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TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector

Transformers News: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 10:49AM CST

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The third piece in TFClub's upcoming Project Deva has been revealed, Longhaul. The latest figure is shown in his robot mode and combiner mode. We got a look at the figure's alt mode earlier as a computer render.

Looks like you may have a decision to make when it comes to your third party Relector needs. They have also posted images of what appear to be a Reflector-ish set of robots. Three individual robots with the central piece shown in alt mode with a light-up feature.

The images can be viewed here at TFClub's Blog. However, the site requires registration so the images have been mirrored below.

Update: added computer renders of the Reflector set, which include alt mode.

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Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175574)
Posted by Mkall on January 30th, 2011 @ 10:55am CST
Looks like it was a good dinner...

Now I'm torn between the two upcoming Reflectors...
I hope one will be in Anime colours and the other in Toy colours.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175576)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 30th, 2011 @ 11:03am CST
I prefer the look of PE's Reflector. Long Haul, yes please, even the Devastator mode looks spot on. Can't wait for Devastator.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175577)
Posted by Andrius on January 30th, 2011 @ 11:13am CST
I can't get over what an ambitious project TFClub is starting out with; I'm even more shocked to see a second one in the offing. Let's hope they don't overextend themselves too much...
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175578)
Posted by munkimus prime on January 30th, 2011 @ 11:21am CST
They could of cleared up a bit before taking the pictures.

When Buying from 3rd Person companies, I always thought Fans Project would be the only one I'd buy from but with this coming I may have to change my mind.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175586)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 30th, 2011 @ 11:48am CST
I wish smaller third party companies would finish one project before working in their next. Especially a project as big as Devy. Reflector could be cool but he looks a little big.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175595)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 30th, 2011 @ 12:07pm CST
I think longhaul looks really good, if a little stumpy. I like the twin cannons ala Movie Longhaul. This reflector set looks better then the other set to me. This set is using a grey resin prototype which usually means the quality of finalized plastics will be better then the black prototype PE figures. Plus these look about deluxe size which is where they should be.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175597)
Posted by Blozor on January 30th, 2011 @ 12:08pm CST
I like the look and accessories of PE's Reflector, but I don't like that they'll end up being not much bigger than Shadow Warrior. I'm not as big a fan of TFClub's look, but I like the fact that they look like they'll be more proportional to the Classics/Universe/Generations/RTS lines.

These NotConstructicons look spectacular. They also look very sturdy. They may be the best quality 3rd Party figures to come out, but I should reserve judgment until I actually get them in my hands.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175605)
Posted by dragons on January 30th, 2011 @ 12:42pm CST
:shock: wow deluxe figures that have botmodes, vehical modes, & combined mode all into one this devastator will make moive dev look like childs toy if it holds well togeather in combined mode this may tower over big crapy devastator.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175607)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 30th, 2011 @ 12:49pm CST
I didn't do this but I saw it and thought I should share. It gives a rough idea of what devs would look like:

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Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175608)
Posted by WarGraver on January 30th, 2011 @ 12:49pm CST
As to the Reflector, I like that this set has more detail than t' other, but they lose out for not being individualized by well-used kibble. The light-up feature... meh. I don't need my toys to light up, but I will still grant that it seems they did a good job of having it in both robot and camera mode.

PE is the winner, though, no question.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175614)
Posted by Dread_Wing on January 30th, 2011 @ 1:03pm CST
OMG :KREMZEEK: Project Deva is looking to be truly awesome! I love the look of the reflector-cons too. TFClub is lining up to empty my wallet! :sad:

I shoved these together quickly:
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I still think Devvy needs his big purple chest wing...

Edit: Sorry Lost Cybertronian, I did not notice you had posted that already!
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175623)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 30th, 2011 @ 1:34pm CST
Not-Longhaul looks a little bulky. Just as he should be. Excellent.

Not sure how anyone can make a decision on TFClub's Not-Reflector given as we've hardly seen any of it. I am reserving finally judgement until they show us a little more, which I hope they do soon. PE's SFX is meant to getting a pre-order any day now. :-s
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175626)
Posted by stangatron on January 30th, 2011 @ 1:44pm CST
man dev looks so good so far. any word on preorder yet?
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175628)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 30th, 2011 @ 1:50pm CST
Like how it's a mix of G1 Long Haul and his ROTF counterpart. Most notably his flamethrower/grenade launcher-looking things. Now, if this is supposed to represent Reflector(s?), I might, emphasis on MIGHT, discard my hate for 3rd party toys, turn a blind eye and buy him(them?). ;) :lol:
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175632)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 30th, 2011 @ 2:04pm CST
Dread_Wing wrote:OMG :KREMZEEK: Project Deva is looking to be truly awesome! I love the look of the reflector-cons too. TFClub is lining up to empty my wallet! :sad:

I shoved these together quickly:
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I still think Devvy needs his big purple chest wing...

Edit: Sorry Lost Cybertronian, I did not notice you had posted that already!


It's alright, I didn't do it just posted it here. Yours looks much better anyway. :APPLAUSE:
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175635)
Posted by Rated X on January 30th, 2011 @ 2:18pm CST
I just want a reflector in a scale size like deluxe or scout. The Constructicons are bad ass but I dont like them being so big. When a huge bot towers over your whole collection (besides Unicron) it looks kind of stupid. Ill end up displaying him alone rather than with the group.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175643)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 30th, 2011 @ 2:42pm CST
Definitely prefer PE Reflector. This Devastator is going to be completely badass though, if he ends up being affordable at all.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175655)
Posted by XStarfireX on January 30th, 2011 @ 3:09pm CST
Deva looks awesome, I totally doubt I will be able to afford him in the end. Oh well I will just have to make sure one of my friends have it so I can play :grin: er..I mean... transform very carefully :P
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175657)
Posted by Dread_Wing on January 30th, 2011 @ 3:15pm CST
XStarfireX wrote:Deva looks awesome, I totally doubt I will be able to afford him in the end. Oh well I will just have to make sure one of my friends have it so I can play :grin: er..I mean... transform very carefully :P


<gulp> Should I be taking out contents insurance to cover my future Transformer purchases? :P And the traditional greeting Starfire:

WELCOME TO SEIBERTRON! WARNING: MAY CONTAIN NUTS

Just joking, of course you can 'play' with them when they come out! :CON:
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175672)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 30th, 2011 @ 3:44pm CST
One more thing regarding TFClub's Not-Reflector; the light at the centre of Viewfinder. I like that it's a nice extra feature in an attempt to make it look unique, but without Spectro and Spyglass he looks like he belongs in Robert Downey Jr's chest.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175673)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 30th, 2011 @ 3:44pm CST
"My wallet weeps." doesn't even begin to describe how much this thing is going to cost.

More like "Bank account massacre." or just "Bankruptcy." jeezuz mayun. :-?

Reflector looks cool. Not as small as the other one, and will have a 'flash' light too. Though it will also be "money murder" on anyone interested.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175679)
Posted by El Duque on January 30th, 2011 @ 4:04pm CST
I added computer renders of the Reflector set.

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Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175732)
Posted by bigwhitey21 on January 30th, 2011 @ 6:11pm CST
Ok when are they going to put up some preorders for the Devastator like guys? Better be soon!! This is something I've wanted for years. A self-contained combiner. no added on parts. Perfect!
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175741)
Posted by LiKwid on January 30th, 2011 @ 6:19pm CST
Until I see the cost of this monstrosity I will withold judgement.. I dont wanna have to sell a organ to get it..
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175749)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 30th, 2011 @ 6:38pm CST
unreal.

hasbro hire these people now!
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175817)
Posted by AshesOfPain on January 30th, 2011 @ 11:11pm CST
i didn't bother acquiring the movie Devy, nor the re-release that came before the start of the Bayverse, but this one looks promising. I may have to start shifting cash to a hard to access location until such time as more information is had.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175848)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 31st, 2011 @ 1:58am CST
I have to admit, I do prefer this Reflector's toy accurate head over Perfect-effect's cartoon accurate one, but I'm really not liking that digital camera mode! >.< not to mention I don't think this guy'll have the gianormous amount of weapons the PE Reflector has. :roll:
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175896)
Posted by Oilspill on January 31st, 2011 @ 8:35am CST
I love the PE Reflector, but I like that this will be different in that it's a digital camera and likely a bit larger. I may have to get both if it turns out well. Who would have thought, no reflector toys since the original in 84/85 and then suddenly three different ones (PE, TFClub, Hasbro) in 2011!

Loving Long Haul. That Devastator is doing nothing wrong so far!
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175967)
Posted by GEEWUN on January 31st, 2011 @ 2:00pm CST
Need Devastator
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1175993)
Posted by NTESHFT on January 31st, 2011 @ 3:18pm CST
I think I'll be going for both sets. I thought I would like PE's, but I want a deluxe class for my collection.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176019)
Posted by Dread_Wing on January 31st, 2011 @ 4:18pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:I have to admit, I do prefer this Reflector's toy accurate head over Perfect-effect's cartoon accurate one, but I'm really not liking that digital camera mode! >.< not to mention I don't think this guy'll have the gianormous amount of weapons the PE Reflector has. :roll:


It would make sense for TFClub to do a toy accurate set with those heads, and a cartoon accurate one, maximise their repaint possibilities. Here's hoping anyway.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176129)
Posted by The Sun Of....... on January 31st, 2011 @ 9:22pm CST
munkimus prime wrote:They could of cleared up a bit before taking the pictures.

When Buying from 3rd Person companies, I always thought Fans Project would be the only one I'd buy from but with this coming I may have to change my mind.



Yeah really, I cant even pay attention to the toy because I am too busy looking at all the damn food on the table.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176236)
Posted by El Duque on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:02am CST
TFClub has updated their forums with new images of the third component of their upcoming Project:Deva and their unnamed Reflector-ish project. Their forums require registration so the images have been mirrored below.

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Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176239)
Posted by Dread_Wing on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:08am CST
Awesome pics. I am so excited about these figures. :KREMZEEK:

Pity they did not have all the figures on hand, I can't wait to see a non-photoshopped pic of all three combined.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176240)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:08am CST
devastator is gonna be a work of art
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176242)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:16am CST
(Sigh) That Devastator looks so good, but you know it's gonna cost a freggin' fortune. :sad:
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176245)
Posted by omega666 on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:18am CST
and Hasbro won't do THIS?
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176246)
Posted by GEEWUN on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:20am CST
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Long Haul, you've gained weight!!!!!
:P

but seriously, my only complaint so far is that the legs aren't his dump truck bed. But that is so minor that its almost not worth bringing it up
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176249)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:26am CST
you can bet your ass im gonna get this devastator!!!!!! :APPLAUSE: and maybe the reflector as well ;)
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176254)
Posted by El Duque on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:31am CST
GEEWUN wrote:Image
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Long Haul, you've gained weight!!!!!
:P

but seriously, my only complaint so far is that the legs aren't his dump truck bed. But that is so minor that its almost not worth bringing it up


He had to bulk up he's got a lot of weight on his shoulders.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176255)
Posted by alldarker on February 1st, 2011 @ 8:35am CST
I don't want to tread on any toes, but I'm still not liking what I see with Project: Deva. It looks like the complete combiner ("not-Devastator") is going to look good, but at the price of having very ugly alt modes and pretty ugly separate robot modes.
I mean, this "not-Longhaul": just look at the ground clearance. You can't tell me that on the scale these are designed at, more ground clearance isn't possible. Same goes for not-Longhaul's bed: I can see Deva's fists, right there! Even original G1 Longhaul had a realistic dump truck bed.

Scavenger looks slightly better, perhaps because it doesn't need as much additional work to turn into an arm, compared to what Longhaul has to do to become both a robot and a torso. That's why I think it's a shame that there's a big piece sticking out between Scavenger's front treads.
Hook seems to be the best one at the moment, although with both Hook and Scavenger, I hove they aren't too reliant on the arm and boom for extra support as robots.

The fact that FP's Crossfire Explorer and Munitioner are so amazing is because they look exactly like realistic vehicles, have amazing transformations into perfectly proportioned robots and also do the job of becoming limbs (OK, Munitioner doesn't really have to do much), at a much smaller scale.

I really hope that the remaining Deva parts will look good, and I'm pretty sure that the complete Devastator will look amazing... But right now, I'm still very much on the fence with these.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176269)
Posted by El Duque on February 1st, 2011 @ 9:04am CST
I think their doing remarkably well considering the task at hand. Certain liberties are a given, and so far I haven't seen any that are deal breakers for me. I just need to know one thing...........where to preorder.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176272)
Posted by Requiem Prime on February 1st, 2011 @ 9:13am CST
So much awesome. THis beast better come out in pieces or I will be so doomed.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176273)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 1st, 2011 @ 9:14am CST
alldarker wrote: Same goes for not-Longhaul's bed: I can see Deva's fists, right there! Even original G1 Longhaul had a realistic dump truck bed.


It looks like you may be able to rotate the fists so the hand holes aren't visible in alt mode. It doesn't completely eliminate the problem, but it will help disguise those hands more.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176285)
Posted by Rated X on February 1st, 2011 @ 9:32am CST
Ill get the Reflector thats bigger. Not really, liking Devy's head too much. Not G1 enough. Where do you order toys from this company ?
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176290)
Posted by El Duque on February 1st, 2011 @ 9:38am CST
Requiem Prime wrote:So much awesome. THis beast better come out in pieces or I will be so doomed.


Last I knew it was supposed to be released one piece at a time.

Rated X wrote:Ill get the Reflector thats bigger. Not really, liking Devy's head too much. Not G1 enough. Where do you order toys from this company ?


In the past their products have been available thru the usual online retailers; BBTS, TFSource, etc.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176291)
Posted by Convotron on February 1st, 2011 @ 9:41am CST
alldarker wrote:I don't want to tread on any toes, but I'm still not liking what I see with Project: Deva. It looks like the complete combiner ("not-Devastator") is going to look good, but at the price of having very ugly alt modes and pretty ugly separate robot modes.
I mean, this "not-Longhaul": just look at the ground clearance. You can't tell me that on the scale these are designed at, more ground clearance isn't possible. Same goes for not-Longhaul's bed: I can see Deva's fists, right there! Even original G1 Longhaul had a realistic dump truck bed.


The ground clearance issue isn't about scale, it's about the apparent design intent of eliminating combiner kibble. G1 Longhaul had a more realistic alt mode but at the cost of having basic articulation and having spare parts to set aside when not combined as a part of Devastator.

alldarker wrote:The fact that FP's Crossfire Explorer and Munitioner are so amazing is because they look exactly like realistic vehicles, have amazing transformations into perfectly proportioned robots and also do the job of becoming limbs (OK, Munitioner doesn't really have to do much), at a much smaller scale.


Explorer and Munitioner don't have to incorporate combined hands or feet in their design. It's all taken care of by the combiner kibble, which can fortunately be incorporated into the separate combiner members' assortment of accessories. The same thing can't be well done with the Project Deva figures.

So the two basic choices for a Constructicon team/Devastator styled figure with respect to hands/feet are either to incorporate them into the figure designs or make them combiner kibble. Each option has its own benefits and drawbacks.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176313)
Posted by Blackstreak on February 1st, 2011 @ 10:43am CST
I want to know if there is any word on how to get my hands on these toys when/if they go on production and can be purchased.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176317)
Posted by rpetras on February 1st, 2011 @ 10:56am CST
The more I see the more I like it!

I'm waiting with baited breath for the pre-orders.

I do hope they offer alternate Deva heads, but even if they don't, this thing is incredible.
Re: TFClub Project Deva Update and Possible Reflector (1176326)
Posted by puttster3 on February 1st, 2011 @ 11:08am CST
Anybody else notice the bottom of longhauls legs in combiner mode?

Might have some Scramble City options.

I think it would be quite cool though if they were to release it all in one box, so long as the box is done right with good artwork and packaging.

Another possibility they could do is a box of 3, displaying on the front either the top half or the bottom half, like how Fansproject did with Munitioner and Explorer.

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