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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby necr0blivion » Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:36 pm

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thunderjacker wrote:as neurotic as i usually am about third party news, code or chromedome completely slipped by me. is there going to be a re-release? are these new products going to be available for pre-order at big-bad toystore? definitely want those stunticons. still lacking a g1 brainstorm and don't know which one i'd rather have.


I think we can all expect a wide re-release of Code at some point down the line - how far down is anyone's guess but Fansproject has re-released most of their products.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Agamemnon » Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:34 pm

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Mkall wrote:I'm surprised no one else plays with URLs in BBTS's system. I've gotten a good jump on things before anyone else is even aware of them by doing that.

I'd wondered how you got this. I was just at BBTS after reading their update and did a quick scan of the Third Parties I follow and didn't see anything.

Did we know the Function X mystery figure was Iron Man? :-?

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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Rated X » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:07 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:"In the past"? Well, THIS line has a more "G1" look, but I don't think that'll necessarily extend to the Warbot line. I heard that these are two different designers.

Aye. It's my understanding that there is one designer involved in the Warbot line, another who is doing the Function series (rumoured to be Jizai) and the Causality line features several other designers.


Well I definitally like this designer better. He is giving us real G1 love. Im not really into Macross cruisers or Ninja insects.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:27 pm

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That looks great. I'm a little nervous about robot mode. I have to admit the Function X designer has yet to completely win me over. I'll still preorder as soon as it's up. ;)
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Mkall » Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:36 am

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Mkall wrote:I'm surprised no one else plays with URLs in BBTS's system. I've gotten a good jump on things before anyone else is even aware of them by doing that.

I'd wondered how you got this. I was just at BBTS after reading their update and did a quick scan of the Third Parties I follow and didn't see anything.

It's real simple to do. In the URL there's a FPJ100030 I think for the Chromedome + Discount release.

I change it to 31, and find that it's for apparently Code's non-discount release. Then I do 32, then 33, then 34, which gives me an error.

Sometimes I get things before they go live, when there is a price and quantities. I could've gotten MP-10's US release in this fashion had I cared enough about it to do so. I snagged a Hasbro Grimlock too (not that I had to worry apparently).

And sometimes, I stumble upon neat stuff like this and I mash F5 hoping it'll go live any minute.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Stormrider » Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:58 pm

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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:17 pm

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Mkall wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:"In the past"? Well, THIS line has a more "G1" look, but I don't think that'll necessarily extend to the Warbot line. I heard that these are two different designers.

Aye. It's my understanding that there is one designer involved in the Warbot line, another who is doing the Function series (rumoured to be Jizai) and the Causality line features several other designers.


If Jizai is designing the Function line, Im Santa Claus and I sell ice cubes to eskimos. :-?

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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:31 pm

Just because it doesn't resemble his first attempt from a decade ago doesn't mean it's not him.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:38 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:Just because it doesn't resemble his first attempt from a decade ago doesn't mean it's not him.


Just looks a little too complex for his design style.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:52 pm

Rated X wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Just because it doesn't resemble his first attempt from a decade ago doesn't mean it's not him.


Just looks a little too complex for his design style.

I hear it's been a full DECADE since that was made. One hopes he improved in all that time. It'd be pretty pathetic if he hadn't.

Edit: Correction: it's been seven years since that image popped up. Still, that's a LOT of time to improve a skill.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:28 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Just because it doesn't resemble his first attempt from a decade ago doesn't mean it's not him.


Just looks a little too complex for his design style.

I hear it's been a full DECADE since that was made. One hopes he improved in all that time. It'd be pretty pathetic if he hadn't.

Edit: Correction: it's been seven years since that image popped up. Still, that's a LOT of time to improve a skill.



Have you seen his Scavenger render he released last year ? :SICK:

I think it's business as usual at Jizai Toys. It's a good thing we have X-Transbots to add a few extra ball joints and reduce the price.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Stormrider » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:36 pm

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Rated X wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Just because it doesn't resemble his first attempt from a decade ago doesn't mean it's not him.


Just looks a little too complex for his design style.

I hear it's been a full DECADE since that was made. One hopes he improved in all that time. It'd be pretty pathetic if he hadn't.

Edit: Correction: it's been seven years since that image popped up. Still, that's a LOT of time to improve a skill.



Have you seen his Scavenger render he released last year ? :SICK:

I think it's business as usual at Jizai Toys. It's a good thing we have X-Transbots to add a few extra ball joints and reduce the price.



I have spoken with the creator of Jizai Toys a few times. Most of his creations start off using styrine and pins (which is why you don't see ball joints on his webpage). He had been doing it for a while and has many original designs. It wouldn't surprise me if he joined up with FansProject to help them figure out the transformations and engineering. That's his speciality and it would seem like the perfect fit.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:33 am

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New pix - thanks FansProject.com!!!!

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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Stormrider » Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:37 pm

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I like the original designs, creative transformations, and detail.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby mooncake623 » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:59 pm

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Am I the only one that don't like code/chromedome? I think I'm going to sell him. Brainstorm on the other hand looks sick... really hope he has his briefcase... but since this is a homage to G1 and not MTMTE it probably wont. =/
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Brainstorm

Postby Agamemnon » Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:02 pm

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mooncake623 wrote:Am I the only one that don't like code/chromedome? I think I'm going to sell him. Brainstorm on the other hand looks sick... really hope he has his briefcase... but since this is a homage to G1 and not MTMTE it probably wont. =/

Code is popular. You can probably get a good price for him right now.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Mkall » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:57 pm

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Smart Robin aka Brainstorm (hilarious letter mixings ftw) is now up for preorder!
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Arctorro » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:21 pm

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Got the email from BBTS, pre-order in! :D
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Stormrider » Wed Jan 30, 2013 6:49 pm

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Thanks for the heads up. Pre-ordered.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:02 am

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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Banjo-Tron » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:33 am

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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:51 pm

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The figure looks fantastic, and with Brainstorm being the only Autobot Headmaster I owned I'm really looking forward to this update.

The only thing that really bugs me about this figure (and ToyWorld's Hardbone) is we're getting figures whose gimmick is a detachable head. I wish the producers would find it in their hearts to give us the minor selection of different faced heads. The animation/toy divide was hard enough to contend with, but with the Headmasters we've got the Pacific divide to deal with too.

Mouthplates for Brainstorms everywhere!!!! :PEACE:
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Rated X » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:00 pm

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Can sombody please explain what the "Robin" is supposed to mean ? I know Brainstorm was supposed to be smart but I dont get the rest...
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Arctorro » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:10 pm

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Rated X wrote:Can sombody please explain what the "Robin" is supposed to mean ? I know Brainstorm was supposed to be smart but I dont get the rest...

I was under the impression that Smart Robin was an anagram of Brainstorm :-? :D
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby MGrotusque » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:29 pm

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Rated X wrote:Can sombody please explain what the "Robin" is supposed to mean ? I know Brainstorm was supposed to be smart but I dont get the rest...

I was under the impression that Smart Robin was an anagram of Brainstorm :-? :D


Well done Arctorro. I wasn't fully grasping the Smart Robin thing either. But it is an anagram. Brilliant deduction good sir.
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