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Transformers News: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots?

Monday, March 5th, 2012 9:31AM CST

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Some interesting Technobot concept sketches have been posted by Xiao Red (who always seems to have the inside track on TFC Toys info) over on ACToys. It appears third-party toy company TFC Toys may be considering the Technobots as their next Transformers related project. This would also be consistent with the hints they dropped on their facebook page about their next project featuring red and white on each figure. The concept sketches for Afterburner, Strafe, Lightspeed, and Nosecone are mirrored below. This should be treated as a rumor for the moment. As we all know by now third-party companies are notorious for teasing and starting projects that never see fruition.


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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355073)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 5th, 2012 @ 10:05am CST
I will not be able to resist this...Ho-ly crap.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355074)
Posted by Mkall on March 5th, 2012 @ 10:07am CST
Well this is indeed good news to wake up to.

I wonder how scale is going to work out? Either way it's going to be awesome!
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355076)
Posted by Blackstreak on March 5th, 2012 @ 10:19am CST
:APPLAUSE:
:KREMZEEK:
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355077)
Posted by worldsgreatest on March 5th, 2012 @ 10:20am CST
This would be so awesome. Fingers crossed.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355080)
Posted by Prime Evil on March 5th, 2012 @ 10:22am CST
If each figure for this set cost as much as each figure as the Hercules set, I'm out. I would like this, but definitely not WANT this. He's not that important.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355082)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on March 5th, 2012 @ 10:24am CST
The Technobots aren't on my want list, so it's an easy pass.

What happened to their Dinobots? Not that I wanted them, but it's weird that they aren't moving forward with those first.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355094)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on March 5th, 2012 @ 11:03am CST
Mkall wrote:Well this is indeed good news to wake up to.

I wonder how scale is going to work out? Either way it's going to be awesome!


Hopefully all the limbs as deluxe (sold 2 at a time?) and Scattorshot as (near) Ultra class. I'm excited to see a Scattorshot that ISN'T based on TF Cybertron Scattorshot.

Gauntlet101010 wrote:The Technobots aren't on my want list, so it's an easy pass.

What happened to their Dinobots? Not that I wanted them, but it's weird that they aren't moving forward with those first.


The Dinobot combiner seemed to receive a lot of flak here. I think with the success of Hercules it makes sense that they want to work on a G1-based combiner.


All in all, I haven't seen a Computron since the original. If it's designed with just a little of the greatness of Hercules, then I CAN'T WAIT.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355095)
Posted by Mkall on March 5th, 2012 @ 11:07am CST
DecepticonFinishline wrote:
Mkall wrote:Well this is indeed good news to wake up to.

I wonder how scale is going to work out? Either way it's going to be awesome!


Hopefully all the limbs as deluxe (sold 2 at a time?) and Scattorshot as (near) Ultra class. I'm excited to see a Scattorshot that ISN'T based on TF Cybertron Scattorshot.

I'm kinda hoping for the opposite actually; I'm hoping that they'll be scout/deluxe figures so the end result could be in scale with all the other combiners, but I'm doubting that's the case. TFC's going for their own scale I think.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355097)
Posted by DMSL on March 5th, 2012 @ 11:11am CST
If these are going to be as good or better than Hercules/not constructicons i'm getting them all. Though i hope the colours will be G1 accurate i woulden't mind if they were all red with white details. Apart from Scattershot and Strafe that is they should definately be all white with red details.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355099)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on March 5th, 2012 @ 11:14am CST
Mkall wrote:
DecepticonFinishline wrote:
Mkall wrote:Well this is indeed good news to wake up to.

I wonder how scale is going to work out? Either way it's going to be awesome!


Hopefully all the limbs as deluxe (sold 2 at a time?) and Scattorshot as (near) Ultra class. I'm excited to see a Scattorshot that ISN'T based on TF Cybertron Scattorshot.

I'm kinda hoping for the opposite actually; I'm hoping that they'll be scout/deluxe figures so the end result could be in scale with all the other combiners, but I'm doubting that's the case. TFC's going for their own scale I think.


I love their new scale! I want them all! I want the top of my shelf to house several leviathans!!! :BOWDOWN: :BOWDOWN:
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355103)
Posted by DrLegend on March 5th, 2012 @ 11:21am CST
:DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:

This is fantastic news! Computron was the one combiner I never owned yet always wanted. With the rumors of Fansproject wanting to make Stunticons, I'm happy to see that they're not trying to double dip.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355105)
Posted by Kibble on March 5th, 2012 @ 11:29am CST
Gauntlet101010 wrote:The Technobots aren't on my want list, so it's an easy pass.

What happened to their Dinobots? Not that I wanted them, but it's weird that they aren't moving forward with those first.


Before they actually released Herc, TFC was really good at announcing things and less good at getting the damn things out.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355114)
Posted by Rated X on March 5th, 2012 @ 12:01pm CST
Mkall wrote:
DecepticonFinishline wrote:
Mkall wrote:Well this is indeed good news to wake up to.

I wonder how scale is going to work out? Either way it's going to be awesome!


Hopefully all the limbs as deluxe (sold 2 at a time?) and Scattorshot as (near) Ultra class. I'm excited to see a Scattorshot that ISN'T based on TF Cybertron Scattorshot.

I'm kinda hoping for the opposite actually; I'm hoping that they'll be scout/deluxe figures so the end result could be in scale with all the other combiners, but I'm doubting that's the case. TFC's going for their own scale I think.


Im pretty confident it will be 4 scouts/deluxes and a voyager. This is not a 6 member team like the Constructicon set. Plus, as we saw in the Michael Bay films, construction vechicles are huge. That is what they probally were thinking when they made Hercules so huge. But I think complaints about Hercules price to make them scale down a bit. Best part is this opens up the door for Abominus. :D
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355119)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 5th, 2012 @ 12:29pm CST
If it's in scale with Superion and Bruticus, maybe. If it's Herc scaled they just not getting my money. >:oP
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355120)
Posted by --B-- on March 5th, 2012 @ 12:31pm CST
I really hope this is somewhat affordable, Computron was one of the few G1's that I had complete since I got them as a kid, and was truly disappointed the day I had to let him go.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355147)
Posted by Daggor on March 5th, 2012 @ 1:52pm CST
Strafe was always one of my favorite toys - a simple transformation, but I'd love to see an update.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355150)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on March 5th, 2012 @ 2:03pm CST
Prime Evil wrote:If each figure for this set cost as much as each figure as the Hercules set, I'm out. I would like this, but definitely not WANT this. He's not that important.


Right, what he said! ;)^ :VEHI:
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355171)
Posted by kirbenvost on March 5th, 2012 @ 2:47pm CST
Interesting. :-? I can't say Computron is high on my list of wanted figures, but G1 Afterburner was one of my first Transformers ever... so I'm curious about how this will turn out.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355192)
Posted by RiddlerJ on March 5th, 2012 @ 3:27pm CST
I see Nosecone and Strafe recolored into Twin Twist and Top Spin.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355196)
Posted by DevastaTTor on March 5th, 2012 @ 3:39pm CST
I'm interested if for no other reason than my "classic" Autobots are becoming painfully out-numbered. Do hope the scale isn't too huge; would prefer this Bruticus scaled versus another Hercules-sized beast.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355197)
Posted by cylor on March 5th, 2012 @ 3:41pm CST
DevastaTTor wrote:would prefer this Bruticus scaled versus another Hercules-sized beast.


^This
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355203)
Posted by Mkall on March 5th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CST
Let's be realistic here - we won't be seeing these guys for at least another year. TFC has so many projects either announced or in prototype stage:

Off the top of my head:
Dino-Combiner
StarCats combiner
PCC limbs
Reflector
Abominus (sketches seen last year)
and now sketches for Protectobots.
I'm sure there's some targetoids or something right?

At this stage after my initial excitement wore off, I will not get excited until I see prototype images.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355205)
Posted by rpetras on March 5th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CST
I'm very down with this.

I'd buy versions of all the combiners from these guys!
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355206)
Posted by Hoitytoity on March 5th, 2012 @ 3:47pm CST
Considering their track record as far as Hercules is concerned, holy dinosaur marbles I am beyond stoked. Computron was always my favorite Autobot combiner :3
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355211)
Posted by funeralthirst7 on March 5th, 2012 @ 4:05pm CST
I'm hoping that this is not as large as Hercules. Afterburner should be nowhere near the size of a construction vehicle.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355219)
Posted by combiner711 on March 5th, 2012 @ 4:30pm CST
Damn Yeah!!! :DANCE: Now we are talking! But whats gonna ba the scale of it? :grin:
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355228)
Posted by acchillyaout on March 5th, 2012 @ 5:15pm CST
This could also be a hint for :CON: MENASOR :CON: . 2 of these teased drawings look like some figures from my set of STUNTICONS. That would be totally cool.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355230)
Posted by acchillyaout on March 5th, 2012 @ 5:18pm CST
sorry, hit button twice.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355243)
Posted by El Duque on March 5th, 2012 @ 5:46pm CST
acchillyaout wrote:This could also be a hint for :CON: MENASOR :CON: . 2 of these teased drawings look like some figures from my set of STUNTICONS. That would be totally cool.


If your Menasor has two bots that look like the ones shown here then you either have the KO Menasor that came with two Technobots or a mismatched G1 Menasor. Here's what the real Menasor looks like.

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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355246)
Posted by LiKwid on March 5th, 2012 @ 5:52pm CST
~opens seperate account named" TFC funds"~

Just show me where to pay TFC =D
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355247)
Posted by TheTigerKing84 on March 5th, 2012 @ 5:53pm CST
I'd be more interested in The Stunticons and Menasor. Motormaster would need some serious reimagining, Maybe Have the trailer turn into a weapon platform? Not looking for 100% G1 accuracy, But a cool modern version like Fansproject Bruticus/Superion .
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355248)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on March 5th, 2012 @ 5:54pm CST
DevastaTTor wrote:I'm interested if for no other reason than my "classic" Autobots are becoming painfully out-numbered.



I was considering it for the same reason.


Then I remembered I couldn't care less about any of the Autobot Combiners. None of them ever appealed to me beyond doing all sorts of wrongidy-wrong combinations with their limbs and Decepticon Scramble City combiners.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355249)
Posted by Scud on March 5th, 2012 @ 6:10pm CST
My favorite Autobot combiner set by far! Love my Hercules, bring it on!
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355253)
Posted by wewyllenium on March 5th, 2012 @ 6:19pm CST
I am all for this. Good on TFC. :D
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355292)
Posted by T3c4x3r0 on March 5th, 2012 @ 8:46pm CST
I am soo excited. I really hope hope this comes to fruition (and I can afford it). Thank you TFC TOYS.I am soo excited. Thank You TFC Toys. Hopefully it comes to fruition (and I can afford it).
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355293)
Posted by T3c4x3r0 on March 5th, 2012 @ 8:49pm CST
TheTigerKing84 wrote:I'd be more interested in The Stunticons and Menasor. Motormaster would need some serious reimagining, Maybe Have the trailer turn into a weapon platform? Not looking for 100% G1 accuracy, But a cool modern version like Fansproject Bruticus/Superion .


Although I would love to see this also, I personally would love to have the technobots first. So, both please TFC TOYS(man my wallet is going to hate me lol)!!
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355333)
Posted by quickmixed on March 5th, 2012 @ 11:48pm CST
Am I one of the few who actually want this to be in scale with Herc? I know it would mean making Scattershot near on Leader class but part of Hercules awesomeness was his sheer size and bulk. I know it would be more affordable but I would love it if it was around the same size.

I had previously thought that TFC would make more combiner teams but stick with 6 figs all the same size like Herc. They could push out Monstructor, Raiden even do a Piranacon.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355353)
Posted by xyl360 on March 6th, 2012 @ 2:19am CST
quickmixed wrote:Am I one of the few who actually want this to be in scale with Herc? I know it would mean making Scattershot near on Leader class but part of Hercules awesomeness was his sheer size and bulk. I know it would be more affordable but I would love it if it was around the same size.

I had previously thought that TFC would make more combiner teams but stick with 6 figs all the same size like Herc. They could push out Monstructor, Raiden even do a Piranacon.

No argument here. I'd love to have a Technobots set around Voyager size, just like big bad Herc.

Computron is by far my fav Autobot combiner, so regardless of cost, if TFC does this, I am instantly all over it.

I just hope they do the Terrorcons afterwards ;).
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355372)
Posted by Sodan-1 on March 6th, 2012 @ 6:29am CST
Yeah, I'll take some TFC flavoured Technobot action.

I hope they're slightly smaller than TFC's Constructicons. I've always felt Devastator should be the biggest of all the gestalts, plus they'd hopefully be a bit cheaper. However I don't want the individual figures to be as small as Munitioner or Explorer, so four deluxes and a voyager/ultra will work for me.

I'm not too keen on this idea of them all being red and white though. If you're going to do a job then at least do it right.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355380)
Posted by Oilspill on March 6th, 2012 @ 7:35am CST
This would be awesome! Technobots are definitely my favourite Autobot combiners. I don't care if it is Hercules scale or FP Bruticus scale (though would prefer FP Bruticus scale).

The TFC Constructicons were fantastic. I hope that this project goes somewhere quickly.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355394)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on March 6th, 2012 @ 8:45am CST
DevastaTTor wrote:I'm interested if for no other reason than my "classic" Autobots are becoming painfully out-numbered.


Yours are outnumbered? Mine are nowhere near! Well, close, but still.

Sodan-1 wrote:Yeah, I'll take some TFC flavoured Technobot action.

I hope they're slightly smaller than TFC's Constructicons. I've always felt Devastator should be the biggest of all the gestalts, plus they'd hopefully be a bit cheaper. However I don't want the individual figures to be as small as Munitioner or Explorer, so four deluxes and a voyager/ultra will work for me.

I'm not too keen on this idea of them all being red and white though. If you're going to do a job then at least do it right.


^This, still^
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355582)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 6th, 2012 @ 6:14pm CST
Technobots? Hell, yeah!
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1355855)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on March 7th, 2012 @ 12:51pm CST
Mkall wrote:Let's be realistic here - we won't be seeing these guys for at least another year. TFC has so many projects either announced or in prototype stage:

Off the top of my head:
Dino-Combiner
StarCats combiner
PCC limbs
Reflector
Abominus (sketches seen last year)
and now sketches for Protectobots.
I'm sure there's some targetoids or something right?

At this stage after my initial excitement wore off, I will not get excited until I see prototype images.


Bingo! I'm still excited for these guys but it's a long way away. I also agree with the hopes that these will be deluxe figures instead of voyagers like the Hercules guys.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1358633)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 15th, 2012 @ 9:59am CDT
We now have concept work for TFC Toys Technobot Scattershot. We brought you the other 4 members earlier this month. Actoys.net posted these two sketches from the team at TFC Toys. Is the two headed dragon a heavily stylized Hun Gurr or some other robot toy like their Star Q products? Obivously these are a long way off but interesting none the less. Check out the pics below or click to go to Actoys.net

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Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1358664)
Posted by AutobotMR2 on March 15th, 2012 @ 11:44am CDT
Oh my word....if they do a new Technobots combiner this will happen... :BOOM: :BOOM: , and my wallet will do this :sad: :sad:
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1358666)
Posted by Blozor on March 15th, 2012 @ 11:50am CDT
I've always been sorta meh about the Technobots, but that Hun-grr is pure sex. I'll buy the Technobots to augment my G1 Redux collection, but I'm excited about the Terrorcons. What I would really like to see are the Stunticons. I demand a Motormaster that doesn't look like he's stuck in a box with his shoulder joints stuck at his waist.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1358676)
Posted by rpetras on March 15th, 2012 @ 12:15pm CDT
I'm in for both.

I hope these guys tackle ALL the combiners, though Superion and Bruticus can be last.

I'm really looking forward to watching this project.
Watching the Herc project build up, was almost as cool as getting them!

For the record, I'm in the "Deluxes with a central voyager/ultra" camp.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1358680)
Posted by PM Longstacks on March 15th, 2012 @ 12:43pm CDT
Now if only there was some way i could set up TFC toys on an automatic withdraw schedule like do my electricity and cable. I know this is cliche but... SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!!!
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1358697)
Posted by Requiem Prime on March 15th, 2012 @ 1:51pm CDT
Very nice. I'm not noting anything until an actual prototype is displayed.

Am I the only one who doesn't think much of the Autobot combiners? I don't me I don't like them, I mean that they literally don't come to mind as readily as most Cons counter parts. I readily know Devastor, Bruticus, and Predaking (why will no one make a Classicverse of him? :-( ) and I know Menasor, Piranhacon, and Abominus, but the Autobots are outside of that.

Edit: except Superion, but FansProject already took the suck out of Hasbro's version.
Re: TFC Toys Taking on the Technobots? (1358706)
Posted by Mkall on March 15th, 2012 @ 2:36pm CDT
Nice Drawings. When I see them in plastic then I'll start getting worked up.

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