Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Onslaught24, Nov 26, 2016.
XD i was hoping someone would follow up lol
Aaaaand their first release was the FoC Grimlock upgrade kit.
I'm glad they switched to figures instead of upgrades.
while my only objection to turrets and manacle is that at the time they were some how considered addons (metroplex)
I'm not convinced of blaster (which I have)
Somewhere in these forums there should be a thread (IF sonic)
which where (i think) the first test shots of the figure without colour (or even just graphic design)
I'm not sure which got released first, but I do remember a long period between the post, and
the actual figure, with several requests from these forums being taken into account.
I believe that was their first appearance on these forums.
If you rem or know more about that do tell.
It's funny it only took them 1 release to say nah let's make robots instead.
I hope they redo Blaster and Perceptor after Soundwave 2.0. That Blaster figure is what turned me off IF for a couple of years. I came back later and caught up, but that first mold was a colossal disappointment for what it was and what it cost. Tiny, fiddly, and fit with nothing. However, I'm pleased they pivoted their focus to a slightly larger scale rather than Gen Metroplex add-on figures. That was a limited market that wasn't going to get them far.
While we're wishing, I hope they finish the ark crew (just vans, Trailbreaker, and most of the minis). And I hope they redo the dinobots with dino alt modes (the trucks/tanks didn't light my fire). And of course, we need an earth-mode Prime.
My friend, if I know IF, and I do, you can be certain we'll get a Blaster, Twin-Cast, and Soundblaster minimally out of the Soundwave 2.0 mold. We can only speculate on whether they'll convert the mold to Perceptor again but he's too key a character to not 2.0 at some point.
meh. we have so many options for soundwave and tbh im rather fond of my IF blaster (especially cassette's) and perceptor is even more gorgeous due to the colours of the plastic.
that said, as IF has traditionally stayed away from more recent or jettisoned characters from IDW, but after the DJD Id really like to see them get into the wreckers, Springer, Whirl
and sooner rather than later... some of the scavangers!
also.. I'm not sure I'm down for a g1 inspired NA or MS roadbuster.
yeah that was the first brand release. but their very first bot was the grimlock that came with warbatron. after that they saw the light and realized there was a market to be had.
im so glad they took the leap.
I know that was the same designer that IF uses but I don't know if that was an "official" IF release. Good bot tho.
You guys are talking about the model kit? Does he scale with IF?
I feel like he scales well
Their first bots were the guys who supplemented Metroplex. Manacle and Turrets. City Commander, Windblade, and the Blaster mold also came before that Grimlock.
Even the Iron Factory War Within Dynobots were revealed before the Warbotron figure.
The only problem with Iron Factory doing that Grimlock is the probable non-compete clause with Warbotron.
I have no idea how long that might last. Five years?
I feel like we are getting close to that, so one can hope.
Warbotron WB-03F (Grimlock)
Sweet! Did you paint him yourself?
Yep. I went with more of a FoC paint job with the red panel lining because I'm not a huge fan of G1 Grimlocks random colors.
I didn't seal the gold paint so it has rubbed off over the years, especially on the head as I had put the jaw on upsidedown somehow and had to pry it apart. I think it looks ok though. "Weathered" look lol
I think he still looks great, awesome job!
Glad you guys were talking about him, just ordered.
Now you cam dream about the other 4 with the rest of us.
Nice work! I still think this Grimlock is better than the DX9 version and I wish MFT upscaled this figure instead. Hell, even the Voyager ko is fantastic
He looks like he’s pretty close in size to the DX9 one. If he’s the same height then perfect for my IF collection. IF Prime is a little short so it’s hard to tell.
I finally bit the bullet and paid a gross amount of money for IF Starscream from Robotoybase (don't worry, I'm sure he'll show up on there again eventually, alas for more than what I paid), so he came in today with my MST Reflector from Toy Dojo:
Hail to the king:
Owel, being able to also complete Ghost Starscream so I'm really getting two figures makes the price hurt less:
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