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Pictorial Review of TFC Toys Madblender and Hercules

Posted on 01-20-2012 at 03:43 PM by ORIO under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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2005 Board member pingth has recieved the final figure from TFC Toys Hercules set, Madblender. Along with some gorgeous shots of Madblender in robot and vehicle mode, pingth has provided us with some photos of the big bad we've all been waiting for, HERCULES!

It's been a long road for fans of this project from the first test shots of Exgraver in arm mode to the pictuers attached to this news post. TFW's attempt at wrangling all of the rapidly incoming news from this project resulted in one thread, The TFC Hercules Megathread. As of this moment, The Mega Thread has been viewed 604,499 times!

Enjoy the pictures here by clicking the title bar and be sure to check back over the next week as more fans will be completing this giant. So be sure to check out all of the incoming pictures from this project on the 2005 Boards!
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CyclonuS_ZerO
Bahhhhhh bbts needs to get these last two naoooooo!!!!
megatroptimus
He might be my favorite member of the group. I dig the clean alt mode... and the fact that he completes Hercules.
Gilgamesh
Well, finally!

It looks awesome all around.
Trailbreaker77
Nice, looks like my set will have to wait until after the new year.
tb-1599
so now that all the figures are out does anybody know what the "secret" is surrounding Herc?? Unless its already been figured out and I just missed it completley.
The Bucket Kitten
Devastator looks F*cking Awesome.
Incepticon
Alt mode looks great, but that's easily my least favorite looking bot mode of the bunch. I think virtually all of them could have done well with slightly smaller heads.

But Herc... wow. Nice to see it completed. Possibly the most epic figure(s) in the past couple of years.
Omega_Sentinel
I have the first 4.
I REALLY hope you don't have to have his legs at such a wide stance.
I would hate to pose him doing the splits all the time.
Yobuster
Wow it looks awesome! I can't wait. so is the stability pretty good with all strong joint connections?
vektsilver
Come on TFsource get em in get em in.

Neckbreaker is on his way and waiting on MB to come in. This is how you get the label plastic crack.

Hasbro if they were smart would buy the rights to the design and resell it under the actual name of devastator it would make bank.

EDIT " oh hey is the SECRET included with mad blender cause the visor is not really a secret."
Kaijumaster
anyone have the (what was it called) T.H.C. optimus to pose with him?

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Originally Posted by vektsilver View Post
EDIT " oh hey is the SECRET included with mad blender cause the visor is not really a secret."
I'm pretty sure the visor can be considered the secret. but if not the secret may also be that this was finished 3 months early!
clonemanager
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Originally Posted by vektsilver View Post
Come on TFsource get em in get em in.
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Hasbro if they were smart would buy the rights to the design and resell it under the actual name of devastator it would make bank.
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It is all about the Money... I 'd be shocked if TFC can send a dude to talk to the (tv program) ~the Shark Tank @ABC to present a deal... Or perhaps , if that could happen... I guess it could be great if TFC just talk to the Hasbro first.. if they are interested to buy that mold..

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Now I am just waiting for Reprolabels......

Nice pic... allow me to add a caption... "Pack your stuff home !!"
Tiller
Ugh that's too much junk hanging off the most unfitting places. Like I have said before the lack of ankle articulation hurts all these guys. These things just don't appeal to me much as I initially thought they would. This just seals it.
ruinnatn
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Originally Posted by Kaijumaster View Post
anyone have the (what was it called) T.H.C. optimus to pose with him?



I'm pretty sure the visor can be considered the secret. but if not the secret may also be that this was finished 3 months early!
I do. It's THS 02. I plan on displaying him with devy but I won't have mine till Tuesday. If no ones taken the pic by then I certainly will.
Fretburn
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Originally Posted by ruinnatn View Post
I do. It's THS 02. I plan on displaying him with devy but I won't have mine till Tuesday. If no ones taken the pic by then I certainly will.
I really don't understand why anyone would take such drastically out of scale figures and put them together. THS-02 Optimus is so small that the individual Constructicons would be Devestator scaled to him.
cliffjumperftw1
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Originally Posted by clonemanager View Post
It is all about the Money... I 'd be shocked if TFC can send a dude to talk to the (tv program) ~the Shark Tank @ABC to present a deal... Or perhaps , if that could happen... I guess it could be great if TFC just talk to the Hasbro first.. if they are interested to buy that mold..
If they did, it would be monumentally awsome...
G1Jetfire
The mixing drum gimmick is sort of cool in bot mode, but misproportioned in alt mode. Not my fav of the 6, but it looks great as Herc's leg in gestalt mode.
gijoeben1
does the cement drum fit on his back in robot mode at all?
pingth
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Originally Posted by tb-1599 View Post
so now that all the figures are out does anybody know what the "secret" is surrounding Herc?? Unless its already been figured out and I just missed it completley.
I don't really see any secret with madblender or the completion of the whole hercules set. There isn't any extra items that comes along with the madblender except its own accessories. Well, we wait and see if others learn any secret(s) and enlight all of us.
pingth
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Originally Posted by Omega_Sentinel View Post
I have the first 4.
I REALLY hope you don't have to have his legs at such a wide stance.
I would hate to pose him doing the splits all the time.
I can't quite make the legs closer together due to the grith of structor and madblender (both being voyager figures) and the ratchet count you are able to adjust on the thighs (ie from heavy labor).
adambman
So, Neckbreaker is in at bbts and I presume several other places... anybody have an idea when Madblender's coming? I was under the impression the last two were originally coming in March and April respectively. If this was true, I wonder if they pushed to get ahead of Giant's release dates.
pingth
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Originally Posted by Yobuster View Post
Wow it looks awesome! I can't wait. so is the stability pretty good with all strong joint connections?
The stability is good as far the feet are concerned. Joints seem ok for me so far except that the elbow joint / swivel of my neckbreaker is a bit loose compared to exgraver, not sure if it is just my figure. If it is just my figure, I guess I'll try to figure out much later how I may try to tighten it or something.

I have seen people posing hercules on one foot and the other making a kick, I am not really a huge fan of that but I guess it can be done. I haven't done any ratchet joint change to the heavy labor as well, just keeping it as a spare at the moment.
pingth
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Originally Posted by Kaijumaster View Post
anyone have the (what was it called) T.H.C. optimus to pose with him?
I personally do not own THS Optimus Prime, so can't fulfill that request for now but I can try to take photos of other similar figures of similar size to THS Optimus Prime. I think perhaps the more appropriate figure to match the Hercules may be the classic Optimus Prime, I can try to take a picture of Hercules with classic Optimus Prime but I think most people would have already seen that in some preview pictures of Hercules whereby Hercules was handing the classic Optimus Prime by his head etc.

Otherwise I think another tfw member did mention that he owns the THS Optimus Prime and he will be able to post picture of that with Hercules at a later time. I have to be out today, so will try to get take the picture of Hercules with some other classic figures much later on.
pingth
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Originally Posted by Tiller View Post
Ugh that's too much junk hanging off the most unfitting places. Like I have said before the lack of ankle articulation hurts all these guys. These things just don't appeal to me much as I initially thought they would. This just seals it.
I guess each to his/her preferences.
pingth
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Originally Posted by G1Jetfire View Post
The mixing drum gimmick is sort of cool in bot mode, but misproportioned in alt mode. Not my fav of the 6, but it looks great as Herc's leg in gestalt mode.
The mixing drum on madblender can actually be split into 8 parts, I like to attach them in the manner I did in the pictures but you can use the quarters of the mixing drum and you'll have 8 quarters altogether to attach at the many ports (mech tech ports ?!?) they have on the madblender figure, then each piece may then appear to be smaller.
pingth
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Originally Posted by gijoeben1 View Post
does the cement drum fit on his back in robot mode at all?
Hmmm, I didn't think of that. Good question, I'll explore much later on and let you know again as I have to be out today.
pingth
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Originally Posted by adambman View Post
So, Neckbreaker is in at bbts and I presume several other places... anybody have an idea when Madblender's coming? I was under the impression the last two were originally coming in March and April respectively. If this was true, I wonder if they pushed to get ahead of Giant's release dates.
I guess it is a goodwill Chinese kind of thing. They tried and I guess they managed to complete the entire set before Chinese new year or before all of them go for their Chinese new year holidays, which can be an extended kind of holidays for the Chinese especially at the china side (about 15 days which equals to half a month). Hence that was why they factor it some buffer and state the date of release to be much later, but they did it and everyone can enjoy this epic set much earlier than expected.

Also thanks to Robotkingdom where I bought my entire set from, they are the online store based in HongKong. I (and I believe many others as well) am able to receive our Hercules set before the Chinese new year is also because of the effort they put into packing and shipping before the festive holidays!
JukeOutlander
One more to go!
brr-icy
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One more to go!
this is the last one. can we see a pic in his g1 configuration? (drum on back, center of the chest shield as guns above his head, and wheels along his arms) looks great though, i can't wait to get mine
pingth
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Originally Posted by brr-icy View Post
this is the last one. can we see a pic in his g1 configuration? (drum on back, center of the chest shield as guns above his head, and wheels along his arms) looks great though, i can't wait to get mine
Ok, am out so I am not able to take pictures of madblender in this configuration, will try to do so when I am able to if other members who has madblender has not posted the picture in requested configuration.
maxirod
This is beyond my wettest dream......
Necare
I've been out of purchasing tfs for a while amd am in the mode of downsizinf my collection to those items I really want, but this beast just dragged me back to the spending table. Just pruchased all 6 figures...4 from toy arena w/free shipping, 1 from BBTS, and 1 from robot kingdom for only a few dollars more w/shipping!

So excited! Hoping this doesnt reopen the flood gates!
Stormcrow
Looking at the 5 on my desk right now, hoping Madblender shows up today. I've resisted the urge to combine them so far. Havent even transformed any of them into their "limb" modes yet, but damn it's tempting.
wontonbot
i preordered both from robotkingdom and apparently they shipped both on the 17th...its out for delivery for me today...cant wait!!!
pingth
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Originally Posted by brr-icy View Post
this is the last one. can we see a pic in his g1 configuration? (drum on back, center of the chest shield as guns above his head, and wheels along his arms) looks great though, i can't wait to get mine
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Originally Posted by gijoeben1 View Post
does the cement drum fit on his back in robot mode at all?
Hi, when I got home, I tried to see if the cement drum can be fitted at the back of madblender and I guess the answer is no, but for the laser / guns (which is the chest shield) to be attached over his head, that is not a problem. Please see the picture:



If I am to mis-transform madblender, then the drum can be fitted at his back but it just make the robot mode looks stupid:





But I guess for myself personally, I don't see it as a big disadvantage or problem fitting the different parts of the mixing drum as laser / canons elsewhere etc.
pingth
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Originally Posted by Kaijumaster View Post
anyone have the (what was it called) T.H.C. optimus to pose with him?
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Originally Posted by Omega_Sentinel View Post
I REALLY hope you don't have to have his legs at such a wide stance.
I would hate to pose him doing the splits all the time.
The picture below shows the closest distance I can possibly put the feet of the combined mode. I don't have a THS Optimus Prime, but I do have a DOTM cyberverse Optimus Prime, I think they are of similar size if I am not wrong. So it size difference looks like this:



And more than that, I used a classic Henkei Optimus Prime as size comparison which I thought is the more appropriate scale:




brr-icy
thanks for the pics, the mixing drum was the lowest of priorities out of the three things, the arms look ok, and the lasers over the head help the bot mode incredibly. mixing drum can stay as guns lol
Computer5
I am a bit disappointed that the drum can't store on his back without looking retarded. Oh wells, life goes on.
Bountyan
Is there a way to mistransform him so he actually has light piping?
UnicronFTW
I think I've said it before, but I'll say it again...
The combined form is amazing. The seperate components look like crap.
Skyfire21
You can store the drum on his back while still having him properly transformed. Looks a tad bit funny, but that's only because a big mixing drum is on his back lol. It doesn't wobble or anything.

Cell phone pic.
DJCHARTERS
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Originally Posted by Skyfire21 View Post
You can store the drum on his back while still having him properly transformed. Looks a tad bit funny, but that's only because a big mixing drum is on his back lol. It doesn't wobble or anything.

Cell phone pic.
http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/s...-18-21_464.jpg
I was waiting to see if you could do this. It guve it that g1 look i thought it was missing. Cant wait to get my hands of him now!
pingth
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Originally Posted by Bountyan View Post
Is there a way to mistransform him so he actually has light piping?
Hmmm....not that I know how. Let's see if any others are able to find any ways around it.
kaseycuyler
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Originally Posted by Skyfire21 View Post
You can store the drum on his back while still having him properly transformed. Looks a tad bit funny, but that's only because a big mixing drum is on his back lol. It doesn't wobble or anything.

Cell phone pic.
http://i565.photobucket.com/albums/s...-18-21_464.jpg
If only that was always possible. I tired that with mine and it doesn't hold in place at all. That part it connects to is either cut too big or not cut in enough
tb-1599
has anybody painted the cement drum purple yet??
charsdc2
E-P-I-C!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Rattrap Primal
Prepare for extermination!!
optimoshik
i'm looking to buy them, but the prices are too high!!! do you know maybe a store that sell&ship for a normal price to israel?

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