What's your favorite gimmick?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by GotBot, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Maz

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    I think I'm a Targetmaster guy.

    All the best
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    Transformation
    Combiners
    Headmasters
    Targetmasters
    Pretenders
    Cassettes

    in no specific order
     
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  3. GotBot

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    As I see transformation so often...I guess action masters really were the worst gimmick,lol. Kudos to whoever it was that said retail availability...yep..that alone ought to be a gimmick!
     
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    $32 Combiner Wars Superion-G2/Menasor-G2 collection set figures.

    Bestest gimmick ever!

    :rock 

    :ev: 
     
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    Any time there's a mini robot partner. Whether that be Targetmaster or Head/Titanmaster or the rare occasion there's a transforming pilot like Ultra Magnus. It was a bit much with Armada and mini-cons but I still dug it in theory.
     
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    I second that
     
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    Besides the obvious one, Transformation, I suppose it'd be Combination of the Scramble City variety. I wasn't all that interested in Combiners beyond Computron and Abominus before that line, but I was hooked as soon as I combined my first three spontaneously bought Aerialbots.
     
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    Targetmasters are the best.

    But I think the gimmick I like best are base modes. Chairs or desks were fine as a kid...but I always wanted something better than that.
     
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    $32? Whoa! THAT is a steal!
     
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    Seriously? Out of all the non-transforming toys over the years,

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    is still the worst of them all?

    Not

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    or one of the toys like it?

    Other than Robot Heroes which rates highly due to how collectable they are, Action Masters should rate among the best of the non-transforming toys.
     
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    Haha, actually, I totally agree with you. My dirty little secret is that I loved my action masters. I think it was because of the cartoony look. Those titan hero things, yeah, THOSE are cheap and horrid! To be fair, when I listed non transforming gimmicks, I represented it with action masters because they were the only non transforming figs I had on hand, largely because they were the only ones worth picking up. And transformation doesn't save things either, I mean, constructbots, bot shots (I think) and q transformers all change, and they are questionable, depending on your collecting tastes of course.
     
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    Without a doubt Combining.
     
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    Well, there was a certain charm to the action masters, also having their own vehicles to ride on was interesting.

    Also there was Hero Mashers as a close second to the non-transforming figures. Too bad Hasbro missed a chance to recreate the action masters with those.
     
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    Combination and multi-changing, I can't pick one or the other.
     
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    Combiner targetmaster, like g1 seacons and certain combiner wars gestalts.
     
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    The one where I can afford all the things I want! But seriously, I don't know if I can choose. I do I like the whole TR thing, though. Not just because of the 'head converts to pilot' element, but because I like really tiny figures that can be arranged on a base that turns into a vehicle that turns into a robot! The amount of variety and imagination that leaves open is inspired to me. Makes me feel like a kid again. And that's why we all do this, right?
     
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    The idea that they are going to keep Convoy/Optimus Prime dead in any continuity!

    ...

    I mean... Headmasters, Master Warriors, and Headmaster Juniors.

    More specifically, the current "Legends era" variants. Because the upgrades, the changes, and the team-ups have helped me find this to be a fun variation to what Titans Return has to offer.

    Plus, I am starting to arm up to the Godmasters stuff. But I have decided not to delve into that until TakaraTomy caves in and gives us Masterpiece versions of those characters. :) 
     
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    I'll be the one person who says that he likes Cyber Keys, at least when they're done right.