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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:01 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:What racks me off about this set is you know these pieces were conceived during the initial development of Hercules, and yet TFC made the decision to exclude them from the final product. They could have included them with the main figures, charged more for each, and guaranteed the extra coin from the fans. As it is, I for one will likely go without 'double-oh seven'.

I don't believe that for a second. I believe that TFC saw what fans were doing with their figures as they were being released, so they collected the ideas into a single set.

Possibly, but they must have theorised that these sort of modifications would happen. I can't believe that the guys who designed Hercules walked into a room one day and came up with Hercules as we know him straight off the bat. They must have discussed whether or not to give him a more G1 head, or stand-alone forearms to allow the treads to fold up by the shoulders. Maybe even experimented with rough models. Surely that's all part of developing a product.

I don't have a problem with this set (certainly not to the extent joesaysso does) I just wish they'd included them from the start. Piece by piece with each figure. So it'd have cost a little more for each figure, but at least we could've saved on the cost of shipping another unit. I just know I'm going to spend more money on this and probably not use half of it.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:35 pm

I could well see them coming up with the design the came up with and thinking "it's different, but that's okay". Bear in mind that the individual robots don't really look like the Constructicons and their upcoming Dinibots projects is an even further divergence than Devestator.

I agree that it'd have been nice to have those parts from the beginning, but ... I don't think they even thought of them at that point.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby alternator77 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:10 pm

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just wondering as i passed on herc for giant but those pieces that attach to the shoulder joint also allow the treads to collapse under the vehicle modes and then you attach the new forearms but my question is this.
arent you still sacrificing arm posability regardless of an extension of the shoulder joint?
or is it just to allow for the attachment of the forearm since the treads arent removable? >:oP
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:11 pm

alternator77 wrote:just wondering as i passed on herc for giant but those pieces that attach to the shoulder joint also allow the treads to collapse under the vehicle modes and then you attach the new forearms but my question is this.
arent you still sacrificing arm posability regardless of an extension of the shoulder joint?
or is it just to allow for the attachment of the forearm since the treads arent removable? >:oP

Yeah, the new cofiguration wouldn't add more posability like that. BUT using the shoulder joints alone and mistransforming the arms slightly may net you much more posability.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:13 pm

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DecepticonFinishline wrote:The thing that I dislike most about the set, however, is that it kind of spits in the metaphorical face of Hercules' greatest strength which is the integration of the combined mode into all the other modes. With this you will likely have extra bits lying around whilst the team members are in alt mode, which the biggest reason why I fell out of love with the original combiners... :/

That being said, I'll still buy it, but only if there is a way to attch these pieces to the other two forms (No matter how ridiculous it may look.)



Who has this problem? I've looked at a lot of collections on this site and others and cannot, even once, remember seeing an unassembled (made up word?) combiner team. I understand the cut in grace the figure will suffer, but come on, who displays combiners as teams and not....combined? :lol:


..... I like to change it up a little bit. :/
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:42 pm

So this is up for pre-order at BBTS .... BUT BBTS took a big bad hit in my customer loyalty with their markup price for Herc. So I preordered from Robot Kingdom. For the cheapest shipping I believe it was about a $5 more ... that does tend to add up, though.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Doctor McGrath » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:17 pm

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I think other than the gun, this set is really unnecessary. All it does is make the figure look more like Giant, nullifying the differences which made me decide to buy it in the first place. Easy pass.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Tue May 22, 2012 7:38 am

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Gotta say I am a fan of the new shoulder articulation. I didn't think I'd use this new mode, but I just may at that.

Edit: And I'm just now noticing that's not a cartoon accurate head. Why not, TFC?

That makes Crazy Devy's head kinda tempting ... too bad I hate how that looks. I guess I'll just have to get used to Herc not being bald. Which is a bummer because I was looking forward tot hat part of this set the most.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 1:16 pm

Disappointed that the head isn't painted like the cartoon. What's the damn point if the paint apps are the same?

The rest looks nice. I don't know if I'll use this configuration all the time. We'll see.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Sodan-1 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 2:58 pm

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Dammit. Bitchin' new gun and vastly improved shoulder articulation all for the low price of 30 bucks??? Tempted. Very, very tempted.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Rated X » Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:16 pm

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The new head will be going in my parts box along with the original. Im going for the Crazydevy G1 head. And as good as the new gun looks, why the hell is it black and not purple ??? Am I going to have to buy a gun from Crazydevy too to go with the purple barrel I bought ???

Im confused as to why people are so irked about the new forarms not being intergrated into the other modes. I honestly dont give a damn. On the original G1 Devastator, the purple combiner parts attached to the construction vechicles in stupid ways to make them looked "armed". Everybody just threw them in the parts box back in 1985 so why complain now ??? G1 Bruticus, Abominus, Piranacon, Defensor, Suoerion, Predaking, and Menasor, all had feet, fists, and a head that were "extra parts" too.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby daimchoc » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:58 am

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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Kibble » Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:29 pm

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Rated X wrote:And as good as the new gun looks, why the hell is it black and not purple ???


Huh...I didn't even notice the gun was black the first time I looked at these. I just always assumed it would be and didn't really look for it. This is quickly being chalked up as a pass. The head doesn't seem much different, I don't need another rage face, I prefer the tread forearms with the Shapeway set to put NB's blade where it's supposed to go, and the gun isn't purple. Unless I want to paint an extra head myself for a more G1 look, there just doesn't seem to really be any reason to get this anymore. I think someone's gonna need to paint one up and post some pics that sell me...
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Rated X » Mon Jun 11, 2012 5:41 pm

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Rated X wrote:And as good as the new gun looks, why the hell is it black and not purple ???


Huh...I didn't even notice the gun was black the first time I looked at these. I just always assumed it would be and didn't really look for it. This is quickly being chalked up as a pass. The head doesn't seem much different, I don't need another rage face, I prefer the tread forearms with the Shapeway set to put NB's blade where it's supposed to go, and the gun isn't purple. Unless I want to paint an extra head myself for a more G1 look, there just doesn't seem to really be any reason to get this anymore. I think someone's gonna need to paint one up and post some pics that sell me...



I never bought anything from Shapeways before. Ordering seems kind of complex. I seen some pretty cool stuff from designers who use it though. My hopes is that TFC might have addressed the concerns of the arm pegs from stripping with the upgrade. Bummed about the gun being black. Especially after remembering that the Crazydevy gun is way too oversized for my taste. Im hoping that company with the new "king tut" heads for Hercules does a proper purple gun.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:39 am

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I'd say the black rifle is TFC's answer to the complaints about the guns that came with the individual figures. Too bad they missed the part where we said it was the red guns we weren't digging.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby feeiq90 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:19 am

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any news on when this is gonna be released??
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby daimchoc » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:45 am

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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby El Duque » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:31 pm

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TFC Toys have updated their facebook page with package shots of the TFC-007 Rage of the Hercules set. This set allows Exgraver and Neckbreaker's treads to be positioned on the shoulders of Hercules and comes with separate forearms to give a more G1 inspired look. The set also features a new gun, alternate head and face plate, and poster. The set is scheduled to release on August 7th.

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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby daimchoc » Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:39 am

c/o blueben of tfw2005

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Sadly.. QC problem again.


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*Note: The issue is that both pegs should be on the same side.
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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

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Re: TFC -007 Hercules Upgrade

Postby Mkall » Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:57 pm

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daimchoc wrote:Sadly.. QC problem again.


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*Note: The issue is that both pegs should be on the same side.

And now I just cancelled my preorder with BBTS until I learn how widespread this issue is...

since it looks like a molding problem, I may wait for the eventual re-release.
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