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Impossible Toys Tetra Squadron Video Teaser Transformation Demo

Posted on 03-11-2013 at 07:52 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Impossible Toys has released a video on Youtube demonstrating the transformation for their upcoming third party release "Tetra Squadron", based on the Cybertronian alternate modes of Starscream and the other Seekers as depicted in Transformers Generation 1's pilot, More than Meets the Eye. Three releases for this mold are teased so far - Banshee (Starscream), Rebelor (Thundercracker) and Prankstor (Skywarp). Check out the video embedded below:

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Scaleface
Really wanted to see the three Rainmakers, plus Air Warrior and Sunstorm. Head looks a little big. Legs look a little short. Do they pull out any farther?

I hope Impossible Toys remembers to write a bio and give them tech spec numbers, maybe on a card.

They should try to get someone to write the bio who speaks english as a first language, and preferable someone who doesn't copy and paste something from Wikipedia, like on the Alpha Traon box. I know bios are a bit of an afterthought for a third party Transformer, but sometimes a well written bio can help sell an average toy.
Ultra BuckNutz
I may be in the minority (or the entirety of the minority for that matter) but I'd rather have seen the rainmakers made into the Tetrajets. I've got so many Starscreams, Thundercrakers, and Skywarps, that I really don't need them in this particular Cybertronian form. Pretty neat nonetheless.
Venksta
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
Really wanted to see the three Rainmakers, plus Air Warrior and Sunstorm.
The thread says "teaser", so not everything is being revealed right away.
Valkysas
That's a really fiddly transformation, if even someone from Impossible Toys gets lost doing it.

I'm not really feeling it. It's a neat idea, but the product itself is completely unimpressive.
Jehsee
Rebelor, Prankstor? Sounds like MOTU names...

Proportions look off... maybe the heads are just a tad too big?
Backstop
I hear nice qlicking and locking of the joints. Starscream looks great and I love the built in landing gear, cant wait to get these.
Deceptigtar
Yuck the back looks way too huge and the wings are just there and I can see issues with wings happening like stressing and breaking with how those panels are just tabbed on.
Robogeek28
This looks to be a fiddly and fragile looking toy.


It's neat that they were able to get a Tetrajet to transform into a (mostly) G1 looking Seeker toon botmode but he just has too many things wrong with him for me to even consider picking it up.
unicronic
Not feeling it but hope it interests someone.
Shatterpoint
Please let there be a Slipstream too.
xZAOx
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Originally Posted by Ultra BuckNutz View Post
I may be in the minority (or the entirety of the minority for that matter) but I'd rather have seen the rainmakers made into the Tetrajets. I've got so many Starscreams, Thundercrakers, and Skywarps, that I really don't need them in this particular Cybertronian form. Pretty neat nonetheless.
I'm definitely all over *some* version of this mold, but yeah, one of the main seekers isn't it for me. Like you, I'm really sick of the trio (both trios, heh).

But looks awesome Venksta, loved Alicon too, love how old-school G1 they come off!
Coltello
Cool concept, but not for me. The oversized head does throw off the proportions though.
tfwAutobotProwl
My initial impression is yes!
someone finally made these
and a lil bit concerned about the wings

but from a first look it looks somewhat good.

Is the video of the actual product? or is it a prototype? just curious
FatalT 71
I'd be in for a Banshee.
Gauntlet101010
It's cool someone made these, but they aren't for me. While it is definately neat they figured out a way to do the toon model justice, those proportions ... yikes. It's not just the head either, but the torso is too long too. But I don't know what could be done.

It seems like they learned a lot from their Arcee. That was a floppy mess. The Alicon was pretty good, though. These seem better than the Alicon.
Kraken
What sort of size are these? Looks to be large Deluxe/small Voyager ish.
TJOmega
Been wanting someone to do tetrajets for a while now. I like how they're looking, but there is concern with how fiddly the transformation is and how many tiny pegs hold the wing shells together, I feel like it should be wider tabs that have less chance of breaking. As said above, the head is too big so it ends up looking odd. What's also throwing me is using the existing cockpit, since the show models always had the F-15 cockpit, if that could be flipped around for a bubble canopy, I feel like it would keep the chest from looking flat and sunken in.
Blue Meanie
Well, I don't like the proportions, but 99% sure these would stay in Tetrajet mode. So I might give them a pass
MegaHavok
Looks like a knock off of a better designed toy
The design seams sound but it needs better execution and refinement
Cax6ton
The engineering is certainly a lot more than I was originally expecting, and there's a lot of promise there, but the head is a bit off and the thin wings attached to very small fiddly joints is a bit of a concern. Given what we've seen with MMC's airborne squad, we know that some thin plastic can work, but we also know that this isn't MMC. I'm still undecided and would like to see more.
Theprimeoflegen
The head is a tad too big and the hinges for the wings look like they could break very easily.
power3921
Its a pretty nice looking alt mode at least.
MegaMoonMan
Looks better than I thought it would, but I agree about the head - way too big.

I might buy one that isn't in the main trio.
Feralstorm
I don't want any,but I will give props for mostly pulling off the impossible "triangle ship from Space Ace turns into robot with F-15 parts all over it" thing.
echotransformer
Excellent, can't wait for these. Loved Allicon and really want Tetrajets to put next to Hegemon!
Backstop
Just watched the Youtube vid of Thundercracker on Impossible Toys facebook page, it looks like the guy trasnsforming it put some serious pressure on it and nothing broke. So that is a great sign the quality must be good, I guess they used the good plastic on these like they did with Alicon.
Astronopolis
These are definitely designed for a G1 aesthetic. It's pretty obvious with their track record Impossible makes toys to fit with your G1 collection. With that said, these are brilliant and look just like they were designed in a mid-eighties design studio on a drafting table by a Japanese man with a deadline. Definitely not for your classics collection.
igniz1984
If they rework the head, I may bite on these. As is though, the huge head is a turn off.
kibble
Looks neat. Mighta picked them up once upon a time when there was less cool, expensive stuff to buy and I was looser throwing around the cash.
The Dark Seeker
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Originally Posted by FatalT 71 View Post
I'd be in for a Banshee.
I would be too, but the head is too big in my opinion. And that face.....yuck. I hope that is a prototype and they change it. Otherwise, I'll be thanking them too for helping me save money.

*edit* Now that I look closely at the faces......I think I know why I don't like it.
DJW107PRIME
Looks neat but I'll wait for the eventual TFC seekers.
Astronut
This may sound strange, but the plastic sounds cheap. It's the same sound I know from handling very poor KOs. That might not mean anything though.

This isn't for me. The proportions in robot mode looks way off, the transformation is fiddly, the guy looks like he's being sooooo careful not to break anything, the wing pieces are very large. And of course, there's no room for more standard seekers in my collection.
marvoflg
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Originally Posted by Astronut View Post
This may sound strange, but the plastic sounds cheap. It's the same sound I know from handling very poor KOs. That might not mean anything though.

This isn't for me. The proportions in robot mode looks way off, the transformation is fiddly, the guy looks like he's being sooooo careful not to break anything, the wing pieces are very large. And of course, there's no room for more standard seekers in my collection.
No it does not as I had same thoughts about the plastic. All the little tabs on the wings do not seem like the best idea also as I would be concerned about them breaking.

Do not get me wrong it is an awesome concept , I am a worried about the execution though.
Atomatron
great idea, but looks like shit, and if anything like that garbage alicon, avoid avoid danger danger!!
[Wing_Saber-X]
Hmm..they look fragile. I kept thinking that the reviewer might break something during the transformation. pass.
kaos
really hope they pull this off..cool concept..all ways down for con jets
Josh
yeah! the transformation is creative and looks fun. The tetrajet mode is SPOT ON but i cant say i like the bot mode much.

big props to them for goin for the G1 tetrajet design, though!
Outsider4Life
looks nice but seems like the chest/waist piece is too long and the legs are too short.
odeean
I have a lot of Impossible Toys stuff and some of it fills just the right spot. A lot of the criticism comes from that Arcee. If you can forget about that then these can be seen in a better light. I still really want that Alicon. Ever since I learned it is pretty big I have been meaning to pick it up.

I guess price is going to be the big question. I would not mind having a squadron of tetra jets hanging from my ceiling!
halfaway
I have to wait until see some video reviews
-this and the FoC starscreem whats with the big heads?!?
ss4steve
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
That's a really fiddly transformation, if even someone from Impossible Toys gets lost doing it.

I'm not really feeling it. It's a neat idea, but the product itself is completely unimpressive.
This^

That thing looks scary fragile.

I agree that it is a great concept. However, the proportions seem off and looks like you could accidentally snap this thing to pieces at any moment.

Sadly, though I adore the concept, I don't think I am sinking any money into this
Topspin
Looks like a huge piece of shit. Impossible Toys does terrible quality toys, do you guys forget how the Arcee and Paradigm Medic they did a couple years ago fell apart and broke for everyone? Avoid at all costs.
JDK
I feel bad, I'm afraid this project is going to flop. I'd be all in for a tetrajet, so they got the concept right, but it just didn't pan out.
combaticon164
I still cant forget how bad the Arcee was from them.
Backstop
How does something look fragile? I think the guy looked like he was not sure how to transform it so was taking his time. Do most people get a new toy and throw it across the room to see if its strong enough? Looks like the same plastic as Alicon and that was not fragile but very strong. So many people still bitching about the Arcee. should I not buy MP Prowl because my G1 Prowl in 84 Broke his roof? Anyone see the Thundercracker video
Impossibletoys.com TRNS TS-02 : Tetra Squadron - Rebelor Sample Transformation - YouTube
odeean
The Arcee was crap. I bought that and the remold to nightbird. But it was also way back near the beginning of 3rd party toys. I remember before them there was some company called "rabid squirel" I think? They made an even worse one before Impossible Toys. The point is that there has been a progression. I would like to get one in hand to know.
Demonss
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Originally Posted by odeean View Post
The Arcee was crap. I bought that and the remold to nightbird. But it was also way back near the beginning of 3rd party toys. I remember before them there was some company called "rabid squirel" I think? They made an even worse one before Impossible Toys. The point is that there has been a progression. I would like to get one in hand to know.
As a YT reviewer, I've never had much positive to say about IT.. I'd love to see something change my opinion of them for sure.
DoubleClouder
Wow, jet mode looks fantastic. Transformation was a lot more involved than I was expecting. Robot mode looks "ok". Like others have said, not a big fan of the size of the head. If they are competitively priced I'll pick it the main 3 and any of the rainmakers if they come out with them. As far as their other products go. The Arcee was crap, felt like a model kit and was badly painted. Took a risk and I picked up the Alicon. Loved the design and G1 style transformation, only think plastic felt a little bit thin in certain areas and I wish they used heavier plastic. However, I transform mine all the time and it's still fine, but I was expecting more heft similar to Gnaw.

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