The Transformers Collectors Club Facebook page has been updated with the character art for the remaining four figures, after Bludgeon and Impactor had their art revealed earlier this year. Produced by Marcelo Matere and Josh Perez, this art is surely bound for bio cards when the figures hit production next year. Also of note in this reveal, Ruckus has had to adopt the new name "Grabuge", a French word that effectively means "ruckus". Keep reading to check out all four pieces of art.
Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna is almost always in the lead when it comes to receiving new figures from the Collector's Club, and today is no exception. John has gotten the final TFSS shipment for this cycle, known already to be Krok. Shipped together with it is the "mystery bonus" figure, this time a Generations Legends mold. Thanks to John we have lots of photos of both. We won't disclose the identity of the extra figure here, but you can of course keep reading to see both figures and find out who Krok is bundled with!
Radio Free Cybertron's John DeLuna is bringing us another great look at the newest shipped piece from the third Transformers Figure Subscription Service, Classics G2 Starscream. This figure is the subject of a misassembly warning issued recently, the result being that the wings can't properly be folded without risk of breaking the toy, and no replacement will be made. This aside, the G2 look has been captured well, and this is supposedly the final outing from the Club for this mold. Click through to check out the photos!
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!
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