TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images

TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 1:12am CST

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TFC Toys have posted official images of their recently announced TF-007 Rage of Hercules upgrade set. The display at AOD listed a May release date, their facebook page states "Product will be release on 20th". A May 20th release date perhaps? No information on pricing.

  • new design head sculpt with replaceable "rage" face
  • battle damaged visor
  • new design laser cannon
  • new design forearms
  • new shoulder attachments for increased width and enhanced articulation
  • bio card for Hercules
  • A3 size poster

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Credit(s): TFC Toys


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Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349136)
Posted by LiKwid on February 19th, 2012 @ 1:37am CST
=P~ Thats all I can really come up with right now...

I will say my FP Bruticus is now officially... :shock:
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349137)
Posted by DevastaTTor on February 19th, 2012 @ 1:38am CST
Interesting, but I'm not going to get too excited about this until we see the price and the set in color.

I do wish TFC would have given us a redesigned head that was a bigger departure from the original. And the rage face make me think he needs more fiber.
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349141)
Posted by DMSL on February 19th, 2012 @ 2:07am CST
They are listening to their customers which is awesome but i for one don't care for this set. I do like the gun though so i hope they will have it available seperately to buy.
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349144)
Posted by Solrac333 on February 19th, 2012 @ 2:24am CST
It's nice but I don't think I need it.
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349145)
Posted by megatronus on February 19th, 2012 @ 2:43am CST
I'd love to see some in-between images, i.e. Hercules with the shoulder extensions but with the normal tread forearms. I wonder if it would look good that way. :-?
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349157)
Posted by Slick_Prime on February 19th, 2012 @ 3:24am CST
This made me go out and impulse buy the entire Hercules set... :ic$:
There goes my tax return. :-B
At least I got the YaHobby 15% discount.
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349178)
Posted by Blackstreak on February 19th, 2012 @ 6:21am CST
This set isn't bad if you want a more traditional Devastator style Hercules. I kind of like Hercules as he is w/out the upgrade.
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349183)
Posted by joesaysso on February 19th, 2012 @ 7:15am CST
rpetras wrote: It is also smart to put out many of the upgrades people have been asking for.


DMSL wrote:They are listening to their customers which is awesome but i for one don't care for this set. I do like the gun though so i hope they will have it available seperately to buy.


Haha, you are simply not giving them enough credit. If you think for a second that these upgrades weren't planned out long before Herc was released, you are being naive. They aren't listening to their customers. They are just executing the plan. The "collector" mentality is so predictable.

TFC knew that they could put out the current version of Herc for that lofty price tag and all of the collectors out there would pay it. But while they would pay it, they'd have minor gripes about the head or the gun or so on. I'm sure that the plan all along would be to "crazydevy" their own product to drain even more money out of the collector....

Slick_Prime wrote:This made me go out and impulse buy the entire Hercules set...



GetRightRobot wrote:I'm ashamed to admit that I will buy this. I don't care if it's another 100 bucks.


....And the plan works to perfection. You all line up like lemmings to fork out even more cash. I gotta say, I get a little embarrassed reading these threads some times. Its like watching a bunch of junkies praising their dealer for giving them what they need, when the dealer really knows that he's only taking advantage of you because you are hooked and you'll keep coming back no matter what.

I have a special prize for the first person who can amass a total of $1000 put into their not-Devastator figure. A very special......slow clap. :APPLAUSE:
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349207)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 19th, 2012 @ 9:19am CST
joesaysso wrote:
rpetras wrote: It is also smart to put out many of the upgrades people have been asking for.


DMSL wrote:They are listening to their customers which is awesome but i for one don't care for this set. I do like the gun though so i hope they will have it available seperately to buy.


Haha, you are simply not giving them enough credit. If you think for a second that these upgrades weren't planned out long before Herc was released, you are being naive. They aren't listening to their customers. They are just executing the plan. The "collector" mentality is so predictable.

TFC knew that they could put out the current version of Herc for that lofty price tag and all of the collectors out there would pay it. But while they would pay it, they'd have minor gripes about the head or the gun or so on. I'm sure that the plan all along would be to "crazydevy" their own product to drain even more money out of the collector....

Slick_Prime wrote:This made me go out and impulse buy the entire Hercules set...



GetRightRobot wrote:I'm ashamed to admit that I will buy this. I don't care if it's another 100 bucks.


....And the plan works to perfection. You all line up like lemmings to fork out even more cash. I gotta say, I get a little embarrassed reading these threads some times. Its like watching a bunch of junkies praising their dealer for giving them what they need, when the dealer really knows that he's only taking advantage of you because you are hooked and you'll keep coming back no matter what.

I have a special prize for the first person who can amass a total of $1000 put into their not-Devastator figure. A very special......slow clap. :APPLAUSE:


Interesting conspiracy theory. Except for one thing: the QC issues ;) Think really carefully about that one, but don't break your head.

I do applaud what TFC is doing and has done so far. However, I simply view those upgrades not as a necessity, but more like a different choice that you have to pay more for to acquire: sleek vs. "messy". It does make my choice between MakeToys and TFC a bit harder though, as I like the "messy" look on Devastator.
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Posted by GetRightRobot on February 19th, 2012 @ 9:41am CST
Ah...somebody sounds upset! :lol: Well Joe, it's like this: My money, my decision. Besides, who goes out and buys the Cadillac of Devastators and doesn't throw some D's on it? Necessary? Of course not, but non of this hobby is NECESSARY. 8)
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Posted by Gauntlet101010 on February 19th, 2012 @ 9:54am CST
While I don't think they had a "master plan" of "tricking" anyone into buying this add on set, I do think they saw custom threads at TFW and copied some ideas from over there. I mean .... people have made these add ons using Shapeways and their own customising skills already over there. Except for a drill hand.
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Posted by joesaysso on February 19th, 2012 @ 10:36am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Interesting conspiracy theory.


Conspiracy theory? What are you talking about? There's no conspiracy here at all. Its called a business model. The point is to cash in as much profit as possible. Crazydevy set the precedence for the Devastator upgrade idea. All TFC did was build their own figure and then apply somebody else's idea to make more money off of it. Its really not that much of a stretch really. Certainly not enough to be a conspiracy. If you don't think this was TFC's plan all along then explain how pics of the prototypes are released so soon after the last of the figures shipped. Collector's have had their hands on the full Herc set for what, a few weeks? And upgrades are getting ready to roll out already. Seriously....as I said before, thats just naive.

GetRightRobot wrote:Ah...somebody sounds upset! Well Joe, it's like this: My money, my decision.


Upset at what exactly? I didn't spend a dime on Hercules. High prices, QC issues, or expensive upgrades have no impact on me whatsoever. I have nothing to be upset about. If anything, you should be upset not me. Ebay is already full of these figures for cheaper than the $99 +shipping original price. If I really wanted it, I could probably get it cheaper than most here who preordered it simply because I waited. I don't really want it though so again, no real impact on me. Sure, its your money. And I didn't make any suggestions to you on how to spend it. I simply pointed out the "collector behavior" that I find both amusing and embarrassing at the same time.

GetRightRobot wrote:Besides, who goes out and buys the Cadillac of Devastators and doesn't throw some D's on it? Necessary? Of course not, but non of this hobby is NECESSARY


Yeah exactly. And thats what TFC was thinking too. I don't know why my line of thinking is being called a conspiracy theory when you pretty much just summed it up. Spending upwards of $900 for the whole set is hard for people to handle. But in smaller doses, its easier to manage. One figure at time and then the upgrades and soon TFC has half on an entire paycheck. TFC hasn't gotten the purple mixing drum out there yet so don't be surprised if there is a second upgrade set coming later for you to throw your D's on.
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349242)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:14am CST
The QC issues belie any big "plan" where TFC is taking advantage of collector mentality. At some point they probably saw the list of things people wanted out of their Devestator (and the stuff made at TFW) and just said "fine, let's go and do that". The entire design of Herc goes against the idea that they planned these add-ons from the start. Unline everything else, these add-ons don't seem to "integrate" anywhere on Herc in even a marginal respect, like the hands. As-is Herc is a 100% complete figure.

But it's not like they're the first company to make add-ons for their own figure. That honor goes to Fansprojects, I believe, where they made missiles and a gun for City Commander well after the initial release of their trailer.
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Posted by Rated X on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:20am CST
Ya know what ruins the new head ???

Why does it need to be so square like the old one ??? shave off the top corners to make the proper shape. Then maybe ill pass on the Crazydevy.
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349253)
Posted by GetRightRobot on February 19th, 2012 @ 11:27am CST
joesaysso wrote:Upset at what exactly? I didn't spend a dime on Hercules.


Too bad, he is freaking awesome!

GetRightRobot wrote:Besides, who goes out and buys the Cadillac of Devastators and doesn't throw some D's on it? Necessary? Of course not, but non of this hobby is NECESSARY


joesaysso wrote:Yeah exactly. And thats what TFC was thinking too. ...don't be surprised if there is a second upgrade set coming later for you to throw your D's on.


Cadillac does not make aftermarket rims.
But me upset? AHAHAHHAHAHAAAAA! With this?
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You have to be kidding! :lol:
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349297)
Posted by megatronus on February 19th, 2012 @ 1:11pm CST
joesaysso wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Interesting conspiracy theory.


Conspiracy theory? What are you talking about? There's no conspiracy here at all. Its called a business model... as I said before, thats just naive.

GetRightRobot wrote:Ah...somebody sounds upset! Well Joe, it's like this: My money, my decision.


Upset at what exactly? I didn't spend a dime on Hercules. High prices, QC issues, or expensive upgrades have no impact on me whatsoever. I have nothing to be upset about. If anything, you should be upset not me... Sure, its your money. And I didn't make any suggestions to you on how to spend it. I simply pointed out the "collector behavior" that I find both amusing and embarrassing at the same time.

GetRightRobot wrote:Besides, who goes out and buys the Cadillac of Devastators and doesn't throw some D's on it? Necessary? Of course not, but non of this hobby is NECESSARY


Yeah exactly. And thats what TFC was thinking too. I don't know why my line of thinking is being called a conspiracy theory when you pretty much just summed it up... TFC hasn't gotten the purple mixing drum out there yet so don't be surprised if there is a second upgrade set coming later for you to throw your D's on.


Joe - the issue people are taking with your comments is you sound smug and condescending, and imply that we're all idiots. Is it naive to think TFC wasn't thinking about this relatively early on? Perhaps. I personally think the argument that the QC issues preclude the possibility of this kit being planned isn't an effective one, because those were unexpected problems post-production. True, it doesn't mean TFC wasn't planning on releasing a kit like this, especially knowing that this would help TFC steal MakeToys' market share. However, your "embarassment" at the actions of your fellow fans and collectors really rubs a lot of us the wrong way.
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Posted by GetRightRobot on February 19th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CST
Here's thought for everyone. If it was a $20 figure in every store in the US, I'm guessing there would be less.... negativity. I realize it's expensive. But I can afford it, and it is awesome. I mean, compared to the turd on the left side of this picture, atleast x6 better = x6 more expensive. The math adds up. What upgrade could possibly save the ROTF Devy? Other than gasoline and a match?
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Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349304)
Posted by El Duque on February 19th, 2012 @ 1:34pm CST
Don't like, don't buy. Hercules is perfectly fine as he is. It's not like he needs these to be complete. He has a gun, he has forearms, he has a head. However, this is nice for those who want a more G1 and less IDW appearance.
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Posted by megatronus on February 19th, 2012 @ 1:36pm CST
GetRightRobot wrote:Here's thought for everyone. If it was a $20 figure in every store in the US, I'm guessing there would be less.... negativity. I realize it's expensive. But I can afford it, and it is awesome. I mean, compared to the turd on the left side of this picture, atleast x6 better = x6 more expensive. The math adds up. What upgrade could possibly save the ROTF Devy? Other than gasoline and a match?
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True that GetRightRobot - if you can afford it, chances are you're enjoying it. I know I am! Also, kudos on the Custom Dinobots. They rocked!

Fun thread topic: Think of creative ways to 'Devastate' ROTF Devastator! :KREMZEEK:

My ideas include:
1. Sledgehammer (or 'Office Space' style destruction)
2. Trash Compacter (aka Shredder's death)
3. Drop from the top of a tall mountain
Re: TFC Toys TF-007 Rage of Hercules Official Images (1349309)
Posted by zodconvoy on February 19th, 2012 @ 1:53pm CST
GetRightRobot wrote:What upgrade could possibly save the ROTF Devy? Other than gasoline and a match?

Didn't CrazyDevy do a wrecking ball set for it? That.

On the topic at hand, I didn't post this when this news first broke because I didn't want to be "that asshøle" but this completely torpedoes the "total integration" this they were claiming.

I am so excited to have both G1 and G2 Devastators from Maketoys for about the same price as a "complete" Hercules! I am still, that "that asshøle"!

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