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New Image of HeadRobots Hothead

Transformers News: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 2:17PM CDT

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Nothing's better than some new head. And when that new head happens to be a Headmaster for both Generation One Hardhead and Universe Hardhead, you can't help but admire. We've seen this project start from renders to prototype pictures, and now we finally get pre-production photos of HeadRobot's Hothead thanks to site sponsors TFsource, BigBadToyStore and Seibertron.com members El Duque and Jenus. This kit not only features a brand new Headmaster, but also enough weapons to turn Decepticons into swiss cheese. Check out the awesome below, and if you like it, you'll find pre-orders for it at our various site sponsors!

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Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119822)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on August 31st, 2010 @ 3:58pm CDT
Hmm, slightly underimpressed but still a solid add-in. I'll take it!
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119825)
Posted by whacko on August 31st, 2010 @ 4:04pm CDT
Hmm it is odd to spend so much R&D time on such a minor character. I would say that this add-on looks relatively decent on the G1 toy, but much less so on the Universe toy. Also the guns look like cheap dollar store accessories the way they are unfilled on the bottom.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119840)
Posted by El Duque on August 31st, 2010 @ 4:52pm CDT
Looks pretty impressive to me. Glad I was able land a Universe Hardhead.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119842)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on August 31st, 2010 @ 4:58pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Looks pretty impressive to me. Glad I was able land a Universe Hardhead.


Same here. :) It looks rather nice. Low-key, too. Sometimes smaller is better.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119854)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 31st, 2010 @ 5:21pm CDT
Looks pretty impressive, my universe hardhead is waiting for his head.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119869)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 31st, 2010 @ 5:49pm CDT
I still want this guy. :sad: Other than that, reeeeeeeaaaaaaaalllllllllyyyyyyy awesome. Can't wait for Peaugh to review it. :lol:
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119890)
Posted by Mkall on August 31st, 2010 @ 6:14pm CDT
Never having played with the head of universe hardhead, I'm interested to see how they'll pull it off. Either way, I cannot wait.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119917)
Posted by Crisdecal on August 31st, 2010 @ 6:59pm CDT
I have the G1 Hardhead & also Headrobots blue and regular snake heads but I'll have to pass this one up due to monetary issues.

The set is cool but hopefully Headrobots gets back to churning out more of the Japanese design Headmaster heads.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119926)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on August 31st, 2010 @ 7:18pm CDT
Oh if only I had the funds to afford this and a Universe Hardhead...my Autobot faction is being overrun by Decepticons and requires reinforcements!!!! But I digress, 2 thumbs up just for having it work with the original headmaster toys.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119934)
Posted by --B-- on August 31st, 2010 @ 7:33pm CDT
I was really hoping for an update to the release, since "August 2010" is probably not gonna happen.

I just shipped my POL, so they can take their time!
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119935)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 31st, 2010 @ 7:35pm CDT
I guess if we are just now seeing preproduction pics, then the delay until december that someone mentioned looks to be true.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119937)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on August 31st, 2010 @ 7:38pm CDT
Don't get me wrong. I am still excited for this set, just was hoping for some more paint apps on the weapons. Hothead looks really cool though.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1119966)
Posted by Hairball178 on August 31st, 2010 @ 8:54pm CDT
I was able to snag Hardhead not too long ago at Wal-Mart (on "clearance" for his full price...but still, it was the first time I'd see one since they were clearanced in March), so I'm not gonna complain.

Now I need to plunk down money for this & the Whirl and Bludgeon upgrades, and set aside some cash for the Fans Project Protector upgrade.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1120000)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 31st, 2010 @ 10:00pm CDT
I'll be getting 2 of this set for sure, but I'm disappointed by one major flaw: the head looks too much like the original toy. Considering the point of most 3rd party upgrades is to produce something more media-accurate than Has/Tak, I really hoped the face would be accurate to Hardhead's show model head that I was so used to from the G1 comics, and which persisted through his spotlight in IDW. That head has a distinct mouth, connected visor, and a domed forehead with 2 crests. This looks like a hybrid of the toy and model designs, but still leaning too far towards the former

I guess this will satisfy Hardhead fans who lost the official head, but it's not like those are impossible to find. Sure they're expensive, but they're still a tad more attainable than a head that never even existed outside of drawings. Way to go HeadRobots.

Yes, I'm still going to end up buying multiples of everything you put out, because you're more likely to someday produce US/UK comic-accurate heads for Nightbeat and Siren than any other company (whoever did the models swapped them, but you can't just repaint them because the helmet guns aren't interchangeable between their vehicle hoods). You clearly did your homework on all those awesome animal heads Takara drew up back in the day, so I'm sure we can expect better from you in the future. And we're all impressed by a Duros that can kick Lego-ass. But someone had to raise this issue.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1120026)
Posted by TimPilot on September 1st, 2010 @ 12:25am CDT
Preordered two sets of this as soon as it was announced. Hope I'll get them soon. My G1 Hardhead is waiting to be pimped with new stickers from Reprolabels and this sweet-@$$ set. Untill then it's got the tan and green Headcobra attached. Still looking nice, but will be alot better with this set.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1120067)
Posted by Stockade on September 1st, 2010 @ 4:25am CDT
I bought Hardhead without knowing this set was coming out, but when i heard about it i was ecstatic!! So i cant wait for this to come out soon, i just hope it doesn't disappoint me and other collectors. Hell, i just got the new head for Skyfall from Venksta (sorry if i misspelled it) and im damn happy with it, its like a brand new figure and he fits in nicely and love the way everything looks!
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1120098)
Posted by Blackstreak on September 1st, 2010 @ 5:42am CDT
Hothead? I thought his name was Hardhead. Oh, I get it. Name change to avoid copyright infringement. It's early morning and I'm not awake yet. :P
Regardless, seeing this makes me wanna go out and buy one.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1120320)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 1st, 2010 @ 5:30pm CDT
Blackstreak wrote:Hothead? I thought his name was Hardhead. Oh, I get it. Name change to avoid copyright infringement. It's early morning and I'm not awake yet. :P
Regardless, seeing this makes me wanna go out and buy one.


Hothead is the name of the headmaster (head only) robot made by headrobots. Hardhead (both g1 and universe) is the name of the Hasbro Transformer that hothead was made for.
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1120330)
Posted by Kibble on September 1st, 2010 @ 5:50pm CDT
--B-- wrote:I was really hoping for an update to the release, since "August 2010" is probably not gonna happen.

I just shipped my POL, so they can take their time!

From TFsource Facebook yesterday:
"We received an update that Headrobots Hot Head is now close to being ready to ship out, and we should have them instock in the next 1-2 weeks!"

I assume BBTS wouldn't be too far behind...
Re: New Image of HeadRobots Hothead (1120537)
Posted by --B-- on September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:36am CDT
Kibble wrote:
--B-- wrote:I was really hoping for an update to the release, since "August 2010" is probably not gonna happen.

I just shipped my POL, so they can take their time!

From TFsource Facebook yesterday:
"We received an update that Headrobots Hot Head is now close to being ready to ship out, and we should have them instock in the next 1-2 weeks!"

I assume BBTS wouldn't be too far behind...


Yeah, I saw that last night, oh well. Live and learn. He's the last thing Ihave on pre-order from BBTS, so he ships all alone!
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