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Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin

Transformers News: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin

Friday, February 24th, 2012 11:56AM CST

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Third-party upgrade group Headrobots has posted a couple of future products teasers via their twittier and facebook accounts.

First, we have a glimpse of a new head upgrade for Generations Skullgrin titled "Tauros". Images mirrored from their facebook page below.

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Next we have a set for those not pleased with the current skull head on their HFTD Voyager Banzai-Tron. Headrobots has tweeted a teaser for an upgrade set known as "Ronin" based on their previous "Blood: The Dark Warrior" set for HFTD Voyager Bludgeon. Check out the teaser art below.

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Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351180)
Posted by Mkall on February 24th, 2012 @ 11:58am CST
You can colour me interested.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351183)
Posted by Prime Evil on February 24th, 2012 @ 12:03pm CST
If the price is right, I may buy just for the accessories. I don't have ROTF Banzaitron. I also like the helmet crest better then Bludgeon's version.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351184)
Posted by GetRightRobot on February 24th, 2012 @ 12:04pm CST
I like it. I'm just not sure I need this set. I recently got hooked up for my birthday with the Blood upgrade (thanks Mike) which was awesome. But I like the idea of my Bludgeon, Banzaitron and Overlord (Botcon) all having different heads. Which now they do.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351185)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 24th, 2012 @ 12:10pm CST
Awsome ill but this straight away as long as its in the price range as bludgeon and he has and gun but i will still use his sword since it was blue if we dont get one in the kit.

im sure his action master gun could be turned up right as a.. well some sort of sword.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351206)
Posted by Flux Convoy on February 24th, 2012 @ 12:46pm CST
You know, these guys really impressed me at first. These concepts, along with the Onslaught kit are veering the wrong way IMO. Skullgrin already has a pretty nice resculpted head. Botcon gave us a great Banzaitron. I would love to keep throwing support their way. The current trend is making it difficult for me to do so.
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Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351219)
Posted by Kung Fu Man on February 24th, 2012 @ 1:03pm CST
Yeah, Skullgrin's head is pretty much fine as it is. If anything I'd be happier if they added other components to the guy to differentiate him further from Straxus.

No really, that guy's just chilling on his throne on my shelf, looking over at Skullgrin and wondering why he wore the same outfit to the party. Sad really.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351224)
Posted by Mkall on February 24th, 2012 @ 1:13pm CST
I like Skullgrin's head as it is, but knowing Headrobots, there will be other cool accessories for him that will make me want to get the set.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351228)
Posted by Prime Evil on February 24th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CST
I'll be passing on Taurus for sure. I think Hasbro's version is just fine. Again, it may come down to accessories.

What I would like them to do is work on Botcon 2012's Metalhawk.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351229)
Posted by Oilspill on February 24th, 2012 @ 1:33pm CST
I have the Blood upgrade for Bludgeon, so this news made me wonder if I need to go pick up a Banzai-tron?

But looking at the pics, I don't think Hasbro did a great job of repainting him:
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And I think the bronze and silver actually look worse than the original colours:
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But if there are some other things that HeadRobots can do to make the figure look a little different from Bludgeon and a little more like G1 Banzai-tron then I would be interested (like maybe cover up the skeletal arms/legs and make them look more blocky - probably not feasible though, I haven't checked).
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351262)
Posted by zodconvoy on February 24th, 2012 @ 3:02pm CST
Kung Fu Man wrote:Yeah, Skullgrin's head is pretty much fine as it is. If anything I'd be happier if they added other components to the guy to differentiate him further from Straxus.

No really, that guy's just chilling on his throne on my shelf, looking over at Skullgrin and wondering why he wore the same outfit to the party. Sad really.


They can be made to look totally different just the way they are. Mine stand next to each other on the shelf and you wouldn't even know they come form the same mold. I'll post a pic when I get home.

That said, I'm not getting either of these. Skullgrin is perfect (and I mean perfect) the way he is and if I were to get a Banzai-Tron for display, I'd get the Botcon one again. I sold mine a few years ago when times were tough.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351337)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 24th, 2012 @ 5:38pm CST
I don't have or want Banzai-tron, so I'll certainly skip that one. I was about to write-off Tauros as well (perfectly happy with the head Skullgrin has) until you guys reminded me that it'll probably come with some worthwhile accessories.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351350)
Posted by Mkall on February 24th, 2012 @ 5:58pm CST
Sodan-1 wrote:I don't have or want Banzai-tron, so I'll certainly skip that one. I was about to write-off Tauros as well (perfectly happy with the head Skullgrin has) until you guys reminded me that it'll probably come with some worthwhile accessories.

If all else fails, I may find a way to hang that skull on a chain and drape it around his neck.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351359)
Posted by trence5 on February 24th, 2012 @ 6:27pm CST
Mkall wrote:You can colour me interested.
WOW talk about TIMING..Image.. I was juuuuuuust about to pull the trigger on getting a Blood: The Dark Warrior head kit and paint it to better match Banzaitron
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351541)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 25th, 2012 @ 7:47am CST
Mkall wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I don't have or want Banzai-tron, so I'll certainly skip that one. I was about to write-off Tauros as well (perfectly happy with the head Skullgrin has) until you guys reminded me that it'll probably come with some worthwhile accessories.

If all else fails, I may find a way to hang that skull on a chain and drape it around his neck.

THAT is a wicked idea. Do you mind if I copy it. Think I'd put mine around his waist though. Skullgrin's already got quite a bulky chest.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1351572)
Posted by Mkall on February 25th, 2012 @ 9:42am CST
Sodan-1 wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:I don't have or want Banzai-tron, so I'll certainly skip that one. I was about to write-off Tauros as well (perfectly happy with the head Skullgrin has) until you guys reminded me that it'll probably come with some worthwhile accessories.

If all else fails, I may find a way to hang that skull on a chain and drape it around his neck.

THAT is a wicked idea. Do you mind if I copy it. Think I'd put mine around his waist though. Skullgrin's already got quite a bulky chest.

Go for it. I may hang mine off the weapon or waist - I'll know for sure whenever I get it.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1352169)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 26th, 2012 @ 6:47pm CST
As much as i love having Skullgrin and his head i suppose isnt bad i always thought it was too small and not ugly enough, i mean after watching masterforce or just compared to his Pretender figure then checking his Gen head out i would have liked more cartoon influence personaly.

Looking at the teaser it appears the size is no problem and they have clearly just upsized the Gen head style i just hope he has an evil face
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Im buying both anyway .
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1352180)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 26th, 2012 @ 7:11pm CST
I never felt the need to change Bludgeon's head. In my own opinion, it is WAY better than the 3rd party one.

But this upgrade set would be just PERFECT for my Banzaitron. This will really set him appart as a different character.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1352188)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 26th, 2012 @ 7:36pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:I never felt the need to change Bludgeon's head. In my own opinion, it is WAY better than the 3rd party one.

But this upgrade set would be just PERFECT for my Banzaitron. This will really set him appart as a different character.


I bought the blood kit as soon as it was out and it does look good i got it for the skull face but ended up the comic face on display

even if you dont like the head the swords are amazing them alone are worth picking it up .
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1352189)
Posted by Blurrz on February 26th, 2012 @ 7:36pm CST
Wonder if the Tauros head works in transformation.
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Posted by Autobot Genocide on February 26th, 2012 @ 7:46pm CST
Blurrz wrote:Wonder if the Tauros head works in transformation.


good question that new head looks huge on the photo compared to the normal one

ive only bought the blood kit off them so i dont know if all the others work in transformation , with this it looks like it wont but hopefully im wrong
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361786)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2012 @ 12:50am CDT
Headrobots have taken to their facebook and twitter accounts to provide updates on their "Ronin" and "Tauros" upgrades for HFTD Voyager Banzai-Tron and Generations Skullgrin respectively. Check them out below.

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Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361788)
Posted by Mkall on March 24th, 2012 @ 12:57am CDT
In these two, not so interested in the heads, but the accessories look pretty sweet.

It's a good day for Headrobots upgrades.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361802)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on March 24th, 2012 @ 3:32am CDT
I think the spike detail on the skullgrin upgrade is reverse-engineered off of a Lego Hero Factory 3.0 element :-?
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361805)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:14am CDT
And what of Skullgrin's new head. I think that's just the standard head turned around.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361807)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:44am CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:And what of Skullgrin's new head. I think that's just the standard head turned around.

It is, the new head will be plugged on top of it.

I'll get the Skullgrin one for the accessories alone, I may pick up two and make a Dauros with a second Skullgrin. That way I'll have two different heads!

I may have to pick up Banzaitron now.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361869)
Posted by megatronus on March 24th, 2012 @ 12:10pm CDT
Are the Facebook & Twitter 'Exclusives' just exclusives as far as the reveal? Because I want that Ronin gun :D
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361876)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 24th, 2012 @ 12:41pm CDT
Okay, that's it. I have to buy these things.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361880)
Posted by Down_Shift on March 24th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CDT
so far yes to Tauros, and no to Ronin. Also, can't wait for Highbrow and Mindwipe upgrades.

Stick that in you fife Hasbro.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361935)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on March 24th, 2012 @ 5:02pm CDT
Both are a must have for me bought asap.

Whats that about a mindwipe kit?.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361968)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2012 @ 7:16pm CDT
Autobot Genocide wrote:Both are a must have for me bought asap.

Whats that about a mindwipe kit?.


http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ous/24354/
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1361977)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 24th, 2012 @ 7:48pm CDT
Mkall wrote:I like Skullgrin's head as it is, but knowing Headrobots, there will be other cool accessories for him that will make me want to get the set.

This. It's a good head, but lets see what else Headrobots has besides a new noggin.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1362041)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on March 24th, 2012 @ 11:47pm CDT
Damn it, I'm going to have to buy a Banzaitron. I wasn't real impressed by the first pictures but it's looking good now. I can't gather much from the Skullgrin pictures.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1362054)
Posted by BIGGUY007 on March 25th, 2012 @ 2:12am CDT


They look like a couple of interesting sets, but I'll pass!!

As a side note I discovered the other day that the word 'Ronin' means, "A Bushi or Bushido with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege."

In modern usage, the term is also applied to describe a salaryman who is "between employers" or a secondary school graduate who has not yet been admitted to university.

So now you know, and knowing is half the....WHOOPS! Wrong cartoon.



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Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1362057)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 25th, 2012 @ 3:01am CDT
BIGGUY007 wrote:

They look like a couple of interesting sets, but I'll pass!!

As a side note I discovered the other day that the word 'Ronin' means, "A Bushi or Bushido with no lord or master during the feudal period (1185–1868) of Japan. A samurai became masterless from the death or fall of his master, or after the loss of his master's favor or privilege."

In modern usage, the term is also applied to describe a salaryman who is "between employers" or a secondary school graduate who has not yet been admitted to university.

So now you know, and knowing is half the....WHOOPS! Wrong cartoon.



:BOT: :CON:

No, right cartoon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGo83DGspMA
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1362078)
Posted by Jordy on March 25th, 2012 @ 6:05am CDT
okay these upgrade kits I WILL buy!!
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1362217)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 25th, 2012 @ 4:49pm CDT
Looking pretty good. I still need to get ahold of a Bludgeon upgrade.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1362240)
Posted by Stormrider on March 25th, 2012 @ 6:10pm CDT
So how do the preorders work for Headrobots?
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1362242)
Posted by Mkall on March 25th, 2012 @ 6:26pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:So how do the preorders work for Headrobots?

Most of the mass-releases are available through the regular online retailers. The limited releases are done though http://www.megatoyfan.com.
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Posted by Stormrider on March 27th, 2012 @ 7:11pm CDT
Thanks. I appreciate the tip :)
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1363002)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 27th, 2012 @ 8:17pm CDT
They put out good stuff. It's heads, weapons and little bits that can really make a difference.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1363125)
Posted by BIGGUY007 on March 28th, 2012 @ 2:17am CDT
Stormrider wrote:Thanks. I appreciate the tip :)


That's what she said!!

:grin:

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