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Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby El Duque » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:56 am

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Third-party upgrade group Headrobots has posted a couple of future products teasers via their twittier and facebook accounts.

First, we have a glimpse of a new head upgrade for Generations Skullgrin titled "Tauros". Images mirrored from their facebook page below.

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Next we have a set for those not pleased with the current skull head on their HFTD Voyager Banzai-Tron. Headrobots has tweeted a teaser for an upgrade set known as "Ronin" based on their previous "Blood: The Dark Warrior" set for HFTD Voyager Bludgeon. Check out the teaser art below.

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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron

Postby Mkall » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:58 am

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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron

Postby Prime Evil » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:03 pm

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If the price is right, I may buy just for the accessories. I don't have ROTF Banzaitron. I also like the helmet crest better then Bludgeon's version.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron

Postby GetRightRobot » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:04 pm

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I like it. I'm just not sure I need this set. I recently got hooked up for my birthday with the Blood upgrade (thanks Mike) which was awesome. But I like the idea of my Bludgeon, Banzaitron and Overlord (Botcon) all having different heads. Which now they do.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron

Postby Autobot Genocide » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:10 pm

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Awsome ill but this straight away as long as its in the price range as bludgeon and he has and gun but i will still use his sword since it was blue if we dont get one in the kit.

im sure his action master gun could be turned up right as a.. well some sort of sword.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:46 pm

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You know, these guys really impressed me at first. These concepts, along with the Onslaught kit are veering the wrong way IMO. Skullgrin already has a pretty nice resculpted head. Botcon gave us a great Banzaitron. I would love to keep throwing support their way. The current trend is making it difficult for me to do so.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Kung Fu Man » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:03 pm

Yeah, Skullgrin's head is pretty much fine as it is. If anything I'd be happier if they added other components to the guy to differentiate him further from Straxus.

No really, that guy's just chilling on his throne on my shelf, looking over at Skullgrin and wondering why he wore the same outfit to the party. Sad really.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Mkall » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:13 pm

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I like Skullgrin's head as it is, but knowing Headrobots, there will be other cool accessories for him that will make me want to get the set.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Prime Evil » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:28 pm

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I'll be passing on Taurus for sure. I think Hasbro's version is just fine. Again, it may come down to accessories.

What I would like them to do is work on Botcon 2012's Metalhawk.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Oilspill » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:33 pm

I have the Blood upgrade for Bludgeon, so this news made me wonder if I need to go pick up a Banzai-tron?

But looking at the pics, I don't think Hasbro did a great job of repainting him:
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And I think the bronze and silver actually look worse than the original colours:
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But if there are some other things that HeadRobots can do to make the figure look a little different from Bludgeon and a little more like G1 Banzai-tron then I would be interested (like maybe cover up the skeletal arms/legs and make them look more blocky - probably not feasible though, I haven't checked).
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby zodconvoy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:02 pm

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Kung Fu Man wrote:Yeah, Skullgrin's head is pretty much fine as it is. If anything I'd be happier if they added other components to the guy to differentiate him further from Straxus.

No really, that guy's just chilling on his throne on my shelf, looking over at Skullgrin and wondering why he wore the same outfit to the party. Sad really.


They can be made to look totally different just the way they are. Mine stand next to each other on the shelf and you wouldn't even know they come form the same mold. I'll post a pic when I get home.

That said, I'm not getting either of these. Skullgrin is perfect (and I mean perfect) the way he is and if I were to get a Banzai-Tron for display, I'd get the Botcon one again. I sold mine a few years ago when times were tough.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Sodan-1 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:38 pm

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I don't have or want Banzai-tron, so I'll certainly skip that one. I was about to write-off Tauros as well (perfectly happy with the head Skullgrin has) until you guys reminded me that it'll probably come with some worthwhile accessories.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Mkall » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:58 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:I don't have or want Banzai-tron, so I'll certainly skip that one. I was about to write-off Tauros as well (perfectly happy with the head Skullgrin has) until you guys reminded me that it'll probably come with some worthwhile accessories.

If all else fails, I may find a way to hang that skull on a chain and drape it around his neck.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron

Postby trence5 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:27 pm

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Mkall wrote:You can colour me interested.
WOW talk about TIMING..Image.. I was juuuuuuust about to pull the trigger on getting a Blood: The Dark Warrior head kit and paint it to better match Banzaitron
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 7:47 am

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Mkall wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I don't have or want Banzai-tron, so I'll certainly skip that one. I was about to write-off Tauros as well (perfectly happy with the head Skullgrin has) until you guys reminded me that it'll probably come with some worthwhile accessories.

If all else fails, I may find a way to hang that skull on a chain and drape it around his neck.

THAT is a wicked idea. Do you mind if I copy it. Think I'd put mine around his waist though. Skullgrin's already got quite a bulky chest.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Mkall » Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:42 am

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Sodan-1 wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I don't have or want Banzai-tron, so I'll certainly skip that one. I was about to write-off Tauros as well (perfectly happy with the head Skullgrin has) until you guys reminded me that it'll probably come with some worthwhile accessories.

If all else fails, I may find a way to hang that skull on a chain and drape it around his neck.

THAT is a wicked idea. Do you mind if I copy it. Think I'd put mine around his waist though. Skullgrin's already got quite a bulky chest.

Go for it. I may hang mine off the weapon or waist - I'll know for sure whenever I get it.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sun Feb 26, 2012 6:47 pm

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As much as i love having Skullgrin and his head i suppose isnt bad i always thought it was too small and not ugly enough, i mean after watching masterforce or just compared to his Pretender figure then checking his Gen head out i would have liked more cartoon influence personaly.

Looking at the teaser it appears the size is no problem and they have clearly just upsized the Gen head style i just hope he has an evil face
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby -Kanrabat- » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:11 pm

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I never felt the need to change Bludgeon's head. In my own opinion, it is WAY better than the 3rd party one.

But this upgrade set would be just PERFECT for my Banzaitron. This will really set him appart as a different character.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:36 pm

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-Kanrabat- wrote:I never felt the need to change Bludgeon's head. In my own opinion, it is WAY better than the 3rd party one.

But this upgrade set would be just PERFECT for my Banzaitron. This will really set him appart as a different character.


I bought the blood kit as soon as it was out and it does look good i got it for the skull face but ended up the comic face on display

even if you dont like the head the swords are amazing them alone are worth picking it up .
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Anonymous. » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:36 pm

Wonder if the Tauros head works in transformation.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:46 pm

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Blurrz wrote:Wonder if the Tauros head works in transformation.


good question that new head looks huge on the photo compared to the normal one

ive only bought the blood kit off them so i dont know if all the others work in transformation , with this it looks like it wont but hopefully im wrong
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby El Duque » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:50 pm

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Headrobots have taken to their facebook and twitter accounts to provide updates on their "Ronin" and "Tauros" upgrades for HFTD Voyager Banzai-Tron and Generations Skullgrin respectively. Check them out below.

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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Mkall » Fri Mar 23, 2012 11:57 pm

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In these two, not so interested in the heads, but the accessories look pretty sweet.

It's a good day for Headrobots upgrades.
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:32 am

I think the spike detail on the skullgrin upgrade is reverse-engineered off of a Lego Hero Factory 3.0 element :-?
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Re: Headrobots Teases "Ronin" Upgrade Set for HFTD Banzai-Tron & "Tauros" for Gen Skullgrin

Postby Manterax Prime » Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:14 am

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And what of Skullgrin's new head. I think that's just the standard head turned around.
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