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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Agamemnon » Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:25 pm

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby daimchoc » Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:36 am

Some folks from TFW2005 already have their BlackBird set. Here's a picture review c/o LazyAza

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... eview.html


Also, custom seekers..

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Banjo-Tron » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:44 am

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daimchoc wrote:Also, custom seekers..

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Very impressed with how well these have come out, is this with no modification other than paint? Not convinced that I will be replacing the 6 seekers I already have, though.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby daimchoc » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:17 am

Banjo-Tron wrote:
daimchoc wrote:Also, custom seekers..

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Very impressed with how well these have come out, is this with no modification other than paint? Not convinced that I will be replacing the 6 seekers I already have, though.



Well, new heads... and possibly the null rays.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Rated X » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:21 am

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daimchoc wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:
daimchoc wrote:Also, custom seekers..

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Very impressed with how well these have come out, is this with no modification other than paint? Not convinced that I will be replacing the 6 seekers I already have, though.



Well, new heads... and possibly the null rays.



Exactly how did they get the cockpit of the plane to go into his shest or are those fake cockpits glued on ?
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby rpetras » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:55 am

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daimchoc wrote:Some folks from TFW2005 already have their BlackBird set. Here's a picture review c/o LazyAza

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... eview.html


Also, custom seekers..

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That was an EXCELLENT review.

And the custom seekers prove out that I would be interested if TFC were to convert the mold to a seeker mold.


See the thread here:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons- ... ished.html

I would definitely want to see a nosecone mod as talked about in the thread, as well as mods to the arm transform. I would also hope that they would cut the cost if they planned a seeker release.


EDIT : Blackbird just hit my PoL, and I pulled the trigger.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby warwik311 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:41 am

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Gurgintius Maximus » Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:52 pm

Silverbolt as a stand alone figure is pretty good. It doesn't look as "robot with a plane on its back" as I first thought.

Enjoying the combined mode so far as well. Seems like the Silverbolt arms have trouble staying pegged when manipulating the Gestalt shoulder joint. Also the chest piece is not held on well, trying to move him by holding him by the main body results in the chest piece separating at the many folds. Kind of annoying.

Maybe a third party replacement that is static in nature would be a good idea?

The inner wing on the arm bot does interfere by rubbing. Also kind of annoying. Took it off and it looks fine.

Ascetically it looks really good IMO. About half a head taller then Herc. Looking like this is gonna be great when complete!
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Trikeboy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:12 pm

This arrived today:

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I haven't had a chance to open it yet but first impressions are "Damn that's a big box".
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby duo_maxwell_1017 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:26 pm

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Man TF Source better get their Blackbirds in soon. Why are they always the last ones to get the new stuff in??
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby rpetras » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:05 am

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Got mine today, and have been messing with him for quite a wile now.

Loving the bot and plane modes.

I plan to add some black striping a la the early digibashes we saw.
That will kick the alt mode up a notch IMO.

Still dislike the chest shield, and the gestalt mode noggin could use improving (but it isn't bad), I suspect we will see 4th party add-ons, or a Rage Kit like add-on from TFC themselves.

Just please, please, please release the other leg so I can stand this guy up!!!!
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:39 am

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We'll probably get the other arm first. ;) And I got him and like him a lot. Nothing against Crossfire II, but this is now my Classics Superion.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:57 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
I'm not liking either of the heads on Blackbird. I know we as a fandom like our light-piping, but it's a little too prominent on these heads. Phantom and Eagle had great heads, but with Blackbird and Uranos it's like the piping took priority and before TFC knew it they'd made them too big and had to try and fit the rest of the head on there somehow.

I do like these designs. I think they're the best examples of aeroplane Transformers we've ever seen. But I won't be getting them. I just can't justify these figures as my Classics Aerialbots. It's the price I pay for having more than a passing interest in military aviation.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby rpetras » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:37 am

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daimchoc wrote:



Very cool and easy to do.

I popped the parts in about a minute, and test fit them to see how they look, and it is an improvement IMO.

If TFC, or someone else, doesn't come up with a replacement chest shield I'll do the permanent mod.

If you don't want a permanent change, you can always just remove the 2 pins that hold the lever under the chest shield, set that aside, and move it manually.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby daimchoc » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:38 am

c/o tekering of TFW2005

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Rated X » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:01 am

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daimchoc wrote:c/o tekering of TFW2005

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Interesting you can flip the legs around to youre preference. I hope FP Menasor has that feature because I want a more G1 look.

On the chest mod: As g1 as it looks, isnt it a little early for this ? Were still missing 2 limbs, and someone is worried about the chest ? By the time Skydive and Slingshot are released, Crazy Devy will have made a G1 chest shield. Better than having to drill holes and having Superion with Silverbolt's chest.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:23 am

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It does look a damn sight better than the Phantom Ray chest shield, but as X said, kinda sucks having 'Bolt's chest on Superion.

On another note, maybe someone's already said this (can't be arsed to look through all the comments) but is anyone going to tell TFC they've incorrectly named the Harrier model, or is it an intentional mistake?
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby rpetras » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:52 am

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Rated X wrote:Better than having to drill holes and having Superion with Silverbolt's chest.


Of all the people on this board X, you are the one I though would dig this mod the most.

It is about as geewunny as it gets.
(though I admit, I'm expecting a Rage Kit equivalent for this guy with a G1 chest shield)

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Agamemnon » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:15 am

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Sodan-1 wrote:On another note, maybe someone's already said this (can't be arsed to look through all the comments) but is anyone going to tell TFC they've incorrectly named the Harrier model, or is it an intentional mistake?

Yeah, we had a couple of back and forth posts. It turns out that there are features on TFC's Harrier II that can be found on several Harrier variants. It's been a while, but if I remember correctly, the style of refuel nozzle is from a British variant, but in that variant, the wing landing gear are mid-wing. TFC's Harrier II has the gear almost at the end of the wing. I think there were a couple of other points too, but I'd have to either go back in the thread or do the picture analysis I did back then again.
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Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:54 am

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Right now, the only thing I really don't like is the floppy chest shield. It's a noble effort to make it be functional outside of combined mode, but there's no way to peg it together properly. I would've preferred a solid piece and, I dunno, make it a shield in robot mode or something.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:05 pm

Motto: "Motive is a universal weakness."
Agamemnon wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:On another note, maybe someone's already said this (can't be arsed to look through all the comments) but is anyone going to tell TFC they've incorrectly named the Harrier model, or is it an intentional mistake?

Yeah, we had a couple of back and forth posts. It turns out that there are features on TFC's Harrier II that can be found on several Harrier variants. It's been a while, but if I remember correctly, the style of refuel nozzle is from a British variant, but in that variant, the wing landing gear are mid-wing. TFC's Harrier II has the gear almost at the end of the wing. I think there were a couple of other points too, but I'd have to either go back in the thread or do the picture analysis I did back then again.

Truth be told I remembered that about five minutes after posting that comment. I see what you mean about it being a hybrid, but it was more the AV-88, as opposed to AV-8B I was wondering about.

EDIT: Scratch that. Having just taken a close look at some of TFC's product images, I've realised it's not TFC who made the error, but BBTS and TFSource. My bad.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby funeralthirst7 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:26 pm

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Just got my SR-71 Blackbird and I'm pretty happy with it. The chest protector is pretty crappy but the rest of the figure is awesome. I wish Hasbro would understand that sometimes you need one larger figure to make the combiner truly look right
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Now if TFC could get some color photos of the 2 unreleased figures I'd be even happier.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Rated X » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:09 pm

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funeralthirst7 wrote:Just got my SR-71 Blackbird and I'm pretty happy with it. The chest protector is pretty crappy but the rest of the figure is awesome. I wish Hasbro would understand that sometimes you need one larger figure to make the combiner truly look right
(FOC Bruticus).

Now if TFC could get some color photos of the 2 unreleased figures I'd be even happier.



Yeah, it is getting to be a long wait for the other two in color. Can somebody do some renders ?

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby xyl360 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:28 am

I've got the first 3 members of the team so far and I gotta say I'm at least marginally disappointed in the quality, particularly with not-Silverbolt. He still holds together fine but one of his hinges pretty much crumbled on one side and a pin popped out of somewhere while converting him to torso mode (still not sure where the damn thing popped out from but nothing's fallen off yet, thank God).

I had similar issues with Herc. Some of the plastics used are just a touch too squishy/crumbly for my tastes and some of the hinges are too tight to be composed of such fragile plastics.

I'm still all in, I just hope he holds up as time goes on (not that I'll be transforming him from combined mode much, if at all once I complete the set).
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