Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by griffn29, Sep 15, 2012.
What do people think about one of the oldest running gimmicks in transformers history?
as long as it doesn't involve the entire back of the head being a clear plastic block.
I don't really love it, but it's not like I hate it either.
Love it. I wish more toys had it and did it properly.
I like light piping in most cases. Even if it's not very good, or if they decide to abandon it by making the eyes not actually translucent, having the ability to disassemble the head and paint *just the eyes* is always a good thing. I wish every figure was designed for light piping.
I like it,as long as it works well.
It does make me wonder when they add light piping only to fill the back of the head in.
Why not just paint the eyes I'm good with painted eyes too.
I know many love it, many reviewers add it to their reviews. Myself? I can do without it. How many times have I held a figure under a light to admire it...never lol
I think it destroys the heads of many bots for something that I feel is a gimmick that could be done without.
I can't tell you when, if ever, the light piping gimmick was ever a wow factor to me. I could tell you the countless times I hate looking at the back of a bots head because of that block of clear plastic.
Give me a uniform head and skip the clear plastic. Silver lining, sometime the light piping clear plastic piece is small and really doesn't attract the eyes to it.
Like BBQing with charcoal. It's okay not to but your taste buds always wonder what if it done as such. Yeah, let it be all charcoal BBQed and Light pipped!
I like it when it's well done (universe Cyclonus).
If not possible, sometimes painted eyes are better. Also I think it works better for eyes than visors.
I think it's great when it's executed well; when it's done half-@$$ed, no.
People look at the back of a figure's head? Why?
Anyway. Love light-piping. Absolutely unobtrusive and gives a little life to a figure (you hardly need to hold it directly under a light for it to work sufficiently in most cases, they can catch ambient light).
Plus there's always the simple option of painting it over with clear paints to change eye color for faction switches and whatnot.
All that said, the only figure's light-piping I don't like is Movie-1 Mudflap's. Seriously, brown light-piping on a Transformer?
I like light piping, but I don't think it's appropriate for everything. I certainly wouldn't be happy if they started adding light piping to the Masterpiece line, for example.
I love the feature.
it's really cool and in some toys like the movie and prime lines, it kind of gives it an artificial sense of realism. it's certainly not necessary though.
I like it on some occasions, but I'd rather them be painted so they look good no matter the lighting conditions.
I like the gimmick.
I think it's neat, and can add a lot of character to a figure when done properly. See: Any Shockwave, PRID Dead End.
Love it (especially when it turns out like DotM Shockwave's), though it isn't for every mold.
I really like it, it gives them a flicker of life.
I also like shiny reflective eyes.... like 20th anniversary Op. or MP Grimlock.
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