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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:

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Re: Third Party News Thread

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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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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:38 am

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Courtesy of the Meteor Operation facebook page we get a look at Dr. Wu's upcoming DW-TP06 SAGE, an open faceplate head for Transformers: Prime Voyager Optimus Prime. The images show the head installed on the First Edition version, compatibility with the RID version is unknown at this point. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:50 am

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Ben's Collectables got to check out a prototype of MMC upcoming Terminus Hexatron (aka Sixshot) at Auto Assembly 2012. Check it out below!

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:31 am

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It appears the well known customizer known as Maiden Japan, famous for his Junkion upgrades for RtS Wreck-Gar and crew, will be having his sets mass produced. Set "B-1", the first image below, will be available at two yet to be announced on-line stores, one in the domestic market and one in the Asian market. Images and info from the Meteor Operation facebook page.

Discussion:
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Meteor Operation wrote:We here at "Meteor Operations" would like to thank "Maiden Japan" the designer of the awesome "Junkion Add On Kits" for "Wreck Gar" and "Junkheap" molds and many other awesome upgrades,

Furthermore, we would like to thanks for allowing us the honor to tell the world that he will be MASS PRODUCING limited color variations never before released junkion add on sets.

Set B-1 is set to be released exclusively to two different online store, one for asian market and one for U.S. Here is a first look of the prototype set B-1



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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Aug 11, 2012 9:28 am

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MECH iDEAS has updated their facebook page with images of their 01 Longblast kit for RtS Jazz. The set takes a page from the BotCon 2012 custom figure, and comes with:

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  • A new head
  • A blaster hand
  • A decal sheet
  • A handheld G1 Shockwave weapon


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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:50 am

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Not that crazy about the new head that the Generations Swerve sports? Renderform revealed a new upgrade set for the figure at Metrocon over the weekend. This set features a head closer to Swerves appearance in Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye Ongoing and comes with his rivet gun from issue #6.

Update from the man himself:

Venksta wrote:Sorry, but this was a quick and rough custom I made for fun to show off at a local meetup. Its not planned for release. But if I do, the head needs lots of revising, since it was "sculpted" in less than 30 minutes.


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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:07 am

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Seibertron.com member daimchoc brings us an update on iGear's upcoming Mini Warriors Hench and UFO. Below we have final product and images and a September release date.

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daimchoc wrote:September release - c/o iGear's Facebook page

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:14 am

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MasterMind Creations will be releasing an exclusive preview set of their upcoming Knight Morpher Airborne Squad titled "Awakening" at a yet to be disclosed toy show and online. The preview set will be a limited production, details regarding this release coming soon.

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Upcoming: a preview edition for the Knight Morper Airborne Squad. It will be very limited and exclusive to toy show and online. Details are to be advised.


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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:24 am

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TFC Toys have released official images of their upcoming Reflector homage, Photron. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby Blurrz » Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:28 am

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TFCToys Uranus - Fireflight and Air Raid Colored Alt Modes

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:07 am

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Seibertron.com member daimchoc brings us images of TFC Toys Hercules in the popular Shatter Glass universe colors. The images include the recently released Rage of Hercules set in matching colors. It appears this set bears the name "Perses". Image mirrored from ACToys below.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:30 am

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New courtesy of Seibertron.com Mkall:

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Behold! Pictures and description!

Mastermind Creations wrote:The Awakening edition portrays the Airborne Squad obtaining their earth form and recovering from the hibernation mode. Product wise, it is made to resemble the feeling of a prototype, with the quality of a finished product. Pre-orders will be taken at San Jose Super Toy Show dated August 18 (the coming weekend). Online store Ages Three and Up will be taking orders for the remainders (if any) one day after the toy show. Product release date is August 30, Price US$100.00. Collectors will expect to receive their pre-orders by September 15.


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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:19 pm

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Thanks to a cross sell packaged with iGear's recently released PP05 we get a look at three of their upcoming Mini Warriors.

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  • Duneraker aka Beachcomber
  • Bushwacker aka Outback
  • Cogz aka Gears
  • Veer aka Swerve


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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:50 am

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TFC Toys have now confirmed that their upcoming Project Uranus will indeed be comprised of six team members. How the sixth member will be incorporated into the combined robot remains a mystery, or perhaps it won't part of the combiner at all. We already know this team if very much a G1 homage based on what we've seen of Phantom, Eagle, and the Silverbolt silhouette. As others have pointed out the Aerialbots have had additional team members in the past, most recently IDW's version featured the short-lived Barrel Roll.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:56 am

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Seibertron.com member Agamemnon has received his Impossible Toys TRNS-03 Alicon, and he's been kind enough to share a nice pictorial review showing off the new figure. Check out his review below.

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Agamemnon wrote:Today I received my Impossible Toys TRNS-03 Alicon (Transitional Robot Neural Soldiers), the alligator shaped creatures/sharkticons? from the 1986 Transformers movie. My first impression is that it’s big; far larger than I was expecting. This is almost more in scale with the Masterpiece line than deluxe/voyager. Here are the images I took, including some comparisons:

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On Quintessa… (Kup and FP Protector Rodimus, with Impossible Toys Quintessons in the back.)

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Bah weep grah nah weep ninny bong… (Kup and Rodimus right side by side)

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Yes master? (The two Impossible Toys Quints, lit.)

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I wouldn’t scratch, even if you think he might like it….

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Rear quarter. Nice tail! Hmmmmmm… <_< >_>

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Part way through transformation. Do you see those two spikes in front of him? Those are from the shoulder and must be removed in order to transform him. I’m not terribly impressed with that…

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Spikes in place. If you see, the shoulders fit in the “belly” area, and the spikes would prevent them from fitting together. I did try some other possible orientations to no avail. The picture on the box seems to confirm this reality. (No instruction sheet with the figure, so no official documentation of this that I know of.)

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Almost a Danny DeVito look. The torso is tremendously long and the legs tremendously short. He comes with two spears.

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Kup and Rodimus in front. (Can I use the universal greeting twice?)

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Rodimus side by side with Alicon

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Just to show the size with a Voyager, I grabbed Classics Jetfire

Okay, that’s it. I’m glad he’s as big as he is for $90. However, I think I would have preferred about a 20-30% downgrade in size and a drop in price (troop building is out except for the most monetarily gifted of us). The detailing is not horrible. The transformation is simple enough (so, no real need for instructions). He feels pretty solid, though in robot mode, he is a bit back heavy. I might suggest leaving his tail on the ground to support the weight, except the joints don’t really make this feasible. The removal of two spikes is a little disappointing for such an expensive piece.

Overall, I think I might give him a 7.5 out of 10. Positives: simple transformation, feels pretty solid, no real alternative that I know about. Negatives: back heavy in robot mode, simple transformation (and removal of spikes), price, size (too big unless placing with masterpieces, then perhaps too small).

He’ll fit in my Quintessa shelf. Here’s hoping a Gnaw can come out that’s similar in size...
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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:55 am

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Seibertron.com member EDWARDWANG7623 brings us news of an upcoming Megatron gun accessory for Classics figures from Dr. Wu. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:01 am

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It appears TFC Toys will be released a Commander/core figure to go along with their previously release Iron Army figures. Eliminating the need any of Hasbro PCC figures. The teaser image below comes to us from their weibo page by way of Seibertron.com Scaleface.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:07 am

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The third-party news just keeps coming today! From the booklet included in MakeToys recently released Giant Type 61 we have another color image of their upcoming Mobine figure. Like many have already speculated based on his design this figure will also be released in Fallen deco. Thanks to Seibertron.com Mekatron for dropping this one by.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:27 am

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Upcoming PerfectEffect Transfunket Toy Show Scouting Force redeco.


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Mkall wrote:New image posted on PerfectEffect's Blog indicate a remold/repaint of Scout Force X to homage the Reflector Toy instead of the Cartoon Reflector. Looks interesting but am I interpretting this right that it's going to be either a store or convention exclusive?

Also there's another drawing of their next PE Bike-bot.

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Re: Third Party News Thread

Postby El Duque » Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:47 pm

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Great news for all those fretting over TFC Toys previous announcement that their forthcoming Project Uranus would feature six figures. TFsoure is reporting that the fifth and sixth figures will come packed together and the sixth figure will transform into the combined robot's chest shield.

Discussion:
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TFsource wrote:TFC Toys has provided an update on the 6th figure of Project Uranos! The 5th figure, will include a 6th figure, that transforms into his chest piece! The 5th figure will have a higher price, and much larger packaging to accommodate both figures! The first two project Uranos figures are up for preorder @TFsource so preorder yours here: http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/5060/
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