Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open

Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open

Thursday, August 25th, 2011 10:24pm CDT

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Seiberton.com member Venksta has updated the homepage of his garage kit company Renderform with finalized images of his next project, RF-006 Gold Scout, and opened preorders. The kit is designed to upgrade Takara's United Bumblebee into a Classics Universe Goldbug, and features a new head mold plus two new hand guns. The set is also available in multiple color options for collectors who may not have the United version.

Images mirrored below, the kit can be preordered by clicking here.

Below are the test castings of the final RF-006 Gold Scout upgrade kit. This kit was created to make one of your extra Bumblebee figures into Goldbug. As not everyone has a United Bumblebee, I have decided to offer the RF-006 kit in 4 different colors, to help you make your ideal classics Gold Bug figure, out of whichever spare Bumblebee figure you have. The main RF-006 kit is the G1 version, which comes in the navy blue color. However, since none of the figures have navy blue present, the color might seem out of place. So you might find one of the other colors work better for you.


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Credit(s): Renderform


This article was last modified on Thursday, August 25th, 2011 10:45pm CDT

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Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1281731)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 25th, 2011 @ 10:32pm CDT
Man, just fixing to news this but was busy ordering mine first. These kits are looking great and will be my first Renderform product.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1281751)
Posted by Rated X on August 25th, 2011 @ 11:05pm CDT
I popped on the blue one. Saving the RTS body for Hubcap and Classics for Bumper. This guy does some great work !
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1281816)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 26th, 2011 @ 4:53am CDT
Am I right in thinking that this set hasn't always had interchangable visors? The solid visor on the earlier photos looked more integrated. To be able to pick and choose which colour head to have is a nice touch, and it's admirable for Renderform to want to please everyone with the different visors, but I feel the final product has suffered for it.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1281913)
Posted by Mkall on August 26th, 2011 @ 10:12am CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Am I right in thinking that this set hasn't always had interchangable visors? The solid visor on the earlier photos looked more integrated. To be able to pick and choose which colour head to have is a nice touch, and it's admirable for Renderform to want to please everyone with the different visors, but I feel the final product has suffered for it.

Maybe the visor has always been detachable and we just hadn't seen it until today?

Either way it looks really neat. I got the standard Goldbug head for my United Bumblebee
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1281918)
Posted by Prime Evil on August 26th, 2011 @ 10:17am CDT
This is my 2nd Renderform purchase. It was hard for me to decide between the blue head and black. I went against the grain and choose black. I'm still excited none the less and as if things couldn't be timed any better, United BB just arrived in my BBTS account this morning! Whoooo!!! :grin:
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1282082)
Posted by --B-- on August 26th, 2011 @ 3:45pm CDT
Prime Evil wrote:This is my 2nd Renderform purchase. It was hard for me to decide between the blue head and black. I went against the grain and choose black. I'm still excited none the less and as if things couldn't be timed any better, United BB just arrived in my BBTS account this morning! Whoooo!!! :grin:



I was all about this until I saw the price. $30 plus shipping is a bit much for that tiny head and 2 little guns, especially since the Headrobots Blood set with head and 2 swords was almost half the price. I know the circumstances and why it could be priced high, and I picked up a United BB assuming this set would be made by someone, but that's a bit much for me.

Kinda disappointed now.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1282133)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 26th, 2011 @ 6:08pm CDT
--B-- wrote:I was all about this until I saw the price. $30 plus shipping is a bit much for that tiny head and 2 little guns, especially since the Headrobots Blood set with head and 2 swords was almost half the price. I know the circumstances and why it could be priced high, and I picked up a United BB assuming this set would be made by someone, but that's a bit much for me.

Kinda disappointed now.


You can always go for the Growing Pains Custom Kit with a tiny head and 1 gun for the much lower price of $29.99.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1282176)
Posted by --B-- on August 26th, 2011 @ 7:57pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
--B-- wrote:I was all about this until I saw the price. $30 plus shipping is a bit much for that tiny head and 2 little guns, especially since the Headrobots Blood set with head and 2 swords was almost half the price. I know the circumstances and why it could be priced high, and I picked up a United BB assuming this set would be made by someone, but that's a bit much for me.

Kinda disappointed now.


You can always go for the Growing Pains Custom Kit with a tiny head and 1 gun for the much lower price of $29.99.


Not helping :P

Edit: Do any of these smileys do what they picture?
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1282211)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on August 26th, 2011 @ 9:16pm CDT
--B-- wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:This is my 2nd Renderform purchase. It was hard for me to decide between the blue head and black. I went against the grain and choose black. I'm still excited none the less and as if things couldn't be timed any better, United BB just arrived in my BBTS account this morning! Whoooo!!! :grin:



I was all about this until I saw the price. $30 plus shipping is a bit much for that tiny head and 2 little guns, especially since the Headrobots Blood set with head and 2 swords was almost half the price. I know the circumstances and why it could be priced high, and I picked up a United BB assuming this set would be made by someone, but that's a bit much for me.

Kinda disappointed now.


Eh, this price is pretty standard for all of his kits. If you are one of the first 150 you get a third gun and it's almost guaranteed you will receive a surprise weapon. That helps a little.

I'm pumped for this set along with the Bumper and Hubcap upgrades. United, RTS, and Classics Bee are ready to receive some characterization!
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1282225)
Posted by Venksta on August 26th, 2011 @ 9:39pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:
--B-- wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:This is my 2nd Renderform purchase. It was hard for me to decide between the blue head and black. I went against the grain and choose black. I'm still excited none the less and as if things couldn't be timed any better, United BB just arrived in my BBTS account this morning! Whoooo!!! :grin:



I was all about this until I saw the price. $30 plus shipping is a bit much for that tiny head and 2 little guns, especially since the Headrobots Blood set with head and 2 swords was almost half the price. I know the circumstances and why it could be priced high, and I picked up a United BB assuming this set would be made by someone, but that's a bit much for me.

Kinda disappointed now.


Eh, this price is pretty standard for all of his kits. If you are one of the first 150 you get a third gun and it's almost guaranteed you will receive a surprise weapon. That helps a little.

I'm pumped for this set along with the Bumper and Hubcap upgrades. United, RTS, and Classics Bee are ready to receive some characterization!



The only way I could make my stuff cheaper is going through a factory for production. But that easily means I'd be living under a bridge within a year. :lol:

Most factories require a minimum of 1000 pieces to be made, if lucky. And if you could find one that is willing to make less, you still have to split the tooling cost among the amount made, and risk the fact the quality won't be great. So far, only my red alert kit has sold out, except for the black version. So going through a factory for my stuff really would be a total loss, as not enough people would be interested to buy the entire run, and help make back the money spent on the tooling and other costs. Making them by hand is the best way to make them available. Especially since there is only a small crowd interested. Prices will be high, but thats the reality of making these by hand. I'd actually prefer to make only 100 sets each for every project. That way I can move onto something else quicker. But with the demand, I'm doing my best so everyone who is interested, can have a chance to get it.

If you want a factory finished item, complete with actual packaging (which will probably have a cool box art), go with the Growing Pains kit. That is actually a cheaper kit, compared to mine. If I sold mine through an online retailer, it would cost at least $10 more, than what I'm selling it directly.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1282227)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on August 26th, 2011 @ 9:44pm CDT
Venksta wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:
--B-- wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:This is my 2nd Renderform purchase. It was hard for me to decide between the blue head and black. I went against the grain and choose black. I'm still excited none the less and as if things couldn't be timed any better, United BB just arrived in my BBTS account this morning! Whoooo!!! :grin:



I was all about this until I saw the price. $30 plus shipping is a bit much for that tiny head and 2 little guns, especially since the Headrobots Blood set with head and 2 swords was almost half the price. I know the circumstances and why it could be priced high, and I picked up a United BB assuming this set would be made by someone, but that's a bit much for me.

Kinda disappointed now.


Eh, this price is pretty standard for all of his kits. If you are one of the first 150 you get a third gun and it's almost guaranteed you will receive a surprise weapon. That helps a little.

I'm pumped for this set along with the Bumper and Hubcap upgrades. United, RTS, and Classics Bee are ready to receive some characterization!



The only way I could make my stuff cheaper is going through a factory for production. But that easily means I'd be living under a bridge within a year. :lol:

Most factories require a minimum of 1000 pieces to be made, if lucky. And if you could find one that is willing to make less, you still have to split the tooling cost among the amount made, and risk the fact the quality won't be great. So far, only my red alert kit has sold out, except for the black version. So going through a factory for my stuff really would be a total loss, as not enough people would be interested to buy the entire run, and help make back the money spent on the tooling and other costs. Making them by hand is the best way to make them available. Especially since there is only a small crowd interested. Prices will be high, but thats the reality of making these by hand. I'd actually prefer to make only 100 sets each for every project. That way I can move onto something else quicker. But with the demand, I'm doing my best so everyone who is interested, can have a chance to get it.

If you want a factory finished item, complete with actual packaging (which will probably have a cool box art), go with the Growing Pains kit. That is actually a cheaper kit, compared to mine. If I sold mine through an online retailer, it would cost at least $10 more, than what I'm selling it directly.


No way man. I'll be sticking with yours. I think it looks much better and I'd prefer to support you. That's why I passed on their CJ set as well. Hint hint put it out hint hint :lol:
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1282979)
Posted by nemesishub on August 28th, 2011 @ 7:26pm CDT
So wait, is it just the Goldbug sets now, or are we still getting Bumper and Hubcap later on?
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1283502)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on August 30th, 2011 @ 2:53am CDT
nemesishub wrote:So wait, is it just the Goldbug sets now, or are we still getting Bumper and Hubcap later on?


We are still getting the latter later.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1291377)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 20th, 2011 @ 3:20am CDT
Has anybody gotten a confirm from Venksta?
He hasn't updated his Facebook stating he's completed the invoices, but it's been almost 3 weeks now…
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1291379)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 20th, 2011 @ 3:26am CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:Has anybody gotten a confirm from Venksta?
He hasn't updated his Facebook stating he's completed the invoices, but it's been almost 3 weeks now…


Yep, I received my invoice and paid. He updated his website, www.Renderform.com, not too long ago saying he was still working through orders slowly.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1291380)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 20th, 2011 @ 3:34am CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:Has anybody gotten a confirm from Venksta?
He hasn't updated his Facebook stating he's completed the invoices, but it's been almost 3 weeks now…


Yep, I received my invoice and paid. He updated his website, http://www.Renderform.com, not too long ago saying he was still working through orders slowly.

Hmr. His website update was Sept. 2nd… not counting the Darkwind update.
I did opt for the 2nd "pay later" batch on the Gold Scout as I was short at the time… but I did order within the first hour. (And I've bought a UN Bumblebee just for set since.)
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1291382)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on September 20th, 2011 @ 3:53am CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:Has anybody gotten a confirm from Venksta?
He hasn't updated his Facebook stating he's completed the invoices, but it's been almost 3 weeks now…


Yep, I received my invoice and paid. He updated his website, http://www.Renderform.com, not too long ago saying he was still working through orders slowly.

Hmr. His website update was Sept. 2nd… not counting the Darkwind update.
I did opt for the 2nd "pay later" batch on the Gold Scout as I was short at the time… but I did order within the first hour. (And I've bought a UN Bumblebee just for set since.)


Hmm, well I wouldn't worry too much. I imagine it will take a while. The first batch isn't set to be released until the end of October.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1291692)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 20th, 2011 @ 8:16pm CDT
Got and paid for my invoice as well for Goldbug.
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1291710)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on September 20th, 2011 @ 9:31pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:Got and paid for my invoice as well for Goldbug.

Which payment option did you select? I'm wondering if he's only invoiced the Pay Now orders. I don't want to bother him if he's behind, but at the same time don't want to get screwed…
Re: Renderform RF-006 Gold Scout Preorders Now Open (1291741)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 20th, 2011 @ 10:26pm CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Got and paid for my invoice as well for Goldbug.

Which payment option did you select? I'm wondering if he's only invoiced the Pay Now orders. I don't want to bother him if he's behind, but at the same time don't want to get screwed…


Same as above. Pay Later...

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