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Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery

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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 5:47PM CDT

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Among all the Official Hasbro stuff, Botcon 2011 also has its share of 3rd party toys. Most of these were shown at the TFSource table. Among the images are the igear coneheads. Fansproject has an impressive showing with prototypes of G1 Seaspray, G1 Powerglide, RTS Prime upgrade kit, Insecticons, and a new "Heart Masters" figure which is a new concept from them that homages Powermasters. We have an 81 image gallery to check out by clicking the pictures.

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Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233973)
Posted by Burn on June 4th, 2011 @ 5:57pm CDT
So 3rd party stuff is permitted at the official convention.

Guess that answers a few questions.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233974)
Posted by Verathrax on June 4th, 2011 @ 5:58pm CDT
=P~ G2 prime looks sick!p.s. anyone know what that new black mold looks like next to the fansproject insecticons? :???: :-?
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233979)
Posted by Court Jester on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:05pm CDT
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Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233981)
Posted by Down_Shift on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:06pm CDT
I need to have sexual relations with all of that. I can't wait for more of this stuff!
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233986)
Posted by lbullock7 on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:11pm CDT
That G2 Optimus Prime trailer/upgrade kit is amazing!!!! =P~ I must have it, but I bet with most upgrade kits once I see the price I'll most likely change my mind....
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233989)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:19pm CDT
Verathrax wrote:=P~ G2 prime looks sick!p.s. anyone know what that new black mold looks like next to the fansproject insecticons? :???: :-?


That is the new HeartMaster figure which homages Powermasters
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233991)
Posted by Prime Evil on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:26pm CDT
:shock:
:BOOM:

FansProject whipping boy for life!!!!!
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233994)
Posted by Court Jester on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:28pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:That is the new HeartMaster figure which homages Powermasters


As an addendum to that... just saw the alt mode pics of that HeartMaster, it could very well be a War Within Grimlock PowerMaster hybrid... includes a hinged covered cockpit for the HM. :BOOM:
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1233996)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:31pm CDT
looks good but 3rd party stuff is to expensive
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234012)
Posted by WarGraver on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:50pm CDT
The G2 upgrade kit doesn't look like it makes enough of a difference to the main figure. And while the sword is nice, I don't like the oversized gun. Will have to see what the rest of the trailer turns into before deciding on this one, though.

I don't like the light grey on the Insecticons, but otherwise they are fantastic as a group.

Seaspray and Powerglide are okay, I guess, but seem unnecessary.

The Heart Master is probably a must-have, but I would like to see what insertion of the heart does.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234033)
Posted by Blurrz on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:13pm CDT
This shit is fresh.

Spearmint variety.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234040)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:19pm CDT
oh.....my......god...i have officially sold my soul to transformers..
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234041)
Posted by Stormrider on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:22pm CDT
So FansProject and iGear are each making a Seaspray?
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234044)
Posted by nthcircle on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:24pm CDT
Just returned from the con...

HeartMaster is a War Within Grimlock homage and looks good in person.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234056)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:36pm CDT
I like the looks off the ad on for Reveal the Shield Optimus. =P~

I'm also interested in the Igear Minibots :D
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234066)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:47pm CDT
FansProject is going to keep getting my support.

iGear may have won my support if they continue to crank out all these NEW pieces.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234083)
Posted by DMSL on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:00pm CDT
Wow looks like i'm losing a lot of cash on third party products this year and the next.

The Insecticons look amazing, definately getting those. Seaspray i might get if he's reasonable size compared to other Classics figs. Powerglide not so good he has a HUGE noggin'.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234086)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:04pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:So FansProject and iGear are each making a Seaspray?


Yep
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234092)
Posted by krenger99 on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:11pm CDT
Just got back home from the convention. Really, for me, the third party stuff was the highlight of the show. I took a ton of pics of all that stuff and clearly I wasn't the only one. The staff at the TFSource table were really very nice people. The three I dealt with were very friendly and took time to have conversations with me and others. They weren't even a little bit rude whereas a lot of venders there were. They earned my business and respect today for sure.

All that aside...

If you didn't make it to the show, don't feel bad. It wasn't all that spectacular. Damn near everyone was trying to get rich with each and every sale. The mark up on figures, old and new, was ridiculous. The cheapest I saw Classics Thundercracker going for was $25.- and Warpath was going for $45.-. It really just made me sick 'cuz if you stood around and watched, those that were selling them had many stashed and acted like each was their last one for sale. Towards the later hours of the day, many a dealer still had loads of merchandise on their tables. TF Animated blisters marked up to $30 on avg., $10.99 figures sitting in the aisles of Target and Walmart right now, marked up to $30.-... It was just really outrageous.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234098)
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:18pm CDT
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD!!!!!!!

Damn, need to change my shorts....There. All done. Uh, oh crap, I'm still jizzing. From this gallery its only really the FansProject stuff that interests me.

The Insecticons. Slightly underwhelmed with the paint scheme, but no where near enough to put me off getting all of them. I wonder what, if anything, the logos on their chests mean. And look, real chains!! That's totally awesome.

Should we assume Seaspray and Powerglide are going to be CA-06 & -07? They look pretty good, but also kind of simplistic for FP. They'll be great for those who like their Minibots to be mini. Me? I'll be sticking with HFTD Seaspray and Universe Powerglide.

Heartmaster officially has me interested. Grimlock seems like a very odd choice (not that I'm holding that against it). When I first saw the images, I thought it was FP's version of Rolling Thunder.

I REALLY like their G2 Prime upgrade, enough to make me track down the one figure I perhaps instantly loathed as soon as I saw it. I think this makes it look badass though. Look forward to hearing more about this and Heartmaster.

FansProject and iGear are haemorrhaging figures at the moment, and with more and more third party manufacturers getting into the game I'm actually starting to get worried about potential legal action from HasTak.

EDIT: Having spent several minutes looking at the photos, I feel fairly confident that Heartmaster IS Rolling Thunder. The head just doesn't make me think Grimlock. It does however look VERY Don Figueroa Prime, as do the shoulders, and the overall stature is more slender and grand than hulking-beast. Then look at vehicle mode: if that's not a space for attaching a trailer then I'll circumcise myself with a chainsaw.... Maybe.

Can anyone who attended the convention and talked to the guys at TFSource offer any clarification?
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234113)
Posted by gambit020480 on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:04pm CDT
Yeah....if this stuff is priced like most of their products they are not worth it. I think the insecticons set is coll, but not worth anything over $50.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234119)
Posted by craggy on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:21pm CDT
Not sold on Heartmaster WWI Grimlock. YET.

Very glad I pre-ordered the first Insecticon. Those are Hot Awesome Steak Sauce and a Bag of Potato Chips. G2 Prime upgrade makes me want that figure, dammit. and now I have 2 non-giant Seaspray and Powerglide molds to choose from? Damn! Honestly have no idea what I'm gonna do there. Some of the Hasbro stuff at the con looks good, but ALL of the 3rd party stuff on display so far blows it out of the water. Botcon appears to be a fortune teller and in it's crystal ball it sees...an empty wallet.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234122)
Posted by LiKwid on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:30pm CDT
Down_Shift wrote:I need to have sexual relations with all of that. I can't wait for more of this stuff!


Ok I'll take the insecticons, you can have the Heartmaster :P

Those chains on the back of Bombshell( or whatever his name is now) are sick lookin. Fansproject now officially owns my soul. Can these guys do any wrong whatsoever?
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234127)
Posted by craggy on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:41pm CDT
LiKwid wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:I need to have sexual relations with all of that. I can't wait for more of this stuff!


Ok I'll take the insecticons, you can have the Heartmaster :P

Those chains on the back of Bombshell( or whatever his name is now) are sick lookin. Fansproject now officially owns my soul. Can these guys do any wrong whatsoever?


well, I can't yet claim their wares via the NHS, despite them probably being medically required to live.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234128)
Posted by nthcircle on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:41pm CDT
craggy wrote:Not sold on Heartmaster WWI Grimlock. YET.

Very glad I pre-ordered the first Insecticon. Those are Hot Awesome Steak Sauce and a Bag of Potato Chips. G2 Prime upgrade makes me want that figure, dammit. and now I have 2 non-giant Seaspray and Powerglide molds to choose from? Damn! Honestly have no idea what I'm gonna do there. Some of the Hasbro stuff at the con looks good, but ALL of the 3rd party stuff on display so far blows it out of the water. Botcon appears to be a fortune teller and in it's crystal ball it sees...an empty wallet.


They said the other insecticons would be up for pre-order in a couple of weeks.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234132)
Posted by craggy on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:47pm CDT
nice to know that, Nth, thanks for the update.

As much as I want them all right bloody now, I hope these 3rd party products have staggered releases. I want to be able to get them all, but if I see 3+ pre-orders go up at the same time I'm going to have to pick and choose.

Don't be silly like whoever is making that new generic shooter that comes out the week before Gears of War 3, please FP and iGear! Slow and steady wins the fluffy Snaptrap.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234166)
Posted by jamiko on June 4th, 2011 @ 11:12pm CDT
Wish I was there, wish I was rich
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234172)
Posted by rpetras on June 4th, 2011 @ 11:33pm CDT
The Insecticons rule, I'm really impressed!

Powerglide ans Seaspray just changed some of my plans for stuff to buy and things to customize.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234228)
Posted by omega666 on June 5th, 2011 @ 1:14am CDT
Well I hope that G2 Prime trailer still looks good with my G2 Prime that I just finished repainting. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234251)
Posted by robofreak on June 5th, 2011 @ 2:02am CDT
Yeah, that RTS Prime upgrade is going to be mine.

I'm so happy that it's not only the trailer, but it's also an armor pack to beef him up.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234265)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 5th, 2011 @ 2:26am CDT
I don't believe that Powerglide, Seaspray and RTS Prime are by FansProject, I believe they are by a new 3rd party company called something with "Market". Because they look nothing like FP stuff, FP doesn't do cartoon accurate toys and Seaspray and Powerglide look too close to the original designs to be by FP.
Also, that Seaspray looks way better than the iGear one.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234274)
Posted by robofreak on June 5th, 2011 @ 3:06am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:I don't believe that Powerglide, Seaspray and RTS Prime are by FansProject, I believe they are by a new 3rd party company called something with "Market". Because they look nothing like FP stuff, FP doesn't do cartoon accurate toys and Seaspray and Powerglide look too close to the original designs to be by FP.
Also, that Seaspray looks way better than the iGear one.


I thought something was a little off, but the RtS Prime upgrade does have some FP elements.

As long as it's not done by Igear, then I'll be fine with it. I just want.

I also want Hasbro to Hurry up and give us the RID Scourge repaint so whoever is making this set can give us the black trailer repaint.

Yes, I am saying that I would buy this set twice if they repainted it.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234294)
Posted by unicron nemesis on June 5th, 2011 @ 5:02am CDT
I did think Powerglide & Seaspray looked a bit different from usual FP products and was alos wondering what 'Make Toy' meant. The sign says 'Make Toy(s)' and not 'Market' if I'm not mistaken.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234300)
Posted by JERRYUS PRIME on June 5th, 2011 @ 5:09am CDT
THE MNICONS ARE A BIG DISSAPOINTMENT I REALLY WISH SOMEONE CAN MAKE THEM ALL IN THE SAME SIZE OF CLASSICS BB N CJ. FP MADE ME CHASE CJ FOR THE UP GRADE KIT {{WHICH I HAVE}} N AGAIN WITH THE G3 TRAILER WHICH HAD A BLASTER FOR BUMBLE BEE.....FANSPROJECT MINICONS BY LOOKING AT THEIR SIZES N ARTICULATION THEY LOOK OF NOT HIGH CUALITY TO BE SOLD BY THEMSELFS.(FP ALWAYS GIVES US GREAT PRODUCT)MAYBE WE CAN BE LOOKING AT THE FIRST 3RD PARTY TWO PACK OR BETTER YET A SET OF MORE MINICONS......IGEAR MINICONS ...ARE THE SAME SIZE AS PERFECT EFFECT REWIND N RUMBLE. IF THERES ANY PLANS ON MAKING ALL THE REST OF THE G1 MINICONS MY MONEY IS THERE ESPECIALLY TWO PACKS OR SETS. NOW WHO WHANTS TO TAKE MY MONEY FANSPROJECT OR IGEAR??
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234301)
Posted by JERRYUS PRIME on June 5th, 2011 @ 5:10am CDT
THE MNICONS ARE A BIG DISSAPOINTMENT I REALLY WISH SOMEONE CAN MAKE THEM ALL IN THE SAME SIZE OF CLASSICS BB N CJ. FP MADE ME CHASE CJ FOR THE UP GRADE KIT {{WHICH I HAVE}} N AGAIN WITH THE G3 TRAILER WHICH HAD A BLASTER FOR BUMBLE BEE.....FANSPROJECT MINICONS BY LOOKING AT THEIR SIZES N ARTICULATION THEY LOOK OF NOT HIGH CUALITY TO BE SOLD BY THEMSELFS.(FP ALWAYS GIVES US GREAT PRODUCT)MAYBE WE CAN BE LOOKING AT THE FIRST 3RD PARTY TWO PACK OR BETTER YET A SET OF MORE MINICONS......IGEAR MINICONS ...ARE THE SAME SIZE AS PERFECT EFFECT REWIND N RUMBLE. IF THERES ANY PLANS ON MAKING ALL THE REST OF THE G1 MINICONS MY MONEY IS THERE ESPECIALLY TWO PACKS OR SETS. NOW WHO WHANTS TO TAKE MY MONEY FANSPROJECT OR IGEAR??
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234302)
Posted by g60force on June 5th, 2011 @ 5:10am CDT
WOW cool stuff!!! my wallet is crying :sad:
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234337)
Posted by xyl360 on June 5th, 2011 @ 6:23am CDT
The Insecticons are mine for certain (already pre-ordered the first one). I've also pre-ordered the clear Protector set for my clear Rodimus/Hot Rod. I think it looks awesome in vehicle mode in those colors and for some reason the original never appealed to me while this one does.

I never got the RTS/United Prime so that upgrade set is out (I'd still like to get the United one, but of course he's nowhere to be found).

I'm still not seeing any third party Soundwaves that I like and nobody has gotten to Shockwave yet so hopefully Hasbro will include them when they continue the RTS line after the movie (which I fully expect them to do since all they'll have after the Baverse ends is TF Prime, which doesn't have too many characters to make the toys for).
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234346)
Posted by Motorthing on June 5th, 2011 @ 6:46am CDT
If it's Fansproject I'll be getting it - although the Seaspray/Powerglide DO NOT seem to be their usual style at all.

Not-Insecticons are a must and a half......and one way or another I'll have a proper Huffer if iGear actually follows through so these are my highlights from this year's Con.

Now I just have to grow a few more kidneys to be able to afford it all.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234364)
Posted by WarGraver on June 5th, 2011 @ 8:19am CDT
The G2 trailer and minibots not being Fansproject does make sense.

On a separate note, does anyone know whether the symbols on the Insecticons are stickers or paint? They LOOK like stickers, but I'd like confirmation. I am hoping stickers, so I can leave them off. Their mismatched locations bug me.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234380)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 5th, 2011 @ 8:54am CDT
OMFG... Powerglide is a thing of BEAUTY!!! I will shell out the cash for him for sure!
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234390)
Posted by craggy on June 5th, 2011 @ 9:19am CDT
WarGraver wrote:The G2 trailer and minibots not being Fansproject does make sense.

On a separate note, does anyone know whether the symbols on the Insecticons are stickers or paint? They LOOK like stickers, but I'd like confirmation. I am hoping stickers, so I can leave them off. Their mismatched locations bug me.


wouldn't be surprised if they're already applied decals when you get the figures. However, they're in quite prime Reprolabel spots, so if you're sticking some 'Con logos on these guys you can hide them well enough.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234468)
Posted by YoungPrime on June 5th, 2011 @ 11:58am CDT
Love the Insecticons but hate the prices more...

I guess one could hope that Hasbro will get off their asses but it's no big deal for me since I have about 12 of the originals.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234470)
Posted by craggy on June 5th, 2011 @ 12:03pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:Love the Insecticons but hate the prices more...

I guess one could hope that Hasbro will get off their asses but it's no big deal for me since I have about 12 of the originals.


could probably sell the extras of your original ones for money to buy these ones then.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234473)
Posted by WarGraver on June 5th, 2011 @ 12:09pm CDT
It just occurred to me, it's odd that Mastermind Creations' Cyclops was (apparently) nowhere to be seen.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234546)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 5th, 2011 @ 3:07pm CDT
Damn, I'll take one of everything.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234729)
Posted by Stormrider on June 5th, 2011 @ 9:32pm CDT
krenger99 wrote:Just got back home from the convention. Really, for me, the third party stuff was the highlight of the show. I took a ton of pics of all that stuff and clearly I wasn't the only one. The staff at the TFSource table were really very nice people. The three I dealt with were very friendly and took time to have conversations with me and others. They weren't even a little bit rude whereas a lot of venders there were. They earned my business and respect today for sure.

All that aside...

If you didn't make it to the show, don't feel bad. It wasn't all that spectacular. Damn near everyone was trying to get rich with each and every sale. The mark up on figures, old and new, was ridiculous. The cheapest I saw Classics Thundercracker going for was $25.- and Warpath was going for $45.-. It really just made me sick 'cuz if you stood around and watched, those that were selling them had many stashed and acted like each was their last one for sale. Towards the later hours of the day, many a dealer still had loads of merchandise on their tables. TF Animated blisters marked up to $30 on avg., $10.99 figures sitting in the aisles of Target and Walmart right now, marked up to $30.-... It was just really outrageous.



Interesting to know about the price hikes. It's also interesting to read that the 3rd party vendors were the highlight. I am sure that Hasbro officials at the show must have noticed and taken note. Perhaps they'll rethink their own plans.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234731)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 5th, 2011 @ 9:38pm CDT
WarGraver wrote:It just occurred to me, it's odd that Mastermind Creations' Cyclops was (apparently) nowhere to be seen.


Maybe it's not far enough along to show.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234732)
Posted by Stormrider on June 5th, 2011 @ 9:38pm CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:OMFG... Powerglide is a thing of BEAUTY!!! I will shell out the cash for him for sure!



It is nice. I really liked the one that Jizaitoys made. It had an interesting transformation. Too bad their's never became mass produced.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234735)
Posted by Mkall on June 5th, 2011 @ 9:41pm CDT
Also, once the Insecticons all go up for pre-order, be on the lookout for FP's next Warbot: Broadside.

He's going to be BIG, like 2 ft big. MP Optimus Prime big.
Re: Botcon 2011 Coverage - 3rd Party Toy Gallery (1234740)
Posted by robofreak on June 5th, 2011 @ 9:44pm CDT
This is making me want the Insecticons more than previously. Crap.

Does anyone know if FP is going to do a reprint of Warbot Defender? I needs me a Springer.

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