Gear of War

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Gear of War Autoscout
TFC Toys character
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TFC Toys Gear of War box
Created by

TFC Toys
Release number

TFC-004, TFC-005 and TFC-005C
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Occupation Scout
Abilities

Alternate mode

Microcassette tape

The Gear of War is a third-party Transformer toy set made by TFC Toys in 2010 as an homage to Autobotscout and others.

TFC Toys

The Gear of War set includes a variety of accessories that can be used of Generation 1, Classic and Universe Transformers toy molds. The set includes a ladder and missile that are intended for Universe Inferno. There is a box that fits over Mirage to simulate him becoming invisible. It also contains Autoscout microcassette tape with crystals for use with Generation 1 Soundwave, or as a stand-alone figure. Three missile launchers with missiles are included that can be used with the Universe Sideswipe and Classic Mirage molds. Because these Transformers molds were reused many time, these accessories can be used with any of the recolors and remolds of those toy. Besides working in the the Soundwave and Blaster molds, the Autoscout fits in the BTS Toys Sonicron.

The Gear of War 2 set included rifles and various accessories with an LED light.

Development

Pictures of the Gear of War set were posted to the internet in December 2008.[1]

Finished product images of the Gear of War were posted to the internet in May 2009.[2]

In February 2010 TFC Toys put up pictures of a crystal (translucent) version of the Gear of War 2 set on their web site.[3]

Promotional images of the Gear of War 2 set displayed it being used by various figures, including the FansProject D.I.A. Commander and G3 Trailer.

The Battle Rollar, Shadow Rollar, Gear of War, Primars, Targetroids, Hercules combiner and Iron Army were among the past items made by TFC Toys spotlighted at the TFcon 2012 Third Party Panel.[4]

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for January 1st, 2009 Vangelus selected the Gear of War as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

The [email protected] podcast for June 18th, 2009 selected the Gear of War 2 as one of the New Picture Picks.[6]

Gear of War was featured in an article in the July 2009 issue of Chi Soul Die (模魂志) magazine.[7]

The [email protected] podcast for July 23rd, 2009 selected the Gear of War 2 as one of the New Picture Picks.[8]

Fictional biography

The energon peak accidentally released when Battle Rollar transwarped by the Matrix was detected by the Dcpt-Con. When his latest weapon - the Autoscout, the intel chief quickly located the Trion's Laboratory. The Lord of Destruction gathered all of his resources, trying to destroy wounded Prime once and for all and grasp at the Matrix. In this crisis, three heroic Bot warriors determined to make a stand. Carrying the powerful weapons recently developed by Jack, they were dispatched to the field. A fierce battle to protect the Matrix just started...

Toys

  • TFC Toys TFC-004 Gear of War (2010)
An original third-party Transformer accessory set by TFC Toys.[9]
Includes Autoscout cassette, four crystals, three shoulder missiles and launchers, invisibility block, a ladder and fist missile that fit Universe Inferno and it's remolds/recolors, like Solar Storm Grappel, Artfire and Hot Spot.
The design for the missile launcher was copied by CHMS for the released of some of their products.
  • TFC Toys TFC-005 Gear of War 2 (2010)
An original third-party Transformer accessory set by TFC Toys. Includes several guns intended for Optimus Prime.
  • TFC Toys TFC-005C Gear of War 2 Crystal (unreleased)
A recolor of the Gear of War 2 set made in translucent colors.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tf-club-tfc-004-gear-of-war-weapon-set-166498/
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfc-004-gear-of-war-weapons-set-finished-product-images-and-in-package-pictures-167549/?catid=searchresults&searchid=13295
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfc-005c-gear-of-war-2-weaon-set-crystal-169152/?catid=searchresults&searchid=14024
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLoBzqLc2g4
  5. Vangelus (January 1st, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/201676-wtf-tfw-episode-24-a.html. 
  6. Vangelus (June 18th, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/242829-wtf-tfw-48-june-18-2009-a.html. 
  7. "TFC-004 Gear Of War". Chi Soul Die (模魂志): p. 92-93. July 2009. 
  8. Vangelus (July 23rd, 2009). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/255641-wtf-tfw-53-july-23-2009-a.html. 
  9. http://www.tfclub.com/art/20081231173551_5937.html

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