What's your preference when it comes to hands?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Orbitalchaos, Mar 16, 2019.

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What kind of hands do you prefer on a figure?

  1. Peg hole hands

    23 vote(s)
    42.6%
  2. Multiple Swappable hands

    6 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Semi Articulated hands

    17 vote(s)
    31.5%
  4. Fully articulated hands

    5 vote(s)
    9.3%
  5. No hands at all :-p

    3 vote(s)
    5.6%
  1. Orbitalchaos

    Orbitalchaos Well-Known Member

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    I've noticed figure hands are a very controversial topic when it comes to transformers and I've never really understood why.

    What kind of hands do you all prefer and why?
     
  2. Sam

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    MP-36's hands are perfect. MP-44's might be even better.

    Thumb movement, separately articulated index finger that can point, three other fingers articulated together. Solid enough without being fiddly, expressive enough without being a chore to pose just right.

    MP-39 and MP-47's hands look just about perfect for a smaller size. Wrist pivot, articulated fingers together and articulated thumb, and in Hound's case a separately articulated index finger.


    I absolutely loathe peg hole hands. My biggest peeve with MP-21 by far.
     
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  3. Oniconvoy

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    I hate multiple hands. Just a waste of a Ziploc bag.

    If it’s Legends, I’m fine with a peg-hole.

    If it’s MP, give me articulation.
     
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  4. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus Scale Charts are pointless.

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    Peg hole hands, no curling arms.
     
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    Peg hole hands. Fingers spread preferably
     
  6. Dachande

    Dachande MULTI-QUOTE- USE IT. Super Mod

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    T-30 Brainstorm had a really good hand design. They were slightly open but still had peg holes. I prefer that to the boxy style with the 5mm hole.
     
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    I'm perfectly fine with peg hole hands. As long as they look like hands and not the insides of car doors or something with unintelligible finger detail.
     
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    An MP better have at least semi-articulated hands (fully articulated would be nice as long as they can still grip stuff). But, I'm fine with peg-hole hands for run-of-the-mill figures. Extra hands might be OK in those rare instances where they make sense, i.e., where multiple hand types are appropriate for performing different tasks/poses the character is known for that couldn't be accomplished with just one hand design.
     
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  11. Purple Heart

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    Molded open fist peg holes pls.
     
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  12. AutobotAvalanche

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    I really don't care for Transformers. If Scorponok can just have claws for hands, I'm just as willing to believe some have fist-shaped bricks for hands that have holes through them.
     
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  13. DarkRed401

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    I love dynamic posing and swappable hands are the best
     
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  14. TheAmazingBrave

    TheAmazingBrave 吾輩は猫である!!!

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    Peg holes in fists just means two extra 5mm ports for fan modes... unless you're universe cyclous, then it's only one extra 5mm port for some reason.
     
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  15. Salvanis

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    All sword-wielding mainline figures should have Reveal the Shield Laser Optimus's combination ball joint + forward/back hinge hands. Not being able to point a sword makes it look incredibly stiff and bad. Maybe extend that to any figure that has a melee weapon, now that I'm thinking about it.

    Also, despite the improvements in articulation that came with changing the style, I vastly prefer the look of the blocky fists of the toy-accurate series of MP figures to the noodle-fingers of the current set of toon-accurate figures.

    So I guess if I were to pick one from the list, I'd go with semi-articulated for the blend of visual appeal and poseability.
     
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    Peg hole hands for mainline Transformers. If it's Masterpiece or 3P, I prefer articulated hands, since it offers more pose options and gives the figure a little more life.
     
  17. Kotori Sonoda

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    Simple peg hole hands for regular TFs, keeping it nice and simple.
     
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    For figures up to leader class size I'm fine with peghole hands if chug and semi articulated hands if MP. For bigger bots I really appreciate fully articulated hands.
     
  19. Electro Rush

    Electro Rush Just a guy waiting for the perfect Whirl

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    As long as the figure can hold his weapon I'm good.
     
  20. Mr. Chaos

    Mr. Chaos New Holder of the Matrix of Leakership

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    Since I only get main line figures I want peghole hands. Other hands always cause problems and if the hole is too small I can easily drill it out.

    Oh, and nothing to STOP anything from going fully into said hand. I should be able to have any figure hold a sword