Smart Robin

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Smart Robin
FansProject character
Smartrobin-box.jpg
Smart Robin box
Created by

FansProject
Release number

Function-X3
Information
Species Transformer
Gender Male
Abilities

Alternate mode

Jet and pilot
Function

Science Officer

Smart Robin is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Brainstorm and Arcana created by FansProject in 2013.

FansProject

Smart Robin is a third-party Transformer homage to the Autobot Brainstorm. "Smart Robin" is an anagram for "Brainstorm".

Development

FansProject first teased their Function-X line of toys at TFcon 2012, where the Combes Robin version of Smart Robin was seen.[1]

Smart Robin was released in December, 2013.

Reprolabels released a set of Brainstorm themed labels for Smart Robin in April, 2014.

In September 2015 a Smart Robin Masked Soleron was given away as a bonus item to people who ordered the Steel Core Trailer.

In January 2016 FPCore started selling the Smart Robin Masked Soleron on their web site.

Reception

In the Fwooshcast podcast for December 14th, 2012 the hosts talked about teaser images of the Function-X toys.[2]

In the Radio Free Cybertron podcast for December 26th, 2012 the FansProject Brainstorm homage was mentioned in their Third Party Roundup.[3]

The [email protected] podcast for January 24th, 2014 selected pictures of the Smart Robin prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.[4]

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for January 30th, 2013 discussed Smart Robin as part of their Third Party Roundup.[5]

In the [email protected] podcast for February 1st, 2013 pictures of Smart Robin were selected as one of the New Picture Picks.[6]

The Back from the 80s podcast for February 2nd, 2013 talked about FansProject Car Crash, Quadruple U, Smart Robin and T-Bone in the news.[7]

In the TF Beyond podcast for February 7th, 2013 Smart Robin and Quadruple U were covered as a topic.[8]

In the Cybercast podcast for July 6th, 2013 the hosts talked about FansProject Fangro, Quadruple U, Smart Robin and Tailclub in the news.[9]

In the Cybercast podcast for August 4th, 2013 the hosts talked about Smart Robin in the news.[10]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for August 20th, 2013 the hosts tcompared the FansProject Smart Robin, Toyworld Brainwave and Mastermind Creations Physicus Tempest.[11]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for September 7th, 2013 covered Smart Robin in the news.[12]

Comics

Smart Robin appears in the battle scene on the back of Tusker and Megazero's boxes, where he is fighting along side Collector and Glacialord.

Smart Robin was the featured character in the FX-03 comics release by FansProject at TFcon 2015. In this story he discovers some suspicious crystals and decides Code should investigate.[13]

Toys

  • FansProject Function-X3 Smart Robin (2013)
An original third-party Transformer mold by FansProject. Comes with pilot, who becomes with humanoid robot head.
His face sculpt is based on the Japanese version of the character.
This toy was recolored into Combes Robin.
  • Reprolabels Labels for FP Smart Robin (2014)
A set of Brainstorm themed labels for Smart Robin which includes Autobot faction symbols.[14]
  • FansProject Smart Robin Masked Soleron (2015)
A new pilot/head for Smart Robin was produced by FansProject that had a masked face.

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfcon-2012-third-party-panel-coverage-175610/
  2. 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/. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Vangelus (January 24th, 2014). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/775172-wtf-tfw-236-january-24-2013-a.html. 
  5. Brian Kilby (January 30th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/2/2/radio-free-cybertron-1302013.html. 
  6. Vangelus (February 1st, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/795858-wtf-tfw-237-february-1-2013-a.html. 
  7. Dreadwing (February 2nd, 2013). "Back from the 80s". http://btte.libsyn.com/ (Podcast). Back from the 80s. http://btte.libsyn.com/episode-135. 
  8. TJ Duckett (February 7th, 2013). "TF Beyond". http://kumastyledesigns.com (Podcast). Kuma Style Designs. http://kumastyledesigns.com/tf-beyond-podcast-episode-12-sly-stallone-approx-132-min/. 
  9. Craig (July 6th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI_PuJjPTAM. 
  10. Craig (August 4th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKXIwnG5j2A. 
  11. Craig (August 20th, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/08/fwooshcast-124-august-20th-i-believe-its-supposed-to-be-a-lion/. 
  12. Mathew Robert Ignash (September 7th, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). RetroRobotRadio. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhmGixEyWQE. 
  13. https://www.fpcore.com/book-of-core/fx-03-tfcon-comics
  14. http://toyhax.com/standard-scale/896-labels-for-fp-smart-robin.html?search_query=Smart+Robin&results=1

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