Who uses video reviews instead of instructions?

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  1. Excelsior Prime

    Excelsior Prime Autobot Leader

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    I'm going to finally have some time this weekend (my wife and daughters are out of town) to open my ROTF toys and instead of going with the instructions, I'm going to be using Peaugh's excellent reviews.

    Does anyone else do this? Seems to me it's a lot better than often poorly-illustrated instructions.

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  2. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    sometimes reviews dont tell the whole story, especially if the reviewer is just saying "this tabs into that and that tabs into this" while not really showing whats tabbing into what. i like to go no instructions/videos at first but if i get stuck i usually supplement the instructions with good reviewers.

    have fun :)  im about to go a hunting a bit for skids..
     
  3. Mechafire

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    *raises hand*

    Instructions suck. Plain and simple.
     
  4. wildfly

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    Who uses either?
     
  5. star_ling

    star_ling Well-Known Member

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    I know I do, I find a good reviewer infinitely more informative than the instructions sheet. I remember how to transform them better this way and usually I use it for harder figures in the movie, animated, classics verse.
     
  6. *Soundwave*

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    I only use instructions for bigger ones like Leader/Supremes, with the others I tend to remember the main idea of how to transform it, and just do that, but if I get stuck, I go to the instructions.
     
  7. 0ptimus__Prime

    0ptimus__Prime Autobot Commander

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    I'll use reviews if the instructions don't make sense.
     
  8. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    videos are handy as a last resort, where you don't want to have to force something and risk breakage, and especially if the tricky part is vague in the instructions.

    The thing that bothers me is having to skip through that part all video reviewers seem to do where they tediously point out every paint application. Newsflash guys, we can already see that stuff.
     
  9. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    I refer to Peaugh's reviews when the instructions aren't clear enough for me. I also refer to his reviews to make sure I got it right if it isn't looking like it should
     
  10. Sharktibolt

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    Hmmm, I've never really considered using a video review for help transforming a toy. Then again, I rarely watch video reviews. :lol 

    I usually look at the instructions first, and when/if I come to a part that makes no sense to me, I just go my own way and hope the end result looks like the picture on the package. :D  The only one I've never really figured out is Energon Slugslinger. I got it to robot mode, but then neither instructions or fiddling with him could get him back to vehicle mode.
     
  11. SPLIT LIP

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    I treat the instructions as guidelines. They make sense enough to me as an experienced transform-er. I don't use video reviews, as sometimes the action is blocked.
     
  12. guard convoy

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    now i use to watch the first review of stolen chinese toys a while back, not so much now....but i rarely use instructions anymore, i did for my newest ROTF figures a bit but for the most part they just stay unfolded :lol  only time i used a video review to transform a transformer was peuge's video review of fort max to transform him into city mode (battlestation mode is frickin easy lol and now so is the city mode)

    i perfer to watch vangelus and plastic addict's reviews, but i do like peuge's too
     
  13. deltaprime

    deltaprime The Christian Transfan

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    This. I usually don't need the instructions, unless it's a particularly difficult figure.
     
  14. Backscatter

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    I just use instuctions and box/card pictures. Always have, always will.
     
  15. Incepticon

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    If I get to a point where I think I need instructions, I search Peaugh's video and/or pictorial reviews. Absolutely. Or sometimes I just go view the galleries at Seibertron since the guy who runs the site takes some amazing pictures at every possible angle.
     
  16. DestronGenerals

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    i've only used reviews for MP-5, i don't even remember if the directions were that confusing, i just didn't want to break anything..
     
  17. jorod74

    jorod74 Psycholagnist (Ret.)

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    I am finding out that i have to rely on video reviews for almost everything these days.
    I just got Sideswipe and kinda wish i had 2 of em- one to keep minty fresh in Alt, and one i know i will get stuck on while Tf-ing him.
    but with a decent VR, i should make out ok.

    I hate Origami Formers, but will risk buying one if there is a good VR for it.

    off to look for help on Sideswipe!
     
  18. Belgrath

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    Instructions for me.
     
  19. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 Optimus, serving up the primest of ribs since 1984

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    i have used both , couldn't have gotten Ironhide transformed with out a video review same for Bumblebee
     
  20. Terrorcon Blot

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    For me to use either would involve there being good examples of both.