aversion to racist slapstick comic relief? If so, would a Jar-Jar Binks figure cause him to run away from home? Any answers or suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated.

    Video forthcoming.
     
  2. Gears

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    Looking forward to the vid.
     
  3. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    I too have a 1 year old gray kitten but he hates the bear from "Bear in the Big Blue House".
     
  4. Overhaulimus

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    Hmm,this is very curious.

    I have 3 cats but none of them react to my TFs in that manner,but I find this very interesting,maybe I should experiment with my kittys.

    Anyways,I want to see this video.
     
  5. LadyK

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    Perhaps there's some scent on it or noise it makes that the cat doesn't like. They pick up on really subtle things.

    I don't think it'd be the color; cats are colorblind. Though, my previous cat seemed to particularly like a red cushion when he was a kitten.

    Anywho, looking forward to the vid, as well.
     
  6. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    How big is your year old kitty?
     
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    My cat enjoys my TF's.
     
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    Never had it happen with a toy, but one of my cats is deathly afraid of a stuffed apple I have. I'm with LadyK; it's probably a smell.

    Cats are strange creatures *shrug*
     
  9. firehawc_69

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    I'm thinking it might be his stripes, might be an internal encoded thing that might envoke reaction as if it were a snake or something else that the cat knows to avoid. Do you have a Deluxe Skids you can test it on as well?


    Actually cats aren't colorblind, they just have poor color vision. They can really only see green and blue well. So it could be the green that the cat is getting spooked by, that particular shade anyway.
     
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    So wait... your cat doesn't like Movie toys? Cool!! I love him!
    IMHO
     
  11. Cinemastique

    Cinemastique Earth Culture Specialist

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    Well, we tested out a few Binaltechs, HA Bumblebee, HA Sideswipe and MP Prime. Nothing but Skids does it. HA Skids is my only Skids, so no way to test the color. As for smell, I doubt the HA figs smell that different, even to a cat.

    We took some video, but Tober was just leaving at that point, and we don't want to torture the poor guy. We'll get him good tomorrow, though, and I'll do vid then.
     
  12. Paxtin

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    I wouldn't be surprised if it actually did have something to do with this.
    Even just the green theory. Cause Skidz is a pretty freakish bright neon green.
     
  13. Beastbot X

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    And I was just reading an article about this the other week...

    [​IMG]
     
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    maybe he's scared of stereotypes?
     
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    Skids has a creepy face and cat-ears. Where's the mystery? ;) 
     
  16. Optimus Sledge

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    Cats have good taste.
     
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    This.
     
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    ....Is it real?
    That kitty could cause a LOLacaust! XD
     
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    Yep going to have to face it that your cat is a Transformers fan so the cat is having the same reaction to the figure that some fans have.

    My cat is a bit weird in that she ignores all the larger figures but loves to play Godzilla with my Robot Heroes figures.
     
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