why the hate on rub symbols

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by superpunch, Dec 15, 2010.

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love/hate the rub

  1. love the rub

    73 vote(s)
    59.8%
  2. hate the rub

    49 vote(s)
    40.2%
  1. superpunch

    superpunch Banned

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    i used to love them as a kid, and apart from the toy being able to transform its what people not into transformers remember them by.
     
  2. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    I doubt people who aren't into transformers even know what rub signs are, let alone remember them.

    I have no issue with them. It's a nice concept, but the black, non-activated symbol kinda bothers me. Not enough to complain about it though.
     
  3. CrypticIllusionist

    CrypticIllusionist Well-Known Member

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    I don't like them. Not exactly hate, but that was really my only option. Generally, I really prefer a static insignia.
     
  4. Murasame

    Murasame CHIMICHANGAS

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    same as above, but I voted for hate, as their is no grey option.
     
  5. rizuan76

    rizuan76 Banned

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    I'm ok with them but maybe it's just within that period of time in the 80's, ppl changed & taste in things they like have changed too.
     
  6. Tigertrack

    Tigertrack Back In The Game!

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    They're cool when they really work. But I find most of them don't work well. Plus, I find where they are typically placed on the figure look's ugly. I have the tendency to just remove all the rub-signs and stick with the normal insignia.
     
  7. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Since my figures are usually on display or in storage, and not handled, I'd rather see the proper faction insignia than a black spot.
     
  8. tusko

    tusko Well-Known Member

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    They disguise their form, and they disguise their allegiance.

    I love the rub symbol. Classics had it right - no other sigil needed.
     
  9. Xenomrph

    Xenomrph Mr. Fix-it

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    Definitely love them.
     
  10. Ironhide4

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    I hate them, they're unsightly and make figures look disjointed in say a classic display where some have symbols and others don't. I know the characters, I know their allegiance, it's a stupid gimmick imo.

    As a result to this, does anyone know if you peal off the rub sign if it damages the figures paint job ? Or is there paint underneath the rub sign?
     
  11. tony77tony77

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    i love them!! They are part of TF history!!!
     
  12. superpunch

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    nah just a sticky mess that can be wiped away with soapy water
     
  13. beanman

    beanman Not a Decepticon

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    I like them. But then again I love g1, so it may be a nostalgia thing. I bet all the people who got into transformers after g1 don't prefer them.
     
  14. Ironhide4

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    superpunch Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ironhide4
    I hate them, they're unsightly and make figures look disjointed in say a classic display where some have symbols and others don't. I know the characters, I know their allegiance, it's a stupid gimmick imo.

    As a result to this, does anyone know if you peal off the rub sign if it damages the figures paint job ? Or is there paint underneath the rub sign?

    nah just a sticky mess that can be wiped away with soapy water

    The soapy water wipes it away does it? Is there paint underneath the rub signs? Like I'm not going to be left with a spot on the figure?
     
  15. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

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    On G1 reissues, they have their place.

    Putting them on Generations toys that are shoehorned into Reveal the Shield is a different story.

    It's already blatantly obvious who most of those toys are since they're designed as tributes.

    So why replace a stamped faction logo with a rubsign?
     
  16. NormanB

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    As long as they are not the primary symbol, I'm ok with them
     
  17. 1987olds442

    1987olds442 Cam Maximus

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    Personally I'm okay with them in their alt-modes, but I prefer them to have static symbols in robot mode.
     
  18. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    i love them, but this is also true, and i don't really like the new ones without the silver lining, universe sideswipe looks really good with one added to his roof ( had an extra sticker from a custom) and when he's in bot mode, the regular symbol is revealed anyways
     
  19. Satomiblood

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    It depends if the rub sign is on a painted surface or molded plastic. You should be fine with just soap/warm water, though.
     
  20. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    I like them, not really love or hate.
     

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