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FansProject Assaulter Announced - Possible Third Party Broadside

Posted on 05-23-2012 at 12:34 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
assaulter-poster-02
FansProject's latest announcement on their FansProject Core site is to post some artwork for something called "Assaulter". Back in 2008, FansProject teased as a future Warbot release based on Generation 1 Broadside - and this Assaulter design, with its squat visored head, cockpit in chest and bulky armored design, might well be the realization of that concept! Right now it's just a concept and might not even be Transformers related, so stay tuned for future updates.
Views: 7,682 / Credit: Moizemaze, General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!
Orodruin
Beaten by one minute! Looks a lot like Broadside.
General Tekno
Was thinking the exact same thing. And given Broadside has some awesome altmodes, this could turn out pretty neat.

Anyone got a copy of the Warbot concept art from TFcon 2009 that they can mirror at all?
Noizemaze
Introducing the newest addition to the FPC universe... Assaulter!

Plans for an upcoming figure and story is in the works and will be a welcome addition to the new characters that are being developed. Stay tuned for more information, bio, story and product details.

Warbot - Introducing Assaulter! | FansProject Core

thelastson82
My mind is blown!!!!
Mechafire
I can dig it.
Bountyan
Looks like another original bot. Not really interested so far.
Noizemaze
Forgot we had a third-party forum now. Thanks for the move.

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Originally Posted by Bountyan View Post
Looks like another original bot. Not really interested so far.
Originality is exactly why I'm more interested in the FP stuff.
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by Bountyan View Post
Looks like another original bot. Not really interested so far.
You sure? Looks a heck of a lot like G1 Broadside to me. And they've been planning him in some form since back in 2009 when we saw the lineart.
Bountyan
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
You sure? Looks a heck of a lot like G1 Broadside to me. And they've been planning him in some form since back in 2009 when we saw the lineart.
Doesn't look enough like it for me to tell. Only similarity I really see is the chest cockpit.
TFao
So is that Broadside? If someone still has that old image of FP Broadside could you post it here for comparison?



-EDIT- Looks like General Tekno was on the same wave length...
ORIO
Fuck yes. Wreckers=WIN!!

Added to want list
General Tekno
Here's the old FP concept art for Broadside for comparison - given it's mainly a silhouette I can see a LOT of similarities.



If they go with this design, too, it's alien/different enough to not really step on Hasbro's toes. Unless, of course, you've seen an aircraft carrier that looks like that.
TFao
Oh yeah, looks pretty close. Thanks for posting that.
TJ Duckett
Can't wait.
Big Filipino
Saw a tweet from FP. Their newest figure name is Assaulter

Home | FansProject Core

You will need an FP login to see everything but for those that are interested:
Hothouse Prime
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Originally Posted by TJ Duckett View Post
Can't wait.
This... TIMES ONE MILLION.
Motor_Master
Assaulter... I didn't even touch her!
Big Filipino
I just realized that this should have been in the 3rd party section. Sorry mods.
seali_me
What is it? Ewwww.
Trailbreaker77
I'll need to see the other modes before I'll commit my money.
Cecilia
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Originally Posted by Noizemaze View Post
Originality is exactly why I'm more interested in the FP stuff.
EXACTLY THAT! And by all means hoping it is not Broadside, I find his concept silly
Bountyan
You guys really sure it's Broadside? I don't see the similarities. There isn't even any jet kibble.
Jacer
I'm excited! still wanna see if FP is gonna do a Menasor or not though!
Foster
I really like my Defender! If Assaulter is just as nice he'll be a no-brainer buy.
Ejack37
Looks good, I'm always down for a new FP piece!
eriku
His head is peanut sized. A salted peanut.
seali_me
So Fansproject held off this thing since 2009 then release it under the name Fansproject core. That's hilarious. They definitely thought of a way to protect themselves. Good job FP.
Lumpy
nice, can't wait to see more... and i really need to get me a damn defender. that's one of the two figures i wanted to pick up at Botcon, then the ban happened and I forgot when i went to parts parties...
Lbsammills51
Sweet, I'm all for Broadside being released after all. Even if it's something else, still looks cool so I'm interested regardless.
General Tekno
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Originally Posted by seali_me View Post
So Fansproject held off this thing since 2009 then release it under the name Fansproject core. That's hilarious. They definitely thought of a way to protect themselves. Good job FP.
Probably just a matter of not having had a chance to release it before then. They've been pretty busy, and I believe everyone in FP DOES have day jobs.
cylor
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Originally Posted by Bountyan View Post
You guys really sure it's Broadside? I don't see the similarities. There isn't even any jet kibble.
Well if I look at this



...and then at this



... I can definitely see some similarities
shibamura_prime
Pretty awesome. He looks like he's about to kick ass in his boxer shorts.
StayingInTheBox
I instantly thought Broadside. I hope this figure is MASSIVE.
WhiteMocha
Looks great. I'm definitely in for this, as I feel Broadside is one of those characters that is waaaaay down in Hasbro's priority list.
cylor
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Originally Posted by General Tekno View Post
Probably just a matter of not having had a chance to release it before then. They've been pretty busy, and I believe everyone in FP DOES have day jobs.
I think it started as a Broadside homage but was put on the back burner because Broadside isn't a very popular character, so they went on with Protector, the Insecticons, etc.
Now that they're launching figures that aren't direct homages, there's room also for this!
ORIO
Where's LoserBroadside?
StayingInTheBox
I want another triple changer out of this.
Predaking
I bought the Warbot Defender and was really pleased with it. So if Assaulter is released I'll be buying it for sure.

BTW does anyone know if FP is planning a homage to Blitzwing? It's my favorite triple changer and I really want a new mold of the toy since the one from Animated line sucks.
Bountyan
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Originally Posted by cylor View Post
Well if I look at this

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...-poster-02.png

...and then at this

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8...dofthewrec.jpg

... I can definitely see some similarities
Hm, now I can see some similarities. If this really is Broadside I'll definitely get it.
Grimlock_13
Definitely looks like Broadside. That's great, the poor guy needs a good update.


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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
Where's LoserBroadside?
I thought the same thing...I haven't seen him around for a LONG time!
Abrogate
Broadside?
Autobot Burnout
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Originally Posted by seali_me View Post
So Fansproject held off this thing since 2009 then release it under the name Fansproject core. That's hilarious. They definitely thought of a way to protect themselves. Good job FP.
Do you criticize everything FP does? If you're not a fan of how they do things, then that's fine, but from the way I'm reading your post it seems you think FP is continuously doing the wrong thing.

Then again, you criticized Crossfire Bruticus for not looking like Bruticus despite the only way you could even say that is if you were comparing it to Bruticus from Comvoy No Nazo, who seems to be just Abomnius with Brawl standing in for a leg. And no, I did not misspell the name of the video game, that's what's printed on the box.

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Originally Posted by cylor View Post
Well if I look at this

http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/h...-poster-02.png

...and then at this

http://img526.imageshack.us/img526/8...dofthewrec.jpg

... I can definitely see some similarities
Oh yeah, that's definitely Broadside. Even has the little nubs between his head and the top of his chest cockpit, and the same angled parts around his head is a clear match.

Makes me wonder if the Warbot line is really just going to be a Wreckers line. To which my only complaint is the price, since these have die-cast and I can't afford to be blowing that kind of money right now.
cylor
So, it would be nice if Steelcore came out now and Assaulter came out by Xmas...
The Fansprojectcore thing might be interesting. We're all waiting to know more about the subscriptions. New figures are being announced...

...but in the meantime, couldn't they open up a preorder with a price and a tentative release date like everybody else!?!?!?!??!?!!
StayingInTheBox
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Originally Posted by Autobot Burnout View Post
Makes me wonder if the Warbot line is really just going to be a Wreckers line. To which my only complaint is the price, since these have die-cast and I can't afford to be blowing that kind of money right now.
I am completely fine with a Wrecker's line. Fucking pretty please FP!

Judging by all of the comparison pics so far I really think this has to be a Broadside homage.
seali_me
@Autobot burnout:

Complete opposite. FP's a genius for doing that. I've said it before. If 3rd party is here to stay I would even go as far as stating that every company should mimic them. Especially, the fan request. Even Hasbro/Takara could benefit from their move.
Chaosbringer
Instant buy, glad to see they went with the cool head instead of the "i ate a Frying Pan and now i can't swallow it" head

hope the alt modes are a jet and a navy ship, not a carrier (it's just to much of a difference in alt mode sizes)
Computron34
Will be getting this. No question about it. Cause lets face it, there's a semi-short list of figures Hasbro probably won't ever do again, and Broadside is on that list. Maybe even at the top of it.
deathsheadII
looks interesting but broadside has never been a fave of mine! need to see the finished product before i make my mind up ...fp please make us a blitzwing !!! or someone else make it goddamn it!
Demonss
Awesome..
Now tell me where I can preorder my steelcore!

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