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New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm

Transformers News: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010 8:55PM CST

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New images of the upcoming Fansproject Protector armor and add-on Targetmaster Sidearm have been posted by ACToys.net by site member Laotang. These new images show the complete set in even closer detail including Rodimus diplayed with all of the parts that become his Convoy appendages, several views of the trailer attached to Rodimus in alt mode, close-ups of the Guardian roller, and Sidearm sitting in the trailer's base/cannon mode. We also get a few pictures of the comic included with the set that doubles as the instructions along with the now familiar Parallax packaging.

The images below are mirrored from the gallery on ACToys. To view all the images, click HERE.

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Credit(s): ACToys.net, Laotang, El Duque
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Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153266)
Posted by chrisc4 on December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:08pm CST
barnicles! dirty barnicles! im starting to give in on this! too bad i have challenge at cybertron hot rod :BOOM:
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153270)
Posted by It Is Him on December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:12pm CST
The more I see of this kit, the more I dislike the head sculpt, and the more I believe the Classics toy is better off without it.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153271)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:12pm CST
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153278)
Posted by DISCHARGE on December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:24pm CST
Do the wheels on the trailer not touch the ground? It just looks odd to me in that first pic.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153280)
Posted by DevastaTTor on December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:29pm CST
amcgrath929 wrote:Epic!

btw, viewtopic.php?f=4&t=71408

Wondered how I missed that until I saw it wasn't posted in the right forum. News credited now though.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153285)
Posted by WarGraver on December 2nd, 2010 @ 9:54pm CST
It Is Him wrote:The more I see of this kit, the more I dislike the head sculpt, and the more I believe the Classics toy is better off without it.


His head makes him look something like a Mexican wrestler. I kind of like it, though. Sets him apart.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153288)
Posted by MGrotusque on December 2nd, 2010 @ 10:01pm CST
i'm still VERY on the fence with this release. Some of it looks great and other things don't. It;s not as complete a success to me visually as City Commander was.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153293)
Posted by El Duque on December 2nd, 2010 @ 10:21pm CST
DevastaTTor wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:Epic!

btw, viewtopic.php?f=4&t=71408

Wondered how I missed that until I saw it wasn't posted in the right forum. News credited now though.


Sorry about that. :oops:
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153294)
Posted by LiKwid on December 2nd, 2010 @ 10:22pm CST
Im in love..Im so ordering 2 of these..... :KREMZEEK: Im somewhat surprised though by the color, it's alot more accurate than I thought it would be...
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153301)
Posted by Court Jester on December 2nd, 2010 @ 10:45pm CST
Looks like a hell of alot of fun to mess with. I'll be using Henkei Roddy with the set as the orange hood will break up the red more in alt mode (not to mention the classics' flames don't seem to fit - barring an included decal sheet) . So umm... whats the word on the production of Shadow Scythe? I sense a delay - no prob they made good on their promise for Protector under the tree this year.
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Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153323)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 3rd, 2010 @ 1:08am CST
Awesome, looking forward to receiving mine when these start shipping. I still wish it could come out later because Christmas is a terrible time, but that's okay.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153331)
Posted by Berserker Prime on December 3rd, 2010 @ 2:53am CST
Cant wait to get my hands on this. My Rodimus needs an upgrade bad. Im likin sidearm a lot too. Very nice.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153333)
Posted by Mykltron on December 3rd, 2010 @ 3:36am CST
Head is weird. Knee joint is now one quarter of the way down the leg. Joint for spreading arms is in the middle of the bicep.

Pass.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153344)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 3rd, 2010 @ 5:29am CST
The head is odd, but no more so than City Commander. It'll grow on me.

I didn't notice the wheels didn't touch the ground. Ouch. Well, since I didn't notice that anywhere before, maybe it's just on this one product. It's not a deal breaker.

The proportion problems are inherent in this type of thing. CC's shoulders bother me as well, in terms of proportion. But I'm used to seeing these sort of things on TFs. Still MUCH better than Titanium Rodimus (who is my Rodimus Prime ... for now).
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153348)
Posted by El Duque on December 3rd, 2010 @ 6:58am CST
As thorough as FP is I doubt the wheels don't touch the ground. Not sure what's going on in the pic, but I'm not too concerned about it.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153375)
Posted by Rated X on December 3rd, 2010 @ 9:07am CST
If Fansproject repaints it to match the Challenge at Cybertron Rodimus's red color, ill buy it. They would be stupid not to, half of the Rodimus's out there are bright red. Didnt they repaint the city commander set in dark grey then again in black and purple ???
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153384)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 3rd, 2010 @ 9:41am CST
I'm loving the new way the trailer transforms into the fixed cannon station. Looks a lot less top-heavy. However I am disappointed that it doesn't appear as though Protector's Roller (can't remember it's actual name) can be deployed straight from trailer mode. A minor technicality.

The head is a little odd, but I agree with Gauntlet101010. When you think about it, City Commander's head wasn't perfect. It kind of had a pouting supermodel look to it. Getting quite excited for this set now.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153396)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on December 3rd, 2010 @ 10:34am CST
Rated X wrote:If Fansproject repaints it to match the Challenge at Cybertron Rodimus's red color, ill buy it. They would be stupid not to, half of the Rodimus's out there are bright red. Didnt they repaint the city commander set in dark grey then again in black and purple ???



They repainted it for the Nemisis prime repaint of the mold(Shadow Commander), then an exclusive red, blue, and yellow repaint for TFCon(Powered Commander), and then lastly, a somewhat controversial repaint of the TFCon exclusive with chrome bits for the Japanese market(DIA Powered Commander).

So it is possible to see more than just the Shadow Scythe repaint out of this mold.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153407)
Posted by Court Jester on December 3rd, 2010 @ 11:30am CST
I'd have to agree. With as much money that went into the metal mold, they've gotta get as much out of it until it breaks. FansProject scans all boards from all countries. There is a desire for a laser sword version re-release (think: CC missiles/rifle rebox or pouch kit) and the Fun Publications Side Burn has Sentinel Prime upgrade homage written all over it. I just hope FansProject doesn't end up with more variations than they can sell. I'm buying both Protector and Scythe because I have the figs for 'em. Its gotten too pricey, so my collecting days are drawing to a close. You gotta remember this is a group of fans that have invested their own money with a minimal profit gain. The only thing I would buy instantly from them would be a Devastator upgrade - Then I'm calling it quits.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153452)
Posted by munkimus prime on December 3rd, 2010 @ 2:40pm CST
I cannot wait for this to be under my tree on christmas day.

What with the TFCC Sideburn being released, a blue repaint of the Protector is almost inevitable. Sideburnimus Prime will be awesome. Do it Fansproject Do it, I know you want to. 8-}
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153548)
Posted by craggy on December 3rd, 2010 @ 8:10pm CST
hmm. i'm getting it for Challenge At Cybertron Hot Rod. Maybe a bit too light, but worst case scenario, I end up selling it on. There's still a good likelihood that it'll be ok. Hot Rod(imus) isn't exactly one for a consistent colour-scheme now anyway, is he?

Not-Firebolt looks pretty darn nice, glad I'm getting that. For the price of the thing, I think more Targetmasters would sell well.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153557)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on December 3rd, 2010 @ 8:22pm CST
A lighter Hot Rod might look funny in vehicle mode witht he thing, but I don't think it'd look too bad in robot mode.

And people might be right; they may make another one. They are FANSprojects after all. And if they don't perhapse the KO people will.

I dunno why people are surprised by the gun platform. This is basically a better City Commander. The BFG is a flaw withing CC that Roddy shares. I don't think you could have something like a trailer that becomes ALL of the armor without it being overly bulky.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1153646)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on December 4th, 2010 @ 6:03am CST
Yes Protecter looks Awesome but I want to see more pics off the Sidearm in robot mode.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1154322)
Posted by Syndrome on December 6th, 2010 @ 6:40am CST
It doesn't look like any of the wheels are touching the ground Hot Rod's wheels included, so the figure might just be sitting on top of something in that picture.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1154724)
Posted by zodconvoy on December 7th, 2010 @ 7:01am CST
Rodimus Minor wrote:Yes Protecter looks Awesome but I want to see more pics off the Sidearm in robot mode.


BBTS just updated their pics yesterday with the clearest Sidearm photo to date. LINK!
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1154760)
Posted by kirbenvost on December 7th, 2010 @ 9:18am CST
zodconvoy wrote:
Rodimus Minor wrote:Yes Protecter looks Awesome but I want to see more pics off the Sidearm in robot mode.


BBTS just updated their pics yesterday with the clearest Sidearm photo to date. LINK!


And he looks lovely. I count 12 separate parts in that little targetmaster. That's impressive. :D
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1154777)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on December 7th, 2010 @ 9:57am CST
zodconvoy wrote:
Rodimus Minor wrote:Yes Protecter looks Awesome but I want to see more pics off the Sidearm in robot mode.


BBTS just updated their pics yesterday with the clearest Sidearm photo to date. LINK!



Thanks for the link Zodconvoy he looks great
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1154929)
Posted by craggy on December 7th, 2010 @ 5:48pm CST
snyarf! that's a nice Targetmaster. I wonder if it's only $10 because it's an add-on for Protector of if FP could make more of this quality at that price? If so, Fracas me up, FP! (and make a bunch more while you're at it, Kup could do with a Targetmaster and if they went the Mini-con triple changer route, I could see loads of them being done. Heck if it was possible for them to do it, I'd be willing to bet one a month for a year or so would probably sell!)

edit: BBTS's pics also appear to have Challenge at Cybertron (or the 2pack) Hot Roddy Rodimus Prime in the Protector armour and it looks pretty nice. not a perfect match, but as good as official stuff is sometimes.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1154958)
Posted by feeiq90 on December 7th, 2010 @ 8:13pm CST
i supposed for fracas FP could remold sidearm a bit???u know,add a 3mm clip to attach to scourge head..owh and for kup too.. :-B
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155609)
Posted by ang3l3s on December 9th, 2010 @ 8:00am CST
What are the chances of a clear armor to go with crystal roddy???
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155618)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on December 9th, 2010 @ 8:41am CST
ang3l3s wrote:What are the chances of a clear armor to go with crystal roddy???



Not high but it might happen but it won't be cheap
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155621)
Posted by Mach on December 9th, 2010 @ 8:57am CST
Got mine today....


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Without the head scuplt, Roddy is more handsome!
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Head on! :BANG_HEAD:
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Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155631)
Posted by zodconvoy on December 9th, 2010 @ 9:33am CST
Mach wrote:Got mine today....


That's awesome, Mach! Did you get Sidearm too? I'm dying to see the crossbow mode!
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155634)
Posted by Mach on December 9th, 2010 @ 9:49am CST
zodconvoy wrote:
Mach wrote:Got mine today....


That's awesome, Mach! Did you get Sidearm too? I'm dying to see the crossbow mode!


I did.... But is midnight for me here.... So I can only play with the side arm tomorrow.... Post some photos on it then....
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155643)
Posted by zodconvoy on December 9th, 2010 @ 10:07am CST
Mach wrote:I did.... But is midnight for me here.... So I can only play with the side arm tomorrow.... Post some photos on it then....


Sweet! Looking forward to them.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155658)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on December 9th, 2010 @ 10:59am CST
Mach wrote:
zodconvoy wrote:
Mach wrote:Got mine today....


That's awesome, Mach! Did you get Sidearm too? I'm dying to see the crossbow mode!


I did.... But is midnight for me here.... So I can only play with the side arm tomorrow.... Post some photos on it then....


Wow you are so lucky what site did you get it from I am so jelouse :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155663)
Posted by zodconvoy on December 9th, 2010 @ 11:10am CST
Rodimus Minor wrote:Wow you are so lucky what site did you get it from I am so jelouse :BANG_HEAD:


He's in Malaysia so any number of ways we can't.

It's cool though. I won't have the money for it until the 17th anyway so BBTS can drag its heels.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1155672)
Posted by feeiq90 on December 9th, 2010 @ 11:35am CST
n im getting him next week~!!yay!!! :grin:
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1156051)
Posted by craggy on December 10th, 2010 @ 12:48pm CST
my order was changed to "processing" I wonder if this suggests the delivery is in?
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1156075)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on December 10th, 2010 @ 1:58pm CST
craggy wrote:my order was changed to "processing" I wonder if this suggests the delivery is in?

I should think so, since most places won't charge your credit card until it arrives.

I had a preorder on BBTS for Encore Omega Supreme. Logged in one day, found it was processing, and within the hour I had confirmation that it had arrived and been paid for. However, interestingly, the status on the site wasn't changed from "preorder" to "in stock" for several days.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1156101)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on December 10th, 2010 @ 3:03pm CST
craggy wrote:my order was changed to "processing" I wonder if this suggests the delivery is in?



What site :grin:
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1156116)
Posted by craggy on December 10th, 2010 @ 3:25pm CST
Rodimus Minor wrote:
craggy wrote:my order was changed to "processing" I wonder if this suggests the delivery is in?



What site :grin:


Kapow. who, WeatherManNX01, charged when I placed the pre-order.
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1156121)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on December 10th, 2010 @ 4:21pm CST
craggy wrote:
Rodimus Minor wrote:
craggy wrote:my order was changed to "processing" I wonder if this suggests the delivery is in?



What site :grin:


Kapow. who, WeatherManNX01, charged when I placed the pre-order.


I pre-orderd mine off Kapow but mine hasn't changed yet
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1156148)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on December 10th, 2010 @ 5:51pm CST
craggy wrote:
Rodimus Minor wrote:
craggy wrote:my order was changed to "processing" I wonder if this suggests the delivery is in?



What site :grin:


Kapow. who, WeatherManNX01, charged when I placed the pre-order.

Aha.

And this is why I stated that "most" (and thus not "all") do not charge. ;)
Re: New Images of the Upcoming Fansproject Protector Armor and Sidearm (1156150)
Posted by craggy on December 10th, 2010 @ 5:54pm CST
WeatherManNX01 wrote:
craggy wrote:
Rodimus Minor wrote:
craggy wrote:my order was changed to "processing" I wonder if this suggests the delivery is in?



What site :grin:


Kapow. who, WeatherManNX01, charged when I placed the pre-order.

Aha.

And this is why I stated that "most" (and thus not "all") do not charge. ;)


TF online pre-ordering, it's a funny old game.
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