Welcome to The History Source! Third party companies have definitely went from being more of a complimentary piece to almost a necessity in many cases for today's collector, so we're going to take a look at a few of these companies and where their products throughout the years. We're going to start at what many collector's would call "the top" with Fansproject! In part one, we'll revisit their beginnings in 2007 until the year 2009. Fansproject wasn't actually Fansproject in the beginning. They started off as TFLab in 2007 with their first known production being an upgrade kit for the 2007 Hasbro Classics Cliffjumper figure. It received raved reviews and sold out quickly. In 2008, they made the transition to the Fansproject namesake and released what may just be their most popular item to date: The "City Commander" Upgrade kit for Hasbro Classics Ultra Magnus. Fansproject wasn't actually Fansproject in the beginning. They started off as TFLab in 2007 with their first known production being an upgrade kit for the 2007 Hasbro Classics Cliffjumper figure. It received raved reviews and sold out quickly. 2008 also saw the release of the ABT upgrade set for Alternator's Optimus Prime and its repaints. It contained a gas tank which turned into a more traditional-styled Optimus gun as well as a matrix to store in his chest. 2009 saw THREE repaints of the City Commander upgrade set: DIA Commander, The TFCon Exclusive Powered Commander, and Shadow Commander. Capitalizing on the trailer frenzy that they'd created, Fansproject also released the G3 trailer for Classics Optimus Prime which had the ability to attach hitch the Commander trailers as well. Lastly, 2009 also saw the beginning of their "Crossfire" line of upgrades for Energon Combiners with the Aerial Appendage add-ons for the Energon Superion mold. This came in a standard gray scheme as well as the "Snowman" holiday exclusive version with a white scheme. That wraps up part 1 of our Fansproject History Source. In part 2, we'll take a look at the years 2010 through 2012. I'd like to thank my friends at Fansproject Core for use of their promotional photography in this project. I hope that you all enjoyed this and look forward to your comments! I don't know exactly when part 2 will be here (don't worry: sooner than later), but until then click the SHOP NOW link below to take a look at Fansproject items for sale right here on TFSource!