Where Would TF Toys be if they discovered ball-joint tech in the 70s?

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  1. Fortress_Wise

    Fortress_Wise Head of Dalyst

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    The Title says it all.

    I reckon that.... Toys with Alternators and Masterpiece articulation would have been around 10 yrs ago. And we might have Transformers that Transform like how the Movie Logo did on the teaser.......Or we might still have the 10 year old Masterpiece Tech.
     
  2. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't a matter of not knowing how to make the joint. Ball-joints have been around forever!
     
  3. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I think it was less a matter of discovering the ball-joint technology and more a matter of having the tech to properly implement it into toys. The newer stuff uses a lot of lasers and other hi-tech gimmickery to create the mold and parts, tech that simply did not exist thirty years ago.
     
  4. Napjr

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    Several G1 figures had balljoints for articulation, case in mind, G1 Aerialbots & Combaticons, of course just the shoulders but still... Galvatron also had a good ammount of articulation :p  ;) 
     
  5. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Biggest issue I've seen with earlier ball-socket-joints on TFs is they often seemed a bit loose, but then they haven't exactly mastered joint tolerances even today.
     
  6. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    he he, talking about joints from the 70's, he he...
     
  7. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    i got your ball joint right here!

    *grabs crotch*
     

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