Transformer toys with ONE good mode/feature

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Fez Findie, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Fez Findie

    Fez Findie Well-Known Member

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    Like, the figure could be a total brick or lacking in robot mode but has got an awesome alt mode or vice versa, or then the transformation is rather much more fun than you'd think from either of its modes. Or then it has a kickass gimmick. (well, of course the other modes of the robot don't need to be trash, just lacking or outshined by one mode/gimmick/thing in it)

    I'd put in Turbomaster leader Thunderclash from the end of the G1 toyline. His robot mode looks decent but is such a brick (Rodimus Prime level) and his trailer's alt mode might not appeal too much, but his truck mode with trailer just looks badass.

    http://www.tfu.info/1992/Autobot/Thunderclash/thunderclash.htm
     
  2. jqciaomama

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    This is the same mold as the one used for the Optimus Prime for Machine Wars. I remember because I too was expecting more from the robot mode... Oh well.

    The vehicle mode is the best looking of all three modes.
     
  3. Feralstorm

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    G1 Whirl. Love the helicopter mode, and.... that's it.
     
  4. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Can't think of any, really... Armada Scavenger is probably the closest I can come up with. Bot mode is pretty terrible, but he makes a damn good bull dozer.
     
  5. Nerdling

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    G1 Megatron. He's a cool looking gun that opens up into a fugly mess.

    Oh, and I win :lol 
     
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    G1 ultra magnus. The cab and trailer combo look great, the bot mode is a giant brick with some lanky arms.
     
  7. WhiteMocha

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    Surprised no one has mentioned Armada Sideswipe yet.... famously bad robot mode, but a decent, quirky, retro car mode with a fun flip-out Minicon gimmick.
     
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    armada thrust. i really like his jet mode. but thats it.
     
  9. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Most of us were busy forgetting its existance.
     
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    Twin Twist. He's a cool motorized drill tank that flip-jumps into instant suck.
     
  11. REDLINE

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    ^^ See? He admits it!
     
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    Is there a reason no one hates Topspin, just Twin Twist?
     
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    G1 Rodimus Prime.

    Cool alt. mode, but one ugly robot.
     
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    All the movie figures that I own. Awesome alt modes, then you get into robot mode and it's totally, just, wrong. The only movie-line toys that all of them have cool modes in both modes, are the Real Gears.
     
  16. Dirge121

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    I'd say Armada Sideways, but both his modes suck.

    Cybertron Leo/Nemesis Breaker. Awesome lion mode, sucktastic robot mode, awful arm mode.
     
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    Energon Sharkticon, alt mode rocks, but teh bot mode... not so much so. Kinda reminds me of Utraman. He's one of the only ones that I always leave in alt mode
     
  18. SydneyY

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    Megalo Convoy. Fantastic bot, do-you-call-it-a-disguise alt mode. I have seen a picture of the real life alt mode and there are many great fan made modes, though.
     
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    BW Jawbreaker/Universe Frostbite. Beast mode is one of the craziest, most detailed deluxes in the line (and his universe colors are totally black metal), but his robot mode is a badly proportioned guy with crappy leg articulation. One of the few bots I leave in alt mode on the shelf
     
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    Yeah I liked Sideswipe's flip a minicon out of his butt action