iGear Octopunch On The Way?

Transformers News: iGear Octopunch On The Way?

Monday, January 9th, 2012 7:18AM CST

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It looks like third-party toy group iGear may be following BotCon's lead and repainting/remolding their Seaspray homage, Spray, into Octopunch. Full Metal Hero has received a digibash of Spray with G1 Octopunch's Pretender shell head and colors. Chock it up as rumor for the moment. Image mirrored below.

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Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331755)
Posted by WolfDawg on January 9th, 2012 @ 7:24am CST
This is not something I would ever buy, but the head sculpt looks really nice.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331757)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on January 9th, 2012 @ 7:37am CST
I just wish my Spray and Rager would arrive at my doorstep.... Piss on something new, get the items people preordered months ago to them..

Oh and I am not digging this fig..
Instead of repainting old figs, why not attempt a true pretender, with a shell..
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331759)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 9th, 2012 @ 7:54am CST


WolfDawg wrote:This is not something I would ever buy, but the head sculpt looks really nice.

The head s the original G1 toy photoshopped onto the figure.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331767)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:25am CST
on your mark's, get set, terrible.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331769)
Posted by RhA on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:26am CST
Really? I mean, really-REALLY?
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331773)
Posted by craggy on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:37am CST
I like it more than Spray, but I've never really been a fan of Seaspray anyway. That said, the only reason I could see to get this would be so that Thunderwing doesn't look quite so tiny next to Bludgeon and Skullgrin.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331780)
Posted by juxtapose519 on January 9th, 2012 @ 9:10am CST
So we're all ignoring the fact that this is just G1 Octopunch's head Photoshopped onto a recoloured version of iGear's original Spray render? Ok, I'll play along. But it's not real.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331781)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 9th, 2012 @ 9:33am CST
juxtapose519 wrote:So we're all ignoring the fact that this is just G1 Octopunch's head Photoshopped onto a recoloured version of iGear's original Spray render?


No. It's been said.

Given how quickly this image has come to light and its Photoshopped nature I'm going to guess its simply a random fan made image. I know iGear are prone to milk a mold of its repaints, but I'd reckon that Octopunch from Sea Spray is too big of a departure from the norm for them.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331785)
Posted by El Duque on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:00am CST
Sodan-1 wrote:
juxtapose519 wrote:So we're all ignoring the fact that this is just G1 Octopunch's head Photoshopped onto a recoloured version of iGear's original Spray render?


No. It's been said.

Given how quickly this image has come to light and its Photoshopped nature I'm going to guess its simply a random fan made image. I know iGear are prone to milk a mold of its repaints, but I'd reckon that Octopunch from Sea Spray is too big of a departure from the norm for them.


Yes it's clearly a photoshop job, but FMH's Andy is a reliable source of info. It makes sence for iGear to capitalize on the BotCon hype by repainting their Spray mold into Octopunch.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331787)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:06am CST
fanmade or not it is crap
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331788)
Posted by Neurie on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:07am CST
Very simple photo shop. but it still better than the Botcon version.

Shame people dont do what the guys at Roll Call Roll Out did and make thier own pretender (Bio Armour Kraken).
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331798)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:38am CST
griftimus prime wrote:fanmade or not it is crap


What made you think that it wasn't fan-made?
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331800)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:40am CST
NO. It doesn't work the same way. HTFD Seaspray actually looks like he's in a diver's suit. This one, I just think their using the idea...
The sad thing is though, in the secondary market, between this one and the botcon repaint, wich one do you think will be cheaper? everything's backwards! 8-}
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331803)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:42am CST
Neurie wrote:Very simple photo shop. but it still better than the Botcon version.


How is it better? all we've seen of the Botcon version is a pic of him inside a baggy while in vehicle mode.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331804)
Posted by triKlops on January 9th, 2012 @ 10:46am CST
that is a pretty quick turnaround on this repaint
looks pretty cool though
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331806)
Posted by Rated X on January 9th, 2012 @ 11:00am CST
Wack. Not interested. Can whoever did this render do one for the HFTD Seaspray ???
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331809)
Posted by Forgotten on January 9th, 2012 @ 11:19am CST
No point in denying it, if they do this(and I know it's a photoshop mock-up) I will buy it. I think it's actually plausible considering the Nemesis Rager repaint that they have shown. Only makes sense to do repaints(and possibly a remold) to both molds since they came out together. On a different note, is there a release date on iGear Cosmos & what is MW-03?
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331814)
Posted by Tigertrack on January 9th, 2012 @ 11:32am CST
Considering this will likely be about $20, and the Botcon version will likely be $60+, I may go for this instead. Plus scale of the Botcon one is huge and I'm not sure how it will look with my display.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331820)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 9th, 2012 @ 11:38am CST
ha ha. If it stays at the same kinda-affordable price, I might get one of these.
Re: iGear Octopunch On The Way? (1331832)
Posted by craggy on January 9th, 2012 @ 12:44pm CST
juxtapose519 wrote:So we're all ignoring the fact that this is just G1 Octopunch's head Photoshopped onto a recoloured version of iGear's original Spray render? Ok, I'll play along. But it's not real.


Half the time the first few pics we see of the Botcon or Club Exclusives are photoshopped. Heck, anyone seen any official Hasbro images of their toys that weren't?

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