Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed

Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed

Monday, July 4th, 2011 10:15pm CDT

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The new third-party company behind the upcoming NOS combiner upgrade for the BotCon Animated Stunticons and the Firemaster upgrade for Animated Optimus Prime have revealed themselves as G1UPPERS. No new details regarding either set at this time, though they do mention revealing some images at TFcon:

We are planning on having some pics for the guys over at TFCON


G1UPPERS are a group of Transformers collectors that work hard to create awesome upgrade kits for your already awesome official products.


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Credit(s): G1UPPERS


This article was last modified on Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 10:59am CDT

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Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252780)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on July 4th, 2011 @ 10:23pm CDT
Sounds fancy.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252782)
Posted by Rated X on July 4th, 2011 @ 10:23pm CDT
Lets hope its not just a trailer for Motormaster but a whole combiner kit for Menasor. All the molds have been around for a while so as soon as all 5 stunticons molds were announced these guys probally went to work.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252783)
Posted by El Duque on July 4th, 2011 @ 10:26pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Lets hope its not just a trailer for Motormaster but a whole combiner kit for Menasor. All the molds have been around for a while so as soon as all 5 stunticons molds were announced these guys probally went to work.


They will combine.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252787)
Posted by rockman_fan on July 4th, 2011 @ 10:29pm CDT
glad to see animated had a big enough impact that fans want to keep it alive 8) :APPLAUSE:
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252790)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 4th, 2011 @ 10:32pm CDT
Sweet, animated was dope fo sho... I don't collect the figures much though, just Blackarachnia and Oil Slick so far, and those don't really need upgrading.
:CON:
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252810)
Posted by The Dude on July 4th, 2011 @ 11:06pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:I don't collect the figures much though, just Blackarachnia and Oil Slick so far

What's wrong with you? jk

Also, G1UPPERS has to be the funniest name for a third-party toy company ever.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252813)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 4th, 2011 @ 11:09pm CDT
Never got the Botcon set and this won't make me splurge on it .... but hopefully it'll inspire someone to make a Classics version.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252814)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 4th, 2011 @ 11:11pm CDT
The Dude wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:I don't collect the figures much though, just Blackarachnia and Oil Slick so far

What's wrong with you? jk

Also, G1UPPERS has to be the funniest name for a third-party toy company ever.


Haha, I only collect figures that can fit into my classics, "realistic" theme... nothing with obviously cartoony (asymetrical) faces and overly wierd limb propotions.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252822)
Posted by superbad1684 on July 4th, 2011 @ 11:24pm CDT
Ha ha, "keep animation alive", I love it! Heh, referring to animated, heh
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252827)
Posted by T-Macksimus on July 4th, 2011 @ 11:34pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
The Dude wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:I don't collect the figures much though, just Blackarachnia and Oil Slick so far

What's wrong with you? jk

Also, G1UPPERS has to be the funniest name for a third-party toy company ever.


Haha, I only collect figures that can fit into my classics, "realistic" theme... nothing with obviously cartoony (asymetrical) faces and overly wierd limb propotions.



I was thinking that there's nothing unrealistic about asymmetrical faces and overly weird limb proportions but then again I suppose I have been spending entirely too much time wandering around Wal-Mart lately. :P

Seriously though, I know what you mean about the look of the figures which is why I only have a few myself and those I waited til I could get them discounted. I enjoyed the cartoon but the figures just didn't win me over after having collected the regular one for all these years.
I will admit that I'm curious to see what they do with the combiner set. Every other line has had a combiner of some type and all they offered up for animated was a short lived run with the 2 'Bots that formed the jet and I'm not certain that all regions got to even see that one.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252831)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 4th, 2011 @ 11:42pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Never got the Botcon set and this won't make me splurge on it .... but hopefully it'll inspire someone to make a Classics version.


I am the opposite, as soon as I heard about the upgrade I bought the box set. Probably wouldn't have done it otherwise.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252904)
Posted by JERRYUS PRIME on July 5th, 2011 @ 3:01am CDT
G1 hope this guys can pull the rest of the dinobots thats g1uppers for the animated fans. n a animated optimus trailer. now that i think about it wat about some fire power " WEAPONS" all 3rd paties do r up-grades which r great but how many up grades can animated need????? unless they want to make thier own figures like dinobots n (OMEGA SUPREME) any up-grade i can think of galvatron up-grade,sound waves cassettes (guitars) other than that its all been done in the animated world .
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252916)
Posted by Burn on July 5th, 2011 @ 3:51am CDT
The Dude wrote:Also, G1UPPERS has to be the funniest name for a third-party toy company ever.


No, funny is how their two products are aimed at upgrading Animated ... not exactly G1 ...
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1252962)
Posted by Flux Convoy on July 5th, 2011 @ 7:26am CDT
Burn wrote:
The Dude wrote:Also, G1UPPERS has to be the funniest name for a third-party toy company ever.


No, funny is how their two products are aimed at upgrading Animated ... not exactly G1 ...

You're missing the pun.
:BOT:
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1253411)
Posted by GetRightRobot on July 5th, 2011 @ 11:30pm CDT
I bought my Botcon 2011 boxed set FOR this upgrade. It's such an obvious seller, I KNEW someone would produce it. I will be buying this set, and anyone still on the fence about this years boxed set better get it now. You think Shattered Glass got expensive? If this kit is done right, we might have just received the most expensive Botcon set ever to hit the secondary market.

If it does not combine (which El Duque has informed us it will) then not too many people will pick it up, me being one of them.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1253445)
Posted by Anonymous on July 6th, 2011 @ 12:11am CDT
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Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1253574)
Posted by GetRightRobot on July 6th, 2011 @ 8:27am CDT
[DECEASED] wrote:Panic $pending i$ illogical...
KOToy$ & it$ U.$. di$tributor Ace$toy$tore will have a batch ready for the one$ not intere$ted in Botcon.
$hame on you GetRight, you $hould know thi$ game by now.


I'm so embarrassed.... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1253657)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 6th, 2011 @ 11:14am CDT
[DECEASED] wrote:Panic $pending i$ illogical...
KOToy$ & it$ U.$. di$tributor Ace$toy$tore will have a batch ready for the one$ not intere$ted in Botcon.
$hame on you GetRight, you $hould know thi$ game by now.


Buying from Krazy Owner Toy$ i$ illogical.
$upport the IP owner.
Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1253688)
Posted by Anonymous on July 6th, 2011 @ 11:59am CDT
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Re: Third-Party Company Behind Upcoming Animated Upgrades Revealed (1253773)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 6th, 2011 @ 1:26pm CDT
There's no guarantee that KO makers will make the Animated Botcon set. Dragstrip seems like a foregone conclusion, but the rest? Not so much.

Heck, just making blue Classics Prime took about a year, didn't it? From confirmation of intention to actual product? And, if not a year, then still a very long time for a simple recolor.

And there's no guarantee a KO will work well with a fanmade trailer. The CC armor doesn't work with the KO so well and the Coronation set does not fit the CMS Seekers (although it works fine with the cheaper KO Seekers).

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