Thanks to Allspark
forums member Walky, we have confirmation that the Transformers BotCon 2013 theme will be Machine Wars. The news was revealed in the latest edition of the TFCC Magazine that appears to be landing in people's mailboxes just about now. Word is the image shows teasers for Machine Wars Soundwave, Megatron, Starscream, Laser Prime (RTS) and Galvatron. We can only hope there will be some actual Machine Wars molds such as the Universe King Atlas
(shown below) offered up instead of reduxed figures, but we'll have to wait and see.
Just in is news from the Transformers Collectors' Club who have reported the upcoming Shattered Glass Soundwave Vs Blaster set price will be $195 USD + Shipping. They will have Pre-orders up for roughly a month starting tomorrow 9/12. The name, "Solar Requiem" has been confirmed as the new series name to be accompanied by a comic back story, stickers and deluxe packaging. Read the full details and new english version poster below. More details will be posted as soon as we have them.
The Transformers Collectors' Club have let it be know that the e-HOBBY Shattered Glass Soundwave vs. SG Blaster set will indeed be available to fans outside of Japan. A tweet from the TCC staff had the following to say: "People are wondering, will we be carrying the E Hobby Soundwave VS Blaster? Answer... YES!" in response to them carrying the E Hobby Soundwave Vs. Blaster set. Word is an English translation for the VSE teaser image will be released over the weekend.
The Transformers Collectors Club have posted an update on their Facebook page with some details about the service. They are reminding everyone the sign up period ends at midnight central time on September 10, 2012. Additionally, they are reminding people to who plated orders to check the FSS web site, NOT the club store site. Most importantly for people looking to order single figures. There will be a small number of single figures ordered for the club store. Subscribing to get the figures you is suggested. Read the complete update after the jump.
Some news just in about the collaboration between E-hobby Japan & Transformers Collectors Club. The have posted a page with an update in-language that states the E-hobby limited edition collaboration with Fun Publications.inc. Has finally started! There is an image showing the Earth and both the E-Hobby and Fun Publications logos. The inscription in German and Japanese refers to a dark story that will be told. Japanese fans can subscribe to the newsletter for information. Check out the in-language page HERE
The exclusive Transformers Figure Subscription Service in underway! Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Club, is thrilled to announce that they have begun taking orders for the all-new Transformers Figure Subscription Service! When Transformers Club members sign-up for this exciting new Subscription Service (TFSS) they will receive a limited edition exclusive figure each month for six months. Read more after the jump.
Transformers Collectors’ Club, The TCC, is thrilled to show off the final images of this years two member exclusives… Over-Run (AKA Runabout) and Shattered Glass Drift! The Over-Run package will come with a slot in the foam for members to store their Runamuck figure. These two “RUN” partners will never be far apart when chaos comes calling! Also, as previously announced, Drift will come with both his swords AND two guns. The first time this mold has been offered with a mix of both!
Soon fans will have the opportunity to snag convention exclusive toys no one seems to want while NOT attending the convention! And at no additional Discount! One must marvel a the tradition steeped pageantry that is the modern Botcon. Check out the announcement from Brian Savage about the details on Non-attending Orders after the jump.
The Transformers Collectors Club have revealed the Shattered Glass Drift action figure today. The "bot of banter" will be available in the of Spring 2012! Get a look at the figure which is a repaint / remold of the Generations Drift figure. According to the BotCon panel
, DS Drift would be released with the guns that came with Generations Blurr instead of the swords. Here we see him with a sword and not guns. The TFCC release just says " comes with a selection of weapons." So we'll have to wait for more details to know more.
We have been informed by a number of forums members that the Transformers Collectors Club Magazine #39 Now Hitting Mailboxes. This is the issue with the Transformers San Diego Comic-Con Optimus Prime on the cover. Thanks to our man Sclaceface who has been kind enough to do a little write up on what is in this month's issue. Read it after the jump.
Several BotCon 2011 attendees were able to pick up their exclusive Stunticon box sets as well as their free attendee figure, which has been revealed as Fisitron! The character is based off of the critically-acclaimed IDW Publishing series Last Stand of the Wreckers
Ironfist character and uses the Transformers Animated Ironhide mold. Take a look at several images of the figure in the gallery and we will be getting better shots as soon as we can!
Fun Publications has set the record straight on the BotCon 2011 attendee sets and the numbers that will be available at the convention. There are three sets this year, with Shattered Glass Galvatron and Thundercracker clocking in at 1800 copies, Sidwswipe and Toxitron at 1500, and Autorooper three-pack at 1500. We will have images of the sets soon, so be sure to check back!
BotCon 2011 is just days away. As much news and press there it to report on the event, it is the toys that attract the most attention from fans and collectors who scramble to get these very limited edition action figures. With Transformers Animated as the series figure theme this year, the 2011 exclusives have quite literally blown out. At this point you've still got a number of options for hunting down those treasured robots.
Were you worried that your Transformers Collectors Club exclusives Transtech Cheetor and the completely-sold-out
Generation 2 Ramjet were going to sit at your front door while you were in Pasadena, CA for BotCon 2011? Fun Publications is putting that worry to the wayside, announcing that they will not ship the exclusives that you ordered until after the convention ends on June 5, 2011. The BotCon 2011 convention is scheduled to begin this Thursday, June 2 and will run until the Sunday, on June 5th. Fun Publications will announce their club exclusives for the 2012 year at their 3:00 PM panel
on Saturday in Ballroom D.
BotCon 2011 will feature an amazing Artists Alley this year! We have many great artists that will be joining us in Pasadena on June 2nd-June 5th and will be available for sketches and/or will be selling prints of their artwork.
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