SixShot drives me crazy.

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  1. Rollcage

    Rollcage Dance Commander

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    OK, SixShot is driving me nuts. In all the art I see, in all the comics, box art etc. his wings on his chest in robot mode are folded open. This isn't right. It makes no sense to have the wings open, it obstructs his arm movement, and makes it so he can't hold his arms straight out in front of him. If you have the figure of this guy, try folding the wings across his chest. It looks just fine and makes a hell of a lot more sense for a robot mode. The wings may also give him a level of extra protection on his chest armor and won't get in the way of his arms moving about.

    There. I'm done ranting about stupid design choices for crappy box art and comic pictures for characters that clearly would not have dumb design elements in robot form.
     
  2. Vexza

    Vexza Nerdicon

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    I dunno. I like his design, and he seems to get along fine. Though folding his wings DOES make more sense. I've never been much of a sensible person. xP
     
  3. spikex

    spikex Nightbird is my bitch

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    I too have noticed this discrepancy, but even back in the day, I always just folded his wings in.
    It just makes more sense.
     
  4. Nerroth

    Nerroth Alea iacta est.

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    I just wish that Quickswitch got even a fraction of the attention Sixshot gets...
     
  5. Aernaroth

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    You know, its funny, I noticed the same thing just the other day. I wonder why they chose to do that? Looks cooler?
     
  6. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Everyone knows "looks kewl" trumps practicality in the world of giant robots. :) 
     
  7. Chris McFeely

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    I'd assume they went with the wings out since the wings folded in just looks sort of rubbish. :) 
     
  8. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    Agree on the "looks cool" front. Who'd want to be a living weapon that looks shit? ;) 
     
  9. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    I've always left the chest wings folded out. It's not like he's going to be doing any dynamic poses with his limited joints so it just makes him look a bit more cool to me.

    What's always bugged me about him is the turquoise blocks on the top of his arms with the wheels on. Everything always shows him with the wheels to the front, but I've always preferred them turned around so his shoulders slope in from the sides at the top and the wheels are hidden at the back. Shows off the sticker details at the front then too.
     
  10. Chris McFeely

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    What bugs ME about Sixshot in animation is that when he's in gun mode, they put his concussion blasters in the holes on the *outside* of his legs. Now, yeah, that's where the instructions and packaging photos say to put them, but there are a pair of holes *inside* his legs that aren't used for anything else that are clearly where they're supposed to go for that mode!

    (At least the animation model for his car is right, where the instructions get it wrong.)
     
  11. Gingerchris

    Gingerchris Telly-headed Tyrant

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    *checks*

    So there is! Dammit - I find this out after I finally get around to taking a load of TF photos and saving them to disc.

    *does the 'pew pew' with new style gun mode SixShot* :) 
     
  12. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Sixshot disapproves of this post. I think all of you who are ranting need to go hide. The one man army is about to obliterate you. Sixshot is the expert of cool.
     
  13. MACRAPTRON

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    Actually, most Transformers can't even cross their arms or see their own feet. It's irrelevant.
     
  14. CryoPrime

    CryoPrime Cody A.

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    thread answered. haha
     
  15. SMOG

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    Haha! This is really funny, since I was just making this same observation to myself 2 DAYS AGO. :) 

    I'm not normally a big Sixshot guy... I was getting disinterested with G1 around the time he came out, so I never really bonded with the character. Lately he's been getting more attention in the comics, and of course I just set out on my Sixshot kitbash project, so I've been looking... really looking... at pictures of him.

    The fins on his chest do completely get in the way, though this is a pretty academic concern... TFs are full of contradictions, conflicting parts, dodgy engineering, etc.

    In the case of a giant living super-robot who can transform himself at will into 6 different modes, his chest fins probably move themselves in total concert with his arms, as instinctively as any complex but natural action that humans have learned to perform on a regular basis. I sort of assume this to be the case for all TFs... having total, almost unconscious command over all their various vents and switches and hinges and pistons, so that these types of parts collisions never have to happen.

    BUT... I agree. I like the fins folded up on his chest because it becomes a rather distinct NINJA design trait, echoing the folded front of a shinobi. Ninja design touches have popped up in other Transformers... the G2 Laser Cycles, Energon Divebomb, tons of Brave Series robots (descendants of TFs).

    Of course, this is only relevant to the way he was depicted in the Japanese series... as a sort of elite Decepticon Koga ninja, complete with all the tricks. It's not a Hasbro thing... but it's hard to say whether the designers at Takara were thinking along those lines when they made the Sixshot toy initially.

    zmog
     
  16. Roanstalker

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    I think its just cooler to have them out to the sides. Plenty of toys have disregarded the functionality for the 'looks cool' style. Super Build Tiger's combination means he cant move his arms at all because they get blocked by his new backpack.
     
  17. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    .....except when he became Daniels surrogate "Uncle"......

    About as uncool as you can possibly get. :crazy: 


    Total badass before that point though, no doubt about that.
     
  18. Lakanl

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    You know what? I'd kill for an Uncle as cool as Sixshot.
     
  19. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    Uh...the holes inside his legs are where his guns go for Wolf mode. The gun mode has the legs pushed together, right? It looks better that way to me at least.

    Sixshot being an uber-cool uncle is not the problem. The problem is he became an Uncle to the annoying kid from G1.

    My Sixshot agrees:thumb 

    So what if the wings fliped out restrict his arm movement? He's the first sixchanger! At least his arms are more poseable then most of the early Armada molds (seriously, try bending superpants prime's knees. Now bend Sixshot's knees)
     
  20. Deshma

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    So what if the wings fliped out restrict his arm movement? He's the first sixchanger! At least his arms are more poseable then most of the early Armada molds (seriously, try bending superpants prime's knees. Now bend Sixshot's knees)

    Thanks, I just broke prime AND sixshot >_<
     

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