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Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby El Duque » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:43 pm

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Looks awfully Defensor-ish.............

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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting

Postby donnie_707 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:53 pm

hmm...very interesting indeed. that blue looks awfully familiar....
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting

Postby alternator77 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:28 pm

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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting

Postby Mkall » Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:42 pm

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Colour me curious
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:11 pm

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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting

Postby El Duque » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:34 pm

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RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:... What is this?


Star Cats Rescue Team (at least I think that's what it's title is) is a Chinese cartoon that features transforming and combining mecha. TFC Toys is going to release figures based on the series, but when the prototypes first started showing up folks speculated they might be working on a third-party Defensor. Apparently they've seen the potential as well. It would be a bit of a stretch but with the right repaints it could work. There's a good thread on it at FMH:

http://www.fullmetalhero.com/t4268/#tb
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting

Postby Mkall » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:40 pm

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El Duque wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:... What is this?


Star Cats Rescue Team (at least I think that's what it's title is) is a Chinese cartoon that features transforming and combining mecha. TFC Toys is going to release figures based on the series, but when the prototypes first started showing up folks speculated they might be working on a third-party Defensor. Apparently they've seen the potential as well. It would be a bit of a stretch but with the right repaints it could work. There's a good thread on it at FMH:

http://www.fullmetalhero.com/t4268/#tb

Thanks for the link. While it certainly isn't the Defensor we all know and somewhat love, it may be the closest we're gonna get for a while. I dunno really, maybe when I see it all together?
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby donnie_707 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:45 pm

yea these 3rd party companies need to start giving us some autobot combiners.....the decepticons are getting all the love lately with combiners. FP bruticus and now TWO devastator.....autobots are about to get their A$$ whooped on my transformer shelf
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Kung Fu Man » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:47 pm

Eh, there is Fansproject's Superion upgrade, which never gets the same love as Bruticus' does but go figure.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Scaleface » Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:59 pm

New pictures of the Star Cat and Dinobot combiners:

http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content.ph ... fo-here#tb
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Mkall » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:44 pm

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Scaleface wrote:New pictures of the Star Cat and Dinobot combiners:

http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content.ph ... fo-here#tb

Those Dinobots may just be what my shelf needs
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Scaleface » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:18 am

New color pictures of the not Dinobot Combiner and Starcats:

http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content.ph ... -info-here

Surprisingly Dinobots are not really in G1 colors, they are grey with black highlights. Sorta makes them better ORIGINAL Dinobots in my opinion. Maybe even a SG or Dark Retribution vibe.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:41 am

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Man the plastic on those Dinos looks pretty awful. The rescue bots look pretty cool though.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:58 am

Without G1 colors, those just aren't the Dinobots. Unless they make a G1 verison it's a big pass from me.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby dinogeist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:27 am

Scaleface wrote:New color pictures of the not Dinobot Combiner and Starcats:

http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content.ph ... -info-here

Surprisingly Dinobots are not really in G1 colors, they are grey with black highlights. Sorta makes them better ORIGINAL Dinobots in my opinion. Maybe even a SG or Dark Retribution vibe.


Can someone please post pics in this thread of the colored 3rd party dinobots in colors.

Because that "Fullmetal" site is taking forever to load & when it loads it's not loading properly & doesn't shows pics nor links porperly.

I don't have a outdated nor slow computer. I have 8 GB or ram,a 750 hard drive & I'm using broad band cable to surf the internet.

This "Full metal" site never loads for me properly. I tried a few times on different occassions thru the year/months.

I don't use only one computer,I also use a lap top & this "full metal site" doesn't load on that lap top either.

So please can someone post pics in this thread. or mirror the pics to a non-full metal hero site.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby DevastaTTor » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:28 am

Flux Convoy wrote:Man the plastic on those Dinos looks pretty awful. The rescue bots look pretty cool though.
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No kidding. The paint actually makes them look way to cheap and shiny-even more like dollar store knockoffs. And while I agree about the rescue bots looking cool, I think the shiny paint takes a lot away from them too.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Scaleface » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:27 am

Honestly they look hand painted. No idea if these are the final or ONLY colors we will see of these toys.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Mkall » Fri Nov 11, 2011 12:33 pm

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Scaleface wrote:Honestly they look hand painted. No idea if these are the final or ONLY colors we will see of these toys.

I'm thinking the same thing. I've never seen plastic this glossy before. I hope there will be more paint apps because I'm actually liking how these are looking.

I too am hoping for a Defensor repaint.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby trence5 » Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:58 pm

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Scaleface wrote:New pictures of the Star Cat and Dinobot combiners:

http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content.ph ... fo-here#tb


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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby El Duque » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:06 pm

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When the first computer renders and prototype images of TFC Toys Star Cats Rescue Team combiner started popping up fans speculated we might be looking at a set of Neo-Protectobots. We soon learned that wasn't the case, but some still saw the potential for a Defensor repaint somewhere down the line. Last month we got our first hint that TFC Toys might also have the repaint on their minds when a new image of the team's leader showed up on ACToys in Hot Spot deco.

Now we have little more information on the potential repaint from ACToy's Hsaio Red, who's been the source of almost all of the images and information regarding the Dino-Combiner team and Star Cats team. According to his post on ACToys the set will receive a Protectobot repaint limited to 1000 sets. Concept sketches have also been posted of a Defensor head and chest, the other concept drawing in the image is for the Dino-Combiner's head.

We've mirrored the previously seen Hot Spot redeco image, concept Defensor head sketch, and a few images of the molds that would be used below form ACToys. Could this work as the Protectobots with the right colors and maybe some new head molds?

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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Mkall » Wed Nov 16, 2011 12:07 am

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I think these guys need some serious retooling or a damn good paintjob before I get them as Defensor.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby dinogeist » Wed Nov 16, 2011 1:03 am

2012 is gonna be a big year for me & very exspensive. because I plan to buy a few 3rd party TF toys that are obviously G-1 toys/characters in disguise.

the star cats rescue vechicle combiners isn't on my 2012 buy list because it wasn't designed after a TF toy/character. it was designed after another toy lines robot toy/character.

These 3rd party TF toys are not cheap. combiners are really exspensive. when I buy 3rd party TF toys,I weigh all the scales with the negatives & positives then make a decision to buy or not buy.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Sodan-1 » Wed Nov 16, 2011 7:17 am

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I'll plead ignorance as I have no clue as to what Star Cats is or how accurate this set is to the source material. My point though is I'm not sure whether to compare the one figure to Streetwise or First Aid, but given it's robot mode I'd say Freedom Gundam is the most likely candidate.

The Protectobots are the only Autobot combiners I've ever owned, and a limited run (and therefore probably highly expensive) repaint of a set not originally intended to be them just isn't something I can get behind. A good looking set all the same.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby Requiem Prime » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:37 am

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Looks good to me. I'm cool with just a redeco, since this was another project to begin with. Seeing as our only alternative to a Classics-grade Defensor seems to be nothing, I don't mind inaccuracies. If the Star Cats version comes off better with a united color scheme, I'll probably look it's way too.

Also, the sketches of heads I like the lower left corner for the dino-combiner. It aludes to War Within Grimlock, which looked powerful without looking monstrous. The one we saw before was too skull-like.
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Re: Looks like TFC Toys Star Cats Project Just Got More Interesting (Possible Defensor Repaint)

Postby rpetras » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:53 am

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Not too bad.

It would not be terribly hard to modify the tanker truck into a fire engine either.

It does not appear that he tanker or the goofy shoulder cannons have anything to do with the transform, so those could go. Pop them off, pop on a ladder and viola!

The police car, ambulance and copter would work as-is, just the mototcycle is too futuristic, but he'd be OK. If he could swap spots to be a leg that would be better.

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