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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

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

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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.

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
(FOC Bruticus).

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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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby gema » Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:22 am

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xyl360 wrote: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).


really? lucky mine in perfect condition. If anything, it's better than Hercules. The joint holds together and the gears for the legs doesn't suffer the same problem as Heavy Labor

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby robotmel » Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:54 am

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>:oP
Heck!
Is this project still not completed yet? Hasnt this been around a year now and he still does have a (second) leg to stand on!
Way to drag out a long, boring and expensive project TFC Toys!
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Autobot Genocide » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:38 am

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robotmel wrote:>:oP
Heck!
Is this project still not completed yet? Hasnt this been around a year now and he still does have a (second) leg to stand on!
Way to drag out a long, boring and expensive project TFC Toys!
Hamburgers! I-)


It worked out for me iv'e only just got my self silverbolt so by the time the next two arrive i should be able to get them straight away.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Rated X » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:03 pm

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robotmel wrote:>:oP
Heck!
Is this project still not completed yet? Hasnt this been around a year now and he still does have a (second) leg to stand on!
Way to drag out a long, boring and expensive project TFC Toys!
Hamburgers! I-)



Im good with it. I dont want to get bombarded with credit card charges all at once. Alot of Hasbro and Toyworld stuff came in at BBTS last month back to back. My credit card needs a rest.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby daimchoc » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:18 pm

c/o TFS


Unfortunate news that TFC's final 2 Uranos figures are now delayed to May/June. Preorder yours at TFsource here:
http://tfsource.com/tfc-toys/project-ur ... 8-harrier/
http://tfsource.com/tfc-toys/project-ur ... 16-falcon/

We're still excited to see the final full color version of Uranos, but disappointed that we'll have to wait! - TFC Toys - Falcon & Harrier Delayed (5 photos)
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby gema » Thu Apr 04, 2013 6:45 pm

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Rated X wrote:Im good with it. I dont want to get bombarded with credit card charges all at once. Alot of Hasbro and Toyworld stuff came in at BBTS last month back to back. My credit card needs a rest.


kinda agree with that, am fetching my Toyworld aurora today. btw, speaking of schedule....there's a LOT of other company that have worst
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby FortMacs » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:06 pm

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daimchoc wrote:c/o TFS


Unfortunate news that TFC's final 2 Uranos figures are now delayed to May/June. Preorder yours at TFsource here:
http://tfsource.com/tfc-toys/project-ur ... 8-harrier/
http://tfsource.com/tfc-toys/project-ur ... 16-falcon/

We're still excited to see the final full color version of Uranos, but disappointed that we'll have to wait! - TFC Toys - Falcon & Harrier Delayed (5 photos)


Well that sucks, Wife was going to get me Falcon for our Ann. guess ill have to find something else to get.
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Postby rpetras » Thu Apr 04, 2013 10:18 pm

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daimchoc wrote:c/o TFS


Unfortunate news that TFC's final 2 Uranos figures are now delayed to May/June. Preorder yours at TFsource here:
http://tfsource.com/tfc-toys/project-ur ... 8-harrier/
http://tfsource.com/tfc-toys/project-ur ... 16-falcon/

We're still excited to see the final full color version of Uranos, but disappointed that we'll have to wait! - TFC Toys - Falcon & Harrier Delayed (5 photos)


I don't see this as a problem.

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Autobot Genocide » Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:30 am

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I just got blackbird today so i pulled the other two out there boxes to display and there was a little bag with red bits of plastic inside one of them that i never noticed the first time round what are they for?

EDIT , these bits.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby quickmixed » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:24 pm

Autobot Genocide wrote:I just got blackbird today so i pulled the other two out there boxes to display and there was a little bag with red bits of plastic inside one of them that i never noticed the first time round what are they for?

EDIT , these bits.


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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Stormrider » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:52 am

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How do all three limbs combined do so far?
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Postby gema » Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:34 pm

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Stormrider wrote:How do all three limbs combined do so far?


a lot more solid than Hercules, i can say

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby rpetras » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:29 pm

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Stormrider wrote:How do all three limbs combined do so far?


Excellent!
Only complaint from me is the chest-plate, and wrist articulation.
(wrist artic is hindered a bit by the jet exhaust in combined mode)

Other than that, he's great.

It looks a lot like 2/3 of this:
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Stormrider » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:15 pm

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Thanks for the input. So the impression I am getting is that Uranos is a solid figure and the limbs hold in place well?
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby rpetras » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:22 am

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Stormrider wrote:Thanks for the input. So the impression I am getting is that Uranos is a solid figure and the limbs hold in place well?


Yea, digging him so far.

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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Autobot Genocide » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:48 am

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So i finally got to fiddle with Silverbolt last night and looking at him in the box my first thought was he isn't the coolest looking bot but once out and he isn't to bad at all nice height just very simple looking.

Iv'e got to agree with those who complain about the chest shield for starters phantom in robot mode his chest won't click in :-( and in chest form well i just wished it would have clicked into on solid piece it doesn't seem right. To be honest the robot form sucks and something for more creative could have been done to form a much better chest shield.

The combiner head isn't to off when in hand i'm still not a huge fan of it and would upgrade but i can deal with it .
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Stormrider » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:42 pm

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Can anyone post a comparison picture of Uranus standing next to Giant or Fansproject Bruticus? Thanks
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby Rated X » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:07 pm

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rpetras wrote:
Stormrider wrote:How do all three limbs combined do so far?


Excellent!
Only complaint from me is the chest-plate, and wrist articulation.
(wrist artic is hindered a bit by the jet exhaust in combined mode)

Other than that, he's great.

It looks a lot like 2/3 of this:
(note this particular pic shows a simple chest-plate mod/improvement)

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Even though this looks more G1, he looks kind of bird chested without a chest shield because the arms are bulky. Somebody needs to do a G1 chest, no if, ands, or buts.
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Re: TFC Toys Project Uranus (Superion) Updates

Postby rpetras » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:41 am

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Rated X wrote:Even though this looks more G1, he looks kind of bird chested without a chest shield because the arms are bulky. Somebody needs to do a G1 chest, no if, ands, or buts.


Amen to that brother!

I still expect a "Rage kit" style add on pack for this guy that'll fix that.
That's the only thing that has kept me from doing the mod from the picture.
(pic is from the interwebs, not my set)

I did take my Silverbolt apart just to see how this looked IRL, and it was easy to disassemble and move the parts around. I didn't actually dremel out the bits, but it would have only taken about 5-10 mins to perform the mod.
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