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!
The Allspark has posted photos of a just-received Nova prime, this year's Collectors Club Store exclusive figure based on the Generations Orion Pax mold. Sharing a remolded head with Lio Convoy, Nova is based on the IDW comics, but repurposed somewhat for the club's own fiction. We've mirrored a few of the photos, including a good look at the head sculpt, so click through to check that out and get a link to the original gallery!
In an e-mail to registered subscribers and a general announcement via Facebook, the Collectors Club has revealed that the first figure from TFSS 3 is planned to start shipping at the end of next week (on or around May 15). While its identity is as ever a secret until it arrives in the mailbox of one of the couple of Texas-based subscribers that weekend, it won't be long now before these figures start arriving. And for those non-subscribers, secondary retailers ought to be stocking soon too! Click through for the full announcement.
Lost-Zzl has again produced high-quality photos of an upcoming exclusive figure. Taking a break from Subscription Service offerings, today it's photos of Packrat, the updated form of a classic Botcon exclusive that was the first official reveal from Fun Publications from this year's set. Looking no less blue than it did before, we get a better look at the figure's deco in this shoot, so click through and check it out!
Through the Botcon Twitter account we have a much clearer look at the recolor of Generations Chop Shop that will in some capacity be part of one of the exclusives available at Botcon this summer, which was originally publicly revealed on the recent episode of the TFYLP podcast. Wide speculation has this being in some way related to the classic Botcon character Vice Grip, though the deco itself references back to the pre-Transformers origins of the Deluxe Insecticon molds just as much. Until we find out for sure, you can check out the image by hitting the title link!
Pete Sinclair was a guest on tonight's live recording of the TFYLP podcast, and during the course of the episode the hosts got the chance to pick one of two possible reveals to be made. Their choice resulted in the unveiling of what is part of something connected to the main box set, but not a part of it itself, a blue and silver recolor of Generations Chop Shop, originally the partner figure for Legends-class Megatron. Superfan Monzo snapped a screenshot of it, which we've mirrored. Click through to check that out while we wait for the next boxset reveal this Tuesday!
Following a quick reveal recently, today Lost-Zzl on Weibo has posted a number of high quality photos of an early sample of Subscription Service 3 Tarantulas. Still absent are the planned Arms Microns that should let the toy emulate the character's original clawed appearance, but otherwise it's a great look at a fairly polarizing piece of the latest subscription lineup. Click through and check out the mirrored photos!
A user on ACToys has produced photos of a final sample of Tarantulas from the third iteration of the Collectors Club's subscription service offerings. The recolor of the Generations Junkion mold can be seen in robot and vehicle mode, though the Arms Microns it's planned to include are not seen in these photos. It remains to be seen if this use of the mold will share the problem of the previous ones where the hands can be damaged by holding its axe accessory. Click through to view both pictures!
TFCC has posted a pair of new photos that seem to show a representative of the final production of their membership exclusive Lio Convoy figure. The character in this form was the star of their Beast Wars: Uprising timeline story "Broken Windshields" released earlier today. The recolor of Orion pax features a new head sculpt, though ultimately it seems the decorative flaring on either side of the helmet was indeed lost at some point during production. Click through to check out the new pictures, and remember you need a valid, active membership as of March 16th to receive this figure!
While no pictures have surfaced just yet, we have word in from the first arrivals of the most recent issue of the TFCC Magazine which features the first reveal of Generations Legends Class Warpath. Unfortunately as had been rumored previously, the magazine reportedly verifies it is a recolor or minor retool of Generations Legends Megatron and so does not feature the signature chest cannon in robot mode. We will update with images as they become available, but otherwise watch here for Toy Fair coverage this weekend where we're sure to see this and much more!
On the Collectors Club Twitter account today, Fun Publications made a shockingly long overdue statement. Once G2 Starscream, the second of two uses of the Classics Seeker mold in Figure Subscription 3 has been produced, they have no further plans to utilize the figure or its derivatives. While there are still many potential decos that fans of the mold would eagerly accept, it seems that they will go unfulfilled. Perhaps the Fall of Cybertron equivalent mold will find itself filling those shoes going forward? Keep reading to see the original tweet.
Now that all of the interesting things have been leaked or otherwise shown one way or another, it's time to get in to the rest of the third Figure Subscription Service, starting with Nacelle. Once again dragging the Classics Seeker mold out of bed, Nacelle uses the unique parts created for Botcon 2007's Thrust and applies what must be an alarming amount of paint to emulate a never-produced deco from a catalog image featuring the G1 mold. Click through to check that out, and remember this batch has another
of this mold in it...
Over the weekend we brought you an early analysis of a screenshot from an episode of Cybercast featuring an interview with Pete Sinclair of Fun Publications where several toys could be seen that may be Botcon exclusives for this year. Since then we've continued analyzing the image and have made some updates and corrections to our original conclusions, and one may suggest a surprising move for convention exclusive toys - or we might be seeing another surprise entirely. If you're interested in toy spoilers in advance of official reveals, keep reading...
Clearly trying to take some control and get in front of the unauthorized leaks, Fun Publications has posted a single photo of Subscription Service 3's Serpent O.R. figure to their Facebook page. Based on a robotic form of GI Joe villain Serpentor, this recolor of Generations Scourge (featuring the unreleased to the US Ratbat head) uses a number of strategic paint apps to suggest snake features and give Serpentor's traditional costume colors. Click through for the full size image!
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