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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby Requiem Prime » Thu May 17, 2012 7:49 am

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ASSUMING this is a blurred image of an actual thing (not a render) I'll add it to my interest list. I doubt Uranus will be the selling name. Wasn't Herc originally called Project DEVA?

Also, I hope he's actually NOT as big as Hercules. Partly because making 5 bot combiner in reasonable scale to each other is way harder. While FP's upgrade sets had to work with what it had, I hope they don't bother remaking Bruticus.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby JRFitzpatrick7 » Thu May 17, 2012 9:38 am

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The image: Blurred, look at all this discussion! it's no different from HasTak showing a silhouette of an upcoming and/or unfinished figure. The blurred image gives us just enough of an idea of what the figure is going to look like, if it was the full on prototype, we would be waiting ages for the actual figures, some would lose interest, others would rage about how long its taking for them to release the figures.

The scale: We can only speculate. I don't think it would be good business to create their figures in scale with FP Bruticus, allowing one company to establish a scale long before you undergo projects similar in nature is not a good idea, especially if they plan on making a Bruticus of their own. If Hercules, Uranus, and FP Bruticus were all the same size and TFC made a Bruticus (which they would call Mars, hopefully) of their own would you buy it? You would at least get a preorder on BBTS. but would you pay for it? All future dealings with TFC and BBTS would become rocky because BBTS wouldn't have been able to sell a lot of them at retail.

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu May 17, 2012 11:16 am

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Kibble wrote:Blurred photos piss me off. Either show me the pic or don't. I wish all sites would just ignore these companies when they put out blurred teaser pics. Such a jagoff thing to do...

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby Rated X » Sun May 20, 2012 5:37 am

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Mkall wrote:
JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:
Kibble wrote:Blurred photos piss me off. Either show me the pic or don't. I wish all sites would just ignore these companies when they put out blurred teaser pics. Such a jagoff thing to do...

dude, they are developing interest, don't click on a link that says BLURRED IMAGE IN THE DAMNED TITLE AND THEN COMPLAIN ABOUT IT. Such a jagoff thing to do...

I stand with Kibble on this. They'd get far more interest generated if we could actually see something.



Agreed. Teasers ore ******. It's like going to a strip club where the strippers dont strip. Just show me the goods and come get this money !!!
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby Swindle01 » Mon May 21, 2012 8:33 am

do we even need a new superion? i figured most people were happy with the superion we got with the Fp add-on kit...

Maybe if its released in the wacky G2 colors i might be interested
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby xyl360 » Mon May 21, 2012 1:26 pm

I don't see the big problem with the blurred images etc. I mean, of course we want to see actual clear prototype pics, but then people would complain that it's 'unfinished' or 'unpainted' etc.

This type of teaser advertising IS used all the time. I've seen car commercials where they preview a new car/model and don't show the car or just show a sillouette, I've seen movie trailers that don't show any footage from the movie, just dramatic music and (sometimes) a title.

This type of advertising is used all the time and generally they drop in just enough hints for you to know what the product is without giving away any real details on it, and that's exactly what these teasers we get from the third party vendors do. They give us just enough detail to know what the product is (TFC's take on Superion) without giving us any real details on their specific product.

It works, it creates buzz (3 pages of comments so far ;)) and it gives us a heads-up on what's coming in the future, which is especially useful for those who are interested but will need to save up the funds to get it.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby Kibble » Mon May 21, 2012 3:49 pm

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I bet if the buttholes showed a clear pic, there would be more than 3 pages of comments, and most of them would be based on the fig itself instead of how lame blurry pics are or who is and isn't a jagoff... Plus they've already teased the project...so now show us something or shut up and work on the damn thing. And I disagree people would complain about being shown a prototype that actually shows something.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby xyl360 » Mon May 21, 2012 3:53 pm

Kibble wrote:I bet if the buttholes showed a clear pic, there would be more than 3 pages of comments, and most of them would be based on the fig itself instead of how lame blurry pics are or who is and isn't a jagoff... Plus they've already teased the project...so now show us something or shut up and work on the damn thing. And I disagree people would complain about being shown a prototype that actually shows something.

If they are still in the preliminary design phase, then showing any proto pics would be a very bad idea, and is I suspect the reason that they do these teasers.

If, for example, they showed a clear proto pic, but then decided to change the design, people who saw the initial image would be pissed off that they went and changed it at what they perceive as being the 'last minute' (even though the fact is that it's probably pretty early in the dev phase that they start showing us these teasers).

These types of teasers and promos avoid that while still generating more product awareness and buzz within their potential/target customer base (namely us).

Yes it sucks to not see a complete proto or even the final figure in these early stages, but at the same time, it's marketing for their product. They can't do TV ads, so this is their only option so they need to get started much earlier to reach as many potential customers as possible in order to ensure that they'll have a significant market demand for their product once it finally is released.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby Kibble » Mon May 21, 2012 4:03 pm

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xyl360 wrote:If they are still in the preliminary design phase, then showing any proto pics would be a very bad idea, and is I suspect the reason that they do these teasers.

If, for example, they showed a clear proto pic, but then decided to change the design, people who saw the initial image would be pissed off that they went and changed it at what they perceive as being the 'last minute' (even though the fact is that it's probably pretty early in the dev phase that they start showing us these teasers).

These types of teasers and promos avoid that while still generating more product awareness and buzz within their potential/target customer base (namely us).

Yes it sucks to not see a complete proto or even the final figure in these early stages, but at the same time, it's marketing for their product. They can't do TV ads, so this is their only option so they need to get started much earlier to reach as many potential customers as possible in order to ensure that they'll have a significant market demand for their product once it finally is released.


In that case I go back to the stance of 'shut up and work on the damn thing' then... Like I said, it has already been teased, people are aware of their intent to put it out. If they want to show us WIP pics, great, then show them. If they don't, then don't. But the in between **** is just annoying.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon May 21, 2012 4:41 pm

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Swindle01 wrote:do we even need a new superion? i figured most people were happy with the superion we got with the Fp add-on kit...

I know you said "most people", but just for the record I wasn't. I'm kind of picky when it comes to the Aerialbots.

JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:TFC made a Bruticus (which they would call Mars, hopefully)

*cough*Ares*cough*

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby xyl360 » Mon May 21, 2012 4:49 pm

Kibble wrote:
xyl360 wrote:If they are still in the preliminary design phase, then showing any proto pics would be a very bad idea, and is I suspect the reason that they do these teasers.

If, for example, they showed a clear proto pic, but then decided to change the design, people who saw the initial image would be pissed off that they went and changed it at what they perceive as being the 'last minute' (even though the fact is that it's probably pretty early in the dev phase that they start showing us these teasers).

These types of teasers and promos avoid that while still generating more product awareness and buzz within their potential/target customer base (namely us).

Yes it sucks to not see a complete proto or even the final figure in these early stages, but at the same time, it's marketing for their product. They can't do TV ads, so this is their only option so they need to get started much earlier to reach as many potential customers as possible in order to ensure that they'll have a significant market demand for their product once it finally is released.


In that case I go back to the stance of 'shut up and work on the damn thing' then... Like I said, it has already been teased, people are aware of their intent to put it out. If they want to show us WIP pics, great, then show them. If they don't, then don't. But the in between **** is just annoying.

:lol:, I hear ya. But I'm sure that the individuals that handle marketing aren't the same ones working on the actual prototypes/molds etc. Even as a third party company, I'm certain they have some of this stuff compartmentalized (I hope I spelled that right :P).
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby JRFitzpatrick7 » Mon May 21, 2012 7:36 pm

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Swindle01 wrote:do we even need a new superion? i figured most people were happy with the superion we got with the Fp add-on kit...

I know you said "most people", but just for the record I wasn't. I'm kind of picky when it comes to the Aerialbots.

JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:TFC made a Bruticus (which they would call Mars, hopefully)

*cough*Ares*cough*

Sorry. ;)


Since they used the Roman spelling for Herc, I felt Mars fit best because it fits Roman them with Herc and planetary with Uranus!
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby Sodan-1 » Tue May 29, 2012 4:15 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:
Swindle01 wrote:do we even need a new superion? i figured most people were happy with the superion we got with the Fp add-on kit...

I know you said "most people", but just for the record I wasn't. I'm kind of picky when it comes to the Aerialbots.

JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:TFC made a Bruticus (which they would call Mars, hopefully)

*cough*Ares*cough*

Sorry. ;)


Since they used the Roman spelling for Herc, I felt Mars fit best because it fits Roman them with Herc and planetary with Uranus!


Ah, yes. Good point. Annoying how the Roman spelling has overpowered the original. It does sound better though. Mars is a more popular name I guess. I just wouldn't want to think of chocolate and caramel everytime I saw the figure.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby craggy » Tue May 29, 2012 8:12 pm

If they're all brand-new Aerialbots, I'd like them to come with a base that is reminiscent of the time-platform that Megatron, Starscream, et al used to send them into the early days of the Autobot/Decepticon war.

Also. Megatron had a flippin' time platform. And he used it to eliminate 5 Autobots from the present day. If he'd just put a little bit of thought into it, we'd all have grown up learning to love our new robot overlords. :CON:
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby El Duque » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:53 am

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby Counterpunch » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:03 am

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby xyl360 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:45 am

Counterpunch wrote:Jets look outstanding!

Yes they do :)! At first glance I could have sworn the one on the right was just a Classics Starscream until I looked more closely. Very impressive.

I'm not a huge Superion fan, but I suspect TFC is going to get my money with this project.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus Blurred Image (Superion)

Postby wilcosu35 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:44 am

those jets modes look amazing. very clean also. can't wait to see the robot modes tomorrow. yes, TFC is definitely getting my money with this
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Trikeboy » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:11 am

Those jets are fantastic. I may keep them all in alt mode and use my Hasbro Superion in bot mode.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby njb902 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:26 am

I wonder how fidgety those weapons/tanks under the wings will be.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:30 am

They look great ... but I don't know if they look $100 great ...

Hmm ... it'd be nice if these figures came down in price. If I do get 'em, I've learned from my experience with Herc. No preorders for me. I'm going to wait until they all come out and save some money.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby El Duque » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:33 am

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So much for my FansProject upgraded Superion,.............................................................and my wallet.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Mkall » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:20 am

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El Duque wrote:So much for my FansProject upgraded Superion,.............................................................and my wallet.

It seems that my shelves will be going with TFC Combiners from now on...

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:37 am

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Dammit they look good. Very good. I appreciate the addition of realistic missiles and such to.

I know I've said it before but I'm going to say it again: why did they have to use the original aircraft models?
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