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Saturday, June 4th, 2011 5:47PM CDTCategories: Toy News, Event News, Unlicensed Products News
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Posted by Burn on June 4th, 2011 @ 5:57pm CDT
Guess that answers a few questions.
Posted by Verathrax on June 4th, 2011 @ 5:58pm CDT
Posted by Anonymous on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:05pm CDT
Posted by Down_Shift on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:06pm CDT
Posted by lbullock7 on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:11pm CDT
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:19pm CDT
Verathrax wrote:=P~ G2 prime looks sick!p.s. anyone know what that new black mold looks like next to the fansproject insecticons?
That is the new HeartMaster figure which homages Powermasters
Posted by Prime Evil on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:26pm CDT
FansProject whipping boy for life!!!!!
Posted by Anonymous on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:28pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:That is the new HeartMaster figure which homages Powermasters
As an addendum to that... just saw the alt mode pics of that HeartMaster, it could very well be a War Within Grimlock PowerMaster hybrid... includes a hinged covered cockpit for the HM.
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:31pm CDT
Posted by WarGraver on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:50pm CDT
I don't like the light grey on the Insecticons, but otherwise they are fantastic as a group.
Seaspray and Powerglide are okay, I guess, but seem unnecessary.
The Heart Master is probably a must-have, but I would like to see what insertion of the heart does.
Posted by Blurrz on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:13pm CDT
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:19pm CDT
Posted by Stormrider on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:22pm CDT
Posted by nthcircle on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:24pm CDT
HeartMaster is a War Within Grimlock homage and looks good in person.
Posted by Rodimus Minor on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:36pm CDT
I'm also interested in the Igear Minibots
Posted by Tigertrack on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:47pm CDT
iGear may have won my support if they continue to crank out all these NEW pieces.
Posted by DMSL on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:00pm CDT
The Insecticons look amazing, definately getting those. Seaspray i might get if he's reasonable size compared to other Classics figs. Powerglide not so good he has a HUGE noggin'.
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:04pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:So FansProject and iGear are each making a Seaspray?
Posted by krenger99 on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:11pm CDT
All that aside...
If you didn't make it to the show, don't feel bad. It wasn't all that spectacular. Damn near everyone was trying to get rich with each and every sale. The mark up on figures, old and new, was ridiculous. The cheapest I saw Classics Thundercracker going for was $25.- and Warpath was going for $45.-. It really just made me sick 'cuz if you stood around and watched, those that were selling them had many stashed and acted like each was their last one for sale. Towards the later hours of the day, many a dealer still had loads of merchandise on their tables. TF Animated blisters marked up to $30 on avg., $10.99 figures sitting in the aisles of Target and Walmart right now, marked up to $30.-... It was just really outrageous.
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:18pm CDT
Damn, need to change my shorts....There. All done. Uh, oh crap, I'm still jizzing. From this gallery its only really the FansProject stuff that interests me.
The Insecticons. Slightly underwhelmed with the paint scheme, but no where near enough to put me off getting all of them. I wonder what, if anything, the logos on their chests mean. And look, real chains!! That's totally awesome.
Should we assume Seaspray and Powerglide are going to be CA-06 & -07? They look pretty good, but also kind of simplistic for FP. They'll be great for those who like their Minibots to be mini. Me? I'll be sticking with HFTD Seaspray and Universe Powerglide.
Heartmaster officially has me interested. Grimlock seems like a very odd choice (not that I'm holding that against it). When I first saw the images, I thought it was FP's version of Rolling Thunder.
I REALLY like their G2 Prime upgrade, enough to make me track down the one figure I perhaps instantly loathed as soon as I saw it. I think this makes it look badass though. Look forward to hearing more about this and Heartmaster.
FansProject and iGear are haemorrhaging figures at the moment, and with more and more third party manufacturers getting into the game I'm actually starting to get worried about potential legal action from HasTak.
EDIT: Having spent several minutes looking at the photos, I feel fairly confident that Heartmaster IS Rolling Thunder. The head just doesn't make me think Grimlock. It does however look VERY Don Figueroa Prime, as do the shoulders, and the overall stature is more slender and grand than hulking-beast. Then look at vehicle mode: if that's not a space for attaching a trailer then I'll circumcise myself with a chainsaw.... Maybe.
Can anyone who attended the convention and talked to the guys at TFSource offer any clarification?