Heavy/Scratch: TF Movie "Frenzy"

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  1. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Total scratch build. For obvious reasons, Frenzy was the only character in the live-action movie that didn't get a decent toy besides the FAB. The more I watched his characteristics and personality in all his scenes, the more intrigued I was with the efficiency and rawness of his design. With this in mind, I decided to prove to myself that it was in fact possible to recreate any character I wanted--no matter the size or complexity...and Frenzy was the perfect challenge. I brought this little nightmare to Botcon 2008, and the best part was on Sunday when people gathered around the table to see his transformation back to radio. Strangely though, I dread his transformation so I rarely change him back to his alt-mode. The robot mode is the most rewarding, with the alt-mode fairly decent. Here's his features:

    Frenzy is about 30" tall standing straight up & weighs about 5lbs.

    He has around 70-points of articulation and has almost limitless posability.

    4 leds for the eyes. (also posable)

    There is a small battery-powered motor on the back of his head which makes his head vibrate convulsively like in Air Force One, which I call "The Download Feature."

    He has a working speaker which you can plug your mp3/cd player into and play music through.

    One of my favorite features, he is made to fit Soundwave perfectly inside his chest, a funny role-reversal gimmick I threw in.


    Frenzy was made with mostly (aluminum angle, flatbar, threshold, fence-ties, channel & tubing) nuts, bolts, rivets, washers, finishing washers, springs, brass-couplings, door keys(yeah, door keys), speaker grills, furniture slides, romex wire, phone-line, leds, an X-box controller motor, styrene, Bionicle joints, ABS panels and various Radioshack electrical apparatus.
     

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  2. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    Wow, that's pretty clever.
     
  3. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    Man that is awesome. I wish you went a foot larger so he'd be life scale, right?
     
  4. Cheebs

    Cheebs Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Any chance of a step-by-step transformation picture series? Maybe a video? That is amazing.
     
  5. Orion_Prime48

    Orion_Prime48 Super Sentai Purist

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    dude that is killer!
     
  6. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    That is awesome!! :thumbs2: 
     
  7. Solrac333

    Solrac333 G1 got it right!

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    Awesome!
     
  8. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks! Yep, he sure would....as a matter of fact, Aaron Archer from Hasbro has a Myspace picture of him standing next to the actual model used in the movie, and he's about a foot taller than mine.
     
  9. KINGBOTZ

    KINGBOTZ www.KINGBOTZ.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks! I've thought about it, and I would love to show the sequence....but it's very time consuming transforming him...infinite folding and pivoting....much worse than Beast Wars Big Convoy toy! There were people filming the transformation at Botcon, but I've yet to see a video pop up anywhere.
     
  10. turboedguy

    turboedguy minibotologist

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    Yeah, thats bad ass!

    Movie Frenzy gets some love...:thumbs2: 
     
  11. Lbsammills51

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    This is the kind of figure Frenzy should've gotten! Very cool.
     
  12. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is amazing. WOW!!!
     
  13. Atlas

    Atlas Supreme Commander

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    Wow! This is very brilliantly done. Great job. :thumb 
     
  14. TonyzCustomz

    TonyzCustomz Am I doin it rite? TFW2005 Supporter

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    That's awesome KINGBOTZ. 70 POA is pure win.
     
  15. Rumble02

    Rumble02 Radicon of Obliticons

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    words can not describe the fantastic
     
  16. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    I've SO wanted to see this happen. Thank you, my friend, thank you! :thumb 
     
  17. Paul Prime

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    You are a genius. The complexity of the transformation is breathtaking. We need a video of the downloading mode, please.
     
  18. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    That is mad crazy awesome man...wow
     
  19. Skylock

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    Wow, very awesome! Didn't see this coming.
     
  20. RodimusDawg

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    Wow awesome on the sheer innovation on this I'm sure it was a pain making this but it was worth it. Any chance of a video showing his "Download" feature?
     

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