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  1. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    Why is it that the bigger transformers seem to have such simple transformations, The giant planet bots, Omega supreme, King Starscream, even most primes. Unicron and Primus basically fold in half and move their arms a little. wouldnt you think the big ones would be more complex?
     
  2. Shin-Gouki

    Shin-Gouki Rebuilding Veteran

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    Not only that but they give them a high difficulty rating
     
  3. Galaxy Convoy

    Galaxy Convoy Well-Known Member

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    I seriously doubt that if you sat down a 5 yo(the minimum age req.) with a Unicron or Primus and told him to transform it without any help, that he could do it. Omega Supreme/Sentinel? Yeah, he could do it. Starscream? Maybe.
     
  4. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    Bear in mind the size of children's hands. Unicron is big and cumbersome. If he was more complicated kids would probably get pissed and move on.
     
  5. LEADERS_MATRIX

    LEADERS_MATRIX Wisdom of the ages...

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    I would say the big ones are more half, and half, on the difficulty level.
     
  6. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    The thing is, the larger ones have bigger limbs and more weight. Make them more complicated, there's more moving parts. The extra weight would mean more stress. Not to mention, you get something that big and you end up with a technical limit. Fort Max and Primus are pretty tricky even with their simple transformations simply because they are so darned big. Folding Primus in half isn't easy when you consider the amount of plastic weight on either side of his hips.
     
  7. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    good points.
     
  8. Fretburn

    Fretburn We need Instrument TFs

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    I dare anyone to tell me that Fort Max's thigh and knee transformation joints are easy to fold.
     
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    Fit For natalie tfwiki nerd

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    I think I caught my finger in one of Fort Max's joints once. OUCH
     
  10. Omik

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    I've never thought of it in regards to weight before. I mean, the alts have a lot of detail for their size, but they feel like glass. Except for Starscream, I've never minded the simplicity of the supreme class (and that was because SS was an awful lack of vision on hastak's part).
     
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    GALVATOM Well-Known Member

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    I would say the Supreme class transformers have a pretty fair difficulty level. I find some of the ultra and mega sized figures are too simple eg: Crumplezone
     
  12. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    i agree with fingers hate fort max comments.
     
  13. DragoUnicron

    DragoUnicron Dragon Master

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    Think about it in terms of actuallity as well. If you had a building sized thing transform, it is going to be quite heavy, and it is going to have to deal with that much more gravity. To have too complicated of a transformation would use up excess energy that would be better spent on battling the foe you are transforming to fight. Plus, the more area equals more time necessary to transform, leaving your enemies more time to fire at your still transforming form.
     
  14. Sol Fury

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    You'd think that, but the big guys in the shows never seemed to have that problem. Everyone courteously stood by and waited for the transformation to finish. Only exception was Unicron in Armada, but then he was all but invincible anyway.
     
  15. DrGrim

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    Energon Mega/Galvatron is a very good example of this. It takes me 2 seconds to transform that level 4 guy.
     

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