Rise Of The Fan Modes - TFSource Article

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  1. Maz

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    Creativity has been part of the Transformers collecting scene for as long as I can remember, whether it’s been fan fiction, fan art or photography, but that creativity is not limited to words and images. Transformers toys have that signature selling point of changing between (hopefully) recognisable modes, and so unlike many toys, Transformers allow the imagination to take physical form in un-documented configurations, otherwise known as fan modes. Combiner Wars and Titans Return have been particularly good for fans who like to come up with their own alternate modes, since play value has seemingly been placed at the centre of the design philosophy instead of accuracy, simplicity or aesthetics. This week we explore the reasons why some collectors are so drawn to creating their own fan modes for Transformers toys.

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    Huge thanks to @gbm @Seeaich and @kgorman79 for contributions!

    All the best
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    Great article. :) 
     
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    Fan moooooodes!
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    'K, so none of those are from Titans Return, but still lots and lots of fun!
     
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    Those are AWESOME.

    All the best
    Maz
     
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    Stellar. Now I wish I picked up a couple more of the MAT.
     
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    Never been a fan of doing fan modes, the only one I ever did was FOC Soundwave & Blaster into their boombox modes.

    Great article though Maz!
     
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    Fan modeing has to be one of my favorite aspects of this fandom. I have Energon Omega Supreme and TR Hardhead displayed in base modes right now.
     
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    Oh I love those boombox modes for FOC Soundwave and Blaster!

    All the best
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    Great article, as usual, and one that acknowledges how topical it is re: Titans Return. I've been meaning to post some of my base-mode shenanigans for awhile. Looking forward to new stuff to work with!

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    I loved this article! I will be fidgeting with my Titans Return toys when I get home!
     
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    How could you guys be missing quite possibly the best fan mode ever made?

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