iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

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iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:29 pm

I recently got something pretty exciting in the mail from china, a pre-production prototype of the iGears PP01 series. Since I think I’m one of if not the first to get a hold of one of these I figured I would share a closer look of what this thing looks and feels like. One thing to note is that this is a prototype so one would imagine there might be slight changes in the final product.

-First Look: This is a scaled down version of MP01. Nothing appears to be simplified. Everything down to the tire suspension, to the complex elbow and knee joints, to the rivets and panel lines is there.

-Size: PP01 stands at 8.5 inches or about 21.59 cm. Shoulder width is about 4.5 inches (11.43 cm). In truck mode he’s 6.25 inches (15.88 cm). According to my calculations the truck mode sits at just about 1/39 scale to a standard COE truck from the 80s. I have him pictured with a 1/32 scale model kit from the same era. This was a bit of a bummer for me cuz I’m a huge 1/32 nut but the bot mode still scales up nicely with the classics/verse lineup. He’s in and about hasbro’s ultra class scale, standing shoulder to shoulder with Silverbolt.

-Materials: PP01 appears to be made of a slightly more delicate plastic than has/tak grade but substantially better than any “ko” I’ve seen. I own CM’s relatively new Brave Combat Calibur (Roadbuster) and the plastic seems to be of the same quality. PP01 has no metal parts except for pins and screws. I transformed him several times with no issue and even accidentally dropped him once on my kitchen ceramic floor. A “DOH!” moment but nothing broke. The head popped off the ball joint but popped back on easily enough. The front windows are clear with no foggy areas. Tires are rubber. Detail on everything is spot on and crisp with no warping or air bubbles.

-Joints: On a 1-10 scale with 1 being ridiculously tight and 10 being so loose that limbs can’t hold their own weight, an ideal figure in my opinion would be somewhere in the 5-6 range. This prototype is about 5. I never had to force anything while transforming or posing him. The joints are loose enough to move around but tight enough to hold their position.

-Paint: N/A This prototype is unpainted.

-Extras: PP01 came in with some extra pieces. A miniature Walther P38 with a silencer, scope and all the trimmings, a clear axe, an arguably more g1 accurate head to switch out the head, an extra set of hands (a kitbasher’s dream come true), and 2 laser blasters to fit both types of hands.

Overall: If you like MP01 and always wanted one to fit in with your classics/universe/generations line, here you go. If you wanted an MP01 to better fit with your MP seekers, this fits pretty well also. If you didn’t like MP01, then you won’t like this. Personally, I’m a G1er through and through and the classic’s line is when I became reenergized about TFs. I’m big on “believable” scale with my collection as well. I use the deluxe style cars with the MP seekers. I can only speak for myself but for me, this fits in nicely.

I still have the figure if you guys have any specific questions that I didn’t cover. Thanks for reading this guys. I hope this helps you in making a decision one way or another. Or justifies the decision you made, one way or another.

cheers!

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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby God Optimus Prime » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:10 pm

I hope they'll make miniature masterpiece Megatron.
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby Blurrz » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:43 pm

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God Optimus Prime wrote:I hope they'll make miniature masterpiece Megatron.


Yup, it's coming out next after MP Prime.
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby feeiq90 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:14 am

Motto: "pew peww peeww~~"
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i wonder if it is fansproject's g3 trailer compatible..
if so,im definitely buying those 2...
oh,and megatron...
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:54 am

feeiq90 wrote:i wonder if it is fansproject's g3 trailer compatible..
if so,im definitely buying those 2...
oh,and megatron...


not sure, I think I read somewhere that igear was gonna downsize their MP trailer for this version. ;)
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby DevastaTTor » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:57 am

I'd actually consider getting this figure and perhaps mini-Megatron too if they were sold at a standard dealer like BBTS or Source. However, I'm just not crazy about placing my orders directly with iGear.

I'm in "wait and see" mode on these.
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby Doctor McGrath » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:01 am

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I wish I had the extra cash to throw at this figure.
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby rpetras » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:20 am

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The wait for this is killing me!!!!!

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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby HECTOR » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:39 am

I also display my MP seekers with my classics/universe figures! The scale just makes a lot more sense and looks awesome so I'm interested in this figure for the same reasons. If you're not sure about this Prime's compatibility with FansProject's G3 trailers could you maybe measure his back end in truck mode for me? I really want to know if he'll fit under it. Thanks!
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:06 am

HECTOR wrote:I also display my MP seekers with my classics/universe figures! The scale just makes a lot more sense and looks awesome so I'm interested in this figure for the same reasons. If you're not sure about this Prime's compatibility with FansProject's G3 trailers could you maybe measure his back end in truck mode for me? I really want to know if he'll fit under it. Thanks!


from the back of the cab to the toes it's about 4.25 inches. hope that helps. :)
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby HECTOR » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:23 am

Wheeljack-S70 wrote:
HECTOR wrote:I also display my MP seekers with my classics/universe figures! The scale just makes a lot more sense and looks awesome so I'm interested in this figure for the same reasons. If you're not sure about this Prime's compatibility with FansProject's G3 trailers could you maybe measure his back end in truck mode for me? I really want to know if he'll fit under it. Thanks!


from the back of the cab to the toes it's about 4.25 inches. hope that helps. :)


Thanks! That's good to know! Sorry to ask more but how tall is this section (trailer hitch to the ground)? That's what I really need to know. I should have specified. Sorry.
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby SLUGSLINGER81 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:11 pm

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ULTRA MAGNUS!...I would love to see a repaint in white...and I'm suprised no one else has brought this (correct me if I'm wrong...I dare ya :BOOM: lol) Althought I have the Hasbro UM with the FP armor upgrade but it would be cool to see a repaint...just my 84 cents!
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby RK_Striker_JK_5 » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:44 pm

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Sorry... no. A mini knockoff of something I've already got for roughly half the price.
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby ang3l3s » Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:33 pm

Gonna need a vid b4 i purchase.
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby Wheeljack-S70 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:22 am

HECTOR wrote:
Wheeljack-S70 wrote:
HECTOR wrote:I also display my MP seekers with my classics/universe figures! The scale just makes a lot more sense and looks awesome so I'm interested in this figure for the same reasons. If you're not sure about this Prime's compatibility with FansProject's G3 trailers could you maybe measure his back end in truck mode for me? I really want to know if he'll fit under it. Thanks!


from the back of the cab to the toes it's about 4.25 inches. hope that helps. :)


Thanks! That's good to know! Sorry to ask more but how tall is this section (trailer hitch to the ground)? That's what I really need to know. I should have specified. Sorry.


no sweat. in truck mode the hitch is 1.5 inches off the ground.
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Re: iGear Toys PP01 series prototype review

Postby Jenus » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:27 pm

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I'm amazed i-Gear has not thought about repainting this figure into Magnus then making their own Ultra Magnus trailer upgrade.
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