Protector (FansProject)

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Protector is third-party Transformer accessory set made by FansProject in 2010. It is intended to be an add-on for the Classic Rodimus mold. In 2012 an additional face for Protector was released by Dr. Wu and a reproduction of Protector was released by CHMS.


Protector is a third-party Transformers set intended to be an add-on for the Classic Rodimus mold, making him into Rodimus Prime.


In January 2009 FansProject posted concept images of Protector and the G3 Trailer on their web site.[1]

In October 2009 FansProject announced that the Protector would not be available until the first quarter 2010.[2]

A prototype of Protector was displayed by TFsource at BotCon 2010.[3]

Preview pictures of Protector and Sidearm were posted to the internet by HK-TF in November 2010.[4]


The WTF@TFW podcast for January 9th, 2009 selected a picture of the Protector as one of the New Picture Picks.[5]

The WTF@TFW podcast for August 12th, 2010 selected pictures of the Protector comic as one of the New Picture Picks.[6]

The TFormers Podcast for August 16th, 2009 discussed images of Protector in the news.[7]

The WTF@TFW podcast for September 23rd, 2010 selected pictures of the Protector prototype as one of the New Picture Picks.[8]

The Twincast podcast for January 17th, 2011 covered Protector and Shadow Scythe in the news.[9]

The Good Morning, Cybertron! podcast for October 31st, 2011 discussed Dr. Wu Faceoff in the news.[10]

Protector was featured in the 2013 toy reference book Transforming Collections by Philip Reed.[11]

FansProject comics

In the story Reflection Protector recalls how he became leader of the Bots.


  • FansProject TFX-04 Protector (2010)
An original third-party Transformer mold by FansProject. Comes with Sidearm, instructions and comic.
This toy was recolored into clear protector and remolded into Shadow Scythe.
  • Dr. Wu DW-P01 Face Off (2012)
A replacement face for Protector.
  • CHMS TFX-04 Protector (2012)
An unlicensed reproduction of the FansProject toy.



  5. Vangelus (January 9th, 2009). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 
  6. Vangelus (August 12th, 2010). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 
  7. Ironhide1975 (August 16th, 2009). "TFormers Podcast". (Podcast). TFormers. 
  8. Vangelus (September 23rd, 2010). "WTF@TFW". (Podcast). TFW2005. 
  9. "Twincast". (Podcast). January 17th, 2011. 
  10. blunghole (October 31st, 2011). "Good Morning, Cybertron!". (Podcast). blunghole. 
  11. Reed, Philip (2013). Transforming Collections. ISBN 978-1-62620-496-6. 

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