ROTF Mixmaster: Damn hard to Transform

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  1. GBNR

    GBNR Well-Known Member

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    After getting him one month ago, putting him into bot mode, then displaying him that way, I picked up my ROTF Mixmaster tonight and spend no less than one hour getting him back into cement mixer truck mode.

    With no pix or instructions to help, this was a damn challenging transformation.

    However, I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge.
     
  2. Ethereal

    Ethereal A Sad Flareon

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    I know. The first time it took me...like...two hours (not continuous, I'd set it aside) to fit the cab together.

    Now, I know exactly what needs to happen ^_^
     
  3. Human Beastbox

    Human Beastbox The Murdinator

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    More fortitude than I, my friend. At that point I usually get pissed and leave a crumpled mass of plastic, a la many Alternators I have left in that very state.:lol 
     
  4. Batman

    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    Once you figure it out it is not too bad, but I would say he is one of the hardest voyagers to transform.
     
  5. MushroomPrime

    MushroomPrime ******

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    When I first got it, turning it back to car mode took me an hour.

    now it's easy.
     
  6. -Wreckage-

    -Wreckage- I'm Not An Architect

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    Good thing I haven't even transformed it yet! :D 
     
  7. AutobotSkids

    AutobotSkids G1/Bay Lover

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    He is, I usually just take the mixing barrel pieces off and tab them back in how they are supposed to be. But he has a great robot mode, and a spectacular truck mode, which is why I love him. I should have held off and gotten that G1 redeco coming out. He might be my favorite Constructicon, but I don't have Long Haul or Dirt Boss yet. (I consider Dirt boss a Constructicon)
     
  8. T-Logicon

    T-Logicon assembles the drones

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    Very complicated TF. Like said earlier, he stayed in crumple mode for a while until I finished him. After TFing him a couple times, I've pretty much got it now.
     
  9. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    We must have been transforming him at the same time. I just picked mine up today after a while and he was a bitch to transform back into truck mode. What I love about him is that I have him posed different than the official bot mode and I like him better that way.
     
  10. Derf1414

    Derf1414 Sleepyhead

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    I think I had a harder time with his "weapons platform" mode.
     
  11. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Never even bothered with that.
     
  12. jonatron26

    jonatron26 Well-Known Member

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    are there any gallerys of mixmaster on seibertron yet?
     
  13. Human Beastbox

    Human Beastbox The Murdinator

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    Heh, now that I think of it, mine's still in the box.:D 
     
  14. deathonacracker

    deathonacracker Decepticrumb

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    i agree 100%! once you get a handle on Leader Prime, he becomes much easier. Mixmaster however is a tight fit and i always get lost when trying to get those legs back into alt mode. i know whats supposed to happen but for some reason it doesn't want to happen. it's good to keep his transformation in the back of your head because if you go longer than a month without transforming him, it's like a monkey trying to put a block into a round hole.
     
  15. typikal82

    typikal82 Vatobot

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    oh man leader prime kicked my ass the 1st time around

    and mixmasters mixer tank was so tough
     
  16. nemetoad

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    Ahhh Mixmaster, I remember ye well. I had problems too, but mostly because I forgot to do two things. (1.) THere's a tab in the truck's hood that needs to be flipped down. If it isn't? Well, it won't work right. (2.) After spending 15 minutes figuring out how the arms worked, I forgot their original compacted formations XD Definitely the most complicated Voyager yet in the series.
     
  17. SMS55

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    I learned with Leader Optimus from the first movie. I had sitting on my desk for a while in vehicle mode. When I tried to transform him to robot mode it took me forever. So now I ave all the instructions in a little zip lock bag I have under my desk.
     
  18. GBNR

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    My problems included:
    a. Hood tab
    b. Not moving the upper torso/head from bot-position at first
    c. the feet/base of cement mixer part were not resting on the main support "shaft" down the center, so it was pointing up at too sharp of an angle
    d. the smokestacks/fueltanks were giving me fits for awhile.
     
  19. nemetoad

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    Ahhh I can understand those problems. Overall he's pretty neat though. I love how pretty much everything just fits in the front. His arms taking up the mixing tank is pretty insane.
     
  20. NGW

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    The transformation is one of the things I like most about the figure. It's just so satisfying, especially alt mode to bot mode (always is more satisfying that way with figures for me). Love the way everything folds out and then recompacts. But yeah, definitely not an easy one, can't think of any other voyager I own this complex.
     

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