why does vortex have disapearing wings?

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  1. GENOZAUR

    GENOZAUR Banned

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    whenever the combaticons combine to form bruticus vortex is always sporting a set of large fold away wings on the sides of his upper body as bruticus's left arm
    but he never actually has those same wings in vehicle mode and no wings in robot mode

    whats up with that anyway?
     
  2. FanimusMaximus

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    Maybe they fold up in a different way.
     
  3. MegaMoonMan

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    It's a cartoon.
     
  4. Feralstorm

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    The cartoon model looks similar to if you separated the helicopter tail like you would to make Vortex's arms, but instead pointed them outward to make shoulder spikes for Bruticus.
     
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    DingDingDing!!! This.

    The cartoon model is based on an alternate transformation than the official one we finally got. This shouldn't be surprising, since all of the Combaticons have cartoon models based on early prototype versions of the toys that ended up being quite different in the final versions.

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  6. Nevermore

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  7. Feralstorm

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    The 'alternate' Combaticons have always fascinated me, especially with them said to be the earlier rejected versions of the cartoon models.

    * Fairly toy-accurate designs with "nothing in common" heads. (a lot like the cartoon Stunticons in that regard)

    * Strongly divergent designs (even changing to different vehicle forms), but with heads pretty much dead-on toy-accurate (especially by cartoon standards)
     
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    Yeah, they're downright confusing... like they're caught somewhere in between the toys we got, and those rather extremely different model sheets.

    After all this time, I think the "Combaticon face" has become quite iconic, so I'm sort of glad they didn't end up looking like those model sheets... but I do sometimes wish the toys were more like the original prototypes.

    zmog
     
  9. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I think a lot of G1 transformers on the show had parts that disappeared from one mode to another...
     
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    Actually they look a lot like the Stunticons style-wise.
     

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