New Protector Images Make Me :(! Am i Alone?

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  1. Tm Tarantulas

    Tm Tarantulas Herald of Unicron

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    i just saw the new images of the protector set and im underwhelmed.

    * he looks nothing like rodimus
    * he barely has any armor on him
    *not up to par with the magnus upgrade
    *shitty head
    * most of the upgrade is the battle station, and it looks half assed!!!

    FP knows this is going to sell. my guess is the price will be 100 dollars right off the bat.

    just doesnt seem worth it for me, 5 piece of armor, and a chunk of kibble with a few guns on it for 100 bucks?

    im underwhelmed


    am i alone?
     
  2. Auto Morph

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    I think it looks OK. Not fantastic, but OK...

    A lot of it has to do with the head sculpt, which they got so right with Defender and seemingly so wrong here. Maybe it will all come good once the colour is on?

    I disagree with your complaint about the lack of armour - you don't want him towering over all the other Autobots. Magnus was always a large character, in toy and cartoon. Rodimus Prime on the other hand, whilst an imposing figure and certainly taller than Hot Rod, was never huge. The size is about right for me, just hope the head looks better coloured.
     
  3. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    Rodimus doesn't look like Rodimus. By that, I mean that every iteration of him has been quite different from the ones before. This has enough design cues to create the connection. Once we see it in colour, the resemblance will solidify more

    Rodimus isn't a heavily armoured bruiser in the first place.

    More subjective here than anything.

    Although, not sure why people are hating on the head, other than it being more Hot Rod than Rodimus.

    There's probably more going on with it than just the one picture we've seen of it, and at the very least, it's got more going for it than the original.

    Not sure why people keep assuming $100. This'll be, like, $60 maybe. City Commander was $80, and this'll be much smaller.
     
  4. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    Should be an all new toy like Springer, not a part-former with excess trailer kibble.
     
  5. Necare

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    Rodimus and hotrod should be cast into the fiery pit of Unicron's chasm! He will forever be my hated nemesis in the transformers lore due to his useless immature leadership and his lame actions that got OP killed!

    as far as protector shell is concerned...um...I hope he comes out well because I like to see FP do well. though I've no intention of buying him it or whatever.

    Love FP death to rodimus.
     
  6. Optimus Vader

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    I agree with this man. I've been saying it for a while now... Rod is a bitch!
     
  7. Razorclaw

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    This is a good add-on set, and I agree that Rodimus Prime was never the biggest and toughest of the Autobots, but FP really needs to do another head.
     
  8. GAUGE

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    I think it looks fine.

    It's city commander's tiny little head i hate, which is why i never bought him.

    but protector will go great with animated arcee.
     
  9. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    City Commander's head size is fine. It's just that he's got massive shoulders and forearms.
     
  10. Foster

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    The head will complement City Commander well as far as I can tell, and fits the style of the overall upgrade set. It's stern, like the Classic Rodimus. Need a better photograph to be sure, but for now I give them the benefit of the doubt.
     
  11. Cheem The Rup

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    It's just ok but it doesn't make me scream "miracle" :D  I think they can do a lot better... especially the head :( 
     
  12. Abrogate

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    I don't buy the 3rd party stuff, but I don't think this looks bad. This is what I posted in the news thread:

    "Out of all these damn upgrade sets, the only one I've been tempted by was the Magnus-colored Commander set (like, really, does Nemesis Prime need an upgrade?), but I've managed to keep my Hasbro fanboyism and convince myself I don't need it, by using the excuse "all it does is make the figure look cooler, it's not like it enhances his transformation or articulation."


    But damn, this one actually -does- enhance the arm articulation. That's pretty smart, I gotta admit. I still can't see myself buying it though, because I need a Rodimus Prime even less than I need an armored Magnus. But I'll give it props for what it does."
     
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    It's just a prototype.

    And I think it looks damn good so far.
     
  14. grimlock1972

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    I totally agree with you not worth it to me.
     
  15. Phoenix Blaze

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    Now that the "holy shit!" is wearing off, I'm becoming more and more critical.

    It looks like there's about $40 of plastic that I don't need or want. I display my TF in big groups, so this battle station will be off to the side.

    A lot of it will come down to price and coloured pictures. I do like how his shoulders are formed from Hot Rod's arms and the way they make use of his original gun.

    We'll see, we shall see.
     
  16. Nightwind

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    It's not what I expected, but I'm still interested! I haven't purchased any third party add-ons yet, but I have feeling that this one will make me change my mind!
     
  17. Biotoakid

    Biotoakid I've never been wrong

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    I think he looks beast.... That means friggin' AWESOME
     
  18. Matty

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    I will never hesitate to buy something from FansProject. Their work is golden; the Protector upgrade will be no different IMO.
     
  19. MidnightBliss

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    I like it for the most part. The head could use some work. I like the sleeker looking robot. City Commander use a good portion of the trailer in a weapon as well. I think if they tried to make more of the trailer into armor or bigger armor it wouldn't look as good. More isn't always better. Do I want a "battle station" sitting on my shelf? No but, I want the rest of the armor.
     
  20. unmc2001

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    I like it and will get it but I too hope the head looks better once we see it in color.
     

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