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Post by Denyer » Sun Jul 17, 2016 10:56 am

http://news.tfw2005.com/2016/07/16/tfco ... ics-318891

^ Of those, am getting Lord Scorpion and could maybe go for another FP dino. Some nice other pieces but mainly into large scales. If they do a two pack of guardian robot + the other one from the show I'd get, and if for some reason there's a bronze Grinder with a nose horn could be persuaded.

Cool slide deck, going to take a while to get through.

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Liking the stylised Hannibal Kup, could go for as a standalone --

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:56 pm

Lots of interesting stuff in general. From the Brendspective:

FT's Phoenix is probably a yes if it ever comes out. Grinder, similarly. I've only got the comic colour version of MP Grimlock, so would like something in a similar palette to the other FT Dinobots, with a similar standard of articulation.

Despotron doesn't really look like a step up from Apollyon based on the concept art, though I'm sure the quality and durability will be an improvement.

I'd need to see prototype pictures of Maketoy's Apeface, but their Chromedome and Hardhead set a solid precedent and it's good to see that the range looks set to continue, despite the introduction of the whole Cross-Dimension diversification.

Not sure about FT's Weirdwolf. Their engineering seems to work best on the larger scale item, and based on Hound, Perceptor and the Insecticons, FT's slavish desire to stick to the stock animation models tends to strip away a bit of the life and character from them.

Not entirely convinced by the Ocular Max Trailbreaker based on the initial pictures, though I'm open to having my mind changed. But I seem to recall rumours that Takara are working on Trailbreaker/Hoist, along with MP Jazz, so we'll just have to wait and see on that regard.

Ocular Max Remix Laserbeak looks to be a goer, though, even if the feet seem a bit large on initial reaction.

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:13 pm

This may have been mentioned as I have trouble keeping track of the 3P faux names, but MTMTE style Rodimus as well:

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Post by Knightdramon » Mon Jul 18, 2016 6:47 pm

Preorders for Phoenix and Lupus [FT Skyfire and Weirdwolf] up at TFSexpress.

155 ish and 97ish pounds per copy.

I actually expected a lot more for Skyfire. Might give it a go, but with a release date of April 2017 [in FT language, November 2017] I just refuse to pay that in advance.

That MMC Rodimus is based on an earlier concept for Tarn, believe it or not.

And he looks amazing.

The sad thing is that with all these reveals, my interest for official stuff has dropped to zero beyond Inferno and the two beast MPs.
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Post by Bumblemus Prime » Tue Jul 19, 2016 7:16 pm

Def going to get most of MMC's IDW offerings here. Whirl, Tarn, (eventual) Rodimus, Death's Head, Roadbuster, maybe even the Lockdown.

I mean, I might have to sell my house, but it's all good.

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Post by Denyer » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:33 pm

Lots of 3P Megatron styled robots around at the moment...

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And my personal fave (although not likely to displace Apollyon unless QC is great)... Bold Forms Gladius;

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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:11 pm

And after being quiet for a while and not announcing anything at TFCon, Badcube have broken cover on their versions of Trailbreaker and Hoist...

http://tfsource.com/badcube/ots-11-speedbump/

http://tfsource.com/badcube/ots-12-lorry/

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Post by numbat » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:56 am

That MMC MTMTE Rodimus looks amazing - I look forward to seeing the alt mode. That's quite unexpected, and a figure I'm very interested in!

MMC Helex is also shaping up nicely.

And I'm really liking the look of BoldForms' Megatron, which turns in to a gun and a tank. I'm always torn between the two (gun for G1 nostalgia and tank because it makes a lot more sense!). Looks like that could render the issue irrelevant!

New sale thread added with a range of Transformers including Masterpiece, Botcon, CHUG, RID, Movies etc.

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Post by Knightdramon » Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:52 pm

Badcube Trailbreaker and Hoist PO's are up.

MMC Trailbreaker PO's also up. Trailbreaker will come with MMC Sphinx toy head [think Liger head in blue], Hoist will come with MMC Sphinx A toy head [light blue].

MMC Grapple PO's also up.

September is shaping out to be a very expensive month. There's also a second 3rd party Optimal Optimus toy coming out here.

MT Despotron is looking lovely, and DX9's option came out of the blue.
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:54 pm

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SOMETHING AMAZING IS HAPPENING

BADCUBE'S HOIST COMES WITH A KNIGHT AND HORSE FROM A DECEPTICON RAIDER IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT.

MASTERPIECE RAMJET CAN NOW HEADBUTT A HORSE THE GREATEST SCENE IN TRANSFORMERS HISTORY CAN NOW BE A TOY REALITY.

WE'RE DONE. IT'S OVER. FINISHED. BADCUBE WIN AT TRANSFORMERS.
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Post by Auntie Slag » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:08 pm

Surely he should change his name to Ramhorse!

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Post by Denyer » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:29 pm

Nicely done. Was hinted at when Wardog was released IIRC.

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Post by Sades » Thu Aug 04, 2016 4:43 am

Aw, horsie. I think those knights may be ill, though...
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:50 am

It's just a flesh wound.

SRSLY though, I'm not sure if I'll be going for these or not. Badcube's Hoist gets the edge over MMC's for nailing the adjustable stance that differentiates the animation model from Trailbreaker's... but I'm not sold on the chest from either company.

And after all the 3P companies announced their Infernos right before TT, I'd think that might be what's happening here. PLUS with Ironhide and Ratchet already available, Inferno imminent and Grapple a certainty, I'd be stunned if Takara haven't got these two lined up already as they cement the "larger Autobot vehicle" MP size point.

Also worth noting that with Dirge unveiled we're running out of larger scale pre-movie Decepticons, and there are a lot of 3P Blitzwings either just released or on the horizon...

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Post by Knightdramon » Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:39 am

Despotron up for preorder at Kapow

More expensive than the DX9 offering. Looks like the majority of the main torso is a block of die-cast.

Colour me intrigued. I really, really, really like the quality of Trashtalk and Cogwheel that I have so if there's no Takara announcement by that point, this one will be my Megatron.
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Post by numbat » Fri Aug 12, 2016 11:55 am

I see preorders are up for Garatron G.O.D-01 Thunderstorm (Stormbringer Thunderwing) at Robotkingdom. $159.99 and due in October.

http://www.robotkingdom.com/god01tds.html

Really looking forward to this guy but will wait and see what prices are like from UK retailers.

New sale thread added with a range of Transformers including Masterpiece, Botcon, CHUG, RID, Movies etc.

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Post by Knightdramon » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:21 pm

Not so keen on him just yet, although he looks good. The legs do not appear to lock and hold together very well on these pics.

It doesn't help that MMC have already shown renders of theirs and I am a big fan of their designs :lol:
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Post by Brendocon 2.0 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:41 am

Oh hey look FansToys have announced a Trailbreaker too...
http://tfsource.com/fanstoys/ft-25-outrider/

Speaks volumes that there's three of these announced so far and none of them have managed to get the chest to not look awkward.

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Post by Denyer » Tue Aug 30, 2016 7:04 pm

Renderform have extended production of CW Blast Off heads a bit if anyone wants to jump on in the immediate future;

https://www.facebook.com/azim.venksta/p ... 4607193207

http://www.renderform.com/2016/04/cw-bl ... n-weapons/

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