Optiaim vs. Megashoton

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Optiaim vs. Megashoton
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Optiaim vs. Megashoton box
Publication information
Created by TFC Toys
In-story information
Member(s) Optiaim and Megashoton

Optiaim vs. Megashoton is a pair of fictional characters made by TFC Toys in 2011 as a third-party Transformers. They are an homage to the 1984 Transformers characters Megatron and Optimus Prime and Transformers Targetmaster sub-line.

TFC Toys

Megashoton and Optiaim are Targetroids, similar to a Transformers Targetmaster, but larger. When first promoted Megashoton was called Megazoom and Optiaim was called Opticmax.

Other original third-party Targetmasters include FansProject Sidearm and Blesser.

Other third-party homages to Optimus Prime include Faith Leader.

Other third-party homages to Megatron include Destruction Lord, Hegemon and Mega-Gun.

Development

Prototype images of the Targetroids were posted to the TFClub web site in November 2010.[1]

A robot mode prototype of Optiaim was displayed at Cybertron Con 2010.[2]

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.[3]

Reception

The [email protected] podcast for August 5th, 2010 selected pictures of the Targetroid prototypes as one of the New Picture Picks.[4]

The [email protected] podcast for December 30th, 2010 selected pictures of the Targetroid prototypes as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

The [email protected] podcast for January 6th, 2011 selected pictures of the Targetroid prototypes as one of the New Picture Picks.[6]

In the moonbase2 podcast for January 9th, 2011 Dave said he didn't see the point of the Targetroid toys.[7]

Toys

  • TFC Toys Targetroids EX-004 Optiaim vs. Megashoton (2011)
Megashoton and Optiaim are new molds. Both turn from robots into guns. Optiaim was recolored as Ultra, Shadow and as Shattered Glass Optiaim.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfclub-custom-toys-new-images-171013/?catid=searchresults&searchid=14082
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/more-unofficial-fan-produced-transformers-images-from-cybertron-con-170331/
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLoBzqLc2g4
  4. Vangelus (August 5th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/318007-wtf-tfw-107-august-5-2010-a.html. 
  5. Vangelus (December 30th, 2010). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/355180-wtf-tfw-128-december-30-2010-a.html. 
  6. Vangelus (January 6th, 2011). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/356017-wtf-tfw-129-january-6-2011-a.html. 
  7. Dave (January 9th, 2011). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-137. 

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