will there ever be a day where all you have to do is press button and itl transform?

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  1. OptimusPancake

    OptimusPancake Prime's Breakfest Chef

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    do you think in like 20 years transformers toys will have that technology?

    and i know there are tiny kids toys with this system but i mean like do think there will be a leader optimus prime that can do it?
     
  2. Bountyan

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    You're slowpoke, bud.

    Activators transform pretty much with a press of a button. Animated Bumblebee is probably the best example:

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    EDIT: Oh, apparently I can't read. Probably not bigger toys on a really complex level.
     
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    Buster_Witwicky ALL HAIL KORROK

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    I hope not. Takes away a lot of the fun.
     
  4. Duwian

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    0_o Well, it's an awesome idea.

    Think of the electronics in Leader Prime right now- His chest is quite large due to electronics... A transformers that transformers electronically by itself would need a lot of space for electronics- either he would be huge or horribly disporportionate.

    Or, maybe he's would be like I big blob of automorph from the TFTM line? This would make him less disproprtionate without making him so huge, but the chance of breaking if you were not careful would be high.

    Love the idea though.
     
  5. Rusty24

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    It would be very complicated for a machine to do, but I'd give it fifty years to see what happens. They would have to simplify the transformations like the way Bumblebee's is. There's also a lot of parts that can only be moved by human interaction too. I hope it happens because it would be much easier to have a cool highway battle chase.
     
  6. seekerblackout

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    NO, I do not want that.
     
  7. Stryker055

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    No. The central gimmick in the toyline has always been the puzzle-like conversion from a vehicle to a robot. It's like have Lego sets pre-assembled in the box; it just won't happen.
     
  8. alternator77

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    the day that happens im out of the hobby.

    on second thought if i get working nullrays, fusion cannons,and blasters then ill be interested.
     
  9. Nope

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    Look at the old Beast Wars basics. Some of those were really good figures, though (Iguanus).
     
  10. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    No. Just no, keep that with the Rescue Bots and Activators where they belong. Transformers are meant to be puzzles which is what excited me about transforming anything I got without instructions unless I can't figure out anything.
     
  11. rxlthunder

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    No. It takes the fun out of Transformers.
     
  12. Grimlock_13

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    Agreed with the general consensus here...leave that to the kiddie stuff. I enjoy transforming my Transformers.
     
  13. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    We've had this type of tf since gen2 actually. There are auto change figures in g2, beast wars, beast wars neo/II, animated, movie.... there's more but you get the idea. Autochangers just take the fun out of the toy for me. I get it as a gimmick for kiddies, it makes things easier for them and that's cool and needed.
     
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    The day they auto transform is the day I stop collecting.
     
  15. Maximo Prime

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    No. If a transformer can do that, it can also pay for itself, and find itself a shelf somewhere else... :) 

    Activators are one thing, but a leader class sized electronic behemoth? I'd much rather transform that manually.
     
  16. Inikalord

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    Where's the fun in a Transformer if you can't transform it?
     
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    It would seem I'm in the minority, but playtime would be awesome if I could go down a row of vehicles, hitting buttons, and watch the Autobots roll call into robot mode one after the other and then move right into the battle.

    I mean, it would depend on the execution of the gimmick, but I see the potential.

    And I think it could be possible in the next couple of decades.
     
  18. bny888

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    Maybe the technology is already there, but the cost might be prohibitive.
     
  19. TrueNomadSkies

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    Pretty much, and ones like Flywheels didn't even need additional fiddling.
     
  20. Locke

    Locke Team Vanguard

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    I love the engineering aspect of the transformations. If they can find a way to pull off a complex transformation automatically, I'm all for it. The key word there is complex. So far, every automatic transformer has made too many sacrifices to really justidy the gimmick. However, if you told a transformer fan in 1984 that we'd have ROTF Prime level transformations and that I'd be posting about it from a computer that fits in my pocket, they probably wouldn't belive you, so don't discount technology advancements.
     

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