TFC Toys Heavy Labor pictoral review

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  1. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984

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    Hi everyone,

    I've been hearing some requests for a picture review for Heavy Labor, so here we go.

    Vehicle mode: Very solid mode. What I like about these figures and ones like fansprojects figures is that they have these friction tabs that allow things to lock in nicely. There is not a whole lot the vehicle mode does, and I'm fine with that. You'll understand why and how things work in the transformation process. I really like that they took the Henkei/United aesthetic in regards to weapons storage and extremely minimal partsforming in the combination of all 6 bots.

    I think it's great we are getting the Hercules bots and Giant. I am a lot more partial to these bots as they are alot more brutish in look, and they look FANTASTIC in execution.

    Another thing I enjoy is the clean transformation. Simple, yet effective. The additional shovel for Exgraver has had the gearing tweaked and moves very easily. Very pleased.

    I'm sure stickers for this figure will be coming down the pipe soon. I ordered mine from Robot kingdom and it arrived QUICK! Received mine saturday. Under 7 days. WOW!

    Enjoy,

    - Gregg
     

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  2. Kuma Style

    Kuma Style Toy Photography TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice pics! Now bring on the stickers boss!
     
  3. sodawilly

    sodawilly Old School fan since 1984

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    I'm actually not going to be doing the designs on these..... There is a guy named Craig who will be working on these, and he is the one who finalized the designs from my concepts for Exgraver. I am sure the set and designs are in great hands! =)

    - Gregg
     
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    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Looks great!
     
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    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    thanks for the review, now the debate of whether to sticker them all up or not
     
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    I love the sticker set you did, i hope dude is as good as you, the sticker set for this figure will be more difficult imho
     
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    he looks really good. Impressed with the head and the lightpiping! thanks for showing his combiner mode as well!
     
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    These look so fantastic. These are so well done as individuals that it's almost a shame to display them as body parts once the final figure is released. Thanks for the pics and review! I want so much to avoid these, but it's getting tough.

    My only question is, do the hips feel like they can support the giant completed figure? I'd hate to imagine Hercules taking a tumble off of a shelf.
     
  9. Sentinel

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    Great pics and much appreciated! I think my favorite thing about these guys is the use of silver paint to accent the details. I noticed even more paint on your side shot and it looks great.

    I for one truly hope they do a G2 box set simply so I can display these awesome individual bot modes. These guys look great no matter how you display them.
     
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    I can't wait to get Dr Crank and see how these two combine. Looking at Heavy Labor and trying to imagine where everything goes and what the intended purpose of each piece is great fun. The engineering on this project is astounding.
     
  11. G.I.EDDIE

    G.I.EDDIE Purple treads suck!

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    Very nice review...I love the pic showing that Herc will have the ability to bend forward
     
  12. sodawilly

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    I attached Exgraver to one of the leg joints and oh yeah, it's going to be able to support just fine =)

    - Gregg
     
  13. exclusacon

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    Where the red pistol?

    Cant wait for this to be completed....
     
  14. sodawilly

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    I have it, just didn't put it in the picture. =)

    - Gregg
     
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    Thanks....just wanted if it was still part of the figure......
     
  16. divinecomedy

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    Well, the figure arrived for me last Saturday as well. Overall, I really like his alt mode although there's not a lot of play value to it i.e. I don't think you can tilt the bed in a natural way due to how his transformation's designed. He just feels solid and heavy (no pun intended) for his size which bodes well for his role as Hercules' torso. The other thing that I don't like is that on his robot mode, there's no where (at least i have not found one) to clip his "back pack" and if you don't fold it a certain way, it can be pretty loose.

    Anyway, maybe those are just nitpicking. I still like the figure very much and have put in preorders for the next two which are already up on RobotKingdom.
     
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    +1 for awesome halloween place mats! :)  thanks for the pics.
     
  18. sodawilly

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    I did EMS..... I checked my tracking number through the USPS. Have you tried checking through the UK's postal sight?

    - Gregg
     
  19. sodawilly

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    I dont think so..... Yet. I need to take a look at the guns picture.

    - Gregg
     
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    Cool, thanks for the review can't wait for mine.
     

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