The Transformers Collector's Club panel has just wrapped up, and we have the scoop on the development of this year's Botcon set, plus our first looks at the figures for the upcoming third Transformers Figure Subscription Set with another range of eccentric character choices from a wide swath of molds. Check out the photos and report from our own BaCon below! TCC Panel
Brian Savage - Director
Pete Sinclair - PR and Marketing
Lanny Lathem - Creative Director
BotCon 2014 Convention Set
Art by Robby Musso
Early designs shown for box art.
Figure mock-ups shown.
Figure design templates for China manufacturing.
Headmaster concept designs.
Started with head swiveling. Scrapped becuse head and neck didn't align well.
THey used Spike mold to save costs on making a new mold.
Scrapped swivel for new design.
Encountered problems with toy popping due to probs with mold sizes.
Lots of colors issues had to be corrected.
There is an issue with the shoulders that remains. They need to be taken off and switched around.
2000 Scorponok's made.
Test shot was correct, but the productions versions were not.
Transmutate Club Exclusive
Figure and Box design
Two figure set to hold exclusive and member figure in one box.
Action Masters Theme
Krok with Gatoraider - Megatron / Deadwing mold. New head sculpt and colors.
Nacelle - 2007 Wings of Honor Thrust remold. Uses old 80s colors scheme from G1 catalogs.
Serpent O.R - Generations Scourge remake with Ratbat head.
ZAP - Goldbug / bumble mold. Based on old Takara line that was never release "Transformers Blocktown."
G2 Starscream - Generations seeker mold.
Tarantulas - Wreckgar mold. With two Arachinid mini-cons.
2015 Members Club Figure
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