Bonecrusher pieces hot off 3d printer

These are prints from my Ultimaker 3d printer. At this stage I’m making sure all the pieces work together, and I’ll make quick tweaks to the 3d model. Much faster turn around than using services like Shapeways where you have to wait for someone else to print it then shipping time. The plastic color is the closest I could find to G1 Constructicons. Let me know if you find a closer looking color.

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Bonecrusher Bot Shots customs

Here is an update on the Toonbot Bot Shot customs front. I just designed the Bonecrusher bot, his vehicle mode and bot mode. His parts are currently being printed. He’ll have all custom pieces but his feet. I’m pretty excited about this one and being able to keep to G1 design.

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Transformers Prime Bot Shots Customs – Limited Release

Transformers Prime Bot Shots customs

I did a poll on Toonbot.com last year and you the fan wanted Prime Bot Shots so here is my first go at it. All the profits from these sales will go directly to the Constructicon Bot Shot project which you can see my progress on the Toonbot Facebook page. So your support will have an impact and you get a cool collector item out of it. Each will be numbered and signed.

These Toonbot repaints are in limited release, only 5 of each are made. Each are carefully taken apart, taped up, and spray painted. Then hand painted detail, similar detail to the Transformer Prime characters making them unique to the cartoon show. Finally each are sprayed with a protective coat to seal in the detail and the pieces put back together in their working order.

On sale now, these will go fast, get yours while they last! Show your support as a collector if you want more. I have some amazing ideas for a second release which may include; Breakdown, Knockout, Ratchet, Smokescreen, Wheeljack, and Zombie Cliffjumper.

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Custom Ultra Magnus Bot Shots – New Mold

With the modification of the Bot Shots Optimus Prime launcher I’ve created a new mold of the sides to look like Ultra Magus’s trailer. It holds two Bot Shots vehicles one on top and one inside.

Just like the original G1 Ultra Magnus the rockets unpeg from the trailer and peg into the side of the figure’s arms with a minor modification.

Detail found on the side of the trailer is identical to the detail found on the G1 Ultra Magnus trailer. The custom trailer still has all the functionality as the original launcher; attached/detach truck from trailer, sides flip down/launching mechanism fires when you press down the black piece/bumper in the back.
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Upcoming Bot Shots Series 2 in mid 2013

Member named prime roller from tfw2005 message boards posted a selection of images from a Taiwanese Transformers catalog. Hasbro has a lot planned for Bot Shots in 2013 many of which are sad repaints, more beast hunters, and a few gems. Now you be the judge.

A new Skywarp mold that looks a lot like Transformers Animated alt mode.

Since when was Inferno yellow, who at Hasbro made this decision??? Slap a white star on a green mold and call him Hound. They could at least remolded the head and back spoiler piece.

We got a Kup and Blitzwing but no custom head sculpts. 

Here is a gem. Warpath which is a repaint of Brawl with new head sculpt!!! 

Crystal clear Jazz, beautiful!!!

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Bot Shots Custom – Mixmaster Alt Mode

Been working on this Bot Shots custom, Mixmaster for a while, finally got the alt mode pieces to work together. Front of the vehicle and body are entirely new molds. I’ll just be reusing the feet and arms from the Optimus Prime mold. I’m still working on the chest/head piece.

The front works with the spring and you can push it in and it will spring back.
The back has detail similar to the G1 toy.
 Yes, it will fold up to be the foot of Devastator! The head will support it from the back.

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Bot Shots Series 2 – Wave 1, Launchers, 3 packs, & more 5 packs

You saw the first Series 2 figures hit stores recently, two 5 packs, Stunticons and Polar Assualt. Stunticons is a creative repaint of Series 1 Wreckers and the Polar Assualt is lack luster repaint with the white Bumblebee being the star of the bunch, some people call him Bugbite. If you’re just now catching up you can snag these guys from Toysrus.com.

More Series 2 are surfacing online as overseas pre-orders pop up, here to show you Wave 1 and new Launchers. Wave 1 is as we expected, shown to us at SDCC12, Sunstorm, Red Ironhide, Shockwave, and Bumblebee. These are the first to show off the new gimmicks Jump Shot, Flip Shot, and Spin Shot. I’m pretty excited about these especially the Red Ironhide and his mean grin! The pose some of these have is a little goofy.

Minus the new stunts they do on impact it’s important to point out two other differences from last year’s Series 1. That is the character design of this toys look more like the 3D animated characters from the online game counter part. (The place where you used those codes) Additionally you’ll notice the cool 2D drawings they had on the packaging is gone and in its’ place are the 3D character renderings again from the online game. I do miss the 2D drawings as the art style alone made for interesting packaging and it had a hint of G1 packaging where you’d find a drawing of the toy. The use of the 3D character might be a way to reduce cost in production and reinforce the link between the online game. I’ll let you be the judge. You can pre-order these from Robotkingdom.com. More 3 packs will surface with a new tank mold and the rest are recolors.

New launchers have been announced with what looks like a G1 design of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. As if we didn’t have enough of these guys. At least Hasbro is throwing us some G1 we should be happy. These launchers look like less thought was put into them as the launcher is just a ramp, not a part of the vehicle like Series 1 was. I’m not sure what those blue and red things are perhaps they are obstacles you can crash your Bots into.

Lastly two new repaint 5 packs have been leaked. With the pics we have these look to be more lame repaints. What is a slap in the face is Hasbro calling this pack of jets “Air Force” when clearly they could have called them Aerialbots to please collectors and G1 fans everywhere. Additionally Air Raid is a F15, he can be a black repaint of starscream and be done with it! Who is Quickslinger and Firestrike? If you look these two up you’ll find Quickslinger is a female bot who is a motorcycle and Firestrike does not previously exist. Part of me thinks they got the names wrong as they sound so close to the real G1 names “Sling”shot & “Fire”flight. I feel like this was a perfect opportunity for a killer repaint like the Stunticon 5 pack, but they missed it. Perhaps someone will do the Aerialbots justice someday as Bot Shots. 😉

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Takara Tomy BeCool (Japan’s Bot Shots)

Takara wants us to BeCool!

Bot Shots has been a huge success here in the states and Japan is testing out the market to see if these little guys can bring in the big Yen! Straight from Japan I bring you two with the most different recoloring. Shimmery Red Mirage and Silver Grill Armored Bumblebee.

The Takara Bot Shots have different images on their chest, this one in the picture below is the funniest, rice snack! Based on the lack of instructions it looks like the rock, paper, scissor is not present on these Bot Shots. Perhaps rice snack beat all three sword, fist, and  gun?

As if there wasn’t enough Bumblebee’s this one is similar to the armored Bumblebee but he has a silver front grill. There is a bunch more in their wave 1, most all with same coloring as U.S. releases. There is already pre-orders for wave 2 from Hobbylink Japan. Grab these novelties while they last!

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Sideswipe – Custom – Early Model Test

Very early test shots of custom Bot Shots Sideswipe. I still need to fix several things with the parts. This has been a huge learning experience. Can’t wait to get this guy complete!

You’ll find all his parts are modeled off his G1 Sideswipe look including the head as shown below. I still need to adjust the position on the screw hole in the back as he is not latching properly.

The car model is also modeled after the G1 Sideswipe form of a Lamborghini Countach, still today is one of my favorite cars. There are several issues I need to address here some being the front grill needs thickening at a point, the spring slot needs widening, and the fit to the body needs tightening.

Thanks for the continued support, I’ll keep more coming!

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Air Jordan IV 4 Retro “Bred” 2012

Not a bot but era related.

This is the retro 4 released this November. I got my pair from NYSneakHeat.com. I found 2 small white marks as shown in the pics below, other than that the shoes look fine. If you’re interested I’ve included some history on the shoe from the wiki.

Air Jordan IV

In 1989 The Jordan IV shoe was released into the public, designed by Tinker Hatfield. It was the first Jordan shoe released on the global market. It had 4 colorways: White/ Grey, Black/Grey, White/Red, and White/Blue.

Spike Lee, the director and actor helped in the ad’s for Jordan IV. Spike Lee had featured the Air Jordan IV in his movie Do The Right Thing. The Air Jordan Bordeaux “Spiz’ike IV” were specifically made for Spike Lee in order to pay respect for advertising the Jordan Cement 4’s.

The Air Jordan IV were on Jordan’s feet when he made “The Shot” in Game 5 of the 1989 NBA First Round between the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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