Submit News Contact Us Translate Sign in Join

TFC Ares

Do you love your new Hercules set? Can't get enough of FansProject's items? Upset that you bought a knock off when you thought you were getting an original? Use this forum to tell everyone your thoughts about TF Knock Offs and 3rd party toys.

Re: TFC Ares

Postby Rated X » Tue May 27, 2014 4:59 pm

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
Thats one friendly looking rhino. The cute face makes him look like a Playskool petting zoo figure. :lol:
Image

Check out my Customs:

Classics Pounce and Wingspan
classics-pounce-and-wingspan-t95811.php

Generations Twincast
generations-twincast-t94088.php

Collection photos will be updated soon at this link :
http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/rated-x-s-collection-t55699.php
User avatar
Rated X
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5602
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:25 pm
Location: Miami, Florida
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 2
Endurance: 10
Rank: 7
Courage: 10+
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 8

Re: TFC Ares

Postby Tsutsukakushi » Wed May 28, 2014 8:47 am

TFC going the extra mile to give added sculpted details on the backs of the animals is a nice touch.
User avatar
Tsutsukakushi
Brainmaster
Posts: 1252
Joined: Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:08 pm

Re: TFC Ares

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:53 pm

I just saw a video review of TFC's not-Rampage and in addition to looking frickin' AMAZING, he is also a Powercore Combiner apparently. That's nifty that they included that gimmick in him and I wonder if they've done the same with any of the other limb-bots for this set.

I'm tempted to ship my POL to get my hands on him and their not-Headstrong but I'm trying to hold out until more of the upcoming Has/Tak stuff drops into my POL before I do.
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2903
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Re: TFC Ares

Postby Autobot Genocide » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:32 am

Motto: ""Hey don't worry me and my squad of ultimate bad ass's will protect you""
Weapon: Sawed-Off C02 Shotgun
Image

Image

Image
Autobot Genocide
Gestalt
Posts: 2296
News Credits: 11
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:30 pm
Location: 3RDP Forum

Re: TFC Ares

Postby guarayakha » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:20 am

Damn. I might have to get TFC's Divebomb despite committing to FeralRex because the wings looks so awesome =P~ . Doesn't look as bad as before now. Still not a fan of the blocky legs and overall busy colors, but great nonetheless.
guarayakha
Fuzor
Posts: 280
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:09 pm

Re: TFC Ares

Postby Rated X » Thu Jul 03, 2014 10:13 am

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
Is that an orange surfboard he is holding ?
Image

Check out my Customs:

Classics Pounce and Wingspan
classics-pounce-and-wingspan-t95811.php

Generations Twincast
generations-twincast-t94088.php

Collection photos will be updated soon at this link :
http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/rated-x-s-collection-t55699.php
User avatar
Rated X
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5602
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:25 pm
Location: Miami, Florida
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 2
Endurance: 10
Rank: 7
Courage: 10+
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 8

Re: TFC Ares

Postby necr0blivion » Thu Jul 03, 2014 3:48 pm

Weapon: Null-Ray Rifle
Yes, those pictures do the combined mode a great justice...

I don't think I can reasonably display 4 Predakings here. :sad:
necr0blivion
Brainmaster
Posts: 1283
Joined: Thu May 12, 2011 12:24 pm
Strength: 7
Speed: 9
Endurance: 7
Rank: 7
Courage: 6
Firepower: 5
Skill: 7

Re: TFC Ares

Postby megatronus » Thu Jul 03, 2014 5:07 pm

Motto: "I have better things to do tonight than die!"
Weapon: Temperature Variant H20 Gun
necr0blivion wrote:Yes, those pictures do the combined mode a great justice...

They certainly do - he looks surprisingly good! Still not a fan of TFC's choices, but Ares looks a whole lot more coherent now than before.
Image
User avatar
megatronus
Gestalt
Posts: 2343
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:57 am
Location: NYC
Buy from megatronus on eBay

Re: TFC Ares

Postby Gurgintius Maximus » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:33 pm

Looks really good. I would say whether you went MMC with this guy or TFC you really can't lose. If I had an endless supply of cash I would get both. Im pot commited to MMC at this point but did struggle with which to go with at first. It was the leg design that swayed me in the end.
Formerly GiveMeSkyfire
User avatar
Gurgintius Maximus
Fuzor
Posts: 271
Joined: Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:00 pm

Re: TFC Ares

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:53 am

GiveMeSkyfire wrote:Looks really good. I would say whether you went MMC with this guy or TFC you really can't lose. If I had an endless supply of cash I would get both. Im pot commited to MMC at this point but did struggle with which to go with at first. It was the leg design that swayed me in the end.

Yep, those legs are kinda blocky, but on the plus side, they don't look like pears (seriously, cannot unsee :P).

X is right about that sword though. I had to buy UT's not-Razorclaw just to secure their sword for him because this:
Image
...beats this:
Image
...and this:
Image
...any day of the week. TFC's looks like (as X put it) an orange surfboard, and MMC's looks like a golden surfboard (at least in its fully combined form) and I'm not a big fan of broadswords in general, especially ones that get wider as they work their way towards the tip. They remind me too much of cartoony crap like this:
Image

UT's sword just looks amazing.

Anyway, TFC's combined mode is a hell of a lot closer to what I was expecting when I saw MMC's initial teaser. I guess for whatever reason my imagination made it look a lot better than it ended up being and I'll proudly display him with 4 thumbs on those wicked looking mechanical claw hands of his. That arm cannon looks awesome too. I think this is the first time I've seen it.

I'm still snagging 2 of each of TFC's just so I can display them in combined and beast modes.
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2903
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Re: TFC Ares

Postby megatronus » Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:24 am

Motto: "I have better things to do tonight than die!"
Weapon: Temperature Variant H20 Gun
xyl360 wrote:They remind me too much of cartoony crap like this:
Image


Because, you know, it's not like Predaking was a cartoon character or anything. :P
Image
User avatar
megatronus
Gestalt
Posts: 2343
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:57 am
Location: NYC
Buy from megatronus on eBay

Re: TFC Ares

Postby rpetras » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:26 am

Motto: "Know your enemy, then crush them."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
While I do dig UT's sword, I still prefer MMC'c weapon.

BTW, the wide tipped sword is generally called a falchion, and they were common weapons in the Middle Ages. The wide tip added mass to the end of the blade, and this gave more armor penetration to the sword, basically combining the good points of a sword and an axe.
Most historical falchions are single bladed (only 1 side was sharp) but you can find examples of them with edges on front and back of the blade. :-B
For Sale:
Classics Magnus/Skywarp 2 pack MIB
Classics Devastator MIP
HA Sideswipe K-Mart exclusive color Loose

Currently looking for:
ROTF Target exclusive Sideswipe from the 2-pack
TFCC Punch/Counterpunch
Alternity Primes, silver & white versions
(opened is OK, to be used for customs)

PM If interested
User avatar
rpetras
City Commander
Posts: 3083
News Credits: 1
Joined: Tue Jan 30, 2007 2:28 pm
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 9
Speed: 4
Endurance: 7
Rank: 3
Courage: 7
Firepower: 8
Skill: 10

Re: TFC Ares

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 8:46 am

rpetras wrote:While I do dig UT's sword, I still prefer MMC'c weapon.

BTW, the wide tipped sword is generally called a falchion, and they were common weapons in the Middle Ages. The wide tip added mass to the end of the blade, and this gave more armor penetration to the sword, basically combining the good points of a sword and an axe.
Most historical falchions are single bladed (only 1 side was sharp) but you can find examples of them with edges on front and back of the blade. :-B

I'm sure you're right, but they just look way too hokey for me.
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2903
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Re: TFC Ares

Postby Rated X » Fri Jul 04, 2014 10:05 pm

Motto: ""Assumption is the mother of all screw ups.""
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
While the combiner form has better human proportions than Feral Rex, those crappy red cannons ruin the figure. The two shoulder cannons look like giant red Hasbro kiddie missile launchers. And his arm cannon has a nice red safety cap to abide by US toy gun regulations lol.

And let me not get started on the scale of the individual figures compared to their leader. MMC won the battle.

I agree Unique toys has the best sword. But I can see Renderform or Dr. Wu giving us a sword we all really love no matter which Predaking we bought. I see it coming from a mile away...
Image

Check out my Customs:

Classics Pounce and Wingspan
classics-pounce-and-wingspan-t95811.php

Generations Twincast
generations-twincast-t94088.php

Collection photos will be updated soon at this link :
http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/rated-x-s-collection-t55699.php
User avatar
Rated X
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 5602
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:25 pm
Location: Miami, Florida
Strength: 5
Intelligence: 8
Speed: 2
Endurance: 10
Rank: 7
Courage: 10+
Firepower: 10+
Skill: 8

Re: TFC Ares

Postby xyl360 » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:38 am

Rated X wrote:While the combiner form has better human proportions than Feral Rex, those crappy red cannons ruin the figure. The two shoulder cannons look like giant red Hasbro kiddie missile launchers. And his arm cannon has a nice red safety cap to abide by US toy gun regulations lol.

Those cannons are fully detachable so I'm sure Dr Wu, some other third party, or even TFC themselves, will come out with a set in all black.

I like the way they look, though, so I won't be looking for an 'upgrade'. I dig all the red details, and those cannons just help to complete that look.
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2903
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Re: TFC Ares

Postby shajaki » Sat Jul 05, 2014 5:05 pm

Motto: "a man who wants nothing is invincible."
call me crazy, but i like TFC's sword. not better than either of the other two, but i do like it. id replace it if dr.wu came out with something awesome. but i could live with it.
Image
currently seeking:
-ehobby reissue ramjet & thrust
-beast wars returns strika BR-13
-henkei dinobot MISB
-botcon 2006 beast wars tigatron, megatron, waspinator
User avatar
shajaki
Targetmaster
Posts: 644
News Credits: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: edmonton alberta CA
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: TFC Ares

Postby megatronus » Sat Jul 05, 2014 6:50 pm

Motto: "I have better things to do tonight than die!"
Weapon: Temperature Variant H20 Gun
xyl360 wrote:Those cannons are fully detachable so I'm sure Dr Wu, some other third party, or even TFC themselves, will come out with a set in all black.

I like the way they look, though, so I won't be looking for an 'upgrade'. I dig all the red details, and those cannons just help to complete that look.

If you like them, you like them! I think the "well, Dr. Wu might make a replacement later" is a much weaker justification for getting something than "I like it!" ;)


shajaki wrote:call me crazy, but i like TFC's sword. not better than either of the other two, but i do like it. id replace it if dr.wu came out with something awesome. but i could live with it.

OK. You're crazy. :P
Image
User avatar
megatronus
Gestalt
Posts: 2343
News Credits: 2
Joined: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:57 am
Location: NYC
Buy from megatronus on eBay

Re: TFC Ares

Postby xyl360 » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:25 pm

megatronus wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Those cannons are fully detachable so I'm sure Dr Wu, some other third party, or even TFC themselves, will come out with a set in all black.

I like the way they look, though, so I won't be looking for an 'upgrade'. I dig all the red details, and those cannons just help to complete that look.

If you like them, you like them! I think the "well, Dr. Wu might make a replacement later" is a much weaker justification for getting something than "I like it!" ;)
Right, I was just responding to X's comment that the cannons 'ruin the figure'. I was pointing out that those are detachable accessories, and that due to being easily detachable (and therefor replaceable), are an easy enough quibble to rectify.

Besides, this is TFC we're talking about here. When have they NOT done an add-on set for one of their combiners :P?

They're probably already listening to all of this feedback and designing a sword and cannon set (and head set if anyone's complaining about that anywhere, though I haven't heard any complaints about it so far) to release after not-Divebomb comes out.
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2903
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Re: TFC Ares

Postby Autobot Genocide » Sat Jul 12, 2014 2:41 pm

Motto: ""Hey don't worry me and my squad of ultimate bad ass's will protect you""
Weapon: Sawed-Off C02 Shotgun
Have we seen the back of Ares ?

Image
Autobot Genocide
Gestalt
Posts: 2296
News Credits: 11
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:30 pm
Location: 3RDP Forum

Re: TFC Ares

Postby shajaki » Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:13 am

Motto: "a man who wants nothing is invincible."
sweet ass ;)
Image
currently seeking:
-ehobby reissue ramjet & thrust
-beast wars returns strika BR-13
-henkei dinobot MISB
-botcon 2006 beast wars tigatron, megatron, waspinator
User avatar
shajaki
Targetmaster
Posts: 644
News Credits: 3
Joined: Sat Mar 24, 2012 5:56 pm
Location: edmonton alberta CA
Buy from shajaki on eBay

Re: TFC Ares

Postby ZenPrime » Thu Jul 17, 2014 10:27 am

Image
User avatar
ZenPrime
Pretender
Posts: 724
News Credits: 26
Joined: Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:32 am
Location: NYC

Re: TFC Ares

Postby xyl360 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:19 pm

Just need their not-Divebomb now. I can't wait :)! I've got a lot of stuff yet to hit my PoL, but once not-Divebomb comes in (assuming the preorder will be up soon and it will be in stock shortly thereafter) I think I'm gonna go ahead and ship it. I'm too anxious to see all those beautiful beasts and their completed not-Predaking in person. I'm gonna have to clear off some serious shelf space to fit not-Predaking and all 5 members in beast mode but it'll be sooo worth it :).
Image
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I am that which is, which was, and is yet to come.

And you will know my name is MEGATRON when I lay my vengeance upon you!
User avatar
xyl360
Gestalt
Posts: 2903
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:54 am

Previous

Return to Unofficial Transformers, 3rd Party and KO Toys

Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #96 - Age of Extinction
Twincast / Podcast #96:
"Age of Extinction"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2014