Let's See Some Fan-Modes Thread!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Brutimus Prime, May 14, 2009.

  1. Metro Prime

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    So, Power of the Primes gave us some interesting takes on a lot of the classics and over the last two days I have been playing with some of the cassette bots I managed to collect.

    I was not a big fan of the fact that they turned the cassettes into triple changers as the third modes all look like crap, make no sense to the original characters, and all or which are really pathetic in execution. I have Rumble (a tank?), Howlback (a jet?), and Buzzsaw (a car?).

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    Buzzsaws' robot mode, although evocative of his G1 transformation, looks more like a Bay interpretation when completed to me. The proportions are all weird and I don't care for it.

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    I forgot I even had this one because he was trapped in Soundwave's chest in my display cabinet lol. But I did find him and I've been messing around with him and came up with a mode that more closely fits his G1 roots, although mixed with a bit of Cybertronian influence as well.

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    I'm willing to admit I'm not likely the first person to discover this "mistransformation" as it's been out for years now and someone has had to have figured this out before I did. But I've not seen it and I thought I'd share the idea just in case.

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    I think this mode is a bit more appealing than the fat wings, emaciated body, and fat tail mode. If you want to you can fold out the wheels in this mode and pretend their drone propellers for a hover mode. It at least makes sense to have them then.
    This is now my officially preferred robot mode for Buzzsaw.

    Any thoughts or comments?
     
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    i think reprolabels showed that mode first
    Parts and Labels for TR laserbeak (toyhax.com)
    Parts and Labels for TR Buzzsaw (toyhax.com)
    Parts and Labels for TR Sundor (toyhax.com)

     
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    In my case, someone told me about "corret" transformation of TR Laserbeak/Buzzsaw like that. If I knew before I bought Toyhax stickers, I would have put them on the "correct" place lol

    Actually, it was the mode that was introduced in the promotional photos of Reprolabels, but I didn't see it properly.
     
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    Metro Prime No sympathy for the self-inflicted

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    Thank you. I knew I couldn't be the first to discover this mode and you have confirmed it.

    Now to go look at those Reprolabels!

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    WOW! Thanks for those links!
     
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    that fan mode does improve his bird mode though, wish ravage could be improved somehow

    on another note, i wish someone tried fan modes for the cybertronian buzzworthy bumblebee, a mold i dont think i can get any time soon given, that i live in south america, and yeah. his price already isnt great, now imagine with the shipping costs
     
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    what fan modes are you thinking of?
     
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    Is this what you were looking for?
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    Neat, I hadn't seen that mode before. :) 

    Do you have a Titans Return Ravage? Because someone figured out a not too difficult mod that turns that Ravage's plane mode into Laserbeak. Probably not needed if you already have Laserbeak, but maybe with a bit of selectively applied orange & gold paint, you could have an infiltrator Ravage (or Garboil) that disguises himself as the "heroic Autobot Sundor."
     
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    movieverse bumblebee if he was a decepticon
     
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    Yeah, so do I. It's a pretty weak mode and definitely not one of the best incarnations.
     
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    LET'S SEE SOME COOL STUFF *2020* TRANSFORMERS EDITION! **RULES IN FIRST POST**

    Titan Returns Appreciation Thread

    The day I got Laserbeak I found the official "mode" to suck horribly, especially since flipping the wings over gave it a proper look that's a 1,000x better.

    So, yeah, it's a fairly standard thing to do... and does look so much better.
     
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    Planet X Asclepius (Perceptor). My "microscope" mode.
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    Core class Megatron. I just pulled off his backpack. (Easy to do)
     
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    most accurate "solo" robot mode I could figure out for transmutate.
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    I got a better one, but that will have to wait until I get my 2nd transmutate as it requires the extra arms.

    edit: you know what? I'll throw you guys a little preview with paleotrex parts.
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    better proportions, better stance, and better toes.
     
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    if hasbro still made complex figures they could perfectly make a triplechanger optimus that transformed between flat nose to long nose trucks
    yeah, this fan mode looks exploded but hey, given the figure wasnt designed to transform into a flat nose cab i think at least it proves my point
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