This weekend at Roll Out Roll Call, Fun Publications had hand painted versions of next year's subscription figures Bludgeon and Impactor on display, showing them in their planned decos with at least early castings of their new head sculpts. Differences should of course be expected before the final versions. The Club also released a new mockup image of Ramjet, next year's membership incentive figure, explaining that instructions would be provided for the newly devised way of moving the head to accommodate the crest in vehicle mode. Keep reading and check out the mirrored images.
An e-mail has just gone out to Collector's Club members subscribed to the third figure subscription service detailing an issue discovered with G2 Starscream. A hinge piece has been installed incorrectly throughout the production run, leading to the toy not transforming normally. They warn that no exchanges for this defect will be possible based on limited inventory. Additionally they've noted that they are in the process of changing service providers, a move announced during their panel at Botcon. Read on for more details!
Thanks to Radio Free Cybertron's Melllvarr, we've got our first look at the next figure shipping from TFSS 3. Coming to subscriber mailboxes is Tarantulas, using the Generations Junkion mold and accompanied by a pair of Arms Microns. Alas, Melllvarr's copy of the figure, among the first to be shown in hand, features a prominent QC defect in missing one of the chest guns, so remember to always inspect carefully each figure you receive! We've got two photos, so click through and take a look.
On Wednesday, September 2nd, the order period for TFSS round 4 will close, making this the final week to get in on the Mayhem Attack Squad combiner set. With so little time remaining, Fun Publications will be rushing the last three revised mockup reveals out starting at the end of the week, covering Bludgeon, the combined form, and Impactor. Meanwhile this week they've already published a new mockup for Windsweeper, which we've got mirrored, so click through and have a look!
The Collectors Club has released a new mockup image today of Ruckus, the recolor of Offroad that will make up part of the fourth Figure Subscription Service assortment. This latest revised image brings the concept to a closer representation of the toy's parts layout and intended deco versus what we've been shown previously. It has clearly been challenging to reconcile the desired robot mode deco with how the vehicle comes together, but such are the difficulties of mapping an existing toy's colors on to a newer, unrelated body! Keep reading to check out the image.
The final Auto Assembly takes place next weekend in Birmingham, England, and there's been some interesting developments! First is that, for the first time ever, the convention has official exclusives! AA and Roll Out Roll Call have partnered with the Collectors Club to offer a selection of this year's BotCon pieces at their shows. There is also going to be a very limited print by G1 and ReGeneration One artist Andrew Wildman available at the show! Read on for more details!
TFCC has been hitting Twitter and Facebook today to try to hype up the Figure Subscription Service, as the fourth round is about to begin its order period. Starting tomorrow, August 11th, and running through September 1st, everyone interested in getting a combining Mayhem Attack Squad can sign up and receive the figures sometime next year. They've also released some information about the current subscription as well, to check that out and more about upcoming TFSS 4, keep reading!
Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna, frequently the first on the block with the latest Collector's Club offerings is bringing us yet another first look at the latest subscription service toy to be sent out. This time it's Serpent O.R., the GI Joe crossover figure, which can now join Hasbro's Viper in a DeceptiCobra airforce. While Serpent O.R. still isn;t as nice looking as the mockups, John's photos certainly paint the figure in a great light. Click through to check them out!
Jesse Wittenrich has tweeted a few new looks at the Serpent O.R. figure coming up soon in the third Figure Subscription Service assortment. The GI Joe crossover character uses the "Senator Ratbat" alternate head from the Generations Scourge body, but sadly the body deco meant to evoke a snake's head on the chest never quite worked out past the mockup stage. Also shown is Jesse's own idea of a serpent staff that can be assembled from some stock Arms Microns. Keep reading to have a look!
Back to business as usual with Botcon now behind us for another year, it's time for the Transformers Figure Subscription Service to get going again, and the next figure in the lineup is starting to arrive. From Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna, we've got a first look at Nacelle, supposedly one of the final uses of the Classics Seeker mold by FunPub. John's provided several photos to give a good look at the figure, so click through and check it out!
Planet Iacon has shared some photos that seem to originate with a Taobao site, showing off new looks at TFSS 3's Tarantulas and Serpent O.R., notably giving possibly a first look at Tarantulas with the included Arms Microns substituting for the original toy's claw-fingers. Alas, Serpentor's deco still doesn't look anywhere near as nice as it did in the original mockups. These toys should be in mailboxes in upcoming months for subscribers, so get your early peeks at them by click through now!
We're live at Botcon 2015 right now, and getting set up to bring you minute by minute coverage of Hasbro's Product Preview Panel starting in just a few minutes at 1pm Eastern Time. Of course pictures will not be allowed during the event, but keep watching the full article page as we'll be updating throughout the run of the panel! Click the title link and get ready!
A new e-mail update went out today, giving everyone the heads up on the latest developments of convention registration. Of particular note, we now know that registration will be halted at 5pm Central Time on Friday, June 5th
. But, for these last two days, extra non-attending sets have been opened up, and they've made some changes to the Frank Welker VIP package. Keep reading to find out more!
Once again, John DeLuna from Radio Free Cybertron is benefitting from living within spitting distance of Fub Publications' home office and is among the first to receive the opening figure of the third subscription service. Carzap is a recolor and retool of Generations IDW Bumblebee based on a super obscure, canceled Japanese Generation 2 toy that would have come with a small block building kit. Whether this is pushing the line of obscurity past general appeal, who knows? But it certainly looks nice! Click through to check it out.
Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna is once again among the first to deliver on photos of fresh Collectors Club merchandise. Tonight we have the 2015 membership figure that everyone who signed up before mid-March will be receiving very soon. Lio Convoy is a recolor and minor retool of Generations Orion Pax in deco based on Beast Wars II, plus some creative deco design for the truck mode so it resembles a lion's head. We've got the mirrored photos, click through and check it out!
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