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3rd Party Unlicensed

Keep up with all the unofficial, unlicensed products that are compatible with Transformers. Includes updates on FansProject, Crazy Devy, Igear, Perfect Effect, TFClub, WST, weapons upgrade kits, armor add-ons, and even scratch-built all original figures.

Play With This Too Desolataur Painted Prototype

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 03:15 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
PWTT-Des-8 Play With This Too have shared images of their action figure styled take on Generation 1 Skullgrin, Desolataur, with merely three days left on their Kickstarter program. These images show a 3D printed version of Desolataur, so it's not the final product which will be smoother, but gives an impression of what the final release might be like. There are a lot of images of the prototype, which you can check out on the group's Facebook page - we've attached a few of the best and most insightful here.

Play With This Too is a new third party group, made up of former Hasbro staff and other toy industry veterans including Rik Alvarez and Aaron Archer. Find out more about the Kickstarter campaign here.
Views: 2,426 / Credit: Scaleface of the 2005 Boards!

Fansproject Lost-Exo Realm Volar Delayed, Optional Blue Torso Included

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 01:08 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
LER031 Fansproject has updated their Facebook page regarding the next release in their Lost Exo Realm series, Volar aka Swoop! For the last few months, it would appear that the retail version would be coming with a red colored G1 toy accurate torso while a G1 cartoon accurate, blue chest would possibly come separately as a convention exclusive as they did with Columpio and Cubrar. The good news is that Fansproject has listened to the feedback and have decided to include an optional blue torso in with the retail release, so fans can choose to display Volar with their own personal preference. The bad news however, is that including this optional torso has delayed the figure until mid-April.

STAFF EDIT: For even more impressive customer service, FansProject announced that Volar will also include replacement hips for your Columpio figure to address the complaint of loose hips.

Keep checking back for more updates, and join in the discussion in the third party forum.
Views: 7,129 / Credit: Daimchoc

Iron Factory Limited Edition EX03 SonicTech - Twincast Version

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 12:54 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
IFTW1 Courtesy of the Weibo page of Toyszone, we have a look at a potential upcoming limited edition release of Iron Factory's Sonic-Tech Figure. This possible exclusive is a repaint of their recently released, Legends-scaled Blaster figure, except in Twincast colors. The design of this figure pulls it's influence from IDW's Spotlight Blaster comic. No, mention where or if this set will be exclusive or just how limited it may be, but keep checking back for more updates.

In the meantime, follow along with this announcement in the ongoing discussion thread in our 3rd Party Discussion forum.

STAFF UPDATE: Preorders are now up on BigBadToyStore, TFSource and Robot Kingdom
Views: 4,421 / Credit: Daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Master Made 002 Titan In Person Pics

Posted on 03-22-2015 at 08:27 PM by Tony_Bacala under 3rd Party Unlicensed
NJCC-SD-METRO-01 Master Made's 002 Titan was shown off at the Lunar Toy Store booth during NJCC today. The SD version of not-Metroplex was a little more refined from last time, but still in the test shot phase. He had a heft to him with diecast and a sturdy plastic frame. Check out some in-person shots from the show after the break!
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FansProject Sixknight and G1 Colors Chromedome

Posted on 03-22-2015 at 11:58 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
11043396_623035001129340_2834850570768346924_o Via Mr Elljay on Weibo we have a look at two more upcoming unofficial transforming robots from FansProject. First up is a redeco of their MADLAW to resemble the Masterforce character Sixknight - a logical reuse of the mold and given the rarity and price of the original, one that is sure to please fans.

The second is a reissue of their unofficial Headmaster Chromedome, Code, in colors more closely inspired by the Generation 1 Chromedome.

For both releases not a lot is known beyond "these are probably happening". It's possible they may be some kind of online exclusives - all will be revealed in time.
Views: 6,993 / Credit: daimchoc, ki1983ng of the 2005 Boards!

FansProject Smart Robin recolored as Sonic Bomber

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 11:04 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
27505464d1426952334-fansproject-function-x-smartrobin-recolor-sonic-bomber-6f1312acgw1eqd8sms74hj20m Via Mr_Elljay on Weibo, we have a look at FansProject's Smart Robin redecoed to resemble the Transformers Zone character, Sonic Bomber. This is, we believe, a future re-release of the mold, potentially as an exclusive, although details so far are sparse. For now, check out the image of this potential upcoming new release.
Views: 8,375 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

DX9Toys War in Pocket Tyrant and Hurricane - Colored Samples

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 10:21 AM by Matty under 3rd Party Unlicensed
eb189eb5gw1eqdcfu71fvj21kw11o13f This past year, third party group DX9 Toys revealed a new addition to their War In Pocket series: Tyrant and Hurricane. The Legends sized figures are based on the Generation 1 characters Galvatron and Cyclonus. Thanks to the Weibo account of DX9 Toys, today we have our first colored samples of the figures, showing off their color layout, articulation, and overall size.

Hit the discussion link below to share your thoughts and check out the new updates.
Views: 6,733 / Credit: Cheem The Rup of the 2005 Boards!

GigaPower Giga Saurs HQ-03 Guttur (Snarl) Boxed

Posted on 03-21-2015 at 06:26 AM by Trailbreaker77 under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Giga-Box-Image-1 Great news for fans that have purchased the Metallic verision of Gigapower Guttur according to their Facebook page he is shipping to your favorite retailers in a matter of days. The chrome is still a work in progress due to some mold changes. This is Giga's first 3rd party release and going by some of the video reviews of their pre-production sample they have done a great job video links below.
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If you have not placed your order this massive Dino here are some retailer links.

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Views: 3,719 / Credit: ronin4375 of the 2005 Boards!

Perfect Effect Combiner Wars Menasor Add-on set

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 04:13 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
27505239d1426855673-perfect-effect-cw-menasor-upgrade-kit-13410_1056651757681574_7498034047540182694 Third party group Perfect Effect have shown off an add-on accessory set for Combiner Wars Menasor. This set changes up Menasor's crotch when attached, allowing for a different leg configuration. It also includes an additional head piece, an extra part to make the already large sword weapon even bigger (as well as adding optional back-mounting) plus alternate hand and feet parts. Check out some images of the prototype of this kit attached to this post.
Views: 13,890 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Maketoys RM-03 Hellfire Prototype Images

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 01:23 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Hellfire1 Third party group, Maketoys, has updated their website with new prototype images of their upcoming unofficial Masterpiece scaled Transformer, Hellfire. Hellfire is an unofficial version of Generation 1 Inferno and can be seen here in both robot mode and fire engine mode. This will be the third release in an upcoming series of unofficial Masterpiece styled Transformers from Maketoys. The first two being Cupola (Chromedome) and Gun Dog (Hound).

Keep checking back for updates and hopefully colored prototype images soon! In the meantime, discuss in Third Party Discussion Forum.
Views: 10,245 / Credit: thelastson82 of the 2005 Boards!

Warbotron Update - New Prototypes and Preorders for Bruticus and Computron Projects

Posted on 03-16-2015 at 12:10 PM by Matty under 3rd Party Unlicensed
wb03b10 TFW2005 sponsor TFsource just dropped by to deliver some new Warbotron updates for their Bruticus and Computron inspired combiner projects.

The first two updates we've received are two figures belonging to their Computron gestalt. Preorders are now open for the next release, WB03-B, or more easily referred to as "Lightspeed." The next reveal is for WB03-C, better known as Nosecone. These figures are slated for a May and June release. Keep an eye here for more of our sponsor's preorder listings.

To round out the update, we also have new images of the mini-Shockwave figure that will come with several weapons and accessories for their Bruticus project. This X-ray and gun set will require some assembly as all parts come on sprues.

Join in on the discussion for Warbotron's Bruticus here, and make the jump to start discussing the newly revealed "Lightspeed" figure.

Staff edit:

BigBadToyStore has put up preorders as well.
Views: 6,443 / Credit: daimchoc and aw_stab of the 2005 Boards!

Play With This Too Kickstarter Update: Not Swoop and More

Posted on 03-13-2015 at 10:14 AM by Tony_Bacala under 3rd Party Unlicensed
not-swoop Play With This Too's Kickstarter for their Lost Protectors line has reached the half way point today, and they've already hit 71% of their funding (as of this post). There have been a couple updates in the past week+, plus they've released another update today - a not-yet-named G1 Swoop inspired figure. Here is a round up:
  • Last night we opened up Catastropheles up for individual purchase at the $55 level.
  • D-Fuzz and R-Mix are available to be added to your pledge for $20 US/INTERNATIONAL
  • ALL NEW BMOG figures have been added - everyone who pledges at the $55 and above level will receive a new BMOG figure of the purple chainsaw platypus Monoscream for free! Monoscream splits apart into 3 weapons.
  • An Atomic Glow-In-The-Dark version of his new BMOG is also available to be added for $12 US/INTERNATIONAL.

In addition to this, make sure to check out their reveal from last week, Wastelander, another familiar warrior.

Of special note to us here at TFW2005 - That D-Fuzz and R-Mix are available now, you don't have to wait till funding to unlock it. So anyone who's made a qualifying pledge can add on to your total and choose this at checkout.

Read on to check out pics of Not-Swoop, hit their Kickstarter to see all the toys available and pledge, and discuss this whole adventure in the forums here.
Views: 5,444 / Credit: PWTTOO, Scaleface

Colored Test Shot of BadCube War Dog (MP Warpath)

Posted on 03-10-2015 at 10:10 AM by Sentinel under 3rd Party Unlicensed
image I think it's safe to say that BadCube wants the fandom to look upon their War Dog "Warpath" as a figure that could quite possibly fit in with your Masterpiece collection. After posting comparison pics of both bot and alt modes with virtually every single Masterpiece Phase 2 Autobot, from Optimus Prime through Ultra Magnus, it's clear that War Dog does in-fact scale properly and that he has some hugely impressive mass shifting involved in his transformation.

Click through to see all of the comparison pics for yourself and then to judge and discuss this figure's worthiness to join your Masterpiece collection.

Available for pre-order with site sponsors BBTS, TFsource and Captured Prey
Views: 9,805 / Credit: down_shift of the 2005 Boards!

DX9 Toys Reveals Masterpiece Inspired Rodimus Prime

Posted on 03-10-2015 at 08:28 AM by Matty under 3rd Party Unlicensed
27503102d1425967871-dx9-toys-hot-rodd006-dx9 The third party group DX9 Toys has just revealed prototype images of their next project they intend on tackling: Masterpiece inspired Rodimus Prime!

The new images show off this third party figure as what appears to be a self contained Rodimus Prime, i.e. it does not transform to be both Hot Rod and Rodimus. For comparison's sake, this figure was photographed next to the benchmark of the Masterpiece line, MP-10 Optimus Prime, and they are able to stand eye to eye looking great together! TFW2005 member unexpectedpanda was gracious enough to provide a digibash to show off what a possible color layout will look like. Finally the last image provided to us via TFW2005 sponsor Robot Kingdom, is of this third party Rodimus holding the Matrix of Leadership, which many of us will take note the hands seem to be an improvement over the less than popular MP-09 styled hands.

What do you think of the reveal? Hit the discussion link below to share some thoughts.
Views: 11,334 / Credit: unexpectedpanda, The Crow, and LazyAza of the 2005 Boards!

Play With This Too Wastelander Revealed

Posted on 03-08-2015 at 02:52 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
000_zpsgflkuohj Third party group Play With This Too have revealed a new addition to their lineup. Speaking with the Cybercast podcast, PWTT's Rik Alvarez showed off the concept of Wastelander, a planned redeco of the group's figure inspired by Pretender Grimlock in colors seemingly inspired by Beast Wars Dinobot. According to Rik, this will be one of the stretch goal figures from the group's Kickstarter.

Play With This Too is a group made up of former Hasbro staff, who are currently kickstarting their own line of action figures based loosely around the Pretenders and other classic 80s franchises like Inhumanoids and Centurions. Find out more here.
Views: 5,776 / Credit: G1Hexatron of the 2005 Boards!
 
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