Who needs the instructions? Phhh

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  1. Mitch FIN Keith

    Mitch FIN Keith Autobot

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    Am I the only one that tries to figure out the transformation of each of their transformers before looking at the instructions? I have about 50 figures and have only needed to use the instructions for WFC Optimus. I do go back to them after to make sure and to make sure that I'm not missing out on any cool features, but it adds a little extra to collecting, makes them a puzzle. Just wondered if anyone else does this.
     
  2. alldarker

    alldarker M.A.S.K. Crusader

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    Of course, instructions are for wimps.
    I didn't even need instructions for WFC Optimus or for WFC Bumblebee.
    Might have used them for Alternators Wheeljack, though!
     
  3. knoted

    knoted Resistor Transistor

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    It's not that I wouldn't be able to figure out a transformation, but sometimes it's better to see the instructions to avoid stressmarks ; especially molds with tight clearances.
     
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    I had to use instructions for the expensive ones which I can't afford to break :D  like MP-01, THS-02 Convoy :)  Everything else though, pretty much trial and error :D 
     
  5. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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  6. TrueNomadSkies

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    What are instructions?


    Seriously though, I've really never been good with instructions, and with exception to ROTF Mixmaster which I never intend on transforming again (not couse he's too hard or anything, but more so because I wanna keep his joints as tight as possible), I've been pretty good with being able to figure out stuff on my own. Then when it comes to making sure that I'm actually supposed to pull hard on something, I just take to the internet, and the fact that I don't have any of the masterpiece figures helps with this.
     
  7. Josh

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    i use the instructions to transform them the first time. after that then i try to transform it back by memory and by then i'm set!

    i dont really like trying to do it without 'em the first time. wanna make sure i do it right and all :p 
     
  8. seali_me

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    nope. its for pussies.

    real men use the youtube for transformation segments during "reviews".
     
  9. Superquad7

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    Part of my fun is figuring out the transformation. The local guys tease me about not using them. That and saving twist ties.
     
  10. Cracka J

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    Most of these toys are pretty easy to figure out, but I do like seeing the official transformations as well. Sometimes I may have overlooked a step and the instructions points out an extra gimmick or something that I missed on my first try.

    It's also a bit of a chore when you buy a stockpile of things you wanted, or get a big order in. As much as I'd like to, I don't have all the time in the day to sit there and tinker with it to figure it out. Sometimes I just want to transform and get them into bot mode so I can put it up in my display and come back to it when I have the time. Instructions help with that.
     
  11. Wingnut

    Wingnut Stayin' Alive!

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    I always give them a try sans instructions. It's usually putting them back in alt mode where I require a little assistance.
     
  12. Evil'Con

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    I usually look at instructions for the first time I transform someone, because I don't want to damage them, and I want to look for some features.
    You know, looking for instructions doesn't made you fool.
    I can usually remember transformation sheme after the first transformation, whether it is alt to robot or robot to alt transformation.
     
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    With QC and distribution being what they are lately, the last thing I want to do is break a toy transforming it. So I consult the instructions most of the time.
     
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    +1, it's the sensible approach to transformers.
     
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    These things come with instructions?
     
  16. OptimusPrime108

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  17. 2ndSndWve

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    Of course. Trasnforming them the first time w/o instructions is half the fun.
     
  18. Tigertrack

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    Instructions? I don't know the meaning of the word!
     
  19. Noideaforaname

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    When I first got into TFs, I used instructions for the first transformation.
    Now that I've gotten the hang of how things work (and started feeling that instructions were ruining the fun of the puzzle) I try to transform them without looking at the instructions, though I keep them close just in case I can't figure something out.


    Of course, most of my purchases nowadays are Cyberverse. Don't really need those instructions.
     
  20. Dah Padre

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    I agree. I look at the instructions for everything. Not so much cause I can't figure it out, but because I don't want to break something. Especially when using Hasbro's photoshop'd pics for reference.
     

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