What's been the skinny with G1-Uppers' Animated Menasor?

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  1. Karhukjnsi

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    Last I knew we saw a head, and only HEARD rumors aboot it. Did we have anything else since then or otherwise?
     
  2. Thundershot

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    We saw a test sculpt of the head... but that's about it.
     
  3. kaijuguy19

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    Yeah we haven't heard news of them lately....I hope they haven't cancled it!
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    I assume cancelled. They were all super chatty about it for a while and then - nothing. Dead silence for months now.

    I'm glad I didn't invest in the botcon set just for this like I was considering. I'd be very pissed at them right now if I did.
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2012
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    And the head sculpt was an official head designed by the character designer for Animated.
     
  7. kaijuguy19

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    I wonder what it means for G1uppers other producets? Like the Firemaster Upgrade for the TFA Voyager Optimus Prime? I hope they didn't cancel that too!:( 
     
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    Ask Encline. He's the one that pretty much gave us everything we know so far.
     
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    Unfortunately that's the law of the jungle with these third party groups. Some simply fade out and others can't make their projects viable. Pity really, I'd have liked Firemaster.
     
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    The thought of G1uppers not completing the menasor kit tears me up inside... sob sob
     
  11. Karhukjnsi

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    Hurts me too, I love my Stunticons, I love having them and playing with 'em just as a team, but I got two so I could also display a Menasor behind the team. Aww well. =/

    I just wish we heard some news, even if it was to announce they were scrapping the project.
     
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    We heard it would be almost a year before we actually saw anything other than the head, didn't we?

    This is their first project, they're all new at this. Give em' time.
     
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    Yeah, thats kinda jumping the gun a bit. I love how so many think that these 3rd party things is just slappin a few pieces of molded plastic together should take a few weeks to months. Encline said that they wanted to do this right or not at all. These guys probably have regular jobs and do these things on their spare time, not to mention its their first project. I don't expect a finished project any time soon.
     
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    Exactly. :thumb 
     
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    ^^ I hope you guys are right about the products taking time to be made because they do look very impressive!
     
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    I agree, give it time. Maybe it was revealed a bit prematurely, but I think they will eventually get it done.
     
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    They do?

    All we've seen is a head, which wasn't even their own design.

    What we did see of their own design were head mockups that left me very doubtful they had the ability to get the TFA look down, as not one of them fit the aesthetic of the series, which is what drove Derrick J Wyatt to draw his own.

    I'm willing to give them a chance, but I haven't seen anything to inspire any confidence yet.
     
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    So why not a single update in five months? They were all about constant updates for a couple weeks and then just...nothing?

    Even a simple "we haven't given up" would do.

    http://g1uppers.blogspot.com/
     
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    They were supposed to give us an update by Nov of last year if I remember right.
     
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    Optimus Has many trailers in Animated so I understand a larger more substantial addition to the Animated Deluxe or Voyager toy would be super and if it does something else all the better.
     

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