Prime truck = trailer

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by seali_me, Feb 4, 2012.

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Should Optimus Prime toys (truck alt mode) always have a trailer?

Poll closed May 14, 2012.
  1. Yes

    46.1%
  2. No

    53.9%
  1. seali_me

    seali_me Dakilang Mandirigma

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    Anyone else feel that with each release of a new Prime that has a truck for altmode, there's a need for a trailer? I mean even on the road a truck without a trailer doesn't feel right.

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    Although, I love kitbashing etc, sometimes I wonder why oh why didn't it come with one? Its more cost effective etc but here's why I started this thread: How many of you agree a Prime's truck alt mode should always have a trailer?
     
  2. bignick1693

    bignick1693 Maximal

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    G1 always needs a trailer but movie and prime don't need one since we usually see them without them. That's my thought.
     
  3. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I would maybe one day like to see a revamped Powermaster Prime with modern engineering. That turns into a truck with trailer without any partsforming. But make it a supreme class or something so the size of the truck isn't compromised...

    Entirely unlikely, but I can dream.

    And yes, I agree. Prime in alt mode with a trailer is always better looking. But I don't really keep any of my figures in alt mode, so it doesn't matter to me either way.
     
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    DBarricade General Nutcase

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    I see very little need for a big, dumb box just for Optimus to pull, no matter how many gimmicks they cram into it.
     
  5. seali_me

    seali_me Dakilang Mandirigma

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    Yeah. Storage and display space. Sigh. I wish I have a man-cave.

    I display Primes (truck) in alt mode. Especially If the truck itself looks awesome. I'd buy two Primes just to display em' in both modes.
     
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    What if we got a trailer that actually transforms into a robot? A giant kibbly awkward robot. Or, just make a dragster with detachable front wheels and giant plates or better yet a mini-con/cyberverse play set.
     
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    He doesn't need one, but I wouldn't say no to one. Especially if it actually transformed into something.
     
  8. seali_me

    seali_me Dakilang Mandirigma

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    Maybe like Maketoys?

    Which reminds me I need that trailer. Screw the fugly bot mode. I can't explain it but there's something so iconic about Prime in alt mode with an awesome trailer.
     
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    If it turns into proper Armor...

    bring it :) 
     
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    Armour is so cliche. How long has it been since he had a decent trailer base?
     
  11. seali_me

    seali_me Dakilang Mandirigma

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    Armour is not a bad idea since most fans display in bot mode. Call it a compromise from each side.

    The votes are almost always half-half. Amazing.
     
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    In most cases yes, some no. Just saying.

    Examples:
    Classics:yes
    Movie:no
     
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    Not until his trailer has a gimmick besides holding stuff.

    I only want trailers if it turns into a jetpack or weapons base or something... AND if it's not simple to do like the Takara Voyager DOTM Prime w/ trailer that just opened from both sides, the end.
     
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    I voted "no" because I don't think it's mandatory, but I do like trailers. But they have to do something. Just a straight empty box is boring and a waste of space.
     
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    How about the trailer transform into a nice looking display panel like iGears teletran 1 background or something. This way it can be displayed that way as well as with the trailer.
     
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    I believe his main toy doesnt need it, but a later release could. kinda like how DOTM did it-Prime early, Prime w/ trailer later.
     
  17. The Bucket Kitten

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    If it does something like Powermaster Optimus Prime, then yes.
    Other than that, no.
     
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    They should really only release ONE with a trailer since there are most likely more than one mold for the same Prime design, but only if he has a trailer in the show/movie/comic/book
     
  19. wm10k

    wm10k Reanimator of Dead Things

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    no. he does not always need a trailer.

    did he keep a trailer on cybertron? probably not.

    and, blasphemous as it may sound....I don't think Motormaster needs a trailer either so long as he's got the imposing stature.....sure, the cab + trailer makes the entirety of Motormaster...but I would rather he have a larger alt than a trailer.
     
  20. Bruticon

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    Yes, Yes, and Yes again. I don't care if it's a hollow plastic box Prime NEED's his trailer.
     

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