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Action Formers - Disposal Armor Set by wulongti Action Formers - Disposal Armor Set by wulongti
I've finished up the design work for the first character set to go w/ my new minifigure line "Action Formers". This set is a visual homage to Tailgate from IDW's More Than Meets the Eye comic series.

Once I've tested the parts you'll be able to get them from my Shapeways shop: [link]

The name is, of course, changed for copyright reasons. The minifigure is based on an articulated protoskeleton that you attach armor parts to. The figure ends up being about 2" tall but doesn't transform so it's more of an Action Master in that regard but is more posable.
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Sinceredir Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow that's really awesome work!
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm really digging the physical version of him too :D
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Sinceredir Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it turned out awesome! I really have to try out Shapeways some time, too
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
as long as you don't mind doing paint and assembly it's a pretty awesome way to get stuff that would never get produced otherwise.
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Zanne Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Oh my...I guess I'd better start following you in earnest; this version of Tailgate is hands-down the best I've ever seen. And so very wee; I'm impressed that you got such articulation into such a little guy. And so very collectable too; I will definitely start watching your Facebook page for releases. :D

Excellent work! :clap:
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot :D

I've got 1 more bot to do to complete "wave 1" of the Action Formers.

Do you think it would be worth my while to look into a Kickstarter for these guys? Maybe get real molds made and all that?
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Zanne Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Oh, excellent! And I saw in the comments that a certain psychiatrist might be on the "to do" list as well, which makes me incredibly happy. XD

Oooh...I'm definitely not knowledgeable enough about what kind of appeal these little guys might have in a much larger market. A decision like that would probably depend on several things; prospective client interest, how much molds would cost, how it would affect the quality of what you do, if you could raise enough while still being able to sell the resulting product at the price you want, etc. Lots of things to consider, but it sounds like you're already building a bit of a client base with these little guys! Best of luck to you in whatever you decide. :)
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL thanks ^__^

I think that "Database" will be next just to finish off the minibots and I'll start "wave 2" off with the next larger toyless characters.
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Merewyn1066 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
These are so awesome, you'd better add me to your list of potential future customers! Can't wait until they are released.
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D
be sure to follow my Facebook page then, I post all my updates there first ^__^

[link]
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Crono8 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I'm totally interested in buying him :D
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, once I get my test prints from Shapeways I'll know if I need to make any changes or not. Then it should be available in my shop ^__^
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Crono8 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
*w*
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zomgitsalaura Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
holy crap, it's so CUTE. *on a similar note, i would sell my SOUL for a rewind*
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ^__^

Regarding Rewind, no soul necessary thanks to my buddy Ariel Lemon: [link]
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zomgitsalaura Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
eeeeh, not as comic accurate as your ones xD
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
true.. but his transforms and fits inside the Voyager Boombox toy :D
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zomgitsalaura Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
lol, still totally shelling out for your one though when it goes up.
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
then I guess I'd best add Rewind to the list then eh?
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zomgitsalaura Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
*starts putting aside money*
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*me too*
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v-for-vincent Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
OMG!!! :wow:

Must have this. Must!!!
Money no object!

Note me, email me when it's up for sale. I WILL buy from you. Paypal OK? Credit card?

:wave:
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, I'm glad you like him ^__^

Once I get my test prints and I'm satisfied I'll make the kit available in my shapeways shop. Be sure to check out my Facebook page for updates and works in progress. [link]
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v-for-vincent Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Okay. Cool!
Don't forget to note me when it's up for sale.
I do not want to miss out :)
:wave:
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no promises but I'll try to remember. I'll definitely be posting it on FB and twitter though.
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LadyJet2 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
OH GOD I WANT!

about how much do you think it will run?
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like him ^__^

I still have to get my test prints and make final adjustments but I'm shooting for the $20 - 25 range.
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LadyJet2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love him! :D total fan of him. ;) I wonder if you will be making any Psychiatrists?

Awesome. :D thanks!
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The set I'm working on currently is an Explorer but a Psychiatrist IS on my to do list after I've done the short bots. ;)
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LadyJet2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome! :D I know a few of my friends will DEFINITELY buy your stuff! ^_^
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*steeples fingers* Excellent... then my plan is coming together... ;)
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LadyJet2 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
*lol* it is! X3
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Uniformshark Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear I cant wait to see him up for sale if he's not too expensive I totally would get one <3
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
waiting on Shapeways to send me my first test print.. due to ship next week I hope.
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Transformerslover4ev Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Freaking awesome!!!! xD
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks, should be getting the first prototype in hand in a few weeks :D
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Transformerslover4ev Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet! XD
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arceeenergon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wowwwwwww
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wulongti Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Funny. If you hollowed out parts of his limbs and other areas, he could actually fold and up transform into... something... lol
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wulongti Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just about, yeah. lol

maybe one day I'll make partsformers versions of this action figure line...
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Primus would be easy though he's just a shellformer haha
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is true.. though I'd hate to have to pay for the 3D print of that shell... O_o
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yuck. Never mind!
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soy-monk Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You don't have to, I think they're pretty awesome by themselves.
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wulongti Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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Lilscotty Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
This looks so awesome I wish I could by it now.
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wulongti Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
patience youngling. I'd feel terrible if I let anyone buy something I designed and it turned out to be crap, especially something this small and complicated.. too much can go wrong. Might be okay, but I don't want to risk YOUR money on that guess.
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