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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:
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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.

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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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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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

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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

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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

Arctorro wrote:
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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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Arctorro » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:46 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.

Thanks! :D

But I wasn't the only one to pick up on it, Mkall beat me to the post ;)
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Rated X » Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:05 pm

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Arctorro wrote:
monstergrotusque wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
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.

Thanks! :D

But I wasn't the only one to pick up on it, Mkall beat me to the post ;)
Mkall wrote:Smart Robin aka Brainstorm (hilarious letter mixings ftw) is now up for preorder!



So they mixed the letters huh ? Quadruple U was cool, but Im not feeling this style of naming (anagrams) If it was up to me, just let Toyworld come up with all the names for the other companies. ;)
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Agamemnon » Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:05 pm

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Rated X wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
monstergrotusque wrote:
Arctorro wrote:
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.

Thanks! :D

But I wasn't the only one to pick up on it, Mkall beat me to the post ;)
Mkall wrote:Smart Robin aka Brainstorm (hilarious letter mixings ftw) is now up for preorder!



So they mixed the letters huh ? Quadruple U was cool, but Im not feeling this style of naming (anagrams) If it was up to me, just let Toyworld come up with all the names for the other companies. ;)

Personally, I like what was suggested in the other thread. Of course, I heard immediately in my head: "But, you may call me.....Tim"

However, that might get people confused with Skullgrin
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Rated X » Fri May 03, 2013 4:18 pm

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I had to bring this lost thread back to the top for comparison purposes to the new Toyworld prototype. I swear I never noticed the mouth on this version. I much prefer the faceplate.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby craggy » Fri May 03, 2013 4:44 pm

comparison? where?
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Rated X » Fri May 03, 2013 5:41 pm

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craggy wrote:comparison? where?



Not that kind of comparison. I meant that this thread had gotten lost in the pages of old stuff, so I commented on it to bring it back to the current threads so people wouldnt have to search for it. Maybe someone with photoshop skills can put them together in one picture using Code and Hardbone's heights for scale purposes. Any takers ?
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Agamemnon » Fri May 03, 2013 5:41 pm

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craggy wrote:comparison? where?


Because I wanted to see them side by side:

From the ToyWorld updates thread (and earlier in this thread):

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Personally, I like the detailing on the FP offering. Yet, these are just prototypes. I'll keep an eye out on both of them.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby necr0blivion » Fri May 03, 2013 5:49 pm

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I like both offerings, but will note that I like the face plate and wings on TW's version. Still too early to make comparisons as we only have limited views of each.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby craggy » Sat May 04, 2013 8:18 am

necr0blivion wrote:I like both offerings, but will note that I like the face plate and wings on TW's version. Still too early to make comparisons as we only have limited views of each.

I'm leaning towards FPs because of the detailing, and already having Code, as well as the price difference between the first TW and FP headmasters. Really do like the TW head. That's much better seeing them together.

Said it in the TW thread but it makes sense to mention it here: It'd be really nice if FP did an upgrade set for their Function X line, with recoloured heads with the alternate faceplates. Stylor stands out as being quite noticeably a different piece than the main Code figure and now Brainstorm will have a mouth instead of the faceplate I always thought of him with.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby necr0blivion » Sat May 04, 2013 4:22 pm

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craggy wrote:I'm leaning towards FPs because of the detailing, and already having Code, as well as the price difference between the first TW and FP headmasters. Really do like the TW head. That's much better seeing them together.

Said it in the TW thread but it makes sense to mention it here: It'd be really nice if FP did an upgrade set for their Function X line, with recoloured heads with the alternate faceplates. Stylor stands out as being quite noticeably a different piece than the main Code figure and now Brainstorm will have a mouth instead of the faceplate I always thought of him with.


I think both have similar amounts of detailing. But you bring up a good point about pricing - $30 more for the TW one (even though it will be larger than the FP one) becomes a factor. I still haven't picked up Hardbone because of the price.

I also like your idea for selling alternate heads down the line, would help people customize a bit more to their tastes and hopefully give FP extra sales.
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