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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby xyl360 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:39 pm

Damn, I wish they sold the separately :(. I have to buy 2 sets to do what I want to do with them (I need 2 of the forearm assemblies that go on Vortex).

Oh well, it's still cheaper than the $300 I would have paid for buying 2 of one of the original colored ones and 1 of the other. Sadly, only about $40 cheaper though.

Oh well, I'm sure I'll find a use for all those extra bots and bits of combiner kibble in other customs.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:48 pm

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The inflation sucks (dollar vs yen is different than a few years ago, this might be a more limited release), but I bit the bullet on these two (and the Bruticus set). Now I've just got to keep telling myself I don't need the Takara release of the FoC Bruticus... = (
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:36 pm

necr0blivion wrote:The inflation sucks (dollar vs yen is different than a few years ago, this might be a more limited release), but I bit the bullet on these two (and the Bruticus set). Now I've just got to keep telling myself I don't need the Takara release of the FoC Bruticus... = (


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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby necr0blivion » Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:25 pm

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RodimalToyota wrote:
necr0blivion wrote:The inflation sucks (dollar vs yen is different than a few years ago, this might be a more limited release), but I bit the bullet on these two (and the Bruticus set). Now I've just got to keep telling myself I don't need the Takara release of the FoC Bruticus... = (


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Thanks for the moral support! I just received and opened my Hasbro Bruticus this week, and wasn't too impressed with the design of the individual bot modes. I went to try out the gestalt mode and have been having fun trying to get nice poses with it. While far from perfect, this Bruticus can look pretty damn aggressive. So thinking about a more G1-inspired color scheme at less than the going SDCC version is really tempting.

On topic, Munitioner/Explorer are really fun molds, so I don't mind having multiples of them. I had a 2nd set of the initial release that was going to stay in alt mode with the rest of the Combaticons because I really liked the Onslaught trailer with Explorer, but eventually traded it before I got to that point.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby xyl360 » Sat Oct 20, 2012 8:13 pm

BBTS listed more of the preorders for the individual original deco versions for $99 so I cancelled one of my 2 new sets. So now I'm only shelling out $230+S&H. Not bad :).
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Yotsuyasan » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:02 am

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Anyone who might prefer TFSource, they have preorders up now, too. Same price as BBTS, but I personally like the free shipping over $150, which shouldn't be a problem if you also need to order a Bruticus to go with it!
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Yotsuyasan » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:25 pm

Motto: "No matter where you go, there you are."
TFSource is now also offering a $20 savings if one orders both the Crossfire set and the Asia Exclusive Bruticus together. I know $20 ain't much, but hey, between that and the free shipping I'll take what savings I can get. :)
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby That Bot » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:36 pm

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$240 for a complete Fansproject Bruticus with free shipping is probably the cheapest you'll be able to get it anywhere, so no complaints.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby craggy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:26 pm

Yotsuyasan wrote:TFSource is now also offering a $20 savings if one orders both the Crossfire set and the Asia Exclusive Bruticus together. I know $20 ain't much, but hey, between that and the free shipping I'll take what savings I can get. :)

yeah, that pushed me over the edge on these. it cuts down the shipping cost by about half. so now I'm getting the whole thing for about the current price of the original 2 FP toys. I think I like the colours on Blast Off better. I like how Swindle has more paint apps and the chest looks much nicer, just a shame that this one looks more orange than yellow, whereas the first one was more green than I'd have liked. When the specific shade of it is all I can find to complain about though, it's a good sign.

for the Asia exclusive Bruticus, I don't see any difference between the Brawl toy compared to the ROTF (or was it DOTM?) set. Vortex and Onslaught are more to my liking though. Since I won't be using the other tank or copter, it would have been cool to get them coloured crazy like the original Energon releases. I have a real soft spot for the Stormcloud deco of the chopper. As is, I guess I'll have them as generics. They can hang out with the white Explorer repaint I got cheap a while back.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby guarayakha » Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:54 am

Those black backpack cannons are sexy as hell. Lookin' great! =P~
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby craggy » Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:20 am

thanks daim. is that the newest version of the Hasbro Bruticus there as well? I've been very eager to see how that lot looks put together.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby DevastaTTor » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:06 pm

guarayakha wrote:Those black backpack cannons are sexy as hell. Lookin' great! =P~

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby daimchoc » Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:22 pm

craggy wrote:thanks daim. is that the newest version of the Hasbro Bruticus there as well? I've been very eager to see how that lot looks put together.


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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby craggy » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:17 pm

cool. I got that lot all paid for. Just need it to ship now! NOW! This'll be my first full-size gestalt since...Abominus. Jeez. Micromaster combiners just don't cut it.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Mkall » Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:47 pm

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby JRFitzpatrick7 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:18 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Ah, what's that Shockwave from? :???:


I'm guessing it will be included with the set, make it more than just a repaint. The hands are fitted with special grooves to hold the rifles and knife, I imagine shockwave will have the same molding
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby DevastaTTor » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:20 pm

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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Yotsuyasan » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:25 pm

Motto: "No matter where you go, there you are."
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:I'm guessing it will be included with the set, make it more than just a repaint. The hands are fitted with special grooves to hold the rifles and knife, I imagine shockwave will have the same molding


It looks like that is the case... You can see some kibble on his back that looks like a handle with the slot to fit over those grooves.

Man, this has me even more excited for these, and glad I missed out on the first release back in the day! (Although hopefully, much like the City Commander re-release, Fansproject will also sell the added accessories separately for those who need them.)

I look forward to seeing this in gun mode.
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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby necr0blivion » Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:43 am

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He looks neat, and I hope we get these in-hand soon.

So, is this a fitting end to the unofficial "Year of Shockwave"? Knight Morpher Cyclops (and mini-Wave), FoC Shockwave, RTS Jazz to Shockwave upgrade kit, FansToys Quakewave, Prime BH Shockwave, and finally FP's little Quake.
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necr0blivion wrote:He looks neat, and I hope we get these in-hand soon.

So, is this a fitting end to the unofficial "Year of Shockwave"? Knight Morpher Cyclops (and mini-Wave), FoC Shockwave, RTS Jazz to Shockwave upgrade kit, FansToys Quakewave, Prime BH Shockwave, and finally FP's little Quake.



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Re: Fansproject Munitioner/Explorer Recolors

Postby Yotsuyasan » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:12 pm

Motto: "No matter where you go, there you are."
Well, I got an in stock notification e-mail from TFSource. Soon.... Yes, soon.... Mwa ha ha!

(Watch it arrive while I am away next weekend... Ah, well. Something to look forward to for when I get home, I suppose...)
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