Jump to content

Photo
- - - - -

Kabaya Deathsaurus, WFC Optimus Prime, Hot Spot and Protectobots


101 replies to this topic

#61 Dr Syn

Dr Syn

    a harmless earth creature...

  • Citizen
  • 2155 posts
  • Location:The Mesozoic era
  • Faction::Free Agent

Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

QUOTE(Meister79 @ Apr 14 2012, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seems these have been released.

In-hand images of the Protectobots!

http://www.hk-tf.com.....;extra=page=1

God Guardian is awesome!


Wait where do the combiner limbs come from?

#62 Meister79

Meister79
  • News and Content
  • 2476 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Malaysia
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:03 PM

QUOTE(Dr Syn @ Apr 15 2012, 05:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Meister79 @ Apr 14 2012, 04:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Seems these have been released.

In-hand images of the Protectobots!

http://www.hk-tf.com.....;extra=page=1

God Guardian is awesome!


Wait where do the combiner limbs come from?


They are in their own wave.
Hotspot is part of Kabaya Wave 5 (along with Deathsaurus and WFC Optimus)
The other Protectobots are in the Gaia Guardian wave.
Seems both waves were released simultaneously.

#63 Professor

Professor
  • Citizen
  • 4035 posts

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:09 PM

The plane as a shield in super-combined mode is a little forced, but other than that it's a nice combined mode. A shame we only get these cool takes on combiners in Kabaya figures. Obviously the resources to try these kinds of ideas aren't there for real toys, but you can't help but think how cool a Protectobots re-issue with two extra components would be.

#64 Meister79

Meister79
  • News and Content
  • 2476 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Malaysia
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:15 PM

QUOTE(Professor @ Apr 15 2012, 06:09 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The plane as a shield in super-combined mode is a little forced, but other than that it's a nice combined mode. A shame we only get these cool takes on combiners in Kabaya figures. Obviously the resources to try these kinds of ideas aren't there for real toys, but you can't help but think how cool a Protectobots re-issue with two extra components would be.


Agree with you completely, Prof!
An Encore release of these would be awesome!

#65 MrBlud

MrBlud

    Pipes must've sprayed me...I'm sorry

  • Forum Moderator
  • 45949 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Westlake, OH
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:21 PM

...ok I might have to get that.

#66 Meister79

Meister79
  • News and Content
  • 2476 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Malaysia
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:36 PM

Also, WFC Optimus Prime and Deathsaurus.

http://www.hk-tf.com.....;extra=page=1
http://www.hk-tf.com.....;extra=page=1

#67 Walky

Walky

    internet pornlord

  • Citizen
  • 30425 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Columbus, OH
  • Faction::RIRFIB

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

1) Woo, Defensor!
2) Woo, Defensor can... hold a jet... like a gun?
3) Woo, Defensor!

#68 NightViper

NightViper

    Ehhhhh...

  • Public Relations
  • 33726 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:58 PM

I might have to get that Deathsaurus.

Defensor is an awesome idea, but I'm not sure I'm digging the final kit.

#69 Rosicrucian

Rosicrucian

    Frater

  • Citizen
  • 5777 posts
  • Faction::Maximal

Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:08 PM

Defensor didn't get too much press in G1! After Superion came around, it seemed the Autobots forgot about him.

But I had Defensor, and he was awesome.

#70 Professor

Professor
  • Citizen
  • 4035 posts

Posted 14 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

QUOTE
Defensor didn't get too much press in G1! After Superion came around, it seemed the Autobots forgot about him.

Didn't Superion come first?

#71 Bass X0

Bass X0
  • Citizen
  • 41471 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:England
  • Faction::Decepticon

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:00 PM

About the same time but first in the cartoon and comic.

#72 Thylacine2000

Thylacine2000

    Extinctpundit

  • Citizen
  • 13362 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 14 April 2012 - 09:16 PM


QUOTE(Meister79 @ Apr 14 2012, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


It looks like Deathsaurus himself comes with a "solid" outer chestplate for him to wear, and at the same time there is an entirely different-molded transforming Tigerbreast chestplate / animal partner packed in with one of the other figures that Deathy can wear too. So if you just buy Deathsaurus by his lonesome he'd at least look complete.


Edited by Thylacine2000, 14 April 2012 - 10:06 PM.

The TFWiki: when just five Infernos aren't enough. http://www.tfwiki.net


#73 Meister79

Meister79
  • News and Content
  • 2476 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Malaysia
  • Faction::RIBFIR

Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Apr 15 2012, 10:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Meister79 @ Apr 14 2012, 11:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


It looks like Deathsaurus himself comes with a "solid" outer chestplate for him to wear, and at the same time there is an entirely different-molded transforming Tigerbreast chestplate / animal partner packed in with one of the other figures that Deathy can wear too. So if you just buy Deathsaurus by his lonesome he'd at least look complete.


Yeah, looking at the boxes, the tiger comes with Optimus, while the hawk comes with Hotspot.


#74 LBD "Nytetrayn"

LBD "Nytetrayn"

    Quyzbuk

  • Supporter
  • 14356 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:46 AM

I don't really care about Optimus (for once) or Deathsaurus... but that Protectobot combiner?

YES, PLEASE!

--LBD "Nytetrayn"

qjWUWdm.gif1edr1cF.gif0g9jaoG.gifuWt4fLV.gif

6E96J7Z.jpg

gNLoMUt.png


#75 Hydra

Hydra

    I'm in your Burger Bot eating burgers with your Isenburg!

  • Citizen
  • 2222 posts

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE(Thylacine2000 @ Feb 1 2012, 05:34 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How's the plastic and paint quality on these?

Man, this is the first new "real" transforming Deathsaurus toy that people will care about (RIDMegs need not apply) in 20 years. It's enough to make you think there could ever be a chance for a reissue or update.


I wish that were the case, bt interest hasn't been too great among the general Japanese public in late G1 reissues, historically speaking.

-Hydra
SELL ME THESE ITEMS!
Botcon 1997 Dinner Decoys: $300 ea.
Unreleased Ultra Magnus Street Speed Team: $1000
Lucky Draw Orange Hazard Team: $500/member
Bagged BotCon 2006 Box Set figures

#76 Might Gaine

Might Gaine

    ARMS UP!! \(^_^)/

  • Retired Staff
  • 12793 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:13 PM

I had been waffling on getting these, but finally decided to take the plunge after seeing pictures. I think hlj.com is the cheapest option? You end up getting way more than you need, but you can sell the extras on Ebay or whatever.
(,>.<, ) ....******

#77 ▲ndrusi

▲ndrusi

    So apparently Gravatars work here now.

  • Supporter
  • 19810 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:YES TOWN
  • Faction::Lesbian Ninja

Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

QUOTE(Professor @ Apr 14 2012, 09:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE
Defensor didn't get too much press in G1! After Superion came around, it seemed the Autobots forgot about him.

Didn't Superion come first?

Yes. Which just shows how quickly the Autobots forgot about Defensor.

QUOTE(orionpax44 @ Jun 24 2012, 01:03 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Childrens toys? whaa the boxes seriously say ages 5+ I consider myself the plus.
QUOTE(mx-01 archon @ Sep 9 2012, 01:53 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You're talking to ▲ndrusi. Assume everything that he posts is snark.

#78 CORVUS

CORVUS

    Its showtime, folks!

  • Supporter
  • 28550 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Philadelphia, PA
  • Faction::Autobot

Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:27 PM

The Defensor kit certainly is interesting, I'll say that.

Transformers is a brand that really has something for everyone. We are a darn lucky fandom.


#79 Thylacine2000

Thylacine2000

    Extinctpundit

  • Citizen
  • 13362 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New York

Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:13 PM


Deathsaurus looks wonderful, but is simply too complex for his size and construction method. Some of the plastic tolerances don't work quite right - the head doesn't really snap into place but just sits in the hole between his shoulders, and the dragon tail is too small to have sufficient torque to completely clip together, as its own hinge seems to work against it. It's also more of a partsformer than I had expected, even at this size: you have to take off the wings and the arms, and Eaglebreast must be disassembled in order to "wear" him.

But damn, does it look good.


The TFWiki: when just five Infernos aren't enough. http://www.tfwiki.net


#80 Might Gaine

Might Gaine

    ARMS UP!! \(^_^)/

  • Retired Staff
  • 12793 posts
  • Gender:Male

Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:16 PM

Apart from the pop-off head, I thought Deathsaurus was great. The parts-forming was pretty minor compared to the clusterhug that is WFC Optimus. And adding in the semi-transforming breast plates from the other sets made him really fun. Only other complaint is that the transforming Tiger Breaster's handle blocks Deathsaurus' head in robot mode a bit.

My Deathsaurus didn't have any plastic tolerance problems, but my WFC Prime stressed horribly at the back of the knees. WFC Prime was pretty awful overall.

I got Hot Spot too, and he's awesome, even better than Deathsaurus--mostly transforms, with minor additional parts-forming. The combiner pieces being able to snap onto all modes is great too.

I have Gaia Guardian too, but I've only assembled two bots so far: Blades and Streetwise. So far, looking awesome in all modes and combined as limbs for Hot Spot. And no parts-forming--total transformation for those two. 'Scramble Power' is intact. All arms can become limbs and vice versa. Highly recommend this set so far!

Edited by Might Gaine, 07 May 2012 - 11:26 PM.

(,>.<, ) ....******



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users