This week on Radio Free Cybertron: TFSS 2.0 Treadshot is AWESOME! Best Buy reveals new AoE release date, Toys R Us pushes back their release of Jetfire, awesome new unreleased third party concepts emerge, does the Marissa Fairborn TF Club exclusive provide a glimpse of things to come? All that and tons more!
The TFCC has posted another mockup image of their upcoming Marissa Faireborn and Afterburner set. Introduced in G1 cartoon season 3, Marissa Faireborn was subtly hinted to be the child of GI Joes Flint (Dashiell Faireborn) and Lady Jaye. The figure is made from the GI Joe Resolute Scarlett mold and includes a flamethrower; her Autobot bike partner Afterburner does not seem to transform. Keep reading to see the photo!
John DeLuna of Radio Free Cybertron has managed to be the first on the block with the most recently shipped figure from the Subscription Service offerings, and as usual he's given us a bunch of photos on his Twitter. I'll just say our speculation of what this month's shipment would contain was correct, and leave you to click through to see the pictures John has allowed us to mirror and learn the identity for yourself!
The Allspark's Powered Convoy has posted a short time ago to let everyone know that FedEx tracking numbers are now being received for the fourth figure in this year's subscription service batch. Based on previous patterns, subscribers in Texas could receive this figure as early as tomorrow. Secondary retailers offering individual figure purchases for non-subscribers should begin receiving stock shortly after that. Keep reading if you're interested in our educated speculation about what figure will be arriving this month!
Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Club, is excited to announce their first ever 3 ¾ inch human figure from the Transformers mythos… Marissa Faireborn!
Fans of the Transformers franchise will recognize Marissa as the Earth Defense Command (EDC) pilot from season 3 of the original Transformers cartoon. What G.I. Joe fans will recognize is the name, “Faireborn”.
Following the announcement last night, TFCC has posted via their website and Facebook a Photoshop mockup of the figure itself. This demonstration image uses art to represent the new sculpt head, but otherwise gives a good indication of what the planned deco should look like on an actual toy. The only concern at the moment is whether the fairly ornate Prime head will have to be on the small side to fit in space provided by the toy. Keep reading to see both images mirrored here.
By way of their Twitter account, TFCC has revealed that following membership premium figure Lio Convoy, the first of 2015's figures exclusively for sale via the members' store will be IDW's Nova Prime, also based on Generations Orion Pax. Only depicted in the form of character art for now, we can at least presume both exclusives will share the new tooling head and a majority of plastic colors. Keep reading and see the full image!
Following the concept art reveal, we have new mockup images of the 2015 Transformers Collectors' Club Membership incentive figure. This figure will be offered for FREE to members who are registered for the TranFormers Collectors Club. Get a look at the robot and alternate vehicle modes for the Lio Convoy figure that is a remake of the Generations Alpha Trion mold.
Less than 24 hours after the LioConvoy reveal, GI Joe fansite GeneralsJoes has brought to our attention a recent Transformers Collectors' Club tweet that promises their next figure reveal will "send shockwaves across fandoms!!!" Both collectors clubs managed by FunPub, GI Joe and Transformers, contain characters named Shockwave... Keep reading for the original tweet and a link to further analysis at GeneralsJoes!
Here comes Lio Convoy as the 2015 FREE Transformers Collectors' Club Membership Incentive Figure! This one appears to be a remake of the Generations Orion Pax mold that will have a new paint job ala the Beast Wars Japan character. No word if its a new head or not. Read on to see the character art showing off the concept for the figure.
BaCon got a chance to talk with Jerry Jivoin of Hasbro and talk about their plans and design work for 2015's Combiner Wars theme for Generations. Jivoin talked with fans at SDCC for about fifteen minutes, and talked about not just the combiners, but Windblade, IDW, and lots more. Thanks to Jerry and Hasbro for their time, and you can see the video by clicking on the title!
An image of the "secret" seventh Transformers Collector's Club Subscription Service 2.0 figure has appeared on eBay. It's not a particularly big surprise, but will probably be a welcome addition as it complements previous figures in the service. We're not mentioning it by name because toy spoilers are apparently now a thing and we wouldn't want to be ejected from the fandom. Keep reading for the photo!
Via the Cybertron Cafe group on Facebook, we have confirmation on the "freebie" 7th bonus figure for Figure Subscription Service 2.0. While its identity has been widely speculated based on the mold choices of the rest of the series, all of that has just been conjecture so far until this image which confirms one of the popular guesses. This may count as spoilers for some, so keep reading to learn its identity!
Radio Free Cybertron interviews Andrew Franks and David Proctor from Boss Fight Studios about their Vitruvian H.A.C.K.S. project and, of course, their work on Transformers. Most recently they worked on the Transformers Collector's club exclusives including TFSS 3.0.
BaCon is at BotCon 2014 and got to go to the Transformers Fan Experience at Universal Studios Hollywood, and came back with a really nice "Energon" glass, a poster, and gift bag as souvenirs! Keep reading the article to check them out!