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New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker

Transformers News: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker

Sunday, May 8th, 2011 11:13AM CDT

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I-Gear have updated their facebook page with new images that give us our first look at their upcoming KO Masterpiece Seeker in Sunstorm colours.

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There are also two images showing a blue coloured KO labelled "PP03C"

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The Sunstorm coloured KO is available exclusively at site sponsor TFSource, you can view thier pre-order page for this by clicking here. No word on when and where the blue Seeker will be available.
Credit(s): i-Gear
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Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1218848)
Posted by NamelessOne on May 8th, 2011 @ 11:33am CDT
Good on 'em.

I know there's a lot of hate towards iGear and some of their out-and-out copying of IP, but TakHas has had years to get their act together and release the official versions. Instead we get Bumblebee variants out the wazoo.

I have Thrust and Ramjet on preorder with iGear at the moment, am tempted to get this too, but the completeist in me would have to get Dirge then as well :???:
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1218859)
Posted by g60force on May 8th, 2011 @ 12:09pm CDT
Ahhhh FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU..... you I-Gear this means "all my money are belong to you" :sad:
I already got all MP's possible except the 2dark primes Mp-01B / Mp-04S
As already stated even though Takara Mp-03 is dark-green I can finally have a goal for him as it sits in jet-mode.
He can finally come out of hiding with these 2 rainmaker brothers...

meaning this year I-Gear gets my money for: 3x coneheads 2x rainmaker (maybe even an extra lime green rainmaker)
I've allready said it once the MP SS mold has much repaint potential...
-more accurate Acid Storm when you don't want to use Mp-03 Takara
-Midwarp Skywarp (half clear / electrics (working?) / colored)
-Cartoon acurate Skywarp
-Cartoon accurate Thundercracker
-another better accurate Starscream including the I-Gear leg kibble fix
-Purple Clone Seeker
-Shattered Glass Seekers
-Complete Clear seekers
-Silver Seekers
-Golden Seekers

I'll probably forget some though 8)
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1218881)
Posted by tmk9883 on May 8th, 2011 @ 1:22pm CDT
Hmm, I may be able to use the blue one as a standin for Thundercracker. Cant get myself to open that one up.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219003)
Posted by Neurie on May 8th, 2011 @ 7:11pm CDT
Under international copyright law as long as there are 21 differences(even down to a 1mm change) then the product is not considered a knock off and does not breach IP laws. Hence Hasbro/Takara can do nothing to stop I Gear releasing these.

People that want them will get them those who dont wont. No point complianing as they are technically perfectly legal, unlike the reverse engineered Gen 1 reissues byt third party companies(but it does make you think if some tiny little china company can make an almost perfect reproduction of the Gen 1 Dino bots, how comes Takara/Hasbro say it would be too expensive).

Anyway, these look really nice, sadly I wont be buying them as I have run out space totally now.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219101)
Posted by El Duque on May 8th, 2011 @ 11:40pm CDT
As a follow-up to the vehicle mode images of iGear's upcoming PP03 Storm and PP03 Current we showed you yesterday, here are images of the pair in robot mode. These images reveal that a comlink similar to the one featured on MP-01 has been added to his forearm. Keep in mind these images are of prototypes and the final products may vary. The images mirrored below were just posted by iGear to their facebook page.

PP03 Storm is available for pre-order at site sponsor TFsource.

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Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219127)
Posted by Hans on May 9th, 2011 @ 1:46am CDT
Well, the robotmode is an improvement over Takara's design. No longer are the tailfins hanging from the hips, but on all their MP's (already ordered the Coneheads) they've put the tailfins on the legs, as they should be. I think it looks much better, giving more balance to the design. The legs on the Takara versions are too thin.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219128)
Posted by Editor on May 9th, 2011 @ 1:56am CDT
It's not a bad design, but I'm happy with my classics Sunstorm.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219212)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 9th, 2011 @ 9:22am CDT
Wings attaching to the legs now is a H*U*G*E win.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219214)
Posted by juxtapose519 on May 9th, 2011 @ 9:22am CDT
Am I missing something here? How does this make a complete rainmakers set? We all know that Sunstorm is not the yellow rainmaker, right? Or are we just under the assumption that a yellow one and possibly Acid Storm are coming?
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219237)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on May 9th, 2011 @ 10:10am CDT
If they're making a blue one, I'd assume they either erroneously count Sunstorm as Mr. Yellow and Takara's Screamer as Acid Storm or will be making their own of both.

I tend to think Hasbro/Takara could sue iGear if they wanted to. That if part being the key here. There's other things they could do ... if they wanted to. But they haven't so far which makes me think it isn't worth their time.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219245)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 9th, 2011 @ 10:44am CDT
I wish Hasbro/Takara would PLAN to release a seeker lineup.... sell them in consecutive waves over a year. Why not tell kids they belong as "a set"....and encourage collecting?

- Starscream
- Thundercracker AND Skywarp 2 pack
- Rainmaker 3 pack (store exclusive)

Having to wait years for Classics Thundercracker — or never in the case of Animated, Masterpiece — is frustrating to fans.

It also reminds me... when you have great characters/personalities, the fans will excuse repaints... even be upset when they aren't released.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219250)
Posted by ae_productions on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:03am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I wish Hasbro/Takara would PLAN to release a seeker lineup.... sell them in consecutive waves over a year. Why not tell kids they belong as "a set"....and encourage collecting?

- Starscream
- Thundercracker AND Skywarp 2 pack
- Rainmaker 3 pack (store exclusive)

Having to wait years for Classics Thundercracker — or never in the case of Animated, Masterpiece — is frustrating to fans.

It also reminds me... when you have great characters/personalities, the fans will excuse repaints... even be upset when they aren't released.


Takara did release an MP Thundercracker, but Hasbro never did and probably never will. MP Skywarp was a shelfwarmer at Walmart and they had to be clearanced out...although that figure is now fetching MSRP now on auction sites.

Takara/Tomy is more interested in releasing a 5th version of Optimus (convoy) than they are New characters. I seriously doubt they will EVER release the coneheads, the rainmakers, or varients such as Skywarp in mid warp (nod to Rumble/frenzy's custom). That's why I love that igear is stepping up to the plate.

I have several of their PP01 Faith Leader (mini MP Prime), and he rocks. Fits right in with my classics figures.

Personally, I will probably buy every single one of the seekers that igear releases. I'm stoked about the blue seeker rainmaker, the coneheads, and especially sunstorm.

Thank you iGear for giving fans what they want.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219253)
Posted by Rated X on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:07am CDT
Wiuld look alot better without the red. Leave it orange like the figures.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219257)
Posted by gothsaurus on May 9th, 2011 @ 11:17am CDT
ae_productions wrote:Takara did release an MP Thundercracker, but Hasbro never did and probably never will.


Yeah, I actually had Hasbro and USA in my sentence but took it out to keep it from being too long a rant. Thanks for clarifying for the thread.

AND I agree, I'm glad SOMEBODY is doing the coneheads. Ordered them, as well as sunstorm.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1219748)
Posted by MegaHammerTron on May 10th, 2011 @ 5:31am CDT
They literally have hundreds of characters to choose from. Why is it always the same handful of characters every year?

These do look very nice.

I hope this helps Hasbro and Takara wake up to the realities of what fans want.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1222222)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on May 14th, 2011 @ 10:53pm CDT
Not digging the colors. At all.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1222478)
Posted by Kibble on May 15th, 2011 @ 10:55am CDT
Neurie wrote:Under international copyright law as long as there are 21 differences(even down to a 1mm change) then the product is not considered a knock off and does not breach IP laws. Hence Hasbro/Takara can do nothing to stop I Gear releasing these.

People that want them will get them those who dont wont. No point complianing as they are technically perfectly legal, unlike the reverse engineered Gen 1 reissues byt third party companies(but it does make you think if some tiny little china company can make an almost perfect reproduction of the Gen 1 Dino bots, how comes Takara/Hasbro say it would be too expensive).

Anyway, these look really nice, sadly I wont be buying them as I have run out space totally now.

I highly doubt these would be considered "legal", but they're manufactured in a land where those laws don't apply so it's a moot point.
Re: New Images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "Blue" Rainmaker (1222562)
Posted by alternator77 on May 15th, 2011 @ 1:35pm CDT
what they need to do is actually produce at least a couple of seekers for a review and criticism showing us what amounts to 6 or 7 new seeker repaints does no good if i cant be assured of their quality ecpecially at 130 a piece.