What's your favorite gimmick?

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  1. GotBot

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    Gimmicks! Some people love them, some people hate them and some people vary, depending on the gimmick. this time I count down ten of them. Nope, not an exhaustive list and since I am not a gimmick guy, I am critical of most. However, I save three as my top picks. These are ones I actually enjoy, even if sometimes they are or are not successful in execution. What's your favorite?
     
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    Transformation.
     
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    Cassettes.

    That said, I am loving Titans Return. The Headmaster gimmick is fun, putting them in cockpits is AMAZING, and the Titan Master vehicles are a ton of fun. Even something as simple as the fact they've got pegs for the TMs to stand makes a huge difference. I didn't think they'd top a gimmick as great as Combiner Wars, but this is my favorite line in years.
     
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    Transforming ;) 
     
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    Headmasters and Targetmasters
     
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    Came here to post that exact reply. You win Sir.
     
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    Combination
     
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    Combining and Titan Master... Loving the Prime Wars Trilogy right now.

    In the past I really liked the Mechtech of DOTM.
     
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    Was going to say precisely this. All I need it to do is transform.
     
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    Transforming.

    And Articulation, cuz' it enhances said Transforming.

    And Combining.

    And the 5mm peg/hole system

    And minicon ports that is an expansion of said 5mm peg/hole system even though part of it is just a 5mm peg with a hole in the middle of it.

    Did i mention i love interchangeable weapons?

    And Combining, i enjoy a good scramble city.
     
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    Seconded.

    Probably my favorite is multiple forms with a base mode for minifigure interactivity. For this reason the Leader TR figures have been absolutely indespensibl to me. Hoping I can find a base mode for sixshot. (And Hasbro included the base connector clips on his wings, practically encouraging this.)
     
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    I feel like we've had this thread before a few times, but my answer is the same as always: Headmasters.

    So I'm a pretty happy guy right now.
     
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    Transforming and really good articulation. that's all i really need.
    if the character being homaged originally had a gimmick, like being a headmaster or pretender, i'm ok with that gimmick being carried over.
    the exception being Action Masters. since they dont transform, since that negates the first part of my response.
     
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    Updating G1 bricks... wait, is that even a gimmick?

    The sig speaks for itself though if you can't figure it out :wink: 
     
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    If you had asked me a few years ago, I probably would have said Human Alliance. I like the idea of having a smaller figure to interact with the larger Transformer. That said, Titans Return has completely blown the Human Alliance gimmick out of the water. The Titan Masters have a greater ability to interact with the figures, since the new TR figures have opening cockpits, base modes, and pegs for the TMs to stand on. A close second would have to be combiners, though
     
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    I'm actually having a lot of fun trying to find base modes for the smaller figures. Sure, they don't really serve a purpose, but some of them look pretty cool
     
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    Transformation first and foremost.

    Targetmasters were always my favorite growing up. I liked having a bonus little figure with my main transformer that not only could double as his primary weapon but I also appreciated the fact that the main figures had peg holes in vehicle mode to store the Targetmaster so it was easier to keep up with. :) 
     
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    I'm a real sucker for vehicles that can hold smaller vehicles inside (I long for a video game that lets you captain a Star Destroyer, for instance), so I always appreciate it when Transformers allow for this. An early favourite was the original Armada Starscream - while the marketing trumpeted the big minicon gimmick as deploying the large missile launchers (big whoop, it could have done this with a button) I was attracted by the ability to store the minicon under the nosecone, and deploy it by pressing down on the cockpit. Complete with sound effect, I might add.