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IGear PP-05 Weapon and Medical Specialists Unpainted Prototypes

Posted on 04-17-2012 at 11:03 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
Igearratch4
Igear has updated their Facebook with new unpainted prototype pictures of the, much delayed, Igear PP-05W Weapon Specialist and PP-05M Medical Specialist. These unofficial customs of G1 Ironhide and Ratchet have a tentative release in May.

Keep checking our 3rd Party Discussion forum for all the latest news on these releases and much more!
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wingsaber86
Just final unpainted prototypes
Ejack37
OK...I was gonna say..where is the paint? They are looking good, might be time to place my order soon.
Satomiblood
These are so nice looking.
phoenix88
looking good! I've had these figrues pre-ordered for me as a christmas present since just the holiday season. Hope we see release soon!
deaculpa
They're okay, not at the top of my list at the moment. Interested in the final paint scheme though, and I'm glad they're moving forward now. These are what, big deluxes or small voyagers?
quegon
Finally! Looking good so far.
payton34
I originally preordered way back when it was first announced. I've long since cancelled the preorders. As long of a delay these have had, I'm going to wait until I hear some QC reports before I consider picking them up again.
scubaboy31
Igear have put up a bunch of colour pictures of their Ironhide and ratchet. both in and out of box. They look awesome!

http://www.facebook.com/#!/igear.toys
Geterman
It is about F'n time! They look good. I hope they will have finished painted products ready for May 1st
dkr7
thought i'd be happier to see them but all i'm feeling is meh really
odeean
Its rude to force people to log into facebook. Attaching the pics here would be more useful.
Trailbreaker77
Awesome I can't wait to see the final paint apps.
phoenix88
call me crazy, but i dont see how they couldn't have painted versions done in 2 weeks.
megatroptimus
Got my shipping notification this morning.





























Just kidding.
ahro23
Those both look so amazing but I just can't bring myself to buying them because of the leg transformation. I guess we'll see how good their QC is
dkr7
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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
Got my shipping notification this morning.

Just kidding.
deathsheadII
good to see they are showing something but not sure about these anymore , will prob change my mind when they are fully painted (maybe)

got this gut feeling we will see official mps of these 2 in the near future
StayingInTheBox
Cool. We have the final unpainted prototype pics now ...

What do you think? 6 more months until we final painted prototypes?
odeean
Man - that is not funny. You almost gave me a heart attack. I just maxed my account on some shiny chogokin goodness this morning.
ORIO
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Originally Posted by odeean View Post
Its rude to force people to log into facebook. Attaching the pics here would be more useful.
They're on the front page.
st4rwaytoheaven
it seems it is time to pre-order =)
odeean
I saw those but thought he was talking about something else. My mistake.
Robogeek28
Looking good.
Gundamben831
I really can't wait the release of these but the wait is honestly killing me. I just hope there is no problems with them, but I doubt that there should be any because most of the iGear stuff I bought in the past has held up quite nicely.
exomega255
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Originally Posted by megatroptimus View Post
Got my shipping notification this morning.





























Just kidding.

ROFL this made my day but.... man, prototype, 2 weeks before its due,. eh?
D-Unit
Nice. About time too. I pre-ordered these last July. hopefully May will be the month
unclemarsellus
With the MP Sideswipe announcement from Takara, have to wonder if these will be rendered irrelevant in some year's time.
Cecilia
I am only hopping Ironhide´s feet gets painted red (I prefer when bots have feet the same color as the legs, look less like a shoe ) but anything else great so far Funny how I ordered Ironhide yesterday and those pics came today
Stygian360
The factory proto transformation demonstration video revealed that the figures themselves are going to be quite fiddly, but I have to say seeing these more complete is encouraging me to throw caution to the wind! Still not sold on 'Medical Specialist' as my version of geewun Ratchet, but that 'Weapons Specialist' gets my money for sure!! C'mon with final paint and (more importantly) shipped product already!
CZ Hazard
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Originally Posted by unclemarsellus View Post
With the MP Sideswipe announcement from Takara, have to wonder if these will be rendered irrelevant in some year's time.
I sometimes wonder that, especially when I once bid $1,000 on a Predaking and the reissue was announced two months later, so glad I lost the auction. I once spent $350 on a Star Convoy and the reissue came out within six months; you win some and you lose some. If I was that worried, I'd never buy anything again in case a better / cheaper version appeared - and if you take that attitude with Transformers, you usually end up chasing inflated prices on the secondary market.

Two weeks to paint them all and ship them out? Give us a date IGear!
megatroptimus
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Originally Posted by odeean View Post
Man - that is not funny. You almost gave me a heart attack. I just maxed my account on some shiny chogokin goodness this morning.
Uh-oh... are you telling me GX-61 just got released? Noooooooooo!
Satomiblood
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Originally Posted by unclemarsellus View Post
With the MP Sideswipe announcement from Takara, have to wonder if these will be rendered irrelevant in some year's time.
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Originally Posted by Sidbeckett View Post
I sometimes wonder that, especially when I once bid $1,000 on a Predaking and the reissue was announced two months later, so glad I lost the auction. I once spent $350 on a Star Convoy and the reissue came out within six months; you win some and you lose some. If I was that worried, I'd never buy anything again in case a better / cheaper version appeared - and if you take that attitude with Transformers, you usually end up chasing inflated prices on the secondary market.

Two weeks to paint them all and ship them out? Give us a date IGear!
With regards to this hobby, it's never say never.
maximus_73
Awesome. When are we getting this, 2013?
wheeljack2010
Nice! Lets get em' out guys! Been wanting these guys for so long! Seems like its been forever since we first saw their advertisement.
dharmacon
I'm a little surprised that there isn't an overwhemling sense of gushing and drooling over these. Their hefty price tag aside, we finally have cartoon-accurate Ironhide and Ratchet figures that don't look like jigsaw puzzles!
TigerBlade
Bollocks. Colour me very interested again!
Cecilia
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Originally Posted by dharmacon View Post
I'm a little surprised that there isn't an overwhemling sense of gushing and drooling over these. Their hefty price tag aside, we finally have cartoon-accurate Ironhide and Ratchet figures that don't look like jigsaw puzzles!
I think so too, in fact never purchased any previous figure of either character because none was both good and g1 enough for me
MegaMoonMan
Slash the price by dropping the tray full of useless extra bits and I might be interested.
Tiller
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Originally Posted by dharmacon View Post
I'm a little surprised that there isn't an overwhemling sense of gushing and drooling over these. Their hefty price tag aside, we finally have cartoon-accurate Ironhide and Ratchet figures that don't look like jigsaw puzzles!
As cool as they are I don't support the stupid shit Igear does. Some of the stuff looked very delicate during Transformation. Some people are probably holding out on a review.
Cecilia
Well there is going to be the simplified PP01, why not those two? But I want my toys with as much luggage as they can hold as long as it is weapon and equip (don´t care for pp01 oeiginal extra stuff).
CZ Hazard
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Originally Posted by Tiller View Post
As cool as they are I don't support the stupid shit Igear does.
I hear that! I look forward to the day I can say "I don't support the shit IGear did, but I support the new original designs going forward."
I think they're getting there. Definitely the most improved third party of the last few years.
exomega255
Most improved or not, their shaddy-ness never goes away. Right now, it's still "does". They still reap from MP-01's design, and the seeker's design.

I am not saying their original designs aren't good, but honestly? Ratchet and Ironhide have been delayed until May right now, which is 5 months from when the first expected date was due.

And on a note mentioned not long ago: copying even JUST the transformation scheme saves you a lot of work. Even on cad. Yeah, you have to "draw" it from scratch and "design", but you don't have to think about how the transformation scheme would work. That's what pioneers, imo. When I get a truly amazing transformer from Hasbro (such as FE Bulkhead, HA Jazz, etc), you can see that the transformation scheme is revolutionary, and that's where I appreciate the engineering design. Not a copy of a scheme and then redesign the "art" portion of a transformer.

That said, while I buy iGear's stuff, I don't respect their "design" nearly as much as ones from say, FP, or Maketoys. Battle Tanker? That's original design in transformation scheme.
dkr7
Dont like the red belly on Ratchet, the poster art had the top part being white breaking it up a bit. Something else seems off about both of them but can't figure out what it is yet

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Originally Posted by exomega255 View Post
Most improved or not, their shaddy-ness never goes away. Right now, it's still "does". They still reap from MP-01's design, and the seeker's design.

I am not saying their original designs aren't good, but honestly? Ratchet and Ironhide have been delayed until May right now, which is 5 months from when the first expected date was due.

And on a note mentioned not long ago: copying even JUST the transformation scheme saves you a lot of work. Even on cad. Yeah, you have to "draw" it from scratch and "design", but you don't have to think about how the transformation scheme would work. That's what pioneers, imo. When I get a truly amazing transformer from Hasbro (such as FE Bulkhead, HA Jazz, etc), you can see that the transformation scheme is revolutionary, and that's where I appreciate the engineering design. Not a copy of a scheme and then redesign the "art" portion of a transformer.
Agreed. History can't been undone and some peoples opinions can't be changed. iGears PP05 designs are decent (not amazing) and the only reason i'm getting them is because their two of my favorite G1 characters and i want figures of them. These happen to be the most G1 accurate so far, but if Takara do make an MP Ironhide and Ratchet then i'll snap them up and either sell these or leave them in van mode. I also want G1 alt mode Jazz and Wheeljack figures, at around the Deluxe/Voyager scale.
exclusacon
There almost done....sweet...
G1Jetfire
If these new unpainted pics are revealed for approval, then I approve. Please send them soon!
wheeljack359
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Originally Posted by MegaMoonMan View Post
Slash the price by dropping the tray full of useless extra bits and I might be interested.
I like the extra parts and pieces, Its more nostalgic that way since i got into mech stuff through my uncle who had Dorvak kits and figures. of which every one came with a butt load of weapons armor ammo slings and you could almost make a diarama of what came with each kit or figure.

And alot of the G1 stuff that came from Diaclone came with alot also.

I-Gear giving all these little pieces and stuff really hits home with me and I feel I like their figures better for it.

Just my
Doc Wheeljack
Do we have any idea how tall these guys stand? Are they deluxe sized, voyager sized, something else?
tusko
That's very beautiful.
Glad these exist! These are iconic characters and I'm glad someone's paying attention to them.
CZ Hazard
Quote:
Originally Posted by exomega255 View Post
Most improved or not, their shaddy-ness never goes away. Right now, it's still "does". They still reap from MP-01's design, and the seeker's design.

I am not saying their original designs aren't good, but honestly? Ratchet and Ironhide have been delayed until May right now, which is 5 months from when the first expected date was due.

And on a note mentioned not long ago: copying even JUST the transformation scheme saves you a lot of work. Even on cad. Yeah, you have to "draw" it from scratch and "design", but you don't have to think about how the transformation scheme would work. That's what pioneers, imo. When I get a truly amazing transformer from Hasbro (such as FE Bulkhead, HA Jazz, etc), you can see that the transformation scheme is revolutionary, and that's where I appreciate the engineering design. Not a copy of a scheme and then redesign the "art" portion of a transformer.

That said, while I buy iGear's stuff, I don't respect their "design" nearly as much as ones from say, FP, or Maketoys. Battle Tanker? That's original design in transformation scheme.
Agreed, on the whole.

The right character, great robot mode and great alt. mode can be ruined by a rubbish transformation between the two. This is why I support Hasbro / Tak first and foremost, they are brilliant at what they do and target (successfully) a huge marketplace. Anyone who disses official stuff after the simplistic brilliance of Animated, or the semi-mass shifting brilliance of the FE toys I can't agree with. But they are totally welcome to their opinion.

As for Battle Tanker, I don't deny great engineering, but it's still a lot of money to elevate a rubbish figure to average, I still prefer the original Laser Prime and that's about 18 years old?

And yeah, they still "does", and I wish they didn't because I do think they have the capacity to be so much more than that.

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