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Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets!

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Sunday, August 29th, 2010 5:34AM CDT

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Seibertron.com member omega666 has received his Munitioner and Explorer sets and has reviewed them. The reviews are done in multiple videos you can view them right here on seibertron.com or click their names and watch them at youtube.com!

Explorer:


Munitioner:


Combaticons upgraded


Bruticus Torso mode


Bruticus Combined


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Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118902)
Posted by Rated X on August 29th, 2010 @ 7:55am CDT
Im waiting for mine in the mail. It shipped Wednesday. Cant wait to put the old clear orange Bruticus Maximus hands and feet in my parts box for good :D
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118907)
Posted by Forgotten on August 29th, 2010 @ 8:17am CDT
Damn. Sadly i'm a bit underwhelmed. I didn't have a Bruticus so I ordered one for $80 and then another $90 on the FP figures & upgrade parts. I'm just not seeing a $170 figure. :-( Hopefully when I have them all in hand I will be blown away by it, but just from watching this, I fear they will be left MISB to be sold later.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118909)
Posted by Rockdown on August 29th, 2010 @ 8:35am CDT
Thanks for the review, it was good stuff. My anticipation for explorer and munitioner is sky-high.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118911)
Posted by dragons on August 29th, 2010 @ 8:44am CDT
waiting for it to get here sometime this to bad takara primus ddint look like yours i would definalty buy another primeus if takara reissued primues had paint job like that one tahnks for sharing.

with those tattos on your at first i thought you had extreamly hariry arms i rewatch clip again to find out :lol: it was only your tatto that gave me that impression im laughing at myself for thinking that not at you
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118925)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 29th, 2010 @ 9:54am CDT
Forgotten wrote:Damn. Sadly i'm a bit underwhelmed. I didn't have a Bruticus so I ordered one for $80 and then another $90 on the FP figures & upgrade parts. I'm just not seeing a $170 figure. :-( Hopefully when I have them all in hand I will be blown away by it, but just from watching this, I fear they will be left MISB to be sold later.

That's how I felt about CityCommander and then I finally had him in hand and man did he blow me away. That's the odd thing this stuff looks so cool on pictures but then you get them in hand and you just think to yourself "Damn am I glad I got this. I was tempted to get a second set of the Superion add on just so I could display the parts in their plastic tray.... 8-} But I go to my senses.

Thanks for the reviews omaga, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on these things soon. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118944)
Posted by synthetik on August 29th, 2010 @ 10:55am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:
Forgotten wrote:Damn. Sadly i'm a bit underwhelmed. I didn't have a Bruticus so I ordered one for $80 and then another $90 on the FP figures & upgrade parts. I'm just not seeing a $170 figure. :-( Hopefully when I have them all in hand I will be blown away by it, but just from watching this, I fear they will be left MISB to be sold later.

That's how I felt about CityCommander and then I finally had him in hand and man did he blow me away. That's the odd thing this stuff looks so cool on pictures but then you get them in hand and you just think to yourself "Damn am I glad I got this. I was tempted to get a second set of the Superion add on just so I could display the parts in their plastic tray.... 8-} But I go to my senses.

Thanks for the reviews omaga, I'm looking forward to getting my hands on these things soon. :KREMZEEK:


I agree completely with this. I usually get buyer's regret with stuff that's usually small and costly, but not with the Shadow Commander and Superion upgrades.

Really you have to think about it this way, you are getting a few upgrade kits (Bruticus, Onslaught, Vortex, and Brawl) and two completely different figures, for a hundred bucks. The city commander trailers are a hundred now (or more), and they just upgrade. And you have the Superion upgrade for fifty bucks that just gives you... not really that much, although it really is worth it.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118947)
Posted by omega666 on August 29th, 2010 @ 10:57am CDT
Glad you all like the videos. I had to break them up because my You Tube account only gives me 10 minutes and my camera only gives me limited space. Next up! I'll review my tattoos. :grin:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118956)
Posted by Forgotten on August 29th, 2010 @ 11:21am CDT
omega666 wrote: Next up! I'll review my tattoos. :grin:

Let me know how that goes. I got enough to make a mini-series that I love to show off. Especially the one that goes from the back of my head to the bottom of my butt :P
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118978)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 29th, 2010 @ 12:36pm CDT
Nice review! They look amazing. FP has really outdone themselves. Really ingenious design and engineering. Can't wait to get mine! :D
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1118998)
Posted by SPEEDBUGGY on August 29th, 2010 @ 2:10pm CDT
How do you change the head? :BANG_HEAD: :BOT:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119001)
Posted by omega666 on August 29th, 2010 @ 2:13pm CDT
SPEEDBUGGY wrote:How do you change the head? :BANG_HEAD: :BOT:


It's part of the set. Just a simple swap.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119013)
Posted by Convotron on August 29th, 2010 @ 3:08pm CDT
omega666 wrote:Glad you all like the videos. I had to break them up because my You Tube account only gives me 10 minutes and my camera only gives me limited space. Next up! I'll review my tattoos. :grin:


Great review series on this set!

Just to let you know, Youtube recently upgraded the time limit cap for non-partner accounts to 15 minutes.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119054)
Posted by omega666 on August 29th, 2010 @ 5:57pm CDT
Convotron wrote:
Great review series on this set!

Just to let you know, Youtube recently upgraded the time limit cap for non-partner accounts to 15 minutes.


I didn't know that. Still, I like keeping them short. That way I don't ramble on and on. Just filmed one last video to finish it off. :grin:

Oh and thanks Seibertron for posting these.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119096)
Posted by grimlockdimus prime on August 29th, 2010 @ 9:46pm CDT
thats it im asking my grandparents for these for christmas! theyre absolutely stunning!
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119104)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on August 29th, 2010 @ 9:57pm CDT
I broke down and bought both sets as soon as I watched this review..
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119107)
Posted by omega666 on August 29th, 2010 @ 10:06pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:I broke down and bought both sets as soon as I watched this review..


Bwahahahaha!!! My plan has worked! Now on to phase 2. :-?
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119291)
Posted by Convotron on August 30th, 2010 @ 1:46pm CDT
My Munitioner and Explorer arrived today...I'm nervous about transforming them after seeing what you said about them in your reviews, omega666!
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119337)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on August 30th, 2010 @ 3:21pm CDT
omega666 wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:I broke down and bought both sets as soon as I watched this review..


Bwahahahaha!!! My plan has worked! Now on to phase 2. :-?


Is there some phase where you make me break down and spend part of my Botcon savings on Bruticus for a majorly inflated price?

I just wanna know now ahead of time so that I know not to put that money in my savings account to begin with...
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119356)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on August 30th, 2010 @ 4:19pm CDT
Those are some good reviews. I'm now even more glad I got these coming my way.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119397)
Posted by omega666 on August 30th, 2010 @ 7:06pm CDT
Convotron wrote:My Munitioner and Explorer arrived today...I'm nervous about transforming them after seeing what you said about them in your reviews, omega666!



Just go very carefully. Once you get the feel for it, it gets easier.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119416)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on August 30th, 2010 @ 7:48pm CDT
just won me Energon Bruticus Maximus so i now have reason to get these guys, just gotta wait til i can afford them. in the meantime can anybody get pics of the crossfire set with the energon crew?
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119452)
Posted by omega666 on August 30th, 2010 @ 9:01pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:just won me Energon Bruticus Maximus so i now have reason to get these guys, just gotta wait til i can afford them. in the meantime can anybody get pics of the crossfire set with the energon crew?



I made a part 6 video where I show him with Barricade but I don't have the other figures.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119458)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on August 30th, 2010 @ 9:12pm CDT
omega666 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:just won me Energon Bruticus Maximus so i now have reason to get these guys, just gotta wait til i can afford them. in the meantime can anybody get pics of the crossfire set with the energon crew?



I made a part 6 video where I show him with Barricade but I don't have the other figures.

sorry, didnt get that far in before posting. nice job on the review. how hard is it to switch out the bruticus head?
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119461)
Posted by omega666 on August 30th, 2010 @ 9:15pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:
omega666 wrote:
grimdragon2001 wrote:just won me Energon Bruticus Maximus so i now have reason to get these guys, just gotta wait til i can afford them. in the meantime can anybody get pics of the crossfire set with the energon crew?



I made a part 6 video where I show him with Barricade but I don't have the other figures.

sorry, didnt get that far in before posting. nice job on the review. how hard is it to switch out the bruticus head?



Very simple. It's just a simple head swap.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119464)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 30th, 2010 @ 9:20pm CDT
grimdragon2001 wrote:just won me Energon Bruticus Maximus so i now have reason to get these guys, just gotta wait til i can afford them. in the meantime can anybody get pics of the crossfire set with the energon crew?


I have the Energon set. As soon as my shipment arrives, I'll snap some pics and I'll post 'em.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119588)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 31st, 2010 @ 7:02am CDT
This set is far and away, a much better product than the Superion set. However, I dislike how loose some of the connections are. Like the forearm piece(s) for Vortex, that should plug somehow instead of simply sliding on. Also, Blast-Offs' feet joints/hand peg are loose, so holding that huge sniper rifle straight is a test. The crotch piece, while it sits tightly, is too large to allow the upper thigh pieces much movement without being pretty careful. That should have been an early change, it's really my only big complaint about the set. The back cannon and finding the perfect alignment for it to peg in, isn't fun either though. Sadly, it seems that no matter what, combiners may never be as solid as I'd like.
Having said all of that negative sounding ish, do not hesitate to buy. Don't get me wrong here, this set is as close to perfect as we can possibly expect. The engineering and combination of certain pieces had me smiling and thinking how clever these guys can really be. Every piece seems to have multiple purposes and I feel that you really get a lot of value for the asking price. It elevates a semi-decent combiner team to sky-high levels. I don't think I could possibly give a higher reccomendation (sp?). My niggles about the set are far outweighed by how impressive the complete package really is.
:BOT:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119862)
Posted by LiKwid on August 31st, 2010 @ 5:41pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:This set is far and away, a much better product than the Superion set. However, I dislike how loose some of the connections are. Like the forearm piece(s) for Vortex, that should plug somehow instead of simply sliding on. Also, Blast-Offs' feet joints/hand peg are loose, so holding that huge sniper rifle straight is a test. The crotch piece, while it sits tightly, is too large to allow the upper thigh pieces much movement without being pretty careful. That should have been an early change, it's really my only big complaint about the set. The back cannon and finding the perfect alignment for it to peg in, isn't fun either though. Sadly, it seems that no matter what, combiners may never be as solid as I'd like.
Having said all of that negative sounding ish, do not hesitate to buy. Don't get me wrong here, this set is as close to perfect as we can possibly expect. The engineering and combination of certain pieces had me smiling and thinking how clever these guys can really be. Every piece seems to have multiple purposes and I feel that you really get a lot of value for the asking price. It elevates a semi-decent combiner team to sky-high levels. I don't think I could possibly give a higher reccomendation (sp?). My niggles about the set are far outweighed by how impressive the complete package really is.
:BOT:


Thats the first time i've heard the word "niggles".. far out!

My set is on it's way along with a hefty pile of loot. It's taking a strange route though and it's got me kind of worried :shock:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119887)
Posted by Forgotten on August 31st, 2010 @ 6:08pm CDT
LiKwid wrote:
My set is on it's way along with a hefty pile of loot. It's taking a strange route though and it's got me kind of worried :shock:

That's because ninjas highjacked your shipment. 8-}
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1119898)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on August 31st, 2010 @ 6:20pm CDT
Great reviews.. I am so glad I picked these sets up..
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120364)
Posted by Starscream6 on September 1st, 2010 @ 7:32pm CDT
Just received mine...this thing is impressive!

the playability is amazing w/ all the different things that you can do with all the accessories. I opened the boxes and went through all the different transformations and modes and before i knew it almost two hours had passed!

my only issues were attaching the FP bruticus head to onslaughts body...I got really frustrated for awhile but what i found that works is to actually take off the head from the base (it just pegs into the base) and just fiddle w/ it till it snaps on. some may be different but i actually shaved off a sliver of plastic on the "J" hook. after that it snapped on perfectly.

also, is everyone-elses brawl look different than what FP shows in they're instructions? the turret which is made up of his arms and head look to be further towards the front of the tank? I tried retransforming mine several times and could not get mine to look like that. It doesnt hinder anything it just looks off as its covering his knee pad.

overall this sucker is badass! now my poor classics devastator is looking silly and FansProject neglected!! :lol:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120381)
Posted by Forgotten on September 1st, 2010 @ 8:17pm CDT
Starscream6 wrote:
also, is everyone-elses brawl look different than what FP shows in they're instructions? the turret which is made up of his arms and head look to be further towards the front of the tank? I tried retransforming mine several times and could not get mine to look like that. It doesnt hinder anything it just looks off as its covering his knee pad.
:




The following excert was taken from the "Things Your Transformers Can Do That You Never Realized" topic.
Stixx wrote:That the Energon Tank Combiner mold, the one making ROTF Brawl, has 2 rotation Joints for the turret, One to get normal rotation and one to get it down so the back doesn't hang over. Very few people seem to know.

Stixx
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120384)
Posted by Starscream6 on September 1st, 2010 @ 8:21pm CDT
Forgotten wrote:
Starscream6 wrote:
also, is everyone-elses brawl look different than what FP shows in they're instructions? the turret which is made up of his arms and head look to be further towards the front of the tank? I tried retransforming mine several times and could not get mine to look like that. It doesnt hinder anything it just looks off as its covering his knee pad.
:




The following excert was taken from the "Things Your Transformers Can Do That You Never Realized" topic.
Stixx wrote:That the Energon Tank Combiner mold, the one making ROTF Brawl, has 2 rotation Joints for the turret, One to get normal rotation and one to get it down so the back doesn't hang over. Very few people seem to know.

Stixx


HA! i got it! I tried turning that earlier but since it didnt wana budge I didnt wana risk breaking it without being sure. thanks, he looks so much better now
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120400)
Posted by bvzxa on September 1st, 2010 @ 9:36pm CDT
I got mine today. There are a lot of parts to work with here. Since I did not have time to work with each individually, I put him together to form the new Bruticus. No real flaws, but I agree with some about the pegs, and the waist issue The minicon pegs make for some odd fiddling in the legs with the waistpiece. Swindle is pretty sturdy, but Blast-Off feels like if you make one false move, the poor guy may break. Not that he feels like he's brittle or KO-ish, but the parts have a delicacy that needs to be addressed. Do not handle Blast-Off with force, he will break.

The overall presentation is nice, heavy, and big. He's bigger than Superion with the add-on kit. He's broader with the new arm-connector configuration. I too don't like how the hand connector placement is. I already notice it kinda slides out a bit when doing any poses or adjustments. Yet it stays in place, intriguing. I have him next to my Snowman-Superlink Superion....he's now a head of Superion.

I would place the big gun in the Vortex hand, and place the sword in the Blast-off hand.

Now do I really like him, you bet your stars I do. More impressive than the Superion add-on. New figures and expansion parts remind me of resin add-on parts for Gundams, very freakin cool
So don't be a fool, it will add value to a now valuable piece. :CON:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120495)
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 2nd, 2010 @ 3:34am CDT
LiKwid wrote:Thats the first time i've heard the word "niggles".. far out!

Enjoy!
:BOT:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120590)
Posted by zodconvoy on September 2nd, 2010 @ 9:21am CDT
I'm getting mine tomorrow but all of this "brittle/delicate/break" talk reminds me of the flak after the Springer came out and the fragile sword issue. Me, I'm not worried about anything breaking!
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120636)
Posted by Pascal on September 2nd, 2010 @ 11:57am CDT
Killer set despite a few flaws (crotch piece that doesn't tab in anywhere on the launch pad, weapons that aren't always well integrated with the individual robot modes). Looks great with his 2 companions.

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Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120638)
Posted by Syndrome on September 2nd, 2010 @ 12:00pm CDT
These sets look great. I'm still waiting for mine in the mail. It's been a week already and TFsource still hasn't shipped my order... :-x :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120645)
Posted by Blackstreak on September 2nd, 2010 @ 12:11pm CDT
I just received my set of these guys. Pretty awesome. I would like to add at least one precaution. On Bruticus' head module, when you click it in place and transform Onslaught into vehicle mode, make sure the head piece is turned sideways so the antennae fit between the arms. One of my antennae is already cracking at the base. I'm kicking myself like an idiot for not realizing this.

I would also like to add the upgrade set works somewhat ok with the TFCC combiner set. The tank leg has to be kicked out and bent at the knee for it to work because it's just a tad longer than the plane leg module. Otherwise it looks decent, for mis-matching pieces color-wise.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120659)
Posted by omega666 on September 2nd, 2010 @ 1:00pm CDT
Pascal wrote:Killer set despite a few flaws (crotch piece that doesn't tab in anywhere on the launch pad, weapons that aren't always well integrated with the individual robot modes). Looks great with his 2 companions.

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I have Onslaught's thighs positioned that way after I made the review. Looks better that way.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120662)
Posted by LiKwid on September 2nd, 2010 @ 1:06pm CDT
I haven't seen the energon set so I took a pic with the snowman superion!..There were a couple of "HOLY S*&^" moments while transforming stuff , this set seems a tad on the brittle side but man once you get everything in the right spot it's awesome..Overall Im pleased with it but the purple chopper is hittin the paint shop soon...he sticks out a little too much for me...I had a helluva time getting the new head in place..The instructions say that it's supposed to "Snap" into place but I literally had to force it in.. The back cannon peice refuses to stay on bruticus' back especially when I try and pose him up but it looks so damn awesome that I can over look it..

Superion has now been put in his place....

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Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120672)
Posted by Pascal on September 2nd, 2010 @ 1:49pm CDT
Blackstreak wrote:I just received my set of these guys. Pretty awesome. I would like to add at least one precaution. On Bruticus' head module, when you click it in place and transform Onslaught into vehicle mode, make sure the head piece is turned sideways so the antennae fit between the arms. One of my antennae is already cracking at the base. I'm kicking myself like an idiot for not realizing this.



You're supposed to tilt the head so the antennas go inside the fist holes. It's what the instructions say.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120693)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 2nd, 2010 @ 2:50pm CDT
Pascal wrote:Killer set despite a few flaws (crotch piece that doesn't tab in anywhere on the launch pad, weapons that aren't always well integrated with the individual robot modes). Looks great with his 2 companions.

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Hmm. Now I have to decide which way I prefer the legs...I do like that alternate transformation. I also like the original. Decisions, decisions...



LiKwid wrote:I haven't seen the energon set so I took a pic with the snowman superion!..There were a couple of "HOLY S*&^" moments while transforming stuff , this set seems a tad on the brittle side but man once you get everything in the right spot it's awesome..Overall Im pleased with it but the purple chopper is hittin the paint shop soon...he sticks out a little too much for me...I had a helluva time getting the new head in place..The instructions say that it's supposed to "Snap" into place but I literally had to force it in.. The back cannon peice refuses to stay on bruticus' back especially when I try and pose him up but it looks so damn awesome that I can over look it..

Superion has now been put in his place....
*snipped*


Thank you for posting those pics. I have the Energon set and I can say he looks even better than I hoped he would! :D Excellent!

I see why the muted camo colors of the rerelease seem to fit the overall color scheme of the set, but I do like how Kickback stands out a bit.

Blackout's purple is a bit louder than I expected, and the Vortex redeco probably would fit better, but you know what? It looks good as is. I ain't gonna complain. This is the shiznit.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120738)
Posted by WhiteBlaze on September 2nd, 2010 @ 4:12pm CDT
Just got my set in today. Awesome!! Bruticus looks so much better now. I've been reading the book and just wanted to put the question out there to all the tformer fans. Do you think FansProject is hinting at their next project with the mention of A3 in the info on the Colossus Combination? And would it be new transformers or a redesign of some g1 characters?
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120777)
Posted by LiKwid on September 2nd, 2010 @ 5:52pm CDT
Pascal wrote:
Blackstreak wrote:I just received my set of these guys. Pretty awesome. I would like to add at least one precaution. On Bruticus' head module, when you click it in place and transform Onslaught into vehicle mode, make sure the head piece is turned sideways so the antennae fit between the arms. One of my antennae is already cracking at the base. I'm kicking myself like an idiot for not realizing this.



You're supposed to tilt the head so the antennas go inside the fist holes. It's what the instructions say.



Guys the head comes off nice and easy much like City Commander..It pops on and off very nicely..When attaching the new head peice I reccomend just removing the head and then once the base is in place re-attach the head..

I might get another Munitioner though, I really like the hands Fp made and I wanna use them for another project Im creating :)
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120793)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on September 2nd, 2010 @ 6:42pm CDT
Likwid you made my day! I just got the Energon set today and Im amazed on how the figures seem so much closer to the G1 toys then the ROTF set. Not perfect but little bit better in my view. Im tempted to paint Barricades front cab in a brown, black and purple design to match the G1 toon look, but might not just cause the figure is kinda hard to find now.

more excited than ever to get the Crossfire sets though.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120850)
Posted by bvzxa on September 2nd, 2010 @ 10:13pm CDT
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The Bruticus upgrade makes Superion upgrade look puny.
But having both combiners before I got both Upgrades and ROTF Bruticus was tall with the energon limbs than ROTF Superion anyway.

I like the way it looks on E-Bruticus, but Swindle's colors are a bit washed...not in a bad way, it's just the britghtness of the E-Bruticus limbs make it stand out more. I would use E-Barricade (onslught as the main body, and use E-Barawn, but keep ROTF Vortex and I think we have Bruticus.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120859)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 2nd, 2010 @ 11:13pm CDT
bvzxa wrote:Image

The Bruticus upgrade makes Superion upgrade look puny.
But having both combiners before I got both Upgrades and ROTF Bruticus was tall with the energon limbs than ROTF Superion anyway.

I like the way it looks on E-Bruticus, but Swindle's colors are a bit washed...not in a bad way, it's just the britghtness of the E-Bruticus limbs make it stand out more. I would use E-Barricade (onslught as the main body, and use E-Barawn, but keep ROTF Vortex and I think we have Bruticus.


Heh. Vortex and the Kickback repaint are gonna be hot sellers on eBay. I can see those two suckers going for a pretty penny, even without their Energon stars and accessories.

I'd like to get a Vortex to make my set complete, and I've no interest in replacing Kickback (the redeco is so boring and bland...) but it'll be too costly, I guarantee it.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120958)
Posted by Blackstreak on September 3rd, 2010 @ 8:30am CDT
Pascal wrote:
Blackstreak wrote:I just received my set of these guys. Pretty awesome. I would like to add at least one precaution. On Bruticus' head module, when you click it in place and transform Onslaught into vehicle mode, make sure the head piece is turned sideways so the antennae fit between the arms. One of my antennae is already cracking at the base. I'm kicking myself like an idiot for not realizing this.



You're supposed to tilt the head so the antennas go inside the fist holes. It's what the instructions say.


Yes it does. But the antennae still cracked because following the directons put them under undue stress.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1120987)
Posted by Pascal on September 3rd, 2010 @ 10:24am CDT
Not at all. They're freefloating in the holes if the head is correctly positionned and the antennas correctly inserted at the right angle before tabbing the cab in its final position.
Re: Video review of Fansproject Crossfire 02 A and B Bruticus Uprade Sets! (1121517)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 4th, 2010 @ 10:07pm CDT
I love how the axe/sword stores on the side of bruticus's arm for when he is duel wielding the shotguns. Pure genius.

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