FansProject Protector Video Reviews

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  1. Peaugh

    Peaugh Hi.

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    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Like I said about Sidearm can't wait to obtain this guy. 'nuff said.
     
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    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    great review there, Peaugh. Enjoyed it very much. :thumb 
     
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    Great review Peaugh. detailed & straight to the point as always. :wink: 
     
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    What really sells it (apart from the Protector's inherent awesomeness) is Peaugh's obvious glee at having this toy.
     
  7. Peaugh

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    Thanks for the review man. Always like your direct and to the point reviews.
     
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    Awsome review man, can't wait for mine to get in.
     
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    FansProject's Protector Video Gallery

    This armor is pretty damn awesome! The design is certainly an improvement over City Commander as you don't get that clumsy BFG anymore and the leftover kibble actually serves fairly well as a gun platform. The addition of 'Hot Roller' is also very nice and something that they didn't have to do along with the 'shaking hand' fist (although that one is a bit useless but it's just a bonus). It is also good to note that unlike City Commander, there is more transforming in this set than 'put together' parts and the armor is only composed of relatively few pieces unlike City Commander's 'Omega Supreme' style engineering.

    Although the limitations of the Classics Hotrod base figure still carries over to the armor such as the lack of waist joint and clumsy hip joints, the added articulation on the arms serves to counteract those shortcomings reasonably well.

    The down side of the design for me is that the designer decided to leave the bottom jaw of Classics Hotrod visible as a neck for Not-Rodimus with the sheen serving as an Adam's apple. For someone who is not aware that there is a figure under the armor, the illusion works well enough but because one is aware that Classic Hotrod is under there and that's his sheen, it can be hard to get used to it. However this is a very minor complaint and although it somewhat bothered me at firs, I have grown used to it and understand the creative decision of the designer.

    Here is my video gallery:

    YouTube - FansProject's Protector

    Sidearm is also a massive win and like all thing Fan Projects, they make an extra effort for collectors to get the most out of their figures. He transforms in a simple but more elaborate way than G1 targetmasters and the result is effective. in gun mode, Not-Firebolt sports two handles for different size fist holes (such as Hotrod and Protector) and can also be plugged on Hot-Roller. Sidearm thoughtfully comes with chromed wing extenders for owners of Henkei Hotrod who have decided to get Protector but if you don't have the armor, you can attach them to side arm to convert him into an Animated style crossbow so you don't need the armor to make use of them, very thoughtful! Best of all, he is only $10 and very much worth it.

    My '86 pic:

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    Ooh, I like it in crystal!
     
  17. Rodimus_Prime

    Rodimus_Prime Protector

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    Cool review.... I can't wait to hear the Fansproject announcement of a crystal Protector. :D 
     
  18. thielmj

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    Me too, i'm a huge hotrod/rodimus prime fan plus i love cystal transformers.
    actually i'ld love to see a crystal sg rodimus/ wildrider to put in my scyther armor with how nice this looked in protector.
     
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    Dare i say i like this more than the regular protector, this thing rocks!!!
     
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