- Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
- Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
Got my magazine today. Some points:
* Registration is scheduled at the end of April
* Expect TFSS 2.0 to start shipping by the end of May.
* "We've been waiting for several months for confirmations about this 30th Anniversary Convention's centerpiece activity!" Probably why there's been a delay on info about the convention itself.
* Explanation as to why there's a delay with the new Club site: the company working on it got hung up really badly with another project. "Expect to see the new TCC site any day!"
* Anniversary sale about to go down on the Club Store sometime at the end of April.
Sneak peak at this year's BotCon comic:
* Really nice artwork. Reminds me a little of "Invasion".
* Cannonball seems to use one of his swords as a hook. All five panels he appears in in the preview has him with his right hand deployed with the sword.
* Ferak has a Star Seeker tattoo... on his right horn (why...?). He's also got a little gold chain around his neck with a little nuke at the end of it. Gangsta.
* Tornado's all sorts of adorable. Almost seems to act like an innocent child (no speaking lines, though)
Write up about Beast Wars. Have yet to read the entirety of it.
Write up about Corey Burton. Haven't read it yet.
Beast Wars: Uprising's "Alone Together"... whoa. That's all I can say. Spotlight's all on Rampage/Protoform X, who's been dumped on a barren planet left to starve. He crash lands, and is all sorts of messed up from the landing (could barely recognize him at first). As the panels keep going, he slowly regenerates into his "base form": his TFCC toy. Keeps seeing dark shapes and blasting at it (based on the first one, it's Transmutate). After running around, he finds tracks and, giddy to go on the hunt, transforms into his mode and follows the trail. Oddly, he refers to vehicle modes as "change form". Artwork is gorgeous, kinda reminds me of IDW.
Some artwork on Cannonball, Ferak and Tornado, and Devcon. Looks really, really nice. Cannonball still has the hook/blade hand, although now it's on the left rather than the right.
A couple logs by Tornado, subjects being Squirm and Olin Zarak (full body, colored artwork for both to boot). Seems as though there's a rivalry between Tornado and Squirm. Squirm's kinda a dick. Olin goes on this tirade as to how he came to possession of Scorponok
The I.Q part is (of course) based on pirates. Trivia lists three different versions of Cannonball: Cybertron, "the 10th", Generation One Cannonball (as in the BotCon character), "the 5th"... and a surprise entry, there apparently was a Cannonball in the Robots in Disguise continuity, "the 8th"! Kinda looks like Actionmaster Starscream, but with the head and deco of Cannonball (get to it, customizers!)