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Old 01-27-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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TFW United Artfire (Million Publishing Exclusive) Gallery

It's time for the next gallery in our Transformers United toys galleries section - it's time for Artfire! Transformers United Artfire is a Million Publishing exclusive available only through a mail-in offer in the Transformers Generations 2012 book. He's a homage to the rare Japan-only character from Headmasters, Artfire, who was a white-cab version of Inferno with Targetmaster Scourge's partner Targetmaster figure. In that vein Transformers United Artfire is a redeco of Transformers Universe Inferno, but like the original Inferno, he has been remolded to incorporate the Targermasters - in this one's case, it is the inclusion of Solar Storm Grappel's crane in place of Inferno's water cannon, which allows Artfire to mount both his Targetmasters on the crane hook as a water cannon. That's right, Artfire is not just a homage to the original Artfire, he is also a homage to the second run "double Targetmasters" who could peg their weapons into one another.

As far as decos go, Artfire is fantastic. He's got a very sharp deco that flows nicely in both his modes, with lots of detailed paint applications making the finished article look just that little bit more awesome. The two Targetmasters included are Nightstick, a redeco of Universe Cyclonus' partner in a predominantly silver deco, and Sparks, a redeco of Power Core Combiners Pinpoint, the Mini-con who came with Leadfoot and had been previously been drawn as Artfire's partner Targetmaster by Guido Guidi in the Generations 2011 comic strip. Artfire makes an excellent companion piece to the Million Publishing 2011 mail in exclusive Stepper, and what is really great about this duo is not only that they are great toys in excellent decos, but in many ways they are the only ways some of us will get to own versions of the characters, particularly because in Artfire's case he has never seen a reissue.

We've got nearly 200 pictures of this hot exclusive release to share with you, so open the link below to check them out!

Transformers United Artfire (Million Publishing 2012 Exclusive) Gallery



United Artfire Robot Mode


United Artfire Fire Engine Mode


United Artfire with Sparks and Nightstick Targetmaster Modes


United Artfire's crane cannon mode - awesome, but a little impractical


Artfire's Targetmasters, Sparks and Nightstick


Million Publishing Artfire and Stepper

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United Artfire, posed like the G1 Artfire box art


Classics Targetmasters Scourge and Cyclonus


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Old 01-27-2013, 12:03 PM   #2
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As good as the mould is, too much other goodness to get :/ wink wink 3p.


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Old 01-27-2013, 12:24 PM   #3
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You know, I like the look of the figure...but I just don't understand the pricing on these exclusives. You can get a Masterpiece Sideswipe or Red Alert for less than this...and that's just absurd.
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:51 PM   #4
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LOL, overkill much?
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #5
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I paid around the same as MP Sideswipe for mine. Don't regret it one bit, a truly fantastic figure.

If only Takara would bloody Encore the original...
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:24 PM   #6
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LOL, overkill much?
Haha, no kill like overkill! Truth be told, there was a lot of cool stuff I wanted to show off on this toy - I just kept taking pictures until I was happy I'd covered it all! It's a very fun toy and I had a hard time putting it down!
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #7
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Its a great figure, the nicest using this mold by far.
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Artfire is simply AMAZING. Even nicer than Stepper and that is saying something!
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I really really want to pick this up but $150 is alot of money to put down on something that isn't Masterpiece (or large scale Encore like Fort Max). I'm trying to sit back and see if he goes on sale like United Stepper did.
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Amazing light piping, nice, vibrant red, but not worth the $150 price point!
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