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Old 4th May 2012, 01:46 PM
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I find the Throttlebot press-release interesting, but for a completely different reason to most here.

With 3rd Party stuff in general, each fan has a line in the sand. Some like the upgrade kits, and nothing else. Some like everything, while others hate everything.

I think this figure shows me where my line is - interesting figure, great design. Don't feel the need to buy it for 3rd pary prices.
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Old 18th May 2012, 01:27 PM
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Just to be clear, these aren't really throttle bots are they. No auto transformation gimmick proposed? It's just that the concept pick shown would be feasible, the toy prototype shown doesn't look like auto transformation
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Old 19th May 2012, 02:28 PM
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Just to be clear, these aren't really throttle bots are they. No auto transformation gimmick proposed? It's just that the concept pick shown would be feasible, the toy prototype shown doesn't look like auto transformation
Though I don't think there is enough info released at present to genuinely confirm either way, I'm almost certain that there will not be a gimmick with this figure dude (Beyond the only necessary one: Transformation ).
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Old 19th May 2012, 08:45 PM
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Auto transformation is a Battlecharger gimmick anyway, Throttlebots just had pull back and zoom!
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Old 15th September 2012, 12:38 PM
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Finally some news on this awesome looking little guy - pre-orders via RobotKingdom and BigBadToyStore RK has once again got the lead on the first batch to be delivered - by a full 3 months it seems.
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Old 15th September 2012, 02:09 PM
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The final colour in the RK page looks different. Seems to have lost the metallic look about it, which if the case is a real shame. Looked great but maybe they were worried about GPS.

Either way $60 is a bit above what I'd be willing to pay anyway.


So a pass for me.
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Old 15th September 2012, 04:00 PM
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The final colour in the RK page looks different. Seems to have lost the metallic look about it, which if the case is a real shame. Looked great but maybe they were worried about GPS.

Either way $60 is a bit above what I'd be willing to pay anyway.


So a pass for me.
On the plus side, the dull brown colour does make it look more G1-accurate.

I agree with your thoughts regarding pricing - was actually hoping it would be around $45(?), seeing how their initial solicitation included silhouettes of the rest of the Throttlebots. Looks like this will be one expensive group ito collect TW Hegemon was reasonably priced, and whilst TW Grind Rod (terrible name) is slightly smaller than a deluxe, it seems like they're pegging their prices with FP's Insecticons initial recommended price (also the same scale).
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Old 15th September 2012, 09:17 PM
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I was actually happy he is only $60. yeah cheaper would have been better. But as a rule I always expect 3rd Party stuff to cost about $100
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Old 17th September 2012, 04:55 PM
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60 bucks?! He's only 14cm tall. Sheesh
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Old 18th September 2012, 11:17 AM
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He does not cost much more than a regular 3rd party figure of that size. FP Insecticons are shorter and were $50.
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