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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:06 pm

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It certainly has a Macross vibe to it, but that's OK with me.
I look at it as a "Cybertron" mode ... and I really like Macross, so it's all good.

If some later company does re-do the character with more of an earth mode, I'd probably look to update this, and move him from my Neo-G1 shelves to my Cybertron mode shelf, which is getting a lot of love because of the WfC/FoC stuff.

Yep, that's kinda what I'm thinking as well. It's a good representation if they were shooting for a Cybertronian/pre-Earth mode for him.

I'm still not biting though simply because I don't have an itch for a pre-Earth Broadside that badly. It does look like a pretty nifty figure though.



Maybe some other company can create a middle piece that fits over the 2 runways and makes it look more like an earth carrier. At least they got the robot mode right. Although I would have been satisfied with a repaint of Armada Tidal Wave with a retooled head. Flip the wings out and its a plane, lol.

The carrier mode doesn't actually bug me as much (though it would have been nice). I really wanted a show-accurate plane mode. I always thought he looked cool, kinda like a gigantic Aerialbot or something. That's why his scale clashes between carrier and jet modes never bothered me, because he actually didn't really mass-shift too much on the show. He turned into a gigantic plane the size of an aircraft carrier.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby daimchoc » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:41 pm

Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:49 pm

daimchoc wrote:Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?

I guess it's my own fault for misunderstanding the concept of what they were trying to create. I honestly thought that, like Springer (Defender), they were shooting for a homage/representation of the original G1 version of the character. It was never really clear to me that what they were going for was a Cybertronian version.

I was looking for a modern (i.e. bigger, more complex, better articulated, more show-accurate) G1 version of Broadside. Again, that's my own misunderstanding of what they were doing, and the reason why I'm not buying in on this one.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:50 pm

daimchoc wrote:Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?


Because people have a affliction of liking old, outdated designs, and want them to be repeated every two years.

I'm digging these FP's, because they are not G1, but a completely new universe of g1 characters in new exciting designs, we haven't seen before.

Plus I'm a Mecha Fan, so the fact theres a macross shot out in that design, means double win.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:01 pm

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daimchoc wrote:Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?


Because people have a affliction of liking old, outdated designs, and want them to be repeated every two years.

I'm digging these FP's, because they are not G1, but a completely new universe of g1 characters in new exciting designs, we haven't seen before.

Plus I'm a Mecha Fan, so the fact theres a macross shot out in that design, means double win.

Hey, I'm all for updates, but making something look like a Macross mecha from 10 or 20 years ago isn't an 'update' in my opinion. Making it look like perhaps a more modern incarnation of an actual fighter jet/aircraft carrier would be an update, not making it look like something considered 'futuristic' back in the 80's.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby daimchoc » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:06 pm

Technically, Springer only used his cybertronian mode.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:09 pm

daimchoc wrote:Technically, Springer only used his cybertronian mode.

Yep, very true, but that's what he had/looked like in the movie/show (just like Arcee, Hot Rod and Kup).
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby rpetras » Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:40 am

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daimchoc wrote:Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?


Because people have a affliction of liking old, outdated designs, and want them to be repeated every two years.


1986 to 2012 does not equal 2 years.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mekatron » Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:26 pm

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby NTESHFT » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:30 pm

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Glad I got him on preorder....

Still don't get why Steelcore hasn't made it to e-tail stores yet.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mkall » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:35 pm

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All right, who's the orange guy? He looks kinda neat,
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:56 pm

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All right, who's the orange guy? He looks kinda neat,

He looks like he tranforms into a ball or a cheeseburger. Very odd and not from FP I'm guessing.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:24 am

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... Scrounge?
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby daimchoc » Thu Oct 11, 2012 5:33 am

headsortails wrote:Glad I got him on preorder....

Still don't get why Steelcore hasn't made it to e-tail stores yet.



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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RodimalToyota » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:00 am

rpetras wrote:
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daimchoc wrote:Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?


Because people have a affliction of liking old, outdated designs, and want them to be repeated every two years.


1986 to 2012 does not equal 2 years.


I meant "G1 inspired", not just Broadside, who honestly was one of the worst G1 toys. either way.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:06 pm

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So this just leaves Sandstorm and Blitzwing for G1 triple-changers who don't have some sort of G1 representation. And no, I do not count that Scout-class redeco or TF: Animated Blitzwing.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RodimalToyota » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:17 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:So this just leaves Sandstorm and Blitzwing for G1 triple-changers who don't have some sort of G1 representation. And no, I do not count that Scout-class redeco or TF: Animated Blitzwing.



I liked the classics, but imagine a properly done Astro-train.
Blitzwing is a must, I wonder why iGear hasn't copied the Custom MP
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:52 pm

RodimalToyota wrote:
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daimchoc wrote:Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?


Because people have a affliction of liking old, outdated designs, and want them to be repeated every two years.


1986 to 2012 does not equal 2 years.


I meant "G1 inspired", not just Broadside, who honestly was one of the worst G1 toys. either way.

Yeah, me too. I wanted G1 inspired (more so than this), which was all I was complaining about. What we got instead would be comparable to WfC/FoC Optimus Prime. He's certainly still Optimus Prime, just as this is still (in a way at least) a version of Broadside. But if I'm looking for a Prime that transforms into a truck even remotely similar to the G1 version, I won't settle for the WfC or FoC version of Prime, I want MP-10 or Classics or something along that line. That's the only reason FP's creation didn't strike the right nerve with me. It's nothing against them at all, and as I said before, it looks like a really cool figure, it's just not quite what I was looking for.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:18 pm

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Seriously awesome. I'd love to be able to go into a restaurant with my friends and whip all our toys out on to the table, taunting the kids with how inferior theirs are.

I think my Assaulter robot mode will be a mix of the two: masked face but with the other versions legs. Can't wait.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mekatron » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:42 pm

xyl360 wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
rpetras wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
daimchoc wrote:Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?


Because people have a affliction of liking old, outdated designs, and want them to be repeated every two years.


1986 to 2012 does not equal 2 years.


I meant "G1 inspired", not just Broadside, who honestly was one of the worst G1 toys. either way.

Yeah, me too. I wanted G1 inspired (more so than this), which was all I was complaining about. What we got instead would be comparable to WfC/FoC Optimus Prime. He's certainly still Optimus Prime, just as this is still (in a way at least) a version of Broadside. But if I'm looking for a Prime that transforms into a truck even remotely similar to the G1 version, I won't settle for the WfC or FoC version of Prime, I want MP-10 or Classics or something along that line. That's the only reason FP's creation didn't strike the right nerve with me. It's nothing against them at all, and as I said before, it looks like a really cool figure, it's just not quite what I was looking for.


You guys DO realize that FP are kinda... attempting to branch-out & do their own thing with their latest figures, right? I realize most of their figures homage TF characters, but FP has definitely got their own style & look going on. They are not making Masterpiece or Classics figures for Hasbro...
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:47 pm

Mekatron wrote:
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RodimalToyota wrote:
rpetras wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
daimchoc wrote:Why are people looking for Assaulter to have a G1 look when it's obviously using a Cybertronian mode?


Because people have a affliction of liking old, outdated designs, and want them to be repeated every two years.


1986 to 2012 does not equal 2 years.


I meant "G1 inspired", not just Broadside, who honestly was one of the worst G1 toys. either way.

Yeah, me too. I wanted G1 inspired (more so than this), which was all I was complaining about. What we got instead would be comparable to WfC/FoC Optimus Prime. He's certainly still Optimus Prime, just as this is still (in a way at least) a version of Broadside. But if I'm looking for a Prime that transforms into a truck even remotely similar to the G1 version, I won't settle for the WfC or FoC version of Prime, I want MP-10 or Classics or something along that line. That's the only reason FP's creation didn't strike the right nerve with me. It's nothing against them at all, and as I said before, it looks like a really cool figure, it's just not quite what I was looking for.


You guys DO realize that FP are kinda... attempting to branch-out & do their own thing with their latest figures, right? I realize most of their figures homage TF characters, but FP has definitely got their own style & look going on. They are not making Masterpiece or Classics figures for Hasbro...

Yep, I absolutely do, and in fact I commented on exactly that in one of my earlier posts. I actually like their style, just not this particular figure. In fact, when I talked about this earlier I referred specifically to the fact that I LOVE what they're doing with the Stunticons even though they're so vastly different from the vehicle modes we know from G1 etc.

I get what they're doing, I like what they're doing, I just don't like this particular figure enough to pay for it and put on my shelf to be my Broadside. Again, it's not a slam against FP at all, just expressing my tastes, nothing more.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby craggy » Thu Oct 11, 2012 6:22 pm

RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:... Scrounge?

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:18 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:So this just leaves Sandstorm and Blitzwing for G1 triple-changers who don't have some sort of G1 representation. And no, I do not count that Scout-class redeco or TF: Animated Blitzwing.



I liked the classics, but imagine a properly done Astro-train.
Blitzwing is a must, I wonder why iGear hasn't copied the Custom MP
one on eBay.

Astrotrain... he could be improved, no doubt. But for the time and size, I like him.
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