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TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images

Transformers News: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 1:37PM CDT

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TFC Toys have released official promotional images of their upcoming Hercules team members Dr. Crank (aka Hook) and Structor (aka Scrapper). Dr. Crank's images provide a nice up close shot of Herclules' head, which features a significant amount of red light piping. For those who were afraid Structor was going to come with a black shovel, have no fear, these images confirm a G1 accurate green. According to their weibo account we can expect pre-orders for both of these figures as early as this weekend. Images mirrored from the TFC Toys weibo account below.


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Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305754)
Posted by Requiem Prime on October 27th, 2011 @ 1:52pm CDT
I forgot how damn good these guys are at lightpiping.

Very nice. Let me pre-order.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305755)
Posted by Mkall on October 27th, 2011 @ 1:56pm CDT
magical. They must be shooting for a close release between these to figs. I can't wait.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305758)
Posted by bfett88 on October 27th, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
Nice, I wonder when these will ship. Since Heavylabor still hasn't shipped. Maybe December and then Janurary? Still no Pre-orders out there.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305761)
Posted by El Duque on October 27th, 2011 @ 2:07pm CDT
bfett88 wrote:Nice, I wonder when these will ship. Since Heavylabor still hasn't shipped. Maybe December and then Janurary? Still no Pre-orders out there.


They say we can expect pre-orders for both these as soon as this weekend.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305762)
Posted by Blurrz on October 27th, 2011 @ 2:08pm CDT
Primus have mercy on my fellow collector's wallets :)
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305763)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 27th, 2011 @ 2:13pm CDT
Their Devastator head/face is nice but looks way too Transformers Animated for my tastes. Doesn't match the look/feel of the individual bots.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305778)
Posted by ShadowGinrai on October 27th, 2011 @ 3:03pm CDT
The Devastator head looks great! I was hoping for the visor, but seeing this, I don't really need it. The translucent red cab on Dr. Hook's leg looks a bit out of place to me though. I kinda wish they went with black on srapper's shovel, but green is more G1 accurate so I won't argue. Can't wait to get these they both look great!! If both are coming up for pre-order soon, I might get my wish that they will come out faster. :CON:
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Posted by Lapse Of Reason on October 27th, 2011 @ 4:19pm CDT
Nice! I'm very happy with my choice to go with TFC over the MakeToys Devastator. The head sculpts on these last two are fantastic.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305811)
Posted by jlprime on October 27th, 2011 @ 4:43pm CDT
I'll definitely be pre-ordering these as soon as they become available
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Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 27th, 2011 @ 5:02pm CDT
Oh, that Devastator head is gorgeous. Both figures look great, too. Can't wait for these guys and Long Haul!
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305819)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 27th, 2011 @ 5:06pm CDT
bfett88 wrote:Nice, I wonder when these will ship. Since Heavylabor still hasn't shipped....


I got an email today from RobotKingdom saying mine had been shipped. TFClub revealed a month or so ago that Dr. Crank and Structor would ship in November and December, but since Heavylabor was pushed back a month it'll probably be December and January.

What we saw of MakeToy's Giant set at the Victoria hobby fair made me question my decision to go TFClub over them, but these images have reaffirmed by initial decision.

What a fickle being I am.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305821)
Posted by donnie_707 on October 27th, 2011 @ 5:14pm CDT
wow these guys look amazing! they definitely did not-scrapper justice. all this time ive been thinking to myself that i will just keep them in combined mode.....but after looking at the individual bots, they are truely worthy of being displayed(and played) with in their individual forms. awesome job, tfc!
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305840)
Posted by Mykltron on October 27th, 2011 @ 6:22pm CDT
OMG that one doesnt have feet!
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305861)
Posted by Stormrider on October 27th, 2011 @ 7:18pm CDT
These are the two best looking so far (in my opinion) but not a fan of the "no feet".
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305918)
Posted by Rated X on October 27th, 2011 @ 9:49pm CDT
I like em both. But Im no fan of the Devi head. I want the visor. I hope Renderform or I-Gear does an alternate cartoon accurate head for this guy. Also all the guns suck. Any 3rd party company out there wanna tale a shot at six G1 accurate guns ???
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305940)
Posted by moneycon on October 27th, 2011 @ 11:23pm CDT
all depends on price for me......I like what I've seen so far. A little turned off by no feet too though
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1305942)
Posted by bfett88 on October 27th, 2011 @ 11:26pm CDT
moneycon wrote:all depends on price for me......I like what I've seen so far. A little turned off by no feet too though


Ah.... So you have a foot fetish?
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306010)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 28th, 2011 @ 6:00am CDT
That is the sexiest head sculpt on a Transformer I've ever seen, even though Devastator actually has visor-eyes, not regular eyes. =P~ =P~ =P~
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Posted by moneycon on October 28th, 2011 @ 7:31am CDT
bfett88 wrote:
moneycon wrote:all depends on price for me......I like what I've seen so far. A little turned off by no feet too though


Ah.... So you have a foot fetish?

I've sucked on a few toes....... 8-}
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306033)
Posted by moneycon on October 28th, 2011 @ 7:54am CDT
I know they're not pricing this thing the same as....
http://www.robotkingdom.com/services/es ... tID=41_242
:shock:
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306052)
Posted by El Duque on October 28th, 2011 @ 9:51am CDT
Just pre-ordered Dr. Crank and Structor from Robotkingdom. Since I'm getting two of each figure I can form a Devastator with two Exgravers and two Structors in early December!
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306053)
Posted by moneycon on October 28th, 2011 @ 9:54am CDT
I didn't get a response...but are they pricing these guys the same as Exgraver and heavylabor...figures almost twice the size??!?!?

EDIT: I guess I'm losing my mind or something...I thought these were the Maketoys version...
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306082)
Posted by Kibble on October 28th, 2011 @ 11:56am CDT
Shadow Wing15 wrote:The Devastator head looks great! I was hoping for the visor, but seeing this, I don't really need it. The translucent red cab on Dr. Hook's leg looks a bit out of place to me though. I kinda wish they went with black on srapper's shovel, but green is more G1 accurate so I won't argue. Can't wait to get these they both look great!! If both are coming up for pre-order soon, I might get my wish that they will come out faster. :CON:


For shame! Two figs in, I was totally bailing on Herc had they went black there. Sounds like it may be painted green though, so if that ends up being the case and you really want it black...take the piece off, soak it in some 90% isopropyl alcohol, wipe the paint away. Either that or just enjoy your combined figure not looking ridiculous...your call. ;)
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306112)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on October 28th, 2011 @ 1:33pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I like em both. But Im no fan of the Devi head. I want the visor. I hope Renderform or I-Gear does an alternate cartoon accurate head for this guy. Also all the guns suck. Any 3rd party company out there wanna tale a shot at six G1 accurate guns ???


They made the guns look like that so that they can combine into a (G1 accurate) gun for Hercules.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306116)
Posted by Seibertron on October 28th, 2011 @ 1:50pm CDT
These items are now available for pre-order from site sponsor BigBadToyStore.com


Joel - BigBadToyStore wrote:---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Joel - BigBadToyStore
Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2011 at 1:33 PM
Subject: Hercules Dr. Crank and Structor listed
To: Joel - BigBadToyStore


Listed now

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/sear ... c+hercules



Thanks!
Joel Boblit
www.bigbadtoystore.com
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306132)
Posted by bfett88 on October 28th, 2011 @ 2:52pm CDT
Just pre-ordered from BBTS!!
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Posted by DMSL on October 28th, 2011 @ 3:56pm CDT
Both look great, but a few things i don't like;

Dr. Crank
- The hook looks like a clothes hanger, why not a normal silver painted hook, that would look a lot better than this stubby thing it has now.
- The robot face looks a bit odd, he looks grumpy or something.


Structor
- His arms should be all green as well as his back so the purple colour isn't visible in his vehicle mode. Other than that this figure is bloody perfect and with Exgraver my favourite as of now.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306161)
Posted by rpetras on October 28th, 2011 @ 4:10pm CDT
I ordered from RK.

Saved about $20 from the price at BBTS.

We shall see if the savings was actually worth it, but DAYMN-A-BUDA-BUDA-BUDA these look sweet!!!

I've kept the pages open to these images all day, and just keep going back to look at them.

I haven't been this excited for any TF product, official or 3rd party in a LONG, LONG time. :x
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Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 28th, 2011 @ 4:28pm CDT
Pre-ordered, can't wait for these guys. :D
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Posted by donnie_707 on October 28th, 2011 @ 4:31pm CDT
rpetras wrote:
I've kept the pages open to these images all day, and just keep going back to look at them.

I haven't been this excited for any TF product, official or 3rd party in a LONG, LONG time. :x


i am with you on that one! hasbro and takara has been dropping the ball lately. i am glad there are 3rd parties like tfc, fansproject, igear around. this figure alone has rekindled my collecting craze.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306310)
Posted by Rated X on October 28th, 2011 @ 11:35pm CDT
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Rated X wrote:I like em both. But Im no fan of the Devi head. I want the visor. I hope Renderform or I-Gear does an alternate cartoon accurate head for this guy. Also all the guns suck. Any 3rd party company out there wanna tale a shot at six G1 accurate guns ???


They made the guns look like that so that they can combine into a (G1 accurate) gun for Hercules.



I never knew that. In my opinion that was a horrible idea. They could have just molded a seperate gun with the kind of money were shelling out on this set. The guns didnt need to combine. It has always been acceptable for guns not to merge with the alt mode for storage. It is not considered cheating. Now were stuck with tube looking things for weapons. Oh help us Venksta with a set of six guns and a Devi head with a visor...
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Posted by Gauntlet101010 on October 29th, 2011 @ 8:24am CDT
It seems like the guns are the least important part of this project...
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Posted by Rated X on October 29th, 2011 @ 10:33am CDT
rpetras wrote:I ordered from RK.

Saved about $20 from the price at BBTS.



I used to believe Robot Kingdom was the answer to life. That is until I went to checkout and saw how high my shipping rate was. Everything you save on price gets gobbled up in shipping costs. If you place a really large order you might save 15-20 bucks. But for one or two figures you break even with BBTS prices. Plus BBTS helps you save on shipping with the pile of loot feature. Just a little friendly advice from someone who tried that route before.
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Posted by Kibble on October 29th, 2011 @ 1:47pm CDT
Except RK's shipped price is still cheaper than BBTS' base price. If you already have a POL brewin', fine, you're only going to save a few bucks with RK. But if you're starting from scratch or plan to ship as they come in, you're going to save at least $10...not to mention you'll probably have yours in hand about the same time as BBTS is just getting their stock (if not sooner) so you get to bypass their always increasing warehouse period and the additional shipping wait. There are advantages to BBTS, but price and speed aren't some of them.

And FWIW, I think the combining gun deal is bad-ass...
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 29th, 2011 @ 2:50pm CDT
Went to RK and added both figures to my cart for shits and giggles and it only came to a $14 savings which I feel is a decent price to deal with a domestic company.
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Posted by donnie_707 on October 29th, 2011 @ 5:40pm CDT
+1 on bbts because they are based in the usa. if anything goes wrong with the order it will be easier dealing with domestic retailer. even tho i do think that their prices are wacked some times.
Re: TFC Toys Dr. Crank and Structor Official Images (1306566)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 29th, 2011 @ 7:37pm CDT
I like the combining gun idea. And the individual ones look fine, too.
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