More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode

More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 10:41am CST

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We get to see some more Presser prototype images from the iGear Facebook page. These new batch of pics show the full prototype in robot mode and alt mode.

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This article was last modified on Sunday, February 19th, 2012 10:49am CST

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Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349231)
Posted by RodimalToyota on February 19th, 2012 @ 10:49am CST
Yeah, that's a 100% retool of warpath, I'd pay up to 20.00$ for it.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349237)
Posted by originaljk555 on February 19th, 2012 @ 10:59am CST
Yep seeing the robot and alt mode pics for this guy, he looks great but I agree with cylor that he's basically a deluxe warpath retooled as impactor. Still a great looking figure though.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349238)
Posted by Va'al on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:00am CST
If Hasbro were smart enough...
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349241)
Posted by Rated X on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:11am CST
Looks great but the stupid open mouth ruins it. Reminds me of dumb superhero comics muggs.

On the flip side, this is one instance where I hope Hasbro steals the idea from Igear. Just like Hasbro stole Igear's improvements to MP Starscream. Hasbro might earn back my respect if they start stealing some 3rd party ideas, instead of whining like a bunch of b**chs in court. If this is a re-tool of Warpath, Id rather pick him up for $13.99 at Walmart.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349244)
Posted by GetRightRobot on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:17am CST
Retool or copied transformation I don't care. He is awesome and I will have him. But I can't help noticing that iGear is again pushing the envelope of 3rd party I.P. theft. That molded Autobot insignia is blatant. If any 3rd party company pushes things to far, it's these clowns. :-?
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349245)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:17am CST
So defending the rights to their designs is "whining" now? Really?

This figure must come with another head. I mean, iGear has to know there are people who'd be turned off by the open mouth. I really like the way it look right now, but there's just too much out there that I want. Blowing $100 on a cool character I don't really know wouldn't be a good idea.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349252)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:26am CST
The transformation seems inspired by Warpath, but its hard to recognize the 2 as similar when not side by side, I'd even say this figure looks better as Impactor than Warpath does as Warpath. And the leg transformation seems to have some differences. siimply calling this a retool is an understatement. not one part is the same as it is on Warpath.

And consider this, if Hasbro at any point decided that Warpath would make a good Impactor, you know that it would only be a purple and yellow repaint with maybe a new head.

Also, love the molded Wreckers symbol.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349265)
Posted by El Duque on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:45am CST
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Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349267)
Posted by Wreckgar on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:46am CST
You can keep your Devastators, Seasprays and Powerglides... I'm having this!
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349272)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on February 19th, 2012 @ 12:03pm CST
Love it.

However, that moulded Autobot symbol is taking some liberties is it not?
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349275)
Posted by Rated X on February 19th, 2012 @ 12:10pm CST
Gauntlet101010 wrote:So defending the rights to their designs is "whining" now? Really?

This figure must come with another head. I mean, iGear has to know there are people who'd be turned off by the open mouth. I really like the way it look right now, but there's just too much out there that I want. Blowing $100 on a cool character I don't really know wouldn't be a good idea.



Yes it is whining. Respect the G-code, Hasbro stop snitching.

If Hasbro wants their market back, then make an impact or keep drowning in the sea of perfection known as 3rd parties. I don’t even know why we still use that silly outdated term. Hasbro is just another drop in the bucket now. IGear, Fansproject, TFC, and CHMS are all major players in the game. Just because you did something first, doesn’t mean you do it best. Ask Henry Ford…
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349281)
Posted by Mkall on February 19th, 2012 @ 12:26pm CST
I'll take one absolutely!

Rated X wrote:If Hasbro wants their market back, then make an impact or keep drowning in the sea of perfection known as 3rd parties.

And how many figures has Hasbro made in the last 6 months vs 3rd Parties?

Rated X wrote:I don’t even know why we still use that silly outdated term. Hasbro is just another drop in the bucket now.

More like Hasbro is the bucket of water and third parties are the food colouring that adds colour.

Rated X wrote:IGear, Fansproject, TFC, and CHMS are all major players in the game.

iGear hasn't really released any recent product on time according to their original ETAs
Fansproject has been dead silent since July last year
TFC was plagued with poor offerings before Herc, and Herc figures suffered some major QA issues in their early runs - though to their credit they did supply replacement parts.
CHMS has yet to produce a product that, even when copying Hasbro's, can match Hasbro's quality (i.e. joint tightness and face details)

So yeah, why should Hasbro have anything really to worry about?

Rated X wrote:Just because you did something first, doesn’t mean you do it best. Ask Henry Ford…

And yet Ford is still the 2nd largetst US-based Auto-maker.

So the moral of the story is - yes, 3rd Parties add some nice bling to a collection - but Hasbro is still the bread and butter on the Transformers Franchise, whether you like it or not.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349283)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on February 19th, 2012 @ 12:31pm CST
Rated X wrote: Just like Hasbro stole Igear's improvements to MP Starscream.


Actually, iGear stole those improvements from a customizer.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349284)
Posted by Flashwave on February 19th, 2012 @ 12:32pm CST
Rated X wrote:
Gauntlet101010 wrote:So defending the rights to their designs is "whining" now? Really?

This figure must come with another head. I mean, iGear has to know there are people who'd be turned off by the open mouth. I really like the way it look right now, but there's just too much out there that I want. Blowing $100 on a cool character I don't really know wouldn't be a good idea.



Yes it is whining. Respect the G-code, Hasbro stop snitching.

If Hasbro wants their market back, then make an impact or keep drowning in the sea of perfection known as 3rd parties. I don’t even know why we still use that silly outdated term. Hasbro is just another drop in the bucket now. IGear, Fansproject, TFC, and CHMS are all major players in the game. Just because you did something first, doesn’t mean you do it best. Ask Henry Ford…


You're talking about two different things here. Using the Autobnot symbol is no different than me going out and building a car in my backyard and selling it with a blue Ford logo on it. That's why the Alternator lines were licensed. If Hasbro has to play by the rules and ask to use someone's car, then so does someone else. Plain and simple.

Where Repro fits into all this I don't know, but even then that's more a restoration market, largely.

JRFitzpatrick7 wrote:The transformation seems inspired by Warpath, but its hard to recognize the 2 as similar when not side by side, I'd even say this figure looks better as Impactor than Warpath does as Warpath. And the leg transformation seems to have some differences. siimply calling this a retool is an understatement. not one part is the same as it is on Warpath.

There are a few differences, but the Transformation is nearly identical. The feet are obviously the front treads, you can see that in the vehicle mode if you nevr saw the robot. They did a nice job moulding the bottom ofg the legs with vents so that it sorta hides the fact,but that's Warpath's stand up transformation. The torso appears to eb folded the same way, the hands are hidden in the same place, there can't be that many ways to fold the hinges for his arms, and if yopu want to get nitpicvky the moved the Nerf Bars (Oh, excuse me, 5mm clip bar) to the side and not the top of the rear treds, but it is Warpath. I mean, come on! There's a million ways to unfold a tank, let's stop copying a transformation that works and come up with something new. Othewsise, I'd rather save the money and see if Hasbro does a repaint, cause it won't be that different.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349308)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on February 19th, 2012 @ 1:53pm CST
I always thought RTS Perceptor was ripe to be repainted into Impactor, I guess Hasbro didnt think the character was marketable enough...
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349311)
Posted by Mkall on February 19th, 2012 @ 2:00pm CST
Pretender Skywarp wrote:I always thought RTS Perceptor was ripe to be repainted into Impactor, I guess Hasbro didnt think the character was marketable enough...

Well to be fair, ourple and yellow are not the most pleasing colours to sell to a mostly boys market.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349312)
Posted by zodconvoy on February 19th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CST
Pretender Skywarp wrote:I always thought RTS Perceptor was ripe to be repainted into Impactor, I guess Hasbro didnt think the character was marketable enough...


How? The only things that version of Perceptor and Impactor have in common are the shoulder cannon (which is wrong for both characters) and the rough shape of the head. The build, proportions, and most importantly altmode are pretty close to the exact opposite of Impactor. I do however wish Hasbro had put out the Reflector repaint of Perceptor they had promised.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349341)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 19th, 2012 @ 3:26pm CST
Well, it sure does look nice...
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349367)
Posted by Stormrider on February 19th, 2012 @ 5:30pm CST
Looks great. I am surprised to see the etched faction symbol. No hiding that.
Re: More iGear Presser Prototype Images: Robot and Alt Mode (1349379)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 19th, 2012 @ 6:33pm CST
I'll make you a deal iGear: you produce this, and I'll buy it. How does that sound? And that goes for anyone from the Wreckers. So please, get on it.

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