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iGear PP05P Patrol Specialist

Posted on 12-28-2012 at 02:23 PM by process under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Site sponsor BigBadToyStore has listed a pre-order for the iGear PP05P Patrol Specialist. This release, limited to 500 pieces, features a new deco, pistol, and headsculpt. Unlike the previous Specialist releases, Patrol Specialist does not include an enormous amount of accessories, which some of you might actually appreciate.

Our experts on the TFW2005 boards are suggesting that this figure may be based on the Off Road Patrol Micromaster Tote.

Patrol Specialist is expected to arrive around April 2013.

Please note that this is a third-party product not produced or endorsed by Hasbro or Takara.
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TigerBlade
That's an uber specialist character to be selling. I guess it's a good time for those who didn't get Ironhide and want him....there will be plenty of unused heads floating around to make him Ironhide again.
DethPike
Maybe it's Tote? -shrug-

Zero interest so far. Why not a black Diaclone version instead?
MegaMoonMan
I'd be in if it was just Ironhide, I don't want all that extra junk he comes with normally- but I'm not risking not finding a proper head.
Scaleface
Patrol Specialist is from Tote of the Offroad Patrol?

daimchoc


So, it's just with a different head... I wonder if it comes with the other accessories?

NVM: Limited to only 500 pieces worldwide! This figure comes only with the small gun pictured and featues a new head and different paint scheme.
Anguirus
I've always wanted [some Micromaster] for $100!
Scaleface
It's not the first Micromaster third party Transformer homage by iGear... He just costs more and comes with less dick jokes.



Also, Warcry and Flameblast are Micromaster homages by FansProject! Third party Transformers companies seem to love repainting their toys into Micromaster as much as Hasbro!
Pcm979
Wow, they're really starting to reach. What's next, the black Diaclone version?
mjordan23
ah man when I read the title I was hoping it was going to be Prowl...then I saw the image.
Scaleface
I'd have jumped on a Black Diaclone version. Black Diakron Ironhide was my second "Transformer", after blue Diakron Trailbreaker.
Pcm979
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I'd have jumped on a Black Diaclone version. Black Diakron Ironhide was my second "Transformer", after blue Diakron Trailbreaker.
*Sigh* I really should've seen that coming.
Coltello
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ah man when I read the title I was hoping it was going to be Prowl...then I saw the image.
^^
RKillian
I want the clowns who kept screeching that the "accessories" they dumped in with Ironhide and Ratchet didn't raise the price of those figures to see this. Here it is, fools, a super limited run without any of that useless crap that "somehow" costs $20 less even with 6 months of inflation behind it.
DPrime
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Originally Posted by RKillian View Post
I want the clowns who kept screeching that the "accessories" they dumped in with Ironhide and Ratchet didn't raise the price of those figures to see this. Here it is, fools, a super limited run without any of that useless crap that "somehow" costs $20 less with 6 months of inflation behind it.
Only $10 less from the original price, iirc.

Ten bucks, meh. Who cares? I'll take the extra stuff for ten bucks.
Grimlock_13
I really like Ironhide and Ratchet so I preordered this for now but I may change my mind. I love obscure character homages but this is really grasping at straws...
Knightdramon
Who on earth would purchase a toned down paint-wise figure, obscure beyond obscurity headsculpt on it, with just one gun instead of two runners of accessories, for that price?
Pcm979
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Who on earth would purchase a toned down paint-wise figure, obscure beyond obscurity headsculpt on it, with just one gun instead of two runners of accessories, for that price?
Mainly because people will buy it. Sad but true.
HomebrewJet
I placed a Pre Order just incase. I love the other two and the new paint scheme could be awesome, who knows? I have plenty of weapons from my other two to add to this one if needed.
Prometheum5
I've been hesitant to throw down the $120 that Ironhide and Ratchet seem to go for without having ever seen them in person. I can probably stomach $99 to try out this simpler version, and I do have a soft spot for the obscure Micromaster homages.
Bogatan
Given the robot mode and slight pointlessness of another red version of the mould, Highjump seems like it would have been a more interesting choice than Tote.
Predakign2000
I like this and placed a preorder. I don't have the other two. I am fine with my Classics Ironhide and Ratchet. This guy goes in my Post Season 4 display.
gothsaurus
wow. that head doesn't look like EITHER of those two. Any other ideas? Sheesh. I wish it were at least different color. That would at least have a little more impact and differentiation on the shelf. A red repaint of a red guy... that's a hard sell at a hundred smackers. Black one, might have gotten that.
VictoryLeo19
Is it possible the color could change?

Honestly, I grew up with micromasters as my main transformers, mainly because I couldn't afford to get anything "deluxe" size. That blue hauler Micromaster was my version of Optimus Prime for years. I like seeing homages to Micromasters, they're a branch of the TF world that doesn't get enough respect. I'm sure there were plenty of kids who couldn't afford larger toys, and enjoyed micromasters instead.
Attobot2006
for some reason I'm getting a protectobot vibe from this. like First Aid combined with Groove's head. sorta
Scaleface
It's a nice Micromaster homage, but I'd have been more interested in a black Weapon Specialist or a green Medical Specialist, as "negative universe" versions of the characters.
Atomatron
will keep my PO until i see more
sh002
pass
Hicks_Royel
Anything black needs to be slate grey to help differentiate from Ironhide.
CVprowl
??? why ???
TFfanOP
What if HasTak are preparing MP Ironhide/Ratchet so this is just iGear's way to get rid of these guys as many as possible?
Jehsee
I'll agree, I just don't get it... why would they not go with anything besides another red or white van? This just looks like a toned-down Ironhide with a new head. Black, blue, green, orange... anything!

A "Mystery Machine" repaint/remold would have been fun....
Composite Ghost
This nobody gets a new head and Pipes doesn't?
Astronut
Love the mold, but have no interest in the character at all.
The only repaint I'd consider would be a mystery machine, or even just a random hippie van.
Scaleface
Well, the possible future repaints include:

Black - Diaclone/SG Ironhide
Blue - Energon Towline
Green - Movie/SG Ratchet
White - SG Soundwave
Bucket Head
agreed--> red: no. Black or grey: yes!!

bucket
DJW107PRIME
Ha I called this way back wonder if they'll make a fixit as well.
Crobot91
Would have been nice had he been just repainted blue to look like BT/ALT Skids.
MegaHavok
when I was little I never got an Ironhide.
Tote was my Ironhide
This is so fucking bought!!!
lee9
Ohh, Ratchet, will you be "simplified" next? As soon as you're available without those accessories, you'll be coming home to me!
Macross7
Too bad his name isn't Barrel Scraper
GinoPuppy
this is as they say, "An easy Pass". I got the only two figures i need with that mold(ironhide and ratchet). if you want to get more bang for your buck, do Prowl! you can get a lot from an old Fairlady 280Z mold. Prowl, Blue(silver) streak, Smokescreen. you could go a bit obscure and do the Gobot Z-mon. I would buy ALL 4 of those!!! but i don't need another ironhide mold clone. Thank you for making Ironhide and Ratchet, we fans really appreciate it, but its time to release new figures that you've teased us with. Dinobots, Cliffjumper, Bumblebee, Wreakers, Megatron...you see what i mean.
Thank you, and have a nice day.
Scaleface
I'd actually consider buying green Ratchet, black Ironhide or SG Soundwave from this mold.
GinoPuppy
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Originally Posted by Jehsee View Post

A "Mystery Machine" repaint/remold would have been fun....
Ok, I would buy a Mystery Machine repaint of this mold, cause that would be kinda neat. although he probably wouldn't have a place on my shelf.
Scaleface
Transformers: Crossovers Fred! Turns from Mystery Machine to robotic Fred.
Pcm979
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Transformers: Crossovers Fred! Turns from Mystery Machine to robotic Fred.
It'd be better if it was a Fredmaster.
RedAlert Rescue
Shattered Glass Soundwave would be interesting - but only if they remoulded the chest to open.

I don't mind the idea - I actually rather like Tote and in general approve very much of making toys of someone other than the usual suspects. He'd go nicely with some of the Universe 2.0 toys.

Is he available to order only via BBTS or will iGear be selling him direct too ?
VE Telus
Those who purchased Ironhide from iGear earlier will be blessed with an extra head to use on this repaint. Comic Ironhide to the rescue!
Scaleface
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Those who purchased Ironhide from iGear earlier will be blessed with an extra head to use on this repaint. Comic Ironhide to the rescue!
As someone who prefers to have repaints be NEW CHARACTERS, I see no reason why I would want TWO IRONHIDES, when I could have Ironhide and Tote.

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