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Headrobots Drone (Hunt for the Decepticons Tomahawk to Whirl Conversion Kit) Final Product Images

Posted on 01-05-2013 at 04:18 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Our sponsors TFSource have sent us some finished product pictures of the Headrobots Drone kit. Drone is a conversion kit for Hunt for the Decepticons Tomahawk, to convert him into a Classics style version of the Generation 1 Wrecker, Whirl. These pictures show the finished kits in all their glory, along with a couple of repeats of earlier images to give you an idea of how this unlicensed kit looks when installed on the figure.

TFSource reports that the set is due to start shipping out next week as well, so get those spare Tomahawks ready if you are investing in this kit. The preorder page on TFSource can be viewed here.
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OptionZero
Yeah, there was a Twitter/Facebook update about a month ago (when they also announced their CHUG not-Trailbreaker):

https://twitter.com/#!/headrobots/st...976449/photo/1
Torque
link? and was it a positive update? lol
OptionZero
Also, see this thread:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...t-updates.html

IIRC somewhere in there someone mentioned that either Drone OR deluxe Blood was the next release.
Torque
ah cool. reeeeeally hoping for Drone lol
Torque


ok, i see 2 sets of weapons, a pair of skis, and the head... whats that clip piece in the upper right-hand corner?
Scaleface
I'd rather get the Iguana Headmaster.
Thinktank
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ok, i see 2 sets of weapons, a pair of skis, and the head... whats that clip piece in the upper right-hand corner?
See that little box near his ankle in the colored pics...
Torque
ah! missed that before. so what, some extra detailing? make the legs thicker, less chicken-y?
Cast
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ah! missed that before. so what, some extra detailing? make the legs thicker, less chicken-y?
Its a weapon the orginal had. I really can't wait for this set, need me some wreckers in my collection.
Torque
I'm psyched too. With Whirl here, Impactor from iGear, a Roadbuster I'm going to make myself, and everything Hasbro has given us, I have quite a few of them depending ion the continuity lol
Quantum
I seem to recall it being deluxe Blood beig the next release and then Drone. I remember cause I want that Drone kit soooo badly, and about three of them, so I was disappointed it wasn't the next one.

I need them for the six customs I have made using the Tomahawk mold.
Torque
Six? holy cow, who are they?
ORIO
I want this kit SO hard. That blood kit can wait even longer
Torque
seconded-especially cause I got a whole plan for good ol Whirl, and i just absolutely LOVE his characterization in the new comics
ORIO
^ is that where the Chromedome repaint from FOC Jazz idea cane from?

Damn that comic is good
Torque
The one I keep suggesting every time I see FOC Jazz? yes lol. No idea for Brainstorm or Swerve though lol

but yes. yes it is a GREAT comic
ORIO
Hopefully igear will bust out igear Gears and Swerve
Torque
Swerve better get a toy. from someone. somewhere. with that same stupid smirk he has half the time
Quantum
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Six? holy cow, who are they?
They're all fan characters. Tomahawk's spark split into 6 pieces, those 6 created a 7th spark. Once I get the kits and the figs painted, I'll post a thread in Radicons.
Torque
fun =]
PredaconElder
They do realize Tomahawk is the wrong color for Whirl?

And Trailbreaker? Seriously I'm pretty confident he is going to get a toy in the next CHUG line Hasbro has planned. He is the only deluxe car left from the 84 line.
Torque
Tomahawk might be-but Vortex?
headrobots
hi all, the pictures of drone from twitter are testshots straight from the mold so the product is coming. however, once molding is done we are really critical of fit and finish so mods are being done for higher fidelity, we try not to flood online with numerous project updates. when stuff is ready it is announced on the website and then opened for pre-orders...we won't take any pre orders until everything is ready.

not mentioned yet are the two guns are going to be black chrome plated.

"big road" is a one-off custom piece done as a learning piece. if it ever comes out a lot of it would be changed and re-done.
hardreturn
thanks for the info!

i'm still a big fan of the way the gyro kit came out.
ORIO
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hi all, the pictures of drone from twitter are testshots straight from the mold so the product is coming. however, once molding is done we are really critical of fit and finish so mods are being done for higher fidelity, we try not to flood online with numerous project updates. when stuff is ready it is announced on the website and then opened for pre-orders...we won't take any pre orders until everything is ready.

not mentioned yet are the two guns are going to be black chrome plated.

"big road" is a one-off custom piece done as a learning piece. if it ever comes out a lot of it would be changed and re-done.
Thanks for checking in.

So... Drone is the next release right?
Torque
THANK YOU for the information, was really cool of you to check in and keep us updated.

Though i know you said you don't flood the internet with updates, but I'm unfamiliar with your policies-when DO you give updates? Like, will the next we hear about Drone be "up for pre-order tomorrow" or is there an earlier warning, with stuff like "ok, we finished this major thing" "this major thing is done now" and whatnot. First purchase from you guys, though I may be going back and nabbing some stuff if possible
headrobots
yeah, no worries. it's really hard to get to all online replies and inquiries. we have such a huge back-burner of stuff and new projects it would waste a lot of time giving people personal replies all the time.

kind of a weird response but stuff will come out when its up to our standards

normally the next update IS "drone up for pre-order now". hahahaha. we don't do too much publicity and just depend on word of mouth and reviews. if you are crazy enough to track our previous news releases its normally announcing a proto we want to tool, next update is testshots, and finally the release. we may re-think it with more frequent udpates. it's what our facebook and twitter are supposed to be for.

-HR signing out
Billzilla
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They do realize Tomahawk is the wrong color for Whirl?

And Trailbreaker? Seriously I'm pretty confident he is going to get a toy in the next CHUG line Hasbro has planned. He is the only deluxe car left from the 84 line.
If Trailbreaker is a deluxe he will almost certainly be out of scale, just as Ratchet, Ironhide and Perceptor are. A deluxe SUV is about 1/45, cars are about 1/32. Trailbreaker needs to be a voyager. If a third party is willing to give me a voyager here where Hasbro is giving me a deluxe, I will pay the premium, thus: there is a market for such a thing.


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yeah, no worries. it's really hard to get to all online replies and inquiries. we have such a huge back-burner of stuff and new projects it would waste a lot of time giving people personal replies all the time.

kind of a weird response but stuff will come out when its up to our standards

normally the next update IS "drone up for pre-order now". hahahaha. we don't do too much publicity and just depend on word of mouth and reviews. if you are crazy enough to track our previous news releases its normally announcing a proto we want to tool, next update is testshots, and finally the release. we may re-think it with more frequent udpates. it's what our facebook and twitter are supposed to be for.

-HR signing out
Thanks for dropping in! Very much looking forward to both this and Blood DX. Hope to see them available soon!
Torque
But Drone first
Torque
Is this gonna come on a variety of colors, just the blue, or like a plain-colored plastic?

Gotta figure out if I'll need paints or not.
Torque
Vortex arrived-now i want Drone even more lol. anyone else excited about it?
ORIO
*raises hand*
Torque
im curious-what version of the mold are you attatching the upgrade to?
mugen_prime
I'm excited about it, but waiting patiently. My plan was to do some parts swapping between Tomahawk and Vortex to make a good Whirl. I cracked the yellow cockpit on Tomahawk while trying to remove the pin though. So I either need to track down another Tomahawk sometime, or figure something else out.
masishadow
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I'm excited about it, but waiting patiently. My plan was to do some parts swapping between Tomahawk and Vortex to make a good Whirl. I cracked the yellow cockpit on Tomahawk while trying to remove the pin though. So I either need to track down another Tomahawk sometime, or figure something else out.
Got that same idea, but didn't know how to execute it without either in my hands. So it's possible to knock those windows out without having to cut em?
mugen_prime
Yes it is. All you have to do is remove the pin that holds the entire cockpit on. You can search the Radicons for tutorials on how to do that (search pin removal). But the fact that it's clear plastic means it's more brittle so you have to be very careful as to not crack it like I did.

I was also gonna swap most if not all the purple parts over. Most of those seem to be held in by pins as well. Has/Tak did not make this mold very easy to take apart that's for sure.
Torque
I'm still not sure if i wanna take it apart or just make it into Rotorstorm lol
masishadow
I think I'll just stick to Tomahawk. Can deal with a black Whirl. Vortex's blue grey just isn't doing it for me.
ORIO
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im curious-what version of the mold are you attatching the upgrade to?
Tomahawk. That color of blue is fine with me for Whirl
TFao
So Drone is next then. And Blod DX will follow that? I thought it was the other way around...
Torque
^ where did you hear that?
brr-icy
sucks that big road is a one off though, was excited for it since it seems hasbro forgot how big a deluxe is and he'll end up tiny if they do trailbreaker. hopefully drone comes out soon, i want to use tomahawks head for another custom
TFao
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^ where did you hear that?
Sorry, it was more of a question then a statement (So Drone is next then? And Blood DX will follow?) Mistakenly put a period where a question mark should have been.
Torque
Ah. I believe its all speculation at this point. Drone being next is what I'm hoping for, not necessarily what is the case, if that makes any sense
headrobots
OK! Time to jump in again.

This kind of discussion we prefer on FB.

The reason next is going to be either Drone or Blood DX is the Drone mold is still having adjustments made to it. It is the one we prefer next but we will not release anything if its not ready. Its better to have the molds and parts 100% and open for preorders than to open a preorder and keep delaying a product while things are being fixed.

If the Drone parts aren't 100% by the time Centurion ships Blood dx will be up next.
influence82
The DOTM HA Basic Whirl upgrade kit is good for those who missed out on the MegatoyFan ROTF Voyager upgrade kit. I am also looking forward to the DLX Blood kit. The Voyager Blood kit was nice. Chrome swords are nice.
Cast
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The DOTM HA Basic Whirl upgrade kit is good for those who missed out on the MegatoyFan ROTF Voyager upgrade kit. I am also looking forward to the DLX Blood kit. The Voyager Blood kit was nice. Chrome swords are nice.
WTF? The drone up grade is for HftD tomahawk isn't it?
TFao
Nice to hear that Blood DX is ready to go if not Drone. Both look really great. Even though I hope Blood DX is next (I hope that the helmet on the new head is in fact brown and not red like the most recent pics have shown) I probably will be picking up Drone as well (the black chrome on the guns sounds SWEET!). Absolutely loved the first Blood kit!

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