RF-008 Hub Scout and RF-009 Bump Scout Photos

The RF-008 Hub Scout and RF-009 Bump Scout kits are now up for order, in the Renderform Store.  Below is a quick gallery showing the kits off with the various Classics Bumblebee repaints.  Both kits come with two guns, which are all unique designs from each other.  As well, both kits are available in yellow and RTS orange!

Please be aware when ordering.  Due to the large volume of orders expected, a new batch system will be used to handle orders and production.  Once your submit your order, you will get an automated email letting you know your order is in the system.  A couple days later, you will get an email indicating which batch you are in with further details on where to check.   Your batch will only be invoiced when its ready for production, to ensure their is minimal wait between payment to shipping.

Order will remain open until July 31st 2012!

 Click here to enter the Renderform Store to order the new kits!

 

 

 

RF-006 Gold Scout kit now for general sale!

The RF-006 Gold Scout kit is now up for general sale.  This sale will last until May 15th, or until all stock is sold.  Which ever comes first.  After that, these kits will not be available on Renderform.com again.  To order, simply click the “RENDERFORM STORE” link at the top of the page, or follow the link below.

ORDER GOLD SCOUT KITS HERE!

 

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RF-006 – Gold Scout Upgrade Kit

The RF-006 Gold Scout upgrade kit, is the first in a series to upgrade the Classics Bumblebee mold, into other G1 minibot characters.  The Gold Scout kit was created to make a Classics Goldbug character out of a spare Bumblebee figure in your collection.  There are four different sets, based on colors.  The main set, is the G1 blue, follow by black, yellow, and RTS orange.  Each kit comes with a new head sculpt, two medium sized hand blasters, a small mini gun, and a collectors card.  With the various colors, its possible to upgrade any version of the Classics Bumblebee into Gold Bug, based on your preference.  This kit is currently in production.

The breakdown of the various versions below is for the regular releases.  Early bird paid preorders received a second, solid blue visor, and included the bonus mini hand gun in either blue, or black, based on votes on the Renderform facebook page.  The original kit was intended to come with two visors, clear and solid.  Starting with the Pay Later preorders, the solid visor has been replaced with a gray mini hand gun.  The mini hand gun was created after kits went into production, and was never originally factored into the sets.

RF-006  – Main Version – Limited to 500 sets – Currently in production
1x Blue Helmet w/ clear visor
2x Blue Medium hand guns (each unique sculpts from one another)
1x Gray Mini hand gun
1x Collectors card

RF-006B  – Black Version – Limited to 200 sets – Currently in production
1x Black Helmet w/ clear visor
2x Black Medium hand guns (each unique sculpts from one another)
1x Gray Mini hand gun
1x Collectors card

RF-006Y  – Yellow Version – Limited to 100 sets – Currently in production
1x Yellow Helmet w/ clear visor
2x Black Medium hand guns (each unique sculpts from one another)
1x Gray Mini hand gun
1x Collectors card

RF-006R  – RTS Orange Version – Limited to 100 sets – Currently in production
1x RTS Orange Helmet w/ clear visor
2x Black Medium hand guns (each unique sculpts from one another)
1x Gray Mini hand gun
1x Collectors card

 

RF-005 – Nebulous Tempest Upgrade Kit

The RF-005 Nebulous Tempest Upgrade kit is designed to upgrade the Universe Darkwind figure, into a proper updated and modern G1 Darkwing.  This kit consists of brand new head sculpt, with a light up visor feature, thanks to the original LED in the figure’s neck.  Also included are two updated rifles, based off the G1 design.  A special edition version was also released, first sold at Botcon 2011.  This version, the RF-005S Aerial Assault kit, is limited to 65 sets only, and features a G1 style collectors card.  Besides including all the regular parts from the main set, it also came with non-exclusive bonus purple rifles.

RF-005 – Limited to 350 sets  – Currently Not In Production
1x New head sculpt
1x Translucent purple visor
1x Translucent red visor
1x Solid Purple visor
2x Large rifles
1x Collectors card

RF-005S – Limited to 65 sets  – SOLD OUT
1x New head sculpt
1x Translucent purple visor
1x Translucent red visor
1x Solid Purple visor
2x Large rifles
2x Non-exclusive translucent purple mini guns
1x Collectors card

RF-004 – Security Chief

The RF-004 Security Chief kit is an upgrade kit for Generations Red Alert.  This upgrade kit has two versions.  A RED version, for a cartoon accurate color, and a BLACK version, for a G1 toy accurate color.  The kits consisted of a new head sculpt, a updated hand rifle, and a articulated shoulder canon.  This was one of the more time consuming kits to make.  There were a total of 9 parts needed to be hand finished.  The shoulder canon alone had 5 parts.  A lucky draw translucent orange rifle was given away randomly for this set.

RF-004R – Red Set – Limited to 200 kits – SOLD OUT
1x New Red head sculpt
1x Red rifle
1x White shoulder cannon
1x Collectors card

RF-004B- Black Set – Limited to 75 kits – NOT IN PRODUCTION
1x New Black head sculpt
1x Red rifle
1x Black shoulder cannon
1x Collectors card

 

RF-003 – DJ Rockblast Upgrade Kit

The RF-003 DJ Rockblast Upgrade Kit is for the Universe Blaster mold, which is a straight repaint of Cybertron Soundwave.  This upgrade kit came in three versions, with various parts.  There were two main helmet designs.  One “Retro” helmet, featuring a rounded design like the G1 Blaster head.  And  “Cyber” helmet, more angular to match the figure’s blockier design from the Cybertron series.  All sets came with atleast two difference faces.  A cartoon style face, and a G1 toy style face.  A G1 comic style face was exclusive to the Full Set.  A updated large rifle was included, as well as a backpack accessory, which allowed the large rifle to be carried on the back, or store the original guns the figure came with.  As well, the backpack doubled as a gun.  A suprise mini rifle was included.  As well, 2 chest stickers, designed by Alex from Gotham Collectibles.  All kits came with a collectors card.

Full Set – This is the complete version.  It is also limited to 100 sets.  This kit consisted of:

1x Cyber Helmet
1x Retro Helmet
1x Cartoon Face
1x G1 Face
1x Comic Face
1x Large Rifle
1x Mini AM Rifle
1x Backpack
2x Chest sticker
1x Collectors Card

Cyber Set – This set came with just the “Cyber” helmet.  It is also limited to 100 sets.  This kit consisted of:

1x Cyber Helmet
1x Cartoon Face
1x G1 Face
1x Large Rifle
1x Mini AM Rifle
1x Backpack
2x Chest sticker
1x Collectors Card

Retro Set – This set came with just the “Retro” helmet.  It is also limited to 100 sets.  This kit consisted of:

1x Retro Helmet
1x Cartoon Face
1x G1 Face
1x Large Rifle
1x Mini AM Rifle
1x Backpack
2x Chest sticker
1x Collectors Card

 

RF-002X – Mach Red Upgrade Kit

The RF-002X Mach Red upgrade kit was a special edition version of the regular RF-002 kit.  This version was also intended for the Skyfall figure.  The intention was to create the “heroic” version, based on his bio alluding to Skyfall being a double agent.  This kit was limited to only 40 sets, based on the orders received within the time period of one week.  The final kit came in a red color, where the original version was black.  The parts in the kit included the helmet, several visors in various colors, two red rifles, 1 translucent green rifles, and 2 red mini guns.  The set also include a collectors card, and a “tech spec” card.  Some of the parts were a secret bonus, which customers did not find out about, until kits were delivered.  These parts are not pictured below.
Current status: Not in production.

 

RF-002 – Empyrean Espionage Upgrade Kit

The RF-002 Empryean Espionage Upgrade kit, is the very first upgrade kit released by Renderform.  This kit is meant to upgrade the Universe Skyfall figure, to look truer to the homage character it is meant to be, G2 Skyjack.  The kit includes two new helmet parts, 2 visors, in red and yellow, and two original rifles.   This version of the kit is limited to 350 sets.  A basic kit was released, consisting of just the helmet parts and two visors.  This basic version of the kit is limited to 100 sets.  The visors were casted in translucent resin, to allow the original LED in the neck, to light up.   A lucky draw translucent rifle was given away randomly with orders.

Current Status:  Not in production.

 

RF-005 – Upgrade Garage Kit Final Photos

Below are the final photos for the RF-005 garage kit, upgrade set for Uni. Darkwind.  This set comes with the following:

1x Helmet
1x Translucent Purple Visor
1x Translucent Red Visor
1x Solid Purple Visor
2x Plasma Blaster guns

The final price will be $35 CAD plus shipping.  This kit will be limited to 350 sets.  The kit is not currently available for public ordering.  Please check back here, and the Renderform Facebook page on when the kit will go up for sale.  They will be sold in three batches of 50 sets.  I will give a one week notice to give people time to be aware of the sales.

Please be aware, this kit is a hand made item, like all other Renderform items, which are considered garage kits.  It is made with urethane plastic resin.  Since it is a garage kit, once in hand, some might feel certain parts can be better finished, based on their level of customization.  For the most part, kits can be installed right out of the package though.

As well, also be aware of the following two notes about this specific garage kit.

The grey color on the guns and helmet will not be 100% matched to the toy.  This is impossible with my limited resources.  However, it will be close as possible.

There is a QC issue you must be aware of.  Once the helmet is attached, there is a gap between the two parts.  I’ve done my best so far to figure out a solution to fix this, but haven’t found any to date.  You can see this issue in one of the photos.  It might be possible to close the gap by gluing the helmet.  One of the reasons this gap occurs is because the screw is higher up, to accommodate the LED in the neck joint.  If I had access to smaller screws, I might have been able to fix this issue for sure. But it’s not certain really.  I’ve shown the finished head to several TF fans/collectors.  Their reaction is mixed. So I expect the same from all of you online.  I feel for display purpose, the gap won’t be an issue.  But if you will be playing with the toy, you might notice it a lot, when viewing from the side.  I will try to see if I can fix it before shipping, but I can not guarantee anything.

 

RF-004 Security Chief

Here are the final photos of the RF-004 Security Chief upgrade kit.

The final design has a smaller and detailed head, compared to the prototype.  However, due to the slot, inside the chest, assistance is needed to help the head slide down, and back up.  The only way to fix this issue is to give the head design, a pinhead size, or a totally different design.  The shoulder rocket has articulation, as shown in the photos below.  All sets come with a collectors card, which are hand numbered.  The RED set is limited to 200 units, and the black set is limited to 75 units.

I am currently shipping preorders from the boards.  There are now less than 100 RED sets left, and less than 50 BLACK sets left, for both versions.

I am currently able to offer 30 more kits for the rest of March.  The rest will be available sometime next month.  If you would like to order, please click on the order page above.  And make sure to fill all information, otherwise your order will not be processed for the invoice.  Kits will only be reserved once payment is made.  So once the quota is filled, any unpaid invoices will be canceled.

Due to the release of the RF-004 kit, please allow 1 to 2 weeks to have your order shipped, after payment is received.  I will do my best to get your order out as soon as possible.  If you can not wait that long, I ask you not to place an order now.  However, I will not guarantee stock will remain available later.