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TFcon 2012 Third Party Panel Coverage

Posted on 07-28-2012 at 02:26 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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By way of a complicated system involving Twitter, a carrier pigeon or two, and a chap named after a popular kind of cookie we are able to bring you coverage of the TFcon 2012 Third Party panel! Refresh this post for the latest news on what is in store from the Third Party Groups down the way.

First up is BTS Toys with their next production BTS-06 Nova Lord, 21 inches tall unofficial custom Overlord. Test shot should be shown around about December.

More pictures of the Demolition Crue Apex & Geminus, aka unofficial Twin Twist and Topspin from Mech Ideas. They also make some pretty cool Transformers themed iPhone cases.

A gray resin prototype of iGear's PP-04 Cliffjumper was shown.

Headrobots are making their first full Transformers project, Big Road aka Trailbreaker! This was shown before, now confirmed to be happening. Also shown is the Headrobots Iguana, still in the works.

No new announcements from TFC Toys or Dr Wu.

Hexatron (Sixshot) from Mastermind Collectibles "has no firm release date, some time in the next year".

Mastermind Collectibles teased their next Reformatted release after Hexatron and Prominion. Named Ferocious, it looks like they are making an unofficial update to Predaking. Slides with silhouettes of the five Predacons were shown (we have four of them here for you to enjoy right now plus the combined mode)

FansProject teased with a selection of new projects - a silhouette was shown of their Menasor, which we saw the two Stunticons for earlier today, and also of something called "Function X" - their take on Headmasters! Shown was a concept of something that looked like a hybrid of Brainstorm and Transformers Zone Sonic Bomber. There were also concepts shown for a version of Chromedome, Weirdwolf, Mindwipe and the Optimus Prime Alligator done as a Headmaster, based on the classic Generation 1 episode City of Steel. And a Gogdog-pleaser, FansProject are also doing a Minerva as a part of the Function X series! The first Function X release is due in September

More from FansProject. They have a second set of Insecticon remolds / reuses coming called Warbug where the Insects have vehicle modes instead of bugs. Backfiery is a jet, and the other two are tanks.

Check out the full slides from the presentation here!
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Shatterpoint
Nova Lord's gonna be very pricey if he's 21 inches tall.
shamanking282
Overlord! OMG!!!! BTS.... well.... I hope it ends up better than Sonicron.
PredaconElder
Hasbro better catch up.
Impactor1106
I don't care who makes it - OVERLORD!!!! That with a lot of Wreckers coming out - OMG!!!!!
supervir2
Bleep yeah! I don't care if that is BTS, it looks promising
Kraken
A 21 Inch tall Overlord??? Sweet baby Jesus...
Sinnertwin
Holy shit

OVERLOOOOOORD FINALLY
jerminator
iGear CJ's proportions are way too wonky and off for my taste. Looks like he has floaties for feet, and spaghetti thin limbs with a big ol' gut.
Mechafire
Overlord?

21 inches tall?

Holy SHIT
guard convoy
i want that overlord inside me........

DON'T JUDGE ME!
Hothouse Prime
It's like LSOTW has taken over 3P products for the next year... And that's an awesome thing!
Kraken
Does that mean that Head Robots are going ahead with their Trailbreaker? Cool if so.

That Cliffjumper looks terrible.
Impactor1106
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Originally Posted by Hothouse Prime View Post
It's like LSOTW has taken over 3P products for the next year... And that's an awesome thing!
Exactly what I was trying to say - just couldn't get into words due to orgasming at the same time!!! lol
Tekkaman Blade
Overlord, Awesome!
Secretcode
Oh cool Overlo-

Oooooh. It's made by the guys who did Sonicron. Fuck that shit.
jerminator
All the Overlord lovers who didn't buy Sonicron should thank those of us who took a gamble on Ol' Floppybot. It funded kickassocity down the road lol.
supervir2
*refresh* Need moar info! Today has has far surpassed the unveilings at botcon (for my personal collecting needs)
Grimlock_13
Yeah, hopefully Overlord turns out better than Sonicron.

So many awesome things announced today. And it's pathetic how terrible it makes most of Hasbro's upcoming releases look.
Rotorstorm
Nova Lord, maybe, if it comes with Mega Child then it's a definite must.

Not sure based on how well Sonicron came out though.
Mechafire
MMC Predaking

MMC PREDAKING

HNNNNNNNNGH
daimchoc
YEASH!!! Predaking!!!

Pencoin
Overlord, Predaking, Menasor, Trailbreaker and all the other good stuff absolutely fantastic! I feel like we only need the Protectobots, Dinobots and of course Blitzwing! to have a near complete G1 cast (Or at least all the important ones)
Impactor1106
Holy crap!!! MMC is doing PREDAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nemesis251
If anybody else was making this=

BTS=cue The Price is Right horns.
Sol Fury
Mastermind Collectibles are making a combiner and that combiner is PREDAKING!
tantrum
MMC Predaking ? not feeling much for novalord
supervir2
Time to start making a list...
Hothouse Prime
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MMC Predaking

MMC PREDAKING

HNNNNNNNNGH
They better hustle on this one... If Hexatron is "within the next year" and prominion is at least 4-6 months behind this, then Predaking may be 24 months out.

DAMN!
Burnout
PREDAKING?!!! GIGGITY GIGGITY GI-GAHTEEEEEYYY!!!! Omfg i am giddy! And then comes the overlord announcement....man hasbro really is losing out by not doing these characters or doing them proper.....means more money for 3rd party folk.
supervir2
So, are reps from each group there or did they just send along some pics and info for the presentation?
Jonny Napalm
..Predaking? Oh good God. *faints*
Sol Fury
Individual mode slides for MMC Predaking is up.
Kraken
Fans Project HEADMASTERS!!!
Incepticon
Sorry, but that Trailbreaker looks like complete shit.

Predacons/Predaking, however, I'm definitely interested in seeing more of. Really like the sharp angles of it.
Jonny Napalm
That Razorclaw silhouette looks like it wants to take me to bed!
Optimus1116
Omg, Predaking is going to make a lot of wallets hurt. While all the combiners that have been made recently are great, I'm kinda sad that Defensor doesn't get any love
bluesparrow
Alligator Prime is a weird choice!
theestampede
fansproject and headmasters is damned exciting.

id really rather see original stuff over homage figures though.

also, doe it look as though their general aesthetic has changed for a number of these? i wonder if they got a new designer
supervir2
Like the FP teases - they really do have a bleep-ton on their plate at the moment.
PredaconElder
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Sorry, but that Trailbreaker looks like complete shit.
More than that, what is the point in making a third party Trailbreaker? Hasbro is going to make Traibreaker eventually. Trailbreaker/Hoist and Skids are all that is left of the original cars aside from the minibots.
Nemesis251
Does FP have a new/different designer? Those designs dont look like the style they normally have.
Mechafire
HOLY SHIT

is that

is that MINERVA?!

HNNNNNNNNNNNNGH
Astronut
Oh lord.. So glad MMC has jumped on the combiner trend, and so glad they're doing Predaking. looks awesome!
Cheebs
3rd parties are stepping it up big time! I don't know how long this can last before there are just too many 3p toys and not enough fan dollars to keep the whole thing from collapsing in on itself, but It's a great ride!

...and I want almost everything shown.


Hasbro is officially surpassed for this year. MMC and FP are now 1A and 1B. Can't wait to see how Hasbro comes back swinging. Amazingness is sure to come from all sides.
MyTea Boc
Coooooooooooooooool!!!!
supervir2
Weirdwolf, Chromedone, and Mindwipe!!!
Cast
Well I would rather have had an MMC overlord but this doesn't mean I wont see it, I really hope some one messed up and that overlord isn't 21 inches tall, that is just insane and well kinda pointless if he's mean to fit with any classics line, I guess he could be an MP though.
Scaleface
Headmaster Alligator Optimus Prime! HA!

I'd guess he will also come out in Skullcruncher colors.

Frognal
Is it weird that I'm most excited about that Alligator Prime Headmaster?

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