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Friday, May 13th, 2011 10:39AM CDT

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Thanks to IGear's Facebook page we get to see fresh images of the orange and blue versions of the Seeker Masterpiece mold set to be produced by IGear.

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Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221366)
Posted by juxtapose519 on May 13th, 2011 @ 10:54am CDT
Why do they have herpes?
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221372)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 13th, 2011 @ 11:01am CDT
So thats Sunstorm and ..... errrr?
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Posted by GEEWUN on May 13th, 2011 @ 11:02am CDT
juxtapose519 wrote:Why do they have herpes?


HAHAHAHAH
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221383)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 13th, 2011 @ 11:07am CDT
EEEK! Yeah, I hope iGear will listen to fan response and lose the spotty-red detailing on the blue rainmaker. Besides looking out-of-place and speckled... it's certainly not in the G1 cartoon depicting the rainmakers.

I think a subtle AND monochromatic color scheme is the way to go for them. (ie. tints and shades of blue, white, black for this blue guy)

Red detailing on Sunstorm doesn't bother me, though. Looking good.
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221393)
Posted by rpetras on May 13th, 2011 @ 11:31am CDT
These are great.

I really love the tail fin mods.
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221436)
Posted by Court Jester on May 13th, 2011 @ 12:29pm CDT
juxtapose519 wrote:Why do they have herpes?

:APPLAUSE: :-B
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221450)
Posted by ae_productions on May 13th, 2011 @ 1:02pm CDT
Sunstorm, AWESOME.

Blue jet with red legion dude...almost awesome. I think I will need to pain those when he arrives in our studio.
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221461)
Posted by Deathsanras on May 13th, 2011 @ 1:33pm CDT
The "gallery" links go to Facebook, and Facebook says:

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The page you requested cannot be displayed right now.
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221468)
Posted by Kibble on May 13th, 2011 @ 2:11pm CDT
Are MP Rainmakers really necessary? Could they possibly do any less significant characters? I mean, I get the appeal of the Classics KO versions, but considering the limited number of characters in the MP line, the significance of (or lack thereof) these characters, and the price tag...why bother? If you have any intentions of getting this and the inevitable other two, really, I'm curious...


ps: why don't they put the faction symbols on any of these? They can steal the design and character to a T, but using the insignia just so happens to cross the line?
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221469)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on May 13th, 2011 @ 2:25pm CDT
If they're doing KOs of the Seekers they may as well do the Rainmakers. They went to all the trouble of copying the mold, after all. And if the fandom has proven one thing above all else it's that there's always a market for seekers. Even stupidly expensive ones.

Kinda wonder if they'll count Sunstorm as Mr. Yellow and Takara's SS as Acid Storm. Neither really fit for different reasons, but they are KO makers, so ... who knows?

I am also not impressed by the red marks on Mr. Blue. What were they thinking?
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Posted by gothsaurus on May 13th, 2011 @ 3:03pm CDT
Honestly, I'd rather see the lavender "generic" seeker who showed up in more episodes. He's kinda the quintessential troop-builder I always wanted. Had to get a few of the classics KO versions to pad my Decepticon ranks on the ole Classics/Generations/Henkei/United shelf.
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Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on May 13th, 2011 @ 5:02pm CDT
Kibble wrote:Are MP Rainmakers really necessary? Could they possibly do any less significant characters?

Auto-scout, perhaps?

Pass, not interested.
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Posted by alternator77 on May 13th, 2011 @ 6:54pm CDT
i just cant get behind this i dont mean that in a bashing sort of way but the appeal of the mold to me is its realism. i could see a white, blue/green, or even black mold but an orange one next well get neon green smh.
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221591)
Posted by Rated X on May 13th, 2011 @ 8:50pm CDT
Suggestions :

1. Make the heads black.

2. Replace the red on Sunstorm with the proper orange like the original E-Hobby figure.


All this talk about comparing the red dots to herpes scares me. Seriously, how do you guys know what genital herpes looks like ??? :SICK: :SICK: :SICK:
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221605)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on May 13th, 2011 @ 9:16pm CDT
I prefer the red-chested Sunstorm, like the comics and PVC figure. But to each his own.

The red dots don't look too great on him either. Why iGear? Why??
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Posted by juxtapose519 on May 14th, 2011 @ 12:52am CDT
Kibble wrote:Are MP Rainmakers really necessary? Could they possibly do any less significant characters?


I've been asking this same question for several years and people keep telling me they're like the holy grail of seekers.

It's one thing to pay $60 for the CHMS rainmaker KO set. It's another thing to pay 10 times that for third party MP's. People are dumb.
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Posted by Dead Metal on May 14th, 2011 @ 2:24am CDT
Rated X wrote:Suggestions :

1. Make the heads black.

2. Replace the red on Sunstorm with the proper orange like the original E-Hobby figure.


All this talk about comparing the red dots to herpes scares me. Seriously, how do you guys know what genital herpes looks like ??? :SICK: :SICK: :SICK:

Books and sex ed at school.
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1221893)
Posted by alternator77 on May 14th, 2011 @ 10:40am CDT
funny i thought that ws the elusive chicken-pox rainmaker he never even made an appearance in the cartoon 8-}
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Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 14th, 2011 @ 11:00am CDT
After TT/Hasbro's decision to release another MP Prime in scale which, to me, makes the iGear Leaders useless, I'm not gonna pass on these. I wouldn't be surprised if we see official MP seekers down the line.
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Posted by Oskie21 on May 14th, 2011 @ 11:51am CDT
Sun storm strong maybe.. Ass for the Radom blue seeker.. Hell no!.. But I really like how the legs transform on these guys much better than my mp seekers.. I would love to learn hot to kitbash and mod my transformers but I have no clue where to began so I have to let igear do it for me.. But with the new mp prime coming out I'm very sorry I bouth there's just to be in scale.. Got damn it!
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Posted by Xterminator on May 14th, 2011 @ 2:26pm CDT
juxtapose519 wrote:
Kibble wrote:Are MP Rainmakers really necessary? Could they possibly do any less significant characters?


I've been asking this same question for several years and people keep telling me they're like the holy grail of seekers.

It's one thing to pay $60 for the CHMS rainmaker KO set. It's another thing to pay 10 times that for third party MP's. People are dumb.



Basic question: What is the meaning of CHMS ?
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1222483)
Posted by Kibble on May 15th, 2011 @ 11:01am CDT
Xterminator wrote: Basic question: What is the meaning of CHMS ?

Couldn't tell you what it stands for, but they're a KO manufacturer.
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Posted by Xterminator on May 15th, 2011 @ 1:04pm CDT
Kibble wrote:
Xterminator wrote: Basic question: What is the meaning of CHMS ?

Couldn't tell you what it stands for, but they're a KO manufacturer.


Are they the same company that keeps the "KO Toys" website ?
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Posted by Gauntlet101010 on May 15th, 2011 @ 2:01pm CDT
Xterminator wrote:
Kibble wrote:
Xterminator wrote: Basic question: What is the meaning of CHMS ?

Couldn't tell you what it stands for, but they're a KO manufacturer.


Are they the same company that keeps the "KO Toys" website ?

No, but KO Toys seems to send them various color patterns to make.
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1222637)
Posted by Flux Convoy on May 15th, 2011 @ 3:39pm CDT
If Takara or Hasbro won't give us a proper MP Sunstorm I can live with that. The deco isn't correct there anyway. His head has never been orange or red.
:BOT:
Re: New Images Of IGear Masterpiece-Style Seekers (1222641)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on May 15th, 2011 @ 3:45pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:If Takara or Hasbro won't give us a proper MP Sunstorm I can live with that. The deco isn't correct there anyway. His head has never been orange or red.
:BOT:

That HAS to be just for prototype purposes. I refuse to believe even iGear could get that wrong.
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Posted by Gurgintius Maximus on August 28th, 2011 @ 2:09pm CDT
Just ordered Sunstorm today. Looking forward to this release. Have they updated the head from orange to black? If not, ill just put on the head from my Walmart Skywarp.

Kibble wrote: why don't they put the faction symbols on any of these? They can steal the design and character to a T, but using the insignia just so happens to cross the line?


Im kinda glad they did not put faction symbols on this particular seeker (Storm) since I dont think he was a Decepticon anyway right? At least as far as the DW comics are concerned, which I think are the only ones to actually acknowledge him as a character(as far as I know).

Anyone else getting this guy?
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