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Springer85 2013-05-21 07:38 PM

Third Party Toys News
 
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Found it here: https://www.facebook.com/mach5toys

Looks like a LSotW version of Ironfist is in the works! I hope it won't cost too much :)

Cliffjumper 2013-05-21 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Springer85 (Post 729677)
I hope it won't cost too much :)

It's a third party toy.

Springer85 2013-05-21 08:35 PM

I know, but I can hope, can't I? :o

If it's around $50,- I might pick it up.

Denyer 2013-05-21 09:37 PM

Still toying with the idea of that "Bovis" Tantrum homage... it's like a cross between Zoids, Transformers and Khorne worship.

http://wikialpha.org/wiki/File:Bullp...-alternate.jpg
http://wikialpha.org/wiki/File:Bull-...sprototype.jpg

Springer85 2013-05-21 10:56 PM

Yeah, those are great too! I love the headsculpt on that Tantrum's robot mode. Plus the daggers he's holding make him look really cool :D

I would love to buy one, but I know that if I do, I just got to have the others too. It's why I haven't bought any of the Fans Project Menasor figures either. :(

Blackjack 2013-05-23 11:49 AM

Ironfist's alternate mode's a bit too chunky for my taste, but then he's always been chunky in the comics...

I am sorely tempted, despite my massive dislike of third-party products.

I also quite like how that Tantrum looks -- they took an extremely blocky design and turned it awesome. Don't care enough about the G1 Predacons to spend a lot on them, but Ironfist...

Denyer 2013-05-23 06:48 PM

Not too fussed about the Divebomb design that's been previewed, the rhino will be similar... and whilst I liked the cats as a kid it'd have to be a really good design update to spring for. Never particularly saw the appeal of Predaking, Abominus or Piranacon.

Not really very interested in Tantrum either, it's just a really cool design that also overlaps with some non-TF interests and I'll have talked myself into ordering within a few more days.

Ironfist comes off as very chibi in that preview image.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...levant_count=1

On the other hand, the size of the ball joints suggests it won't be a large figure -- I could go for one if the price was right and QC is in place.

Springer85 2013-05-23 07:11 PM

It says in the comments on that picture that it'll be between Scout and Deluxe class. :)

Denyer 2013-05-23 10:24 PM

Any ideas on a release date for Gauntlet?

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...ga-thread.html

Definitely not as grabbed by the other Feral Rex member designs, although getting a sabretooth remould out of the Rampage homage as Catilla is an interesting touch.

Only thing that worries me is that the Bovis robot mode shoulder joint doesn't look very thick. And TBH the mould will probably look better in gray than colour... magnificent hell-beast when all of the detail's highlighted.

edit:

The Arcee isn't bad either, for people who like the IDW take...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9973092&type=1

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Apparently we have the official image to thank for the chibi-ness...

http://en.wikialpha.org/wiki/File:Ironfist-idwart.jpg

Springer85 2013-05-23 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Denyer (Post 729781)
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The Arcee isn't bad either, for people who like the IDW take...

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9973092&type=1

Oh wow! :eek: That looks fantastic! :)

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Apparently we have the official image to thank for the chibi-ness...

http://en.wikialpha.org/wiki/File:Ironfist-idwart.jpg
At least it will be LSotW accurate. Makes me want him even more :D
Hope he'll have that bullet hole in his head too :)

EDIT:

Also a version of Crackcase is in the works! :)
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

Blackjack 2013-05-24 04:07 PM

Damn, them third-party bastards are getting better and better...

Ironfist is sorely tempting. Sorely. Shame that he's probably going to be damn expensive. That Crankcase looks quite funky as well... but knowing Hasbro it'll probably be some time until they make an Ironfist of their own. Probably a year or two, but they'll make Ironfist.

I am probably in the minority when I said I liked IDW's psychobitch Arcee design, if not her character. It's a nice-looking toy, but it's one I won't be sorry to pass on.

Warcry 2013-05-24 04:12 PM

Ironfist doesn't do much for me, but this...

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Originally Posted by Denyer (Post 729684)
Still toying with the idea of that "Bovis" Tantrum homage... it's like a cross between Zoids, Transformers and Khorne worship.

http://wikialpha.org/wiki/File:Bullp...-alternate.jpg
http://wikialpha.org/wiki/File:Bull-...sprototype.jpg

How did they make Tantrum look awesome? He's usually the most boring of the Predacons, but this time around he's the cool one and the others look pretty mediocre. It's a shame he's probably not going to look half as good in the traditional Predacon scheme, because the Predacons are some of the ugliest figures to come out of G1. Maybe he'll get recoloured into something a bit less gaudy?

Springer85 2013-05-24 04:32 PM

More Third Party news:

From the Facebook page of Robotkingdom an image of an upcoming product by X2toys named Shaft. Going by the silhouette and the comments to that photo, it looks like Fortress Maximus' Cog. :)

Product:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

Cog:
http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=bg2xw7&s=5

Warcry 2013-05-24 04:45 PM

...

Why?

I mean Cog is neat and all, but who actually cares about Cog enough to pay third-party prices?

Blackjack 2013-05-24 04:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Warcry (Post 729809)
I mean Cog is neat and all, but who actually cares about Cog enough to pay third-party prices?

I have the same reaction as Warcry. I mean, Cog isn't like Optimus or Starscream or Soundwave that people will pay third-party prices, neither is he a combiner or some popular comic character like Springer or Ironfist...

Unless there's a third party Fortress Maximus attached to the Cog, of course....

Springer85 2013-05-24 04:56 PM

Maybe because they can? :p

But I'm thinking that they're trying to make use of the Encore edition of Fortress coming out and perhaps give him some updated weapons/tools/stuff to go with him? That's my best guess anyway.

Blackjack 2013-05-24 05:00 PM

Mmm, a 'Fortress Maximus' upgrade kit sounds in line of what they'd do, and an upgraded Cog... or rather, Gasket and Grommet, would be the first things they'd do.

And, well, probably bigger guns. Guns are good.

Blackjack 2013-05-25 02:32 PM

I'm moving this to News if no one objects. :)

Springer85 2013-05-25 02:51 PM

According to this message, Ironfist and Crackcase will come in a two-pack.

https://www.facebook.com/mach5toys/p...75961755815127

That makes me a bit unhappy, but perhaps if I get them, I'll sell my Crankcase.

Denyer 2013-05-25 03:09 PM

Shooting themselves in the foot if they think many people will want two very similar figures at third party prices.

inflatable dalek 2013-05-25 03:11 PM

I guess Cog is being done on the assumption that the Fort Max reissue is expensive (especially if you have to ship overseas) so anyone who brought it is likely to be enough of a mad fan of the character to be interested in supped up versions of his little pal?

Blackjack 2013-05-25 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Denyer
Shooting themselves in the foot if they think many people will want two very similar figures at third party prices.

'Course, who'd buy a third-party Crankcase? I mean, really? I like the guy, and the Scavengers issue made me like him more, but I'm never ever going to pay third-party prices for him.

Whereas anyone who's a fan of Ironfist probably has read Roberts' other work, and wouldn't mind Crankcase tagging along. That's the only logic I can think of.

Regardless, whatever fleeting chance of me buying him has just disappeared. I've got nothing but love for Crankcase, but I don't need a third-party priced toy of him.

Springer85 2013-05-25 03:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Denyer (Post 729845)
Shooting themselves in the foot if they think many people will want two very similar figures at third party prices.

That's what I think too. The Ironfist figure looks cool, but not enough to make me buy an extra figure that I don't want in the first place.

Denyer 2013-05-25 09:06 PM

According to latest comments, they'll be doing the figures individually.

Springer85 2013-05-26 07:03 PM

I'm glad. That makes me onboard for the figure again. :)

New pic:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...count=1&ref=nf

edit:

More news!

Unique Toys War Lord - UT-W03 War Bison Sample Photos Update:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9870600&type=1

Doesn't look that great in color, to be honest. I hope the one that Mastermind creations makes is going to look a little better.



SXS-F01A MP-10 Upgrade Kit:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9870600&type=1

A jetpack and some other parts for your masterpice Optimus Prime. :)



KFC CST-03/04 B-Box & BirdBomber:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9870600&type=1

Beastbox and Squawktalk pre-order is up! I think it's for the Soundwave Masterpiece, altough I couldn't tell from their FB page or website.

Denyer 2013-05-28 07:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Springer85 (Post 729870)
Unique Toys War Lord - UT-W03 War Bison Sample Photos Update:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9870600&type=1

Doesn't look that great in color, to be honest. I hope the one that Mastermind creations makes is going to look a little better.

Yeah, it's more faithful to the original... but the original was a brick.

Seem to recall reviews of the "Divebomb" that indicated some QC issues as well.

Is it just the two companies doing designs analogous to the Predacons?

edit: Previous review seen... http://tformers.com/transformers-vid...9646/news.html

Springer85 2013-05-29 12:18 PM

I think that it's only these 2 companies that are doing the Preds, yeah. I haven't seen any others so far. Though I'll keep an eye out for it :)

In other news: here's a video review for Mastermind Creations TERMINUS HEXATRON - Super Nova Limited Edition. (Third party Sixshot)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hovYGZwm8HY

Springer85 2013-05-29 08:27 PM

More news!

Preorders for M5-01 Gauntlet (Ironfist) & M5-02 Piston (Crackcase) are up at BBTS!
http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/s...rch=third+mach

I'm still waiting to see some shots of the finished product with, if possible, some original TF's for a size comparison.

Heinrad 2013-05-29 11:55 PM

Think I'm going to get this one. Looks like BBTS is selling them separately.

Springer85 2013-05-30 06:22 PM

Yeah, the $50,- make it just the right price for me since I'm I'll also be down $22,- for shipping alone. :(

Denyer 2013-05-30 07:14 PM

Andy from Kapow Toys is aiming to have pre-orders up around the end of the week for UK/European folks, fingers crossed.

Springer85 2013-05-30 10:18 PM

That's good news! That will save me a lot in shipping :)

Clay 2013-06-01 12:59 AM

Wings of Uranos supplement set. Face plate, arm mounted cannon, chest plate, etc.

Love the look, but it should've been included with the existing releases.

Clay 2013-06-01 01:03 AM

Mastermind Creation's Leo Dux (not-Razorclaw) in color.

Springer85 2013-07-11 03:58 PM

Looks like a third party Overlord is in the works :)

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...9870600&type=1

The tank looks a bit weird...

numbat 2013-07-12 04:52 PM

Looks really awesome, but, yeah, tank mode's odd - still better than G1 version. To be honest, I really really want to see HasTak revisit overlord properly...

Denyer 2013-07-13 05:57 PM

Never noticed these Fansproject ones last year, third party Brainstorm homage... the blockiness works for him, whereas it feels weird seeing the same approach to Chromedome after MTMTE.

http://tfsource.com/fansproject/func...3-smart-robin/
http://tfsource.com/fansproject/function-x2-quadrupleu/
http://tfsource.com/fansproject/function-x1-code/

Blackjack 2013-07-13 06:17 PM

Hmmm, that Not-Overlord... is that aircraft carrier mode also one of his transformation? Would kind of make the tank mode forgiveable if so. It looks pretty good. Not good enough for me to buy with the expected ludicrous price, but one that looks pretty damn good nonetheless.

Not-Brainstorm and Not-Weirdwolf really look pretty nice. Very, very refreshing to see Weirdwolf not look like a brick.

Agree with Denyer that after MTMTE seeing a traditional bricky Chromedome is... different.

FortressMaximus 2013-07-14 03:27 AM

Here is the latest on the BTS Nova Lord project:
http://tformers.com/transformers-new...0629/news.html

http://tformers.com/transformers-bts...9416/news.html

http://tformers.com/transformers-bts...9364/news.html

Springer85 2013-07-14 04:31 PM

Some new photo's via Robotkingdom. Looks to me like a 3rd party Defensor is in the works because the guy on the first pic looks an awful lot like Streetwise! :D (He's in robotform in some later pics too)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater


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