TFC Toys Rolling Thunder Optimus Prime

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Scaleface, Jul 15, 2017.

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Are you interested?

  1. yes

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  1. Conran

    Conran Well-Known Member

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    Entirely uninspired. They should of made the ICBM be the monkeys banana. Then we could of had countless reviews comparing the ICBM to real bananas and if bananas belong in an masterpiece display. Following this Bobby skull face could release a video debating the purpose of fruit in a plastic robot display only to come to the usual middle of the road no position decision and tell the audience he's OK with putting certain fruits in detolfs. Soon the entire 3rd party scene will devolve into whether legends or mp scale fruit is best and the new 3rd party developer lemon tree will corner the market by making actual lemon themed transformers. TFC really dropped the ball on this one.
     
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  2. arkon262

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    I completely missed the boat on this figures, somehow didn't even know it existed until just recently. I love the "call out" to G.I. Joe which I also collect. Sadly it looks like not a single storefront has this in stock anymore. Bah!
     
  3. Psychoshi

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    BBTS and Bababobo00712 have the two green versions.
     
  4. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    The Monkey King version is obviously tailored to the Chinese market. The amount of money TFC makes of Western markets is probably 20%? TFC is not like FT, XTB, etc, it's a big toy company that caters mostly to the Chinese market.
     
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  5. arkon262

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    Yeah, I was able to find the green version but was really hoping to find the red/blue version. Oh well guess I will at least get the green versions while I can.
     
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    Kinda want it for just how ridiculous it looks lol. Was hopin they'd put out the Nuclear Blast ver in the red and blue but doesn't look likely after this announcement. Planning on getting their Megatron so would've been nice to have this guy for the set.
     
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  7. arkon262

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    I found one of the red/blue ones on EBay, sadly was a bit expensive and was open, but was the only route I saw to get the figure at this point, doesn't look like they will be doing a rerelease of the figure. I did go ahead and get both green ones from BBTS.
     
  8. Verthawk

    Verthawk Duly-Appointed Enforcer of Universal Equity

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    I just preordered the Monkey King version from Showzstore. I actually dig new and different designs/characters. In addition, this could pass for Rodimus Prime. And, it looks like it comes with the Optimus head - so you could have some version of Fire Convoy or Burning Convoy - lots of possibilities
     
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  9. Max Rawhide

    Max Rawhide Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' ... uh, never mind

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    That's right TFC, keep on releasing versions I don't want. Please do. I already have the camo version so I'm good and definitely don't release any deco that would tempt me.
     
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  10. OCProwl

    OCProwl Autobot Dad

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    Right there with you. But I swear, if that fan mockup of an Ultra Magnus version ever comes out...
     
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  11. Zebulon

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    Animated style Ultra Magnus armor, colors and hammer would end up with me triple-dipping on this mold in like 5 seconds flat, not going to lie.
     
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    I might be in a minority here but I think that Monkey King version looks awesome.
     
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  13. divinecomedy

    divinecomedy JAB-A-WOOOKIE

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    In this board you are a minority, but if you go to China, you are part of the majority by a long mile ;) 
     
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  14. arkon262

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    The monkey king version isn't my favorite, I far prefer the "classic" red/blue deco but I have already got a preorder in for the Monkey King version as I love the mold. Wish I had discovered it earlier.
     
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    For those that have no idea what the "Monkey King" version is:

    - [Pre-Order] TFC Toys STC-01DF DongFeng Monkey King

    It reminds me of the "Chinese New Year" TFs Hasbro Asia/China used to do, and it seems just as hideous as them too.
    Screenshot_20201226-192609.jpg

    Funnily enough, I saw this character in Christmas Day at a "German Village" Christmas lights event in Japan:

    - Screenshot_20201226-214029.jpg
     
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  16. Afterburner

    Afterburner For your health

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    They need to reissue the red and blue version, he's completely disappeared which is always the sign they will make bank on another round.
     
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  17. Norita man

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    Are you serious? Bobby has soooo many positions (sometimes I wish he had different opinions). Each video he makes his position is verry clear (combiner, review etc, 3rd party, ko) am I missing somethings? Sorry I know it is not the subject of the thread.
     
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  20. Tfrobotfan19

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    That design would look pretty figure awesome in figure form in my opinion. Kind of curious how Hasbro/Takara/3rd party would pull it off
     
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