Non-TF: Independent Transforming Bus Preorder Site

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  1. swampflight

    swampflight Banned

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    Bus Transformer

    There is a K.O. bus transformer that looks a liitle like this one,its white with blue window stickers on top and yellow stickers on the bottom that say "Shuttle Bus" and it has a gold robot head.I dont have pics but as far as I know,its the first bus transformer ever made.
     
  2. Angelwave

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    Giga Leo posted pics of it already on page 9 of the thread.
     
  3. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    For us lazy people who don't wanna read the whole thread, how do we order it in the US?
     
  4. The_Waspinator

    The_Waspinator Well-Known Member

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    Well, for the truly lazy, you could just give me your credit card number and I promise I'll "take care" of it. :D 
     
  5. QuinJester

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    Mercifully, you only have to read the first post ;) 

    Robobuz Toy Model Pre-Order Site

    They will be shipping internationally.
     
  6. Squawkbox_Prime

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    looks cool
     
  7. Autobot 47

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    Wooohoooo!!!! A german Transformer and a Bus - a Bus!!!!

    @Tomprime: Wie cool ist das denn? Wie bist darauf gekommen?
     
  8. The_Waspinator

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    I asked BBTS and they're apparently looking into carrying this.
     
  9. Bgrngod

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    As much as the creators have been open and great about communicating with us, I'd feel much better about ordering through BBTS. Then they can deal with all the stress of shipping across the pond and such and I can just pay them a little mark-up for it.
     
  10. The_Waspinator

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    Plus, they can split the cost of shipping between however many they order. Shipping 20 at once has got to be cheaper than shipping 20 one-by-one.
     
  11. MidnightBliss

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    If BBTS can get it, it will be mine.
     
  12. mrclean08

    mrclean08 G1 FOR LIFE

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    Still waiting to see actual prototype photos of this product, and not rendered images.
     
  13. tomprime

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    Updates

    OK, I still don't have all the details that I actually wanted to post, but I just don't want to let you wait any longer, so I'll give you a short update on this project.

    The good news: We have managed to get more financial support from our client TWK for the production of these figures. Therefore the figure's selling price will now probably decrease AND the mold will even get more parts and details.
    The robot you know from the video, the renderings and the photos will only be the first of a trio of bus transformers. For this first one's individual name, we thought about "Bendway" or "Safecase".
    Each of them will come with an individual weapon; his will be a samurai/katana style mecha sword.
    Also, he now has a more detailed body and a proper face, as seen in this new rendering:

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    Here's a new Youtube video showing the latest CAD structure of the mold:

    YouTube - Robobuz Toy Mold CAD

    The downside to these good news is that these changes and some other issues took our manufacturer much longer than expected. The first finished figures will hopefully be ready for the Nuremberg toy fair in february, but they won't make it till this christmas. Sorry for that! I find this delay very disappointing myself, as I have put so much time and effort into construction and modelling during the last weeks to get the thing done in time. But this is just out of my range of influence.

    Also, I'm sorry that I can't tell you an exact pricing right now. As soon as our manufacture gets the calculation done, I will let you know!
    And of course every pre-order customer will only have to pay the lowered price (that will be below the pre order discounted rate).

    Here are some more detailed views of some of the CAD parts:

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    Stay tuned, hopefully I will have more information soon.
     
  14. Kickback

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    Since this is more of a "Work in Progress" I'm moving it out of the News forum and in to the Customs forum.

    When you have actual pictures, other than a site to take peoples' money, come back to the News forum.
     
  15. ryan.j

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    Although I'm not so taken with the bus mode (I don't like car transformers much either so it's no reflection on the design) the robot mode is looking sharp and has a funky universe 2.0 feel to it.

    If anything I think his hands look a bit weedy but otherwise I've got my fingers crossed for you guys. Hasbro might kick you in the groin for calling it a transformer though!
     
  16. grayman

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    Thanks for the update tomprime. I look forward to the finished product.
     
  17. ryan.j

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    And tell us more about the other two busformers - repaints, homages, retools, whole new models?
     
  18. TornadoQuakeX

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    Another whole year? Ouch. Still got it pre-ordered though.
     
  19. ALPHAMAGNUS

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    how about a bus stop that turns into his weapons. this pic would illustrate my idea, make the advertisement turn into a flip out gun. and the canopy would be a shield.
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    I know Germany's bus stop signs are a green and yellow circle with "H" on it , maybe you could make that his melee weapon?
     

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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Any chance the other two buses could be, say, an American and Japanese bus?
     

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