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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Oilspill » Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:35 am

This would be awesome! Technobots are definitely my favourite Autobot combiners. I don't care if it is Hercules scale or FP Bruticus scale (though would prefer FP Bruticus scale).

The TFC Constructicons were fantastic. I hope that this project goes somewhere quickly.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Tue Mar 06, 2012 8:45 am

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DevastaTTor wrote:I'm interested if for no other reason than my "classic" Autobots are becoming painfully out-numbered.


Yours are outnumbered? Mine are nowhere near! Well, close, but still.

Sodan-1 wrote:Yeah, I'll take some TFC flavoured Technobot action.

I hope they're slightly smaller than TFC's Constructicons. I've always felt Devastator should be the biggest of all the gestalts, plus they'd hopefully be a bit cheaper. However I don't want the individual figures to be as small as Munitioner or Explorer, so four deluxes and a voyager/ultra will work for me.

I'm not too keen on this idea of them all being red and white though. If you're going to do a job then at least do it right.


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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:14 pm

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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Doctor McGrath » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:51 pm

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Mkall wrote:Let's be realistic here - we won't be seeing these guys for at least another year. TFC has so many projects either announced or in prototype stage:

Off the top of my head:
Dino-Combiner
StarCats combiner
PCC limbs
Reflector
Abominus (sketches seen last year)
and now sketches for Protectobots.
I'm sure there's some targetoids or something right?

At this stage after my initial excitement wore off, I will not get excited until I see prototype images.


Bingo! I'm still excited for these guys but it's a long way away. I also agree with the hopes that these will be deluxe figures instead of voyagers like the Hercules guys.
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TFC Toys Technobot Scattershot and Possibly Hun Gurr Sketches

Postby GetRightRobot » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:59 am

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We now have concept work for TFC Toys Technobot Scattershot. We brought you the other 4 members earlier this month. Actoys.net posted these two sketches from the team at TFC Toys. Is the two headed dragon a heavily stylized Hun Gurr or some other robot toy like their Star Q products? Obivously these are a long way off but interesting none the less. Check out the pics below or click to go to Actoys.net

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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby AutobotMR2 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:44 am

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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Blozor » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:50 am

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I've always been sorta meh about the Technobots, but that Hun-grr is pure sex. I'll buy the Technobots to augment my G1 Redux collection, but I'm excited about the Terrorcons. What I would really like to see are the Stunticons. I demand a Motormaster that doesn't look like he's stuck in a box with his shoulder joints stuck at his waist.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby rpetras » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:15 am

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I'm in for both.

I hope these guys tackle ALL the combiners, though Superion and Bruticus can be last.

I'm really looking forward to watching this project.
Watching the Herc project build up, was almost as cool as getting them!

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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby PM Longstacks » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:43 am

Now if only there was some way i could set up TFC toys on an automatic withdraw schedule like do my electricity and cable. I know this is cliche but... SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Requiem Prime » Thu Mar 15, 2012 12:51 pm

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Very nice. I'm not noting anything until an actual prototype is displayed.

Am I the only one who doesn't think much of the Autobot combiners? I don't me I don't like them, I mean that they literally don't come to mind as readily as most Cons counter parts. I readily know Devastor, Bruticus, and Predaking (why will no one make a Classicverse of him? :-( ) and I know Menasor, Piranhacon, and Abominus, but the Autobots are outside of that.

Edit: except Superion, but FansProject already took the suck out of Hasbro's version.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Mkall » Thu Mar 15, 2012 1:36 pm

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Nice Drawings. When I see them in plastic then I'll start getting worked up.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:31 pm

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Mkall wrote:Nice Drawings. When I see them in plastic then I'll start getting worked up.

Essentially, this. But when they do... preordered on SIGHT!
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Rated X » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:07 pm

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TFC sold me on Hercules. Im all in on both sets. Especially the Terrorcons. Hasbro is not known for making beast alt modes in their classics related lines. Only 3 have been made, and 2 of them were Beast Wars. (3rd being Grimlock) So TFC is the perfect company to get the job done. :D
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby MGrotusque » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:43 pm

Rated X wrote:TFC sold me on Hercules. Im all in on both sets. Especially the Terrorcons. Hasbro is not known for making beast alt modes in their classics related lines. Only 3 have been made, and 2 of them were Beast Wars. (3rd being Grimlock) So TFC is the perfect company to get the job done. :D


Agreed. The only way we'll get these proper is by 3rd party companies. With that being said, i'm a little tentative about getting too excited about the Terrorcons. That Hun-Grr sketch is a little busy for my liking. Sharpy and jaggedy.....know what i mean?

It'll be a really tough job to get the designs right for those guys. I'm thinking the designers may over think the re-imagining of them and make them more futuristic and less monstrous.

I remember FrenzyRumble had started a Terrorcon project a while back that looked spectacular but i haven't heard of any progress since and that was a couple years ago. His designs were dead on. He didn't have bot modes though. Just piecing together the alt modes. Which looked properly repugnant.

I reckon they are a hard thing to design without getting too BeastWarsish.

Those Technobot sketches look very promising.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby GetRightRobot » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:00 pm

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Rated X wrote:TFC sold me on Hercules. Im all in on both sets. Especially the Terrorcons. Hasbro is not known for making beast alt modes in their classics related lines. Only 3 have been made, and 2 of them were Beast Wars. (3rd being Grimlock) So TFC is the perfect company to get the job done. :D


Weeeellllllllll...... If you consider Univers.... I have 29 American beast mode "classics" including Hun Gurr: Also not pictured is the Universe Optimus Prime Voyager lion in red and blue and some smaller legends primes that I can't remember which line exactly they came from. :D

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I'm just messin' with you Rated X. I am Totally on board for both. Hell, I still wanna see some modern Seacons! Personally, I'd like to see Computron first. I coveted that thing as a kid and always wanted one. Finally having him is just as awesome as I imagined it would be and would love to see a classics version.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby MGrotusque » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:13 pm

Requiem Prime wrote:Very nice. I'm not noting anything until an actual prototype is displayed.

Am I the only one who doesn't think much of the Autobot combiners? I don't me I don't like them, I mean that they literally don't come to mind as readily as most Cons counter parts. I readily know Devastor, Bruticus, and Predaking (why will no one make a Classicverse of him? :-( ) and I know Menasor, Piranhacon, and Abominus, but the Autobots are outside of that.

Edit: except Superion, but FansProject already took the suck out of Hasbro's version.


Honestly....a REALLY like G1 Superion. Him, next to Computron, are the most coherent of the G1 autobot combiners. Aesthetically they hit a string for me. I've never seen a Defensor but he's a pretty clean design as well.

Decepticon wise.....Devastator and Predaking are also very succinct designs that don't require a significant suspension of disbelief. Bruticus and Menasor are just boring to me. Piranacon is rad but he has heaps of kibbley stuff happening. Monstructor is too tiny.

As for the Con Combiners taking the lime light in respect to combiners. For one, they have more. Secondly, they are used more often in attempts to turn tides of battles and generally are cooler in almost every respect.
That's the way i see it anyhow. Autobot combiners are usually a last resort it seems.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Rated X » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:07 am

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GetRightRobot wrote:
Rated X wrote:TFC sold me on Hercules. Im all in on both sets. Especially the Terrorcons. Hasbro is not known for making beast alt modes in their classics related lines. Only 3 have been made, and 2 of them were Beast Wars. (3rd being Grimlock) So TFC is the perfect company to get the job done. :D


Weeeellllllllll...... If you consider Univers.... I have 29 American beast mode "classics" including Hun Gurr: Also not pictured is the Universe Optimus Prime Voyager lion in red and blue and some smaller legends primes that I can't remember which line exactly they came from. :D

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I'm just messin' with you Rated X. I am Totally on board for both. Hell, I still wanna see some modern Seacons! Personally, I'd like to see Computron first. I coveted that thing as a kid and always wanted one. Finally having him is just as awesome as I imagined it would be and would love to see a classics version.



You got me there my friend. I didnt think about repaints of older molds and wasnt counting Botcon exclusives. I was thinking along the lines of original molds. I did consider classics Ravage as #4 but changed my mind since the alt mode is actually the cassette. ;)

Hey was that cybertron Scourge on the right an original mold when it was released or a repaint of the original cybertron Scourge mold ???
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:38 am

I guess Herc must have done well if TFC's mulling over more combiners. But I agree that the Autobot combiners weren't sold nearly as hard as the Decepticon ones. The Combiner concept seems to fit the cons more, IMHO, as they ought to have SOME sort of advantage over the bots.

But this is good news for Computron fans. Hopefully they won't mess up the colors as they seem to have in mind for the Dinobots.
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TFC Toys Taking on the Terrorcons and Alpha Trion?

Postby GetRightRobot » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:11 am

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More sketches appeared on Actoys posted by Hsaio Red claiming concept sketches from TFC. The first image looks like a serious possibility for Rippersnapper or even Blot with his broad shoulders and long clawed arm. Although the predominant shark features would hint more at Rippersnapper. Also posted is a car that at first glance could easily stand in for Technobot Lightspeed. However, an inspection of the head design would strongly indicate an Alpha Trion. There is no official word yet on these sketches, however the Technobots and Terrorcons have been hinted at by TFC.

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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Requiem Prime » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:50 am

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And now I'm confused. Though a new Alpha Trion would be nice.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Midnight_Fox » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:10 am

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I'm all in for a new Abominus. My fave Combiner.

Also, is it just me or does Alpha Trion's alt mode and chest invoke a Chromedome feel?
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby GetRightRobot » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:53 pm

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Midnight_Fox wrote:I'm all in for a new Abominus. My fave Combiner.

Also, is it just me or does Alpha Trion's alt mode and chest invoke a Chromedome feel?


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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:22 pm

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Hopefully better than the Impossible Toys one...

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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Postby Stormrider » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:06 pm

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Sounds like a smashing idea.
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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

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