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They must have heard us talking about them, as The Club has just followed up their reveal of Thunder Mayhem with a decent look at Impactor, the Rook retool that joins the fourth subscription set. This is also set to come with Generations Arcee's assortment of weapons, and is demonstrated here using one of the swords in place of Impactor's traditional harpoon attachment. We were able to enlarge the image just enough to get a decent view of the details of the new head sculpt, so you'll find that image along with the mirrored original below.




The Collectors Club Twitter account has just released a first image showing the combined form of the Mayhem Attack Squad that make up TFSS 4. Thunder Mayhem features a new combiner head sculpt based distinctly on Thunderwing's appearance in the Marvel comics, and is armed with the giant swords from Transformers Go! Optimus Exprime. This photo also offers a first glimpse at the production sample for Impactor, though that toy's new head sculpt is not particularly visible. Click through to have a look.




Via Twitter, the Collectors Club has posted new photos of their near-final production samples of the Mayhem Attack Squad figures from the 4th TFSS group. The figures are now seen in their robot modes, and in Bludgeon's case, includes a close up of the newly sculpted head. We also learn that the included Matrix accessory is being called the Matrix of Malice, and will come with Windsweeper. Presumably we'll finally be getting to see the combined mode sometime soon as well. Meanwhile, click through and have a look at the figures.




Over on Facebook, the Transformers Collectors Club has shared a photo showing a production sample group from the fourth Figure Subscription Service. Seen here in vehicle mode are the Mayhem Attack Squad in what is probably at least close to final decos. Of course Impactor is not pictured with this group, and there is the secret "bonus" figure which will go unseen until the end of the shipping cycle for this set. With production samples now, it looks like these toys could start shipping earlier than in past years. Keep reading to see the mirrored photo.




Today on the Transformers Collectors Club Store it was discovered that the descriptions for club memberships has been changed slightly, indicating that any memberships purchased starting now will expire in December of 2016. This has led to speculation that the Club may be ceasing operations after that point. Another indicator to that outcome is similar language appearing in Joe Club membership descriptions today. With the recent announcement of a TFSS 5 in the planning, this comes as a great surprise, and raises questions about the future of the Club and Botcon itself. We reached out to Fun Publications' Pete Sinclair for comment, keep reading to find out what we learned.




The Transformers Collectors Club Facebook page has been updated to show off a new digital color mockup of Armada Skywarp, one of the club store exclusives for 2016. Using the Generations Armada Starscream body, this will join that figure and TakaraTomy's Starscream Super Mode (aka Thundercracker) to complete the Armada seeker trio. A number of changes are reflected versus the originally shown mockup, most likely coming down to requirements of the mold layout. Keep reading to see the full image!




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!



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