Heavy Labor

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Heavy Labor
TFC Toys character
Heavylabor-box.jpg
Heavy Labor box
Created by

TFC Toys
Information
Aliases Heavylabor
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Dump truck
Tech specs

ST09 IN05 SP00 EN09

RN04 CO08 FB07 SK04

Heavy Labor is a fictional character made by TFC Toys in 2011 as a third-party Transformer. He is an homage to the 1985 Transformers Constructicon Long Haul.

TFC Toys

Heavy Labor is a third-party Transformer and an homage to the Constructicon Long Haul. He combines with the other toys in his line to form Hercules, an homage to Devastator.[1]

Heavy Labor is incredibly strong and tough, very brave and has a good amount of firepower, but is also amazingly slow.

Heavy Labor is not the only third-party Transformer homage to Long Haul, there is also Maketoys Dump Truck.

Development

Prototype photos of Heavy Labor displayed it combined with Classic Scrapper and Bonecrusher as leg extensions.[2]

Although sold as Heavy Labor, early displays of the toy's prototype advertised it as Heavylabor.[3]

Heavy Labor was previewed at the Third Party Panel at TFcon 2011.[4]

Reprolabels made a label set for Heavy Labor that makes it look more like Generation 1 Long Haul.

Promotional photos for Hegemon were done comparing it to Heavy Labor among other toys.

In December 2011 promotional photos of a Third Party League Skyfire homage compared it to Heavy Labor.[5]

Reception

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for August 15th, 2011 discussed the Heavy Labor images in the news.[6]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for September 26th, 2011 discussed delayed in the release of Heavy Labor in the news.[7]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 17th, 2011 discussed the delay of the release of Heavy Labor in the news.[8]

The [email protected] podcast for December 1st, 2011 selected pictures of the completed Hercules as one of the New Picture Picks.[9]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for January 9th, 2012 discussed images of Reprolabels for Heavy labor in the news.[10]

Toys

  • TFC Toys Hercules Heavy Labor (2011)
An original third-party Transformer mold. Turns from robot to dump truck. He forms the lower torso of Hercules. Comes with two guns, a collector card and instructions.
This release sometimes came with a replacement part for Exgraver's shovel, which was too tight on the original figure.
Initial releases of Heavy Labor suffered from a tight hip joint that would strip with normal use. A fix for the problem was issued on the Robot Kingdom Facebook page.[11]
This toy was recolored and included as part of TFC Toys's Perseus.
  • Reprolabels Heavy Labor (2012)
A label set meant to make Heavy Labor look more like the Constructicon Long Haul.[12]
  • TFC Toys Hercules Heavy Labor reissue (2012)
A reissue of Heavy Labor was done in 2012, with the hip fixed and an altered box.[13]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/sponsor-news-19/tfc-hercules-heavylabor-images-and-pre-order-173035/
  2. http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/tfclub-project-deva-update-and-possible-reflector-t73359s90.php
  3. http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/new-pics-of-tfclub-deva-dslr-and-pcc-t76012s40.php
  4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrUozfRdYUg
  5. http://www.fullmetalhero.com/t5446/
  6. blunghole (August 15th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpybDIZS3HM. 
  7. blunghole (September 26th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpm7sGAqFjc. 
  8. blunghole (October 17th, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjgUR1ZyZTA. 
  9. Vangelus (December 1st, 2011). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/501521-wtf-tfw-176-december-1-2011-a.html. 
  10. blunghole (January 9th, 2012). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vj9onnyrWU. 
  11. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.341852882500100.84966.168147899870600&type=1
  12. http://toyhax.com/mainmenu/standard-scale/875-labels-for-tfc-heavy-labor.html
  13. Images for New Packaging for TFC Hercules Figures, TFW2005, May 7th, 2012

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