Salute to the backpack-less

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Rexidus, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot TFW2005 Supporter

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    I always love it when a figure has ZERO back pack. It makes the character seem more believable to me, I guess.

    What ever the reason I wanted to share the love. So sound off on figures you like for not having them.

    PRID Wheeljack just came in for me last week and man is he sexy. He looks extremely coherent.

    FE Bee also has basically no backpack.

    WFC Megatron and Soundwave as well.

    I don't know. Anyone else feel very pleased when a figure lacks a back pack?
     
  2. MisterFanwank

    MisterFanwank Toy Industry Analyst

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    I like it when a figure's silhouette from all angles is perfect. I like it when the transformation looks impossible. I like it when Transformers are awesome.
     
  3. kaijuguy19

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    Don't forget about how the RId Vehicon basiclly got rid of the huge back pack that the FE version had! THAT was a big improvement!:thumb 
     
  4. bignick1693

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    Animated rodimus is sleek.
     
  5. SouthtownKid

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    I don't mind a backpack as long as it's either:

    a. Accurate to the show model

    or

    b. Doesn't greatly alter the character silhouette from the front (and maybe three-quarters view, if lucky).
     
  6. MisterFanwank

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    Assuming the figure doesn't have a plethora of other problems, that is.
     
  7. PlanckEpoch

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    RtS Wreck Gar/Generations Junkheap. Sexy sexy sexy! Classics Seekers, and First Edition Cliffjumper counts for me. At most, FE CJ has a buttpack. Oh yeah, Universe 2.0 Inferno and all versions of that mold. Awesome!
     
  8. Gilgamesh

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    Well, everyone tends to overlook that the seekers have always had GIANT WING KIBBLE. But it's part of the character really, we forgive it because it's iconic.
     
  9. PlanckEpoch

    PlanckEpoch Just a regular old plumbus

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    It's forgivable because it's how the characters are supposed to look. They just wouldn't be the same without the wings afterall. I'll give them a pass as it doesn't really count in my book.
     
  10. HeroicC300

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    Universe Onslaught is great, since his back kibble forms his iconic look.

    Also, Generations Drift has no backpack.

    Also, Armada Demolishor and Hot Shot are lacking in the backpacking.
     
  11. MisterFanwank

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    I liked Universe 2.0 Hound. He was awesome.
     
  12. iamste

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    Hello Universe 2.0 Cyclonus and Generations Warpath. I'm glad I owned you.
     
  13. Kuma Style

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    **Rips backpack of IGear Rager**

    ....


    ......


    ....... whoops.
     
  14. MisterFanwank

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    ^ lol.

    Universe 2.0 Cyclonus was a scrotum. I hated his vehicle mode.
     
  15. Gilgamesh

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    Oh yeah, I'm not really complaining, but the character was designed after the toy (and thankfully further stylized), which is why the wings became an essential part of the character. It's still toy kibble if you really think about it, but nobody really minds it.
     
  16. TrueNomadSkies

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    Well, there's always the deluxe prime Starscream. Easily my 1st thought after reading this thread. :) 
     
  17. bignick1693

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    Ha sideswipe has no backpack.
     
  18. Prime Jetscream

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    -salutes-
    I really like how FE Optimus has no backpack that isn't inaccurate.
     
  19. Prime Jetscream

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    Well, he does sorta have a JETpack.

    Human Alliance? He's got the biggest bacpack I know of!!
     
  20. flamepanther

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    Does it count if they have kibble everywhere *except* the back (e.g. Drift)?
     

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