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iGear Miniwarriors Bushwacker, Cogz and Duneraker Prototypes

Posted on 11-12-2012 at 12:35 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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iGear have updated their Facebook page with pictures of the next three Miniwarriors. Coming up next are Cogz (aka Gears), Bushwacker (aka Outback) and Duneraker (aka Beachcomber). All three are still at an early stage, shown here as grey prototypes. Some features are visible such as second heads for Cogz and Bushwacker.

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mjordan23
just beat me to posting this These look awesome though and cant wait to pick them up.
Genetic
Sorry I cheaped out by posting only the link so I could get it on here ASAP

All 3 look great but the Cogz/Gears one is what I'm most excited about as it means that we'll finally have a complete set of series 1 minibots in some form.
Outsider4Life
they all look real nice, except beachcomber. something about the hollowed looking feet scream "legends class"
Ceerad
These look awesome, but after buying UFO and Hench, I really wish these were the same size as Spray and Rager. I don't remember if it was Seth or Vangelus that put it best on #223. They look great, and the engineering and articulation at Legends size is awesome, but once you up-size these to Scout size they are a bit of a letdown. At this size they should have better articulation and more complex engineering. I mean, judging by these pics, Cogz is almost full-on Deluxe size.
OptimusTimelord
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Originally Posted by Outsider4Life View Post
they all look real nice, except beachcomber. something about the hollowed looking feet scream "legends class"
Yeah Gears looks great, Outback too (except for some reason I was thinking he had a remolded chestpiece - did I dream that?!), but BC is a let down. Not a write off, just a bit spindly in the robot department and a bit dragstery in the beach buggy area...
1984forever
Gears is a definite buy. I have to see some height comparisons for Beachcomber to make a decision on him. Too bad there is going to be at least a 6 month wait for these.
TigerBlade
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Originally Posted by Genetic View Post
All 3 look great but the Cogz/Gears one is what I'm most excited about as it means that we'll finally have a complete set of series 1 minibots in some form.
This. Can't wait for Gears.....hopefully not long now.

EDIT - Gears alt mode is a bit bigger than Brawn's so I'm guessing a similar sized robot mode hopefully.
rosewater
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Originally Posted by Ceerad View Post
These look awesome, but after buying UFO and Hench, I really wish these were the same size as Spray and Rager. I don't remember if it was Seth or Vangelus that put it best on #223. They look great, and the engineering and articulation at Legends size is awesome, but once you up-size these to Scout size they are a bit of a letdown. At this size they should have better articulation and more complex engineering. I mean, judging by these pics, Cogz is almost full-on Deluxe size.
This. I really, really, reallly wish iGear would go back to the smaller scale. Look how ridiculous Cogz looks in truck mode at the huge scale! Dammit, I was so psyched about these, and now I might have to pass.
Transbot90210
I'm still all for the newer upscaled sizes. These three are as food as bought but as others have mentioned, I'm not thrilled about Beachcomber's legs.
MACRAPTRON
Why did they change Cogz head? It's looking stupid now.
And how ironic, now you guys want these smaller? Blame all the people with small penis syndrome in the fandom. Next thing you'll see is people asking for a house-sized Fort Max to live inside.
Ceerad
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Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
Why did they change Cogz head? It's looking stupid now.
And how ironic, now you guys want these smaller? Blame all the people with small penis syndrome in the fandom. Next thing you'll see is people asking for a house-sized Fort Max to live inside.
It looks pretty much the same to me. It may be a little more squat than the digital rendering, but pretty darn close. It will be hard to tell until we see a painted prototype. Also, I like the continuation of the cartoon/toy head turnaround gimmick.

I was all for the larger size when it was announced. I thought it would be cool to have these guys lined up with Classics BB and RTS Windcharger. But now that I have the larger ones in hand, I've changed my mind. It almost feels like when they do the oversized KO's of the legends figures.
deathsheadII
cool but c'mon igear what about impactor
TigerBlade
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Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
Why did they change Cogz head? It's looking stupid now.
And how ironic, now you guys want these smaller? Blame all the people with small penis syndrome in the fandom. Next thing you'll see is people asking for a house-sized Fort Max to live inside.
I don't want them smaller. They look perfect next to the new MP scale now....I just wish they'd make Huffer this size now too.
dwong1207
I hope they fix up Cogz face. Proto doesn't look that great compared to the colored image. But I'll give it time. Still very interested though. Love the G1 look!
x01618
In the vehicle-mode pic, does Beachcomber's rifle have a flower in its barrel? That's pretty awesome!
StayingInTheBox
Only one I'm really excited for is Gears.
Grimlock_13
Gears looks awesome!

Outback looks great too, I loved Brawn so it's an easy buy.

Beachcomber is a massive disappointment. I'll need to see finished pictures and get a size comparison with maybe RtS Windcharger before I'm on board.
zebramatt
I'm so glad I decided to give this line a miss... Or I'd have to buy all of them lickety-split. They're awesome!
Geterman
These all look great to me. I am glad that they upscaled these newer figures hopefully Huffer and Seaspray are upscaled down the line. The only thing that bothers me is Beachcombers legs, I hope they give him some heels. The way he looks now seems like there is no support from falling back.
CodeXCDM
Kinda wished beachcomber had a heel on him... feet look funny at a side angle with only the borders of the legs really holding him up...
eriku
Cogz looks amazing and I'm anxious to get him. Beachcomber looks OK, but I think I may actually like Hasbro's better. Either way he's not a character design I like enough to spend more money on.
slugslinger2004
Gears looks ok, but the head looks a bit weird. I HATE the look of Beachcomber, which is a shame because it's probably my favorite minibot not named Bumblebee. I was going to pass on Outback beforehand and the prototype pics do nothing to change my mind.
Nemesis251
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Originally Posted by Ceerad View Post
These look awesome, but after buying UFO and Hench, I really wish these were the same size as Spray and Rager. I don't remember if it was Seth or Vangelus that put it best on #223. They look great, and the engineering and articulation at Legends size is awesome, but once you up-size these to Scout size they are a bit of a letdown. At this size they should have better articulation and more complex engineering. I mean, judging by these pics, Cogz is almost full-on Deluxe size.
That sums up my feelings for these as well.
RDprime
I'm all in for the upscale in size. I think they look pretty good next to the newer MP molds.

Totally in agreement on Beachcomber though. He definitely needs some sort of foot and heel to balance. If there's one thing I don;t like, it's a TF that can't stand.

I was really hoping they would have branched out and hit up all of the mini-bots, including Powerdive.

It would be really nice too if they redid Huffer and Seaspray in the larger scale.
Crimson87
They look good. Cogz is the shiznit. I hope they fix the QC issues Hench had for outback and he'll be nice too.

Beachcomber needs something done with the legs... specifically the feet. Less angle/slope at the foot and more of a defined dashboard/foot recess might make it look better.

Overall very happy with the size of these. Yes they look like Legends up-scaled without the detail. But that's what we asked for from the beginning. And I'm not complaining.

I just want Rager and Spray to be the same size as well so they fit in with classics Bee and Cliffjumper.

Any extra detail they can add would just be a plus!
Timesynch
Cogz is adorable! I love it! Outback being a redeco of Hench isn't too surprising. Beachcomber is looking awesome! I need these guys in my collection, no question.
brr-icy
outback needs a new chestpiece,brawn's is too iconic, that was the main part that separated him from brawn, cogs looks great though, might have to get him, the others, i have already in some form or another on my classics shelf
Stygian360
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Originally Posted by Outsider4Life View Post
they all look real nice, except beachcomber. something about the hollowed looking feet scream "legends class"
This--^ NOT Beachcomber is the only less than stellar example from this group thus far. But honestly that's not as big a dig as it might otherwise be because all other MW's have been awesome, so to have one less than shining star isn't too bad.
Satomiblood
Gears and Beachcomber will be bought. Pass on Outback since I already own Brawn. However, he does have a much nicer gun than the latter.
SenatorRatbat
The Gears mold looks cool but I might wait for the swerve retool instead.
CZ Hazard
Beachcomber is an odd one, as he looks odd in alt. mode but comparing it to the G1 there really isn't anything wrong with it and nothing that I can see that should be changed, I think maybe the original toy is just really plain?!?
A quick search of Beach Buggies on google shows many a buggy with smaller wheels at the front like a dragster, so that doesn't bother me.
Robot mode looks great though, and I like the hippie gun with a flower in it.
Lumpy
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Originally Posted by rosewater View Post
This. I really, really, reallly wish iGear would go back to the smaller scale. Look how ridiculous Cogz looks in truck mode at the huge scale! Dammit, I was so psyched about these, and now I might have to pass.
I'm in the same boat, i liked them small and relatively cheap, but after playing with Hench and UFO, i'm not sure they're worth the money at that scale. They do look pretty nice with classics BB and Cliffjumper though, but i'm definitely not rushing to purchase these.
Bountyan
Gear's head looks fugly. They need to make the chest portion shorter to give more room for the head. And Beachcomber's legs aren't looking all that great. I'll be sure to buy them anyway because I need classics toys of them. Stay at the large scale please. There are already small toys of most of these.

And I agree Outback needs a remolded chest. Hopefully these improve later.
CVprowl
I <3 iGear!
Chaosbringer
All good, except Outback, no chest remold, no buy!
Hope they change it
Obsidian X
Doesn't look perfect. Gears head and Beachcoombers legs looks somewhat of. I'll be buying them though. Brawn and Cosmos are waiting for their buddies.
Maybe the preorder on igears site will show up soon for these?
Josh
forget gears, gimme a swerve xD
bigpink
Oh man, I want two of the three. Beachcomber would have made it all three, but those legs. There's so much space in there for feet or a better design to give the feet some articulation or separation in the ankle. The lack of this is a major turn off. Which is hard to do given how much I like Beachcomber as a character. As for the scale? I like this scale. The larger figures fit better in my classics line. I just wish where were images of them all in robot mode next to each other.
wasp819
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Originally Posted by OptimusTimelord View Post
Yeah Gears looks great, Outback too (except for some reason I was thinking he had a remolded chestpiece - did I dream that?!), but BC is a let down. Not a write off, just a bit spindly in the robot department and a bit dragstery in the beach buggy area...

I read somewhere that their budget allows for 3 change from the hench mold.
1. New head
2. New paint job
3. New gun
They should of kept the same gun as hench and given outback the new chest,

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Originally Posted by TigerBlade View Post
I don't want them smaller. They look perfect next to the new MP scale now....I just wish they'd make Huffer this size now too.

HELL YEAH
high five tigerblade,

Im thinking that the mp collectors are happy with this upsized scale as we can display the miniwarriors with the mp's
Some of the classics collectors either don't mind the size as they fit in with bee and cliff or there using legends for the minis and prefer the original smaller scale,
Guess its hard to please everyone,
I personally don't care if they have simple legend/scout size transformations for their almost deluxe size because they rock.
doomtron
Hasbro you suck
bigpink
Oh, they should have also made the legs three sided so that you can't see the hollowed out legs from any side but the back. It's like they focused all that design energy on everything above the knee and then said f*** it.
BScorpinok75
Beachcomber and Gears look awesome. I am worried abot Gears chunkiness in alt mode. And I hoping for Outback to get a remolded chest I'll be grabbing all three. I'd like to get some comparison shots of these bots alongside Generations Warpath, X-Transbots Powerglide & any CHUG Bumblebee.
SMOG
GEARS. MUST HAVE GEARS.

It's hard to tell if they actually changed his head between the model and the prototype. I do prefer the way the model looks in the CG image though, even if it's just a question of colour and angle.

Outback is a pass. I liked Hench well enough, but there's not enough appeal in Outback's character to really sell me on him at that price, especially as a repaint/remold of something I already have.

Beachcomber... I actually like him A LOT! I'm a bit worried that his legs might not be very stable, but otherwise I REALLY like the proportions of both modes. The problem is, he'll probably be sort of small, and Beachcomber is one character for which there are numerous official figures that can be easily customized... hmmm.

I loved these guys at the small scale, but they were kind of a novelty. At this LARGER scale, I still love them, and they fill key slots in my Classics-style collection... which is really the MAIN goal of my collection. As for pricing, inside reports indicate the price was going to be raised for the small versions anyway, so I'm happy to have a heftier figure for my money, rather than buying $25 Legends figures.

Are they a bit simple? Does it make them seem disproportionate somehow? I can't say no... the vehicle mode for Hench (more than the robot) does feel almost too blocky and "chibi/penny-racer" for the size... but I can live with that. Personally, I think the Hench mold would *feel* better even if he just had bigger, fatter tires. On the other hand, in the case of Cogz/Gears, I actually LOVELOVELOVE how big and chunky he looks in truck mode, and how ridiculously cartoony he will feel at that size... so I think it just depends on the overall design for each figure. Some of them wear it better than others.

( Oddly enough, the figures who have a higher level of detail and "realistic" aesthetic in their alt modes, are the smaller guys like Beachcomber and Cosmos/UFO. )

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Originally Posted by MACRAPTRON View Post
And how ironic, now you guys want these smaller? Blame all the people with small penis syndrome in the fandom. Next thing you'll see is people asking for a house-sized Fort Max to live inside.
Or, y'know... just blame those of us who want to have a nicely balanced G1-Classic-style character line-up?

Wow, totally crazy and unreasonable, I know. The only POSSIBLE explanation is that we're all compensating for sexual deficiencies, because that's the really the classy, mature, non-douchebag thing to say, right?

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Originally Posted by x01618 View Post
In the vehicle-mode pic, does Beachcomber's rifle have a flower in its barrel? That's pretty awesome!
I KNOW, RIGHT?? A removable flower that goes in his gun-barrel! How **BRILLIANT** is that?

zmog
wheeljack359
Awesome!!!!! Give me a Gea...er a Cogz! and please remake Huff....er a Rager at the larger size. Thank you!!!!
starscream-99
Wow. The one figure I was looking forward to looks to be a let down. I will not pay $40 for that Beachcomber. If he's in the same price range as Spray and Rager then I'll get him.
wasp819
Id settle for a ko upsized huffer at the mo,
Seeing as igear ain't said yes or no to upsizing huffer and seasprey,
I don't have much knowledge on this but if the design already exists, wouldn't upsizing them be really easy?
bigpink


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