Help me with ideas for a third party project

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by optimall, Mar 9, 2012.

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What brand do you most want custom parts for?

Poll closed Mar 16, 2012.
  1. Transformers Prime

    9 vote(s)
    22.5%
  2. Generations / Classics

    21 vote(s)
    52.5%
  3. Movieverse

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  4. G1 Combiner Kits

    0 vote(s)
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  5. Other

    5 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. optimall

    optimall Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    I am looking to produce a third party project.
    I am already on the way to producing 300 units of a clear blue transformer sparks that will fit into Optimal Optimus's chest.

    What I want is feedback, ideas on what you the fans want.
    Superion head replacement for FP Superion?, better sword for prime prime?
    Waspinator head that does not suck :) 
    Please help me know what you want to see.
     

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  2. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    A pair of show accurate, silver blasters and swords for FE/RID voyager Prime would probably get some attention. The other options you list seem sort of dated.
     
  3. optimall

    optimall Well-Known Member

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    That was on my mind. Any more?
     
  4. HaZe

    HaZe Well-Known Member

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    A show accurate fusion cannon for PRID megatron. He was released in a higher volume then the FE figuers were so you may get more buyers.
    You can sell two kinds with and without LED.
     
  5. Bountyan

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    Better head for Classics Megatron. Some other guy did them but apparently he can't make them anymore.

    I'd also suggest a new head for Cybertron Armorhide to make him look more like Pipes, but that's kind of niche.
     
  6. optimall

    optimall Well-Known Member

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    Like the armorhide idea, megatrons fusion cannon is def on the cards, combined with primes cannons as a set. Seeing how the sparks turn out next week, if they are as good as promised then I will be more confident on the blasters. Plus I want this to be a LOW COST to the buyer enterprise. The sparks are just a test for the manufacturer. But what comes of this will be my first serious project.
    Whatever I pick from this, first 25 people to have suggested it get theirs free. Just a thanks for the input.
     
  7. Carpool

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    Menasor. The Stunticons. Why the hell are they getting no love?
     
  8. zodconvoy

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    A clear red sword for Classics Grimlock. I have been dying to give him a better, more G1 sword than the silver one that can with Fansprojects G3 Trailer.
     
  9. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    "Help" type threads belong in Creative General Discussion, so here we are!
     
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    Prima's star saber with the matrix hilt. 5mm handle.
     
  12. optimall

    optimall Well-Known Member

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    Grimlocks sword! Nice!
    Keep it Rollin on in.
     
  13. MegaHavok

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    Hmm....
    For my take all I can say is stay away from the obvious. There have been to many respective items of late. Stay away from things like classics bots weapons or soundwave tapes

    Nobody has stepped up to prime stuff except for shape ways guys so there's one niche
    Movie upgrades could be cool if it's the right item. A kit to convert roadbuster to a weaponized mode. Sentinel primes rust cannon. Ironhides new guns at any size

    Measure the demand and uniqueness, keep the quality high, and the prices low an you should be fine
     
  14. TFao

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    I started a thread...

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...561280-boosting-up-fp-superion-pic-heavy.html

    ... about not only a replacement head for FP Superion, but also a chest/shoulder cavity filler that would give him more height, almost to FP Brut's height.

    I made a quick and dirty mock up out of Lego.

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    I know it doesn't look like much (and to be honest, it isn't), but if you keep the Superion head folded down, and you fold in the chest wings in combined mode...

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    To this-

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    There's a nice little cavity there that can be filled to create a new base for a head.

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    I didn't want to take my Superion's head apart yet, so I just put a cylindrical block in its place as a stand in for the head.

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    With this little "boost", Superion can get much closer to Brut's height.

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    And here's a little before an after comparison.

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    My little "mock up" here doesn't peg in or anything, but I was hoping that someone would be able to refine it more. A new head sculpt and maybe a crotch piece thrown in would be awesome.
     
  15. optimall

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    I think you are a f'n genius. That is awesome, I have wanted to do a Superion upgrade mk2 kit. That consisted of a head and something else. My friend you should do this one your self, you thought of it, it's your baby!
     
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    How about some G1 Revoltech kits?

    I've seen several very good Shockwave's and Soundwaves/Soundblaster.

    Maybe an Ultra Magnus Armor for white convoy?
     
  17. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Also, FE Prime has room for a Matrix in his chest.

    While I prefer the Classics line, I think there's more room for 3rd party expansion in the Prime line.
     
  18. Hyre

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    I know it's a long, long, LONG shot...but I have sketches of a concept for parts to upgrade Animated Waspinator into a Leader Class figure(for scale), and they also serve as an army of bug monsters when detached.
     
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    Hyre Well-Known Member

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    A suggestion regarding the replacement head/filler idea for Superion though:

    Make it turn into a UAV. Third Party stuff(while more expensive for it), sells a LOT better if it is useful in the other modes. If you can make it a headmaster or a gun as a third or fourth form for it, even better. Like the Shapeways stomach filler, it serves as an extra set of boosters in jet modes if you get the right version, even though it's just a solid block.

    A UAV would make the piece unique though, as it would serve as a callback to the kibbleplanes from G1, it would serve a purpose(spy drone), and it would have the added benefit of things like the wings serving as horns for the head. I can already somewhat see a transformation scheme for it, to be honest, and I'd be happy to sketch something up over Spring Break when i've got access to my Superion. Lemme know if you're interested!
     
  20. bumbleblogn

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    Actually I think it would bee cool to come out with a set to make WFC blaster :D 

    That or a GOOD 3rd party soundwave that fits in classics scale :D 
     

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