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New Images of Headrobots Tauros and Ronin

Posted on 03-24-2012 at 01:12 AM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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More Headrobots news! After todays reveals of Darksol, Savant and Courageous, the 3rd Party Group decided not to stop. They've updated their Facebook page with new images of Ronin (ROTF Banzaitron Upgrade kit) and new images of Tauros (Generations Skullgrin upgrade kit) have been uploaded via their Twitter. These new pics show some of the functions of the weapons. Tauros' sword can be stored in vehicle mode and Ronin's sword and cannon can be combined for stabbing AND shooting action. The group also adds a disclaimer, that these are not final images of the new products and that they will most likely change before release.

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masishadow
Dear god...Headrobots wants all the money.
Nerdicon
Damn you headrobots... I didn't wanna buy these... Now I have to BUY ALL THE HEADROBOTS!!!
Tiller
Yo headrobots guys. I love the stuff you put out. But every gun you make the end of the barrel doesn't have much detail on it and doesn't seem to be like the front of a gun. Any way you guys could do some indentation sculpting to make it look like something comes out of the barrel?

Minor issue that probably only bothers me. But I think it's useful feedback.
masishadow
I kind of do want to see Ronin next to Blood for side-by-side comparison. Hope that they're different enough that I don't have to put em on opposite sides of the shelf....what shelf? I mean storage unit MISB...*cry*
ORIO
No interest in Ronin, but Skullgrins new sword is f'n badass. Depending on the head (I really like the Generations head sculpt) I may get that set for the sword alone
Torque
But where is Drone?
PlanckEpoch
Really loving Ronin. I can't wait to get it. Gonna look great next to Bludgeon. I really like the addition of the gun to help differentiate the characters!
Lbsammills51
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No interest in Ronin, but Skullgrins new sword is f'n badass. Depending on the head (I really like the Generations head sculpt) I may get that set for the sword alone
Same here, the sword and extra parts look nice and I like how Headrobots works them into the alt mode as they tend to do.
ORIO
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But where is Drone?
Wherever he is, I hope it's up for preorder soon!
Quickswitch
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Originally Posted by ORIO View Post
No interest in Ronin, but Skullgrins new sword is f'n badass. Depending on the head (I really like the Generations head sculpt) I may get that set for the sword alone
I was pretty much set on selling off my Generations Skullgrin, but after seeing these pics I might have to keep him. I even bought his original 80's toy dual-cannons but finding a place to put them in tank mode has proven difficult. :-/

I like the generations head sculpt too, I feel if they were going to make him a new head he should also have his 80's Robot-Mode head included as that was also a part of the character.

-Quickswitch
deathsheadx
if they dropped the weird nose they had the artwork sporting i might get Ronin
barrelks
I'll grab both, didn't really like the original head that came with Banzi, and that Skullgrin upgrade is all kinds of win. I am just wondering if I need to track down a Tomahawk and a Mindwipe. Didn't really have much of a use for either, but may be interested in that Mindwipe upgrade, even though I still don't like the figure much.
Murasame
Boah cool
kiyoshioni
Crap, I was gonna pass on these, but the new accessories are changing my mind.
daytimeninja
This is fitting right after the article I wrote about them on my blog!
headrobots
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This is fitting right after the article I wrote about them on my blog!
that's why it got posted, way too much news for us for one day but had to give you the ole' name-check

the nose isn't changing unless we get 1,000 US from someone to modify the steel tools. It is accurate to what we are paying tribute to. If it gets changed we would get ANOTHER batch of people posting about how it's not accurate any more so sorry, it's staying.

The same thing happened with Cobra, lots of complaints about the proto colors and then when we changed them MORE people came from nowhere to complain about the change and say they preferred the original. Since then we do what we want, can't make everyone happy and we don't care about tons of people buying our stuff.

About the gun, believe us, we know. With our attention to details it's not something we prefer but there is a reason it's like that and old-school guns are like that. Having a proper barrel would make the mold from a two part into a 3 part mold and the cost change is significant. This is pasted from somewhere else but explains why we have to manage stuff like that:

headrobots basically works like an internal pyramid/ponzi scheme. each previous project pays for the tooling for future projects. we'll see how much we can invest after 2 more releases and by then we should be able to tool savant and darksol at the same time. If we ever go negative on any project it's really not worth it to us to continue and try to dig ourselves out with our own money so we would just stop headrobots.
Timesynch
Neat, though I'm looking more forward to their Tomahawk/Whirl (and possibly Vortex) head kits.
[Wing_Saber-X]
nice! Ronin totally is a possible buy for me!
knobbycon
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that's why it got posted, way too much news for us for one day but had to give you the ole' name-check

the nose isn't changing unless we get 1,000 US from someone to modify the steel tools. It is accurate to what we are paying tribute to. If it gets changed we would get ANOTHER batch of people posting about how it's not accurate any more so sorry, it's staying.

The same thing happened with Cobra, lots of complaints about the proto colors and then when we changed them MORE people came from nowhere to complain about the change and say they preferred the original. Since then we do what we want, can't make everyone happy and we don't care about tons of people buying our stuff.
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All the recent stuff looks awesome, don't let the cowardly, puerile basement dweller fan boys let you think otherwise. I plan on buying every figure you've made recently.
Astrotrain85
Ronin is bought on sight but i`ll waiting for more pictures of Taurus before take a decision.
SG hailstorm
Totally buying the skullgrin upgrade
RedAlert Rescue
My General opinion on such things remains the same which is that I'd only really want a new head to dress up a repaint - but the Banzaitron gun seems nice and I like the Skullgrin weapon and kneepads/armpads.

Not a priority to me but they are interesting.

The Banzai-tron head could be a bit better though.
Necro Prime
Ok
Necro Prime
Ok. Definite score on the Skullgrin add-on. Preordered on sight.
igniz1984
headrobots will be getting a lot of my money this year. Ronin, Tauros, savant, and darksol will all be bought as soon as preorders are available. I hope ronin and tauros aren't to far from release! All of your kits are awesome guys, keep up the good work!
daytimeninja
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headrobots will be getting a lot of my money this year. Ronin, Tauros, savant, and darksol will all be bought as soon as preorders are available. I hope ronin and tauros aren't to far from release! All of your kits are awesome guys, keep up the good work!
Agreed! I'm personally hoping for Ronin right after Blood DX.
phoenix88
Ronin looks incredibly nifty. Really digging Tauros too! Hope these 2 and Drone come out soon!
ORIO
I can't wait to see Savant all finished up and standing next to Hardhead
xanthax
Even more headrobots goodness. I've been all in with these guys since I got the little cobra headmaster a few years back.
Fast_Draw
More teases! I'm very interested in both.
daytimeninja
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Ronin looks incredibly nifty. Really digging Tauros too! Hope these 2 and Drone come out soon!
Blood DX will most likely be the next release after Centurion, but hopefully Ronin will be shortly after that!
Automorpher
Well at this point of time, I guess having a transformable drone is more priority than weapons upgrade. (At least for me)

I hope we're getting one afterall.
Scaleface
Interesting sorta-news. People say that Headrobots is attending the third party party outside Botcon put on by Captured Prey. Be nice to hear from them again, as they seem to have gone silent for a half hear. Last we heard from them they said Ronin was their next release.
dinordi
Long live HR!
CodeXCDM
Tauros is actually kind of neat... and makes me not want to get rid of Skullgrin now... hm...

Dansproject
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Long live HR!
I can't add anything to that! Um...word?
supervir2
I was just wondering to myself yesterday if they were still around...particularly w FP/TW doing Headmasters, did they lose their niche? I really liked what they had shown for their Savant and to a lesser extent, Darksol...we'll see I guess.
rbarron64
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I was just wondering to myself yesterday if they were still around...particularly w FP/TW doing Headmasters, did they lose their niche? I really liked what they had shown for their Savant and to a lesser extent, Darksol...we'll see I guess.
Agreed. I picked up a sky hammer and mind wipe just for these sets
beangrower
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Agreed. I picked up a sky hammer and mind wipe just for these sets
Same here. Its gonna be a long time before the ones for mw and sh pop up and by themn...I'm pretty sure ill have lost interest. Especially with other third party companies on board producing full figure headmasters. Its too bad they are such a small group in this industry as their designs are unique and fresh.
Gauntlet101010
Well ... they aren't the only game in town anymore in regards to Headmasters and even FP is likely to beat them in regards to releasing figures. Although I still want their take on Mindwipe and I'm down for their Skullgrin, Headrobot's is their own worst enemy because they just can't get their ideas out the door fast enough. A great example is their Trailbreaker. I think a lot of people would have bought that before Hasbro released their version.

They seem like a VERY small company. And other companies are willing to take greater risks. Even Unique Toys, really. They have a full 5 member combiner. I have to compare that unfavourably to HR's decision not to press forward with their Dark Scorpinok add-ons. Their caution is probably because they can't afford to lose out on even one of their products, but they are timing themselves right out of sales.
Scaleface
FansProject doesn't make "Headmasters", they make incompatable heads that fit nothing but each other. Headrobots, Junkion Blacksmith and Toyworld make Headmasters.
Gauntlet101010
Well, it'd be nice if FP's Hadmasters accomodated the same design everyone else uses, that's for sure. But that's neither here nor there in regards to the topic.
trence5
anyone know when HR's Ronin is due to drop? I saw Vange1us's review


I WANT IT!
sj88nc
He'll ya me too
lucas maximus
been waiting on these for a long time. would be nice to see them soon.
trence5
is there a targeted release date for these yet?
Slimaximus
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is there a targeted release date for these yet?
good question HR has been pretty quiet lately, still wish they would make their Trailbreaker

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