Fantofan Updates for 24 Aug

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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    Robot mode details of MP-3 (EDIT: Fantofan confirms that Megatron gun is the one from MP-1 and MP-4. MP-3 WILL NOT come with Megatron)

    Details of MP-4 trailer (confirmed NO Roller)

    Resin protoype KissPlayers Hot Rodimus x Xiao Xiao (with transforming fishing rod and what look like dim sum steamers with buns.) Hot Rod will have a different head sculpt from Alt Mirage.

    Confirmation that earlier rumors of STARS exclusive Anime MP-3 and Roller are FALSE!

    http://fantofan.jp/
     
  2. Scourge_151

    Scourge_151 Dangerous when naked! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Prototype KP Rodimus!
    Wish there was a better head shot to see the remolding.

    MP starscream just keeps looking better and better!!

    And the Takara club exclusive rumour is false apparently, interesting.....
     
  3. j3

    j3 Kiefer is my Big Boss TFW2005 Supporter

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    Starscream looks awesome with the Destron BTs
     
  4. McBradders

    McBradders James Franco Club! Moderator

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    Why do I find myself wanting Starscream now?

    I feel so dirty, like Legion is trying to lick me :( 
     
  5. MasterOfPuppets

    MasterOfPuppets Banned

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    Definitely. He'll make a fine addition to the crew. A very fine one indeed. I can't wait for him to be released. He looks like the best Transformer EVAR!

    Now a lot of people will be dissapointed at no anime Starscream but I guess you're bound to be dissapointed when you believe a seemingly baseless rumour. But knowing Takara (well the old Takara anyways) it'll come eventually.
     
  6. Razerwire

    Razerwire 99 Problems... Super Mod

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    Crap... Hot Rodimus looks good... Now the dilemma... Do I wait for Hasbro to release the ALT equivalent or should start getting KP???
     
  7. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    WOW! Screamer has alot weapons and missles, can't wait to get mines
     
  8. Viper_486

    Viper_486 Cobraaa!

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    Rodimus is even more of a sure thing now!
    And agreed, Screamer looks uber cool with the ALT/BT 'cons.
    He'll be right at home with them, and my MP Black Convoy...
     
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    I still think the rumour was accurate at the time - note that it was reported alongside Roller not being included in the trailer for the first time, which has panned out. By all accounts it didn't go down very well in Japan either, and TT may simply be backtracking. One would note that a lot of people said the rumour about Armbullet was stupid too, until Hasbro announced Dark Crumplezone and it became clear that's what was intended at the time.

    I find it very unlikely TakaraTomy don't have any plans to issue a Roller at all, so maybe the plan is now going to be something like making Anime Starscream a E-Hobby exclusive alongside Roller or something and I'd be MUCH happier with that. Non Japanese people can buy stuff directly from E-Hobby with (relative) ease, and it's not outrageously expensive.

    I do think the fuss over MP Starscream's size seems a bit silly now… Still not interested in that colour scheme though. I quite like Prime's trailer, but I'm just not willing to buy another MP Prime to get it.

    Might be a bit more interested in KP Rodimus now I know he's got a different head - and the figure is much less distubring than the design art was.

    Phazer
     
  10. Turnman

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    I think that pic is there to show you can put the weapons of older Starscreams in the nose part like the MP-01 Megatron in Gun mode, not to show that they are included.
     
  11. Darkprime

    Darkprime Antigrav Singular Destron

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    Maybe anime screamer and roller will be regular releases after all. If not, ehobby would do, so long as we don't have to buy a full MP prime to get roller.
     
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    Now i'm really want to get SS. All i have to do now is convince my wife!!
     
  13. Ymir

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    Starscream looks absolutely amazing. Hands down, best TF since Masterpiece Optimus!

    I think TakTomy is gonna milk this mold for what it's worth - especially since the club thing was canned/ or was just a rumor - and we'll be seeing an Anime SS sooner rather than later. And Thundercracker and Skywarp!

    Personally I think the light grey of G1 SS doesn't quite suit the mold, I really like the new colors... it's like ultimate Starscream!

    And I wish they would use diecast on Rodimus...
     
  14. Vector Sigma

    Vector Sigma <b><i><font color=FFFF00>Crazy Colon Burner!!!!</b Veteran

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    Blimey, those pics make screamer look great!...
     
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    Okay, so they're going to go ahead and give BT Hot Rodimus a suitable head. Now, I may actually consider picking him up.
     
  16. BigByteSlim

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    I don't know if this has been answered before but do we know whether Screamer is going to have diecast? He still looks very much all plastic in all the shots I've seen.
     
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    I'm giddy about this new Starscream. As a current engineer that grew up with Transformers, a character must be a favorite from my childhood or display some feat of engineering prowess. This Screamer has both, colors or not. MP Prime still makes me feel like a little kid when I pick him up, and Screamer looks to be the same.
     
  18. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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    Earlier Japanese magazine scans did mention that MP-3 would contain die-cast metal, ABS plastic and PVC parts. (Scan 1 & 2, see the small blue box, it says so in Japanese)

    It's interesting that Japanese magazines like Figure Oh! were saying for months that Kiss Convoy would be entirely plastic, yet almost no one wanted to believe it. It was North American online stores like A3U that gave people false hopes that it would be die-cast. Japanese online store Amenbo was the first source that said Kiss Convoy was plastic and they were right. They're saying MP-3 has die-cast so I'm trusting them on this one.
     
  19. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Amenbo are pleased to introduce to you that they were right.
     
  20. Type-R

    Type-R blissed off my chonk!

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    Yup. Their listing for KissPlayers Hot Rodimus put up some weeks ago also mentions that it would have a new head sculpt (head repair according to them) and it turns out they were right too.
     

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