New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

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New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby Dead Metal » Sun May 08, 2011 9:55 am

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I-Gear have updated their facebook page with new images that give us our first look at their upcoming KO Masterpiece Seeker in Sunstorm colours.

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There are also two images showing a blue coloured KO labelled "PP03C"

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The Sunstorm coloured KO is available exclusively at site sponsor TFSource, you can view thier pre-order page for this by clicking here. No word on when and where the blue Seeker will be available.
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Re: New images of i-Gear Storm

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Sun May 08, 2011 10:05 am

Looks like they're making a "Mr. Blue" too - the blue rainmaker. Makes sence since Takara's Starscream can function as an Acid Storm.

I really liked DW's portrayal of Sunstorm, but I'm just not into the MP Seekers that much. Hell, I haven't even replaced my Takara Starscream with a more accurate one. But it's nice to see people can complete their sets if they wanted to.
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Re: New images of i-Gear Storm

Postby Dead Metal » Sun May 08, 2011 10:08 am

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Gauntlet101010 wrote:Looks like they're making a "Mr. Blue" too - the blue rainmaker. Makes sence since Takara's Starscream can function as an Acid Storm.

I really liked DW's portrayal of Sunstorm, but I'm just not into the MP Seekers that much. Hell, I haven't even replaced my Takara Starscream with a more accurate one. But it's nice to see people can complete their sets if they wanted to.

Oh you're right, it's numbered differently, I thought it was just a test-shot.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby NamelessOne » Sun May 08, 2011 10:33 am

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Good on 'em.

I know there's a lot of hate towards iGear and some of their out-and-out copying of IP, but TakHas has had years to get their act together and release the official versions. Instead we get Bumblebee variants out the wazoo.

I have Thrust and Ramjet on preorder with iGear at the moment, am tempted to get this too, but the completeist in me would have to get Dirge then as well :???:
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby g60force » Sun May 08, 2011 11:09 am

Ahhhh FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU..... you I-Gear this means "all my money are belong to you" :sad:
I already got all MP's possible except the 2dark primes Mp-01B / Mp-04S
As already stated even though Takara Mp-03 is dark-green I can finally have a goal for him as it sits in jet-mode.
He can finally come out of hiding with these 2 rainmaker brothers...

meaning this year I-Gear gets my money for: 3x coneheads 2x rainmaker (maybe even an extra lime green rainmaker)
I've allready said it once the MP SS mold has much repaint potential...
-more accurate Acid Storm when you don't want to use Mp-03 Takara
-Midwarp Skywarp (half clear / electrics (working?) / colored)
-Cartoon acurate Skywarp
-Cartoon accurate Thundercracker
-another better accurate Starscream including the I-Gear leg kibble fix
-Purple Clone Seeker
-Shattered Glass Seekers
-Complete Clear seekers
-Silver Seekers
-Golden Seekers

I'll probably forget some though 8)
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby tmk9883 » Sun May 08, 2011 12:22 pm

Hmm, I may be able to use the blue one as a standin for Thundercracker. Cant get myself to open that one up.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby Neurie » Sun May 08, 2011 6:11 pm

Under international copyright law as long as there are 21 differences(even down to a 1mm change) then the product is not considered a knock off and does not breach IP laws. Hence Hasbro/Takara can do nothing to stop I Gear releasing these.

People that want them will get them those who dont wont. No point complianing as they are technically perfectly legal, unlike the reverse engineered Gen 1 reissues byt third party companies(but it does make you think if some tiny little china company can make an almost perfect reproduction of the Gen 1 Dino bots, how comes Takara/Hasbro say it would be too expensive).

Anyway, these look really nice, sadly I wont be buying them as I have run out space totally now.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby El Duque » Sun May 08, 2011 10:40 pm

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As a follow-up to the vehicle mode images of iGear's upcoming PP03 Storm and PP03 Current we showed you yesterday, here are images of the pair in robot mode. These images reveal that a comlink similar to the one featured on MP-01 has been added to his forearm. Keep in mind these images are of prototypes and the final products may vary. The images mirrored below were just posted by iGear to their facebook page.

PP03 Storm is available for pre-order at site sponsor TFsource.

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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby Hans » Mon May 09, 2011 12:46 am

Well, the robotmode is an improvement over Takara's design. No longer are the tailfins hanging from the hips, but on all their MP's (already ordered the Coneheads) they've put the tailfins on the legs, as they should be. I think it looks much better, giving more balance to the design. The legs on the Takara versions are too thin.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby Editor » Mon May 09, 2011 12:56 am

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It's not a bad design, but I'm happy with my classics Sunstorm.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby gothsaurus » Mon May 09, 2011 8:22 am

Wings attaching to the legs now is a H*U*G*E win.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby juxtapose519 » Mon May 09, 2011 8:22 am

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Am I missing something here? How does this make a complete rainmakers set? We all know that Sunstorm is not the yellow rainmaker, right? Or are we just under the assumption that a yellow one and possibly Acid Storm are coming?
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby Gauntlet101010 » Mon May 09, 2011 9:10 am

If they're making a blue one, I'd assume they either erroneously count Sunstorm as Mr. Yellow and Takara's Screamer as Acid Storm or will be making their own of both.

I tend to think Hasbro/Takara could sue iGear if they wanted to. That if part being the key here. There's other things they could do ... if they wanted to. But they haven't so far which makes me think it isn't worth their time.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby gothsaurus » Mon May 09, 2011 9:44 am

I wish Hasbro/Takara would PLAN to release a seeker lineup.... sell them in consecutive waves over a year. Why not tell kids they belong as "a set"....and encourage collecting?

- Starscream
- Thundercracker AND Skywarp 2 pack
- Rainmaker 3 pack (store exclusive)

Having to wait years for Classics Thundercracker — or never in the case of Animated, Masterpiece — is frustrating to fans.

It also reminds me... when you have great characters/personalities, the fans will excuse repaints... even be upset when they aren't released.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby ae_productions » Mon May 09, 2011 10:03 am

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gothsaurus wrote:I wish Hasbro/Takara would PLAN to release a seeker lineup.... sell them in consecutive waves over a year. Why not tell kids they belong as "a set"....and encourage collecting?

- Starscream
- Thundercracker AND Skywarp 2 pack
- Rainmaker 3 pack (store exclusive)

Having to wait years for Classics Thundercracker — or never in the case of Animated, Masterpiece — is frustrating to fans.

It also reminds me... when you have great characters/personalities, the fans will excuse repaints... even be upset when they aren't released.


Takara did release an MP Thundercracker, but Hasbro never did and probably never will. MP Skywarp was a shelfwarmer at Walmart and they had to be clearanced out...although that figure is now fetching MSRP now on auction sites.

Takara/Tomy is more interested in releasing a 5th version of Optimus (convoy) than they are New characters. I seriously doubt they will EVER release the coneheads, the rainmakers, or varients such as Skywarp in mid warp (nod to Rumble/frenzy's custom). That's why I love that igear is stepping up to the plate.

I have several of their PP01 Faith Leader (mini MP Prime), and he rocks. Fits right in with my classics figures.

Personally, I will probably buy every single one of the seekers that igear releases. I'm stoked about the blue seeker rainmaker, the coneheads, and especially sunstorm.

Thank you iGear for giving fans what they want.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby Rated X » Mon May 09, 2011 10:07 am

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Wiuld look alot better without the red. Leave it orange like the figures.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby gothsaurus » Mon May 09, 2011 10:17 am

ae_productions wrote:Takara did release an MP Thundercracker, but Hasbro never did and probably never will.


Yeah, I actually had Hasbro and USA in my sentence but took it out to keep it from being too long a rant. Thanks for clarifying for the thread.

AND I agree, I'm glad SOMEBODY is doing the coneheads. Ordered them, as well as sunstorm.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby MegaHammerTron » Tue May 10, 2011 4:31 am

They literally have hundreds of characters to choose from. Why is it always the same handful of characters every year?

These do look very nice.

I hope this helps Hasbro and Takara wake up to the realities of what fans want.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby Treetop Maximus » Sat May 14, 2011 9:53 pm

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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby Kibble » Sun May 15, 2011 9:55 am

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Neurie wrote:Under international copyright law as long as there are 21 differences(even down to a 1mm change) then the product is not considered a knock off and does not breach IP laws. Hence Hasbro/Takara can do nothing to stop I Gear releasing these.

People that want them will get them those who dont wont. No point complianing as they are technically perfectly legal, unlike the reverse engineered Gen 1 reissues byt third party companies(but it does make you think if some tiny little china company can make an almost perfect reproduction of the Gen 1 Dino bots, how comes Takara/Hasbro say it would be too expensive).

Anyway, these look really nice, sadly I wont be buying them as I have run out space totally now.

I highly doubt these would be considered "legal", but they're manufactured in a land where those laws don't apply so it's a moot point.
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Re: New images of i-Gear MP Seeker KOs Sunstorm and "blue" Rainmaker

Postby alternator77 » Sun May 15, 2011 12:35 pm

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what they need to do is actually produce at least a couple of seekers for a review and criticism showing us what amounts to 6 or 7 new seeker repaints does no good if i cant be assured of their quality ecpecially at 130 a piece.
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