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Fansproject Crossfire 02 Colossus Repaint Update

Posted on 01-30-2013 at 09:57 AM by process under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Quake
Site sponsor TFsource has sent us a quick update regarding the Fansproject repaint of the Crossfire 02 Colossus set. Although the set has been delayed to at least late February, it will include some extra goodies, the first of which is a Quake, a Shockwave-like transforming weapon for Colossus to wield. Very cool!

Staff Note: This is a 3rd party item not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara Tomy.
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Thenames9
Great news. Hopefully this will drive down prices.
Doc Wheeljack
Great news indeed. I'd actually get a second set to mix and match with if I didn't have to pay $200++ for it.
Compewtrawn
that would be the only way anyone could move that turd of a figure known as Bruticus Maximus. A bigger gestalt head would be nice add-in there. His head is tiny
miscreant
Yes. Please.



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Originally Posted by Doc Wheeljack View Post
Great news indeed. I'd actually get a second set to mix and match with if I didn't have to pay $200++ for it.

Remember: "Rumor" :-)
OmegaSupreme235
When is the ROTF Bruticus set releasing?
DrTraveler
This will....test my resolve. I'm paying for a pretty huge car repair bill and had promised I'd be pressing the pause button on collecting. But I do have an Energon Barricade. If these things are released at retail price, I don't see how I'd be able to pass them up.

Anyone have a clue where they'll be released? FPC, Robot Kingdom, Big Bad Toy Store?

How much were these when first released anyways?
Timesynch
If the rumors are indeed true, I'd get the FP add-ons and the new Bruti set to keep in alt/bot modes. I even have a spare PCC Heavytread I can mod (again) as Brawl if I want to. Mixing and matching the various limbs on (my exisiting) FP Colossus would be fun too. Make it happen, FP! And throw in a chest shield while you're at it too!
nyerk
YES. I managed to find a Universe Bruticus set in a store here for $70 a few months ago. Finally I'll be able to complete it!
BlueAngel_Bolt
Hopefully these colors will look good with the ROTF set if this rumor is true.
I'm not against getting the new one, but if I can save myself some money by just getting this reissue I'll be a tad happier.
grunge
the comments that acompanied the post they had posted a link to robot kingdom. it was for the asian market bruticus. in the post they commented that their source was from FP but stated it was "rumour". so only time will tell.
seeker311
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Rumuor that we received is that Fansproject is planning to reissue the Crossfire Bruticus Add-on set. (G1 colour)
For those who missed out previously, this may be your chance to get Asia Exclusive Classics Bruticus + the add on kits
off Planet Iacons fb page
Squall42080
Where's Mac&Cheese? Hahaha
bacon4e
YYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSS!!!!!! But in all seriousness, it's only a rumor, so my hopes aren't too high yet
TFfanmaiku
I hope the rumors are true! i have a Energon Barricade and extra rotf tank and heli guy my friend gave me when got munitor and exsplorer
Blitz.
missed out on these before they went for stupid money so I'm game for a set
ORIO
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Originally Posted by grunge View Post
"Planet Iacon - Singapore Transformers Fans Unite" has stated on their facebook page that they recieved rumor that fansproject would be re-releasing munitoner and explorer in G1 colors
Huh? Munitioner and Explorer are already in g1 colors
megatroptimus
^That's what I thought too...
Satomiblood
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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
Huh? Munitioner and Explorer are already in g1 colors
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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
^That's what I thought too...
Munitioner was originally more of a tan or gold color (think SDCC Swindle). I think they'll re-release it with a much brighter yellow like the main release of FOC Swindle.
Blitz.
I'd think FoC colours would be more like it but then they were quite G1 so I guess its more of a slight change then whole new paint job
deaculpa
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Originally Posted by Compewtrawn View Post
that would be the only way anyone could move that turd of a figure known as Bruticus Maximus. A bigger gestalt head would be nice add-in there. His head is tiny
There's a rumor that FP's small-headed combiners will be explained in their upcoming lore.
When theyre going to release in G1 colors to match the Brute, weren't the originals in G1? Just wanna make sure I'm not missing anything.
Matty
This rumor almost makes me wanna buy that god awful Energon Bruticus again.
Kuma Style
Why Planet Iacon? Why?
ORIO
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Originally Posted by Satomiblood View Post
Munitioner was originally more of a tan or gold color (think SDCC Swindle). I think they'll re-release it with a much brighter yellow like the main release of FOC Swindle.
I guess. What about Explorer then?
Tiller
There is still an ass load of demand for these two. A reissue would be best for a lot of people, even with a minor repaint.
Satomiblood
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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
I guess. What about Explorer then?
Darker hues of the same colors.

If anything, these could be made to match the colors of the G1 cartoon and toys. G1 Swindle in his toy and cartoon appearances was more yellow than the more recent Swindle toys (Animated, 1st release Munitioner, and SDCC), which are more of a gold by comparison. G1 Blast-Off was a darker brown and gray (possibly black) in both toy and cartoon incarnations. I'd imagine that they could make the purple Explorer bits into fuchsia, which was another common depiction in the cartoon.
megatroptimus
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Originally Posted by Satomiblood View Post
Munitioner was originally more of a tan or gold color (think SDCC Swindle). I think they'll re-release it with a much brighter yellow like the main release of FOC Swindle.
Wouldn't brigher colors clash? This new Bruticus is supposed to be darker than the first one, no?
Satomiblood
I honestly don't know. I'm only saying that it's still possible to make them even more G1 faithful than before. They could go for a darker shade of yellow that's still distinct enough from the original Munitioner.
brr-icy
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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
I guess. What about Explorer then?
doesn't it say re-releasing, as in reissue? that's what i get from it
bacon4e
personally, I don't give a damn about the shade of the colors. as long as their close to the original release, it's fine by me
Primax
Thank the Matrix! I missed out since this was before I jumped on third party stuff. Can't wait!
David Hingtgen
I think people may be focusing too much on the main bots, and not the accessories. I'm thinking "G1 colors" may mean more silvery hands/feet etc, to match G1 and the new re-release. This would also match the Energon release better (for Barricade at least).

The main bots were never the issue for "matching" the Energon release, it was all the other bits that would clash, being more of a tan shade to match the ROTF one.
grunge
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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
Huh? Munitioner and Explorer are already in g1 colors
well thats how i comprehended the information i read and passed along.
TFao
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Originally Posted by David Hingtgen View Post
I think people may be focusing too much on the main bots, and not the accessories. I'm thinking "G1 colors" may mean more silvery hands/feet etc, to match G1 and the new re-release. This would also match the Energon release better (for Barricade at least).

The main bots were never the issue for "matching" the Energon release, it was all the other bits that would clash, being more of a tan shade to match the ROTF one.
Very true.

All of the combiner bits (hands, feet, shoulder connectors, etc.) were all color matched specifically to the RotF Brut. I mean the wheels on FP Brut's feet not matching Energon Barricade's wheels always bugged me.

If the "rumored" FP reissue solved this problem by color matching to the new Brut Max set coming out, or to the Energon Brut, it would go a long way in differentiating this reissue from the originals. Whether the colors on Explorer and Munitioner get changed, or not.

Either way, if it is just a straight reissue of the original XF-02A and 02B, or some sort of a recolor, more FP Brut is ALWAYS a good thing.
Donnie707
Nice. I did not want to pay 300 bucks on the second market just for munitioner/explorer.
ORIO
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Originally Posted by brr-icy View Post
doesn't it say re-releasing, as in reissue? that's what i get from it
the OP said "in G1 colors".

But like Satomi said, they could be brighter etc... whatever.

Just a line in the post that was throwing me off. Regardless, exciting for those that missed out on this set. It's one of the best 3rd party sets.
TitanCi
I hope this is true! This will be an expensive, but well worth it, year in collecting!!! Hot toys figs and all the TF figs that are coming out!
Optimus1116
This is great news. How much do you think they will cost? Because I do not know if I can really get it since the Asia set is already going to cost $130.
Scaleface
Great to hear! That set was seriously in demand and short in supply.
Compewtrawn
there goes the value of my current set...rrr


I just figured the small head was the only one that would fit in the alt mode...kinda fits I mean
Trailbreaker77
NNNNNNNNOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!


I'm kidding I don't care I've already got my set.
Bountyan
I'm not making much of this until an official announcement. "Rumor" could just be some guy speculating that they're going to re-issue them due to Hasbro re-releasing ROTF Bruticus.
Apoclatron5675
I hope they reissue them I have 3/5ths of Bruticus waiting on an Right Arm and Right Leg...... Plus I rather not pay $150 to $200+ for 2 SCOUT Sized figures and Add-on parts..... plus no one sells em seperately without the damn ROTF/Universe set......
Doc Wheeljack
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Originally Posted by Doc Wheeljack View Post
Great news indeed. I'd actually get a second set to mix and match with if I didn't have to pay $200++ for it.
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Originally Posted by miscreant View Post
Remember: "Rumor" :-)
Ha ha, right you are. Keeping me on my toes is good!
Valkysas
Cool, the more people that can get these, the better.

If this turns out to be true, then hopefully they'll reissue city commander when the asia exclusive Ultra Magnus comes out, because I missed out on that one EVERY SINGLE TIME it was released due to money shortages.
CodeXCDM
There'd be too many minor differences between the original and rumored reissue I'd say... but well... if FP chose to reissue the set, altered or not, it'd be win-win for both FP and Takara.

More folks will go from being soso about buying the Takara set to... ZOMG must-buy for FP Bruticus! Enough folks here are probably nit-picky enough to get an even more G1-accurate FP set as well... and then there's folks that missed out on the original version anyway so...
Optimus1116
I just created a picture of the FP set with the Asian Exclusive figures in photoshop. Hopefully this will help people decide on whether or not they want this set. Let me know what you all think
Jacer
I thought the first set was already G1 colors?
Squall42080
The first set included G1 colored figures, but accessories that matched the Revenge of the Fallen Combaticons team.

For all we know, the G1 comment might have only referred to the accessories like the hands, shoulders, backpack, crotch plate, feet, etc.

Who knows? Maybe they will turn up the saturation in color to make them appear more like their animated counterparts?

If the rumor is true, I hope there are some definite differences between the original upgrade sets and the re-releases sets. I mean, knowing Fans Project, we aren't just talking about different colored accessory pieces. Maybe they'll give the characters different combining guns, and instead of a sniper rifle, maybe some other sort of huge cannon? They'll amaze us one way or another. Although, in all honesty, I would settle for just a straight repaint as well.

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