With TFcon Toronto well underway, we have received these images from Fansproject’s table where they have unveiled some exciting new upcoming products, including their first venture into actual transforming robots!
Artwork on show depicted the three TFX-Warbots, Defender, Collector, and an unnamed third. Only Defender was shown fully – he is an all-original, fully transforming homage to the Generation 1 Autobot Springer, and can transform between helicopter and land vehicle modes. Collector and the third bot were only seen in silhouette, however, from Collector’s silhouette it is clear he is a tribute to the Generation 1 Transformer Wreck-Gar, while 2005 Boards member Venksta confirms that the unnamed third robot’s inspiration is Generation 1’s Broadside. He can also transform between three distinct modes.
Also on show were concept designs and CGI renders for the TFX Protector set. This set, designed for the Transformers Classics Rodimus, upgrades Rodimus into Rodimus Prime, and looks set to be the perfect companion piece to the City Commander set.
Prototypes of previously revealed items were also on show – the G3 Trailer was shown in each of its different configurations, and its interaction with the Classics / Universe 2.0 Deluxe Autobots, as well as Powered Commander, was shown off. The Energon and Revenge of the Fallen Superion upgrade limbs were also on show – these additional parts give Energon or Revenge of the Fallen Superion more traditional arms and feet, for those who bemoaned the more unorthodox weapon limbs of the official release.
Last but not least, there was also artwork shown for a totally original transforming robot work. Called TFX-Salutation, this all-original work is a combiner team called the Glacialbots, with the central portion being formed by a mammoth!
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