Non working rub symbols

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  1. nemisispringer

    nemisispringer Well-Known Member

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    So is it just me or have people beeen finding lot of there rts figures rub symbols arent working or are extremeley difficult to get to work not to mention pointless on some of the characters. This sort of thing really bugs me and i think its a real shame but it also got me thinking, actually i wish a repro sticker company produced some non working rub symbols as there are a couple of figures i would actually like to have non working rub symbols for to keep there allegiance a mystery like lockdown or nemesis prime

    How do you people feel about rub symbols in general?
     
  2. iacon45

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    I actually had that issue with my RTS Perceptor. The way it's stuck on his chest, I was afraid I was going to rub the rub sign right off.
     
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    YOU ARE NOT RUBBING HARD ENOUGH.


    /insert "Dat's what she said" joke.
     
  4. Kup-is-Dion

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    Dat's what I said to her!
     
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    I think non-working rub signs on RTS toys aren't that unusual.

    Whilst it's nice to see the rub signs back... i'd rather have the tampod logos.

    Anybody who cares already know what side the better established characters are on.
     
  6. 3.8TransAM

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    Chopped and fixed that up :) 

    Wow! Tampon logo's and your rubbing too hard all in the same thread lol

    In all honesty, not one of the rub signs have worked on a single new figure of mine.

    Now the 25 yr old ones are just damned fine, how's that for irony
     
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    they take a lot more to activate than the old symbols, but i haven't had one bad out of all the rts figures
     
  8. FatalT 71

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    I've a couple that don't seem to activate, but not a big deal.
     
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    I am so sick of this type of complaint, not necessarily directed at the this poster, but enough already. Yes, we all know what side all the characters are on, but its called nostalgia, and I don't know why people feel the need to complain about the rub signs and act as though their intelligence is being insulted by a little sticker.
     
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    I personally don't care if they work or not because I think rubsigns are eyesores. I've removed them from every figure I've gotten that had one.
     
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    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    My Perceptor's is definitely messed up, it has what look like scratches and it never goes black. Although it does look kind of cool in his chest.
     
  12. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    It's fandom. Somebody's always going to complain about something. 'Tis the nature of the beast! At least they're not complaining that we don't have enough figures like Tuner Mudflap!
     
  13. ZTS

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    And likewise others will defend.

    There is a toy that nobody should or will defend, though. The shortwave radio microphone Megatron. Worst. Transformers. Toy. Ever.
     
  14. Kadrin

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    I have found its taken a hair dryer to activate the recent ones like WreckGars, but after that it seems to be fine.

    I was actually shocked(ish) when Mindset was revealed as a bot, was off the net when I saw him and just assumed he would be another con.
     
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    Yea, the very first RTS figure I got, Jazz, has one that doesn't work at all. That thing was overall a q.c. nightmare though, with the leg panels that felt liek they were going to break off trying to transform him and stuff. I ltierally got him to bot mode and havent' touched the damned thing since besides moving him to a different shelf spot.
     
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    What about the Optimus Prime walkie-talkies? They had a cord!
     
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    The Megatron microphone toy is the worst ever because he's in gun mode and the microphone is in the barrel. Meaning the user has to aim the barrel of the gun at his or her mouth.
     
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    I dont know if Jazz or Lugnuts rub sign worked or not on my figures, I just removed them anyway.
     
  19. nemisispringer

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    But with strafe it really is an insult.
     
  20. robowarrior

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    Another thing I wanted to point out is that, the temperature or climate control that's either in your room or home does play a role in how the rub symbols are reflected. I've experimented that in a couple of ocassions. For example, if you're in a room that feels kind of chilly, even though your hands are warm, the rub symbol will not work for some reason..... Just a thought...
     

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