Ultimate Transformers News Source for Age of Extinction, G1, Generations, Beast Hunters, Third Party, and All Figure Reviews, Comics, Games, and Movies
TFormers Transformers News and Reviews

facebook twitter Google+ youtube podcast rss
Collectors Club
BotCon 2013 - Transformers Transformers Collectors Club Roundtable Panel

By BaCon on Saturday, June 29, 2013



The Transformers Collectors Club panel is done and we have the report from the event. Get the overview of this year's toys as well as the announcement of the new TFSS 2.0 figures and much more.
Attendees

Pete Sinclair - Marketing and Magazine
Brian Savage - Senior Manager
Lanny Lantham - Graphic Design

Showing deisgns of stika, hoist, Megaplex, Skaywarp, Obsidian, Sandstorm, Electron, Mirage, Thundercraker, Hotlink, Sunstorm, Bitstream, Starscream

Designs are sent to China for manufacturing. Describes using PMS colors for making plastic pigments.

Starscream was the mold that gave them the idea to do MW Starscream and then they got the idea to do a whole MW theme. Decided to do a cohesive scaled set.

Faction graphics were remade to give military slant.

Mold chars show solid color of each part, The sheet maps which part is on the same mold tree based on the same color and type of plastic. These things dictate what can and cannot be done based on the molds and colors.

2013 Tech Spec Art

Sometimes things happen in an organic out of the blue. They looked for a style that would work after the Wings of Honor look. Looking for a MW artist, they found Josh Burcham. Who was brought in to do some tech spec art then the comic was handed over when the other artist could not complete the comic. Cover was done by Marcelo Matre.

They forgot to add the "To be continued..." but it will have another Diamond edition that will released.

The MW inspiration for the box window on the Con set. Showing different versions of the box art pre-window.

Dan Kahana did some of the robot art.

KBToys faux price sticker was Pete's idea. They checked out the old KB stickers and made a facsimile just like the KB with price strike out and all.

Convention pin as put inside the box wo they didn't have to put it on the box.

Next Year's figure will have a new head. Rampage incentive figure. From Protoform X megatron as Rampage.

There will be a club exclusive like runabout and drift. Transmutate!!!! Based on 1st edition Arcee Prime mold. Will have a back story comic to go with it to show who Transmutate would have been. Rampage will have some sense of humanity. Box will be a 2-pack with space for both toys.

TFSS 2.0 Figures will be formally

They decided to go with a thematic theme.

Chromedome using Prime Wheeljack deluxe mold
Treadshot using the Warpath Generations mold
Ironfist using the Swindle / Roabuster mold from the Fall Of Cybertron mold

Once they get the new web site launched, the new system will allow them to run the TFSS and BotCon services properly.

Stay tuned to Tformers.com for more details as they are made available. Your best resource for all the Transformers news and community every day.



Facebook Social Comments
Please choose which type of comments you would like to see:
« Facebook Social or Tformers Members »
NOTE: You must have cookies enabled to retain these settings.

More Collectors Club News
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!
Shout! Factory has posted its livestream for Day 1 of BotCon to YouTube! Read on to see the stream, which intersperses featurettes and reports from the con floor with (Legal!) streaming episodes of classic Transformers cartoons. Check it out!









Tfieds.com - Buy, sell and trade toys, comics and games












ENI
About
Entertainment News International (ENI) is the popular culture network for fans all around the world. Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!
Sites
Action Figures
Comics
Classifieds
Entertainment
Reset Nation
 
Marvel
Podcasts
Star Wars
Transformers
Links
Support
This site and content are copyright © 2014 Entertainment News International - All other rights revert to their lawful owners
This website is provided for the general public as an information and entertainment resource. If you feel this site has infringed on your legal rights, please contact us