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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RodimalToyota » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:15 pm

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Stormrider » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:49 pm

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The carrier mode is not cutting. As someone already pointed out, this fits better in the Macross universe than the TF universe. Is there more to this? The back of the carrier has tail fins that look to have runway lines on them.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby DevastaTTor » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:57 pm

Stormrider wrote:The carrier mode is not cutting. As someone already pointed out, this fits better in the Macross universe than the TF universe. Is there more to this? The back of the carrier has tail fins that look to have runway lines on them.

Good eye. I think you're on to something. Maybe they'll surprise everyone with a more legit battleship versus the cruiser mode.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:34 pm

It's the back of the box, so I think that's just it, guys. I guess one of the three modes of a triple changer must suffer, even for FP.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Rated X » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:14 pm

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Uggghhh the boat mode really sucks. Im so sick of this neo crap. Gimme some real G1. But I must admit the other 2 modes are awesome so I will buy it.

Edit: now that I think about it, with the G1 toy, the plane mode really suffered to make a nice carrier mode. I guess this time it's the other way around. But at least the robot mode is on point.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:57 pm

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I do in a way admire the SDF-1 look. However, the Jet mode will probably be the display state.

I have G1 Broadside, and that toy wasn't very good. Indeed, the Jet mode suffered greatly. And, the character is probably the worst for mass shifting, IMHO. I mean, does anybody know just how big an aircraft carrier is? Then to go to a jet?

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:05 pm

Agamemnon wrote:I do in a way admire the SDF-1 look. However, the Jet mode will probably be the display state.

I have G1 Broadside, and that toy wasn't very good. Indeed, the Jet mode suffered greatly. And, the character is probably the worst for mass shifting, IMHO. I mean, does anybody know just how big an aircraft carrier is? Then to go to a jet?

The best Triple changers were Astrotrain and Blitzwing, though I never had a Springer...

In the cartoon, Broadside's jet mode was massive. He used to carry the other Autobots like a spaceship.

I don't like the looks of this guy so I'm not biting. What they're doing with the Stunticons looks cool just because I like the way they look, kinda like Transformers: Prime Wheeljack (one of my favorite car modes ever), but for Broadside, I was really hoping for something that looked a lot more like what we got on the show.

It's great for Macross fans/collectors I guess, but this TF collector is staying away.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:28 am

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Considering that in order to have a 'CHUG' Broadside it is either this or trying to repaint tidal wave, this is the only choice for me. Yeah the carrier mode is crap, I guess they were hoping no-one would notice. The Jet is fantastic and the robot mode is a good amalgamation of Cartoon/comic Broadside and his IDW look. Will buy :D
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby xyl360 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:55 am

Banjo-Tron wrote:Considering that in order to have a 'CHUG' Broadside it is either this or trying to repaint tidal wave, this is the only choice for me. Yeah the carrier mode is crap, I guess they were hoping no-one would notice. The Jet is fantastic and the robot mode is a good amalgamation of Cartoon/comic Broadside and his IDW look. Will buy :D

Agree to disagree I guess. It's actually the jet mode that kills it for me. I was hoping it would look like it did in the G1 cartoon (or at least anywhere even remotely near what it looked like), but this thing looks like another Classics Jetfire. I've already got one of those, I don't need another.

I guess this is FP's deal now though. They're shooting for a very non-Transformers look with most of their figures these days. All very panel-lined/anime styled with lots of sharp edges. Not that that's necessarily a bad thing, it just doesn't work for me for this particular character. G1 Skyfire like in the cartoon would have been a good choice for such a style/look, but of course that makes sense since the original Jetfire toy was a Macross figure released under the TF toyline.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby NOS » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:25 am

Considering it says 'Cruiser Mode' I'm not sure I understand why some are unhappy that it isn't an aircraft carrier. I mean... Defender has a tank-esque car mode so it isn't like FP putting their own spin on things is necessarily new. Besides, it isn't that much of a stretch from a Space Cruiser to an Aircraft Carrier, is it?

All in all it isn't perfect, but I'm not disappointed either. Another good looking figure in my book and another character to cross off my list.

So FP... what's the next Triplechanger on the chopping block? :KREMZEEK:
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:32 am

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NOS wrote:So FP... what's the next Triplechanger on the chopping block? :KREMZEEK:

Pleeeease Blitzwing!!! Sandstorm can wait :)
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby daimchoc » Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:17 am

from FPC: http://www.fansprojectcore.com/news/201 ... -available

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 1:06 AM
After some back and forth with the manufacturer, we have confirmed that the bonus mini bots will be packaged with FPC versions of Assaulter together with the box. Due to the huge interest in these, the manufacturer has also noted that these minis will also be available with all retailed Assaulters, but packaged separately.





from FPC: http://www.fansprojectcore.com/product/ ... -assaulter
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After some back and forth with the manufacturer, we have confirmed that the bonus mini bots will be packaged with FPC versions of Assaulter together with the box. Due to the huge interest in these, the manufacturer has also noted that these minis will also be available with all retailed Assaulters, but packaged separately.

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:33 am

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mkall » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:17 am

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I'm not going to lie, every time I see a new FansProject preorder it excites me more than any other company's preorder.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:19 am

To get or not to get. That is the question.

It looks awesome, and seeing the prototype at TFCon makes me appreciate it's massiveness, but ... it's still just Brodside.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby mooncake623 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:22 am

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but ... it's still just Brodside.


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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:43 am

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Stormrider wrote:The carrier mode is not cutting. As someone already pointed out, this fits better in the Macross universe than the TF universe. Is there more to this? The back of the carrier has tail fins that look to have runway lines on them.

Good eye. I think you're on to something. Maybe they'll surprise everyone with a more legit battleship versus the cruiser mode.


Gauntlet101010 wrote:It's the back of the box, so I think that's just it, guys. I guess one of the three modes of a triple changer must suffer, even for FP.

I'm with Gauntlet101010 on this one. To add another mode would just detract from the character this figure homages. I'd say the lines on the fins are simply detailing that matches up with the detailing of the guns/wings in jet mode. Yeah, the ship mode is definitely the weakest of the bunch, but neither vehicle mode represents a real-world machine so I can let the designs slip a fair bit.

Agamemnon wrote:And, the character is probably the worst for mass shifting, IMHO. I mean, does anybody know just how big an aircraft carrier is? Then to go to a jet?

Agreed. For a Transformer to change into a jet and also the aircraft carrier that would launch it, forgive my crudeness but it always struck me as the transformation equivalent of masturbation. This is what I like about Assaulter. Of course a cruiser is smaller than an aircraft carrier, and Assaulter's jet mode gives me more of a large attack aircraft/bomber vibe than that of a small, nimble fighter. So for me the mass shifting would be lessened.

I know, I know. I'm probably overthinking it.

At the end of the day. I really like it, therefore I'll certainly be getting it. However, I won't be getting it from FPC. No discounted price for members, extortionate international flat rate shipping costs, waiting two months after release for it to arrive, and now they've lost there exclusivity of the micro Warbot vehicles; why would I bother getting it from FPC?
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:33 am

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby RodimalToyota » Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:53 am

That carrier mode is huge! Now I just need to find some micro Valkryies for a cross-over! :BOWDOWN:
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Mkall » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:24 am

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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Agamemnon » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:40 am

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The Cruiser mode is growing on me. I love Macross/Robotech/Japanese Mecha, so I'll probably love this. I definitely love FP products...sorry, accountant. It's going to be a crappy November. Preordered!

(Now that retail prices on regular TF Deluxes are insane, I can save money there. Maybe I'll peruse the clearance shelves after Xmas.)
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby craggy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:44 am

looks like another top notch Fans Project design. Looks like another flat rate shipping fiasco that I don't want to be a part of. Oh well.
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Re: Fansproject Warbot Assaulter. General Release - October

Postby Andrius » Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:45 am

Thanks to all our fans for all the patience with so many projects going on. We have many announcements to make starting with this one. FPC will be releasing pre-orders soon for Assaulter and has confirmed with FP that members of FPC that order will receive a bonus with their figure.


After some back and forth with the manufacturer, we have confirmed that the bonus mini bots will be packaged with FPC versions of Assaulter together with the box. Due to the huge interest in these, the manufacturer has also noted that these minis will also be available with all retailed Assaulters, but packaged separately.


So the BBTS/other retailer version will have everything that the FPC one does, but packaged separately? For the same price?

Much as I want to support FPC, BBTS's pile of loot and customer service will win this for me, easily.
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