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TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby fenrir72 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:31 am

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
To sum it with one word AWESOME!

Contents:

#4 arm armors
#4 arm cannons
#2 double barrel cannons (attaches to the fore arms)
#2 foot modules
#1 radar dish that splits into #2 ankle guards (with die-cast hydraulic parts)
#2 fists
#1 collapsable electro static laser rifle
# 2 visors (SL and Universe versions (can't tell the difference though)

Description:

In the original Superion, the limbs/vehicles were interchangeable, same with the SL/Universe verion but FP did some "unofficial" transform modes with the "Raptors" putting them as the arm modules while the "A-10 Tank killers" are now the permanent feet.

A little bit of a back ground (my version is the SL Superion) but the figure kind off sucked. Despite awesome individual molds, the use of two Raptors and A10 tank smashers instead of another vehicle/plane kind off spoiled it. Plus, WTF happened to his hands? Oh, I remember some dude reviewing the Superion giving it a pass asin the guy was an alien bot so he doesn't need hands (the five finger type) and feet.

And the design of the hip made Superion do the splits when posing which was remedied when you alternately assigned different jets as arms and legs) (sadly, given the new arm and leg assignments, Superion again does the splits.)

Back to the upgrade............

Fans Project, you ROCK! The materials you use are top notch, reminding me of the materials used on Bandai's MGs.............especially on the Alex NT-78 armor. That's how good it is.

When pics of him first circulated, I was wondering if Superion had a visor (as depicted in the anime and the Superlink biocard) well look no further he's got two (one for Superlink and the other for the Universe version which for the love of heaven I just can't tell apart.) Bravo FP!

Next the fists, hands down almost gundamesque...........Bravo FP

Some accessories though, namely the arm cannons, though adequate on the anterior side of the forearms, was lacking in the posterior........leaving him with a big hole (easily overlooked though.) Another thing, did I fail to mention they all fit snugly to each component?

Next the foot pads which was smartly designed with the "radar" dish in mind. After splitting the "dish" into 4 parts, they are then connected to the foot boards as "ankle" guards, with a simulated hydraulic part.

No parts goes wasted as the two double barreled artillery canons fit snugly on the shin.

He also has a collapsible electro static rifle reminiscent of the G1 weapon used by Silverbolt.

Over all I give this a 4 out of 5. Given that the original IMHO was kind of blahh with his no hand and feet mode, FP has all but revived my loving my 5 year old figure again. Just like the way CC sparked renewed interest in the Universe UM mold which was all but ignored in place of Skywarp. Keep 'em coming FP!
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby Ravage XK » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:15 am

Motto: "Never mess with anything that has bigger or more wheels that you."
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While I agree that the set is pretty great, it really does finish the figure off well.

I find that the quarter pieces of the radar dome cause the feet pieces to bend downwards at the front and back when they are inserted as the feet side pieces.

Bit pricey too, I think.
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby Convotron » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:21 am

Motto: "When in doubt, transform and roll out!"
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What I really appreciate about the add-on is that the parts can fit onto the Aerialbots so there's no combiner kibble just set aside should you have the figures separated.
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby fenrir72 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:35 am

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Nothing is wasted. AS separate components,as bots or vehicles, the armored upgrades can be attached to the guys.
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby LiKwid » Mon Aug 10, 2009 10:31 am

Motto: "When In doubt..Invert polarities!!!!"
Weapon: V-Lock Rifle, V-Lock Cannon
I gave up waiting on this.. I never heard from BBTS about it so I just canceled my preorder.. I'm gonna take my chances with the City commander re-release.. Superion will just have to deal without hands and footsies.. :MAD:
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby RodimusConvoy13 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 12:56 pm

Motto: "Well, when I see five weirdos dressed in togas, stabbing a man in the middle of the park in full view of a hundred people, I shoot the bastards! That's MY policy!"
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LiKwid wrote:I gave up waiting on this.. I never heard from BBTS about it so I just canceled my preorder.. I'm gonna take my chances with the City commander re-release.. Superion will just have to deal without hands and footsies.. :MAD:


It is in stock at BBTS as of today.
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby El Duque » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:36 pm

Motto: "I ain't got time to bleed!"
Weapon: Gattling Gun
RodimusConvoy13 wrote:
LiKwid wrote:I gave up waiting on this.. I never heard from BBTS about it so I just canceled my preorder.. I'm gonna take my chances with the City commander re-release.. Superion will just have to deal without hands and footsies.. :MAD:


It is in stock at BBTS as of today.


Just noticed this myself when I saw that the DIA Commander was in stock.
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby LiKwid » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:06 pm

Motto: "When In doubt..Invert polarities!!!!"
Weapon: V-Lock Rifle, V-Lock Cannon
So now it's in stock..Figures... Meh I'd rather have the CC set anyway and the GOW 2 weapon set :grin: I'm hoping somebody on seibertron does a nifty repaint of the Superikit , that'll entice me to get :P
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby Venksta » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:45 am

Just to clarify, TF-Crossfire is the series name that this Superion upgrade is being released under. Just like how TF-Parallax is the series name for City/Shadow/Powered/DIA Commander and the upcoming Protector and friends. :)
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:50 am

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Hi Venksta. Long time no hear. Btw, why no comic instruction manual on this product?
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby Venksta » Tue Aug 11, 2009 4:07 am

fenrir72 wrote:Hi Venksta. Long time no hear. Btw, why no comic instruction manual on this product?


Hi. I'm not sure why. I'm actually not working for FansProject anymore for the time being, but do talk to them when I get the chance. I do know that TF-Crossfire is the series that will have projects by other designers. TF-Parallax will be the series that they release projects by their main designer, who is responsible for City Commander and the other stuff coming soon. This might be the reason this Superion kit doesn't have a comic. Or it could be that FansProject tried to save money for fans, as a comic would end up making this kit cost more. As they would have to commission an artist, and also pay for printing, ect. Just my guess. :)
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby rpetras » Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:29 am

Motto: "Know your enemy, then crush them."
Weapon: Gatling Cannon
I really like the set, it's just to pricey for what it is.

I do use their transform, and I swapped out 2 of the bots with their energon counterparts to get the colors right for superion.

I added Bruticus/Ruination hands which I nabbed for $8 on Ebay. It gives him a great bot mode, and the hands do A LOT for his looks.

If this set ever goes on sale at BBTS though, I'd still get it.
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Re: TF-Crossfire aka FansProject Superion upgrade

Postby fenrir72 » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:24 am

Motto: "Power to the strong and the right!"
Weapon: Plasma Cannon
Thanks for clearing it up Venksta.
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