New FansProject update - "Causality"

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by General Tekno, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. mx-01 archon

    mx-01 archon Well-Known Member

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    No. As per the teaser poster this is a "Side Story".

    If it was Crossfire 03, then the teaser would have said so. Also, again, pay attention to Venksta in these threads.
     
  2. Cheem The Rup

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    LOL :D  :lol 
     
  3. Skyripper

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    is it just me or does the explorer repaint look like Snapdragon, And because i'm thinking that i'm getting an ApeFace vibe from the other,but not as much as the first.
     
  4. notpicard

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    He has a point. The only Transformers are the ones made by Hasbro and Takara/Tomy. All others simply are not Transformers. That isn't to say anything of quality, but the brand doesn't just linger around between companies. It has definitive boarders. And they are boarders that, imo, we should hold with high regard. Otherwise, anyone can slap the name on anything and the whole idea will become diluted.

    I am getting really tired of these knock-offs. No matter the quality, it is still a KO. These two Fans Project figures excluded, I don't understand why they are met with high regard when the real stuff made by Hasbro and Takara is both of a better quality and a better price.

    The Ultra Magnus armor is hideous. It doesn't make a good trailer, has a horrible head (that had to have its own replacement kit), and the bulk of it just folds into a blocky-looking gun. For the same price as that knock-off trailer, I bought 8 deluxe class real Transformers.

    I do understand the market for these things. And some are certainly worth buying to supplement (not become) a collection of Transformers. I see that they have not yet done enough damage to any trademarks that H/T has to step in on that end. But imo, the fanfare they receive is unwarranted and really damages the integrity of the Transformers community when they are treated as gold.

    I'll take my $10 Reveal the Shield Jazz and Tracks over these $50 knock offs any day.
     
  5. Recall

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    Jesus Christ. It never fucking ends.

    We get it already.
     
  6. blurr69

    blurr69 First time caller

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    I just made a transformer = )
     
  7. DrillBIT

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    I wonder why many thinks that this is a set of 5...
    I mean they can be sold separately like 1 figure per month...
     
  8. nemisispringer

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    You sound like you dont even own the City commander add on please refrain from commenting on its quality if this is the case as your arguement is un-informed.

    Also the add on kit produced for city commander that provided a new head was not produced by fansproject and very few fans actually use the head or other accesories from that set on thier figure.

    Also a KO is a reproduction of a figure designed by an official company not a figure that has been desighned from scratch

    The only thing to object to is that the products by FP do resemble characters from the transformers to whch has/tak holds the intellectual property rights

    Also "These two Fans Project figures" are not "excluded" as they are also based on characters that are the intellectual property of hasbro/takara. You have undermined your own arguement by making this point and have shown that to most people these "accidental" homages are unrecognisable.

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    "I am getting really tired of these" people moaning about the top notch, high quality products FP is putting out because they dont like them plenty of other people do and why should we care that you dont we want to buy them and support FP. We will because they produce a good product that we want. Would you tell someone not to buy Grapefruits because they look too much like oranges and you dont like them i dont think so so why do it when it coomes to transforming robot toys.

    I suspect because you really want these figures but dont want to pay the high price tag rather than bighting the bullet and investing in one to find out just how worth it it is (and it is worth it) just look at the opinions of people who have baught stuff from FP and enjoy there products

    If its not for you its not for you but then please refrain from commenting your basiclly ssaying how much you dont like grapefruits to the grapefruit eating club

     
  9. Draven

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    So stop reading threads about them. See how that works?
    Yeah, because that Hasbro City Commander is so... OH WAIT.
    I think you need to understand the meaning of the term a little better before you go throwing it round like that.
     
  10. blurr69

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    My Straxus is holding up that "head" piked, on one of those mallet handles, next to nemesis prime cc XD
     
  11. Cheem The Rup

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    Please someone says him that these are not kos...

    Ok just done, thanks :D 
     
  12. PoweredConvoy

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    The colors are similar yes, but as was mentioned several times it's Fireshot and Growl.

    Randy
     
  13. Opticron Primal

    Opticron Primal Comin' up OOOs!

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    Wait, how the hell are these KOs when the molds they're making never existed before then?

    THIS is a KO:
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    THIS is not:
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  14. Trailbreaker77

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    Because the people criticizing don't know what they are talking about.

    Edit: Wrong thread :( 
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    And let's be clear here, the Transformers brand doesn't own the concept of transforming robots. Transformer™ ≠ transformer.
     
  16. PoweredConvoy

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    How did you do that? They were just announced yesterday. :) 

    Randy
     
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    Trailbreaker77 Camaro Club! Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sorry talking about the Protector armor that was not intended for this thread. I've got to many tabs open.
     
  18. notpicard

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    Actually, that Megatron pictured is NOT a knock-off. It is a bootleg.

    The difference between a knock-off and a bootleg (though the words are often interchanged, there is one) is that a bootleg actually copies an existing toy. A knock off mimicks an existing toy or character/brand.

    So the Megatron is a bootleg. The thing under it is a (well-made) knock off of Springer just based on the fact that we can all easily identify who it is meant to represent.
     
  19. Anguirus

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    ^ Protip: the meanings of words are collectively decided--they do not stem from your own fevered imagination.

    Knock-off and bootleg are synonyms in the common parlance. There is no universally accepted term for stuff like original FansProject robot toys that are marketed to fans of Transformers. "Third-party" is a common descriptive term, but it is misleading and inaccurate. I'd just go with "unofficial."
     
  20. GENOZAUR

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    something smells good here

    between gunbarrel
    Image:MovieGunbarrelToy.jpg - Transformers Wiki

    reverb
    Image:MovieReverbToy.jpg - Transformers Wiki

    energon barricade
    Image:EnergonBarricade toy.jpg - Transformers Wiki

    and fansprojects munitioner/notswindle and explorer/notblastoff being repaitned up as these two guys

    http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/attach/4/2/0/1/1/FansProject-Causailty_1291617494.jpg

    is it just me or does any one else here smell a classics/henkai universe/generations style omplete battle gaia repaint in the works?


    トランスフォーマー馬鹿一代。: 俺é”ã¯è‡ªç”±ã ï¼

    Battle Gaia - Transformers Wiki

    seriously thats the kind of vibe i am getting here folks


    now if hasbro/takara would just reissue and release gunbareel and reverb