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Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road

Transformers News: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road

Thursday, January 5th, 2012 1:10PM CST

Categories: 3rd Party News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque   Views: 54,033

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Headrobots dropped by the Energon Pub to share some updates on several upcoming projects. Their next release, Centurion, is an upgrade set for G1 Fortress Maximus' Cerebros. The set will feature two new Headmasters, one Japanese style and one US style, plus a bonus power sword. They state this will be a limited release.

After Centurion they plan to release either the long awaited Blood DX upgrade set for the TRU exclusive Deluxe Bludgeon or the Drone upgrade for Deluxe HFTD Tomahawk.


Lastly they are considering moving on to larger more complex projects. They've posted a prototype for a Classics style Trailbreaker homage called Big Road, though for now he's just in the concept stages. Check out their update below.

Update: Site sponsor TFsource has just let us know they already have a pre-order available for Centurion. Click here to view their listing. The set is priced at $59.95 and scheduled to release this quarter.


Hello all,

Before our break for asia new years we thought we would share some upcoming projects.

Our next release is Centurion! Centurion is vintage styled to be more accurate and have better proportions. Contains all these per pack.

-US style head
-Japanese style head
-Bonus Power Sword

Because this is a limited release item and we aren't expecting big sales from this and the retail price is higher. Preorders should be up within 24 hours.

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Blood DX. It...still....functions...... This product or Drone will be our next release after Centurion.

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Finally, we have been tinkering away at some more complex projects. Here is Big Road, for now let's just leave it as a custom :)

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An additional image of Big Road from the Headrobots facebook page:
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Another additional image of the Drone upgrade set from the Headrobots twitter account:
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Credit(s): Headrobots
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Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330713)
Posted by Arlekkin on January 5th, 2012 @ 1:27pm CST
Even though Big Road is friggin' sweet.... I think that Hasbro will be releasing Trailbreaker (now called Trailcutter) in the next line of the Classics series... They've done it with Hound and Jazz already....
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330714)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on January 5th, 2012 @ 1:29pm CST
Call me crazy but I am digging that Trailbreaker...
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330716)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 5th, 2012 @ 1:37pm CST
I wish HeadRobots would stop worrying with giving these guys little open hands. It makes the arms stick out to the side instead of being able to push them against the head level.

Else, no other complaints. Looks fantastic.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330719)
Posted by Mkall on January 5th, 2012 @ 1:55pm CST
I'm strongly suspecting a Trailbreaker from Hasbro in the near future (and a hoist hopefully). If there's no sign of them, I'll happily buy up a Big Road.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330720)
Posted by StryderPrime on January 5th, 2012 @ 1:57pm CST
So i got to wait another year for the Blood DX set.. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330724)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 5th, 2012 @ 2:08pm CST
There are rumors of Trailbreaker and Hoist for this year. Depending on how similar they are to this one... and how G1 accurate, I might get all of em. Glad we're finally getting SOME figure for such a neglected character.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330725)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 5th, 2012 @ 2:11pm CST
I'm a bit surprised they are going after Trailbreaker as well. With a little work I think it will look really nice but I too wouldn't be surprised of Hasbro has one planned very soon.

I still want both Deluxe sets very badly. I need more chromed swords.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330728)
Posted by Poyguimogul on January 5th, 2012 @ 2:21pm CST
Make Haste with that Bludgeon set. Been on hold for minute now :evil:

I use that Bludgeon as my classic bludgeon as it's better scale with Skullgrin & Thunderwing,
and it's body style makes Skullgrin look less movie. Would like that heads & them swords!!!

Trailbreaker looks decent too. Though it looks like a 3rd party. May need some tweaks or just to see in color. Looks good though.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330730)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 5th, 2012 @ 2:33pm CST
Been waiting patiently for Blood DX. That I want badly.

I'm at work so my twitter is blocked, but if anyone can, there is a "Drone" twitter exclusive pic up as well. I'll be getting that too.

And will most likely get Centurion because I never bought TFCon's Stronghold.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330735)
Posted by El Duque on January 5th, 2012 @ 2:51pm CST
Prime Evil wrote:Been waiting patiently for Blood DX. That I want badly.

I'm at work so my twitter is blocked, but if anyone can, there is a "Drone" twitter exclusive pic up as well. I'll be getting that too.

And will most likely get Centurion because I never bought TFCon's Stronghold.


Added the Drone image from their twitter account to the news post.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330744)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 5th, 2012 @ 3:27pm CST
Trailbreaker looks pretty sweet for just a concept so far. If they ended up making it I would be interested, but I'd rather see one from Hasbro because it would be more affordable.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330747)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 5th, 2012 @ 3:54pm CST
Big Road looks meh. It would have been better if the arms and legs didn't look so thin compared to the rest of the body. Needs some extra interesting detail added in too.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330768)
Posted by Stormrider on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:19pm CST
Trailbreakers head looks tiny. I would love to see a classic version of him
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330773)
Posted by waaaaghlord on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:29pm CST
Just caught the new Drone pictures as well. I've got a lot of love for my MoM Whirl ever since Electron hooked me up with the Gyro kit, and he takes on full Wreckin' duties on my larger scale Classics shelf. Having a smaller counterpart for my smaller scale Classics would be awesome. But can we please have Blood DX first Head Robots? We've been ever so patient.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330792)
Posted by dinogeist on January 5th, 2012 @ 6:26pm CST
My 2 cents:

1- The headmaster kit looks the best of this thread lot. I think the square headmaster face looks better than the round square headmaster face. the round headmaster face looks to over sized & like a SD Gundam huge head on a tiny body. I suspose the tiny sword is cool. This ain't cool enough for me to buy this.

2- IMHO,The blood new head makes no sense. because the toy one of the more awful designs the movie verse created.

3- I'm not liking the NOT-Trailbreaker. the design in both modes seems horrible. it seems like the robot mode is the worst,as it looks like the designer had problems placing the vechicle mode pieces on the robot mode.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330806)
Posted by unicron nemesis on January 5th, 2012 @ 6:59pm CST
Have been waiting for the DX Blood set. Just hope that the colour of the final product will not like what we're seeing in the pics right now..it's a little too red for me.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330815)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 5th, 2012 @ 7:41pm CST
I've always preferred the US Cerebros to the Japanese version simply because I feel the Japanese one looks a little too derivative, but the US head just doesn't look right on THAT body. And doesn't $60 seem like quite a lot for two heads and a sword?

Blood DX is looking pretty sweet. RoTF voyager Bludgeon is a decent enough figure, but HeadRobots' artwork for the original Blood made me realise how much better it could have looked and I haven't been able to get past that. Plus, as Poyguimogul stated, a deluxe Bludgeon would fit better with Skullgrin and Thunderwing.

Not particularly blown away by Big Road. It's a little too Neo-G1 and not enough Classics for my liking. I'm hoping Hasbro will give Trailbreaker the proper Classics treatment too. Seems like they've done pretty much all the pre-movie G1 Autobot cars. Would be a real shame if Trailbreaker and Hoist were left out in the cold.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330823)
Posted by joevill on January 5th, 2012 @ 8:49pm CST
WOW! These are great!!!
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330830)
Posted by Skyfire77 on January 5th, 2012 @ 9:08pm CST
Drone kit is sweet, I've already got a Tomahawk waiting!

Not-Trailbreaker is catching my eye too. Have to see when it's a little closer to being done though.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330838)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 5th, 2012 @ 9:30pm CST
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330849)
Posted by dinogeist on January 5th, 2012 @ 10:29pm CST


Sodan-1 wrote:I've always preferred the US Cerebros to the Japanese version simply because I feel the Japanese one looks a little too derivative, but the US head just doesn't look right on THAT body. And doesn't $60 seem like quite a lot for two heads and a sword?


I think who ever is making this kit must have looked at the secondary prices that the real fort/grand max tiny headmaster goes for on ebay. they must have also seen the secondary market prices the Car robots brave maximus/godconvoy huge sword goes for on ebay in liscenses or repro versions.

Yes I also didn't like how the USA rounded off cartoon cerebros tiny headmaster/spike looked on that deluxe headmaster body/cerebros. the round spike headmaster head just doesn't match the aesthetics of the squared off boxy deluxe headmaster body/cerebros.

I have no interest in this set.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330856)
Posted by triKlops on January 5th, 2012 @ 11:10pm CST
The upgrade sets look cool
Centurion is a lil out of my league as far as a need but looks good
Blood and Drone look cool but I got the Gyro and Blood1 sets
although the Drone upgrade may still get purchased
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330857)
Posted by El Duque on January 5th, 2012 @ 11:10pm CST
HR stated in their update that Centurion would be a limited release and because of that have a higher price point.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330869)
Posted by rpetras on January 6th, 2012 @ 12:31am CST
Yawn on the headmaster stuff.

But that Trailbreaker is SUPAH SWEET :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330901)
Posted by KnightStrike on January 6th, 2012 @ 5:31am CST
I am glad I picked up that TRU Bludgeon/Whirl set a few years ago because that Blood set looks fantastic. Nice to see Trailbreaker getting some love, but I'm hoping the rumors of a Hasbro release for Trailbreaker and Hoist proves to be true so that will be affordable for my budget. I like the Centurion set as well, but alas I lack the figures it goes with. I actually love how that US head looks though.
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1330904)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 6th, 2012 @ 5:45am CST
So lemme get this straight. They're limiting their own release which in turn drives the price up to double what previous sets have been. You get the same robot mode that they've used for the FIFTH(!) time now. You get no guns or robot additions but one sword. Look, I want to support these guys because they have huge potential, I think. This is a frustratingly confusing move to make. Nevermind the fact that this is their third move that feels like they're trying to alienate their fan base. Gyro and Toxin, anyone? Come on guys, get it together.
:BOT:
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1331012)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 6th, 2012 @ 3:55pm CST
FRAGNALH! I JUST GOT STRONGHOLD LAST WEEK!!! :BOOM:

I'm glad I didn't use any of the stickers from the set so I can resell it if I have to but this is closer to what I wanted anyway. Man, between this and the Shapeways stuff I ordered, I'm spending as much on a Classics Maximus as I did on RiD Brave Max!
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1331029)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on January 6th, 2012 @ 4:53pm CST
Just gonna throw this out there... you guys thought about doing an upgrade kit for Energon Scorponok?
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1331041)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 6th, 2012 @ 5:41pm CST
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:Just gonna throw this out there... you guys thought about doing an upgrade kit for Energon Scorponok?


I have. I'm bidding on both E Scorponok and E Dark Scorponok on eBay now. I never handled the mold before but unless is too outlandishly over sized on it, it's getting a modified Headrobots head. I'm even planning to make his large orange antennae attach to the joint slots on his shoulders in head mode and be swords for Zarak to hold. I'm gonna go nuts on it!
Re: Headrobots Update: Centurion, Blood DX, and Big Road (1331765)
Posted by Requiem Prime on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:22am CST
Color me interested. Since the set for TRU Whirl set was a bust, DX Blood is my last hope of making that set worth a damn. The Drone set is a fair enough compromise.

Big Road catches my eye. I'm not exactly dreaming of Trailbreaker, but the natural retool option is right up their alley.
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