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CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images

Transformers News: CA-04  Causality  Stormbomb Finished Product Images

Friday, September 2nd, 2011 12:22PM CDT

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Site sponsor TFsource has just sent us some new high quality in-hand images of FansProject CA-04 Causality Stormbomb. Additionally it looks like the fine folks at FansProject have included a replacement set of blades/claws for CA-03 Thundershred, due to all the QC issues fans were experiencing.

CA-04 Causality Storbomb is in-stock and ready to ship, orders can be placed by clicking here.

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Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284942)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 2nd, 2011 @ 12:25pm CDT
Good call on FP's part to include the replacement weapon. Now, people can hop back over to the "All Hail FansProject" train. :lol:
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284950)
Posted by Burnin12 on September 2nd, 2011 @ 12:40pm CDT
Ha Ha I all ready had bought a used second Thundershred because I all ready busted a tab off a claw and could never had the long pinchers in alt mode. I'm going to have 3 times the blades now!!! Kinda Awesome since I really don't mind having 2 Thundershreds anyway!

Kind of odd we're just now getting the "official images" now though. I all ready got my shipped notification from BBTS and I'm sure I'm not the only one.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284953)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 2nd, 2011 @ 12:46pm CDT
Say what, replacement weapon? Man, I am out of the loop. First I heard of problems with it. Lucky for me, I dont even have my Thundershred yet! :lol:

These pics are looking a little washed out, but no doubt he's awesome. Once I get some Decepticon symbols on there.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284957)
Posted by Prime Evil on September 2nd, 2011 @ 12:57pm CDT
REPLACEMENT WEAPONS?!?! Awwww gee thanks FP. I was able to modify my original set, but definite appreciate looking out for those that have a busted one. Now THAT'S customer service.

FansProject = For the Eternal Win
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284958)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 2nd, 2011 @ 12:57pm CDT
Are we to assume that the whole new shuriken weapon means that the blades have been redesigned? If not, then what's the point? Goes to show though that even on the rare occassion FansProject's quality lets you down their fan service has got our backs.

Stormbomb is looking very awesome! Nice work indeed. I wonder if we'll have to wait another month for Backfiery incase there are any issues with Stormbomb.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284978)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 2nd, 2011 @ 2:02pm CDT
What other issues are people having with Thundershred? My arms are ridiculously loose, but no issues with the claws on my end. The legs also don't connect to the pegs in alt mode.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284979)
Posted by El Duque on September 2nd, 2011 @ 2:06pm CDT
Down_Shift wrote:What other issues are people having with Thundershred? My arms are ridiculously loose, but no issues with the claws on my end. The legs also don't connect to the pegs in alt mode.


A lot people have had either the pegs break off the end of the claws where they insert into the gauntlets or had teh gauntlets stress and crack. Mine are super tight, but I've experienced no damage.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284983)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 2nd, 2011 @ 2:32pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:What other issues are people having with Thundershred? My arms are ridiculously loose, but no issues with the claws on my end. The legs also don't connect to the pegs in alt mode.


A lot people have had either the pegs break off the end of the claws where they insert into the gauntlets or had teh gauntlets stress and crack. Mine are super tight, but I've experienced no damage.


Oh ya, I forgot about the claws. Mine are as tight as a nun on Sunday.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284995)
Posted by NTESHFT on September 2nd, 2011 @ 3:17pm CDT
Hey- I never doubted them for a micro second! Can't wait til mine comes in.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1284998)
Posted by GetRightRobot on September 2nd, 2011 @ 3:29pm CDT
I have had no problems with my claws, but I will take another set, I can try out a chroming technique I've recently learned about. How bout TFSource.com? You shipped mine yet? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285000)
Posted by conbot3 on September 2nd, 2011 @ 3:33pm CDT
Just placed an order for stormbomb :grin: , just have to contact repro labels for a set of stickers to be made.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285025)
Posted by Leviathan on September 2nd, 2011 @ 4:35pm CDT
I can't wait till I get this. Really happy about the replacement weapons, the port on one of Thundershed's blades broke. made me sad. It happened on the day I got it to, which made me even more sad. Now, I wonder if FP is going to re-release these guys in the colors of the e-Hobby Takara Insecticon clones. I think they would look good in the red colors. and I would love it if they did their own version of the Deluxe Insecticons. That would make me, and many others, extremely happy. That way, I would have a complete set of Insecticons.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285029)
Posted by DMSL on September 2nd, 2011 @ 4:40pm CDT
My Thundershred had gauntlets that were ridiculously tight. You had to click the blades in and then you coulden't get them out. I tried pulling hard and snapped one peg off. I then used some tools to press the others out from the inside and managed to salvage two blades. I contacted TFsource and they sent me two replacement blades which is awesome.

I used a disposable file, cut it to size with a hobby knife and then i used that on the slots in the gauntlets. Now they still are rather tight but you can easily remove them and they don't break.

I just ordered my Stormbomb from TFsource and can't wait to get it and see what Fansproject have done with the replacement blades. If they are redesigned i hope they will fit in the gauntlets.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285037)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on September 2nd, 2011 @ 5:16pm CDT
That's great about the replacement blades... But... I still have a small piece of plastic in the wrist gauntlet part... :/
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285041)
Posted by necr0blivion on September 2nd, 2011 @ 5:31pm CDT
Can anyone verify if the replacement pieces are just a copy of the original or if they were tweaked to fit better with the first Insecticon?
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285046)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 2nd, 2011 @ 5:43pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:What other issues are people having with Thundershred? My arms are ridiculously loose, but no issues with the claws on my end. The legs also don't connect to the pegs in alt mode.


A lot people have had either the pegs break off the end of the claws where they insert into the gauntlets or had teh gauntlets stress and crack. Mine are super tight, but I've experienced no damage.


Same here. The new blades will be cool, but not necessarily needed.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285053)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 2nd, 2011 @ 6:08pm CDT
Why does everything Fan'sProject make turn to gold, and are worth it's weight in it?
LOL Kinda weird, but funny, my mom came in and looked at him and said,
"Okay, what's with bondage man?"
I laughed my ass off.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285140)
Posted by The Dude on September 2nd, 2011 @ 10:33pm CDT
Hmmm... Stormbomb is looking better and better. However, NOT BUYING unless it's confirmed that these pegs are looser than the ones on Thundershred. I didn't buy Thundershred because of all this peg-breaking craziness, but I really want him.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285145)
Posted by GetRightRobot on September 2nd, 2011 @ 10:49pm CDT
This is starting to feel like a smear campaign. I have NEVER had a single problem with anything Fansproject has made, which includes, 3 City Commander upgrades (Nemesis, Magnus, DIA), Protector Upgrade, Sidearm, Blesser, Warbot Defender, CrossFire Munitioner, Explorer, Warcry, Flameblast, and Thundershred. I don't mean to sound all defensive, but this is the first I've heard of any QC issues from Fansproject. Perhaps I've been lucky, or that I am a little more careful when handling pricier figures, but that has been my experience.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285156)
Posted by Kung Fu Man on September 2nd, 2011 @ 11:25pm CDT
Regarding the topic subject...holy heck does that look awesome. The double chain flail adds a *lot* to this toy's look, and the overall design still keeps the "Bombshell" appearance.

I may get one of these next pay day.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285168)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 3rd, 2011 @ 12:40am CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:This is starting to feel like a smear campaign. I have NEVER had a single problem with anything Fansproject has made, which includes, 3 City Commander upgrades (Nemesis, Magnus, DIA), Protector Upgrade, Sidearm, Blesser, Warbot Defender, CrossFire Munitioner, Explorer, Warcry, Flameblast, and Thundershred. I don't mean to sound all defensive, but this is the first I've heard of any QC issues from Fansproject. Perhaps I've been lucky, or that I am a little more careful when handling pricier figures, but that has been my experience.


This.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285218)
Posted by Decectiscourge45 on September 3rd, 2011 @ 7:24am CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:This is starting to feel like a smear campaign. I have NEVER had a single problem with anything Fansproject has made, which includes, 3 City Commander upgrades (Nemesis, Magnus, DIA), Protector Upgrade, Sidearm, Blesser, Warbot Defender, CrossFire Munitioner, Explorer, Warcry, Flameblast, and Thundershred. I don't mean to sound all defensive, but this is the first I've heard of any QC issues from Fansproject. Perhaps I've been lucky, or that I am a little more careful when handling pricier figures, but that has been my experience.


This.


This x2.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285247)
Posted by Rated X on September 3rd, 2011 @ 10:15am CDT
My Shrapnel and Bombshell are still sitting in my pile of loot at BBTS. I want to get all 3 together. So I am not aware of any quality issues at this point. Common sense is not to force something in a hole. Exactly what "pegs" are the referring to on Shrapnel ??? Pegs on his body transformation or just on his weapons ??? If you have to sand it a little, so be it. I dont plan on giving my Shrapnel the "Freddy Kruger" look anyways. Ill probally put the claws on his back pointed upwards to give it the most G1 look possible. Thinking about using the ninja weapons for my Junkions since it makes more sense for G1's sake.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285276)
Posted by El Duque on September 3rd, 2011 @ 11:33am CDT
More in-hand images here.

Can't wait for this guy to arrive, my POL is in "warehouse" purgatory at BBTS, which is starting to annoy me. When I first started using them my shipment would be out the door the same day I hit the ship button, now it's usually at least two days. Oh well, they still have outstanding customer service so I guess that makes up for it.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285285)
Posted by Stormrider on September 3rd, 2011 @ 12:19pm CDT
Looks great. Video review please.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285318)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 3rd, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
El Duque wrote:More in-hand images here.


Nice review too. Can't wait to get my full trio.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1285355)
Posted by Stormrider on September 3rd, 2011 @ 4:09pm CDT
The scythes were a great idea. I think Fansproject should have gone with the traditional cerebral granade launcher on his head instead of the blades. Don't mess with trademarks.
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Posted by Baneblade on September 13th, 2011 @ 4:30am CDT
Stormrider wrote:The scythes were a great idea. I think Fansproject should have gone with the traditional cerebral granade launcher on his head instead of the blades. Don't mess with trademarks.


but would that ensue a "cease and desist" lawsuit if they did?
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Posted by Down_Shift on September 13th, 2011 @ 7:58am CDT
Baneblade wrote:
Stormrider wrote:The scythes were a great idea. I think Fansproject should have gone with the traditional cerebral granade launcher on his head instead of the blades. Don't mess with trademarks.


but would that ensue a "cease and desist" lawsuit if they did?


Nope. Now, if they had called it Bomshell, gave him a Con symbol, and packaged it as a Transformer then they would be in hot water.
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Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 13th, 2011 @ 5:39pm CDT
I don't mind it too much. At least with the thing on back you get an approximation of the overall look. Same with Thundershred and the shuriken and legs, too. It's enough so that I know who it is.
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Posted by Baneblade on September 13th, 2011 @ 6:37pm CDT
Down_Shift wrote:
Baneblade wrote:
Stormrider wrote:The scythes were a great idea. I think Fansproject should have gone with the traditional cerebral granade launcher on his head instead of the blades. Don't mess with trademarks.


but would that ensue a "cease and desist" lawsuit if they did?


Nope. Now, if they had called it Bomshell, gave him a Con symbol, and packaged it as a Transformer then they would be in hot water.



oh ...you and your details :P ...that's like taking two eggs and two gnomes - beating the gnomes and separating the eggs....or was it...eh details!
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1289181)
Posted by Down_Shift on September 13th, 2011 @ 8:25pm CDT
Baneblade wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
Baneblade wrote:
Stormrider wrote:The scythes were a great idea. I think Fansproject should have gone with the traditional cerebral granade launcher on his head instead of the blades. Don't mess with trademarks.


but would that ensue a "cease and desist" lawsuit if they did?


Nope. Now, if they had called it Bomshell, gave him a Con symbol, and packaged it as a Transformer then they would be in hot water.



oh ...you and your details :P ...that's like taking two eggs and two gnomes - beating the gnomes and separating the eggs....or was it...eh details!


Best. Post. Ever.
Re: CA-04 Causality Stormbomb Finished Product Images (1289204)
Posted by Kibble on September 13th, 2011 @ 9:36pm CDT
Down_Shift wrote:
Baneblade wrote:
Stormrider wrote:The scythes were a great idea. I think Fansproject should have gone with the traditional cerebral granade launcher on his head instead of the blades. Don't mess with trademarks.


but would that ensue a "cease and desist" lawsuit if they did?


Nope. Now, if they had called it Bomshell, gave him a Con symbol, and packaged it as a Transformer then they would be in hot water.


Almost as hot of water as CHMS and iGear is in...


...aka none whatsoever.
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Posted by Baneblade on September 14th, 2011 @ 4:19pm CDT
Kibble wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
Baneblade wrote:
Stormrider wrote:The scythes were a great idea. I think Fansproject should have gone with the traditional cerebral granade launcher on his head instead of the blades. Don't mess with trademarks.


but would that ensue a "cease and desist" lawsuit if they did?


Nope. Now, if they had called it Bomshell, gave him a Con symbol, and packaged it as a Transformer then they would be in hot water.


Almost as hot of water as CHMS and iGear is in...


...aka none whatsoever.


ahh ya killjoy... was hoping for a follow-on from what down_shift said...

ah well its not like its a massive issue - i was only really pointing out one of the key features that made Bombshell...well Bombshell...now there's a bit of a paradox - but then again - the reason I pointed it out is because manufacturers can be sued for the littlest things - Apple vs Samsung for example.. all that over a little patent
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Posted by Kibble on September 14th, 2011 @ 7:53pm CDT
Baneblade wrote:ah well its not like its a massive issue - i was only really pointing out one of the key features that made Bombshell...well Bombshell...now there's a bit of a paradox - but then again - the reason I pointed it out is because manufacturers can be sued for the littlest things - Apple vs Samsung for example.. all that over a little patent


That would be the case if they were operating out of the US or a country that enforced those laws. I just find it amusing when people say they're trying to be careful not to get in trouble with Hasbro, yet there are plenty out there making exact replicas and getting away with it scot-free. Now, they might be trying to keep it more on the up and up so major online retailers will carry their product (for example, BBTS doesn't carry CHMS or iGear's KO molds), but if Hasbro isn't even going to do shit about KOs being sold at their own convention, I don't think people are too concerned with being served cease and desist papers in a country where that paper has no more meaning to it than toilet paper.
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