On the fence about warbot defender

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by grandizerGo, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. grandizerGo

    grandizerGo Predaking

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    hey guys im really on the fence about picking up warbot defender..for those who have him do you like him?does it have the amazing fansproject quality and engineering?die-cast content? thanks
     
  2. blunghole

    blunghole The Tapeworm of Unicron!

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  3. fabexmax

    fabexmax Well-Known Member

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    yeah, i will concur. He is insanely sick!
     
  4. Nachtsider

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    Production values and engineering work are stellar with Classics Sprin... I mean, Warbot Defender. I find him difficult to transform, though.
     
  5. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

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    Check out the feedback thread, 100% worth the money. Hurry up before that toy sells out and ebay sets the price.
     
  6. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    You won't be disappointed about this purchase.
     
  7. MADMEX33

    MADMEX33 Well-Known Member

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    Just like everyone else said, he is a superb figure...totally worth the money!!
     
  8. Wyvern

    Wyvern Velvet Sanchez

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    Get him. Do it naow!!
     
  9. Waverider

    Waverider Supreme Dude TFW2005 Supporter

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    Get him. He's worth every penny.
     
  10. Zeta Otaku

    Zeta Otaku Who ya gonna call? TFW2005 Supporter

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    absolutely fantastic. Easily one of my favorite transforming toys of all time.
     
  11. Tigermegatron

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    it all depends on what you like & enjoy in a particular transformer toy.

    honestly the warbot defender looks like a solid toy.

    I didn't buy it because I love voyager & bigger sized transformers toys better.
     
  12. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's ... OK ... I guess.

    (with a small dose of meh)
     
  13. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    Better than most "official" Transformers. If you have the money to blow on it, don't hesitate. It's absolutey phenominal.
     
  14. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    Let me chip in, and try and be objective.

    As far as size goes, he rates as a large Deluxe or a small Voyager (Especially in vehicle mode). This may or may not been a deal breaker for you, but he tends to look REALLY good with Classics Deluxes. He is VASTLY more complex than them, though, in terms of engineering and complexity.

    The materials and pant apps are bulletproof. FP went to a lot of trouble to match the paint color used on the die cast to the color of the plastic, to the point where it's virtually impossible to tell from sight alone what's die cast and what's plastic. Paint is durable, and the apps are cleaner than anything you'll get from Hasbro. He feels solid and durable... nothing is going to break on this guy. No inherently fragile joints like with Knight Morpher, but the waist joint pet can be scary tight, so you might want to shave that down a bit. The sword/copter blades seems like it should be flimsy and easily breakable... but it is verified as pretty much indestructible. I dunno what FP made it out of, but they should be making tanks out of the stuff.

    Engineering and tolerances are above Hasbro par. There are a few glitches... one knee on mine is looser than the other, and his right hand seems to hold his gun more loosely (Probably to accommodate the sword more easily). Nothing terrible, and certainly nothing that ruins the toy.

    Sculpt is excellent. He Springer, no doubt about it. Both vehicle modes are good, too. They're Cybertronian, naturally, but they look good. Not even that far off from War For Cybertron type designs, though much blockier. His face sculpt is full of character, and there really is no complaints about the upper body. The legs get a bit kibbly and broken up though.

    Poseability is excellent. Remember those toys you would get that would have a lot of joints, but none of them would work together, and the toy would be stuck in static poses? Not Defender! Transformation joints are worked into the limbs to work with character poses, giving him some really unprecedented leg poseability. He can even draw his guns from the leg holsters in a natural gunslinger motion. The biggest knock would be that he really could have used more heel support.

    Is he worth it? Well, if you've bought any other FansProject products, or even another company's garage kit type product, the answer is an unreserved 'yes'.

    If you've never gotten into the third party market before, you might not be prepared for the premium such things cost. But for a first timer, Defender is an excellent place to jump in, as he's got about the best price-to-value of any third party kit out there.

    So unless you're completely 'meh' about third party products entirely? Get him. He's worth it.
     
  15. xanthax

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    I'd get him before the prices really starts going up.
     
  16. grandizerGo

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    thanks guys..i do own city commander and munitioner with explorer..this has made up my mind to snag him...
     
  17. jerryitus

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    I like warbot, but I would stop short of calling him one of the best of all time. If you pay store price for him, you won't feel ripped off. If you pay over $100 on ebay at some point, you may 2nd guess it.
     
  18. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Why not just check the threads about him in the Feedback section?
     
  19. Liokaiser

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    Best purchase for me this year. Nuff said
     
  20. Satomiblood

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    It's worth a buy, but I would get it used. I bought one for $70 off BBTS about a month ago. But you buying Defender ultimately comes down to whether or not you buy "3rd party" or unofficial products.
     

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