Toy complexity

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Kaiwera05, Apr 10, 2011.

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How complex do you like the toys?

  1. Extremely complex and intricate

    25 vote(s)
    24.3%
  2. Moderately complex

    46 vote(s)
    44.7%
  3. Moderately simple

    20 vote(s)
    19.4%
  4. Fold me in half and I'm transformed

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Don't really care

    12 vote(s)
    11.7%
  1. Kaiwera05

    Kaiwera05 Soundwave Enthusiast

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    Hey guys, I'm just wondering what do you think about transformation complexity in your toys? I happen to love it; the more complex the better, but I happen to know that some people prefer the "pull legs backwards and he's transformed" simplicity of G1. What do you prefer?
     
  2. Mechafire

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    I prefer transformations to not be frustratingly complex, but not overly simple either.
     
  3. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    I like complicated transformations. I like viewing Transformers as puzzles of sorts.
     
  4. Starscream NZ

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    Kids are better off with more simplistic transformations. ROTF Prime is an excellent transformer, but his transformation is incredibly frustrating and utlimately, this is not good for kids. If they can't do it within a minute or two, it takes the fun out of the toy and makes a chore.

    Toys like Alternators were great as they weren't simple to transform, and for the most part, had decent levels of complexity. Some more than others.
     
  5. Bumblethumper

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    It's never been about complex vs simple for me. I'm more interested in how inventive the transformation is and how much fun it is to go from point A to point B. And I like everything to work smoothly, regardless of the complexity.

    I like it to be complex enough that you can't easily figure everything out just from looking at photos of the alt and bot modes. But simple enough that it doesn't take more than a few minutes. What really impresses me is the creativity involved and the surprises along the way.
     
  6. Rewind

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    Doesn't matter as long as it is intuitive and fun.
     
  7. jerryitus

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    I'm big on complex yet intuitive transformations on newer toys, but LOVE the g1 roots of simplicity, so whenever i see a nice modern tribute to a g1 transformation (generations warpath...) i really dig that as well.
     
  8. grimlock1972

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    i don't mind a bit of complexity as long as it is intuitive, they are Transformers not rubik's cubes
     
  9. Jetbolt

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    Above transforming it with my eyes close and under wanting a sledge hammer to smash it.

    All I want to be able to do is just remember how to transform it. I dont want something that makes me check a youtube video all the time.
     
  10. Barricade24

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    Dosen't matter to me. Usually when I first transform a figure fully the first time I never forget it.
     
  11. ComicGuy89

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    While I remember all my Transformations after the first time, I am more in favor or moderation, towards the simple side. I prefer being able to transform in less than a few minutes rather than the 5-10 minutes that toys like ROTF Prime force me to take. Most of all, it must work well, such as Animated Megatron who is easy to transform but almost perfectly captures the gist of both modes.

    Currently I'd say Animated Ultra Magnus captures the ideal transformation complexity.
     
  12. Bumblethumper

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    I can admire a simple efficient transformation, like Universe Wheelie. They're very restricted in how many parts they can use, and I can definitely appreciate when they make all the right compromises. Even some minicons can be pretty clever in what they do.
     
  13. Ribieconvoy

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    I like efficient transformations. For instance, Universe Galvy is too much work for too little results, however Animated Bumblebee for instance has a moderately complex transformation but is quick, efficient, fun, and leaves you with a great bot mode. Ones like Animated Jazz, however, are too simple for me. So I guess I'd say moderately complex transformations, but ones that are fun and worth it.
     
  14. LadyStarscream

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    Alternators and Human Alliance, too complex for me, though I love the details, just hate transforming them, not fun. G1 Transformations are my favorite.
     
  15. sparkimusprime

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    I was thinking about this earlier before I saw this thread. With only my masterpieces displayed right now I went through and put them all in alt mode. I have to say I enjoyed Megatron and Rodimus over Prime, Grim, and SS. They aren't necessarily my favorite figures because they're more complex, but they are more fun to transform.
     
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    I personally don't care, just as long they're not too easy that you fold it up or too hard that it makes you want to throw it against a wall.
     
  17. Superquad7

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    It's the first option for me, but only on a few conditions:

    The complexity doesn't hamper the figure;
    The complexity makes good design sense and enhances the overall figure;
    The complexity doesn't weaken the stability and joints of the figure;
    The complexity itself isn't "fiddly" or fragile.
     
  18. Dran0n

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    Gimme your most intricate, frustrating Transformer.
     
  19. brr-icy

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    doesn't matter to me, as long as both modes look good
     
  20. sparkimusprime

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    This. This is the only thing I don't like about MP Megatron. With some of the joints having to be so small to fit into an awkward and confined space, his weight becomes an issue in bot mode. Mine permanently has a gangsta lean to the right thanks to the over sized scope and tiny hips. Which are poorly designed imho. Still like the figure, but that is my biggest complaint for a figure that is otherwise near the top of my list.
     

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