what happened to the anti twist tie figures?

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  1. all are dead

    all are dead Being a nerd is my game.

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    i was looking through old news and found that some of wave 1 of animated had the figures without twist ties and just a plastic sheet like takara does. what happened to that? i also bought all my wave 1 figures from a k-mart in hamilton ohio and was i believe a first or so sighting for them because cincinnati was the test market and all of them had twist ties. so what happened to the no more twist ties thing?


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  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    I'm guessing it will start with the Next Line
     
  3. Lock Cade

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    Hmm. Never heard about this anti-twist tie deal.
     
  4. Tm Tarantulas

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    i hope they stop twist ties.

    most of the time it takes me longer to get the godamn toy out of the box then it does for me to transform it.
     
  5. E. C. R. Former

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    Never heard of this and doubt it's going to happen; especially now that TakaraTomy TFs also use twist ties now.
     
  6. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    one reason why the twist ties will stay : they are cheap and easy to put in place
     
  7. Digilaut

    Digilaut My name is Drift.

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    I remember in one of the Q&A sessions Hasbro said they wanted to move away from using twist ties..I hope it will be sooner than later. The anticipation of opening a new TF is greatly ruined by having to deal with untwisting/cutting the million ties..imagine what it would feel like for a kid!
     
  8. ryan.j

    ryan.j Well-Known Member

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    twist ties are a pain, but no more so than the seven thousand pieces of stickytape holding Henkei figures in their packaging.

    the thing that annoys me with them is that i often miss one and try to pull the figure out of the packaging with one still in place, if they hi-lighted the ends to make them easier to find/remove that'd cheer me up no end.
     
  9. ComicGuy89

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    While I'd be happy with anything that keeps my figures cheap and affordable, I agree that twist ties are far too often a pain in the neck, especially on big complicated figures, such as the ROTF voyagers. Plus, it's because of twist ties that the box is often destroyed.
     
  10. Dinobot Nuva

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    Twist Ties used to be a pain, but they've kinda added to the experience for me. You have to work to get the toy out, and just undoing some of the more expensive figures (Leader class) can take a long while of your time. I prefer having to work to get the toy out instead of instant gratification.
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    I don't recall them saying they were going to do away with it. Just less twist ties (which I don't mind, seriously. Use nail clippers) and smaller packaging. The latter confuses me because I just bought the backroad brawl two pack at Toys R us and the box for that two pack is way bigger than the whirl/bludgeon two pack...

    And again. Nail clippers. Even better if they have that flip out file to use to cut through the tape
     
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    unless you want to keep the twisties
     
  13. ryan.j

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    and as twisties go, the ones that come with TFs are pretty good quality. with the tin snips i'd be concerned i'd clip off a hand or something in the process of opening the box though.

    look at it this way, if the twisty ties are the worst thing about the toy you just bought, you ain't doing bad.
     
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    The twist ties are a pain in the butt sometimes. I have to wonder who decides how many to put on a figure, becasue some toys seem to have a never ending supply.
     
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    AHHH! What if you accidentally scrape the paint of your figure with that thing...

    Haha, just fooling around.
     
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    hasbro has started moving away from twist ties with the newer released star wars vehicles, they are using strips of tissue paper twisted into a rope and then used as twist ties, so maybe well start seeing that route taken with Tf's. Although that wont be very visually appealing seeing a bunch of tissue paper twisted around the toys.
     
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    Down with those flippin' twist ties!
     
  18. ghowildseven

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    While I don't really mind the twisty ties, its those sticky (from the tape) twisty ties that I hate. Also those clear rubberbands, because sometimes you don't see them at all.
     
  19. Big_Daddy

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    Twist ties have a purpose. They're there to prevent theft. Takes time to get the toy loose and the tray makes a lot of noise in the process.
     
  20. kamuix

    kamuix weeeeee

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    i have to agree, nail clippers are the best way to go. i used to go through hell removing tape to get the the twist-ties. now it's just snip, snip, and pull.
     

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