Your favourite transformations?

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  1. Cal

    Cal Well-Known Member

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    Does exactly what it says on the tin. What would you consider to be the best transformation designs? Here's my top ten below. Please note that I'm not a fan of Bayformers, but I'm sure some figures like Battle Blades Bumblebee would make the list.



    #10: Universe Cyclonus - Although not complicated, I would never have figured out that the nose of the jet folds into the robot's chest. Perfectly accurate in both modes and is "everything Galvatron is not", as fans say.

    #9: Animated Bumblebee - The fake car kibble on the chest had me guessing for a while, but it was really the way the functional trunk folds into it that impressed me.

    #8: Classics Mirage - Designed by the same guy who made Classics Bumblebee and credited with reigniting my passion in Transformers, it was Mirage that showed me how an updated vehicle mode can still transform into a cartoon-accurate robot.

    #7: G1 Blitzwing - A great transformation design for such an early figure. Blitzwing had two radically different alt modes and still managed to show less kibble than his Animated counterpart.

    #6 Animated Leader Bulkhead - I was genuinely surprised at how much fun this figure is to transform. Clearly a lot of thought had gone into concealing his six large wheels in robot mode. Also, his kibble becomes a chair!

    #5: Universe Prowl - Paint problems aside, this easy transformation not only allowed for a perfectly cartoon-accurate robot mode, but had shoulder missiles that were not separate accessories. That's awesome.

    #4: G2 Smokescreen - A childhood favourite. Smokescreen's transformation was elegant and remains a textbook example of just how articulate a Transformer can be. Until Classics Mirage came along, that is.

    #3: Animated Samurai Prowl - The samurai armour unfolds like origami and slips onto Prowl like a glove. Made all the more amazing by the fact that is was designed only after being featured in the show.

    #2: Masterpiece Optimus Prime - Had to make the list. The definitive Optimus Prime had two entirely different grilles and a Matrix compartment that slides into a LED switch.

    #1: RTS Wreck-Gar - What can I say? Asymmetrical limb design, convincing dirt bike mode, tailpipe axe, wheels faithfully on left limbs, and he can friggin' ride himself! No wonder people are army-building Wreck-Gar.
     
  2. NGW

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    A lot of Animated had awesome, almost show accurate transformations, which I really liked. While I love complexity, I don't necessarily feel it is required for a good transformation (it can help). So long as the transformation just works good, I'm fine with it (such as say..Stockade from the first movie line). Universe Inferno has an awesome transformation, I like panels and stuff in the way they were done with him.

    And call me crazy but I LOVE Masterpiece Megatron's transformation.
     
  3. Suchus Prime

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    I have to say either cybertron defense hot shot or rotf voyager starscream.
     
  4. Gilgamesh

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    HFTD Leader Starscream: Satisfying, well-executed transformation. Everything pegs or folds nicely and you never feel like you're forcing anything.

    ROTF Thrust / Breakaway: Simple, fun, effective!

    DOTM Voyager Megatron: very fun and straightforward to transform, fluid without feeling too simple.

    Animated Shockwave: four modes of endless fun!
     
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    I really like WFC Soundwave's transformation. It's not too simple or complex, and he's actually fun to transform into either mode.
     
  6. seali_me

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    both modes has to be perfect with little or no kibble. just from the top of my head in no order

    - ROTF leader prime
    - RTS Jazz
    - RTS wreck-gar
    - Animated Leader bulkhead
    - subaru alternator or BT
    - MP grimlock

    this is my number for one for now this year. i was amazed the first time i transformed him. the best this year so far. it handles like a voyager everything is perfect.
     
  7. Anguirus

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    Leader-class Starscream, Generations Red Alert, Deluxe-class Deep Desert Brawl, Universe Cyclonus, Universe Starscream, Universe Onslaught...all of these figures made me take special notice during the transformation. Everything felt right and awesome.

    I also have to give a shout to Voyager-class Mixmaster, who I can do without instructions in a few minutes thanks to my inability to decide which mode I like more. Oh, and Masterpiece Grimlock for having basically his original transformation.
     
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    #1 MP Megatron-the size change is so drastic between modes, and it's fun to transform

    #2 Animated Leader megs, simple but effective

    #3 Generations wheeljack
     
  9. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Most animated Transformations are fun as heck. I can't put down Cybertronian mode Ironhide or Rodimus for a for minutes before transforming them again and again.
     
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    #1 Generations Warpath

    Simple and straight to the point and with barely no robot kibble.
     
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    Ah yeah. special props to Mixmaster, what a clever transformation.

    RotF Mindwipe is awesome too.
     
  12. Cal

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    I could have made a top ten list just for Animated transformations. :D 

    Oh, and you're crazy.
     
  13. Timesynch

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    Masterpiece Seekers and Leader/MP Movie Starscream. The resemblance to their on-screen personae is spot on (hip kibble notwithstanding) and their transformations are intricate enough to be fun without being so complex as to be frustrating.

    Generations Wheeljack. Because, hey, it's mutha-effen Wheeljack in all his G1 show glory without his weirdly proportioned and oddly transforming G1 diaclone toy! The CHUG Seekers because they're so damn iconic (and the mold still holds up even to this day).

    Alternity Convoy and Megatron. Simply awesome. (Alternity Screamer, not so much.)
     
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    While I can't really make a top 10, I'd have to say that only a few of the Classiverse molds have disappointed me with their transformations, mostly from being overly complicated. I'd much rather have something like Cybertron Hot Shot with a simplistic TF process than someone who uses up the front and back of a full-sheet transformation insert page. Classics Bumblebee is practically flawless, yet it's a toy that could arguably be transformed without any use of the instructions. I'm more of the kind of person who values transformations that don't impede either mode. And kibble doesn't necessarly bother me.
     
  15. RipCurl

    RipCurl I just can't get enough!

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    In no order

    DOTM Crankcase
    - Just a fun simple transformation. Especially the feet.

    Universe Treadbolt
    - Simple again but looks good in both modes

    Most animated
    - most animated figures are fun to transform

    note worthy ones:

    Prowl
    - Simple yet again, but looks good in robot and bike

    Leader Megatron
    - Not difficult but just looks awesome

    Leader Ultra Magnus
    - I just loved this figure when I had it. Must hunt it down again



    HFTD Leader Starscream
    - Both modes are fantastic and transformation is awesome

    I'm sure theres more I can't think of
     
  16. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

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    ONe of my favorite transformations would be deluxe Energon Slugslinger. It is great way to move and turn around all the pieces and most of the parts are connected.

    Another great Transformation comes with BW NEO Big Convoy. A great way to connect all panels and a great looking toy.


    From the movie line, HFTD Brawn. Simple but great at the same time.
     
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    RotF / HftD Leader & Voyager Starscream
    - Both of these moulds had some nice ideas in them

    MP Megatron
    - Complicated, but interesting with it

    TFA Ultra Magnus
    - I loved how the legs were formed on him
     
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    HFTD Leader Starscream
    ROTF Leader Buster Optimus Prime
    DOTM Leader Sentinel Prime
    Movie 1 Leader Optimus Prime
    RTS Deluxe G2 Optimus Prime
    Generations Deluxe WFC Optimus Prime
    MP Megatron
    Machine Wars Optimus Prime
    Galaxy Force Leader Galaxy Convoy
    G1 Megatron
    DOTM Deluxe Starscream
    ROTF Voyager Starscream
    DOTM Leader Ironhide
    HTFD Deluxe Ironhide
    DOTM Deluxe Ratchet
    HFTD Battle Ops Bumblebee
    DOTM Leader Bumblebee
    HFTD Deluxe Battle Blade Bumblebee
    HFTD Voyager Battle Blades Optimus Prime
    HFTD Deluxe Terradive
    Deluxe Aveo Swerve
    Animated Leader Bulkhead
    Henkei Convoy (with Dia Commander trailer)
    Henkei Rodimus (with Protector trailer)

    And plenty others, way too many to list!
     
  19. Matt_M

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    Hm.

    RiD Prowl
    Cybertron Evac
    Universe 2.0 Sideswipe
     
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    Almost forgot these two! I love transforming Mixmaster (can do it pretty quickly too) and Onslaught is a kibble-free transformation marvel.
     

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