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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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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 ;)
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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 ;)
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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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Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sat May 04, 2013 8:20 pm

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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby daimchoc » Sat May 04, 2013 8:54 pm

Note that Smart Robin and Brain Wave are different sizes. One's a deluxe, while the other is a Voyager.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sun May 05, 2013 6:01 am

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daimchoc wrote:Note that Smart Robin and Brain Wave are different sizes. One's a deluxe, while the other is a Voyager.


Can somebody please remind me what FP are calling a deluxe these days >:oP
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby craggy » Sun May 05, 2013 7:21 am

Autobot Genocide wrote:
daimchoc wrote:Note that Smart Robin and Brain Wave are different sizes. One's a deluxe, while the other is a Voyager.


Can somebody please remind me what FP are calling a deluxe these days >:oP

Code/Chromedome is about the height of MP Sideswipe. Bit skinnier but definitely bigger than a Hasbro deluxe that you'll find on the shelves right now.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sun May 05, 2013 8:14 am

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craggy wrote:
Autobot Genocide wrote:
daimchoc wrote:Note that Smart Robin and Brain Wave are different sizes. One's a deluxe, while the other is a Voyager.


Can somebody please remind me what FP are calling a deluxe these days >:oP

Code/Chromedome is about the height of MP Sideswipe. Bit skinnier but definitely bigger than a Hasbro deluxe that you'll find on the shelves right now.


Would you say he's worth 85 quid?
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sun May 05, 2013 8:15 am

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Autobot Genocide wrote:
craggy wrote:
Autobot Genocide wrote:
daimchoc wrote:Note that Smart Robin and Brain Wave are different sizes. One's a deluxe, while the other is a Voyager.


Can somebody please remind me what FP are calling a deluxe these days >:oP

Code/Chromedome is about the height of MP Sideswipe. Bit skinnier but definitely bigger than a Hasbro deluxe that you'll find on the shelves right now.


Would you say Chromedome is worth 85 quid?
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby craggy » Sun May 05, 2013 8:33 am

£85? Hell no! £50 is about right for these guys, the current pre-order prices for Smart Robin and UUUU is less than that, and I think it's fair.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sun May 05, 2013 9:00 am

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craggy wrote:£85? Hell no! £50 is about right for these guys, the current pre-order prices for Smart Robin and UUUU is less than that, and I think it's fair.


I'll take that as a big no than :lol: i was just looking on ebay and that was the cheapest price something like £83.50 got my self suckered into wanting him pretty bad as i just got headmasters on dvd and wanted one :lol: but i'll respect your'e opinion and hold off for a cheaper one. thanks craggy.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby Sodan-1 » Sun May 05, 2013 12:02 pm

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craggy wrote: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'd get behind that and then some. They're small and would only require a minor remold. They could wait until they've finished with the main figures and then put out a bundle pack with the alternate heads, at least for the Autobots. The Decepticon Headmasters didn't vary all that much between the U.S. and Japanese animations and the figures. The Autobots were all over the place.

My biggest concern right now is that FansProject won't be releasing a Highbrow or Hardhead. I may be wrong, but I can't think of anything FansProject has released that hadn't already been covered by another third party, except maybe the missile and rifle upgrade for City Commander. Highbrow is getting some help from HeadRobots while both that group and ToyWorld have done Hardhead.
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Re: FansProject Function X-03 Smart Robin - Brainstorm

Postby craggy » Sun May 05, 2013 12:16 pm

Sodan-1 wrote:
craggy wrote: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'd get behind that and then some. They're small and would only require a minor remold. They could wait until they've finished with the main figures and then put out a bundle pack with the alternate heads, at least for the Autobots. The Decepticon Headmasters didn't vary all that much between the U.S. and Japanese animations and the figures. The Autobots were all over the place.

My biggest concern right now is that FansProject won't be releasing a Highbrow or Hardhead. I may be wrong, but I can't think of anything FansProject has released that hadn't already been covered by another third party, except maybe the missile and rifle upgrade for City Commander. Highbrow is getting some help from HeadRobots while both that group and ToyWorld have done Hardhead.

I wouldn't be surprised to see FP announce these much later on, but yeah, as with all of these things, if you really want a character, you've got the option of getting the one announced at the time, or waiting for a mythical potential future release from someone else that may never appear. (Hasbro Arcee :BOOM: )
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