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FansProject Defender Pre-order is up @ BBTS!

Transformers News: FansProject Defender Pre-order is up @ BBTS!

Thursday, December 17th, 2009 9:28PM CST

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El Duque has found that our sponsor, BBTS has posted a preorder link for FansProject's FansProject's Warbot Defender, which bears a VERY similar likeness to G1 Springer, and can transform from a robot, to a helicoptor, to an armoured assault vehicle and back again!

All for a price of $78.99

Click here to order your's today. There is a decent amount of stock, around 950 units left, but do not expect that number to stay for long.

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Re: FansProject Defender Pre-order is up @ BBTS! (1028991)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on December 17th, 2009 @ 9:35pm CST
Preordered.

I can't wait, although I just bought a BotCon Springer a few weeks ago, so I'm not quite sure what I'll do with him.
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Posted by First-Aid on December 17th, 2009 @ 9:36pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:The waiting game sucks. Let's play Hungry Hungry Hippos.


Hells yes! To the Hungry Hungry Hippos that is.


Surprised you didn't suggest Rock Em Sock Em Robots...:-P but I'm down for Hungry Hungry Hippos...or Monopoly...
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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on December 17th, 2009 @ 9:39pm CST
Are those metal parts on him?
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Posted by Geekee1 on December 17th, 2009 @ 9:51pm CST
Mine.

Every time my preorders go to zero something comes out.
Re: FansProject Defender Pre-order is up @ BBTS! (1028999)
Posted by El Duque on December 17th, 2009 @ 10:06pm CST
Every time you place a pre-order a seeker gets his wings!
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Posted by Down_Shift on December 17th, 2009 @ 10:21pm CST
El Duque wrote:Every time you place a pre-order a seeker gets his wings!


Take that Christmas movies!

I pre-ordered 900. Everyone else can suck it.
Re: FansProject Defender Pre-order is up @ BBTS! (1029006)
Posted by LiKwid on December 17th, 2009 @ 10:40pm CST
lol well i'll p'o the other 36 then :wink:

Hope Defender is a perdy shade o green :mrgreen:
Re: FansProject Defender Pre-order is up @ BBTS! (1029008)
Posted by El Duque on December 17th, 2009 @ 10:41pm CST
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:Are those metal parts on him?


Yes, he does include some die-cast parts.
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Posted by Firebird on December 17th, 2009 @ 11:06pm CST
I got my Preorder in

Even with the surprise diecast, Defender is still pretty affordable.
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Posted by Jenus on December 17th, 2009 @ 11:16pm CST
Come on Hot Rod upgrade kit now all we need is you and for TFSource to put up their pre-orders for Springer. =P~
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Posted by DoubleOScorpio on December 17th, 2009 @ 11:26pm CST
Woo Hoo! I've been looking forward to Spring...err...Defender since the first pics were unveiled at TFCon. One step closer...preordered! Thank you FansProject for what looks to be a sweet addition to my Classics collection.
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Posted by kirbenvost on December 18th, 2009 @ 2:20am CST
$78.99? Man....well, it's preordered. Now I just have to save $100 by April... If it was anyone else but FP, I'd have to seriously think about spending that much, but I have faith it will be high quality.

Why the heck is Defender coming out before Protector anyway?
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Posted by Trikeboy on December 18th, 2009 @ 5:51am CST
I've got him preordered. I forsee all the extra addons that plagued City Commander such as a show accurate head. Where is Protector and those mini Megatron's.?
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Posted by waaaaghlord on December 18th, 2009 @ 6:52am CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:I just bought a BotCon Springer a few weeks ago, so I'm not quite sure what I'll do with him.


Since getting U Springer my Botcon Springer has been standing in for Sidetrack alongside Flak (U Overload) and Sunrunner (TRU Wingblade). Just need a military themed repaint of CDRA as Bigshot to complete the Battle Team.

Also got a preorder in. Once this guy's in hand I guess U Springer will be heading over to the Cybertron shelf, and when I get round to grabbing a Cy Evac he'll end up with the Classics toys standing in for Blazemaster alongside Treadshot.

Trikeboy, FP have said that the Matrix and mini Megs were just promotional mock ups and won't be seeing release.
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Posted by CaTZ on December 18th, 2009 @ 6:55am CST
I made this based on FP's previous concept art for Defender

just though I share it here

Image
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Posted by Prime Evil on December 18th, 2009 @ 7:52am CST
Yeup. Priced like I thought he'd be. I'll be buying this guy and all his different repaints/incarnations as well.

Now we need more defender pics, or at least a progress report please.
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Posted by Trikeboy on December 18th, 2009 @ 8:12am CST
waaaaghlord wrote:Trikeboy, FP have said that the Matrix and mini Megs were just promotional mock ups and won't be seeing release.


A little bit of me just died. I really wanted them for my classic Starscream. Oh well.
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Posted by Cyber Bishop on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:07am CST
I want to pre-order but I don't know what my finances will be like in April.. Crap..
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Posted by Requiem Prime on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:10am CST
Ordered. $80 (far lower than feared) seems to be their magic number. And you know the colors are going to shoot for the art.

Can I get a squeal with glee?
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Posted by Starscream6 on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:13am CST
PRE ORDERED!

didnt even have to think twice
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Posted by rpetras on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:16am CST
Ordered!

Thank you FansProject and Pile o Loot!!!

Now, if the d@#n command center would arrive I could ship my loot. :-(
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Posted by Requiem Prime on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:19am CST
CaTZ wrote:I made this based on FP's previous concept art for Defender

just though I share it here

Image


I had thought he might be too colorful and have to slash a lot, but here it doesn't look like all that much, I can't way to see him with his full paints.
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Posted by zodconvoy on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:36am CST
Preordered it at 2:30am est along with the Ark set.I was expecting it to run $100 before I even found out about the diecast so $80 is too sweet to pass up. Still waiting on the Protector though.

Now I'm waiting for them to tackle Galvatron, Blurr, Arcee & Kup! Wishful thinking, I know...
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Posted by --B-- on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:59am CST
Pre-ordered. Too good to pass up, althought I may have to let a few other items go to make some space, and some cash!
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Posted by dragons on December 18th, 2009 @ 10:51am CST
bit expensive small figure about price of master piece figure ill preorder it either way but i expected 10 or 20 doallars cheapr for small figure
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Posted by Convotron on December 18th, 2009 @ 1:50pm CST
Cyber Bishop wrote:I want to pre-order but I don't know what my finances will be like in April.. Crap..


I'm in the same position. Dagnabbit.
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Posted by IceWilly on December 18th, 2009 @ 1:57pm CST
This will be very telling about Fans Project. This will be the first time an entire figure will be made by them, and things that many of us take for granted based on Hasbro/Tak's years of experience will not be guaranteed.

Plastic quality is one of them. With add-on kits you still have a base figure beneath it to tie everything together. Most importantly joints and moving parts. FP items did have these (folding bits on CC, or much of the G3 trailer) From what I have experience these things are pretty good on them, but then again these are accessories and thus don't really require the level of quality the base figure would. I have this pre-ordered and am very excited, but I am still a little iffy and crossing my fingers that the final product is of high quality in all areas. That's a lot to expect from such a small group working with limited resources.

Also, I think its cool they give love to Season 3 characters (UM, Rodiums, Springer) It may be telling what their next products may be. Arcee, Galvatron and Blitzwing are three season three characters that never had great toys to this day. Maybe we will luck out and get a terrific Galv in the next few years.
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Posted by Ungie on December 18th, 2009 @ 4:49pm CST
The price is excellent. Too excellent...


DUN DUN DUUUN
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Posted by Swiftpaw on December 18th, 2009 @ 5:25pm CST
IceWilly wrote:Plastic quality is one of them.


I have a bit of concern for this too, but I'm willing to take a chance with FP, I've not yet been disappointed with any of their add-on sets (City Commander, G3 Trailer, Aerial Team add-ons) and have strong hopes they'll be able to carry quality to a full new figure.

Now if we could just get a half-decent drill machine for Twin Twist, and you'd be able to put a good group of Wreckers together.
Springer - Warbot Defender (U2.0 Springer is a standin right now)
Roadbuster - U2.0 Roadbuster
Whirl - Incinerator (IDW? gave him big prop-claw hands so it works. Mold looks pretty G1ish)
Sandstorm - Movie Landmine (pretriplechanger)
Broadside - Energon Mirage/Dreadwind mold (with fake flight mode)
Topspin - Energon Skyblast mold
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Posted by Down_Shift on December 18th, 2009 @ 6:45pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:
waaaaghlord wrote:Trikeboy, FP have said that the Matrix and mini Megs were just promotional mock ups and won't be seeing release.


A little bit of me just died. I really wanted them for my classic Starscream. Oh well.


When I last spoke with them, they won't be producing the Mega-Blasters or the light up UC Matrix. Both are too close to the official products and they felt they would be crossing the line.
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Posted by Flux Convoy on December 18th, 2009 @ 9:47pm CST
Down_Shift wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:
waaaaghlord wrote:Trikeboy, FP have said that the Matrix and mini Megs were just promotional mock ups and won't be seeing release.


A little bit of me just died. I really wanted them for my classic Starscream. Oh well.


When I last spoke with them, they won't be producing the Mega-Blasters or the light up UC Matrix. Both are too close to the official products and they felt they would be crossing the line.

Believe me when I say I love these guys products. However, their logic is redonkulous. None of their previous product crossed that line? Really? Lol! I hope to God Hasbro can stifle their urges to shut these guys down because I get more and more excited with each new release from FP. Oh, and pre-ordered, dur. :grin:
:BOT:
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Posted by fenrir72 on December 18th, 2009 @ 10:43pm CST
Arcee preferably would be nice. Road Buster? CMS has one...........about US$200. Kup is an existing mold, doubtful. But one can always hope for Arcee............
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Posted by Down_Shift on December 19th, 2009 @ 5:44pm CST
Flux Convoy wrote:Believe me when I say I love these guys products. However, their logic is redonkulous. None of their previous product crossed that line? Really? Lol! I hope to God Hasbro can stifle their urges to shut these guys down because I get more and more excited with each new release from FP. Oh, and pre-ordered, dur. :grin:
:BOT:


Well because the Gun Mode Megatrons are identical scaled down models of the Classics and Henkei versions it would be copyright infringement. Same goes with the light up matrix because it came with an Autobot logo as a base.

That's why they can get away with the things they do, because H/TT aren't using the same molds. Proof is in the pudding. We've all wanted a Springer figure forever and all we ever get it "it's too hard to do and it's too expensive" well FP stepped up and we got what we wanted. Everyone wins in my eyes.
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Posted by Stockade on December 20th, 2009 @ 8:32pm CST
I really really really hope TFsource gets Springer up for pre-order so then i can order other stuff and pay for all of it when Springer comes in!!! Can anyone give some help on where to buy Henkie or Hasbro Hot Rod for the Rodimus uprgrade kit :?:
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Posted by --B-- on December 22nd, 2009 @ 1:39pm CST
Stockade wrote:I really really really hope TFsource gets Springer up for pre-order so then i can order other stuff and pay for all of it when Springer comes in!!! Can anyone give some help on where to buy Henkie or Hasbro Hot Rod for the Rodimus uprgrade kit :?:



Both Henkei and Classics rodimus/Hot Rod are climbing in price pretty quick and will be even worse when Protector armor hits. Same thing happened with Magnus. I remember that they were going for less than 10 bucks a piece with shipping on ebay before the City Commander Armor was announced. people only wanted the Skywarp. Keep an eye out on ebay, I scored a loose Classics there last week for 20 bucks shipped.
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