Rub signs: like 'em or lump 'em?

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  1. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

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    These days I see a lot of people removing rub signs on RTS toys and other figures that bear rub signs to replace them with Reprolabel stickers. Are you a fan who gets annoyed by an ambiguous black mark that is only revealing on touch? Sometimes I even see stickers covering an otherwise silver Autobot/Decepticon insignia, because colour is important too. I don't mind rub signs that much, except on Perceptor where his is concealed behind a panel, which makes it a little less accessible. Do you keep your rub signs or turn to Reprolabels for a fix?
     
  2. Deadboy

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    I don't particularly like rubsigns, but I've never resorted to replacing them.
     
  3. javaco

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    i dont like them at all!
    i like being able to see the faction sign without using my hand, and in the right color
     
  4. Pun-3X

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    I've gotten bored of them. Replaced the one on my BiS Cyclonus with a regular 'Con symbol.
     
  5. NCStarscream

    NCStarscream Me Grimlock cute

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    I like them in theory - what I don't like is how they never work for me because my hands are always so cold.
     
  6. Recall

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    The idea of them returning was great in my mind, but now I actually have the toys with them on, I really don't like them. Just don't look as good as a normal insignia.
     
  7. Autobot Burnout

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    I like them, don't know why exactly. They certainly make more sense in theory if you're a robot in disquise since then you can hide your aligence and be somewhat less obvious.

    I mean, WHY would a car have a red segmented face conspicuously painted on the roof if it wasn't owned by a Transformers fan or was actually a giant alien robot?
     
  8. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    It never bothers me, personally. I grew up on the rubsigns and I have to say, it's cool when they show up, but I'm pretty indifferent otherwise.

    I'd prefer Spark Crystals to make a return but I'm probably hoping for way too much there!
     
  9. Sideways77

    Sideways77 some garbage is okay

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    Love'm.
     
  10. Da_Last_2_Walk

    Da_Last_2_Walk Da King Of Pre Rubs TFW2005 Supporter

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    I hate rubsigns!
     
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    I don't like them as the main insignia. I dig the idea of bringing the rubsign back for rts as an homage to G1, but I wish their was a decal with the actual insignia like generations figures. I won't buy reprolabels though b/c its not that big of a deal to me.
     
  12. Sammael

    Sammael MightyMegatron from ATT TFW2005 Supporter

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    Hate'em. They are one aspect of G1 that needs to go away.
     
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    Never liked rubsigns as a child, still don't now.

    I don't apply faction symbols either though, always seemed odd to me that a robot in disguise would advertise it's allegiance.
     
  14. grimlock1972

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    I like them, but i would not be much upset if they went away again.

    We all know and understand the original reasons they were used in G1 and I like the nostalgia factor from them.
     
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    I'm with the "Don't hate 'em, but don't like 'em as the only faction symbol" group.
     
  16. Zambot

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    Yes, they were to be a way of identifying KO transformers from the official releases.

    I'm on the fence, I have alot of love and fond memories for them so I don't mind them. But it is nice to see a crisp faction symbol visible.
     
  17. nemesisconvoy

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    Hate em, I pull them off, but I dont replace them on a norm either. In my opinion their not "Robots in Disguise" if you can see signs that they are "Robots in Diguise" !!!
     
  18. Angelwave

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    Indifferent........
     
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    Not when they're the main insignia, like on the BiS set figures.

    Otherwise, they're a cool little thing to include.
     
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    I hate them, either the normal faction logo or spark crystals would do for me.
     

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