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THIRD PARTY TOYS NEWS
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:38 pm
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
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:55 pm
I hope it won't cost too much
It's a third party toy.
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 8:35 pm
I know, but I can hope, can't I?
If it's around $50,- I might pick it up.
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:37 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:Bullprot ... ernate.jpg
http://wikialpha.org/wiki/File:Bull-mas ... totype.jpg
Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 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
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.
Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 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...
Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 6:48 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?fbid ... nt_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.
Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 7:11 pm
It says in the comments on that picture that it'll be between Scout and Deluxe class.
Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 10:24 pm
Any ideas on a release date for Gauntlet?
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... hread.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.
The Arcee isn't bad either, for people who like the IDW take...
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 092&type=1
Apparently we have the official image to thank for the chibi-ness...
Posted: Thu May 23, 2013 11:07 pm
That looks fantastic!
At least it will be LSotW accurate. Makes me want him even more
Hope he'll have that bullet hole in his head too
Also a version of Crackcase is in the works!
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =1&theater
Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:07 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.
Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:12 pm
Ironfist doesn't do much for me, but this...
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?
Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:32 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.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid ... =3&theater
Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:45 pm
I mean Cog is neat and all, but who actually cares about Cog enough to pay third-party prices?
Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:56 pm
Warcry wrote: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....
Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 4:56 pm
Maybe because they can?
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.
Posted: Fri May 24, 2013 5:00 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.
Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 2:32 pm
I'm moving this to News if no one objects.
Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 2:51 pm
According to this message, Ironfist and Crackcase will come in a two-pack.
https://www.facebook.com/mach5toys/post ... 1755815127
That makes me a bit unhappy, but perhaps if I get them, I'll sell my Crankcase.
Posted: Sat May 25, 2013 3:09 pm
Shooting themselves in the foot if they think many people will want two very similar figures at third party prices.