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View Poll Results: Would you buy a transforming Mumm-Ra action figure?
Yes. 2 16.67%
Maybe. It depends on how it looks in both modes and how it transforms. 9 75.00%
No. 2 16.67%
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:03 PM   #1
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Would you buy a Mumm-Ra action figure (in new or classic style) that transforms from his mummy form into his powered-up form?

I'll leave how it could transform up to your imagination.
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:22 PM   #2
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Yeah that would be cool.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:46 PM   #3
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It really, really depended on how they looked and how the figure was in both forms.

Frankly I don't think it's possible to do it without either a lot of cheating (partsforming) to the point that it may as well be two figures.

If it really was no partswapping I don't think it's possible without making one form or the other look like crap. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles had some figures that transformed from human to splinter and human to Shredder and both of them had forms that suffered big time for the mechanics and that was a mostly straightforward change. To do Mumm-ra from mummy to super form would be even harder.
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Old 02-19-2011, 06:33 PM   #4
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depends on how bandai pulls it off.

somethings they do wonderfully with transformations...

and others they pull a GP-02, where they call the simple act of raising the side jet packs, as TRANSFORMING! lol
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Old 02-19-2011, 07:47 PM   #5
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If it could be pulled off without compromising the aesthetics, then hell yeah.
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:40 AM   #6
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but most likely it would not be that great, lol i have seen some of their transforming people, NOT so cool.

they had those power rangers that transformed into vehicles, right? i don't remember them being too good.

then again it can't possibly be worse then this!
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Old 02-20-2011, 08:13 AM   #7
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I think it's a good idea, and I'm surprised they never really did it originally, but like Joe said, if they can pull it off well, then why not!
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:36 PM   #8
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oh ya id buy it.
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:21 AM   #9
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If anybody remembers LJN's TigerSharks toy line, they had horrible transformations. As long as they stay away from that then they will be alright.
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:57 PM   #10
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depends on how bandai pulls it off.

somethings they do wonderfully with transformations...

and others they pull a GP-02, where they call the simple act of raising the side jet packs, as TRANSFORMING! lol
This. This. This x1000.

Bandai can pull of some really great transforming toys (Dinozaurs, Digimon, Gundam, and most Power Rangers toys), but they can also give us a lazy excuse parts swapping toy and still label it as "transformable"(some Gundam toys).

Since both results have happened in each of their toy lines, it really all comes down to how they approach the figure itself.

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Old 02-21-2011, 09:35 PM   #11
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the gundam line is normally VERY lazily done, idk about the japanese versions, but those american versions, i have about 30 of them, are so lazily made.

while i love them, they always cheat, instead of having wings open up, or something, they cheat by having it part swapping.

it is one thing to have part swapping hands, or weapons, since weapons are small, but then they go off and have a beam saber detach from the gundam, but then you part swap with the beam saber "On" version.

some of them have the parts be able to attach *the beam part*

but not many.

bandai does make some pretty cool toys though, they did make gobots after all! *or machine robo at least* lol
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Old 02-22-2011, 10:09 AM   #12
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It really depends. If it's some cheap gimmick like the Power Rangers Samurai head-swap, or nested figures (Mummy version stuffed inside PVC Ever-Living figure), then hell no.

If it's more along the lines of a Transformer, then maybe.
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Old 03-07-2011, 12:07 PM   #13
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I think if Bandai were to use a cloth cloak on mummy mumm-ra that could hide some of the seems where it transforms it might be duable. I just don't see how it would work as mummy was so frail and skinny with transformed being a huge roid raging freak.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:33 PM   #14
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No thank you I'm seeing it being a mess of plastic and you could see parts that is from the other form I would much rather have to clean figure. Thats just my take on it.
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