FansProject Assaulter - General Release

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by daimchoc, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. The13Primes

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    I'll buy 2 then, one to throw at robbers and when for display :lol 
     
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    I want to get him, but I don't. I want to see if another 3rd party will tackle him, such as Unique Toys. Their version of Octane is amazing. I'd rather have something along those lines than what FP has released with this guy.

    Something about it feels off to me. It looks really nice, but I just never could pull the trigger on buying it. I may never know. =\
     
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    He is pretty small if you consider figures of today. A lot of what we are seeing are "masterpiece scale" or at least more voyager to leader class. Assaulter is more a big deluxe or maybe even a voyager scaled figure.

    I think it is a great figure but maybe does not quite fit into all the 3P stuff you can get your hands on today.

    OH, and the bit about the Quakewave being heavier.....that was a joke. It was from a video I did years and years ago that sent this board into a huge uproar when I 'claimed' that Quakewave was not a good figure and did a comparison of it with Assaulter. I just found it very humorous that the weight of assaulter once again comes up in conversation.
     
  4. ichnach

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    anyone looking for a way to spruce this guy up a bit- you can usually get hasbro roadbuster for $10 or under now and he has a TON of stickers that enhance the hell out of this guy, plus you get a roadbuster to chop up and play with. So it's like reprolabels with a free figure :lol 
     
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    I regret making this purchase, I didn't like any of the FP warbots I bought.
     
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    I love steelcore and revolver.
     
  7. Sammael

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    Assaulter is ultra-sized. He is slightly smaller than CW leader Ultra Magnus
     
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    Alpha Omega Trion Supreme One of the longest handles in the fandom!

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    I think he was released at a time when 3rd party engineering and quality was about to rev up. The carrier mode wouldn't fly with the fandom today, I think(pardon the pun). Even then I thought the carrier mode was a bit of an afterthought. Its almost cohesive and does require a bit of imagination to sell the mode.

    He still looks good in a CHUG display. I wouldn't mind an MP style update ala Chiggurh or DX9 Octane.
     
  9. motorthing

    motorthing Too old for this $hit

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    So do I. This guy less so.
     
  10. discoamazing

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    Assaulted is one of my all time favorite 3p figures. He's so heavy, and his looks are pulled straight from the IDW comics.

    I broke of of his wing/gun/axes the other day though, makes me sad :( 
     
  11. Scaleface

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    Recently FPcore posted an extended bio for Assaulter on their web site:

    https://www.fpcore.com/book-of-core/project-redshift

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    The bio hints at a second Warbot designed under the same project as Assaulter named "Warbot Stratus" who went rogue - I wonder if this could possibly be an upcoming repaint? Tidal Wave perhaps?
     
  13. Dev1160

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    While a repaint could happen, I doubt it's going to happen given all the time has passed since this release and how many things FP is working on now. The focus on 3rd party focus on MP scale isn't going to help either.

    The Bio update is intriguing though.
     
  14. Strike Creamsicle

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    I wondered about that too! It seems intended that Stratus had the same space cruiser alt mode as Assaulter, so a repaint makes sense. And, aside from Tidal Wave, I can't think of any aircraft carrier / space cruiser type of alt modes.

    I mean, maybe an energon Omega Sentinel/Supreme, but I don't know if it would work with this mold.
     
  15. Scaleface

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    The list is short. If they want to reach they could do Shattered Glass Broadside in the colors Astrotrain, or Micromaster Flattop, those would pretty much be in Japanese colors Tidal Wave anyways - purple and grey.

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    Yeah, but FansProject doesn't do MP, and if they are waiting on engineering, it might be easier to have the factories kick out a repaint from a finished mold. Plus they don't keep us updated, this might have been in development for years.

    Also, there was a recent rumor of a toy Hasbro is making for 2017 that will be repainted into Broadside and Tidal Wave. If they have this in development, it might be a priority to get them RELEASED before Hasbro shows off it's competition.
     
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    Hmmmm....a possible Tidal Wave repaint of Assaulter?

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    Would be nice, but I don't want to get my hopes up. I liked Assaulter but I think it had a tad too much diecast and made it easier for the joints to wear down. If they gave him a new head I'd risk it.
     
  18. Scaleface

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    This fan mode for Assaulter looks more like Tidal Wave's alt mode..

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    Oh, Flattop! Can't believe I didn't think of that. Great idea!

    I like my Warcry and Flameblast so much more than I did the original combaticon versions specifically because of the Micromaster homage. (And I'd love to see their Stunticon team redecoed as Micromaster Overload and the Race Car Patrol. And now I think of it, the yellow construction-themed Steelcore repaint would make a nice Erector. I wonder if they could do a Roughstuff repaint from someone... a heavy retool from Diesel? Dunno if two repaints of him would sell well, maybe just as a limited run.)

    Many homages, much buy.

    Anyways! Assaulter's very sturdy but very heavy legs threw off my enjoyment of the figure, but I'd still like to see what they do with it. If they do anything with it.
     
  20. Scaleface

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    Can anyone provide scans of the Assaulter comic story? It's called Alpha Incorporated, and I can't get a complete scan of it anywhere.