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Monday, April 9th, 2012 10:06AM CDT

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IGear have posted a new announcement on their facebook page, the announcement for the next installment in their Mini Warrior line:
MW-05 Cogz!
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If you take a look at the picture, which we have mirrored below and if you click it you can get tot he original posting on facebook, you'll notice that he looks like a certain hate-filled Minibot Gears.
Yes indeed iGear is tackling the amusingly hateful Gears in their Mini Warrior line, and yes he looks very unhappy about it.
Click here or the image to view the original posting on facebook.

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Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367328)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:08am CDT
Hilarious, I believe it was about a year ago I posted a news article on iGear's KO MP Prime trailer that was filled full of hate for them. :lol:

I love this thing.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367329)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:11am CDT
YES!!!!! This will be bought! I like how they give him a minigun too, seems kind of fitting.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367330)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:11am CDT
I just noticed that the face pivots at least left to right. That's nice. I'm still pissed about the price jump on Brawn and Cosmos. I'd have to assume this will be in line with those. I'll likely get him. I'm not happy about suddenly paying more for no explanation though.
:BOT:
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367331)
Posted by Requiem Prime on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:18am CDT
This looks great, if this isn't just going crazy with the render, it looks like they even put in a neck swivel, which is awesome ;)^
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367333)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:27am CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:I just noticed that the face pivots at least left to right. That's nice. I'm still pissed about the price jump on Brawn and Cosmos. I'd have to assume this will be in line with those. I'll likely get him. I'm not happy about suddenly paying more for no explanation though.
:BOT:

They're largner now, about Scout sized.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367340)
Posted by combiner711 on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:47am CDT
Added on my wish list (Not) Brawn, Cosmos, and Gears and maybe a re-issue in scout size (Not) seaspray and huffer! Now, multiply those by $34 plus shipping :BANG_HEAD: damn! wallet is dead! :BOOM:
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367345)
Posted by G1 Legacy on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:02am CDT
Is that a gatling gun or a camera tripod he's toting around? :lol:

Looks awsome, I think I'll give it a "Yes". :APPLAUSE:
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367351)
Posted by El Duque on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:17am CDT
Looks good, sign me up!
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367362)
Posted by Requiem Prime on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:47am CDT
combiner711 wrote:Added on my wish list (Not) Brawn, Cosmos, and Gears and maybe a re-issue in scout size (Not) seaspray and huffer! Now, multiply those by $34 plus shipping :BANG_HEAD: damn! wallet is dead! :BOOM:

You could order through their private shop. Shipping is free, and prices are a smidge lower than other vendors.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367366)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:55am CDT
Now I'll have a Gears to go with my MP Megatron and 3.75" black costume Spider-Man! Seriously, it's the only Marvel Universe figure I've ever bought and I got it solely because of Transformers #3!

Cogz will be bought as soon as available!
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367368)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:59am CDT
I wonder if he'll come with a little casstette to stick in his chest.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367372)
Posted by Optimus1116 on April 9th, 2012 @ 12:05pm CDT
Just like the others, this one looks great! I hope that the Bumblebee and Cliffjumper toys we saw in preview pics are scout sized too. It'd be really cool to see all the original Ark member minibots in scout size :D (Although we would need a new Huffer...)
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367374)
Posted by Tigertrack on April 9th, 2012 @ 12:08pm CDT
Maybe it's just the digipic, but Gears seems to have a whole lot more paint apps. than any of the other releases.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367375)
Posted by Prime Evil on April 9th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CDT
So bought! I hope they make a Swerve!! :grin:
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367379)
Posted by Rated X on April 9th, 2012 @ 12:13pm CDT
Awesome !!! I-Gear does Transformers right again !!!

Whats the name of that other Transformers company with all the lawyers ??? I keep forgetting their name... ;)
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367390)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on April 9th, 2012 @ 12:33pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Awesome !!! I-Gear does Transformers right again !!!

Whats the name of that other Transformers company with all the lawyers ??? I keep forgetting their name... ;)


You mean the one that is planning another 3 repaints of Bumblebee right????
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367403)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 9th, 2012 @ 12:54pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:They're largner now, about Scout sized.

They aren't 60% larger like the price. They're an inch taller at best.
:BOT:
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367406)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 9th, 2012 @ 1:08pm CDT
They might make it Legends-sized. They said they were aiming for show scale in terms of bot mode (which was wildly inconsistent) and that implies that they're not totally giving up on that scale.

I think most people will buy it after "Cosmos" and "Brawn" come out and the shock of the price has worn off.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367436)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 9th, 2012 @ 2:55pm CDT
He looks more hench than Hench. Not too shabby though. The price increase still stings a bit but I'll probably stop whining and cave eventually. Good stuff iGear. Still wouldn't say no to a bigger Spray and Rager.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367455)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 9th, 2012 @ 4:31pm CDT
Chalk up another sale. This brings me one step closer to my ultimate goal. So close to conquest! :CON:
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367459)
Posted by Kung Fu Man on April 9th, 2012 @ 4:42pm CDT
...Well, time to find a good Symbiote Spiderman action figure to stand alongside him.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367464)
Posted by worldsgreatest on April 9th, 2012 @ 5:08pm CDT
Maybe the face isn't on a pivot, but fully rotates to reveal an alternate G1 face.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367470)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on April 9th, 2012 @ 6:02pm CDT
I will buy this for sure!
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367477)
Posted by Mkall on April 9th, 2012 @ 6:27pm CDT
I'll be getting this unless Hasbro gets to Gears first, as hinted by their Kup instruction manual
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367497)
Posted by rpetras on April 9th, 2012 @ 7:52pm CDT
Mkall wrote:I'll be getting this unless Hasbro gets to Gears first, as hinted by their Kup instruction manual


Even if Hasbro does a Gears on the Kup body, this will be the official Gears of my collection.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367508)
Posted by Vic on April 9th, 2012 @ 8:40pm CDT
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Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367514)
Posted by Stormrider on April 9th, 2012 @ 9:09pm CDT
Hell yeah. Very excited. I am game.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367517)
Posted by Mkall on April 9th, 2012 @ 9:25pm CDT
rpetras wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'll be getting this unless Hasbro gets to Gears first, as hinted by their Kup instruction manual


Even if Hasbro does a Gears on the Kup body, this will be the official Gears of my collection.

I mad3e the decision a while back that unless the 3rd party figure is vastly superior, I'll use the Hasbro figure. Gears is, IMO, not that big a character for me.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367520)
Posted by Rated X on April 9th, 2012 @ 9:29pm CDT
rpetras wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'll be getting this unless Hasbro gets to Gears first, as hinted by their Kup instruction manual


Even if Hasbro does a Gears on the Kup body, this will be the official Gears of my collection.



A Kup body with a Gears head... :SICK:

As far as Im concerned the I-Gear Gears is now "official". :BOT:
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367525)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 9th, 2012 @ 9:36pm CDT
Mkall wrote:I mad3e the decision a while back that unless the 3rd party figure is vastly superior, I'll use the Hasbro figure. Gears is, IMO, not that big a character for me.

What Gears would you be using then? The silver movie one or the G1 one? Because it sounds like you're saying Hasbro or none.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367528)
Posted by DoubleOScorpio on April 9th, 2012 @ 9:42pm CDT
The art looks fantastic. I can only hope that it translates into plastic as well as the others. I've been looking forward to a Classics-verse Gears since 2006. Had this little guy as a kid and he's one of my favorites. He may be disgruntled, but I'm happy as a clam to see this getting made! Another missed opportunity by Hasbro. I really don't understand why they can't deliver these guys to us. My five year old prefers watching G1 to Prime all the time (I won't let him watch the movies yet...just too much). Hasbro is missing the boat, me thinks.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367549)
Posted by JERRYUS PRIME on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:13pm CDT
that looks great i just hope its hench size i will get one for sure about the cost it dosent matter it is a 3rd party thats all i can say for myself n for the ppl that dont like the price well just sit n relax hasbro will come out with something anytime soon :grin: i just hope they add a second face plate to resembles its g1 figure just like there planning to do with hench..
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367554)
Posted by Mkall on April 9th, 2012 @ 10:31pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
Mkall wrote:I mad3e the decision a while back that unless the 3rd party figure is vastly superior, I'll use the Hasbro figure. Gears is, IMO, not that big a character for me.

What Gears would you be using then? The silver movie one or the G1 one? Because it sounds like you're saying Hasbro or none.

I'm saying that IF the predictions are accurate that we'll be seeing a Gears head on Kup's body as hinted in the instruction manual, I'll probably end up getting that one, pending final renders of each.

Otherwise, I'm all for iGear.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367565)
Posted by OptimalRodimus on April 9th, 2012 @ 11:22pm CDT
They should've just named him iGearz.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367624)
Posted by Sodan-1 on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:01am CDT
Rated X wrote:As far as Im concerned the I-Gear Gears is now "official". :BOT:


Rated X: the original 3rd party fundamentalist. :lol:
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367633)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 10th, 2012 @ 10:11am CDT
I'm not going to hold my breath for ANY of the alternate heads shown in the instructions. Plus I don't really know how good a Gears made from Kup would be. So iGear wins this round.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367689)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 10th, 2012 @ 11:46am CDT
Mkall wrote:I'm saying that IF the predictions are accurate that we'll be seeing a Gears head on Kup's body as hinted in the instruction manual, I'll probably end up getting that one, pending final renders of each.

Otherwise, I'm all for iGear.


Then I'd get Cogz because Hasbro has a habit of not following through with those alternate heads. Every Generations figure was supposed to have one and they put out maybe a third of them. We still do't even have confirmation on Scourge, Kup, Lugnut, Laser OP, Warpath, or a bunch of other ones that our assumptions are even right! That "Gears" head always looked more Brawn to me.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367693)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 10th, 2012 @ 11:52am CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'm saying that IF the predictions are accurate that we'll be seeing a Gears head on Kup's body as hinted in the instruction manual, I'll probably end up getting that one, pending final renders of each.

Otherwise, I'm all for iGear.


Then I'd get Cogz because Hasbro has a habit of not following through with those alternate heads. Every Generations figure was supposed to have one and they put out maybe a third of them. We still do't even have confirmation on Scourge, Kup, Lugnut, Laser OP, Warpath, or a bunch of other ones that our assumptions are even right! That "Gears" head always looked more Brawn to me.

BotCon is using laser OPs second head for Ultra Magnus, actually most of the heads used by BotCon this year are the alt-heads from the instructions.

Kups head is being used as the Swerve repaint in the Asia exclusive Movie Trilogy line.
The others however are still to be used.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367703)
Posted by Mkall on April 10th, 2012 @ 12:20pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'm saying that IF the predictions are accurate that we'll be seeing a Gears head on Kup's body as hinted in the instruction manual, I'll probably end up getting that one, pending final renders of each.

Otherwise, I'm all for iGear.


Then I'd get Cogz because Hasbro has a habit of not following through with those alternate heads. Every Generations figure was supposed to have one and they put out maybe a third of them. We still do't even have confirmation on Scourge, Kup, Lugnut, Laser OP, Warpath, or a bunch of other ones that our assumptions are even right! That "Gears" head always looked more Brawn to me.

I figure we'll know what'll happen in a couple weeks at Botcon. My decision will probably be made there.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367705)
Posted by Delicon on April 10th, 2012 @ 12:24pm CDT
I really don't buy much 3rd party, but being that Gears (especially with a true G1 alt mode) is about the least likely TF to be released by Hasbro, I may have to bite.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367769)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 10th, 2012 @ 2:53pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:BotCon is using laser OPs second head for Ultra Magnus, actually most of the heads used by BotCon this year are the alt-heads from the instructions.

Kups head is being used as the Swerve repaint in the Asia exclusive Movie Trilogy line.
The others however are still to be used.


I could have sworn that Brian Savage came out and said that all of the new heads for Botcon were made separately for them and they were not the ones that had appeared in the directions saying that they would never get "first run" on heads like that or something. Also, I thought that all the Asian market exclusives were just that: exclusive to Asia. We will never see them over here. So no Swerve head Kup for us!
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367773)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 10th, 2012 @ 3:13pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:BotCon is using laser OPs second head for Ultra Magnus, actually most of the heads used by BotCon this year are the alt-heads from the instructions.

Kups head is being used as the Swerve repaint in the Asia exclusive Movie Trilogy line.
The others however are still to be used.


I could have sworn that Brian Savage came out and said that all of the new heads for Botcon were made separately for them and they were not the ones that had appeared in the directions saying that they would never get "first run" on heads like that or something. Also, I thought that all the Asian market exclusives were just that: exclusive to Asia. We will never see them over here. So no Swerve head Kup for us!

IF he did say that he's telling lies, the heads for Magnus and Treadshot look exactly like the heads in the instructions.

Plus the Asian only release would still count as a Hasbro release and usage by Hasbro.

Man I hope importing that won't be insane....
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367821)
Posted by zodconvoy on April 10th, 2012 @ 5:26pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:IF he did say that he's telling lies, the heads for Magnus and Treadshot look exactly like the heads in the instructions.

Plus the Asian only release would still count as a Hasbro release and usage by Hasbro.

Man I hope importing that won't be insane....


But FunPub has to pay extra for their original heads, hence to markup for the repaints. Why would Hasbro do them in house at the time of original design for free and do the line art for the instructions up to a year and a half early? It doesn't make sense, at least, not when compared to how it was done every or year. For Hasbro to be doing the heads at the time of original molding means a very hands on stance by them and a very well coordinated plan by FunPub. The same company that people seem to assume is a gaggle of idiots who don't lock their doors at night. For the first time ever, Hasbro would own the molds to Botcon exclusive heads and FunPub would just be a distributor that comes up with the fiction. Hasbro would, in essence, be their own external Collectors Club. It just doesn't work.

EDIT: To clarify, FunPub owns the Botcon exclusive parts. That's why Thrust didn't have the more accurate (and better) VTOL wings and why a Generations Jazz wasn't just a non-SG version of the C Smokescreen mold with the Jazz head and why the two Primal repaints of Leobreaker didn't use the Razorclaw head and so forth. Hasbro could perfectly legally release Vector Prime as Alpha Trion but if they did, it'd have a new head. If Hasbro designed (re: owns) the upcoming Botcon heads, it's a drastic shift for both FunPub and Hasbro towards FP becoming unnecessary.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367892)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on April 10th, 2012 @ 11:19pm CDT
SG Magnus' head sure looks like the one shown in the instructions. So I guess Brian Savage simply has it wrong.

With Hasbro's slow pacing on Generations I can well imagine that they had molds made for alternate heads for future mass releases of those molds and simply not using them. It wouldn't be the first time we've had a toy cancelled on us.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1367924)
Posted by Dead Metal on April 11th, 2012 @ 4:18am CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:IF he did say that he's telling lies, the heads for Magnus and Treadshot look exactly like the heads in the instructions.

Plus the Asian only release would still count as a Hasbro release and usage by Hasbro.

Man I hope importing that won't be insane....


But FunPub has to pay extra for their original heads, hence to markup for the repaints. Why would Hasbro do them in house at the time of original design for free and do the line art for the instructions up to a year and a half early? It doesn't make sense, at least, not when compared to how it was done every or year. For Hasbro to be doing the heads at the time of original molding means a very hands on stance by them and a very well coordinated plan by FunPub. The same company that people seem to assume is a gaggle of idiots who don't lock their doors at night. For the first time ever, Hasbro would own the molds to Botcon exclusive heads and FunPub would just be a distributor that comes up with the fiction. Hasbro would, in essence, be their own external Collectors Club. It just doesn't work.

EDIT: To clarify, FunPub owns the Botcon exclusive parts. That's why Thrust didn't have the more accurate (and better) VTOL wings and why a Generations Jazz wasn't just a non-SG version of the C Smokescreen mold with the Jazz head and why the two Primal repaints of Leobreaker didn't use the Razorclaw head and so forth. Hasbro could perfectly legally release Vector Prime as Alpha Trion but if they did, it'd have a new head. If Hasbro designed (re: owns) the upcoming Botcon heads, it's a drastic shift for both FunPub and Hasbro towards FP becoming unnecessary.

I know how FunPub exclusives work.
It still doesn't change the fact that SG Ultra Magnus and SG Thredshot use the alternate heads of their respective molds. Heads that where designed by Hasbro and therefore can be reused in future toys. You might have noticed how most of the RTS and Generations figures have been designed to work for more than just one character and it's the same with these.
RTS Jazz's heas was apparently shown at BotCon 2010 and looks like the head used for Botcon 2012 SG Treadshot.

Gen 2 Prime's alt head was revealed in the instructions:
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ime/20625/

Another way of telling that these two heads weren't deigned by FunPub, they're better looking and more advanced (being made from multiple pieces with sharper detail) than FunPub's usual head molds.

Hasbro didn't design the heads for BotCon, BotCon is just using them for their exclusives, basically SG UM and SG Tred are straight up repaints of existing molds.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1368080)
Posted by craggy on April 11th, 2012 @ 4:00pm CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Hasbro didn't design the heads for BotCon, BotCon is just using them for their exclusives, basically SG UM and SG Tred are straight up repaints of existing molds.

as many other Botcon exclusives have been.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1368403)
Posted by Motorthing on April 12th, 2012 @ 3:50pm CDT
I wont be worrying about what Hasbro may or may not do unless they release a Gears that looks EXACTLY like this render does.....if they don't, and in the next couple of months then I will be getting Cogz to go with the other 4 Minis/Not-Minis.

So....sale to IGear I guess.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1368407)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on April 12th, 2012 @ 4:19pm CDT
Yeah, this is MY Gears for Classics. I can't see a Kup with a new head being this good.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1398828)
Posted by warzon3 on July 9th, 2012 @ 11:25pm CDT
Who do you think the other mini warrior is that will be paired with Cogz?

I think it will be Wheelie, although a surprise "Windcharger" would be sweet.
Re: iGear reveal MW-05 Cogz (Gears) (1399060)
Posted by Stormrider on July 10th, 2012 @ 5:29pm CDT
warzon3 wrote:Who do you think the other mini warrior is that will be paired with Cogz?

I think it will be Wheelie, although a surprise "Windcharger" would be sweet.


There was a siloutte a while back. If they are following the characters on it then the options are: Powerglide, Beachcomber, and Wheelie.

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