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2nd May '17 6:05:47 PM nombretomado
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* {{Transformers}}
** Bulkhead in ''TransformersAnimated'' shows off the single most awesome use of kibble ever, by converting the "leftover" parts of his vehicle mode [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Bulkheadchair.jpg into a chair.]] One of his many toys [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bulkhead_%28Animated%29 can do the same thing (leader, 2008).]] This shows the impact kibble has on the fandom, as everyone went crazy with that idea.
*** A number of other transformers have the ability to move the wheels on their legs down to their feet, allowing them to skate with them. Bumblebee uses this liberally in ''TransformersAnimated'', and Optimus Prime does so at one point as well.
** Hot Shot of Anime/TransformersArmada can do it as well. Interestingly, Bumblebee in ''Animated'' was ''intended'' to be a new version of Hot Shot before the live-action film increased Bumblebee's name value. It's been noted even by people who didn't know about this that he ''acts'' more like a Hot Shot than a Bumblebee.

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* {{Transformers}}
Franchise/{{Transformers}}
** Bulkhead in ''TransformersAnimated'' ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'' shows off the single most awesome use of kibble ever, by converting the "leftover" parts of his vehicle mode [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Bulkheadchair.jpg into a chair.]] One of his many toys [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Bulkhead_%28Animated%29 can do the same thing (leader, 2008).]] This shows the impact kibble has on the fandom, as everyone went crazy with that idea.
*** A number of other transformers have the ability to move the wheels on their legs down to their feet, allowing them to skate with them. Bumblebee uses this liberally in ''TransformersAnimated'', ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', and Optimus Prime does so at one point as well.
** Hot Shot of Anime/TransformersArmada ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' can do it as well. Interestingly, Bumblebee in ''Animated'' was ''intended'' to be a new version of Hot Shot before the live-action film increased Bumblebee's name value. It's been noted even by people who didn't know about this that he ''acts'' more like a Hot Shot than a Bumblebee.



* In the TransformersFilmSeries Michael Bay wanted a "realistic" interpretation of giant alien robots that transform into automobiles. The Autobots in the film series generally lack excessive kibble. For example, the Buster Optimus Prime actually completely averts this trope by having his Ion Gun form from his detachable fuel tanks. The designs in general treat the vehicle parts as being either smoothly integrated into their body or as being a sort of armor plating. This has generally resulted in some of the most slender designs ever made. Although how well they [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy resemble the toy varies]].

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* In the TransformersFilmSeries Film/TransformersFilmSeries Michael Bay wanted a "realistic" interpretation of giant alien robots that transform into automobiles. The Autobots in the film series generally lack excessive kibble. For example, the Buster Optimus Prime actually completely averts this trope by having his Ion Gun form from his detachable fuel tanks. The designs in general treat the vehicle parts as being either smoothly integrated into their body or as being a sort of armor plating. This has generally resulted in some of the most slender designs ever made. Although how well they [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy resemble the toy varies]].



** However, the Japanese-only Transformers line "Operation Combination" had three combiners named Sixbuilder, Sixwing, and Sixturbo whose extra parts are put to good use: they could combine into small jets, able to be piloted by any of the individual team members. (Maybe they should have called him Sevenwing.) The same line also slightly modified the previous year's Sixliner to make Sixtrain; both used the kibble as extra cars to be pulled by the train-bots. After all five were reissued well over ten years later, four of them (Sixliner was omitted) were ''finally'' released in America, renamed (and in Sixbuilder's and Sixwing's cases, repainted) as new versions of [[TransformersGenerationOne Devastator, Superion, Defensor]], and [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Rail Racer]]. Sadly, outside of a [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Defensor_%28Universe%29 cameo,]] none of them have appeared in any cartoons or comics... yet.

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** However, the Japanese-only Transformers line "Operation Combination" had three combiners named Sixbuilder, Sixwing, and Sixturbo whose extra parts are put to good use: they could combine into small jets, able to be piloted by any of the individual team members. (Maybe they should have called him Sevenwing.) The same line also slightly modified the previous year's Sixliner to make Sixtrain; both used the kibble as extra cars to be pulled by the train-bots. After all five were reissued well over ten years later, four of them (Sixliner was omitted) were ''finally'' released in America, renamed (and in Sixbuilder's and Sixwing's cases, repainted) as new versions of [[TransformersGenerationOne [[Franchise/TransformersGenerationOne Devastator, Superion, Defensor]], and [[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Rail Racer]]. Sadly, outside of a [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Defensor_%28Universe%29 cameo,]] none of them have appeared in any cartoons or comics... yet.
17th Feb '17 10:08:58 PM BlackSunNocturne
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** ''Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'', part of Devastator comes from two wrecking ball cranes. Guess what the kibble is. Just guess. It's a pair of giant steel balls hanging from his crotch. Yes, Creator/MichaelBay went for a dick joke.
*** Note that ''none'' of the vehicles that make up that particular Devastator have a wrecking ball.
** Unlike the aforementioned Transformers above, the Devastator toys lack that particular kibble for reasons that shouldn't need stating considering its nature.

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** ''Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen'', ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', part of Devastator comes from two wrecking ball cranes.Hightower, who's alt-mode is a Truss crane. Guess what the kibble is. Just guess. It's a pair of giant steel balls hanging from his crotch. Yes, Creator/MichaelBay went for a dick testicle joke.
*** Note that ''none'' of ** Of special note: Of the vehicles that make up that this particular Devastator incarnation of Devastator, Hightower specifically forms his left arm, and the crane his alt-mode is would only have a one wrecking ball.
ball as a counterweight. Where the other comes from is anyone's guess.
** Unlike the aforementioned Transformers above, the Devastator toys lack that particular kibble for reasons that shouldn't need stating considering its nature. The "Devastator Showdown" track set does, however, feature one wrecking ball that chases cars down the track.
11th Feb '17 11:01:46 AM Morgenthaler
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** The set of deluxe figures based on the Combaticons/Bruticus from ''TransformersFallOfCybertron'' avert the problem by simply having hands built into the figures that can become limbs, and having the feet form from miscellaneous vehicle kibble (the first variety of kibble, that is).

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** The set of deluxe figures based on the Combaticons/Bruticus from ''TransformersFallOfCybertron'' ''VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron'' avert the problem by simply having hands built into the figures that can become limbs, and having the feet form from miscellaneous vehicle kibble (the first variety of kibble, that is).
26th Jun '16 6:49:16 PM Midonin
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*** ''Series/DoubutsuSentaiZyuohger'' is almost entirely kibble. Since the mecha are formed by cubes stacking on top of each other, the parts for the series' main robots are visible on one of the cube faces. The SixthRanger's robot, a large rhino-truck, turns the rhino's horn into one of its hands - said horn-hand containing the face of its combined form with the core five's robots on the back at all times, not even tucked away behind a panel.
30th May '16 9:39:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** TransformersEnergon's combiner teams tried to solve the kibble problem by having the individual [=TFs'=] weapons become the hands and feet.

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** TransformersEnergon's Anime/TransformersEnergon's combiner teams tried to solve the kibble problem by having the individual [=TFs'=] weapons become the hands and feet.
30th May '16 8:48:35 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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** Hot Shot of TransformersArmada can do it as well. Interestingly, Bumblebee in ''Animated'' was ''intended'' to be a new version of Hot Shot before the live-action film increased Bumblebee's name value. It's been noted even by people who didn't know about this that he ''acts'' more like a Hot Shot than a Bumblebee.

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** Hot Shot of TransformersArmada Anime/TransformersArmada can do it as well. Interestingly, Bumblebee in ''Animated'' was ''intended'' to be a new version of Hot Shot before the live-action film increased Bumblebee's name value. It's been noted even by people who didn't know about this that he ''acts'' more like a Hot Shot than a Bumblebee.
10th May '16 2:22:47 PM LinTaylor
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** The main transformation gimmick in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', was that the Riders summoned giant pieces of fruit that deployed around them as armor. Needles to say, the toy versions of some of armors had very noticeable kibble. A good example is Mango Arms, which had large pieces of Mango hanging from the Rider's back.

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** The main transformation gimmick in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', was that the Riders summoned giant pieces of fruit that deployed around them as armor. Needles to say, the toy versions of some of armors had very noticeable kibble. A Two good example is examples are Mango Arms and Lemon Energy Arms, both of which had large pieces of Mango have {{Badass Cape}}s in the show; obviously the toys couldn't magically transform, so instead you have plastic "shells" hanging from off the Rider's back.
13th Mar '16 4:46:23 AM Dark_Lord_
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* ''Series/KamenRiderDenO'': Den-O's armor consists of two pieces which swap around depending on which form is active: Sword Form's chestplate opens up vertically for Gun Form, and it becomes the backplate for Rod and Ax Form. Meanwhile, Ax Form's chestplate splits horizontally for Rod Form's chest and shoulders, and it is (of course) Sword and Gun's back. Wing Form is a recolored and modified Sword Form, while [[SuperMode Climax and Liner Forms]] are completely original.
* The main transformation gimmick in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', was that the Riders summoned giant pieces of fruit that deployed around them as armor. Needles to say, the toy versions of some of armors had very noticeable kibble. A good example is Mango Arms, which had large pieces of Mango hanging from the Rider's back.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
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''Series/KamenRiderDenO'': Den-O's armor consists of two pieces which swap around depending on which form is active: Sword Form's chestplate opens up vertically for Gun Form, and it becomes the backplate for Rod and Ax Form. Meanwhile, Ax Form's chestplate splits horizontally for Rod Form's chest and shoulders, and it is (of course) Sword and Gun's back. Wing Form is a recolored and modified Sword Form, while [[SuperMode Climax and Liner Forms]] are completely original.
* ** One of the powers of the eponymous character in ''Series/KamenRiderDecade'' was the Final Form Ride, which could turn other Riders into huge weapons, usually falling in the {{BFS}} and {{BFG}} category. While the show could, logically, portray these transformations cleanly, the toys not so much. When looking at some of the Riders in weapon mode from a certain angle, it just seemed like them taking an uncomfortable pose while having extra bits and pieces attached to their body.
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The main transformation gimmick in ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', was that the Riders summoned giant pieces of fruit that deployed around them as armor. Needles to say, the toy versions of some of armors had very noticeable kibble. A good example is Mango Arms, which had large pieces of Mango hanging from the Rider's back.
21st Jan '16 4:37:46 PM Scrounge
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*** Later on, the Combiner Wars toyline refined this approach
1st Jan '16 5:14:58 PM themisterfree
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** The ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' (no, they weren't tied into the Transformers universe, but apparently the similarity in transforming, not to mention the [[Series/{{Animorphs}} crappy TV show]] airing at the same time, led to a line of Transformer/Animorphs toys being released) toys had similar problems with animal parts hanging off. The [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Hork-Bajir 'Visser Three to Hork Bajir']] one is an especially huge mess because it was a triple changer. Tobias's body still looks very hawk-like in his human form, with the hawk head visible hanging down in the back.

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** The ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' ''Transformers'' (no, they weren't tied into the Transformers universe, but apparently the similarity in transforming, not to mention the [[Series/{{Animorphs}} crappy TV show]] airing at the same time, led to a line of Transformer/Animorphs toys being released) toys had similar problems with animal parts hanging off. The [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Hork-Bajir 'Visser Three to Hork Bajir']] one is an especially huge mess because it was a triple changer. Tobias's body still looks very hawk-like in his human form, with the hawk head visible hanging down in the back.
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