Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules

Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 9:13am CST

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It appears third-party accessory maker Dr. Wu have turned their attention to the recently completed TFC Toys Hercules with a roaring replacement face plate. This set is titled DW-P04 Roaring, and prototype images have been posted by the Transformers Galaxy Hong Kong Fans Group. Images mirrored below.


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Credit(s): TF Galaxy HK Fans Group


This article was last modified on Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 9:19am CST

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Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343718)
Posted by 1111111222233333 on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:24am CST
I don't know why Dr. Wu gets so much flak, this is AWESOME.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343722)
Posted by eyl on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:29am CST
They rip off the design from G.I.Eddie, a board member of TFW2005. :evil:
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343723)
Posted by GetRightRobot on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:30am CST
This might just be my first Dr. Wu purchase. I like it!
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343724)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:30am CST
didn't someone else make this independently? did Dr. Wu rip them off?

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/items-sal ... cules.html
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343726)
Posted by Flux Convoy on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:35am CST
Fistful of Energon wrote:didn't someone else make this independently? did Dr. Wu rip them off?

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/items-sal ... cules.html

Yup. These guys make garbage and apparently rip off the work of others too now. What a joke.
:BOT:
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343727)
Posted by El Duque on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:35am CST
According to the Dr. Wu facebook page: "The design of this product is somewhat inspired by the work of TFW2005 member G.I.EDDIE"

G.I.EDDIE says he doesn't really care if they used his design.

G.I.EDDIE wrote:
i genuinely could care less...in fact i'm glad they did it...apparently its difficult for folks in China to get stuff from the states?

and like the old saying goes, immitation is the sincerest form of flattery

and really, we're all, (TFC, me, Wu) ripping off IDW Devy...

gotta say, it looks pretty nice, much better than the CC faces thats for sure
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343728)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:35am CST
Great minds think alike? It's possible that he simply had the same idea.

While it's nice, I'd have preferred it if he made the head from the cartoon. Of course he'd probably skip the red transparent plastic found throughout the figure, so maybe it's a good thing he didn't try at it...
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343734)
Posted by Flux Convoy on February 7th, 2012 @ 9:50am CST
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Great minds think alike? It's possible that he simply had the same idea.

The same exact idea? Only weeks apart? Practically the same exact sculpt? No sir. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/items-sal ... ost7137395 Screw those guys. It isn't imitation OR flattery when it's straight up theft.
:BOT:
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343740)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 7th, 2012 @ 10:03am CST
ok... enough with the hercules
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343743)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on February 7th, 2012 @ 10:05am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Great minds think alike? It's possible that he simply had the same idea.

The same exact idea? Only weeks apart? The same exact sculpt? No sir. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/items-sal ... ost7137395 Screw those guys. It isn't imitation OR flattery when it's straight up theft.
:BOT:

The rage face at TFW is pretty obscure and these things take a bit of time to sculpt.

They're very similar, but they're based off the same face TFC made for the same toy. Considering how many times Devy roared ... yeah, I could see two people having the same idea for this and coming to a similar end.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343745)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on February 7th, 2012 @ 10:14am CST
El Duque wrote:According to the Dr. Wu facebook page: "The design of this product is somewhat inspired by the work of TFW2005 member G.I.EDDIE"

G.I.EDDIE says he doesn't really care if they used his design.

G.I.EDDIE wrote:
i genuinely could care less...in fact i'm glad they did it...apparently its difficult for folks in China to get stuff from the states?

and like the old saying goes, immitation is the sincerest form of flattery

and really, we're all, (TFC, me, Wu) ripping off IDW Devy...

gotta say, it looks pretty nice, much better than the CC faces thats for sure

WOW.. That's magnanimous... props to him :APPLAUSE:
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343747)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on February 7th, 2012 @ 10:19am CST
Looks like I was dead wrong.

Glad it's being handled in a friendly way.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343748)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on February 7th, 2012 @ 10:26am CST
I like it ,i havnt got herc but its showing more emotion than those magnus faces.

dr wu am not sure what type of direction there going in with ther stuff been that random, metroplex eyes? and how many figures have face plates? the best thing so far is the hound and ravage set but thats still nothing to give major credit to.

they need to think a bit bigger imo , make some new heads to start with theres plenty to do a bet they would get plenty more interest in them.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343753)
Posted by First-Aid on February 7th, 2012 @ 10:30am CST
He looks like he's belching... :shock:
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343764)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on February 7th, 2012 @ 10:56am CST
Its cool that the original designer is cool about it...but it doesn't change the fact that they did it without permission and this is the best they can come up with.

Im sorry but everything this company has produced is lackluster at best.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343766)
Posted by Gearslide on February 7th, 2012 @ 10:58am CST
So they make unnecessary mediocre add-ons that don't sell, and in an attempt to make money, blatantly steal another person's work?

Nice.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343796)
Posted by chonosmoon on February 7th, 2012 @ 11:39am CST
This is a no for me. He looks more "Surprised" than roaring.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343806)
Posted by BeastProwl on February 7th, 2012 @ 11:55am CST
Ok, I'm just going to say it.
IMA FIRIN' MAH LAZAAARRR!!!!
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
Ok, now that that immature outburst is out of my system, looks odd to me.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343821)
Posted by First-Aid on February 7th, 2012 @ 12:13pm CST
Gearslide wrote:So they make unnecessary mediocre add-ons that don't sell, and in an attempt to make money, blatantly steal another person's work?

Nice.


This. THe line between actual and perceived intellectual property is getting very blurred. One of these days soon, the line is going to break and then we'll all be up to our headmasters in lawyers. My bet is still on the "Herbie-bot"...Disney is truly and horrifyingly anal about their properties and profits.
Re: Dr. Wu DW-P04 Roaring Face Plate for TFC Toys Hercules (1343833)
Posted by dedcat on February 7th, 2012 @ 12:44pm CST
First-Aid wrote:He looks like he's belching... :shock:


That was my first reaction as well.

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