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Hearts of Steel Insecticon Train Custom Images (not MMC)

Posted on 01-07-2011 at 09:11 AM by TM2 D-bot under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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A user on fellow toy board Actoys has shared images of a Insecticon figure rendered in the Hearts of Steel style. This is not the version that will be released by Mastermind Collectibles but a completely unrelated custom piece made using a 3D printer for a college project. Shrapnel seems like a faithful rendition including a Insectrain alternate mode (front section), which seems to indicate Bombshell & Kickback will be next. Click above to view all images.

Update: Complete prototype image gallery up thanks to Actoys.
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Images for Hearts of Steel Insecticon Train Custom Images (not MMC)

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daelite20
That looks great
NGW
Thought their next was Shockwave. Is this confirmed theirs, is this what they're doing now? If so, do want.
rainningstorm
Make 'em bug-train =P
Fort Max
Could be another fan company, mastermind seem to make very slow progress and only just started teasing their next project.

Either way this is pretty awesome, perhaps between them we'll see all of Guido's HoS designs brought to life.

Regarding HoS Shrapnel here, the arms look a bit too small in train mode and his legs are round the wrong way (going by Guido's sketch) in bot mode but otherwise a great first crack at it.
StuntPrime35
Damn you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL To the whole company issue, it is MOST LIKELY Mastermind since they are the only company to mass produce a HoS figure. Contrary to that, they have said their next project is Shockwave and not this. Either way, this deserves awesome dances of jubilation and glee
Anti Spark
Wicked! Excellent choice.
Houndvoice
Yay, insecticon trainformers!
Cheem The Rup
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Originally Posted by Fort Max View Post
Could be another fan company, mastermind seem to make very slow progress and only just started teasing their next project.
I agree... it's impossible at this point that Mastermind team is the creator of this
Deceptigtar
simply awesome and very much bought!
Opticron Primal
Oh damn it, and I like that design, too.......f**k f**k F**K.......it better not cost too much.
jasonmako
If its releases, hope they put the ridges in his piping.

And if its not Mastermind, hope it connects to Optimus and is of scale meaning one huge ass engine!
Josh
nice lookin!
Automorpher
Yeah, I personally would like the see these made by a LEGIT source like Hasbro or TakaTom.

Reason:

Just so as to keep the production cost low. (We all know how 3rd Party Makers are spurning our wallets right now)
llamatron
Oh hells yes

argh I still gotta get that black prime repaint
xanthax
Check out those nipples on shrapnel. Lol. Otherwise this guy looks cool.
alien
Man, this is so cool! And i want Megatron as well! Please~

darksage78
Very cool, maybe we'll see HoS Shockwave down the line? But what would be cool is that if the modern IDW designs get explored in the 3rd Party realm like that Sentinel Prime and *cough* Apex Armor *cough*.
Beastbot X
Alright! Good thing to know now that BOTH of my favorite HoS designs (this and Shockwave) will be getting toys!
Wyvern
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Originally Posted by alien View Post
Man, this is so cool! And i want Megatron as well! Please~

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Oh wow. That Megatron looks a lot like Classics Megatron.
supervir2
Hurray!!!!
JazzMeister19
If these are affordable, (and hasbro doesn't announce new Insecticons before their release) then these are must haves. I've been needing some new Insecticons for my Classics figures. I don't even care if they are old-timey trains.
DazzalingFury
that's a great idea! Swell job can't wait for painted images!
Acidophilus
This looks great! The Insecticons really needed an update. I just hope they are affordable.
Weitat1988
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Originally Posted by JazzMeister19 View Post
If these are affordable, (and hasbro doesn't announce new Insecticons before their release) then these are must haves. I've been needing some new Insecticons for my Classics figures. I don't even care if they are old-timey trains.
yeah i think the bot mode would look great with the rest of henkei/generation figures too =D
Mechafire
Nice. Might be picking this up if the QC is reported to be good.
alien
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Oh wow. That Megatron looks a lot like Classics Megatron.
Yea, Megatron just look awesome!
Transbot90210
These guys look sweet. If they can be produces for the less than MUNITION and EXPLORER I will bite and buy these guys and go back and get the Prime and upcomign Shockwave.

Price and quality are all that are keeping me away from these three. Colour me interested.

My only concern so far is the fact that they didn;t show the front of the train mode. I don't think they will be able to produce that "unicron cruncher" looking thing in the front that coveres the head. We may just get the top of the head there.

Thanx
Transbot90210
G1Wheeljack
This is awesome! Looks like they might be scout sized each based on the background material, but I could be wrong.
tide
I'm down for more Hearts of Steel any day, but my wallet sure as hell is not.
Crystal Convoy
Insectitrain? Yes please.
BScorpinok75
Will buy. Very awesome!!!!!
tony77tony77
this would fit great with the classic line!!
Toxicon
Yes Yes YES.
firehawc_69
Nice!
kaos
any and all HOS designs need to be made..they are some of the best designs of the transformers...bought at first pre order is up...
TwinSpin
Oh sweet! I have to have this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mighty.Maximal
I like the way the feet fold flush - but I'd have preferred that they follow the original design for the vented feet... I was thinking also that a really good feature would be if the shoulder swords were removable and could be hand held.

I have to ponder that this might not be anything to do with Mastermind creations .... My thinking being wouldn't they want to a make all the trains the same width ! so they can fit on the same tracks ?

Not that I mind them being smaller as such.... I hope someone makes Bumblebee too.
Kraken
Insecticons? Shouldn't they be Trainacons? Articulated robots with bug modes or no sale I'm afraid. I like the HOS designs, but these don't make any sense to me.

Now hurry up with Shockwave
exclusacon
Diggin this...2011 is the year I get into third parties....
Jarodimus
<==== Wantasaurus.
kenm2474
WOW....That is Pure Awesome Sauce.
ORIO
The HoS toys do nothing for me. Just like the comic

This is truly ambitious and cool though. Someone please make some regular Insecticons plz?
coinilius
The HoS comic wasn't really much to write home about (although I personally liked it well enough, partly because it was such a 'warts and all' experience) but the designs were incredible. It would be great if a 3rd part tackled some of the WW2 Transformers designs from that G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover (Great Escape Bumblebee would be awesome as a toy).
Red leader
This is awesome stuff , hopefully they will come in a set of three
eriku
I like robots, robots are cool.
I like bugs, bugs are cool.
I like trains, trains are cool.
I like robot bug trains, robot bug trains are F***ING AWESOME.
amethysted
I kinda look at it from the movie Jetfire perspective...

Ancient Transformers in old train modes from a museum.

All TFs are old. Some came to Earth millions of years ago, or some just came today.

They all scan alt modes to disguise themselves whenever they arrive.

Maybee some have been in stasis lock and stuck in thier old alt modes...


Thats my justification to display them with current Universe / movieverse figs...
G1Jetfire
Need to see actual figures before giving a yay or nay. The concept and designs are intriguing. But the idea of insects forming a train is weird. Unless they are army ants. Those little fellas are awesome.

I really like the HoS Megatron/Galvatron though! Looking forward to a Shockwave sketch or WIP figure.
Zambot
Just as excited about this as the TFC devy project. Really great!
TCJJ
If only Hasbro made things like this. I'm sure all the kiddies would think a man-eating train was cool. I think. But it'd be more exciting than ANOTHER movie Bumblebee.

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