Code (FansProject)

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Code
FansProject character
Functionx1box.jpg
Code box
Created by

FansProject
Release number

Function-X1, Function-X0
Information
Species Transformer/Soleron
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Car and driver

Code is a fictional character and third party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Chromedome made by FansProject in 2012.

FansProject

Code is a homage to the Autobot characters Chromedome and Stylor created by FansProject.

Development

A prototype for Code was teased privately for a few people at BotCon 2011.

FansProject first teased their Function-X line of toys at TFcon 2012.[1]

In December 2012 Big Bad Toy Store announced they would give $20 worth of toys to Toys for Tots for every preorder of FansProject Code made before December 16th 2012.[2] TFsource offered a similar deal benefiting the Salvation Army.

The first images of the FansProject Code toy were posted to the internet in December 2012.[3]

Code started to ship after Christmas 2012.

Code Virus version shipped in June 2013.

In 2014 Reprolabels made a set of labels for Code to make it look more like Chromedome.

In 2015 a version of Code was released in colors closer to Generation 1 Chromedome.

Reception

In the Fwooshcast podcast for December 14th, 2012 the hosts talked about teaser images of the Function-X toys.[4]

In the [email protected] podcast for December 15th, 2012 Aaron selected the charity preorder offer on Code as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

In the Radio Free Cybertron podcast for December 26th, 2012 Code was one of the topics for discussion. The hosts of the show had a mixed reaction, which some loving it, and other not liking the head and feet.[6]

Code was featured in the 2013 toy reference book Transforming Collections by Philip Reed.[7]

The [email protected] podcast for January 10th, 2013 discussed Code in detail after two of the hosts bought it.[8]

In the TF Beyond podcast for January 13th, 2013 Code was covered as a topic by host TJ Duckett.[9]

The [email protected] podcast for January 17th, 2013 discussed the transformation of Code in detail when another host bought it.[10]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for March 4th, 2013 one of the hosts talked about the Code he recently purchased.[11]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for June 2nd, 2013 one of the hosts talked about the FansProject Code he recently purchased.[12]

In the Cybercast podcast for June 30th, 2013 the hosts talked about the Virus recolor of Code in their BotCon 2013 coverage.[13]

Comics

Code was appeared in the FX-03 comic released by FansProject at TFcon 2015. In this story Smart Robin discovers some suspicious crystals and decides Code should investigate. When Code touches a crystal he is knocked out and changes to his Virus colors.[14]

Toys

  • FansProject Function-X1 Code (2012)
A new mold by FansProject. Turns from a car to robot. Comes with a Soleron driver and two guns. The car's driver becomes the head of the robot.
The head of Code has a similar, but different mechanism for attaching to his body as the Generation 1 Chromedome has. The result is that while Codes' head can fit on a Generation 1 Headmaster body (without activating the tech spec meter), a Generation 1 head cannot fit on the Code body.
The Soleron driver was recolored into the Soleron trainer for Positum.
  • FansProject Function-X1 Code virus version (2013)
A black and red recolor of Code
  • Reprolabels Labels for FP Code (2014)
A set of labels intended to make Code look mode like Chromedome. Includes Autobot faction symbols.[15]
  • FansProject Function-X0 Code (2015)
A minor recolor of Code in colors more accurate to Generation 1 Chromedome.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfcon-2012-third-party-panel-coverage-175610/
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/sponsor-news-19/fansproject-function-x-charity-promotion-176478/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13587
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/fansproject-function-x-1-mystery-figure-revealed-176553/
  4. Craig (December 14th, 2012). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2012/12/episode-92-december-15th-the-tragic-sacrifice/. 
  5. Vangelus (December 15th, 2012). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/741184-wtf-tfw-230-december-15-2012-a.html. 
  6. Brian Kilby (December 26th, 2012). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net (Podcast). TFRadio. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2012/12/29/radio-free-cybertron-12262012.html. 
  7. Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6. 
  8. Vangelus (January 10th 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/762602-wtf-tfw-234-january-10-2013-a.html. 
  9. TJ Duckett (January 13th, 2013). "TF Beyond". http://kumastyledesigns.com (Podcast). Kuma Style Designs. http://kumastyledesigns.com/tf-beyond-podcast-episode-10-moving-on-approx-167-min/. 
  10. Vangelus (January 17th, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/770913-wtf-tfw-235-january-17-2013-a.html. 
  11. Craig (March 4th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/03/episode-101-march-4th-the-sound-of-crickets/. 
  12. Craig (June 2nd, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/06/fwooshcast-113-june-2nd-the-flood/. 
  13. Craig (June 30th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lflbijeR5QM. 
  14. https://www.fpcore.com/book-of-core/fx-03-tfcon-comics
  15. http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/893-labels-for-fp-code.html

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