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Transformers News: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous

Friday, March 23rd, 2012 1:09PM CDT

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Centurion has left the factory awhile ago and will be arriving in hand to distributors very soon!

We want to share the next generation of headrobots so there is time to buy the bodies.

For darksol, the head and figure can now turn into bat. It will come with a cape, there are a lot of parts and it is still being refined, you can see some of our development and how dramatically parts change, this has been in refinement for over a year and it will keep getting refined until we are happy.

Savant is complete though no tooling has been started.

We are excited to announce a limited run of Courageous recolor of Centurion. Like the Gyro resin kit this is limited to 200 pieces to megatoyfan. Unlike Gyro this is injection molded ABS plastic on clamshell with exclusive card. The set comes with two heads, two head adaptors, and a blue colored clear sword. For last year a lot of people were upset about not being able to buy, this year keep in mind:

FRIDAY, MARCH 30. Sales start 3 PM central time. Courageous will be listed up in batches throughout the day and into Saturday if necessary.
http://www.megatoyfan.com

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Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361545)
Posted by Mkall on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:13pm CDT
Darksol looks pretty sweet and Savant looks pretty good too.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361552)
Posted by El Duque on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:22pm CDT
Savant and Darksol :HALUC: Just show where to send the money!
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361554)
Posted by Mkall on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:28pm CDT
And now the prices of Mindwipe and Skyhammer skyrocket...

Couragous doesn't interest me, hopefully the others will see a wider release.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361555)
Posted by El Duque on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:33pm CDT
Glad I already have both!
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361558)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:42pm CDT
They both looks sweet, but for some reason, I feel each upgrade sorta detracts some of the already great elements. With Mindwipe, the Vehicle mode is much uglier, but I guess you can just take the guns off and let Vorath fly around in his own bat mode. And for Skyhammer, the rotor blades in vehicle mode destroy the Hind chopper appeal, and also detract the robot modes neat arrangment of the propperlors. But... I am a sucker for headmasters, so I will probably DEFINITELY get Darksol... Just so that I atleast have the sweet option to give him a real bat mode. Also, kudos to headrobots matching the purple.

EDIT: Hmm, just realized Vorath doesn't have a robot mode.... don't know if I like that too much :???:
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361559)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:44pm CDT
Mkall wrote:And now the prices of Mindwipe and Skyhammer skyrocket...

Couragous doesn't interest me, hopefully the others will see a wider release.


Check Targets and Walmarts, I just found Skyhammer for $15 last week at a Target.

May try to find another one now.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361562)
Posted by RhA on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:53pm CDT
The cape made me laugh. Really loud and in a bad way.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361566)
Posted by quebecer on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:55pm CDT
Who is Savant supposed to turn Skyhammer into?
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361567)
Posted by El Duque on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:57pm CDT
quebecer wrote:Who is Savant supposed to turn Skyhammer into?


G1 Highbrow

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Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361569)
Posted by UltraPrimal on March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:05pm CDT
Oh wow! Friggin' Highbrow! I'm loving him and that Mindwipe. Love that fan mode. Both definite must buys.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361571)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:07pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Glad I already have both!


Same here. Both Darksol & Savant look potentially really cool, but too bad both figures are the completely wrong color for the homages.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361578)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:22pm CDT
I wonder if Hasbro has considered a Highbrow repaint of Skyhammer.

Now might be a good time, are you listening Hasbro??? You too can profit off 3rd parties. Unlike Hardhead where the upgrade came out when the figure was mostly off shelves. Now if you put out the repaint to take advantage of the upgrade you can sell a lot of figures. However it wont happen because it would be like condoning 3rd party practices.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361580)
Posted by cylor on March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:30pm CDT
:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: Thanks :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361584)
Posted by paul053 on March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:33pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Now might be a good time, are you listening Hasbro??? You too can profit off 3rd parties. Unlike Hardhead where the upgrade came out when the figure was mostly off shelves. Now if you put out the repaint to take advantage of the upgrade you can sell a lot of figures. However it wont happen because it would be like condoning 3rd party practices.

Well, I thought they already did that and that was why we got that Battle In Space pack with that ugly Hot Rod to put on Protector armors.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361585)
Posted by BeastProwl on March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:34pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:I wonder if Hasbro has considered a Highbrow repaint of Skyhammer.

Now might be a good time, are you listening Hasbro??? You too can profit off 3rd parties. Unlike Hardhead where the upgrade came out when the figure was mostly off shelves. Now if you put out the repaint to take advantage of the upgrade you can sell a lot of figures. However it wont happen because it would be like condoning 3rd party practices.

Battle in Space 2-pack. Hasbro's done that before.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361589)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:43pm CDT
HELL YES. These look amazing!

Oh yea...composure...

>:oP
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361593)
Posted by El Duque on March 23rd, 2012 @ 2:46pm CDT
There's such a market for alternate heads these guys could have field day. 10 pack of Junkion heads please.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361598)
Posted by quebecer on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:05pm CDT
Thanks for the info on Highbrow. This guy will be awesome with my Fortress Maximus...

Anyone know if there is another mold than Universe Onslaught variants that has the same head plug that would work with most Headrobot kits?
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361599)
Posted by necr0blivion on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:06pm CDT
This shows a big step up for the HeadRobots crew, and I am looking forward to picking up the Darksol upgrade! So many extra pieces, I love the use of the fan-mode for a giant bat, and also good job on filling that huge gap in Mindwipe's chest.

Savant looks cool too. So, HR is really trying to get us new versions of all HeadMasters. Woo!
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361600)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:07pm CDT
Please Lord let these knuckleheads actually MAKE these two (Darksol & Savant)!

please please please please :x
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361601)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:08pm CDT
Not that I don't like the sets as they are, but it would be awesome if the bat head part could integrate with the rest of Mindwipe in the other modes. I just like all my pieces to stay on the robot.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361603)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:11pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Not that I don't like the sets as they are, but it would be awesome if the bat head part could integrate with the rest of Mindwipe in the other modes. I just like all my pieces to stay on the robot.


Yea but come on, you of all people, MUST HAVE THIS SET! :lol:
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361605)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:14pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Not that I don't like the sets as they are, but it would be awesome if the bat head part could integrate with the rest of Mindwipe in the other modes. I just like all my pieces to stay on the robot.


Yea but come on, you of all people, MUST HAVE THIS SET! :lol:


Which is why I am getting all my major criticism in now, while they are still perfecting, so I get exactly what I want and don't have to comprimise 8)

Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361611)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:28pm CDT
I'll have to get myself another Mindvipe then, because this set looks awesome but I really like the original head.
I have no probs with sacrificing the copter for Highbrow, I'm sure Hasbro will release a repaint in better colours anyway down the line.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361614)
Posted by NTESHFT on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:32pm CDT
Getting both.............
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361616)
Posted by It Is Him on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:38pm CDT
El Duque wrote:There's such a market for alternate heads these guys could have field day. 10 pack of Junkion heads please.


If someone would just mass-produce something similar to what MaidenJapan is doing, then yeah, that's a no brainer.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361617)
Posted by El Duque on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:43pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:
El Duque wrote:There's such a market for alternate heads these guys could have field day. 10 pack of Junkion heads please.


If someone would just mass-produce something similar to what MaidenJapan is doing, then yeah, that's a no brainer.


Yep, I have all of MaidenJapan's stuff except for the latest head and waist armor, which I have an order in for. It's awesome stuff, but it takes a loooooong time to get your parts. I fully understand why, but if Headrobots put out a set I would be all over it.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361619)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:44pm CDT
I hope Headrobots has decided to pass on that Skullgrin pic we saw. I'm sure the Banzaitron and Centurion rehashes will come out before these two. As for a junkion set, I'd say 10 is a good number. Even if you don't have 10 Junkions, collectors could split a box. It would be awesome. I wonder what you could upgrade to get a Brainstorm and Chromedome classics?....
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361622)
Posted by Requiem Prime on March 23rd, 2012 @ 3:48pm CDT
I'm so getting both mainline ones.

Two of the coolest figures to come from the movie line are now getting even cooler. I need a back up Mindwipe now.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361623)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 23rd, 2012 @ 4:03pm CDT
Requiem Prime wrote:I'm so getting both mainline ones.

Two of the coolest figures to come from the movie line are now getting even cooler. I need a back up Mindwipe now.


I'm not going to bother picking up another Mindwipe or Skyhammer. With these upgrades they will earn the prestigious honor of relocating from the "movies" shelves to the "classics" shelves. No greater achievement can be earned by a movie figure. :lol:
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361625)
Posted by Burn on March 23rd, 2012 @ 4:20pm CDT
If you read Seibertron.com's year in review you'd know that Skyhammer is one of my favourite figures of all time. The only problem I had was his rotors sticking out the back.

They just fixed that.

Awesome.
(They need to mold a plug to cover up the hole for his old rotors though)
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361628)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 23rd, 2012 @ 4:29pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:I'm so getting both mainline ones.

Two of the coolest figures to come from the movie line are now getting even cooler. I need a back up Mindwipe now.


I'm not going to bother picking up another Mindwipe or Skyhammer. With these upgrades they will earn the prestigious honor of relocating from the "movies" shelves to the "classics" shelves. No greater achievement can be earned by a movie figure. :lol:


'Tis true. :lol:
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361648)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 23rd, 2012 @ 5:32pm CDT
I'll be taking one of each, definitely. :D
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361664)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 23rd, 2012 @ 6:23pm CDT
To hell with Mindwipe, Darksol will be my Senator Ratbat.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361665)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on March 23rd, 2012 @ 6:25pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:From hell with Mindwipe
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361670)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 23rd, 2012 @ 6:49pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:To hell with Mindwipe, Darksol will be my Senator Ratbat.


That's not a bad idea either.... that role is currently being played by my Classics Ratbat from the 2 pack.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361680)
Posted by Vicalliose on March 23rd, 2012 @ 7:41pm CDT
Seeing as most of you may well know my complete and total hatred for the movie lines and their designs, it may come as a surprise that I own both of these. It may also come as a surprise that the only thing I dislike about them is their heads... or maybe not I don't know.

My only problem with this is that what originally drew me to Skyhammer was the wicked backswept rotary blades on his torso.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361687)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 23rd, 2012 @ 7:58pm CDT
paul053 wrote:Well, I thought they already did that and that was why we got that Battle In Space pack with that ugly Hot Rod to put on Protector armors.


Perhaps but seeing as though that Hot Rod wasn't colored for the protector armor, I don't count that. I just chalk that up to happy coincidence.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361718)
Posted by metaphorge on March 23rd, 2012 @ 9:03pm CDT
Hasbro should personally invite Headrobots to sell things at Botcon while being fed chocolates and champagne by Aaron Archer himself; these guys do so much to sell backstock of figures that weren't quite "there" on original release.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361720)
Posted by Rated X on March 23rd, 2012 @ 9:05pm CDT
I have both figures so Im all in, Im loving Highbrow. Im kind of on the fence about the fan made bat mode that converts into a robot that looks nothing like G1 Mindwipe. Screw Hasbro, I hope CHMS makes G1 colored versions of Mindwipe and Skyhammer to go with these sets.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361775)
Posted by megatronus on March 24th, 2012 @ 12:04am CDT
I love these.

I was impressed when I got Blood, hooked when I got Butcher, and psyched to hear about the Bonzaitron upgrade.

Now these? I'm all in. I've got my two Mindwipes... just need an extra Skyhammer :DANCE:
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361787)
Posted by Shadowstream on March 24th, 2012 @ 12:51am CDT
Although I'm with my brother on these guys, I must say I am a slight bit disappoint that these 2 got new Headmasters first over something like Energon Scorponok/Dark Scorponok. I do hope they have plans for him though.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361808)
Posted by robotmel on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:46am CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:With these upgrades they will earn the prestigious honor of relocating from the "movies" shelves to the "classics" shelves. No greater achievement can be earned by a movie figure. :lol:

:APPLAUSE: So this..!!!
The transition from Movieverse to Classics has become a more entertaining option since the addition of add-on sets and such like (Hello Shapeways!).

These look superduper!
The Mindwipe upgrade looks freakin awesome, loving the 'Bat' mode and that head is a treat!
I love Skyhammer in his current mode but the cheeky upgrade to Highbrow is a great idea. With reference to a repaint, there was a KO of Skyhammer floating around in white. A touch up with some blue paint would make this homage update spot on in my opinion, although tracking said KO down is another thing!
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361812)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on March 24th, 2012 @ 6:03am CDT
robotmel wrote:I love Skyhammer in his current mode but the cheeky upgrade to Highbrow is a great idea. With reference to a repaint, there was a KO of Skyhammer floating around in white. A touch up with some blue paint would make this homage update spot on in my opinion, although tracking said KO down is another thing!


You can take apart his cockpit canopy and paint it in transparent red. I'm sure that'll help ignore the different blue.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1361988)
Posted by synthetik on March 24th, 2012 @ 8:35pm CDT
Oooo, dem sexy upgrades
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1362023)
Posted by Rated X on March 24th, 2012 @ 10:46pm CDT
El Duque wrote:
It Is Him wrote:
El Duque wrote:There's such a market for alternate heads these guys could have field day. 10 pack of Junkion heads please.


If someone would just mass-produce something similar to what MaidenJapan is doing, then yeah, that's a no brainer.


Yep, I have all of MaidenJapan's stuff except for the latest head and waist armor, which I have an order in for. It's awesome stuff, but it takes a loooooong time to get your parts. I fully understand why, but if Headrobots put out a set I would be all over it.



I placed a huge order in September and I recieved only one half of it last month. I give him a free pass because he is willing to customize your order if you dont mind the wait.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1362043)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on March 24th, 2012 @ 11:52pm CDT
These sets are looking really well, especially if they aren't even finalized. As always, I can't wait to see them in color. Well played HeadRobots. Now, get these out in a timely fashion.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1362044)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 25th, 2012 @ 12:11am CDT
I don't have a Skyhammer and I'm not a fan of Highbrow but I'll get them anyway. Though this saves me from having to make a Headmaster for Mindwipe myself. Having trouble getting mine into a good bat form but I'd be focusing on robotmode anyway.

Of course, all this is hypothetical at this point. They have no intention of releasing them anytime soon, after all. >:oP
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1362147)
Posted by Requiem Prime on March 25th, 2012 @ 12:16pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:I'm so getting both mainline ones.

Two of the coolest figures to come from the movie line are now getting even cooler. I need a back up Mindwipe now.


I'm not going to bother picking up another Mindwipe or Skyhammer. With these upgrades they will earn the prestigious honor of relocating from the "movies" shelves to the "classics" shelves. No greater achievement can be earned by a movie figure. :lol:


'Tis true. :lol:

Actually I meant because mine got a damaged leg in the shelf-alanche of '11 and I haven't tried fixing yet.
Re: Headrobots: Next Generation. Darksol + Savant + Courageous (1362149)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 25th, 2012 @ 12:27pm CDT
Requiem Prime wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:I'm so getting both mainline ones.

Two of the coolest figures to come from the movie line are now getting even cooler. I need a back up Mindwipe now.


I'm not going to bother picking up another Mindwipe or Skyhammer. With these upgrades they will earn the prestigious honor of relocating from the "movies" shelves to the "classics" shelves. No greater achievement can be earned by a movie figure. :lol:


'Tis true. :lol:

Actually I meant because mine got a damaged leg in the shelf-alanche of '11 and I haven't tried fixing yet.


Oh no that sucks! Better get one now. If these upgrades do indeed get produced, the cost of both Mindwipe and Skyhammer is going to climb seriously.

I feel your pain about the shelves. A while back I thought it would be cool to display all my figures with their spring loaded weapons charged right? Looked cool. Until one day my cat rubbed up on a shelf, firing a missile across the room that started in international shelf incident. After 2 hours of cleanup and rearranging, the only victim was my G1 Spinister who had to be replaced, but it was terrifying watching a missile fly across the room knocking figures off of shelves and chain reacting more missiles.

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