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ToyWorld Brainwave Unlicensed Brainstorm Color Images

Posted on 08-07-2013 at 04:46 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Some new images of ToyWorld's Brainwave (unofficial version of Brainstorm) have been posted online, showing off the colors of this unlicensed Headmaster. Brainwave takes a few liberties with the Brainstorm design, offering up one designed in the same vein as the original Brainstorm, but with a slew of its own unique touches. Check out all the images which came to us via Aces Toy Store attached to this post.
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Images for ToyWorld Brainwave Unlicensed Brainstorm Color Images

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motorthing
Hope it's better than HardboneHead.....that was a floppy disappointment.
CZ Hazard
So fucking onboard for this!
Tirade
Looks good to me. So sick of all the FP love. Hardbone is waaaay better than Code.
SurlyJ
Who the hell is this?
Impactor1106
Not Brainstorm!
GammaRay
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Who the hell is this?
Headmasters Brainstorm, I believe.
Jehsee
Agree with some other posts I've seen... the shapes are just too roundy and not angular enough.
Obvious Prime
oh man this one has a faceplate, definitely getting it instead of smart robin now
SurlyJ
It looks like it's made of play dough.
TheBigMachine
I'm sticking with FP on this one. Maybe FP will throw in an alternative head sculpt with the faceplate. Hint, hint...
Impactor1106
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I'm sticking with FP on this one. Maybe FP will throw in an alternative head sculpt with the faceplate. Hint, hint...
I believe we already have a group going to cast a new face plate along with a briefcase for SmartRobin.
Obvious Prime
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Originally Posted by TheBigMachine View Post
I'm sticking with FP on this one. Maybe FP will throw in an alternative head sculpt with the faceplate. Hint, hint...
yeah I gotta agree the fp one looks like a better toy but the faceplate is a dealbreaker for me

but I'm not sure how I feel about this now that I've looked a bit closer at it, he has really weird elbow placement and also his lower torso area just looks kinda off, like the waist should slide back more or something
Kilowog
Very well then... LET IT BE WAR

Samuraidaikon
If Smart Robin has limited shoulder articulation as bad as Code, I might get this instead.
Felixman
IT HAS BEGUN. FIGHT!




~Robotic warriors giving their all!
Fight in disguise, til the victor stands tall!
GROUND ZERO! Defenders of truth! Only the strong will survive!~
TheBigMachine
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IT HAS BEGUN. FIGHT!

http://www.toyworld.jp/pictures/2013/05/X3I2tt.jpg
http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...86540919_n.jpg

~Robotic warriors giving their all!
Fight in disguise, til the victor stands tall!
GROUND ZERO! Defenders of truth! Only the strong will survive!~
In those photos the only things I like better about toy worlds figure is the head & the lower legs (feet in particular). Overall, I still prefer FPs especially if we get an optional head with faceplate. Elbows look awfully high on the Toy World version doesn't it?
Kilowog
HMMMM

But seriously I think I'm leaning to FP's. My main interest in headmasters is well... The Headmasters anime, in which he didn't have a faceplate.

Also I already have (and love) Code.

But that's me.
David Hingtgen
Smart Robin looks 100x better to me.
supervir2
No competition between these two - smart robin hands down
Ra88
This needs a briefcase to win.
Transbot90210
On the plus side, the FP version's head has room to slip in a faceplate. There is a group (sorry I forget the name) making things for FP Smart Robin, maybe a faceplace is a part of it.

The head on the TW version is worlds better than the FP version but the FP version is better every other way (personal opinion) Once a simple faceplate is made then the TW version will no longer be able to compete.
cylor
^I just hope the resin upgrade kit + shipping to Europe doesn't cost as much as Smar Robin...
tekering
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oh man this one has a faceplate, definitely getting it instead of smart robin now
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Originally Posted by TheBigMachine View Post
I'm sticking with FP on this one. Maybe FP will throw in an alternative head sculpt with the faceplate. Hint, hint...
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Originally Posted by Transbot90210 View Post
The head on the TW version is worlds better than the FP version but the FP version is better every other way (personal opinion) Once a simple faceplate is made then the TW version will no longer be able to compete.
Clearly, the majority prefers ToyWorld's head. Since Hardbone's socket is compatible with all the G1 heads -- and HeadRobots upgrade kits -- and Code is not, can we assume these won't be interchangeable?

Personally, I'm dumping my "Smart Robin" immediately and going with this Brainstorm; he's larger, more accurate, and undoubtedly more articulated.
What's more, he's immediately recognizable as the character he's meant to represent (something FansProject always has trouble with).
dominusveritas
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Clearly, the majority prefers ToyWorld's head. Since Hardbone's socket is compatible with all the G1 heads -- and HeadRobots upgrade kits -- and Code is not, can we assume these won't be interchangeable?

Personally, I'm dumping my "Smart Robin" immediately and going with this Brainstorm; he's larger, more accurate, and undoubtedly more articulated.
What's more, he's immediately recognizable as the character he's meant to represent (something FansProject always has trouble with).
Huh...I've never really had trouble identifying who the FP Bots are supposed to be, must be just me...As for the articulation dig, also not seeing that to be the case. But I hope you enjoy Toyworld's version, they've manged to do pretty well to date.
tekering
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As for the articulation dig, also not seeing that to be the case.
Past experience -- Hardbone vs. Code in particular -- and the obvious shoulder kibble on Smart Robin looks restrictive...

Still, we are certainly spoiled for choice. FansProject and ToyWorld are both reliable companies with top-notch figures under their belts, and there's no reason not to expect both Brainstorm figures to be excellent. It's a damn sight better than what HasTak has given us.
darthsutius
Surely a version of Highbrow would have made SHITLOADS more sense...I picked up Hardbone on the basis that he didn't appear on the FP design sheet:



And there's no Highbrow there either, so that would have been an easy yes from me. There's also the issue of scale and price. I'm quite alright with Hardhead being bigger than the other Autobot Headmasters, but the rest I'll want to be more or less comparable with each other. If Dickbraintstorm is a similar size to Hardbone, that would be a problem for me, as well as pricing.
darthsutius
I also wouldn't be surprised if FP's Brainstorm has an optional faceplate, given the variable head design of Broadside...
Impactor1106
Since Hardbone went for what? $100. I would not be surprised if Mastheader goes for the same. Since Smart Robin is going for $69, that is where I'll be going.
Scaleface
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And there's no Highbrow there either, so that would have been an easy yes from me. There's also the issue of scale and price. I'm quite alright with Hardhead being bigger than the other Autobot Headmasters, but the rest I'll want to be more or less comparable with each other. If Dickbraintstorm is a similar size to Hardbone, that would be a problem for me, as well as pricing.
I don't see your logic there... You are saying a JET should be smaller than a TANK to look right?

I'm thinking Toyworld is not that worried about FansProject. They are both doing their own thing. Very different in size class, style and compatibility. Where Code is a tiny, inarticulate incompatible, wrongly colored toy, Hardbone is not. I'd hope Toyworld makes the whole Headmaster line! Nothing FP makes is comparable.
Tirade
Based on FP's Code, one can expect smart robin to have a similarily lacking hm pilot/companion. Code's hm is sooo simplistic, barely a step up from G1 articulation. Worse yet, FP has made there hm bodies compatible with just their pilots/partners. Those are deal breakers for me.
daimchoc
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Since Hardbone went for what? $100. I would not be surprised if Mastheader goes for the same. Since Smart Robin is going for $69, that is where I'll be going.
Mastheader?
Impactor1106
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Mastheader?
Really?
Jehsee
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Based on FP's Code, one can expect smart robin to have a similarily lacking hm pilot/companion. Code's hm is sooo simplistic, barely a step up from G1 articulation. Worse yet, FP has made there hm bodies compatible with just their pilots/partners. Those are deal breakers for me.
Personally liked Code's HM more than Hardbone's... it's just more functional, stable and attractive... both as a head and as a bot.
Impactor1106
Also want to point out though that I think it is great that we, the fandom, have a choice of which version of the figure to get.
daimchoc
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Did you miss the title of your own thread?
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Really?
Note that the thread was renamed by the mods. For all I know its a typo for HeadMaster. I don't even see that name at the Toyworld site. So, if you folks have a better answer than asking me back a question, please let me know.
Jehsee
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Also want to point out though that I think it is great that we, the fandom, have a choice of which version of the figure to get.
Yeah... pretty nuts considering the character is fairly obscure.
Scaleface
Does that make Grind Rod a Bot-Throttler?

The Headmasters were the stars of a whole series in Japan. Not that obscure.
Impactor1106
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Note that the thread was renamed by the mods. For all I know its a typo for HeadMaster. I don't even see that name at the Toyworld site. So, if you folks have a better answer than asking me back a question, please let me know.
I just assumed you saw the title of the thread every time you posted on it. No need to get your knickers in a twist - everything is cool - thanks
daimchoc
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I just assumed you saw the title of the thread every time you posted on it. No need to get your knickers in a twist - everything is cool - thanks
So, you don't know the name then...
Zavien
Think this version will be cheaper than FP?
daimchoc
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Think this version will be cheaper than FP?
It should be at around the same price point as Hardbone, if not cheaper. It might cost more as it will be much larger than what FP has.
Impactor1106
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So, you don't know the name then...
I wasn't the one questioning Mastheader Bub - anyway, time to move on - What an awesome week of reveals this has been - Can't wait to see the preorders go up for all this stuff. - BTW - I do appreciate you creating the separate threads for these guys - good job.
darthsutius
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I don't see your logic there... You are saying a JET should be smaller than a TANK to look right?

I'm thinking Toyworld is not that worried about FansProject. They are both doing their own thing. Very different in size class, style and compatibility. Where Code is a tiny, inarticulate incompatible, wrongly colored toy, Hardbone is not. I'd hope Toyworld makes the whole Headmaster line! Nothing FP makes is comparable.
For starters, all of the headmasters turn into BS future-land alt modes, so your scale argument falls over straight away! But apart from that, anyone who tries to collect TF's where the alt modes are in scale with each other is going to go crazy pretty quickly. Best to ignore it altogether. The way the bot modes scale with each other is far more important IMHO, which is what I was referring to.

The Toyworld releases are generally $99 (a fair price given their size) while FP's are going for $69 (possibly a little overpriced for their size, but the company has a little more reputation behind them). If both companies end up releasing all 7 main original headmasters, the overall price difference will be $693 versus $483. That's going to be a consideration for a lot of us.
daimchoc
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Originally Posted by Impactor1106 View Post
I wasn't the one questioning Mastheader Bub - anyway, time to move on - What an awesome week of reveals this has been - Can't wait to see the preorders go up for all this stuff. - BTW - I do appreciate you creating the separate threads for these guys - good job.
Really?

Wasn't that your response?... Anyway, I've asked the mods to clarify. I'm getting this figure. Hopefully, it's not as costly as Hardbone.
Cyclonus79
I'm picking this guy up for sure. After Toyworlds version of hardhead it's hard to say no to. Iv had no problems with my version ( floppy joints , etc.) so as far as I'm concerned, toyworld an fansproject are both , at this point, equal to me.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Felixman View Post
IT HAS BEGUN. FIGHT!

http://www.toyworld.jp/pictures/2013/05/X3I2tt.jpg
http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...86540919_n.jpg

~Robotic warriors giving their all!
Fight in disguise, til the victor stands tall!
GROUND ZERO! Defenders of truth! Only the strong will survive!~
Neither of them look that much like Brainstrom. Unless Brainstorm went from intellectual to roided up brawler.

But at least Toyworld's head is good.

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