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FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Mkall » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:46 pm

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Apparently these three are going to be TFSource Exclusives.

Go get them!

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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:22 pm

aww.. no Venom? I mean not-venom?
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:28 pm

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Pass. I've already got the standard Insecticon figures from FansProject. I'm not hardcore enough to get these as well. I'm still looking forward to the Warbug remolds though.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby DevastaTTor » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:33 pm

That sucks, I wanted to pick up the Chop Shop homage since I had him as a kid. I don't need all three.

Probably just as well: too much other stuff coming out soon.

EDIT: of course, I might be convinced to split a set up if someone was interested in the other two.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:13 pm

DevastaTTor wrote:That sucks, I wanted to pick up the Chop Shop homage since I had him as a kid. I don't need all three.

Probably just as well: too much other stuff coming out soon.

EDIT: of course, I might be convinced to split a set up if someone was interested in the other two.



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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby daimchoc » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:23 pm

It's funny... I forgot that these are 3rd Party figures and submitted it for news...


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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Mekatron » Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:59 pm

Their really cool, but not as cool as the purple ones I already own... still pretty tempted though.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Stormrider » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:22 pm

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I'm totally digging. Molds fit these characters better than the first three. Coloring looks great.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Swindle01 » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:28 pm

urgh seriously? well doubt i will ever own these guys now. 150 is alot for 3 toys and if anything kinda makes FP seem stupid maing these guys exclusives

1 we all want a chance to own these guys. I live in the uk and if i order via tfsource i end up paying about $55 for shipping on these 3 to be boxed together. That and the fact in the past when ive orderd from tfsource they always label the items as merchandise rather than gift (like i keep telling them to do) on the customs forms and i keep getting charged to then just be given my sodding parcel

2 they release that steelcore hartmaster nonsense whos no even a tf...he only kinda resembles armada overload if you get the extra piece for him to be honest who gives a crap about armada overload? yet there making these insecticons exclsuive and limited in numbers?

sorry fp im just gona wait till these get koed because by the time someone on ebay wants to sell me these there gona be around the £150 mark for 3 toys (thats just under $300 to you guys)
I kinda feel fp deserves to get these guys koed for doing this
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Rated X » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:54 pm

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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Thadicon » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:07 pm

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Swindle01 wrote:urgh seriously? well doubt i will ever own these guys now. 150 is alot for 3 toys and if anything kinda makes FP seem stupid maing these guys exclusives

1 we all want a chance to own these guys. I live in the uk and if i order via tfsource i end up paying about $55 for shipping on these 3 to be boxed together. That and the fact in the past when ive orderd from tfsource they always label the items as merchandise rather than gift (like i keep telling them to do) on the customs forms and i keep getting charged to then just be given my sodding parcel

2 they release that steelcore hartmaster nonsense whos no even a tf...he only kinda resembles armada overload if you get the extra piece for him to be honest who gives a crap about armada overload? yet there making these insecticons exclsuive and limited in numbers?

sorry fp im just gona wait till these get koed because by the time someone on ebay wants to sell me these there gona be around the £150 mark for 3 toys (thats just under $300 to you guys)
I kinda feel fp deserves to get these guys koed for doing this



Yeah im with you on this one. I admit they make really cool toys but i live in the arsehole of the world, little old New Zealand and it cost a fortune just to get anything from TFsource down here. So this is useless to me especially the point that i might not even get a chance to even buy them it kind of just makes me think why bother buying anymore because at these prices im just wasting my money. I didnt even get a chance to buy the first 3 and they were sold out! The only time i have been able to get any exclusive type of TF was when RTS Windcharger was realeased down here en-mass so i picked so i grabbed a few of those. But why make it so exclusive that some people can t get them why not make it widely available and make more money?
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby quickmixed » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:52 pm

Those new headsculpts are fantastic :APPLAUSE: . I wasn't expecting these to be exclusive but either way, I will be picking these up. The colours are too awesome to ignore to.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Mkall » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:09 pm

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Swindle01 wrote:urgh seriously? well doubt i will ever own these guys now. 150 is alot for 3 toys and if anything kinda makes FP seem stupid maing these guys exclusives

Considering that when they premiered, FP's insecticons went for about $50 each, I'd say that they're on par with FP's pricing scale. I agree with you that it's poor decision making these exclusives.

1 we all want a chance to own these guys. I live in the uk and if i order via tfsource i end up paying about $55 for shipping on these 3 to be boxed together. That and the fact in the past when ive orderd from tfsource they always label the items as merchandise rather than gift (like i keep telling them to do) on the customs forms and i keep getting charged to then just be given my sodding parcel

My knowledge in this area is rusty, but I believe what you're asking them to do is illegal. Yes, it's one of those laws which is pretty much un-enforecable and would cost the system more and any potential gain they stand to make by actually enforcing it, but that's the system. Yes it's stupid - I'm probably going to have to pay 40 bucks to get mine since I'm in Canada.

2 they release that steelcore hartmaster nonsense whos no even a tf...he only kinda resembles armada overload if you get the extra piece for him to be honest who gives a crap about armada overload? yet there making these insecticons exclsuive and limited in numbers?

Apparently there were 800 Steel Cores and about 1300 sets of these (assuming no second runs are made of course). So whose more limited?

sorry fp im just gona wait till these get koed because by the time someone on ebay wants to sell me these there gona be around the £150 mark for 3 toys (thats just under $300 to you guys)
I kinda feel fp deserves to get these guys koed for doing this

So, let's see, they price the figures at their standard pricing scale, they're tied into a seller who has to follow the shipping rules of the USA, and there's more of them released than the steelcores. So because everyone's playing fair and lawful they deserve KOs?
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Blurrz » Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:55 pm

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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Doctor McGrath » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:05 am

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Blurrz wrote:Sorry I'm too braindead to backtrack research... who are these guys homaging individually?


The deluxe insecticons Barrage, Chop-Shop, and Ransack. Their team leader, Venom, is supposed to be released at a later date.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Blurrz » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:09 am

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Venom is a new mold or a repaint?
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby NOS » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:16 am

Snagged! Great looking figures for sure. Thanks, FansProject! :KREMZEEK:

My only gripe if you could call it that is... I kinda would have preferred these three be the ninja insecticons and have the others equipped with original guns. :-?

Gotta say, these became available for order much sooner than I expected though.

@Blurrz - There isn't a mold for Venom just yet. Last I heard... it's a 'might be' along the lines of new figure, FansProject site exclusive, and fembot. All hearsay, though.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby MGrotusque » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:21 am

I'm totally loosing my mind over these pics.

I've wanted some good photos of these guys for a while now (and thank you for posting some high res pics). Like i've said before on the thread i started about the Deluxe team is that i held out on the G1 release colour scheme cause too me they SCREAMED Deluxe Insecticons and i knew that they would be released as such.Just a matter of time. They were always some of my fave figs as a kid.

An instant pre-order without hesitation. As far as the Venom mold goes. He was my all time most favourite crowning jewel in my collection as a kid. I sure hope they do him justice. I have little doubt that FP will nail it. But like i say....i have HIGH expectations.

I'm really happy with the way Ransack looks with the clear wings!

These guys are a real tight and solid homage.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Doctor McGrath » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:22 am

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Blurrz wrote:Venom is a new mold or a repaint?


Yeah, pretty much what NOS said. Venom will be a new mold and was hinted at being more feminine than the original. They didn't really say fembot so I don't know what to make of that. I assume it will look great regardless though.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby Blurrz » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:35 am

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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby MGrotusque » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:36 am

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Blurrz wrote:Venom is a new mold or a repaint?


Yeah, pretty much what NOS said. Venom will be a new mold and was hinted at being more feminine than the original. They didn't really say fembot so I don't know what to make of that. I assume it will look great regardless though.


Venom can't be a Fembot. There's no logic in doing so either. But he had the most articulation out of all the team back in the day and through the engineering choices attributed to that extra articulation and by sheer coincidence he could be construed as a bit feminine if just from the poses you could get with him. But it still doesn't apply. He's like Vega from Street Fighter for example.

If you own the g1 mold you would know what i'm talkin about. He's all leg. :lol:
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby NOS » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:58 am

I won't be broken up about it if FP Venom turns out to be a Fembot. In the end I'll just be happy to have Venom added to my Classics collection as I'm not attached to the character enough to gripe about it's robo-gender.

I just hope we see one eventually.
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Postby MGrotusque » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:10 am

NOS wrote:I won't be broken up about it if FP Venom turns out to be a Fembot. In the end I'll just be happy to have Venom added to my Classics collection as I'm not attached to the character enough to gripe about it's robo-gender.

I just hope we see one eventually.


Agreed. I'm not partial either way as well. It's just that it makes not a lot of sense BUT if it does turn out to be a fembot....i'm cool with it.

On that note. Because this exclusive set is only being produced directly by the amount of pre-orders or out right purchases. It influences how many are actually made and ,because of which, they won't see a general release. Therefore, if you want them then place your order to get them custom made for you. I went ahead and bought the three.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby NOS » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:14 am

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NOS wrote:I won't be broken up about it if FP Venom turns out to be a Fembot. In the end I'll just be happy to have Venom added to my Classics collection as I'm not attached to the character enough to gripe about it's robo-gender.

I just hope we see one eventually.


Agreed. I'm not partial either way as well. It's just that it makes not a lot of sense BUT if it does turn out to be a fembot....i'm cool with it.

On that note. Because this exclusive set is only being produced directly by the amount of pre-orders or out right purchases. It influences how many are actually made and ,because of which, they won't see a general release. Therefore, if you want them then place your order to get them custom made for you. I went ahead and bought the three.


Same. I learned my lesson from waiting on Steelcore and have been kicking myself over it ever since. Not letting these boys slip through my fingers like Steelcore.
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Re: FansProject Deluxe Insecticons - Armored Battallion @ TFSource Exclusive

Postby MGrotusque » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:46 am

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Same. I learned my lesson from waiting on Steelcore and have been kicking myself over it ever since. Not letting these boys slip through my fingers like Steelcore.


Completely missed the Steelcore thing. I was totally unawares of it's existence. I don't know how but that's besides the point. What happened? Did you miss the boat? Was there also a "limited" and "exclusive" release scenario involved?
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