Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder

Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder

Friday, March 4th, 2011 11:00pm CST

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Third party toy maker Headrobots has updated their website with information regarding Gyro, the set intended to upgrade Whirl from the TRU Exclusive Master of Metallikato set.

In order to get Gyro out to fans we made the difficult decision to make it available as a very limited run resin kit. The final kit will be bubble free and casted in color with artwork and will be severely limited at 100 pieces since every piece will have to be produced by hand. The price is $35 for a new head, 4 guns, and 2 wings. The below site will be the only place to get it from and because of the time involved in producing these we would rather spend time on new designs than producing these kits.


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Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190406)
Posted by Mkall on March 4th, 2011 @ 11:10pm CST
100! Wow, that's kinda restrictive, moreso than the FP Cliffjumper upgrade kit.

But I got in, thank Primus.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190407)
Posted by Flux Convoy on March 4th, 2011 @ 11:10pm CST
There isn't a thing on this planet that can save that mold. I just bought this set earlier in the week. Both figures were completely wretched and floppy. I'm glad that Whirl was actually missing pieces so I wouldn't feel guilty about returning them. I was actually pretty excited to have finally gotten them because I was excited about buying something else from these guys. Shame, I won't be doing so for this.
:BOT:
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190414)
Posted by Rated X on March 4th, 2011 @ 11:20pm CST
How hard could it be to mass produce a damn head and some solid one piece accessories ??? I am interested but I cant stand when these 3rd party companies go into "drama queen mode". If the product is available and I trust the company they choose for export, I will buy it. But Im not gonna loose sleep checking online every hour. Im not gonna compete with 100 geeks who live on the computer day and night to be the first to order. I want the head but not that bad. :lol:


UPDATE:

After Botcon is a little too long for a pre order in my book. I dont like people holding my cash for more than a month before shipping it out. If the things sell like wildfire, they will get in business mode and shell out more kits. If the last 25 or so dont sell, Ill cop one in May.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190416)
Posted by Hal7300 on March 4th, 2011 @ 11:24pm CST
...and because of the time involved in producing these we would rather spend time on new designs than producing these kits.


:???:

I'm sorry, but what?

Anyway, never heard of MegaToyFan, so a bit wary of ordering from them.

If someone on here is getting more than one, i'll gladly buy the extra...
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190432)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on March 5th, 2011 @ 12:12am CST
I don't quite understand their reasoning. Didn't they design this kit to be produced?

I like this set and was rather excited about picking it up. But, I'm not real happy it has been downgraded into just a resin kit.

I hope this isn't what happens to the Deluxe Bludgeon set, "Blood" I think it was called.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190437)
Posted by Leader_Ultra_Magnus on March 5th, 2011 @ 12:58am CST
I pre-ordered 2 sets! I'm a fan of Whirl.

I really wanted 3, but it just felt like overkill.

I'm disappointed that it doesn't look like they will be making the Bludgeon Kit :sad:
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190440)
Posted by ShardFenix on March 5th, 2011 @ 1:28am CST
you know I was really looking forward to getting the Blood/Gyro two part kit...but apparently that isnt happening.

Also "The below site will be the only place to get it from and because of the time involved in producing these we would rather spend time on new designs than producing these kits."

Wah...dont promote shit you dont plan on producing then next time. Though thanks to this show of classiness...its one less 3rd party producer to worry about. I wont be shopping with them again.

P.S. The RotF Whirl is pretty craptastic. Ill probably give mine to a little kid when I upgrade him with DotM Skyhammer who will become my new whirl.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190460)
Posted by Primacron's Little Helper on March 5th, 2011 @ 3:48am CST
I wonder if TRU slipped Headrobots a bit of cash to pretend to be making the Blood/Gyro kit to shift the vast numbers of the Bludgeon/Whirl's that were warming their shelves around the world!?

I think Headrobots have done their reputation no favours from this. 'Oh look at this exciting new thing that Headrobots are producing','Meh, it'll probably never get produced........'.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190465)
Posted by Blurrz on March 5th, 2011 @ 4:25am CST
Jimmy Drift wrote:
...and because of the time involved in producing these we would rather spend time on new designs than producing these kits.


:???:

I'm sorry, but what?

Anyway, never heard of MegaToyFan, so a bit wary of ordering from them.

If someone on here is getting more than one, i'll gladly buy the extra...


Yeah, because an established third party is totally going to link to a store that's going to scam people.


Leader_Ultra_Magnus wrote:I'm disappointed that it doesn't look like they will be making the Bludgeon Kit :sad:


They will.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190466)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on March 5th, 2011 @ 4:30am CST
Got mine. MegaToyFan is the "storefront" for CapturedPrey.com. They're pretty cool guys. I bought my red crystal Snake head from them last year at BotCon.

Also coupon code FREEBIE gives you free shipping in the US.

They never said they were going to make Gyro or (Deluxe) Blood. They should some prototypes on their site. That's all. It's just like FP with the mini Classics Megs, Matrix, etc. that never saw the light of day.

Calm down people and be thankful their doing it at all. As Flux said, the base figure here sucks, and there wasn't a whole lot of interest.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190474)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 5th, 2011 @ 5:46am CST
Just tried the FREEBIE code and got an error that said it is either expired, invalid, or reached it's usage limit.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190481)
Posted by Crisdecal on March 5th, 2011 @ 6:26am CST
Hopefully the reason they're not spending too much time producing this set is so that they can get back at making the rest of those Japanese Headmaster heads.

1 down 16 to go.

Oh yeah, MegaToyFan is who I bought my Fort Max from. Real cool guy with great prices.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190501)
Posted by Stormrider on March 5th, 2011 @ 8:46am CST
Remember the 3rd party head for FansProject Ultra Magnus? I believe it was resin as well. The heads were severely deformed.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190502)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on March 5th, 2011 @ 8:50am CST
Stormrider wrote:Does anyone remember the first 3rd party head that were made for FansProject Ultra Magnus? Weren't those resin as well? The heads were severely deformed.


But not all resin kits are bad. It depends on a lot of factors, and with some skill, it turns out well, like the Renderform kits.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190552)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on March 5th, 2011 @ 10:45am CST
I don't have anything to do with that mold, never cared for it. As for the upgrade set... 35$ for a decent head, two insignificant wings, and two small guns. Not too mention a lifespan of 100 peices. They'll be lucky to sell all 100, that seems like a total ripoff to me.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190584)
Posted by GetRightRobot on March 5th, 2011 @ 12:07pm CST
I was really looking forward to this release. Huge Wreckers fan. But I just don't have the fundage. Oh well. Still, an excellent head and nice weapons. To those who get him, I am just a tad envious. :SICK: (not sick, but green with envy)
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190595)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on March 5th, 2011 @ 12:43pm CST
So, do you guys think this head would work on the DOTM Skyhammer?
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190659)
Posted by --B-- on March 5th, 2011 @ 3:33pm CST
Kinda relieved by this, cause I really don't like that mold as my Classicsverse Whirl. Looks like my sons are getting a new helicopter in the Easter Basket.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190691)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 5th, 2011 @ 5:09pm CST
Pr1meSuspect wrote:They'll be lucky to sell all 100, that seems like a total ripoff to me.


They are now out of stock. That took less than 24 hours so I guess they were pretty lucky.
Re: Headrobots Gyro Available for Preorder (1190705)
Posted by ShardFenix on March 5th, 2011 @ 5:41pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
Pr1meSuspect wrote:They'll be lucky to sell all 100, that seems like a total ripoff to me.


They are now out of stock. That took less than 24 hours so I guess they were pretty lucky.


To be honest selling 100 isnt surprising. The attitude in that post is what gets me. And I really only wanted the blood upgrade for deluxe bludgeon

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