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iGear Octopunch On The Way?

Transformers News: iGear Octopunch On The Way?

Monday, January 9th, 2012 7:18AM CST

Categories: 3rd Party News, Rumors, Toy News
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It looks like third-party toy group iGear may be following BotCon's lead and repainting/remolding their Seaspray homage, Spray, into Octopunch. Full Metal Hero has received a digibash of Spray with G1 Octopunch's Pretender shell head and colors. Chock it up as rumor for the moment. Image mirrored below.

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Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331755)
Posted by WolfDawg on January 9th, 2012 @ 7:24am CST
This is not something I would ever buy, but the head sculpt looks really nice.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331757)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on January 9th, 2012 @ 7:37am CST
I just wish my Spray and Rager would arrive at my doorstep.... Piss on something new, get the items people preordered months ago to them..

Oh and I am not digging this fig..
Instead of repainting old figs, why not attempt a true pretender, with a shell..
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331759)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 9th, 2012 @ 7:54am CST


WolfDawg wrote:This is not something I would ever buy, but the head sculpt looks really nice.

The head s the original G1 toy photoshopped onto the figure.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331767)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:25am CST
on your mark's, get set, terrible.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331769)
Posted by RhA on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:26am CST
Really? I mean, really-REALLY?
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331773)
Posted by craggy on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:37am CST
I like it more than Spray, but I've never really been a fan of Seaspray anyway. That said, the only reason I could see to get this would be so that Thunderwing doesn't look quite so tiny next to Bludgeon and Skullgrin.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331780)
Posted by juxtapose519 on January 9th, 2012 @ 9:10am CST
So we're all ignoring the fact that this is just G1 Octopunch's head Photoshopped onto a recoloured version of iGear's original Spray render? Ok, I'll play along. But it's not real.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331781)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 9th, 2012 @ 9:33am CST
juxtapose519 wrote:So we're all ignoring the fact that this is just G1 Octopunch's head Photoshopped onto a recoloured version of iGear's original Spray render?


No. It's been said.

Given how quickly this image has come to light and its Photoshopped nature I'm going to guess its simply a random fan made image. I know iGear are prone to milk a mold of its repaints, but I'd reckon that Octopunch from Sea Spray is too big of a departure from the norm for them.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331785)
Posted by El Duque on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:00am CST
Sodan-1 wrote:
juxtapose519 wrote:So we're all ignoring the fact that this is just G1 Octopunch's head Photoshopped onto a recoloured version of iGear's original Spray render?


No. It's been said.

Given how quickly this image has come to light and its Photoshopped nature I'm going to guess its simply a random fan made image. I know iGear are prone to milk a mold of its repaints, but I'd reckon that Octopunch from Sea Spray is too big of a departure from the norm for them.


Yes it's clearly a photoshop job, but FMH's Andy is a reliable source of info. It makes sence for iGear to capitalize on the BotCon hype by repainting their Spray mold into Octopunch.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331787)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:06am CST
fanmade or not it is crap
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331788)
Posted by Neurie on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:07am CST
Very simple photo shop. but it still better than the Botcon version.

Shame people dont do what the guys at Roll Call Roll Out did and make thier own pretender (Bio Armour Kraken).
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331798)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:38am CST
griftimus prime wrote:fanmade or not it is crap


What made you think that it wasn't fan-made? Image
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331800)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:40am CST
NO. It doesn't work the same way. HTFD Seaspray actually looks like he's in a diver's suit. This one, I just think their using the idea...
The sad thing is though, in the secondary market, between this one and the botcon repaint, wich one do you think will be cheaper? everything's backwards! 8-}
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331803)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:42am CST
Neurie wrote:Very simple photo shop. but it still better than the Botcon version.


How is it better? all we've seen of the Botcon version is a pic of him inside a baggy while in vehicle mode.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331804)
Posted by triKlops on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:46am CST
that is a pretty quick turnaround on this repaint
looks pretty cool though
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331806)
Posted by Rated X on January 9th, 2012 @ 11:00am CST
Wack. Not interested. Can whoever did this render do one for the HFTD Seaspray ???
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331809)
Posted by Forgotten on January 9th, 2012 @ 11:19am CST
No point in denying it, if they do this(and I know it's a photoshop mock-up) I will buy it. I think it's actually plausible considering the Nemesis Rager repaint that they have shown. Only makes sense to do repaints(and possibly a remold) to both molds since they came out together. On a different note, is there a release date on iGear Cosmos & what is MW-03?
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331814)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 9th, 2012 @ 11:32am CST
Considering this will likely be about $20, and the Botcon version will likely be $60+, I may go for this instead. Plus scale of the Botcon one is huge and I'm not sure how it will look with my display.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331820)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 9th, 2012 @ 11:38am CST
ha ha. If it stays at the same kinda-affordable price, I might get one of these.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331832)
Posted by craggy on January 9th, 2012 @ 12:44pm CST
juxtapose519 wrote:So we're all ignoring the fact that this is just G1 Octopunch's head Photoshopped onto a recoloured version of iGear's original Spray render? Ok, I'll play along. But it's not real.


Half the time the first few pics we see of the Botcon or Club Exclusives are photoshopped. Heck, anyone seen any official Hasbro images of their toys that weren't?
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331842)
Posted by Mkall on January 9th, 2012 @ 1:01pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Neurie wrote:Very simple photo shop. but it still better than the Botcon version.


How is it better? all we've seen of the Botcon version is a pic of him inside a baggy while in vehicle mode.

The Botcon version has ducks. This one doesn't. Thus, the Botcon one is superior.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331844)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 9th, 2012 @ 1:04pm CST
Neurie wrote:Shame people dont do what the guys at Roll Call Roll Out did and make thier own pretender (Bio Armour Kraken).


I just looked that up and I can see why people don't go that route. Ignoring the lame Gorn aspect of the Kraken, what you have is a voyager sized brick with a Legends figure stuck in it. It just doesn't fly.

tigertracks 24 wrote:Plus scale of the Botcon one is huge and I'm not sure how it will look with my display.


Seaspray works great next to ROTF Bludgeon and since they were on the Mayhem Attack Squad together, I think it should look just fine on display.

Ultimately, I think this was just iGear poking a bit of fun at Fun Pub because they happen to have a Seaspray shipping now. I highly doubt this will ever be a real product.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331861)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 9th, 2012 @ 2:08pm CST
Mkall wrote:
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Neurie wrote:Very simple photo shop. but it still better than the Botcon version.


How is it better? all we've seen of the Botcon version is a pic of him inside a baggy while in vehicle mode.

The Botcon version has ducks. This one doesn't. Thus, the Botcon one is superior.


Indeed, quack. :-o
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331910)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 9th, 2012 @ 5:19pm CST
The guy that designed Rager and Spray did up this image for fun. I really don't think this is actual product we should expect.
:BOT:
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331921)
Posted by Windsweeper on January 9th, 2012 @ 6:03pm CST
Personally, I'm disappointed with modern Pretenders and the current trend of meshing the bot with the shell. I'd be a lot happier with updated versions of the inner robots. I'd love a Cloudburst repaint from Classics Jetfire. Although I could live with a Bombburst from Cybertron Starscream and Iguanus from Ransack based on the IDW designs.

I actually think this mold would work better just repainted in Octopunch's inner bot. His head isn't a million miles from Seaspray's and their both small bots. Plus it's less garish. Just a suggestion.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331934)
Posted by Stormrider on January 9th, 2012 @ 6:27pm CST
Flux Convoy wrote:The guy that designed Rager and Spray did up this image for fun. I really don't think this is actual product we should expect.
:BOT:


I agree.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331964)
Posted by Blurrz on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:21pm CST
Wow that looks like butt.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331975)
Posted by dinogeist on January 9th, 2012 @ 9:23pm CST
OMG,This thing is so cool & awesome on so many levels.

It's super cool because igear copied TFCC's idea but used it for their own unique legends size not-seapspray.

I'd estimate igear does a better job with the octopunch colors,headsculpt & maybe add in a few newer weapons than TFCC version of octopunch.

No,i'm not buying this but it is a cool & unique item.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1332008)
Posted by Hellscream85 on January 10th, 2012 @ 12:47am CST
I'd get him. My only real gripe would be that I already bought the igear spray, so I would have preferred this Octopunch in the Maketoys Hover mold to differentiate the bodies a bit more, oh well, knowing igear, if this gets produced, then they'll come out with a concept for a more g1 accurate voyager scale figure that'll never be produced in order to make sure that they can put out 20 different MP scale sweeps :BOOM:


such is life :CON:
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1332023)
Posted by Seibertron on January 10th, 2012 @ 1:47am CST
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1332025)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 10th, 2012 @ 2:03am CST
Seibertron wrote:That's my Octopunch they're using!

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ch/117/1/8

Image


Nail 'em for unauthorized usage!

...unless their a site sponsor. ;)
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1332102)
Posted by Seibertron on January 10th, 2012 @ 9:31am CST
zodconvoy wrote:
Seibertron wrote:That's my Octopunch they're using!

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ch/117/1/8

Image


Nail 'em for unauthorized usage!

...unless their a site sponsor. ;)


Nah ... the images are there for people to use. Just like to see when people say "hey we got this pic at Seibertron.com" better than when the image just is taken.