Targetmaster upgrade for Universe Hotrod - Magnum Sidekick - Blazer

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Red leader, Sep 3, 2010.

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  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Untitled

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    A good job always helps. ;) 

    But I've said it countless times in the past few years: the money someone spends on multiples, Minicons, Robot Heroes, Botcon, exclusives, lines I don't care for, etc., I spend on stuff like that. It's not like I'm buying every Transformer known to mankind; I pick and choose.
     
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  2. cybertron2000uk

    cybertron2000uk Active Member

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    so any more news on this thing? I like this one better than the FP one.
     
  3. blue death

    blue death TokuNation Staff

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    i mean i guess its a cool design but this spot has kinda been filled for me by Sidearm. The articulation appears to be better but I prefer Sidearms design i think
     
  4. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    I'd forgotten about this. If they'd focus on Haywire, Recoil, and Fracas, they'd get sales from tons of people, especially if in scale with Sidearm and Nightstick.
     
  5. blurr69

    blurr69 First time caller

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    Wouldnt be surprised if this project got scrapped due to sidearm.
     
  6. Venksta

    Venksta Render Project Creations TFW2005 Supporter

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    After Sidearm's low price, it might be hard for most other 3rd parties to make any Targetmasters. If it wasn't for Protector's tooling, I'm sure Sidearm would cost more. But now most people expect a 3rd party targetmaster has to cost no more than $9.99.
     
  7. DrillBIT

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    Glad that they charge 10 bucks for Sidearms and not throwing it in for free. :D 
     
  8. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

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    This is looking good...

    Update? Anyone?? :peoples: 
     
  9. Tirade

    Tirade Hate Plague Autobot

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    I think there is still a demand for this targetmaster. If Sidearm actually worked well with Hotrod/Rodimus, I would be against this. However, I feel Sidearm was not designed with Hotrod in mind. The 4mm peg was more of a shout-out to the Hotrod mold. Otherwise Hotrod was an afterthought in the design process IMO. Sidearm was designed with Protector and other 5mm hole pegs in mind.
     
  10. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    So Classics Rodimus can not hold Sidearm?
     
  11. Cast

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    He can but not that cleanly from what I've read.
     
  12. Shadowbreaker

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    Yeah, I'd actually still get this with Sidearm. It looks more articulated, and it looks like Classics Rodimus would more easily hold him than Sidearm.
     
  13. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    It works fine. You have to pivot Hot Rod's fist in to point it straight, because the 5mm peg gets in the way of his arm. To be fair, Classics Hot Rod has pretty poorly defined arms.
     
  14. Rewind

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    I definitely still want this. Not only does it look better to me than Sidearm, but it might work with Roddy better than Sidearm does. My Rodimus can't hold Sidearm at all.
     
  15. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Nobody defeats the DEVASTATOR!

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    Ok cool, My plan was to display my Battle in Space Rodimus with Sidearm and my original Classic's Rodimus would get the upgrade.
     
  16. bcm77

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    That's something I'd been wondering about so thanks for the info.

    I really like the Classics/Henkei Hot Rod mold but I agree that the arms are a bit crappy.
     
  17. GrimlockAutobot

    GrimlockAutobot Volcanicus Torso

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    This is the first I'm seeing of this.....can someone please tell me more about this?

    Who makes it?

    is it still on schedule?

    Is there any preorders available?

    Is this made for Classics/Henkei/C@C/BiS Rodimus?

    Looks like a must-have!!
     
  18. kaos

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    damn...def gettin a couple of these..
     
  19. Bgrngod

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    Surely Red Leader has some kind of additional info on the status of this project?

    I really like the look of this particular Targetmaster and was hoping to see it get produced. Hopefully it hasn't been canceled. Maybe they can dodge the FansProject problem that came up and repaint this into a Targetmaster for Kup, Scourge or Blurr? Surely the design is close enough to fit at least one of those. And frankly, I couldn't care less about the TakaraTomy PCC repaint United Targetmasters that are coming out. Those little fuckers are easily the worst thing about the PCC line, although they at least picked the "best" the PCC line had to offer as Targetmasters. But at $150 for the set of three? Shit no son.
     
  20. Tirade

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    It wouldn't have been that hard to design a swiveling peg of sorts for the 5mm holes. As it stands, Rodimus looks awkward holding Sidearm IMO.
     
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