What happened to FansProject TF-sized Classics Megs and Matrix?

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  1. Ray Kremer

    Ray Kremer Well-Known Member

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    Sorry if this should be in a different forum. A while back, I guess about two years, we saw photos of a Matrix for Classics/Henkei Optimus and a tiny Classics/Henkei gun mode Megatron for other Decepticon toys to hold.

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/4/0/5/9/7/S6300298_1214060879.jpg

    Were they ever released? I swear I kept an eye out for preorders but never saw them come up. Did I miss it or were they cancelled? I'd still love to have them.
     
  2. The Crazy Collector

    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime!

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    Cancelled, I believe, but sorry, I can't remember where or when I heard that. Guess I'm not much help.
     
  3. Seawing

    Seawing Lurker of the depths Moderator

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    If I remember correctly a forum member here talked to a representative of Fans Project at a local convention (toy, anime, etc) and they were dropped because Fans Project was affraid that these figures would infringe too closely on Hasbro's copyrights and they would sue.
     
  4. Tigermegatron

    Tigermegatron Banned

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    which doesn't really explain why they made faith leader.

    I'm still wondering what happened to the smaller scale MP Megatron. I've e-mailed them a few times asking but get one to two word replies back with no updated info.
     
  5. OptionZero

    OptionZero Well-Known Member

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    Failtown.

    FansProject did not make Faith Leader.

    I-gear "made" that - or rather, sold it after someone else designed it for them.
     
  6. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    ^ Fansproject didn't make Faith Leader, Igear did.
     
  7. mugen_prime

    mugen_prime Well-Known Member

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    I understood their reasons for canceling the mini megs, but I still wish they would've released that matrix. ESPECIALLY with Protector coming.
     
  8. brr-icy

    brr-icy G1 Collector

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    yeah, that was me, he said "the designs are too close to the official ones, so we aren't going to release them" sad, they had them there and they were really nice up close as well
     
  9. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    I was wondering about this myself. That sucks, but I understand the reasoning.
     
  10. SegaGenesis

    SegaGenesis Headmaster

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    That sucks. I somehow missed this news originally, saw the picture and got excited, and was disappointed by it's cancellation all in the span of about 45 seconds. At least they still had released that Bruticus upgrade I find highly agreeable.

    Also I'd like to extend a late "thank you" to Brr-icy for selling me his Ramjet on ebay. He found a really good home, and gets along well with his 9 nearly identical brothers. Well, except Dirge. Nobody gets along with Dirge.
     
  11. Tigermegatron

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    my mistake.
     

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