Iron Factory - Most Wanted

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Pessimus Prime, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Pessimus Prime

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    Iron Factory's legends scaled figures have long been popular but of late they have been on a real winning streak: their well-executed (though not flawless) Combaticons/Bruticus, the excellent Sunstreaker & Sideswipe set, what looks to be a well-received Warpath, and a truly superlative Jetfire.

    Early this morning @Cheem The Rup showed us pics of an upcoming and apparently complete Red Alert based on Sideswipe and it looks great, as usual. The unlooked for nature of the announcement got me thinking about what other things I'd like to see from Iron Factory. I have no reason to believe that they pay much attention to fan chatter or to this forum, but a little speculation and interest boosting can be a good bit of fun from time to time.

    The question then is, what would you most like to see in the future from Iron Factory? My own focus is on new figures, but re-issues or re-do's of earlier figures are valid answers IMO.

    For me, the most glaring hole in the IF lineup is the lack of a Megatron. Though IF isn't strictly limiting itself to IDW designs, there are no shortage of interesting ones for Megatron for them to jump off of.

    For carbots, Ironhide, Mirage, and Skids would also rate highly for me. All three have had memorable IDW appearances, have appealing designs, and are characters that I have personal attachment to.

    After getting IF's Bruticus, I'd really like to see them try another combiner/big bot. Omega Supreme, Superion, and especially Defensor would all be great for me.

    And finally, I wouldn't mind if IF delved more into characters that are mostly associated with IDW, like they are with the DJD. Like a lot of people, I have a weakness for fembots, and so some of Windblade's cohort would be nice. But a Victorion set would be interesting too - those are figures that for now really exist only as mass-market Hasbro releases. It would be cool to see what one of the better 3P companies could do with them.
     
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  2. theestampede

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    IDW Megatron, Rodimus, and Skids are definitely something I'd like to see from them. Roller and Trailbreaker would be slick. The Wreckers are high on my want list as well.

    I want more cons as well, the scavangers would be a nice inclusion. The predators would be cool. I'd also really like to see them tackle Lugnut and Oilspill.

    Ooh, I want a lockdown as well (especially if it was more based on the Animated design)
     
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  3. Susha

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    agree on most.
    my IF priorities are such:
    Mirage,
    WHeeljack,
    Megatron,
    Hound
    Skids
    Stunticons
    Abominus
    Scavangers
     
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    I would love to see their take on Defensor, Ironhide, Ratchet and Bumblebee
     
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  5. edgs2099

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    Kind of redundant with the 3p wishlist thread but I'll play. I even listed a remold or two for IF$ making.

    Trailbreaker/Hoist MTMTE/IDW mould
    Ratchet/Ironhide/Soundwave MTMTE/TAAO/OP/IDW mould
    Megatron MTMTE
    Springer LSOTW/IDW
    Nightbeat/Siren MTMTE/Milne/IDW
    Rodimus/Getaway MTMTE/IDW

    Ok, so I guess what I'm getting at is that I want THEM. All of them.
     
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    Given that the WWI Dynobots were one of my favorite IF releases, I’d like to see them do more War Within and WFC/FoC type figures.
     
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    I can see your point about redundancy but I guess I think that IF's focus and aesthetic are different enough from most other 3P companies that a thread just about their line is somewhat justified. Speaking for myself, I generally have no interest in other companies' legends, I only collect IF in that scale (I made an exception for Newage Bumblebee though! :D ). I would say that 3P encompasses such a wide variety of aesthetics and scales that it's really overbroad as a thread, with an unfavorable signal to noise ratio depending on what you're interested in.

    Rodimus seems like a really obvious choice, can't believe I didn't think of it. And I think Nightbeat is an inspired suggestion, never would have come up with that one myself. Probably unlikely but would be a very cool inclusion.
     
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    WheelJack
    Roller
    Bludgeon
    Banzaitron
     
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    Hard to resist Wreckers. I'm a little Springer-ed out what with all the various MP releases, but after seeing IF's Jetfire I think they could make an incredible Roadbuster. Whirl and Kup would also fit really well. A set of Wreckers would be cool for displaying with IF's DJD for sure.
     
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    Absolutely, imho.

    WWI Megs is tops for my IF wishlist, that isn't a re-issue request for their Jazz/Prowl/Silverstreak; but I'm not sure how they'd spruce him up to compare to their UltiCmdr Optimus nor how they'd reuse the mold like they've done with Steel Lucifer and the ShatteredGlassOP whose re-name I forget.

    I'd love to see them do the Insecticon Bros; and take on Beast Wars overall with GenerationToy's eye of mecha-beasting them.

    An IF Cosmos and his repaints would be fun.
     
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    I really want a Fort Max that’s about the size of Cygnus.

    Probably a long shot, but I’d buy a Chief Justice Tyrest too.

    Rodimus, whirl, rest of the LL.

    Plus the rest of the season 1 cars, wheeljack, Hound, Mirage.
     
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    I need a Megs.
     
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    Wreckers for sure BUT they RRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAALLLLY need to reissue the Prowl/Bluestreak/Smokescreen pack ASAP.
     
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    Cog, Cog, COG!!! Seriously, Turrets and Manacle are still my favorite Iron Factory set, and I want more little citybot friends. Hell, let's throw in a Brunt too.
     
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    Metroplex / Omega Supreme, 8 - 10" tallest is what I want, but....

    I think fans are going to want combimers....ALL of them. That said Magic Square is also joining in the game "soon" I guess...
     
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    Datsun Bros (G1 Style)
    Wheeljack & Tracks (from Sunstreaker mild)
    Megatron (G1 style or Devastation style)
    Hot Rod / Rodimus Prime (G1 style)
    Perceptor (upsized from original)
    More combiners
    More seekers
    Springer
    Astrotrain
    Octane
    Broadside
    Sandstorm
    Insecticons (I think they’d make a better job than Hasbro)
    Skids
    Darkwing/Dreadwind


    Dark Skyfire/Magnificus/Crosscut/Stepper (from Jazz) /Tigertrack/Deep Cover/Clampdown/other repaints
     
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    After they revealed the DJD combiner, all I can say I really want is a LSotW-inspired Wreckers combiner.
     
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    technobots. and mirage.
     
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    Menasor and Computron would ideally be the next two combiners they do for me but I want them to do all the combiners.

    I also think they're at their best when they do cars, trucks and tanks while their jets and more unconventional alts tend to suffer from their size limitations.
     
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  20. FredVIII

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    Technobots/Computron recommendation thirded. Would suit IF's style -- and success with combiners -- perfectly IMO.
     
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