RTS: Remove The Shield?

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  1. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    When Classics revived the rubsign, I admit that my first feeling was nostalgia. "Oh, neat! That's from WAY back!" However, it didn't take long for me to remember why I got tired of them as a kid. They're an eyesore. For that matter, they're more susceptible to the effects of age and exposure to high or low temperatures. I was glad when they were phased out again--until RTS came along. I could remove them easily enough, and 9 times out of 10 I can do it in such a way that neither the toy nor the sticker is damaged. At times I really want to. Even so, I can never bring myself to do it in most cases because the collector in me wants to keep the toy original.

    What are your thoughts on the matter?
     
  2. Bountyan

    Bountyan Well-Known Member

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    I almost always remove the rubsign unless it's somewhere where it won't get in the way of a real insignia.
     
  3. Smashs

    Smashs Internet: Pure Truth Moderator TFW2005 Supporter

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    I hate 'em. I really need to buy some reprolabels to replace them.
     
  4. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I remove them.
     
  5. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    I'm over it. At some point I'm going to order some sigil sheets from reprolabels and replace the rubsigns on all of my Classics and RTS figures. I'm a collector too, but I collect them for me. If tweaking it means no one else will want it, or pay me money for it, so what? I got it for me.
     
  6. Dinobot747

    Dinobot747 Chopperface

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    I agree with the OP and this:

     
  7. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    I'm with you there. I have no intention of ever selling most of my stuff. And yet the conflict is still there. It's probably a symptom of some kind of neurosis. Heh.
     
  8. ThisGuy

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    I remove them and replace it with a reprolabel.
     
  9. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I buy toys that I like. If I buy something and there is something about it that bugs me and I can fix it, I do so without hesitation. Replacing rub signs or repainting a figure; if it makes the figure look better in my eyes then it gets done.
     
  10. firehawc_69

    firehawc_69 cloppers = ignore list

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    I love the rubsigns, there weren't that many figures in the RTS line, so the throwback was a cool little nod to the past. I say keep them!
     
  11. Strarf

    Strarf Toy Battles Reloaded TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't like them, so they're gone and replaced with a Reprolabel.
     
  12. flamepanther

    flamepanther Interested, but not really

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    Well I'm going to leave them on guys like Laser Optimus, where it's not even visible in robot mode. But man, Windcharger? It looks really bad, dude.
     
  13. Bountyan

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    ^On Windcharger I took his off as soon as I got some Autobot insignia reprolabels. Totally worth it.
     
  14. flamepanther

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    I was putting on his Reprolabels upgrade sheet today, which comes with two sizes of Autobot logo to replace the rubsign. That's actually why I was thinking about it.
     
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    I find them pointless. Even going back to G1 they were useless. Let me see, got the faction logo sticker and then the rub sign that shows the same thing after being rub.

    So with RTS, I remove them and replace them with something better.
     
  16. TrueNomadSkies

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    I like em in hidden places like what BW did, but more times than not, I'm not a fan of rubsigns. Oddly enough though, I don't mind it on RTS Tracks, so it stayed.
     
  17. seali_me

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    I love the rubsigns. We need more classics like this.
     
  18. Valkysas

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    I like them with the square silver borders, but not without.
     
  19. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    agreed, without they look like crap
     
  20. Autobot X

    Autobot X Too broke for 3P and MP.

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    I like rubsigns if they're the only symbol you see in vehicle mode, but not so much in robot mode. I took RTS Perceptor's out of his chest and put it on the hood of his vehicle mode, and put a regular Autobot symbol in his chest.
     

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