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Xovergen Godbomber Apex Armor Trailerforce-02

Posted on 11-02-2013 at 11:37 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Xovergen, who previously brought fans such releases as the Grand Patriot Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime and the Masterarmor Powermaster Optimus Prime have revealed their latest project on their Facebook. Their as yet unnamed Trailerforce-02 is a take on the Transformers character Godbomber / Apex Bomber, a secondary trailer to Powermaster Optimus Prime's Japanese incarnation Super Ginrai who would combine with the base figure to form God Ginrai / Apex Armor Optimus Prime. Like the original, this product is speculated to be more than just another robot; the Masterarmor box teased a possible God Ginrai form, this new unofficial Transformer from Xovergen just might be the realisation of that ambition.
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mapatel
Interesting. Any word if we need the first trailerforce for this guy? I was seriously thinking about getting that.
Líder Optimus
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Originally Posted by mapatel View Post
Interesting. Any word if we need the first trailerforce for this guy? I was seriously thinking about getting that.
The original God Bomber was an armor for Ginrai/PM Prime. He was a stand alone figure but wasn't really meant for that.

This is the same case: looks REALLY GOOD (IMO) as a solo fig, but is meant to go with TF-1.
Cheem The Rup
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Originally Posted by Líder Optimus View Post
The original God Bomber was an armor for Ginrai/PM Prime. He was a stand alone figure but wasn't really meant for that.

This is the same case: looks REALLY GOOD (IMO) as a solo fig, but is meant to go with TF-1.
just for curiosity, did you see the combined mode yet ?
mapatel
Yeah defiantly getting trailer force now. I was looking for a good reason.
daimchoc
Nice looking.
Thundershot
Still no news of Hi-Q?

Despite the flaws, I do like my Trailerforce, even though it's more of a display piece.
Darcemeus
I hope they re-release the original trailer when this guy comes out. =)
G1Galvatron
Oh wow. I was asking in the wrong thread about this the other day lol.

Makes me kinda happy to know they're still working on things

Hopefully this will add the wings and feet/leg extensions, and finish him off nicely.
echotransformer
This is awesome...great looking sculpt...eagerly awaiting more news.
chroma23
wow, finally!

guess i wont need to make the parts on my own then lol
opt1musaber
Damn that looks good. Might reconsider on their PM Prime just for this.
Dr. Killinger
I thought these guys folded, sure am glad they didn't, cant wait until it comes out!
Lion
oh dang
RedAlert Rescue
I will tell you what that Trailer force really needs - it needs some ramps for the base mode and some covers for the legs and truck mode.

The "Cybertronian" look does not make sense if the cab attached to it is an Earth mode so put the side panels on the trailer which in turn fixes the base mode - allowing it to actually be used as a base - then you'd have a useful toy.

What happened to that Modified Voyager Optimus with the Powermaster and ankle tilts by the way ?

The top quality KO looks like it might have had something to do with that - unless that's a coincidence.
Transformed
I like the God Bomber, but not that Convoy Hate the silhouette:/
NemesisAngel
Such an ugly set of figures, I'm so glad I didn't blow $200 on their earlier release, even more glad after seeing this mess. Xovergen will be one of those companies that nobody misses when this thing sends them bankrupt.
deaculpa
I didnt have it but wasnt grand patriot a really horrible figure once you got it hand?
Gauntlet101010
Really like Trailerforce and will be glad to have this. Hope they make their inner robot, though. Trailerforce needs to be a true Powermaster.
Cheem The Rup
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Originally Posted by deaculpa View Post
I didnt have it but wasnt grand patriot a really horrible figure once you got it hand?
The Trailerforce overall quality is much better than the Patriot, that was a good lesson for them and the results are a very good toy imho.
Darcemeus
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Originally Posted by NemesisAngel View Post
Such an ugly set of figures, I'm so glad I didn't blow $200 on their earlier release, even more glad after seeing this mess. Xovergen will be one of those companies that nobody misses when this thing sends them bankrupt.
WOW, really negative outlook there huh?
TacticalBacon
Glad to see that they didn't cancel this! My wallet will probably be destroyed if I buy this though.
NemesisAngel
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Originally Posted by Darcemeus View Post
WOW, really negative outlook there huh?
Initially I was excited at a PM prime but the first ginrai set had too many artistic liberties taken in the design, not to mention that you had to go out and buy a classics prime (The henkei one if we're being honest) to make this thing even look good. The cost of putting together a God bomber ginrai with these guys is not worth the end result by a long shot. I'm guessing god bomber will be atleast $100, add in the original trailer at $200, and if you don't have a classics prime that's safely another $50 (for one without chrome to match the first trailer's legs) so all up that's $350 not even including shipping for all individual pieces. All that and this thing still doesn't have any other line-related toys that it is in scale with, it's just too big.

*Forgot to mention that since Power master Prime was on the 30th anniversary mp list, even though he didn't win opens up the possibility for Takara to release a masterpiece power master prime sometime down the road.
rbarron64
I have the trailerforce armor, and while i like the design, the execution was not great. Arms are so floppy he can only point his guns at the ground. I dont know how they hope to add anything to that armor and expect it to stay upright
Darcemeus
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Originally Posted by NemesisAngel View Post
Initially I was excited at a PM prime but the first ginrai set had too many artistic liberties taken in the design, not to mention that you had to go out and buy a classics prime (The henkei one if we're being honest) to make this thing even look good. The cost of putting together a God bomber ginrai with these guys is not worth the end result by a long shot. I'm guessing god bomber will be atleast $100, add in the original trailer at $200, and if you don't have a classics prime that's safely another $50 (for one without chrome to match the first trailer's legs) so all up that's $350 not even including shipping for all individual pieces. All that and this thing still doesn't have any other line-related toys that it is in scale with, it's just too big.
Where'd you find the original trailer for 200? Most places he was barely more than 170 shipped when he first came out. Beyond that I'm pretty sure there are inexpensive classics/henkei KO's to use with the trailer and I thought the point of a PM Prime was to have a giant beast of an Optimus fighting decepticons? As for the artistic liberties, classics/henkei Prime itself already has several artistic liberties taken with it so I don't see too much of a problem there either.
NemesisAngel
Currently eBay's got xovergen's trailer at around the $200 mark. I'm going to guess Xovergen's whole "Trailerforce" line is in homage to Masterforce, which is why I'm disappointed at how much they changed power master prime's look from the cartoon. I didn't even mention the fact that xovergen's trailerforce gives ginrai too much of a pot belly as it is, how are they going to add even more bulk onto his front? Not sure where you would buy a k.o henkei prime but that's not a great point to debate making this set work.
Cadbane
Seems they use a new designer? Very neat design compared to the last 2 craps.
Zress Tayasu
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Originally Posted by NemesisAngel View Post
I'm disappointed at how much they changed power master prime's look from the cartoon.
because they were totally going to be able to get away with directly aping the original design, without having hastak sic laywers on them or anything.

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I can't help imagine that if the whole trailerforce gig was being put out by fansproject or MMC or maketoys, we wouldn't be seeing anybody givng half as much flak as xovergen has gotten. okay, we get it, their first item was a flop. they learned, clearly. yet people still act like their existance is anathema to the world. yeesh.

FP/MMC/MT earned their good rep. people gave them the chance and didn't assume that one lackluster item was going to define them forever. why is it so many are unwilling to cut any other 3p group the same slack? not everyone can be god-tier when they first start a new field of work.
combaticon164
I love the Trailerforce Prime and I am going to get this when it comes out.
Gauntlet101010
Trailerforce isn't perfect, but I've never regretted getting it.
NemesisAngel
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Originally Posted by Zress Tayasu View Post
because they were totally going to be able to get away with directly aping the original design, without having hastak sic laywers on them or anything.
See: Quakewave.

Don't post if you don't know what you're talking about.
Astrus Prime
That looks really good, and fits right in with what they had. I only wish they'd stylised it a bit after God Magnus from Car Robots, but I'll take what I can get.
Josh
Can't wait!!!!
Tekkaman Blade
I want to see the combined mode stat
edgs2099
Interesting.
Kingfish333
Just curious, where was the first trailer sold? Seemed to miss it.
UltraMagnus2008
Is this new figure going to have his own alt mode? Or does he just split into armour? Thanks!
Tekkaman Blade
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnus2008 View Post
Is this new figure going to have his own alt mode? Or does he just split into armour? Thanks!
My guess is the same weird extra trailer attachment as the original.

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-S-bueiFcJm...oGodBomber.jpg
Valkysas
Wow, that looks good. That looks really, really good. I love the body shape. He's got a fairly standard design, but a unique silhouette despite that.
TattooedRobot
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Originally Posted by Darcemeus View Post
I hope they re-release the original trailer when this guy comes out. =)
Even better Hasbro version is available right now from Joel and your friends BBTS!
TattooedRobot
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Originally Posted by UltraMagnus2008 View Post
Is this new figure going to have his own alt mode? Or does he just split into armour? Thanks!
File:Godbomber vehicle.jpg - Transformers Wiki
TattooedRobot
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Originally Posted by NemesisAngel View Post
Currently eBay's got xovergen's trailer at around the $200 mark. I'm going to guess Xovergen's whole "Trailerforce" line is in homage to Masterforce, which is why I'm disappointed at how much they changed power master prime's look from the cartoon. I didn't even mention the fact that xovergen's trailerforce gives ginrai too much of a pot belly as it is, how are they going to add even more bulk onto his front? Not sure where you would buy a k.o henkei prime but that's not a great point to debate making this set work.
I get what your saying a little but it's pretty good homage to the original toy. I am sure you realize it's the toy rendition and not the cartoon and with the Godbomber apex armor he will look like the cartoon. It's a bit expensive but still cool and they spaced it over enough time so it's not all at once. Plus Master Master is HUGE way bigger than most third party stuff. If you need a Henkei Prime KO acestoys has a KO that puts the original to SHAME.
Darcemeus
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Originally Posted by TattooedRobot View Post
Even better Hasbro version is available right now from Joel and your friends BBTS!
What the original powermaster prime? Thanks but no thanks dude, I don't quite go for the pre-articulation bricks.
TattooedRobot
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Originally Posted by Darcemeus View Post
What the original powermaster prime? Thanks but no thanks dude, I don't quite go for the pre-articulation bricks.
Oh sorry misunderstood. What a shame I just got my Fort Max aka world's biggest brick and I could not be more happy. So you don't even have a G1 Prime you know just cause?
Darcemeus
Nah I handled him once, didn't like it so I didn't pick it up. =)
mapatel
Grabbed Trailerforce from Chimungmung today. Should have it end of this week. Just so that im ready for Godbomber
UltraMagnus2008
Never been a fan of this version of Optimus...but I might get this guy because the bot mode looks great on its own, and he'll probably be large
Zevin
I don't mind them taking artistic liberties with the original design. It evokes the original character without being slavishly devoted to a toy I already own.

I'm happy with my Trailer Force 01, though he's not without his flaws. Aesthetically there are some minor things that look off and I had to do a little work on it to get it perfect. Mostly tightening certain ball joints and putting plastic lubricant in the hip ratchets, but it's a nice toy once I cleaned him up a bit and the work I had to do was very minimal stuff that I've had to do to more than a few third party toys that some of you all have been FAR more forgiving of.

This design looks head and shoulders better than Trailer Force 01 though. I'm curious to see how he transforms.

Also, someone posted a pic of a prototype G1 Godbomber here. How about a third party try and recreate that guy for my g1 Super Ginrai? Fansproject maybe?
TattooedRobot
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Originally Posted by Zevin View Post
I don't mind them taking artistic liberties with the original design. It evokes the original character without being slavishly devoted to a toy I already own.

I'm happy with my Trailer Force 01, though he's not without his flaws. Aesthetically there are some minor things that look off and I had to do a little work on it to get it perfect. Mostly tightening certain ball joints and putting plastic lubricant in the hip ratchets, but it's a nice toy once I cleaned him up a bit and the work I had to do was very minimal stuff that I've had to do to more than a few third party toys that some of you all have been FAR more forgiving of.

This design looks head and shoulders better than Trailer Force 01 though. I'm curious to see how he transforms.

Also, someone posted a pic of a prototype G1 Godbomber here. How about a third party try and recreate that guy for my g1 Super Ginrai? Fansproject maybe?
The hip ratchets are stupidly tight Xovergen suggested quarter turning the screws to relax the hip a little, this was actually a choice the dealers.... I think some of the portions are going to make a lot more sense once you attach the Gobbomber armor. I get the feeling decisions were made to accommodate the next phase armor....
Grimlock_13
This looks really good. I may have to finally bite the bullet on Trailerforce and a henkei Prime to go with it.

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