only transformed once?!!

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  1. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    why is it when i read the "for sale/trade" threads on here and most everywhere else that i deal most ppl say "i have this mint fig only fiddled with/transformed once"? yeah right. i'm not saying they are lying, but come on, these are wonderful toys and they are sitting on your shelf displayed all pretty. i make it a point to pick a different TF up every now and again and mess around w/ it. i don't have big living room battle royale's going on or anything, but i do get my fun out of them (very carefully i might add). i don't know, i'm just talking and asking the question b/c i think it's funny and i snicker every time i see that little phrase thrown about. discuss
     
  2. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    "Man, that thing's been sitting on the shelf forever. Huh, I've only ever transformed it once. If I sold it, I wouldn't even miss it."
     
  3. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    I still have yet to fully transform my Masterpiece Megatron.
     
  4. Matrixbeast

    Matrixbeast Here comes a thought

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    Some transformations aren't fun. I don't pick up a spy changer and Transform it just for the hell of it. Not any fun. Flip hood, pull legs, pull arms.

    That and some forms aren't good. Like Hybrid Convoy's vehicle form.
     
  5. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    I have lots of TFs I've only transformed once. Some that come to mind are Cybertron Defense Scattorshot, Cybertron Evac, Alt Grimlock, Alt Wheeljack, lots more. I just don't have the urge to.
     
  6. whoamidri

    whoamidri Mumbling Madman

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    I am having a battle royal in my living room right now! I need to get some lighter fluid and do it up in the backyard like the old days (say goodbye MP skywarp). Thank you for the great idea.
     
  7. rhapsodyred99

    rhapsodyred99 Well-Known Member

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    most of my higher end transformers and quite a few low end transformers of mine are only transformed once.
     
  8. Altercron

    Altercron Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it's not beyond the realm of possibility. Some Transformers just plain suck. Some are too fiddly. It's a Goldilocks thing.
     
  9. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    i guess so, but i am referring to things like MP prime, and very common things like deluxe figs and so on. not the "not fun" ones or overly complicated figs like MP megs, which i only TF'd about 3 times. i'm just saying. BTs are understandably many times only TF'd once or twice due to paint chips occurring. i believe some folks embellish the truth a little. which is fine as long as the condition isn't compromised. and for some reason, i find myself TFing the spychangers just to kill time. but yes, they suck.
     
  10. Alung

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    Well, take for example the HAs that I'm selling in my thread. I've really only transformed them ONCE then back into the box they went.
     
  11. kamuix

    kamuix weeeeee

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    for me some i transform once but i am guilty of not transforming some not even once (ie mp skywarp). i more pose them into fighting positions are stare downs between rival transformers.
     
  12. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    so twice then? once to bot, back to car?

    none of mine have been tfd less than 10-20 times
     
  13. Alung

    Alung Lazybot

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    Haha, ok if you count it that way then twice. To me, alt mode to robot then back is once.
     
  14. unclemarsellus

    unclemarsellus Imaginaut

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    Except for some smaller, fun Transformers, I usually don't transform a toy more than once either. ROTF Prime? Yeah, right. Once was enough. Same with Masterpieces and there are some of those I've never transformed. I'd say that I haven't transformed anything in my collection more than 4 times since I've owned it; except for Activators Bumblebee which has been transformed many, many times as it is fun, and those that have never been transformed at all because I know they won't be fun.

    So it's not unusual. Don't laugh. These aren't like G1 where you can transform them quickly and have a good time. Transforming modern Transformers requires a serious allocation of time. ;) 
     
  15. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    lol, i was just kidding anyways, if you count it that way, then my tfs have been done 5-10 times
     
  16. dkrolickm

    dkrolickm Beast Wars Predacon

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    I just TF mine out of the alt mode they came in and stick them in a cool pose.
    Thats all I do. :( 
    Yep. :D 
    No, seriously! =)
    (Really. -_-)

    TFs are robots, so they stay that way. Cars and jets on a shelf are boring, but bots standing around looking like awesome janitors rock!
     
  17. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    i have quite a few I have NEVER transformed since the day i got them.
    Blazemaster
    Ldr Optimus
    Defender Optimus Prime
    Spare Ransack. Ice Cream Twins
    Mindwipe
    HTS Special Edition Megatron
    Henkei Classics Megatron
    Alt Wheeljack

    so it may sound like they are exaggerating, it is possible that some folks have only transformed a toy once- or not at all.
     
  18. guard convoy

    guard convoy The Big Daddy

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    i'm sorry, i want to answer your question, but your sig is too distracting :drool: 
     
  19. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    The majority of figures I've bought new in stores have only been transformed once. I'll figure out which mode I prefer and keep it that way for while, and occasionally re-pose figures kept in bot mode.
     
  20. amd098

    amd098 En taro Artanis!

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    couldnt get transscanning prime to get into truck mode
     
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