TFC Toys - Project Ares (Predaking) Mega Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Trailbreaker77, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. wingheaven7

    wingheaven7 Well-Known Member

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    You might, and I stress might, be able to work out a deal with some of the e-stores. Some keep spare parts for Q/A related issues and maybe they would be willing to sell some to you.
     
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    So, shortly following my recent experience with Prometheus, I decided I might as well complete my line-up with Ares. After having handled him and seen him in person, it was both satisfying and disappointing.

    He definitely hits a lot of the right notes in terms of proportions. The colours were a bit gaudy and saturated, but fitting for the character. The alt modes and individual robot modes are very expressive, too.

    However, things start to fall apart (both figuratively and literally) in combined mode, and his flaws start to show. The upper body was very impressive, and the joints support the weight very well. The problem is in the lower legs and hips. First off, props to TFC for giving him nice strong ratchets in the knees. A chain's only as strong as the weakest link, and those connector pegs that rotate out from Nemean's legs all but nullifies those nice strong ratchets on Headstrong and Tantrum. It's disappointing that in their 3rd outing in the combiner game, they still haven't figure that out (good thing they finally did on Prometheus, though). The weak sideways ratchet on the combined mode hips did not help this figure either.

    It's quite a shame as I think there are definitely areas where I actually prefer this to Rex, but due to some glaring faults in their engineering, I feel that Ares fell short in this race. :( 
     
  3. Scaleface

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    I had been trying to find images of the Ares combiners using their PCC ports, and I came acrosss a review on Youtube where they put Phobus together with Maketoys Chaos limbs.


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    I just realized, this teaser which came out before the TFC Ares...

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    The reason why the silhouettes are so hard to make out, is because they have Maketoys Missile Launcher add-ons!

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  5. wingheaven7

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    I'm pretty sure that none of those silhouettes have add on parts. It's more likely that these sillouettes are based on the extremely stylized line art tease but blackened out.

    Completely forgot these guys can do that btw. Really wish TFC made something to go with those ports. So much wasted potential.
     
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    yeah that would of been a great use of an add on
     
  7. alex1984

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    The Legions of Ares!
     
  8. xKAINxCAINx

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    Anyone here willing to sell just the tail to their Tfc rampage ? Missing one for mine D: got the entire set again for 200 shipped, just missing that tail :/ glad to have ares back on my shelf ^^
     
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    Wait, so why did you sell him in the first place just to buy him again so soon??
     
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    Why is he so wobbly? Any fixes? Fairly new Ares owner
     
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    xKAINxCAINx Action Master

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    Sold mine because I had emergency issue and needed money, but in a better place now and got a deal on one :) 
     
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    XxsnipersnakexX the G1 prick

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    I still love mine
     

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    Still loving mine as well. Thought about selling him recently but after getting him off the shelf. That isn't happening.

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    Sadly that is typical for the older TFC Combiners. Not really any fixes unless you want to tighten some joints with floor polish. Just have to know where the weak joints are and pose it accordingly. Sense the combined mode joints are all hex connections. There really isn't much that can be done...
     
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    Funny the TFC Toy weibo page posted this image commenting that Titans Return Wolfwire looks like a simplified version of their Phlogeus (with a wink and a laugh).

    They are similar, but then again it's a basic transformation on either of them.

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    I recently bought a broken Nemean off eBay in hopes of it having tighter joints than mine, and I'd use it exclusively for torso mode. Well, turns out the sideways ratchet on that copy was even weaker than mine (and almost non-existent), so much for that :( .

    Anyhow, I've been reorganizing my room and my shelf, and finally made room to display this guy! While he is a pain to pose, he's still got a great presence. Showing some appreciation for these underrated gems!

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    You know, some small brace pieces to lock Nemean's leg combiner joints straight, and a pair of clips to hold the leg-bots' feet together (pinching the combiner foot clips in place), and it would completely fix this gestalt. Simple parts, but I lack the means to mock them up myself...
     
  18. CodeXCDM

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    .........Is it really silly of me to *only* want these bots to serve as PCC commanders? Damn I wish there would have been a follow-up to the Iron Army... in particular, a bestial set to go with their Ares....

    Also is there any gallery out there with really good pictures of the various guys using PCC limbs? This seems to be all I can find out there. Saw maybe two more relevant images off google, and that was it.
     
  19. xueyue2

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    I read long time ago that TFC tiny Devastator (wrong name, but u know what I mean) project will use the PCC connector, not sure if it's true or not.
     
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    Neat. It'd be awkward on these guys, but would work nicely with a PCC Steamhammer, if anyone has it.

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