Fansproject Insecticons, or FOC?

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  1. UTF

    UTF Manifestation of /toy/

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    I've been slowly starting to fill in the gaps of my CHUG inspired Season 1 and 2 Decepticons, and I've got a question.

    Are the 3 Fansproject Insecticons worth the $150 or so, or would I do better to wait and see if Hasbro makes the other 2 FOC Insecticons?

    A Hasbro alternative would obviously be more affordable, but judging from Kickback's toy (I haven't played FOC), the alt modes are little more abstract than FP's. There's also something to be said for certain toys never actually getting to the production stage. Kickback getting a toy doesn't necessarily mean the other 2 will get toys, or at least any time soon.

    The FP versions however, seem to be rather hard to come by (or atleast Thundershred). This has also brought a KO version of Thundershred out of the woodwork which has put me off some.

    So what are your opinions? Buy the expensive rare figures, or wait for Hasbro versions which may not happen?
     
  2. Acidophilus

    Acidophilus Well-Known Member

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    Fansproject Insecticons all the way!

    I love mine.
     
  3. Axelay

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    Absolutely get the Fansproject ones. They are superb in every way. I am absolutely confident that anything which Hasbro would turn out would pale by comparison.
     
  4. cylor

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    FP insecticons all the way. However, they are probably more than $150 right now, unless you get the Deluxe Insecticons repaint from TFSource.
     
  5. CZ Hazard

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    Fansproject.

    Although I'm not 100% sold on the aesthetic and I prefer them as the forthcoming deluxe Inecticons, I like the fact there are all three of them. With Hasbro I feel we would get Kickback and maybe TF:p rime Hardshell, and then they would say "oh, two Insecticons?!? that's enough, we need another hot hatchback or minivan in the range."
     
  6. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    Although the other 2 are not yet confirmed, I say go with the FOC Insecticons.

    Their altmodes aren't exactly abstract, I'd say no more than the FP versions (Although abstract in a different style).
     
  7. Bountyan

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    Fansproject.
     
  8. Astronut

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    Fansproject, because they are 3. But if hasbro makes all three, I'll probably replace the FP versions.
     
  9. CyclonuS_ZerO

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    FP Insecticons superior, Hasblow Insecticons inferior. XD
     
  10. dwong1207

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    FP. Hasbro hasn't confirmed the other 2. The alt modes of FP actually look like the insecticons. I recall that the alt mode for Kickback had issues. FP is worth it.
     
  11. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Currently facepalming at your post

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    Fansproject for sure. They actually resemble the characters (aside from Shrapnel and Kickbacks stupid ninja mask heads) unlike the FoC version.
     
  12. CodeXCDM

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    Why not both? (Assuming Hasbro does release all three FoC Insecticons...)
     
  13. Cadbane

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    Hasbro's are too cheap to skip, but FP's are musts to get if you are a serious collector. Just display them on different shelves.
     
  14. CyberShadow

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    Issues? I only have FPs Kickback, and aside from a loose ball joint he is great. What were the issues?
     
  15. Allsparky

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    FPI! Them otherns ken FOC off!
     
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    I'm holding out for good old Hasbro. Went with FP for the Deluxe Insecticons. I feel like Hasbro is more likely to do regular Insecticons at some point and probably not so likely to do Deluxe Insecticons proper.
     
  18. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    I intend to use the FP insecticons for the real ones, and the Hasbro one(s) I'll buy in bulk and horrifically stick together to make the Swarm
     
  19. bcm77

    bcm77 Not A Proper Fan.

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    The FP ones are decent but I recently sold mine as I think there's a decent chance of Takara making Masterpiece ones somewhere down the line.
     
  20. TigerBlade

    TigerBlade Prepare for extermination

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    lol a serious collector you say?

    I'd vote Fansproject and then ditch them when/if MP versions come out.