Impossible Toys' Tetra Squadron Video Teaser

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  1. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    Impossible Toys is ready to fully reveal their Tetra Squadron series, part of their TRNS line. These are full articulated "seeker" figures, that transform from robot to Tetra Jets. Preorders will be going up in the next couple days, with a quick release.


    Impossible Toys' Banshee Transformation Demo

    Preorders now up at BigBadToyStore:

    http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/menu.aspx?menu=2810&category=8070&page=1

    Special early bird pricing of $49.99 until March 19th. After that, the price will be $59.99.
     

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    Really wanted to see the three Rainmakers, plus Air Warrior and Sunstorm. Head looks a little big. Legs look a little short. Do they pull out any farther?

    I hope Impossible Toys remembers to write a bio and give them tech spec numbers, maybe on a card.

    They should try to get someone to write the bio who speaks english as a first language, and preferable someone who doesn't copy and paste something from Wikipedia, like on the Alpha Traon box. I know bios are a bit of an afterthought for a third party Transformer, but sometimes a well written bio can help sell an average toy.
     
  3. Ultra BuckNutz

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    I may be in the minority (or the entirety of the minority for that matter) but I'd rather have seen the rainmakers made into the Tetrajets. I've got so many Starscreams, Thundercrakers, and Skywarps, that I really don't need them in this particular Cybertronian form. Pretty neat nonetheless.
     
  4. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    The thread says "teaser", so not everything is being revealed right away. :) 
     
  5. Valkysas

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    That's a really fiddly transformation, if even someone from Impossible Toys gets lost doing it.

    I'm not really feeling it. It's a neat idea, but the product itself is completely unimpressive.
     
  6. Jehsee

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    Rebelor, Prankstor? Sounds like MOTU names...

    Proportions look off... maybe the heads are just a tad too big?
     
  7. Backstop

    Backstop Have you seen my box art?

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    I hear nice qlicking and locking of the joints. Starscream looks great and I love the built in landing gear, cant wait to get these.
     
  8. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    Yuck the back looks way too huge and the wings are just there and I can see issues with wings happening like stressing and breaking with how those panels are just tabbed on.
     
  9. Robogeek28

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    This looks to be a fiddly and fragile looking toy.


    It's neat that they were able to get a Tetrajet to transform into a (mostly) G1 looking Seeker toon botmode but he just has too many things wrong with him for me to even consider picking it up.
     
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    Not feeling it but hope it interests someone.
     
  11. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    Please let there be a Slipstream too.
     
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    I'm definitely all over *some* version of this mold, but yeah, one of the main seekers isn't it for me. Like you, I'm really sick of the trio (both trios, heh).

    But looks awesome Venksta, loved Alicon too, love how old-school G1 they come off!
     
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    Cool concept, but not for me. The oversized head does throw off the proportions though.
     
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    My initial impression is yes!
    someone finally made these
    and a lil bit concerned about the wings

    but from a first look it looks somewhat good.

    Is the video of the actual product? or is it a prototype? just curious
     
  15. FatalT 71

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    I'd be in for a Banshee.
     
  16. Gauntlet101010

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    It's cool someone made these, but they aren't for me. While it is definately neat they figured out a way to do the toon model justice, those proportions ... yikes. It's not just the head either, but the torso is too long too. But I don't know what could be done.

    It seems like they learned a lot from their Arcee. That was a floppy mess. The Alicon was pretty good, though. These seem better than the Alicon.
     
  17. Kraken

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    What sort of size are these? Looks to be large Deluxe/small Voyager ish.
     
  18. TJOmega

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    Been wanting someone to do tetrajets for a while now. I like how they're looking, but there is concern with how fiddly the transformation is and how many tiny pegs hold the wing shells together, I feel like it should be wider tabs that have less chance of breaking. As said above, the head is too big so it ends up looking odd. What's also throwing me is using the existing cockpit, since the show models always had the F-15 cockpit, if that could be flipped around for a bubble canopy, I feel like it would keep the chest from looking flat and sunken in.
     
  19. Blue Meanie

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    Well, I don't like the proportions, but 99% sure these would stay in Tetrajet mode. So I might give them a pass
     
  20. MegaHavok

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    Looks like a knock off of a better designed toy
    The design seams sound but it needs better execution and refinement
     

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