Hi all, Just a thought on my behalf... I have a decent sized collection of bots by now, around thirty different ones, mostly CHUG but some G1 and movie, too... Whenever I get a new TF I always start by transforming it once to robot mode, or if it is packaged in robot mode, to alt mode and back. Then I put it on the shelf in a cool pose by the others and it kinda... sits there. For me, the robot mode is the important one and the one I want to have displayed, and to me its a great satisfaction just knowing it CAN transform... Especially when a guest comes over and looks at a certain toy in disbelief and asks "can it really transform?" and I get to show it it gives me a great sense of satisfaction, but for most of the time my TF:s are simply display pieces, to the degree that I sometimes wonder if the intricate engineering in the toys has been wasted on me? Think about a toy like ROTF Leader Class Prime. It is not like kids are able to transform it, at least not so that it can be a satisfactory part of playing, and even us grown-ups who owns it probably don´t transform it a lot... And watching this review, transforming the admittedly awesome looking Intimidator just seem... painstalking! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_PcfVkjzeQ In cases like this, there is of course the challenge factor involved and the sense of satisfaction from completing a transformation (again, ROTF Prime), but it´s not something I´d like to to often. Now there are some less complex TF toys that I have used like Rubix cubes, i.e. like 3D puzzles, I´ve transformed them back and forth while thinking about other stuff, just to stimulate my creativity and relax, but what I mostly do is just look at my TF´s on the shelf and bask in their awesomeness! ...but I sometimes can´t help thinking if I might as well be happy going Revoltech, so to speak, given that they had more to choose from. Or Gundam, given that they had a roster of engaging characters. Except I wouldn´t Regardless, what´s your take on this, y´all? What does the transformation gimmick mean to you? How often do you actually transform your Transformers?