Down Force (FansProject)

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Down Force
FansProject character
Downforce-box.jpg
FansProject Down Force box
Created by

FansProject
Release number

CA-12
Information
Species Transformer
Abilities

Alternate mode

Caparo T1

Down Force is a fictional character and third-party Transformer homage to Generation 1 Drag Strip created by FansProject in 2013. In 2013 Reprolables released a set of labels for Down Force.

FansProject

Down Force is a third-party Transformer homage to the 1986 Transformers Stunticon Drag Strip. He transforms into a Caparo T1, which despite its race car looks, it actually a 2 seater, road worthy sports car. He combines with the other members of his team to form the giant robot M3.

Other third-party Transformer homage to Drag Strip include the BTS Teletran Kit, which includes a gun for Universe Drag Strip.

Development

FansProject first teased a silhouette of M3 at TFcon 2012.[1]

In January 2013 FansProject FansProject put prototype images of Down Force and Last Chance on their web site.[2]

In February 2013 TFsource posted color images of Down Force and Last Chance to their web site.[3]

Down Force was released in June 2013.

Reception

The Radio Free Cybertron podcast for February 27th, 2013 discussed the combined form of the FansProject Menasor homage as part of their Third Party Roundup.[4]

In the [email protected] podcast for March 1st, 2013 leaked pictures of M3's combined mode were selected as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

The moonbase2 podcast for March 5th, 2013 covered the leaked images of M3 in the news.[6]

In the Fwooshcast podcast for April 23rd, 2013 the hosts talked about images of Down Force and Last Chance.[7]

The [email protected] podcast for May 3rd, 2013 selected pictures of Down Force, Last Chance and their Motormaster homage as New Picture Picks.[8]

The Cybercast podcast for May 4th, 2013 discussed FansProject Diesel and Car Crash, Downforce, Last Chance and T-Bone in the news.[9]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for May 6th, 2013 discussed FansProject Menasor homage in the news.[10]

The moonbase2 podcast for May 7th, 2013 covered Down Force and Last Chance in the news.[11]

In the Cybercast podcast for June 16th, 2013 the hosts talked about Down Force in the news.[12]

The moonbase2 podcast for June 17th, 2013 covered Down Force final images in the news.[13]

The Retro Robot Radio podcast for October 12th, 2013 covered Reprolabels for Down Force in the news.[14]

Toys

  • FansProject CA-12 Down Force (2013)
An original third-party Transformer mold. Turns from robot to car. Comes with gun and collector card.
Down Force can become any limb of M3, but his assigned position is as his right arm.
  • Reprolabels Classic Drag Strip (2013)
A set of labels intended to make Down Force look more like Generation 1 Drag Strip.[15]

Gallery

References

  1. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/tfcon-2012-third-party-panel-coverage-175610/
  2. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/fansproject-site-update-function-x2-and-x3-causality-stunticons-176750/
  3. http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/3rd-party-unlicensed-41/fansproject-drag-strip-and-dead-end-revealed-176796/?catid=searchresults&searchid=14129
  4. Brian Kilby (February 27th, 2013). "Radio Free Cybertron". http://www.tfradio.net/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfradio.net/podcast/2013/3/3/radio-free-cybertron-02272013.html. 
  5. Vangelus (March 1st, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/838715-wtf-tfw-241-march-1-2013-a.html. 
  6. Andy (March 5th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-232. 
  7. Craig (April 23rd, 2013). "Fwooshcast". http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/ (Podcast). The Fwoosh. http://fwooshcast.thefwoosh.com/2013/04/episode-107-april-23-the-denizens-of-ponyville/. 
  8. Vangelus (May 3rd, 2013). "[email protected]". http://www.tfw2005.com/ (Podcast). TFW2005. http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/wtf-tfw-transformers-podcast/889685-wtf-tfw-250-may-3-2013-a.html. 
  9. Josh (May 4th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zavKSk3baIE. 
  10. blunghole (May 6th, 2013). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". https://www.facebook.com/pages/Good-Morning-Cybertron/147383341975239 (Podcast). blunghole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkq7Loqr1kM. 
  11. Andy (May 7th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://moonbase2.libsyn.com/episode-241. 
  12. Craig (June 16th, 2013). "Cybercast". https://www.youtube.com/user/G1Hexatron?feature=watch (Podcast). Josh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BE9l6pofqs8. 
  13. Andy (June 17th, 2013). "moonbase2". http://moonbase2.libsyn.com (Podcast). moonbase2. http://www.fullmetalhero.com/t13048/. 
  14. Mathew Ignash (October 12th, 2013). "Retro Robot Radio". http://www.youtube.com/user/RetroRobotRadio?feature=watch (Podcast). Mathew Ignash. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsYES71Eih8. 
  15. http://reprolabels.com/Classics/dragstrip.php

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