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Transformers United Artfire New Images

Posted on 12-03-2012 at 07:28 AM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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Million Hero has posted some new images of their Generations 2012 book mail-in Artfire. Artfire is a remolded version of Universe Inferno with the crane arm from Grapple, to allow him to attach his two Targermaster partners as a water cannon in vehicle mode. There's also a demonstration of how two combined Targetmasters make one really interesting gun for the robot mode.

Even more pictures are posted over here, which also gives the release date: 17 December 2012, due to arrive in (Japanese) fans hands around Boxing Day. The page also has a couple of very nice pictures comparing the new United Artfire and Stepper with their extremely sought after Generation 1 counterparts.
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Star Saber
Awesome!
Thundershot
Sweet! I can't wait! Good timing too since the Shooter Masters are finally in production. Now we just need the other classics Targetmasters... (Pointblank, Sureshot, Triggerhappy, Scoop, etc)
Atomatron
G1 artfire? wow had no idea...thought it was a comic character or something only
Chris McFeely
Oh boy, it's Partially-White Inferno!
Bass X0
I tink of Artfire as being Inferno in different colors rather than a seperate individual.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Chris McFeely View Post
Oh boy, it's Partially-White Inferno!
Good thing he has the blue, two Targetmasters, and Grapple's crane arm.

Considering how the original figure looks, this one knocked it out of the park with making lots of changes and including the Targetmasters to really sell the homage.

Who else besides TakaraTomy through Million Publishing would have made those changes? We wouldn't have gotten the Targetmasters any other way, and with their inclusion they can turn Grapple's crane into a water pump.

Any other Artfire in any other situation would have probably just been Inferno with no changes other than the paint job.

Randy
Phoenix_78
Now hopefully ehobby does a reissue of G1 Artfire! I think it's only a matter of time. Stepper was already reissued..
megatroptimus
Looks like a bad kitbash.
Atomatron
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Originally Posted by Phoenix_78 View Post
Now hopefully ehobby does a reissue of G1 Artfire! I think it's only a matter of time. Stepper was already reissued..
and then a classics hauler
Phoenix_78
I think it looks cool.. To each their own I guess...
CVprowl
id like one. not enough for $150 though. half that and id consider it...
Atomatron
whats the cost in Japan?
Obsidian X
I don't mind that it's "Partially-White Inferno".
Love the mold and I love expanding my classics. I wan't this Artfire, gonna have to get me one of these.
Phoenix_78
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Originally Posted by Atomatron View Post
whats the cost in Japan?
I think they cost about $110 over there. You have to buy a book or something and then there was a special coupon to mail in. These were made to order so it depended how many coupons they got before they went into production.
Burnout
I still need a stepper now this?!!! Damn it does look frickin' schaweeeeeet though!
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by Atomatron View Post
whats the cost in Japan?
6,000 Yen ($73 USD) but like was mentioned before you had to buy the Million Publishing Generations 2012 book, which was like $25 or so.

Buying two is cheaper at $139 for 2.

Randy
Necro Prime
Awesome. It looks like I'm going to be giving BBTS more money soon...
StayingInTheBox
Gorgeous ... I hope I can swing this still.
G1Prowl
At first I thought it was horrible that they didn't do the soft grey for the head, fists, and other parts, until I realized that now I can swap that fucking terrible crane thing out for Hot Spot's cannon which had me stoked.






Right up til I realized this one toy would cost as much as ten deluxes in the store right now.
Foster
Artfire is my most anticipated official release of the year. Very excited to see it's finally imminent.
charsdc2
He looks totally awesome, but I have 3 versions of this mold already......
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by charsdc2 View Post
He looks totally awesome, but I have 3 versions of this mold already......
This will make my 7th.

Universe Inferno
Henkei Inferno
BotCon 2010 Spark
RtS Grappel
United Grapple
Generations Hot Spot
United Artfire

Randy
gothsaurus
Yeah, funny... I don't mind getting seven of a FANTASTIC mold. Plus the head and accessory changes have been well executed... not to mention the wings and accessories from MaidenJapan. He's a champ.
Prowl 2009
This figure looks so great, there seems like there is nothing wrong that can be done with that Inferno mold.
cyclonus8
I'm wondering if I should cancel my preorder at BBTS. $150 is a lot of money. I'm wondering if this will be around for a while. I did wait for a whole year on Stepper and got him for $75 at BBTS.
Autovolt 127
Hey I forgot this was comming out.
Thundershot
Okay, now let's get Hauler and Hosehead (new head, more gray) and we can call it a night on this mold.
SydneyY
17th, eh. That's about 10 days earlier than their previous december releases. I think it's a good move on Million Publishing's part. Late December is mad time for postal/delivery services in Japan so getting the boxes out a bit earlier is a good idea I guess.
Boardwise
Looking forward to getting Artfire.
He'll go well with Stepper
Lbsammills51
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Originally Posted by charsdc2 View Post
He looks totally awesome, but I have 3 versions of this mold already......
Why risk passing on this version when it looks like the best of the bunch?

This'll be my fourth version of the mold and it'll be five whenever I get around to picking up Botcon Pyro finally.
The_Black_Sheep
Just a few more weeks to go...

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Originally Posted by Phoenix_78 View Post
Now hopefully ehobby does a reissue of G1 Artfire! I think it's only a matter of time. Stepper was already reissued..
^ This. Encore or eHobby - I don't care - Just do it. My TFC Stepper has been lonely without his buddy for the longest time. I'd be more than happy to drop $150, $200, whatever on a reissued Artfire. Please do it HasTak! Please!
TCJJ
Whilst it looks neat, I wish they'd make new Targetmaster moulds already. Reusing Nighstick for EVERYONE that they do up as a Targetmaster doesn't work. Granted, a lot of said Targetmasters are e-Hobby exclusives, so new moulds are generally out of the question, but as much as I like Nightstick, I'm sick of seeing that damn mould being used. Why is Hasbro so cheap that they can only make ONE new Targetmaster in 25 years? Oh, sorry, they also made those God-awful Minicons for the Powercore Combiners. I have that one that Artfire comes with, and it's quite simply atrocious (like the rest of them).

I'd still love a Universe Inferno. I'd even settle for Grapple (or that gorgeous GDO Hotspot). But alas, we never got it over here (or at least, not that I ever saw). Can't say I'm surprised I never saw one in shops (because this country sucks), but it IS disappointing. I'd love to have that mould.
barrelks
Been looking at my BBTS preorders for months debating what I am gonna cut here and there, and always ask myself, is this going to be worth the $140 pricetag, and every new pic we see, I say yes, yes it is.
Oilspill
Looks fantastic! Too pricey for me, particularly for a character I have little interest in, but it is still a really well done upgrade of the original.
PoweredConvoy
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Originally Posted by TCJJ View Post
Whilst it looks neat, I wish they'd make new Targetmaster moulds already. Reusing Nighstick for EVERYONE that they do up as a Targetmaster doesn't work. Granted, a lot of said Targetmasters are e-Hobby exclusives, so new moulds are generally out of the question, but as much as I like Nightstick, I'm sick of seeing that damn mould being used. Why is Hasbro so cheap that they can only make ONE new Targetmaster in 25 years? Oh, sorry, they also made those God-awful Minicons for the Powercore Combiners. I have that one that Artfire comes with, and it's quite simply atrocious (like the rest of them).
None of them are eHOBBY exclusives except the clear purple Nightstick in the Decepticon 3 pack.

Henkei Cyclonus & Nightstick - Normal release
Gentei Strafe & Rocketbot - Credit Card exclusive
Vector Oracle - Store giveaway
Stepper & Nebulon - Million Publishing mail away
Artfire & Sparks & Nightstick - Million Publishing mail away

All the other PCC Minicons turned Targetmasters were store giveaways like Vector Oracle. None other than the clear purple Nightstick had anything to do with eHOBBY.

Randy
Stepper
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Originally Posted by The_Black_Sheep View Post
Just a few more weeks to go...



^ This. Encore or eHobby - I don't care - Just do it. My TFC Stepper has been lonely without his buddy for the longest time. I'd be more than happy to drop $150, $200, whatever on a reissued Artfire. Please do it HasTak! Please!
Yah man,is about time TakTomy give us G1 Artfire.
RKillian
I jumped on the preorder when he was supposed to be a regular United release but I couldn't justify $150 just because he turned out to be some exclusive. I wonder if BBTS ordered less of them this time or if they'll sit around to be discounted like Stepper.
sh002
Looks good but too expensive
[Wing_Saber-X]
fucking awesome.
Stepper
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Originally Posted by Boardwise View Post
Looking forward to getting Artfire.
He'll go well with Stepper
Yah,both figure posing together is just too sweet,just can't miss getting it when it arrive.
[Wing_Saber-X]
Hmm, getting the regular version of this too if rumors are true
Maverick Hunter Christian
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
Hmm, getting the regular version of this too if rumors are true
That was debunked quite a long time ago. TT and Million Publishing both said the solicit for a regular United Artfire was in error.
Thundershot
I already have a shelf prepared with Rodimus, Kup, Blurr, Cyclonus, Scourge, and Spinister. When my POL ships with Artfire and Stepper (got him Black Friday), they'll join them. Then... Then when my Shooter Masters FINALLY arrive, everyone will have their Targetmaster partners...
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by Maverick Hunter Christian View Post
That was debunked quite a long time ago. TT and Million Publishing both said the solicit for a regular United Artfire was in error.
^Ahh, thanks for the confirmation. Kinda lost track on the whole rumor.
In that case, I'm going to try and get a second one when a member here get's tired of keeping theirs...

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Originally Posted by Thundershot View Post
I already have a shelf prepared with Rodimus, Kup, Blurr, Cyclonus, Scourge, and Spinister. When my POL ships with Artfire and Stepper (got him Black Friday), they'll join them. Then... Then when my Shooter Masters FINALLY arrive, everyone will have their Targetmaster partners...
that sounds sweet! Would love to see pics.
PoweredConvoy
I have United Rodimus, Kup, Scourge, Blurr, Stepper, and Henkei Cyclonus with their respective Targetmaster partners. It will be awesome to add another to the ranks.

Randy
opt1musaber
Looks like I'll be gettin this afterall. Still need to preorder Fort Max and MP cassettes, dammit!!
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by opt1musaber View Post
Looks like I'll be gettin this afterall. Still need to preorder Fort Max and MP cassettes, dammit!!
haha , I know right?!

cannot wait for those myself!
Grimlock_13
I missed this update! Great news that Artfire will be shipping soon!

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