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Third Party News Thread

Postby Anonymous. » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:58 pm

This is a stickied locked topic that will be updated frequently with the latest third party news; reviews, updates, pre-orders, teasers, anything really. We will link each story to it's appropriate forum thread for your discussion. You should probably bookmark this.
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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby Anonymous. » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:06 pm

MakeToys Type 61 - Green Devastator Packaging Images

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We now have packaging images for MakeToys release of their Giant mold in green colors. The toy will have the moniker of Type 61, and looks to be as menacing as ever!

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:55 am

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:03 am

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Impossible Toys have fully revealed their planned Tetrajet Rainmakers in both modes, images mirrored below.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby Anonymous. » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:55 pm

In-Hand FP Steelcore Heartmaster Images

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Daimchoc pulls through with a slew of in-hand images of his own Heartmaster. Enjoy;

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:54 pm

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Seibertron.com member EDWARDWANG7623 dropped by with a few images of Dr. Wu's DW-P07 "Metal Storm" for Classics Optimus Prime.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:51 am

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Dr. Wu is developing a new more cartoon accurate hammer for Transformers Prime Voyager Class Breakdown. The test shots are mirrored below from the Meteor Operation facebook page.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:57 am

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Here's our first look at the WFC Megatron mace from SDX.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:30 am

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CrazyDevy turns their attention back to G1 Piranacon with CDMW-33 new waist armor. Priced at $11.95, ships nex month, usual construction materials, supposedly compatible with reissues.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 28, 2012 7:49 am

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From our old friend Down_Shift.

FansProject: Assualter, two of their Stunticons(?), Deluxe Insecticon Repaints
MakeToys: More PCC Upgrades
MMC: Hexatron

A few updates: The Stunticons are Wildrider and Breakdown, they hope to have these guys out by November with about a $50 price tag. They hope to have the whole team out by May of next year. Assaulter is scheduled for October with a $90 price tag.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:39 pm

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The third-party news continues to roll out of TFcon 2012. A new company going by MECH iDEAS has revealed their plans to release updated versions of G1 Jumpstarters Topspin and Twintwist. Images courtesy of Jarodimus.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:06 pm

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Courtesy of John Vi we have a boatload of MMC images from TFcon 2012. Terminus Hexitron, The Air Screechers, and a Cyclops redeco.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:15 pm

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Courtesy of Down_Shift. BTS looks to have plans for an updated Overlord, or as their calling him Nova Lord.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:34 pm

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FansProject announces Function X, their take on Headmasters. Concepts for Chromedome, Brainstorm, Minerva, Weirdwolf, Mindwipe, and Optimus Prime Alligator (one would assume they will repaint this one into Skullcrusher). Also a Menasor teaser, and repainted Deluxe Insecticons will get remolded alt modes.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:35 pm

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I've known about these for a while, so it will be nice to finally talk about them publicly. So here they are MCC's take on the Predacons, Project Ferocious!

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:23 pm

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Courtesy of Peaugh's twitter account we get a look at the prototype version of FansProject's prototype head and and chest for a future repaint/retool of Steelcore. It appears these will give the figure a very Armada Overload vibe. Check it out below.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sun Jul 29, 2012 1:57 pm

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Nothing to major to report, but here are some examples of their non-transforming Alpha TrAon, Kranix, Anbulis, and Alicon. Images are courtesy of JarodimusPrime.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:01 pm

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Seibertron.com's own Down_Shift is on-hand at TFcon 2012. Here's his report:

Thanks for posting my pics guys!

I have plenty more where that came from and (as much as I hate to say this) a lot of info I'm not really at liberty to share yet. But, with that aside I have my report!

Let's start off where it matters. FansProjectCore

Steel Core. Amazing figure. Will come with a trailer in the future. Saw a sample, looks good. Will get a green and orange repaint/remould. There will one additional detail revealed tomorrow. Can't say just yet, but once you see it you'll think "I knew it!"

Assulter. Huge & bottom heavy. Very easy to stand and pose. NOT THE FINAL COLOR. Might not show Battleship mode right away, but are eager too. Two different faces on the same head, very clever. Detail is amazing. Best part - comes with a "missile tree" of very tiny vehicle modes that go on the deckk of the battle ship. One of Steel Core w/ trailer, Defender in both modes, the green & orange repaint of Steel Core, two very familiar motor cycles, and a very familiar orange dune buggy.

Deluxe Insecticons. So amazing. There is a very good chance there will be a fourth insecticon, but it might be up to fans and it may by a lady bot. Who knows?! All get new heads & weapons. Some get new insect mode parts, like pincers and the like. THEY ARE GETTING BAD ASS VEHICLE MODES. Thunder Shred will be a pill box missile tank, Storm Bomb will be a tank-ish kinda thing, and Back Firey will be a jet of sorts. Will all come with guns.

Stunticons. On hand were robot and vehicle mode test shots of Breakdown & Wildrider. A keen eye can tell who's who. Will be scramble city style to go WITH OTHER UPCOMING G1 COMBINERS. May be a while before we get more mind you. Don't worry wheels will spin, they are just molded solid in the prototypes. Wheels will be split wheels (half solid, half spin). Holes in crotch may play a part in combination. I saw Motormaster pics the night before, looks fantastic. Will be larger then the cars, but also to scale. Gonna be pretty big!

Function x or f(x) - have been in the making for quite a while. Very detailed. Very clever head gimmick. Can't go into details just yet, but you're gonna love it. Chromedome might be first! (YES!) Head robots can ride, drive, or fly vehicle mode. Alligator Prime is a repaint/remold of Skullcruncher. Minerva too... woo hoo.

Lots more coming down the pipe then what was shown. Got a few little peeks here and there, but out of respect for the people showing the pictures I won't be able to go into details just yet. If I get the go ahead tomorrow, you bet your ass I will go DEEP into details!

Maketoys - Fallen was on hand, unpainted combined as the fallen. Two styles of PCC combinations shown with Bombshock and Undertow. Looks really good painted on the PCCs, but I don't know if it will look that great as the Fallen. We'll see. Green Giant on display and for sale. Expect to see many reviews and box sets on eBay! ha ha ha. Nothing else really to mention by them sadly.

BTS - Nova Lord. There version of Overlord. I wasn't thrilled by it. It almost reminds me of Tidal Wave. They originally toyed with the idea of lights and sound but then it would be "too expensive". Hopefully they have learned a lot from their last few really really awful figures. I'm not getting my hopes up. Oh, and it's supposed to be around the same size as Unicron. Pass.

Mastermind Collectibles. HOS Seekers on hand. All of them look amazing. All have different heads and arm cannons. Will be able to "tow behind" on a KM figure on tracks. Kinda cool. Looking really good in hand. Hexatron on hand. Much better then I thought, but also very... fragile looking. Maybe delicate is the word I'm looking for. It looks easy to brake. Mind you, if you want an updated G1 Six Shot he's a damn good candidate. Might be doing a Prima/Nova Prime figure, but we already knew that. Showed there versions of the Predicons - the Ferocicons. Well, blacked out versions. Also showed Blacked out combined mode. Looks okay, but waiting to see better and non-blacked out pics.

A new comer! Mech Ideas. Demolition Crue Apex (Top Spin) & Geminus (Twin Twist). Look really good. Eager to see prototypes. Had holographic iPhone cases. Prime and Soundwave. Very cool.

Head Robots. Nothing really new. Showed the same image of Big Road from months ago.

IGear. Nothing new either.

TFC. Sadly nothing new. I was really hoping to see more from them, but I'm not really surprised either.

Any questions feel free to ask. I'll be more than happy to answer any and all that I can. More pics can be found on mah Facebook page, I won't be uploading them here tonight because I'm eff'n beat.

Slightly related. Hasbro sucked today. Every year for the past ten they roll out new ish' and treat fans like they should be treated. I remember on several occasions getting to play with figures six months before they hit a shelf or real pics of even touched the interwebs. But this year we got a damn kiddie table... it was really pathetic. Just my opinion, but if someone comes into my house that I built and starts to threaten it, then I step up my game. I feel like Hasbro should have at least tried to bring something to the table, not just a few kreons. Hopefully next year they can find their big boy pants and give a little something to the fans once again.
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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:54 pm

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Site sponsor TFsource has opened pre-orders for the first two pieces in TFC Toys next big combiner Project Uranus! Click here place your pre-orders for Eagle and Phantom! Both are priced at $98.95 and scheduled to arrive Oct/Nov.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:25 am

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Site sponsor Robotkingdom dropped by with some new third-party pre-orders. The first to pieces of TFC Toys Project Uranus Eagle and Phantom are now available for pre-order, as is their Reflector homage Photron. They have also listed Xtransbots X7 and X8 (Ratch and Ironhide), these come with news images, check them out below!



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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:14 pm

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Courtesy of TFW2005 user juise we have some side by side comparison images of MakeToys Giant Type 61 and TFC Toys Hercules equipped with the Rage of Hercules set. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:34 pm

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TFC Toys have updated their facebook page with package shots of the TFC-007 Rage of the Hercules set. This set allows Exgraver and Neckbreaker's treads to be positioned on the shoulders of Hercules and comes with separate forearms to give a more G1 inspired look. The set also features a new gun, alternate head and face plate, and poster. The set is scheduled to release on August 7th.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:47 pm

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Seibertron.com member TJ Duckett gives us a video review of FansProject's recently released Steelcore. Enjoy his review embedded below:

Discussion:
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Source: daimchoc, TJ Duckett

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 01, 2012 10:45 pm

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Why let Megatron have all the fun? WFC Optimus Prime also has an upgrade kit from Dreammakers, which includes an opening chest that reveals the Matrix of Leadership.

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