Project ROBOBUZ : Heroic Leader - Bendway

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  1. SilverOptimus

    SilverOptimus Movie News Monster Moderator News Staff

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    Sponsor Big Bad Toy Store informed us of a new preorder for Project ROBOBUZ : Heroic Leader - Bendway.

    This is the first character in a series of transforming busses and other vehicles. "Project Robobuz" is merely the first chapter of the story that gave birth to it all. The first character in this line is the Heroic Leader - Bendway. This figure is designed and manufactured in Germany!

    Bendway is 1:64 scale. The bus mode is 28,8 cm (11.3 inches) long and the robot mode stands 21 cm (8.3 inches) tall. 1:64 is in scale to common Matchbox / Hot Wheels cars (and it is very close to the scale of the Bonecrusher TF Movie Deluxe Toy, in case one wants a transforming bus to take revenge).

    A mecha style katana sword is included and Bendway features real rubber tires
     
  2. Jarodimus

    Jarodimus the guy with that scan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    I was very intrigued when this project was first announced.

    And for $40? Hell yes.
     
  3. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

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    thats not even a TF.
     
  4. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    And technically neither is any thrid party product or KO but that certainly doesn't stop anyone (including me) from buying them and displaying them with their collection so I'm not sure what you're trying to get across.
     
  5. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X The Toad Knows.

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    ...For $40, I am seriously considering this.
     
  6. JaAm_convoy

    JaAm_convoy Shoulder Medicine

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    Has Has/Tak even made any official bus transformers? Oh, and this guy looks awesome.
     
  7. Empir3

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    40 bucks for a 3rd party figure of that size is an awesome deal i just hope it has good quality. Im interested for sure.
     
  8. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Oooohhh. I think me like. If the paint and quality is up to par I could use a few bots in scale to jets and other figures for my own in universe I'm building up. Rubber tires to boot. Can't wait for more info! Slap a gun on him and he's set. EDIT: I just pulled out a ruler just to gauge the size of this thing. If it is indeed a quality product this thing is a steal for $40.
     
  9. Rodimus Mike

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    Its funny cause I have a Bus just like this but its not a double like the one pictured,and
    its mostly white,but I think its pretty close to that length,and no clear windows.I might
    have to get this if TF Source or BBTS gets it.Love that design.
     
  10. Thundershot

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    It's bugging me because while I want it, it looks... cheap... At least in robot mode around the legs... I dunno...

    Edit: I just saw that theyre all computer renderings.. The first one looks pretty real. Hopefuy it turns out nice
     
  11. Ravage_Eject

    Ravage_Eject Soundwave's Favorite

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    That looks AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Definitely adding to my list of preorders!
     
  12. Grimlockprime16

    Grimlockprime16 Me Grimlock King!

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    wow I am getting this! this guy looks nice and he is tall voyager, small leader size too. :D 
     
  13. tony77tony77

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    thrid party products and KOs represent and link to TF in some way this one does not. Its a cool item!!
     
  14. Matty

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    Na, easy pass for me as of the first reaction. It just doesn't do it for me at all. I'll give it some time to sink in, but even foor the great price of 40 I think I'll pass.
     
  15. Tiller

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    Check out the CGI model transforming. Posted by one of the devs on youtube. He's even replying to commenters!

    YouTube - Transformer Bus

    Awesome.
     
  16. Ethereal

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    Impressive and for the size. First shot at preordering AND going for a third party figure ;) 
     
  17. Wheeljack_Prime

    Wheeljack_Prime Don't eat me

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    Bendway, you have my attention. I'll be paying close attention to this guy.
     
  18. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Another older video, but this shows how the mold stacks up.It may not ship or even be manufacturers until after Christmas though, going by his wording in the comments.

    YouTube - Robobuz Toy Mold CAD

    Now I'm really hyped for this dude.
     
  19. siniquezu

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    Thinking about it but the articulation seems questionable.
     
  20. SentinelPrime09

    SentinelPrime09 Bearers of the Matrix

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    I found a while back and purchased a cool looking KO quality Transit Bus Transformer. Haven't seen another one until now. Here's the pics of it:
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