Worst Tripple Changer Ever!

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  1. SaberPrime

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    I found this on another site while looking up Titans Return Blitzwing. (Was trying to find an some images of that Megatron mold done up as Blitzwing but instead I got this.)

    http://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/7/7c/Diaclone_Overcharge_and_Rotorbolt.jpg

    Apparently that's Overcharge, the original Diaclone version of what would later become the original Blitzwing. The other guy however I've never seen before. His name is Rotorbolt and I think he is the worst triple changer ever.

    The main six triple changers that we got in G1 all had vastly different alt modes, usually a land mode and a flying mode except for Broadside who had a water mode in place of the land mode. This dude however transforms from a flying vehicle into a flying vehicle... What is the point of that? When you can transform into a jet why would you ever need to use a helicopter? The jet is much faster and easier to maneuver. It makes sense for Springer or Sandstorm to turn into helicopters because they can't fly otherwise but when you have a jet mode the helicopter is just redundant. That's like having a triple changer who can transform into a car or a truck. If they're both land vehicles what's the point of transforming? There would be no reason to ever use the slower alt mode.

    When your alt modes are so vastly different there's more of a reason to use both modes. You don't always need to be in the air. What were they thinking when they designed this guy?

    There was also apparently suppose to be a grey repaint named Fumes. Neither version of this figure ever made it into the Transformers toy line. I can see why.

    And I thought Sandstorm was bad because he is essentially just a less popular Springer.

    Kinda wish we had actually gotten Dropshot though. He'd be the only triple changer with a beast mode... which actually kind of reminds me of the current Alpha Trion figure. Except instead of a lion he kind of looked like... whatever Sky-Lynx is... actually kinda wish we had gotten Dropshot instead of Sky-Lynx.
     
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    Someone's never seen MASK. :lol 

    I can see the reasoning. Jets are faster, chopper is better in lower altitudes and maneuvering. Just look at the military. They use jets and helicopters depending on the situation.

    I guess Snapdragon and Apeface don't count.
     
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    None of the Transmetals either. Or Sixshot, but he's a bit different.
     
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    If we're complaining about triple changers, how about Broadside? Dude turns into a jet and then AN ENTIRE AIRCRAFT CARRIER. Poor guy looks unconvincing no matter what mode he's in, and fails to be in scale even with himself.
     
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    nah son, you want a bad Triplechanger? i'll do ya one better and give you a terrible Quad changer
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    well helicopters can stay in place.....jets HAVE to keep on the move....minus vtol jets.....

    would also be pretty cool for quick item pickup missions...
    jets into the main area, coptors to pick up the stuff, jets out in a flash
     
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    Oh man, that's bothered me forever. Far, far worse than turning into a helicopter and jet.
     
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    I personally hate G1 Broadside. His boat mode SUCKS
     
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    Broadside's still the worst.

    The helicopter/jet thing kinda makes sense if you've played Vortex in FOC.
     
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    IMO, the dumbest thing about Rotorbolt is the bot mode. Just... look at it.
     
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    Winner.

    Broadside is dumb as a character but his new toy looks great.
     
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    worst triple changer for me is still generations blitzwing. from chibi, gappy tank to jet with random tank parts on top!
     
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    If you think Generations Blitzwing is bad you should check out Animated Blitzwing. It's shit in every mode.
     
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    He's one of my favourite and oldest Transformers but G1 Scorponok's Base mode is crap.
     
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    This one is pretty bad: Springer - TF - SirToys.com

    It's like they designed it around the chopper mode and said "close enough" with car and robot modes.
     
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    I love the idw blitzwing, and he's terrible, but really fun.
     
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    Unlesss it's a VTOL jet or something with hovering capabilities the difference is between something that goes really fast giving more optimal speed and something that's better for observation due to holding positions better for optimimal recon.
    As for worst triple changer, G1 Galvatron who goes from a cannon they I doubt can aim itself (although there's treads so maybe) to a pistol.
     
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    So you hate him because of his boat mode? You sir have some pretty dumb logic if thats what you mean
     
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    I think no one wants to think of doubledealer, a giant tinfoil turkey head with a bigass boner.
     
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    Yeah, agree with others, you've missed the point. Jet is for speed, chopper for hover, accuracy and VTOL (vertical take-off/landing) Actually very clever options for dedicated air support.
    I think Sandstorm is terrible because he just looks crap and as mentioned he's really just Springers less attractive, "special needs" cousin.

    I actually kinda like those Star Wars Quads. Never seen 'em before and they're sorta clever.