Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm!

Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm!

Monday, December 13th, 2010 2:24am CST

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In the world of third-party toy makers that specialize in Transformers, none generates more fan excitement and respect than Fansproject. After teasing us with computer renders and prototype images for nearly two years, they've finally released their next masterpiece: TFX-04 Protector! In keeping with Fansproject's Parallax series, the set takes a standard Transformer figure, in this case deluxe Rodimus, and provides the trailer/armor to upgrade him to Rodimus Prime (aka Rodimus Convoy in Japan). Seibertron.com has been fortunate to get one of these newly released upgrades and has created yet another comprehensive photo gallery to give you the absolute best look at this set yet.

This 431-photo gallery features the TFX-04 Protector armor on nearly all of the Rodimus figures available including Classics, Henkei, and the newly released Challenge at Cybertron/Battle in Space version. It also highlights the trailer's tank and cannon modes, shows off his gun extension and new roller companion, and features images of Protector ready to charge into battle with past Fansproject favorites WB001 Warbot Defender and TFX-01 City Commander.

And of course, no gallery of TFX-04 Protector would be complete without a good look at his Targetmaster companion TFX-05 Sidearm, available separately from Fansproject. Sidearm is an homage to G1 Hot Rod's Targetmaster partner Firebolt.

So while you're still patiently waiting your TFX-04 Protector and TFX-05 Sidearm to show up at your door, our amazing galleries should hold you over until they arrive! Click on one of the images below to get started.

TFX-04 Protector (Rodimus Prime)

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TFX-05 Sidearm (Firebolt)

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This article was last modified on Monday, December 13th, 2010 7:13am CST

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Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156826)
Posted by Blurrz on December 13th, 2010 @ 4:09am CST
Thank the heavens for FP.

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Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156870)
Posted by Counterpunch on December 13th, 2010 @ 6:46am CST
Holy crap in a hat.

A redesigned head can not come fast enough.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156881)
Posted by Tigertrack on December 13th, 2010 @ 7:34am CST
Adam's apple right?

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Wonder how it looks without the new head?

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Maybe not.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156901)
Posted by Mach on December 13th, 2010 @ 8:08am CST
Ryan, as i can see u have problem fitting the head properly....
Do u know that the Protector face plate u can pull it out and reinstall back again?
After u pull it out, do not plug in fully.... Leave some space for his "eyebrow"....
Then u try to fit the head again onto Rodimus....
U will see that the protector head will fit in better....
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156943)
Posted by Seibertron on December 13th, 2010 @ 10:40am CST
Mach wrote:Ryan, as i can see u have problem fitting the head properly....
Do u know that the Protector face plate u can pull it out and reinstall back again?
After u pull it out, do not plug in fully.... Leave some space for his "eyebrow"....
Then u try to fit the head again onto Rodimus....
U will see that the protector head will fit in better....


??? The instructions make no mention of this, at least not that I can see. Vangelus also had the same problem that I had in his video review.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156947)
Posted by im ruined on December 13th, 2010 @ 10:41am CST
:APPLAUSE: I was on the fence hardcore about this. I even canceled my preorder twice, But God**mn he gets way bigger than his original figure and that was what I feared the most was a slight change in size, but damn! :KREMZEEK: I'm gettin this. Who was the hidden dark bot in the comic?
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156952)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on December 13th, 2010 @ 10:50am CST
Awwww... No pictures of the Season 3 FP boys with one of the Arcees and Blurr? Or are you waiting until Kup and Perceptor come out for that one?
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156957)
Posted by Seibertron on December 13th, 2010 @ 11:00am CST
Midnight_Fox wrote:Awwww... No pictures of the Season 3 FP boys with one of the Arcees and Blurr? Or are you waiting until Kup and Perceptor come out for that one?


I'll do an update with a few extra pics when Kup comes out, but those pics might just end up in Kup's gallery. I also wanted to do a pic of FansProject City Commander, Protector, and Optimus Prime (with FansProject trailer) in vehicle mode, but didn't think of it until late last night. I might add that pic as well in the future.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156969)
Posted by It Is Him on December 13th, 2010 @ 11:22am CST
Can Classics Hot Rod hold TFX Sidearm (Firebolt)?

Edit: Nevermind. I just answered my own dumb question (:

Edit 2: Is Firebolt too big for Hot Rod to hold with his arm extended? It looks that way from the pictures.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156972)
Posted by Seibertron on December 13th, 2010 @ 11:32am CST
It Is Him wrote:Can Classics Hot Rod hold TFX Sidearm (Firebolt)?

Edit: Nevermind. I just answered my own dumb question (:

Edit 2: Is Firebolt too big for Hot Rod to hold with his arm extended? It looks that way from the pictures.


Yep. I was really disappointed with that because Sidearm should be partnered with Rodimus, not Protector.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156989)
Posted by Requiem Prime on December 13th, 2010 @ 12:08pm CST
I'm glad the gallery shows off all the "red" versions with the trailer and armor. Battle in Space Rodimus is so no doing it for me. He's going to me my "Hot Rod" so I have a version Sidearm can ride with.

Of course, there's also the old rule: "if you can't match it, clash it", I wonder what TFCC Side Burn would look like after a taste of the Artifact.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156994)
Posted by Counterpunch on December 13th, 2010 @ 12:13pm CST
Requiem Prime wrote:I'm glad the gallery shows off all the "red" versions with the trailer and armor. Battle in Space Rodimus is so no doing it for me.


I tried to tell a certain Twincast host that would be how it ended up and he was all a digital rage of disbelief.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1156998)
Posted by Slick_Prime on December 13th, 2010 @ 12:17pm CST
It it missing a paint decal on the top back portion of the trailer?
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1157008)
Posted by Seibertron on December 13th, 2010 @ 12:41pm CST
Mach wrote:Ryan, as i can see u have problem fitting the head properly....
Do u know that the Protector face plate u can pull it out and reinstall back again?
After u pull it out, do not plug in fully.... Leave some space for his "eyebrow"....
Then u try to fit the head again onto Rodimus....
U will see that the protector head will fit in better....


After looking at the figure again, this isn't a problem that I had. It's a problem with the design of the toy. It's correct how I have it in the gallery. I don't want to have its face pulled part way down to expose a "brow" area on his forehead to make his face longer to cover up the "neck" (aka Rodimus' chin). I don't think that's what FansProject's designer had in mind. I have it the same way that FansProject did at BotCon and as far as I can tell in their previous pictures.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1157017)
Posted by zodconvoy on December 13th, 2010 @ 1:10pm CST
If the head went all the way down, he'd have no neck and it would look weirder. He would be peeking over his own engine block! I for one can live with the Adam's apple.

Now, it's just a race between BBTS and my paycheck on Friday! I've never wanted to wait longer for something so bad in my life!
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1157031)
Posted by dirkmagirk1 on December 13th, 2010 @ 1:39pm CST
any news on TFX-04B Shadow Scyther coming soon? and another question for us that have wildrider will we have to buy sidearm and chrome the spoilers silver ourselves?, since it looks like the figure comes with gray to match sg roddy
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1157034)
Posted by Seibertron on December 13th, 2010 @ 1:45pm CST
dirkmagirk1 wrote:any news on TFX-04B Shadow Scyther coming soon? and another question for us that have wildrider will we have to buy sidearm and chrome the spoilers silver ourselves?, since it looks like the figure comes with gray to match sg roddy


That's a good question. I imagine Sidearm will be released separately again with silver chromed wings.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1157050)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on December 13th, 2010 @ 2:32pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
dirkmagirk1 wrote:any news on TFX-04B Shadow Scyther coming soon? and another question for us that have wildrider will we have to buy sidearm and chrome the spoilers silver ourselves?, since it looks like the figure comes with gray to match sg roddy


That's a good question. I imagine Sidearm will be released separately again with silver chromed wings.


Actually, Scyther comes with both sets of spoiler add-ons:

http://www.fansproject.com/?p=548

FP wrote:Special Thank you:
FansProject would like to thank you all for the feedback!!!
As requested by our Fans, we had added new extra bonus.....
-Additional pair of:
"Chromed dark color add-on wings and spoiler".


All, in all, awesome. But that means there'll be no Sidearm for Scyther, probably to further differentiate them.
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1157071)
Posted by Hans on December 13th, 2010 @ 3:24pm CST
I already have a Henkei Rodimus, but I'm keeping that intact, as he's a perfect opponent to Galvatron on the shelf. I just ordered the Battle in Space giftset for the Rodimus I'll be pairing with the Protector set. Thanks to these pictures I see they fit reasonably well together (although the colorscheme for that giftset Rodimus is terrible).

I'll probably give him the chrome wings from Sidearm to give him a little extra class and polish. I wonder how the chrome wings and Battle in Space Rodimus would look together on Protector :)

Also, I'll be placing him opposite D.I.A. Commander, as he had chrome details too. I bet they'll look cool together on the shelf 8)
Re: Exclusive New Gallery: Fansproject TFX-04 Protector & TFX-05 Sidearm! (1157076)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on December 13th, 2010 @ 3:37pm CST
Hans wrote:I already have a Henkei Rodimus, but I'm keeping that intact, as he's a perfect opponent to Galvatron on the shelf. I just ordered the Battle in Space giftset for the Rodimus I'll be pairing with the Protector set. Thanks to these pictures I see they fit reasonably well together (although the colorscheme for that giftset Rodimus is terrible).

I'll probably give him the chrome wings from Sidearm to give him a little extra class and polish. I wonder how the chrome wings and Battle in Space Rodimus would look together on Protector :)

Also, I'll be placing him opposite D.I.A. Commander, as he had chrome details too. I bet they'll look cool together on the shelf 8)


No bets, there. ;)

Oh, he is gorgeous! I cannot wait to get those two! FP, take my paycheck and give me more awesome!

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