Iron Factory EX-58 Hometown Watcher - Huffer

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Grievlocke, Dec 19, 2020.

  1. theosteve

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    I wonder why Huffer is so popular, relative to his status in the fiction. For me, I thought his face looked cool (the toy face; I was annoyed that all the minibot faces were changed to faces instead of masks in the fiction), and I loved that in his bio he was a cantankerous complainer who still got shit done.
     
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  2. Hyoumaru

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    I don't think it's so much Huffer is "popular" so much as the fact he hasn't really gotten a lot of attention from Hasbro, when the third party boom had taken off the most attention Hasbro had given him was a lousy Optimus recolor, so servicing an underattended character is a good way to grab fans' attention.
     
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  3. Cardboard Bots

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    Would you be getting Captain Huffy?
     
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    Huffer is my favourite minibot so I'll get 2 of these.

    iGear Huffer just got replaced.
     
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    What is captain huffy?

    I wish I could find the animated one for cheap but that 2 pack is crazy hard to find and expensive
     
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    captain huffy.jpg
    This is Captain Huffy.
     
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  7. Cardboard Bots

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    You can get the Mech Ideas Animated 2 pack from Robotoybase for $30 US plus shipping. Shipping to US should be half sensible. Shipping to Canada is crazy expensive from them right now. Here's the link:
    https://robotoybase.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=153_250&product_id=2014
    There website is dirt slow to load, but I've ordered from them before.

    They also have Captain Huffy.
     
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    Did Iron Factory post an anticipated release date for Hometown Watcher?
     
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    Nice... thats an alt mode only bot if I've ever seen one lol

    Thanks
     
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    BadCube's Natures line was meant to be their unique re-imaginings of characters. IIRC their instructions always had concept art for characters which several people expressed interest in. I don't believe Captain Huffy was one that people were interested in though. They also announced something like a Warpath but it never came out. I think Captain Huffy was BadCube's last new release.
     
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    It's referencing a Gobots themed G1 Huffer repaint. Road Ranger I think.
     
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  13. Curium

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    I forgot about him. Here is a pic in case anyone is wondering. Captain Huffy's appearance also reminded people of Outlaw from M.A.S.K.

    [​IMG]
     
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    This. I love all the crabby fuckers. Gears and Brawn next please.
     
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    Got my pre-order for this and their seapsray. I gotta stop getting IF figure though. Lol
     
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    Who has pre-orders available for this?
     
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    I might be the only one, but I'd love this version as Pipes (with Pipes' head) than their actual version of Pipes. I'm just not a fan of the other one. Mainly, his shoulder pylons that become the front wheels look more like he's just holding his arms out on the sides of the truck with the wheels attached to the backs of his hands. It's not bad, but I'd love to see a Pipes version of this mold sometime in the future.
     
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    Show z store.
     
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