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Thunderwave 2014-07-10 10:46 AM

Animated Shockwave and the tank minicon from Generations Minicon assault team can hold his cannon in his hand.

There are also all the Megatrons who use their tank cannon as an arm cannon, as well as Movie Brawl and Classics Galvatron. Also while not 100% a tank, Classics Brawl's cannons become arm mounted.

Clay 2014-07-10 07:37 PM

Fansproject not-Midewipe is finally up for preorder. And surprise! Fansproject Dinobots!

Denyer 2014-07-10 07:47 PM

edit: Ah, Clay got there first, should've hit post a lot earlier...

FansProject are also doing Dinobots... not really feeling it, although as an ordinary retail release would probably go for them.

http://tformers.com/fansproject-lost...4138/news.html

http://i.imgur.com/HY6hLi7.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/HY6hLi7.jpg

Clay 2014-07-10 08:08 PM

Having not previously bit into the various Masterpiece-sized not-Dinobots, and these being half the cost, they have my attention. Not fussed about them being smaller than the other offerings: voyager size is big enough.

Osku 2014-07-10 08:13 PM

So, I assume those are about FOC Grimlock size?

Clay 2014-07-10 08:19 PM

Should be, more or less. Closer to that than Masterpiece Grimlock.

Denyer 2014-07-10 08:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Clay (Post 740912)
Having not previously bit into the various Masterpiece-sized not-Dinobots, and these being half the cost,

Over here the "regular" price is a hike up from the FP headmasters, and we've been getting some decent deals on the significantly larger FT ones. It helps that MP scale dinos should work well as a back row of a display, too.

Voyager is indeed generally a sweet spot in terms of size of detail.

Also, holy shit I know this is based on an obscure text story but I'm a sucker for prehistoric sea creatures; if it was a kronosaurus I'd be jumping up and down, and as is I might be seeking this out...

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...t-paddles.html

http://i.imgur.com/xcXSZFj.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/xcXSZFj.jpg

Clay 2014-07-10 09:05 PM

Paddles? That's... awesome.

Denyer 2014-07-10 09:47 PM

More of the buggers...

http://tformers.com/mechaform-mf-03-...4141/news.html

So that makes FansToys (MP scale); Planet X (FoC, deluxe scale); Bullsfire (MP scale); Gigapower (bigger than MP scale); Mechaform (?); Fansproject (voyager scale).

Have I missed anyone else that's doing third-party Dinobots?

Clay 2014-07-11 12:09 AM

Hasbro is also doing a bunch of dinobots for the movie. Oh, you mean third party dinobots.

Yeah, we're drowning in choice at the moment. Here's hoping multiple third party groups haven't shot themselves in the foot financially by all doing dinobots at the same time. Several of these groups are new, I think... it'd be a shame for design talent to get screwed by circumstance.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Thunderwave (Post 740886)
Animated Shockwave and the tank minicon from Generations Minicon assault team can hold his cannon in his hand.

There are also all the Megatrons who use their tank cannon as an arm cannon, as well as Movie Brawl and Classics Galvatron. Also while not 100% a tank, Classics Brawl's cannons become arm mounted.

Ah, so that's four! Yeah, I meant figures that use the barrel as a hand-held weapon. I'm omitting integrated weapons like shoulder cannons and arm guns. :)

Ryan F 2014-07-12 10:37 AM

... And G1 Bludgeon, of course.

I've got Scoria, and he's excellent. I also like the look of the FP versions too, and will likely get those as well. Not convinced about any of the others, I'm afraid.

Knightdramon 2014-07-12 03:49 PM

I like the FT versions more to be honest. They look like definitive, once in a lifetime versions.

The FP toys [review of their sludge is now up by peaugh in the most annoying "fun" video he ever shot] look like...don't know, missing something.

The FOC dinos also look nice [both of them, so far] and cheaper than all the rest.

Denyer 2014-07-12 04:46 PM

The vids make him look less busy, although not digging the dinosaur head in the con-exclusive gold chrome version and not sure it'd look better without. Reminds me a bit of the Prime "Rage of the Dinobots" ones (well, they're sort of mid-way between FP and FoC).

Might be tempted if they're around at AA, since Sludge doesn't get enough love.

Denyer 2014-07-12 10:34 PM

TFcon 3rd party panel news:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...rty-panel.html

edit:

Lots of slides...

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...part-1-180694/

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...part-2-180695/

(Pretty good round-up of most of what 3P stuff is around these days.)

edit2:

Looking through that lot, definitely not a fan of the other FP Dinobots (Slag, Swoop) revealed in colour there, although the Sludge is growing on me. The Skullcruncher homage is different, but I'm liking it in Alligator mode and would like to see colours on it (and glad to see the Function X Headmasters continuing, plus more realistic pricing if the Kapow pre-order for Sigma L is anything to go by). Nothing else particularly jumps out, but the KFC Scorponok style cassette is cute.

Impressed that someone's having a crack at doing the DJD. :)

edit3:

Missed that silhouetted "Firing Pin" Impactor. Doesn't look as sharp as the iGear one teased a year or two ago, but prepared to keep an open mind...

Denyer 2014-07-13 09:19 AM

Fansproject transformation vids:

Not Hardhead -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8JFolcpE5U
Not Apeface -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dqHiSjoAOY
Not Highbrow -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foPKo1pDQz0

Oddly, haven't spotted a colour pic or vid of Skullcruncher yet.

http://i.imgur.com/70PJAbz.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/70PJAbz.jpg

numbat 2014-07-13 06:47 PM

Skullcruncher could be great. Really digging Paddles - I remember being taken by him in the story he was in as a kid. Could go for him - not like the character will ever see an official release. But I'm confused by the sheet number of 3rd party Dinobots. Who's he made by and what scale / size class is he at?

Clay 2014-07-13 06:53 PM

The floodgates have opened again...

Too much to comment on, but I like Maketoys Defensor. I also like the TFC Defensor, or at least what's been shown so far. I suppose preference will boil down to who comes up with a better solution for the ladder hanging off the back of the combined mode.

Pendinus (scorponok) is huge.

Denyer 2014-07-13 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by numbat (Post 740995)
Skullcruncher could be great. Really digging Paddles - I remember being taken by him in the story he was in as a kid. Could go for him - not like the character will ever see an official release. But I'm confused by the sheet number of 3rd party Dinobots. Who's he made by and what scale / size class is he at?

Relatively new folk, same lot that did the big Jetfire/Skyfire.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...1639184&type=1

^According to that, CHUG scale and about 25cm tall; largish voyager. Robot mode (as with the creature) is essentially an updated original except the neck works for this whereas it looks a bit odd on Sludge.

Has quite a Zoids look, doesn't it?

Clay 2014-07-15 01:12 AM

Some good news is that Talon (Divebomb) is getting close to release. Not sure what the hold up was... numerically, he should have been the first one of the group released.

Can we have a third party Liokaiser now?

Knightdramon 2014-07-15 09:51 AM

WTF, Divebomb is still not out? Damn, thought he came out early July.

Really liking what I see announced/upcoming from MMC.

DJD [or approximations], Feral Rex...only thing troubling me is that there were no news on their fabulous one-click purchase Nova Prime.

Maketoys Defensor is an instant buy. Defensor was my first and currently only complete surviving G1 Gestalt.

Headmasters by FP look ace. Simplistic retro designs with very intricate transformations. Kind of surprised they are not pushing Nightbeat to come out sooner--he's more popular than nearly all of them that are now out, or announced so far.


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