More 3rd Party Minibots: X Transbots Powerglide and Wheelie
Monday, June 27th, 2011 9:55am CDTCategories: Toy News, Unlicensed Products News
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For those of you who've been around longer may recognise the blacked out figures as JizaiToys' Perfect Transform Wheelie and Powerglide. However, we do not know if these will be KO's of the famous licensed Garage Kits, or if the poster simply uses JizaiToys' stock photography.
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Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:02am CDT
Posted by GetRightRobot on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:15am CDT
Posted by Prime Evil on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:21am CDT
With all these third party companies vying for a piece of the market, I really doubt all of these companies will succeed. Not only that, but they are gonna pretty much wipe each other out producing the same character's. So if that is what's going to start to happen, then I am going to have to narrow what I buy and from which maker. So for I trust FansProject, Perfect Effect, and Headrobots...that's it really.
Make Toys: will keep an eye on, especially since they have a lil connection with FansProj. +1
iGear: 1 good kup head, but I need to see how their non KO full figures are. Looking forward to puchasing their Wreckers line. Cmon Impactor!!
TFClub: For some reason, I'm just not feeling their Hercules.
Everyone else, you are at the lower rung of the latter and will have to do some amazing stuff for me to start dipping into "the bottom end" of your pool.
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:31am CDT
But, yeah, hopefully this will lead to competitive pricing.
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:33am CDT
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:36am CDT
Do the 3rd party guys operate using a hive mind?
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:49am CDT
Posted by necr0blivion on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:50am CDT
I really don't have a clue as to what's going on, but with 3 companies tackling the same subset of figures... this is getting to be overkill.
Posted by Requiem Prime on June 27th, 2011 @ 10:52am CDT
But there is one thing I don't mind. Since every company has to (or certainly should) produce their own designs each minibot will be different. Not only do you get to pick which would really be your G1 characters, it opens up having a varied army of bots you can ascribe your own fanon identities with.
Posted by FullMetalGeth on June 27th, 2011 @ 11:15am CDT
Doubledealer25 wrote:WANT WANT WANT!!!!
Posted by Sodan-1 on June 27th, 2011 @ 11:16am CDT
Requiem Prime wrote:But there is one thing I don't mind. Since every company has to (or certainly should) produce their own designs each minibot will be different. Not only do you get to pick which would really be your G1 characters, it opens up having a varied army of bots you can ascribe your own fanon identities with.
You are of course right, but I personally find it hard enough to decide between Hasbro and Takara's differing colour schemes, let alone potentially 2+ different molds.
Posted by kirbenvost on June 27th, 2011 @ 11:54am CDT
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on June 27th, 2011 @ 11:58am CDT
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 27th, 2011 @ 12:19pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Didn't Perfect Effect also announce a Wheelie a while back? When they announced the Lazer/Buzzer mold?
Yep http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... lie/18751/
With three different choices on each Minibot, possibly 4 with Wheelie, I guess I better sharpen my decision making skills.
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 27th, 2011 @ 12:28pm CDT
The only thing that is making these mini bots better than my fav classics/henkei is these will be armed and that is awesome. Since they did do Wheelie I would dare them to do Cosmos, Pipes, and Outback...'nuff said!
Posted by Mindmaster on June 27th, 2011 @ 12:31pm CDT
Posted by transbot90210 on June 27th, 2011 @ 12:39pm CDT
I would also like to add that I am now part of the TF franchise
I am the only Transbot on any boards so I know I inspired that name.
Yeah me woot woot.
Posted by rpetras on June 27th, 2011 @ 1:08pm CDT
With the 3rd party Arcees, we got the orders for the first one without ever seeing the second, which was, IMO, much better.
I ended up buying both, only to then be disappointed with the first one.
With this Minibot situation, we are seeing prototypes and images now, and we will be able to make educated choices before we buy.
Hopefully these guys will send out a few freebies to Seibertron (*hint*hint*) so we can see what these will look like, and get a few comparison pics before we plunk down our hard earned cash.
Posted by Motorthing on June 27th, 2011 @ 2:25pm CDT
I love the minibots, I'm more than happy that we are getting what look like some very good quality versions of important gaps in the Generations line up but come on 3rd Parties,,,,no more Powerglide!
And if you are all going Mini is it too much to ask that someone finally gets around to Brawn and Beachcomber?
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 27th, 2011 @ 2:34pm CDT
necr0blivion wrote:If these are the Jizai Toys or KOs of such, I really liked the pictures I'd seen previously.
Same here. If these are those rumored remakes in better materials, I am all over them. Both Jizai figures looked perfect to me in person. Man, Powerglide is getting some love lately. That's pretty exciting to me.