Screw this I'm going home

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by blur3479, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. blur3479

    blur3479 Movie Prime Apologist

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    What transformer did you have as a child that you could not transform to save your life

    Me: alternators tracks
     
  2. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    The fact that you said "Alternators" when you were a kid makes me feel REALLLLY old.

    When I was a kid, I struggled with G1 Megatron for some reason.
     
  3. jdrbrn

    jdrbrn Well-Known Member

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    Mine was some mini-con(I forget which one) lol
     
  4. Stryker055

    Stryker055 Josh Boyfriend

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    I actually cannot name one Transformer that I ever gave up on, even as a child. Armada Unicron gave me some trouble when I first got him, but I never stopped trying to get it right and eventually did.
     
  5. Dinodigger97

    Dinodigger97 germinates within you.

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    I had no promblems with my OLD toys....it's my NEW ones....The one I'm really having promblems is DOTM Megatron.
     
  6. iDarkDesign

    iDarkDesign Rodeo Lawyer

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    Maybe it's an idea to start a subforum for genuine children of the eighties? ;P

    I had a micromaster in the 90's which head I could never pop up. I've since completely destroyed it out of frustration.

    iDD
     
  7. Jetbolt

    Jetbolt Maximal Air Commander

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    I never gave up on any, but some of the later Beast Wars figures did give me some trouble at first.
     
  8. jnguyen

    jnguyen Well-Known Member

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    I could never change unicron back into his planet mode to save my life when I was younger. That is why he is in parts now and I have to get the amazon verison lol
     
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    I cant speak of any when I was a kid, but currently I would say MP Roddy! not that I dont think Im capable, but im really afraid to break a $200 toy!
     
  10. Red Alert

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    G1 Topspin
     
  11. bignick1693

    bignick1693 Maximal

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    Megnaboss. He was hard.
     
  12. Grimwing

    Grimwing Scientist Supreme

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    The only thing I find really hard about alternators are getting the legs on certain molds to cooperate. Mirage, Grimlock, and Tracks are the three hardest molds.

    Then you have binaltechs which are less cooperative.

    The question is if there was one as a kid though I gave up on? G2 ramjet. I really hated partsforming it at the time. Considering that I had G1 Darkwing from years earlier that changed cleanly.
    These days I do like G2 ramjet, and the original decepticon jets as well. I was just really critical of it back then.


    I also got a grey and yellow knockoff of a G1 seeker that was missing his head. So I gave up on that. the arms were just a rotation of the missiles with rotating block fists on the back.
     
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  13. OptimusPrime108

    OptimusPrime108 Autobot Field Commander

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    This. Didn't really have a problem with the old toys. Mainly the one I have trouble with are the movie toys. DOTM Megatron is a pain, I just get frustrated for some reason when transforming him :banghead: .
     
  14. motorhead9999

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    I had issues with RotF Jetfire....he kept popping apart everytime i went to the next step...

    And seriously, we may need to split this forum into a 80s group vs newer group...because as the previous poster said, I'm starting to feel old and dated...more Kup than Hot Rod :(  :p 
     
  15. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I never could assemble Landfill into combined mode the right way.
     
  16. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    BW Ramhorn, that guy was all kinds of fiddly for all modes, I ended up leaving him as a mess and just played with Sea Clamp and Cidiacon until I decided to combine them again.
     
  17. KWFlange

    KWFlange You're So Jelly

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    G1 seekers were the only figures i could not figure out. All of them came from yard sales because they could not be found at stores (my loving mother would travel 2+ hours to Erie to get my Christmas Transformers) and thus had no instructions...I was an adult before I finally picked one back up and realized that the arms were folded up to make up the top of the jet mode. I remember suspecting it as a child thanks to the separations but my fingers were not strong enough to move them so decided I must have been incorrect and the figures were incomplete lol.

    EDIT: Since we are now including new toys...Does anyone else fight with RotF Long Haul's legs when trying to get him into truck mode? Or am I just a moron who fails to notice the trick to it? lol
     
  18. rattraprules98

    rattraprules98 AKA Chr0nus

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    Same here
     
  19. Rodimus Mike

    Rodimus Mike I Drank What?

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    I gotta say MP Roddy was easy compared to ROTF Leader Prime the first time,I spent 2 hours trying to figure out how to transform Prime,no thanks to those lame ass instructions he came with,so I mostly transform my figures by hand now,and honestly I think it takes less time that way than with the instructions.
     
  20. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    ROTF Prime is a pain in the ass, so I sold him on ebay asap. Other than that, Alternator Grimlock was a pain too. That single figure pushed me away from the entire line:lol 
     

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