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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Credit(s): Headrobots, Prime Evil
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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 Genocide G2.0 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:


And I think the bronze and silver actually look worse than the original colours:


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.. .. 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 Genocide G2.0 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
.
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 Genocide G2.0 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 Anonymous. on February 26th, 2012 @ 7:36pm CST
Wonder if the Tauros head works in transformation.
Re: Headrobots Teases Future Upgrade Sets: "Ronin" for HFTD Banzai-Tron and "Tauros" for Generations Skullgrin (1352192)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 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

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