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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:07 pm

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Re: FansProject - Insider update

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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Rated X » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:11 pm

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:Let's hope this is their often rumored Menasor! Hes the last of the Decepticon combiners and the last of the original G1 combiners that have never seen a decent update. I've been holding out on ANY Stunticon figures in the hopes that we'd get a combiner one day - officially or not.



Dont forget, Predaking, Abominus, and Piranacon. Well we need better Stunticons. And after seeing FOC Bruticus, I think it would be better if Hasbro left combiners to the experts.

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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby daimchoc » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:56 pm

From Venksta:

Before anyone gets too excited (I guess its too late), remember, Fansproject is not the main focus for the group members in their daily lives. Unlike other groups, FansProject is very patient, and they don't see a need to announce things a year ahead, when they first begin work on a project. All the items coming out next have been in the works for a minimum of 18 months at least. Steel Core was probably started at least 2 years ago. I first saw the prototype back in January 2011. It would of taken a minimum of 6 months to get to that prototype stage.

Just because they just showed Assaulter's artwork recently, doesn't mean their just starting off in the drawing stages. :wink:

As for the upcoming releases, thats all stuff you guys would of known based on leaks and what not over the year. Members here have known Menasor was the next combiner, as some where shown photos at Botcon 2011. Based off that, you'd come to the conclusion that is 5 figures at the minimum, if FP release each individually. Plus, the teaser for Crossfire 3. Teasers shown at TFCon 2009. Everything adds up. Most of what I've mentioned today is not really news, unless you don't follow FP as others do. :)

As for the pricing, remember not all the 3rd party groups have the same production run of units as others. Fansproject is popular, so they can sometimes do a bit larger of a run and help keep end cost down. As well, there are other costs involved for productions, or suprise costs a group encounters, that fans don't know about, and a group has to factor it in or their product might not get released at all.



So looking forward to the upcoming releases from FP.


Edited per Venksta. ;)
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:13 pm

Rated X wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Let's hope this is their often rumored Menasor! Hes the last of the Decepticon combiners and the last of the original G1 combiners that have never seen a decent update. I've been holding out on ANY Stunticon figures in the hopes that we'd get a combiner one day - officially or not.



Dont forget, Predaking, Abominus, and Piranacon. Well we need better Stunticons. And after seeing FOC Bruticus, I think it would be better if Hasbro left combiners to the experts.

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You really don't read entire threads before replying, do you?

Unlike other groups, FansProject is very patient, and they don't see a need to announce things a year ahead, when they first begin work on a project.


I suppose that's true. Just gotta be patient. I suppose that's one downside to Fansprojects. It takes a long, long time to see something from them.
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:59 pm

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Argh! The teasing hurts so bad! :BOOM: I'd love some FansProject Stunticons. Even if Menasor turns out to be the same size as Giant and Colossus I think it would work with Hercules too as TFC's Constructicons resemble the huge construction vehicles you'd find in a quarry.

I can't wait to find out what else FP have in the works. In January 2011...
FansProject wrote:Also coming in 2011

WB-002
CA-06
CA-07
Crossfire-03
(Audacity) Amelioration of Novel form, HeartMaster - HM-001
and much more….

Well HeartMaster is now WB-002 so is there any more HeartMasters planned and did '(Audacity) Amelioration of Novel form' refer to something else? I really want to know.
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Rated X » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:59 pm

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The bottom line is somebodys gotta do the stunticons and if Fansproject sleeps on it too long somebody else will git-r-dun !
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby xyl360 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:11 pm

Rated X wrote:The bottom line is somebodys gotta do the stunticons and if Fansproject sleeps on it too long somebody else will git-r-dun !

Yep, I can already hear TFC knocking on the door. They seem intent on doing pretty much all of the G1 combiners it seems (concepts for Computron and Abominus have already been seen and they're obviously doing Superion). Considering the fact that Superion and Menasor are somewhat arch enemies, I suspect they'll jump on the Stunticons even if FP does their own, but maybe I'm wrong on that. But you can bet they probably will do one if FP doesn't get their own out soon enough.
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby necr0blivion » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:06 am

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xyl360 wrote:
Rated X wrote:The bottom line is somebodys gotta do the stunticons and if Fansproject sleeps on it too long somebody else will git-r-dun !

Yep, I can already hear TFC knocking on the door. They seem intent on doing pretty much all of the G1 combiners it seems (concepts for Computron and Abominus have already been seen and they're obviously doing Superion). Considering the fact that Superion and Menasor are somewhat arch enemies, I suspect they'll jump on the Stunticons even if FP does their own, but maybe I'm wrong on that. But you can bet they probably will do one if FP doesn't get their own out soon enough.


I can see TFC keeping the size of their Gestalts the same as Hercules instead of trying to downsize a bit. However, as much as I would love to get new versions of all the combiner teams, I'm happy with 1 or 2 a year. Hercules was really a one-off for me at that price range, I really don't want to think about sustaining $100/pop every time.
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby daimchoc » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:32 am

necr0blivion wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Rated X wrote:The bottom line is somebodys gotta do the stunticons and if Fansproject sleeps on it too long somebody else will git-r-dun !

Yep, I can already hear TFC knocking on the door. They seem intent on doing pretty much all of the G1 combiners it seems (concepts for Computron and Abominus have already been seen and they're obviously doing Superion). Considering the fact that Superion and Menasor are somewhat arch enemies, I suspect they'll jump on the Stunticons even if FP does their own, but maybe I'm wrong on that. But you can bet they probably will do one if FP doesn't get their own out soon enough.


I can see TFC keeping the size of their Gestalts the same as Hercules instead of trying to downsize a bit. However, as much as I would love to get new versions of all the combiner teams, I'm happy with 1 or 2 a year. Hercules was really a one-off for me at that price range, I really don't want to think about sustaining $100/pop every time.



I think you misread the response by xyl360. The TFC reference is about getting it out or having a similar Gestalt out before FP does. It's not a reference about size.
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:40 am

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I am fully down for a FP Menasor and at this point only a FP Menasor! I will still be joining the TFCC subscription club and getting their Breakdown (to go with my HTS Dragstrip) but this needs to happen. Poor little Superion, now there's going to be two bid bad combiners to hold him down while the third just wales on him! :lol: He's going to need some backup too eventually. I just hope they use a design similar to the one in the Ongoing for Motormaster.
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:20 pm

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zodconvoy wrote:SU&TM$ :ic$:

I am fully down for a FP Menasor and at this point only a FP Menasor! I will still be joining the TFCC subscription club and getting their Breakdown (to go with my HTS Dragstrip) but this needs to happen. Poor little Superion, now there's going to be two bid bad combiners to hold him down while the third just wales on him! :lol: He's going to need some backup too eventually. I just hope they use a design similar to the one in the Ongoing for Motormaster.

Oh god, for a moment there I thought you would use the R word. :shock:

I like this news, hopefully everything will be available through normal stores as well and not just the Core with the insane shipping rate.
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Stormrider » Tue Jun 26, 2012 5:52 pm

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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Venksta » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:49 pm

Stormrider wrote:I would like to see FansProject create and offer Menasor.



So you guys over here at Seibertron have had no idea that FP were working on a Menasor? A FP member, who was at BotCon 2011, showed a bunch of people photos of various designs prototypes for their Menasor combiner.
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby daimchoc » Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:53 pm

Venksta wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I would like to see FansProject create and offer Menasor.



So you guys over here at Seibertron have had no idea that FP were working on a Menasor? A FP member, who was at BotCon 2011, showed a bunch of people photos of various designs prototypes for their Menasor combiner.



It's funny that we see that post... It's been stated on the OP, that FP is coming out with not-Menasor. Anyway, thanks for your help Venksta! Appreciate it much. :BOWDOWN:
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:04 pm

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daimchoc wrote:
Venksta wrote:
Stormrider wrote:I would like to see FansProject create and offer Menasor.



So you guys over here at Seibertron have had no idea that FP were working on a Menasor? A FP member, who was at BotCon 2011, showed a bunch of people photos of various designs prototypes for their Menasor combiner.



It's funny that we see that post... It's been stated on the OP, that FP is coming out with not-Menasor. Anyway, thanks for your help Venksta! Appreciate it much. :BOWDOWN:


Venksta, it's been an unconfirmed but common rumor and assumption here that they're making one but no proof or confirmation was ever provided here. I'm on TFW as well but I stick to the Radicons section there. Are any pics or design sketches available?
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby zodconvoy » Tue Jun 26, 2012 8:08 pm

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zodconvoy wrote:to hold him down while the third just wales on him!

Oh god, for a moment there I thought you would use the R word. :shock:


...that... that wasn't anywhere near where I was going with that. I was talking about an ass kicking not ass... you know...
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby rpetras » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:26 am

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The only saving grace to me as a toy with the original MM was his colorscheme and the fact that he WASN'T an Optimus clone......this way he pretty much will be. Hope I'm wrong there, and yes I get that keeping MM in scale with scout sized Stuntis pretty much rules out a combined trailer/cab design but even so......


If you are talking about a "classics" style upgrade, which most of FPs stuff has been, and not a straight upscaling of a G1 design, it would be possible to make Motormaster more of a box truck, and not necessarily a tractor trailer design.

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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Dead Metal » Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:58 am

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Dead Metal wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:to hold him down while the third just wales on him!

Oh god, for a moment there I thought you would use the R word. :shock:


...that... that wasn't anywhere near where I was going with that. I was talking about an ass kicking not ass... you know...

Yea I got that, but reading the sentence up to that one point my mind just wandered in that direction, maybe because it seems to be the hottest topic on the internet at the moment.

So the Menesor rumour actually has some foundation other than wishful thinking getting repeated?
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby zodconvoy » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:53 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:to hold him down while the third just wales on him!

Oh god, for a moment there I thought you would use the R word. :shock:


...that... that wasn't anywhere near where I was going with that. I was talking about an ass kicking not ass... you know...

Yea I got that, but reading the sentence up to that one point my mind just wandered in that direction, maybe because it seems to be the hottest topic on the internet at the moment.


No, I get that. I live in PA and one of my friends is a hard core Penn Stater and it was like pulling teeth to get him to realize that it was about the little kids and not the damn football team. He has since told me he was being an ass.

Dead Metal wrote:So the Menesor rumour actually has some foundation other than wishful thinking getting repeated?


Evidently, and it's just what I've been waiting to hear! :DANCE:

Crossfire Bruticus, Green Giant, and now an actual Fansproject Menasor! It's a good time to be an adult collector!
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Re: FansProject - Insider update

Postby Doctor McGrath » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:52 am

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