Why is it hard to Transform?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Gnaw, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    <rant> Is it just me, or are most toys these days getting more difficult to Transform? I literally spent 2 hours trying to get Alternators Prime back into Truck mode, with no success. I can't put together the two halves of the truck, as it keeps coming apart. Some other toys that have been a pain are Classics Grimlock and Alternators Hound. Is anyone else noticing a rise in Transformation problems and difficulty? Especially with the new Movie designs, is anyone fearing that the toys might be awkward, difficult to Transform and have problems staying together?</rant>
     
  2. Pimpimus Prime

    Pimpimus Prime (┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐) TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2002
    Posts:
    6,074
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +13
    Ebay:
    Yes, Alternators are hard to transform, but the complexity is part of their appeal. If you want stupid simple transformations, stick to Armada or Energon toys.
     
  3. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,318
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +799
    I think he's refering to the main line toys also, such as classics and the movie toys.

    I agree, these new 2 hour transformations take all the fun out of play time. (What!?)
     
  4. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Like, I don't want it simple. I just want it to WORK! I mean, when it doesn't go back together correctly, then the toy is hard. They're spending to much time on the alt mode and not the robot imo.
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,318
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +799
    Quoted For Truth.
     
  6. Chaos Muffin

    Chaos Muffin Misadventure Veteran

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2004
    Posts:
    28,751
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +4
    I think some simple transformations rawk (Titanium Scourge, Cyberjets , Black Convoy etc...)
    Alts rule, but sometimes complexity is a pain in the ass. Especially with stubborn parts due to poor manufacturer design on some things
     
  7. JinraiPrime

    JinraiPrime 1000+ Post Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    1,084
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    I just wanted to throw RID Magnus out the window !@#$%^
     
  8. viper2391

    viper2391 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2006
    Posts:
    964
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +1
    Maybe HASBRO/TOMY-TAKARA should include instructions on how to transform back into vehicle mode rather than just doing instructions how to transform into robot mode and plainly saying just reverser instructions to switch back to vechicle mode.
     
  9. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,318
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +799
    I'm sorry, but I beleive RID Magnus was a cakewalk. I don't see how people can say he's difficult.

    Especially since sometimes, your required to do certain things when reverting back to alt mode.
     
  10. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    YES! That'd be nice! I was reading the things backwards, trying to reverse the sucker. Argh! Blast you instructions!
     
  11. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,575
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +51
    I agree some of the newer TFs have some pretty challenging transformations...the RID bros were a really pain for me!
     
  12. JinraiPrime

    JinraiPrime 1000+ Post Club Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    1,084
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +0
    Bully for you lol, i found him difficult and hes one of theonly transformers ive had a hard time with.... Skidz would rank up there too.. I can never get his transfomation right the first time (Alternator)
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,318
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +799
    Iagree Skidz at first was a pain, but now he is pretty snappy.

    However I stand by my claim that RID Magnus was always easy for me.

    Omega Prime however...
     
  14. Matrix Soul

    Matrix Soul Skull 4 reporting in!

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Posts:
    12,800
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    236
    Likes:
    +9
    just keep practicing man, it'll get easier

    and you'd have to keep practicing, because once you have difficulties locating the instructions, it's all memory at that point
     
  15. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Yeah, that's why I usually throw out the instructions. Once I Transform something a few times it becomes instinct. But that damn Prime is being an ass. I Transformed Cybertron Prime lastnight with no problem, and I haven't played with that toy in years. I think it's because TF toys are meant to be blocky toys. With the Alts, it's very atriculate with many parts and pieces.
     
  16. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,318
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +799
    Years? Primes only been out for just over one year.

    Also, I'd just like to state that Alt Mirge is the closest thing we have to a movie TF.
     
  17. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Expression?
     
  18. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,318
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +799
    You mean: Exaggeration?
     
  19. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Posts:
    19,653
    News Credits:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    302
    Likes:
    +57
    That's what I try to aim for when I buy a Transformer : complexity.
     
  20. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Sure :dunce 
     

Share This Page