FansProject TFX-01 City Commander Upgrade Set Reviews

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Reviews' started by zeroXII, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. zeroXII

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    So it finally arrived!!

    Packaging:
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    Contents (include comic and license plate decal sheet):
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    Trailer snaps on rather snugly, though i have yet to fully test it.
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    Moving on to the REAL highlight:
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    I'd say the plastic they used is really strong, with very vibrant colors and more importantly, no paint QC screw ups. The parts themselves snap on fine, though the hands feel a tiny bit loose than they should on mine. The legs can be quite tricky to get in, but don't be afraid to push it in with a little bit of force.

    On the the actual figure itself. His head is ball jointed. His poseability is slightly hindered due to the armor so only his legs retain the flexibility of the original figure. His shoulders and arms tend to get in the way of pulling of some neat poses, especially with the BFG. The gun itself, adds extra weight, and tends to keep the arm down so unless you got tight joints on your Magnus' shoulders, its a little hard for poses. I personally just keep it to one side.

    One neat feature is the comic itself, which also serves as the instructions for the trailer:
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    Not sure why my comic features Powered Convoy instead of Magnus himself, could be some packaging mix up. The art is pretty decent, though i sure as hell don't have a clue who Pharaohtron is.

    And just to give you an idea of how big he is:
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    I was going to take more pics but my camera died on me.:D  Once it recharges, i'll try take more pics, but for now, here's a taste of things to come.

    EDIT: more pics!!
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    Added a Reprolabel and the license plate:
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    Also, as you can see, i fixed Universe Octane's twin guns on Magnus (since i don't have the G1 launchers)
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    Some more size comparisons:
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    Who's got the BFG now?
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    Closing shot:
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  2. Dolza_Khyron

    Dolza_Khyron Well-Known Member

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    i got a question, i've been wanting answered,
    can it hold the old g1 Ultra Magnus gun? :) 
     
  3. jtuarus

    jtuarus Prowls circutsu master TFW2005 Supporter

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    very very nice love the henshin section of the comic like prime turned into a toku version of himself and its the instructions also how sweet is that. and i think veksta of our boards did somthing with the comic. didnt you venk ?
     
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  4. zeroXII

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    Wish i could answer that, but i don't have G1 Magnus at the moment.
     
  5. SureShot90

    SureShot90 Peace=superior firepower

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    Oh man I can't wait till I get hold of my own set :D 
    I hope they'll do a repaint of it and a head rescuplting so we'll get him as a Powermaster Optimus Prime version :D  it would be sooooo awesome.
     
  6. Trailbreaker77

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    Thanks, for the pictures very cool, hoping for my set here soon.
     
  7. tentagil

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    I've heard the G1 Magnus missles mount easily on the figure, I'm hoping to get a set of those and the G1 gun to go with him. I've got my Hotrod holding a set of his G1 guns at the moment and it looks great.
     
  8. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Ooo....you have NO IDEA how much I envy you.....:( 
     
  9. Nerroth

    Nerroth Alea iacta est.

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    Seconded.


    Kind of interesting idea, actually, to have the Powered Convoy trailer be for Optimus...
     
  10. rizuan76

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    Congrats Zero! finally something to brighten up yr day :) 
     
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    great review, bro..nice pics...looks awesome..everything looks great.size looks nice too...
    wish i couldve got one of these...enjoy :D 
     
  12. MegaMoonMan

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    Do I regret spending $75 on this?

    HELL NO!

    Can't wait to get mine. I love how they did the instructions, but there seems to be a couple steps missing at the beginning.
     
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  13. zeroXII

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    Main post updated with new pics.

    Haha.. easy bro, yours will reach you soon.

    Yeah man tell me about it! But really worth the time and money man.

    Hmm, doesn't seem like it. Pretty sure they covered it all.
     
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    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I don't see anything about separating the top of the trailer with the arm and chest armor from the bottom part.
     
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  15. zeroXII

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    Heh, you're right! In my excitement, i skipped the first page of instructions. Already added man. Thanks for the heads up.
     
  16. Trailbreaker77

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    Damn, I need to order some Autobot symbols from repolabels, guess I should get some extras for the Animated line.
     
  17. Banshee

    Banshee MvC2 online! woot!

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    Wow! Awesome pics!! I reallyl ike the one with Rodimus next to UM! :D 

    You think they changed the colors in the comic to avoid any legal issues?

    I hope they do come out with a powered convoy version . the mix of red/black/blue looks very nice in the comic :D 
     
  18. Pikachu_King

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    I am so glad I pre-ordered this, I hope BBTS ships them out soon.
     
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    Excellent pics zeroXII! :thumb  I just got mine too and I'm so stoked. Gonna fiddle with him right now.
     
  20. zeroXII

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    Cool. Just a question, is your comic the same as mine?
     

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