Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender

Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender

Friday, October 21st, 2011 10:29am CDT

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Courtesy of HK-TF we have an image of a possible upgrade set for FansProject's Springer homage Defender. It appears the set will include a sticker sheet, heel extensions to add stability, and possibly a new sword. The package insert identifies the producer as sxidesigns. Image mirrored below.

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Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303509)
Posted by dougpassat on October 21st, 2011 @ 10:51am CDT
Fansproject has got to offer second runs on there figures, I would surely pick up a Warbot or Ultra Magnus Upgrade.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303512)
Posted by StryderPrime on October 21st, 2011 @ 10:55am CDT
I love how 3rd Parties are now making upgrades to other 3rd parties products.

So should I said this is a 4th Party then? Anyway..if a new sword is including then i sold on it
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303515)
Posted by Kibble on October 21st, 2011 @ 11:01am CDT
dougpassat wrote:Fansproject has got to offer second runs on there figures, I would surely pick up a Warbot or Ultra Magnus Upgrade.

They already have... But no doubt you mean additional runs now.

As for the upgrade set, wonder how much it'll run? If it's inexpensive, like $15 or so, I may be interested. If it's like $30 or more...none of this is really necessary to me. Not sure I'd even use the stickers. Heel extensions I can understand, but I don't do much with this figure other than display him so once he's up, he's up. The sword looks promising, but the one it comes with is satisfactory.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303516)
Posted by Requiem Prime on October 21st, 2011 @ 11:02am CDT
StryderPrime wrote:I love how 3rd Parties are now making upgrades to other 3rd parties products.

So should I said this is a 4th Party then? Anyway..if a new sword is including then i sold on it


I suppose 4th party works.

I hope the heel bits blend nicely. Storing nicely would be a plus.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303518)
Posted by Prime Evil on October 21st, 2011 @ 11:06am CDT
OK, I know there are heels out there for Defender, but if I can get another sword then sure, I may bite depending on price. I don't think I would pay more then $20 myself.

And speaking of Defender, when the heck are we gonna get a recolor of this Bot? I wants NAOW!! :twisted:
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303522)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on October 21st, 2011 @ 11:13am CDT
StryderPrime wrote:I love how 3rd Parties are now making upgrades to other 3rd parties products.

So should I said this is a 4th Party then? Anyway..if a new sword is including then i sold on it



It seems a bit taboo...LOL! :VEHI:
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303526)
Posted by daimchoc on October 21st, 2011 @ 11:24am CDT
Sticker sheet, heel extension, and new sword....

Funny thing is that reprolabels is already selling a sticker sheet http://www.reprolabels.com/Classics/springer.php, jpaxson/process from shapeways is selling the heel extension http://www.shapeways.com/model/188131/defender_heels__pair_.html?gid=mg, and I'm sure there's another sword available on shapeways... :lol:

That sword looks like a modded Drift sword.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303552)
Posted by zodconvoy on October 21st, 2011 @ 12:31pm CDT
Awww. I thought Fansprojects were putting out the set the same way they did it for City Commander.

You got my hopes up... :sad:
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303565)
Posted by donnie_707 on October 21st, 2011 @ 12:54pm CDT
FP needs to make another run for all their toys......getting their stuff off the second market aint cheap!
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303597)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 21st, 2011 @ 2:01pm CDT
Hmm. If it's super cheap I might go for this, but only for like $10, and the heels have to store in both vehicle modes.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303635)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 21st, 2011 @ 3:13pm CDT
Provided the new pieces integrate fully with all the modes I'll definately get this. Always felt the sword/rotor blade was a little on the small side, plus I don't like how the two halves of the sword don't hold tightly together.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303643)
Posted by alternator77 on October 21st, 2011 @ 3:33pm CDT
almost spit up my coffee >:oP am i the only one who thought this was an armor to make him bigger :lol:

ill have to pass though hes fine just as he is in my book ;)^
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303661)
Posted by Forgotten on October 21st, 2011 @ 4:08pm CDT
If the quality is on par with the quality of Springer.....Uhm I mean Warbot, then I will definitely buy this. Since I have not bought the Shapeways heel spurs or the Reprolabels sticker sheet. If it comes with a sticker of the Half & Half Insignia pictured I would really like that. Especially since the evil repaint is supposed to be released in the next few months. :CON: :KREMZEEK:
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303685)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 21st, 2011 @ 5:18pm CDT
Looks like it could be pretty cool. The scimtar blade that came with springer is cool, but its almost too curvy for the tottaly boxy springer.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303688)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on October 21st, 2011 @ 5:27pm CDT
Well, I like his sword already, I have him kneeling and he doesn't need stickers. So... tea, anyone?
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303700)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 21st, 2011 @ 5:48pm CDT
I'm not completely sold but if it's nice when it comes out and really cheap, ill pick it up.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303704)
Posted by Blackstreak on October 21st, 2011 @ 5:57pm CDT
I didn't think my Defender needed an upgrade kit. He stands just fine on his own and the sword is cool enough. I'll be passing on this one.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303722)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 21st, 2011 @ 6:39pm CDT
A third party product for a third party product?

This I gotta see. /:)
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303790)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 21st, 2011 @ 9:32pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:A third party product for a third party product?

This I gotta see. /:)


It's happened before.
Re: Potential Upgrade Set for FansProject Defender (1303791)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 21st, 2011 @ 9:33pm CDT
Those heels are a Shapeways product. I have a set and they do wonders for his stability. The rest of this "kit" is an easy pass for me though. I couldn't care less about the stickers and he already comes with a nice sword that works for his copter mode as intended.
:BOT:

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