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Transformers News: iGear Dinobots in 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011 2:16PM CST

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Third-party toy group iGear has announced plans to take on the iconic Dinobots in 2012. The teaser image featuring a silhouette of Grimlock, which is mirrored below, was posted to their facebook page earlier today. iGear currently has a lot of irons in the fire: the delayed PP05 molds, Mini Warriors, Wreckers, Sharkticons, and the list goes on. With so many ongoing projects will they be able to deliver the fan favorite Dinobots, or have they bitten off more than they can chew?

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Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328759)
Posted by Prime Evil on December 30th, 2011 @ 2:20pm CST
I saw this on FB earlier. Meh, I don't need a Grimlock. I have MP and he suits me fine. Even in my Classics. But once we move past Grim and get onto the other Dinos, I'll be "oooo-ing" and "wow-ing" then.

Why can't these guys work on other TF figures that Hasbro WON'T do. I'd like a Cybertron Deadlock, or even better, a Shockwave that doesn't suck like Energon Shockblast.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328763)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 30th, 2011 @ 2:30pm CST
I'd love to see the Dinos, especially since TFC's versions are doin it for me, but ... yeah, enough teasing and more finishing, iGear! You're getting back into your bad habits again.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328776)
Posted by Blozor on December 30th, 2011 @ 2:47pm CST
Now this is what I was talking about. If they're relatively in scale with the Generations line, they'll be perfect. Classics Grimlock was kind of a disappointment for me, and he's all alone without his other warriors.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328778)
Posted by Blackstreak on December 30th, 2011 @ 2:50pm CST
I don't think they've bitten off more than they can chew in terms of taking on the dinobots. I think they need to get more of these projects through production and into availability. Still waiting on those Sharkticons.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328816)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 30th, 2011 @ 3:48pm CST
Prime Evil wrote:Why can't these guys work on other TF figures that Hasbro WON'T do. I'd like a Cybertron Deadlock, or even better, a Shockwave that doesn't suck like Energon Shockblast.

Amen to that.

Also, the first one will be a slightly shorter MP Grimlock for ยง120 while the rest will never be made because iGear falls back into it's old habit of announcing too many projects all at once, gets bored with how much work it is and then goes right back to KOing stuff and cancelling everything they've announced.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328821)
Posted by redguyver on December 30th, 2011 @ 4:08pm CST
If this turns out to be another scaled down masterpiece figure or another custom idea they bit off( masterpiece seekers ) ...ever see that custom g1 grimlock that had seeker forearms so hands fold on and ball joints on shoulder meh .
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328842)
Posted by Optimusfan79 on December 30th, 2011 @ 4:48pm CST
I hope that Grimlock along with the rest of the dinobots are ultra class size. It'll look nice having them fight the maketoys green & the best version of Devy, & the fact that on the show & comic they were bigger than everyone else except Jetfire.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328866)
Posted by Flux Convoy on December 30th, 2011 @ 6:10pm CST
Gimme a Swoop and I might care. Finishing previously revealed projects would help me to care even more.
:BOT:
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328874)
Posted by craggy on December 30th, 2011 @ 6:32pm CST
perverse thought...since Hasbro aren't ever going to...could iGear call the triceratops one Slag?
anyway, other than that, everything I would say already has been: cool! finish other stuff first before announcing 50billion others, etc, etc.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328885)
Posted by dinogeist on December 30th, 2011 @ 7:18pm CST
I love the Dinobots. So i'll buy them if their at a decent size. I want igear grimlock to be voyager,ultra or leader sized. I want the other 4 dinobots to be deluxe or voyager sized. I suspose another 3rd party Dinobots combiner gestalt would be awesome.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328947)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on December 30th, 2011 @ 10:47pm CST
Prime Evil wrote:I saw this on FB earlier. Meh, I don't need a Grimlock. I have MP and he suits me fine. Even in my Classics. But once we move past Grim and get onto the other Dinos, I'll be "oooo-ing" and "wow-ing" then.

Why can't these guys work on other TF figures that Hasbro WON'T do. I'd like a Cybertron Deadlock, or even better, a Shockwave that doesn't suck like Energon Shockblast.


After the attempt at Grimlock, do you really think Hasbro is going to give us Classics Dino's? Other than a possible WFC Grimlock due to the upcoming game, I think that is wishful thinking.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328979)
Posted by necr0blivion on December 31st, 2011 @ 1:49am CST
I own quite a few of iGear's releases, and I'm with others that want to see their OTHER products ready for sale before I see yet another teaser. They've also shown preview art of the new Cliffjumper, and I think at one time were associated with a new Bumblebee mold using the VW bug.

I do not want to see the MP Grimlock upscaled or downscaled, would rather that this were a completely new mold. Other Dinobots would be more appreciated than Grimmy, just because it's been done in the past few years.

Finally, if we're going to start seeing all these planned multi-figure products (Dinobots, MP series, possible Wreckers), would iGear just get their own factory so the price can drop from $100 a pop?
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1328993)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 31st, 2011 @ 3:54am CST
Shit, anyone can tease a figure. Me? I don't know the first thing about making figures, but that wouldn't stop me teasing that I was going to release everything these guys have. How about you start putting your money where your mouth is iGear.

On topic, given the size of most of iGears figures, I could see these guys fitting in perfectly with the Masterpiece line which is exactly what I'd want.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329042)
Posted by zappatton2 on December 31st, 2011 @ 9:39am CST
Just got MP Grimlock for Christmas, now I want them all! Especially since he was my least fav of the bunch. But that said, I agree IGear has to finish some of their other projects. MP Soundwave perhaps? Or a VW Bumblebee to replace my Alternity one (since Bumblebee really does have to be a VW bug, and it would fit more with my Binaltechs if he was a bit bigger than Alternity). IGear can announce all the G1 inspired designs they want, I'll be on board, but let's see a few more in production before they get swamped with announcements. I need a proper MP Soundwave before all else!
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329044)
Posted by Rated X on December 31st, 2011 @ 9:49am CST
I like that slogan "Till All are Fun" because it sends a direct message to Hasbro. Personally, I wish all the 3rd party companies would combine and form one big mega-company. It's time for Hasbro to retire from Transformers and let the real companies take over the game.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329051)
Posted by dinogeist on December 31st, 2011 @ 10:35am CST
I'd like to see the I-Gear monarch leader smaller scale mp megatron get made. it's been over 2 years since they announced this.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329083)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on December 31st, 2011 @ 11:59am CST
Tidalwavex wrote:I'd like to see the I-Gear monarch leader smaller scale mp megatron get made. it's been over 2 years since they announced this.


Yeah, iGear announces all sorts of things that never get made.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329089)
Posted by craggy on December 31st, 2011 @ 12:17pm CST
Rated X wrote:I like that slogan "Till All are Fun" because it sends a direct message to Hasbro. Personally, I wish all the 3rd party companies would combine and form one big mega-company. It's time for Hasbro to retire from Transformers and let the real companies take over the game.

Really? You prefer to pay $30 for a deluxe instead of $10?

On one hand, the 3rd party guys have an amazing job (lad, amazing) on some stuff that we'd not see from Hasbro. Alternate heads (which have become quite common in the GI Joe lines Hasbro release) and other niche accessories that people might like, but are pretty far from necessary have been very welcome here. Completely original figures and add-ons/upgrades like the FP Insecticons, Bruticus Crossfire and Crazy Devy's G1 enhancements are all things which are purely optional, but add a lot for those of us who are interested in them.

On the other hand though, Hasbro has given us some truly outstanding toys this year. Tracks, , Wreck-gar, Wheeljack and Jazz are perfect examples. Aside from minor issues with paint jobs on some of these guys, the actual detailing of the toys, the transformations and all that are brilliant, and I've not seen a 3rd Party product that's seemed more of a match for the character being portrayed.

I would like it if perhaps some of the 3rd party manufacturers were able to agree amongst themselves to focus on particular projects, and avoid doubling up on stuff. There were what, 83 different Powerglide toys created this week? Then again, it is nice to be able to choose, so who knows? I like the 3rd parties as an alternative or an addition to the main lines of Trasformers, but there's no way I'd have been able to buy so many different toys this year if I was paying 3rd party prices for them all.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329210)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on December 31st, 2011 @ 7:12pm CST
I'd be kinda interested, but I rather like the Classics Grimlock, and iGear needs to get its other stuff done first.

As for the third-party companies taking over from Hasbro? :lol: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: Not a chance in hell, and I hope it never happens.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329225)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 31st, 2011 @ 8:40pm CST
Hasbro/Takara has given us A LOT of GREAT Transformers. A lot of them. There no reason for the Hasbro hate from 3rd party fans.

Or KO fans either, really. The Seeker mold CHMS loves so much was made by Hasbo. No Seeker mold = no KOs OF that mold.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329338)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on January 1st, 2012 @ 7:44am CST
As for the 3rd party companies taking over for Hasbro? No thanks. But I wouldn't be opposed to having Hasbro work with some of the better 3rd parties.
Re: iGear Dinobots in 2012 (1329449)
Posted by rpetras on January 1st, 2012 @ 1:34pm CST
I'll wait and see.

So far I've been happy with my iGear stuff, and my mini-bots have already shipped, so those are done.

I agree I'd like to see them complete a few running projects before starting another set.
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