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Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Blurrz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:18 am

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Yes, you read right! The Insecticons haven't received much love in the form of a new figure for quite some time. But from the looks of it, it will be at the hands of a third party. It's still unclear as to who is headlining this project, and whether it will be mass produced like FansProject's work, limited to miniscule numbers like Mastercollectors' Nova Prime, or simply a project made for fun. Yet since it is based off Hearts of Steel work, it might just be Mastermind Creations. Enough jabbering though, behold Shrapnel, who also forms the front of the Battle Train!

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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Relic Dinobot » Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:24 am

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That is amazing. :shock: If they do make all three, I might just drop the cash for them all and get me that Insectrain. :D
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby ninoslow » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:05 am

that insecticons look awesome i will get this version, when i see this insecticons is store , awesome
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby prowl123 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:49 am

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Oh my God!

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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Stormrider » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:55 am

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Looks very promising. I hope they can add a bit of detail/transformation and scale it to HOS Optimus Prime.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:21 am

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I hope these guys are made by MMC. I love their HoS Prime.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Chaoslock » Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:59 am

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Any other people remember the time IDW had cool ideas like the Insectrain? They were so much more fun than the trainwreck they are publishing nowadays...

I want this set!!!
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Rated X » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:18 am

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If they dont transform into insects how are they "insecticons" ??? I would definitally consider buying them to display in robot mode. But am I the only one here who thinks the whole train gimmick is stupid ???

It's usually Hasbro who butchers the original G1 alt modes to make them more fun for kids. Im suprised a third party company wouldnt just do em the way they were originally intended to be. :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Mkall » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:27 am

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Jaw. Dropped.

This is Marvelous. Absolutely marvelous. I'll take one of each please.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby T-Macksimus » Mon Dec 27, 2010 9:39 am

Rated X wrote:If they dont transform into insects how are they "insecticons" ??? I would definitally consider buying them to display in robot mode. But am I the only one here who thinks the whole train gimmick is stupid ???

It's usually Hasbro who butchers the original G1 alt modes to make them more fun for kids. Im suprised a third party company wouldnt just do em the way they were originally intended to be. :BANG_HEAD:


Would you rather they had stagecoaches for alt. modes? That's the whole point of the HOS line, to be pre-G1 era transformers. No cars, trucks etc. Labeling these guys as "insecticons" just helps those who didn't follow the Hearts of Steel comic (and a lot of folks didn't) identify them a little easier since they will only vaguely resemble the forms we recognize them as. The whole Heart of Steel concept could be thought of in the same way as Marvel comics "What If...?" series. Myself, I want to see an entire line of Transformers set in the time frame of the classic roadsters. Late 1940's and 1950's thru 1960's muscle cars. Not gonna happen so instead I'll enjoy a similar concept only taken way further back in time. It's all done in fun anyways.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Lord Onixprime » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:08 am

Very very cool.

I loved the whole premise of HOS and loved all of the characters designs. The Insecticons were always one of the cooler ones as well. If this is reasonably priced, I don't think I will be able to resist getting one.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby phoenix88 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:42 am

really really digging the resin cast and the concept art. barring high price this set will be mine! the insectrain looks awesome
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:45 am

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The HOS insecticons are a great design. They will be mine especially if they are made by MMC. I hope some new upstart 3rd party isn't out to step on MMC toes. They did a fine job on KMC and they can only get better with each new release.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Rated X » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:50 am

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Rated X wrote:If they dont transform into insects how are they "insecticons" ??? I would definitally consider buying them to display in robot mode. But am I the only one here who thinks the whole train gimmick is stupid ???

It's usually Hasbro who butchers the original G1 alt modes to make them more fun for kids. Im suprised a third party company wouldnt just do em the way they were originally intended to be. :BANG_HEAD:


Would you rather they had stagecoaches for alt. modes? That's the whole point of the HOS line, to be pre-G1 era transformers. No cars, trucks etc. Labeling these guys as "insecticons" just helps those who didn't follow the Hearts of Steel comic (and a lot of folks didn't) identify them a little easier since they will only vaguely resemble the forms we recognize them as. The whole Heart of Steel concept could be thought of in the same way as Marvel comics "What If...?" series. Myself, I want to see an entire line of Transformers set in the time frame of the classic roadsters. Late 1940's and 1950's thru 1960's muscle cars. Not gonna happen so instead I'll enjoy a similar concept only taken way further back in time. It's all done in fun anyways.



Oh I see. So this is part of thew samer storyline with the Knight Morpher Optimus Prime figure ? Honestly, I dont read comics. I just collect anything G1 or movie. I mean the prototype pics, look great. I just would love to see the insecticons re-done in a G1 theme to go with the classics/generations lines.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby craggy » Mon Dec 27, 2010 10:59 am

I'm not a huge fan of the train gimmick myself, but those designs are awesome, and any version of the Insecticons getting some love is good news. Hope it sells well and someone takes on the G1 designs (or the War Within ones)
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby DavidT » Mon Dec 27, 2010 11:57 am

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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Primacron's Little Helper » Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:52 pm

Trains and Insecticons are much much awesome!!!

After Prime and Shockwave, I guess the Seekers or Bumblebee are next most likely to be made.

I'd really like to see Scourge made (he has a Zeppelin alt mode), does anyone remember the TMNT blimp toy? A Scourge with a similarly inflatable section would be fantastic.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Sodan-1 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:45 pm

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I'm not particularly a fan of this whole Hearts of Steel thing so this'll inevitably be a pass for me. But these designs are all pretty cool. I realise it's just a prototype figure, but I would hope there will be more detail on the finished version. The concept art is very nice indeed.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby AshesOfPain » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:18 pm

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I'm very intrigued. I thinks they would look very nice, especially if they are scaled to fit on the standard hobby train tracks. Not that I collect model trains, but I think it would allow for some unique displays.

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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Blurrz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:43 pm

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Rated X wrote:Oh I see. So this is part of thew samer storyline with the Knight Morpher Optimus Prime figure ? Honestly, I dont read comics. I just collect anything G1 or movie. I mean the prototype pics, look great. I just would love to see the insecticons re-done in a G1 theme to go with the classics/generations lines.


Quit being so oblivious to your surroundings. We get it. You like G1. You don`t need to blast it out in every single toy thread that has a G1 character that doesn't look G1 enough for your tastes. This is a good design and shouldn't be blasted because it's not G1. That era ended 21 years ago. I apologize if some fans had to move on to other things.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby WarGraver » Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:18 pm

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These make me so very happy. I must have them.

If they are not by Mastermind Creations... that's actually fine. There are enough HoS designs that it would take one 3rd party group too many years to produce them all. However, if it IS a different group, I hope they are least communicate with MC to make sure they aren't being redundant, and additionally to make sure that Insectitrain can attach to Optimus' hitch.
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Re: Third Party Hearts of Steel Insecticon Battle Train In The Making

Postby Fistful of Energon » Mon Dec 27, 2010 7:10 pm

WANT!

I will so own this set :shock:
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