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TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Mkall » Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:53 am

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As neat as they are, I'm not really feeling these guys as Defensor.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby NTESHFT » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:52 am

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Same here, but I do like them. May ended up getting this set.....
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:55 am

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No across the board. They can change the heads and chest armour, but I'd never accept these as Protectobots.

Why does the ambulance have wings? Or is it the car? Either way it doesn't work.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Fistful of Energon » Sat Jul 21, 2012 10:56 am

this just looks too goofy. Was this a previous toy that they are re purposing with remolds?
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Mkall » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:02 pm

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Fistful of Energon wrote:this just looks too goofy. Was this a previous toy that they are re purposing with remolds?

It's a Chinese rescue-force for a Chinese Anime called StarCats. There were hopes that it would be close enough to repaint and be a pseudo-Defensor, but it's just not right for the role.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby wilcosu35 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:22 pm

it's certainly no defensor
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:16 pm

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Maybe with the new heads and the chest pieces attached it will look better, but this just isn't doing it for me. I want someone to give Defensor the full attention he deserves.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby xyl360 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:20 pm

El Duque wrote:Maybe with the new heads and the chest pieces attached it will look better, but this just isn't doing it for me. I want someone to give Defensor the full attention he deserves.

Same here.

This thing is kinda neat, but definitely doesn't work for me as Defensor.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Flux Convoy » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:05 pm

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xyl360 wrote:
El Duque wrote:Maybe with the new heads and the chest pieces attached it will look better, but this just isn't doing it for me. I want someone to give Defensor the full attention he deserves.

Same here.

This thing is kinda neat, but definitely doesn't work for me as Defensor.

Same here too. Funny that I never cared about G1 Defensor until I restored one and finally read his appearances in the new G1 comic collections. Now I'd really like one. Really hoping once FansProject releases their upcoming Menasor that they'll be working on this. I think Maketoys could probably do this team justice too.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby xyl360 » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:56 pm

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xyl360 wrote:
El Duque wrote:Maybe with the new heads and the chest pieces attached it will look better, but this just isn't doing it for me. I want someone to give Defensor the full attention he deserves.

Same here.

This thing is kinda neat, but definitely doesn't work for me as Defensor.

Same here too. Funny that I never cared about G1 Defensor until I restored one and finally read his appearances in the new G1 comic collections. Now I'd really like one. Really hoping once FansProject releases their upcoming Menasor that they'll be working on this. I think Maketoys could probably do this team justice too.
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I think TFC would do a great job if Defensor is what they were actually trying to make. This is nothing more than a repurposed repaint (something Has/Tak knows a LOT about :P).

I'm hopeful that eventually TFC will do one of every single G1 combiner.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Flux Convoy » Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:43 am

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Unless Uranus completely floors me, I'm done with TFC combiners. That or they become worlds cheaper and quality improves by leaps and bounds. I have Hercules and really he's just okay. He's not worth $450-$600 to me. Not even close. It simply doesn't feel justified in his cost. I'd much rather have the proven groups get stuff to market. I'm no cheapskate but third party stuff is drowning me in the last year or more. There has to be a line drawn eventually for me.

Back to topic, I never was really interested in this. Even less so after seeing what their dinosaur combiner was going to end up looking like. Not bad stuff. Just not what I'm looking for either.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Mkall » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:29 am

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Flux Convoy wrote:Unless Uranus completely floors me, I'm done with TFC combiners. That or they become worlds cheaper and quality improves by leaps and bounds. I have Hercules and really he's just okay. He's not worth $450-$600 to me. Not even close. It simply doesn't feel justified in his cost. I'd much rather have the proven groups get stuff to market. I'm no cheapskate but third party stuff is drowning me in the last year or more. There has to be a line drawn eventually for me.

I'm the other Way around. I've decided that I'll go TFC for all my G1 gestalts for as long as they keep making them. I even cancelled my MakeToys Devastator in favour of them

Flux Convoy wrote:Back to topic, I never was really interested in this. Even less so after seeing what their dinosaur combiner was going to end up looking like. Not bad stuff. Just not what I'm looking for either.
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Agreed. I'm in no way interested in the StarCats combiner anymore. The Dino Combiner may sort of work as a DinoKing for me, but I'll need to see the final thing first.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Rated X » Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:53 am

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This is the first 3rd party product that actually deserves the word "not" to be used in it's title because it is clearly not Defensor. Im not interested in it. But I bet if it was a Hasbro mold, people would be calling it "neo" Defensor and all that G1 love would fly out the window.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:42 am

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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby quickmixed » Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:40 am

As nice as some of those individual bot modes are, (that first one with the wings is glorious) I'm not getting a huge defensor feel from this. Maybe its too early too call it without seeing the retools but im passing on this.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:31 am

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... :shock: Like this? Sold.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Banjo-Tron » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:02 pm

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This figure makes me angry, because this might deter one of the decent 3rd parties from making the actual Protectobots. Please shelve the damn thing :(
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby craggy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:05 pm

Banjo-Tron wrote:This figure makes me angry, because this might deter one of the decent 3rd parties from making the actual Protectobots. Please shelve the damn thing :(

Like Hercules deterred Maketoys from releasing Giant?
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Mkall » Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:39 pm

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craggy wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:This figure makes me angry, because this might deter one of the decent 3rd parties from making the actual Protectobots. Please shelve the damn thing :(

Like Hercules deterred Maketoys from releasing Giant?

That was a slightly different case as both were announced and developed almost simultaneously. I will probably hold off in hopes of a more G1ish Defensor figure that will be in scale with all of FansProjects/Maketoys combiners.
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Re: TFC Starcat not-Protectobots update

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:01 pm

Mkall wrote:
craggy wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:This figure makes me angry, because this might deter one of the decent 3rd parties from making the actual Protectobots. Please shelve the damn thing :(

Like Hercules deterred Maketoys from releasing Giant?

That was a slightly different case as both were announced and developed almost simultaneously. I will probably hold off in hopes of a more G1ish Defensor figure that will be in scale with all of FansProjects/Maketoys combiners.

Yeah, this.

Plus, the Protectobots are my least favorite combiner from Seasons 1-2. They just sorta ... appeared. And hardly ever combined.
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