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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:17 pm
by Stormrider
"The Sun rises" - "Very soon, a dark scheme will come into play..."

Oh no. Are the Japanese customers going to have their credit cards stolen, too?!

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:51 pm
by El Duque
e-Hobby has posted another teaser that may shed some light on their collaboration with TFCC. The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors. Toy versions on the way?

Update: For those wondering this set will be available through TFCC:

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Update: We now have a translation:

Global New Year Special - VSE - Continuing in the Shattered Glass world - 'Solar Requiem' - Pre-Orders to begin in early September - eHOBBY Collaborative Exclusive - SG Soundwave vs. SG Blaster set - Bonus: Collaboration Comic (12 Pages, Color) - Custom sticker sheet - Deluxe packaging design.


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Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:41 pm
by Bounti76
El Duque wrote:e-Hobby has posted another teaser that may shed some light on their collaboration with TFCC. The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors. Toy versions on the way?



Oh lord I hope not. I realize there are fans of the Shattered Glass universe out there, but I am NOT one of them. They would be cool as completely different characters, but in my view, Shattered Glass keeps taking up space and plastic that could be used for toys that the majority of fans want. G1 Arcee, for instance. A proper Classics triple-changer Springer. An Airachnid that can do more than move just her arms. Am I right?

It isn't to say that Shattered Glass wasn't a good idea at all....just an interesting idea that has run far past it's course.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:56 pm
by Optimutt
The only possible good thing to come from this is a clutch of new cassettebots. Sadly, I doubt they'll justify the exorbitant (new Encore rate + 25%) price hike and - of course - the fact that Shattered Glass has run its course to the point to where there are streaks of mechanical refuse trailing along the road five years behind it. Dead. Unnecessary. Though, in their favor, the cassettes are cool.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:18 am
by Mkall
Blaster and Soundwave I'm not too keen on since they'll be their G1 molds, but oh God yes I'll take the cassettes. All the cassettes!

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:21 am
by Mkall
Edit: false alarm.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:13 am
by Trikeboy
I'm in two minds about this. One is that it is cool that they will be redone in SG colors but they will not be able to be displayed with my SG collection. They are far too big. SG Soundwave as a tape cassette already exists under Music Label Sonic White Soundwave. Blaster will look stupid next to him. The should have done a revised version of Device Label Blaster. While taller, he is more in scale and the tapes still fit inside him. Also, why Slugfest and Ratbat? Laserbeak and Ravage would have been better.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:38 am
by craggy
Bounti76 wrote:
El Duque wrote:e-Hobby has posted another teaser that may shed some light on their collaboration with TFCC. The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors. Toy versions on the way?



Oh lord I hope not. I realize there are fans of the Shattered Glass universe out there, but I am NOT one of them. They would be cool as completely different characters, but in my view, Shattered Glass keeps taking up space and plastic that could be used for toys that the majority of fans want. G1 Arcee, for instance. A proper Classics triple-changer Springer. An Airachnid that can do more than move just her arms. Am I right?

...not really.

exclusive repaints of existing toys aren't really stopping anyone making newly designed toys for the main lines.
I'd definitely prefer those three you mention than a lot of other new product we're getting but either way TFCC and eHobby would still be cranking out repaints of something.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:43 am
by Down_Shift
It says Slugfest in the news story, but I don't see Slugfest in the pic. I do however see one of the Japanese Dino-cassettes.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:01 am
by Bass X0
Oh lord I hope not. I realize there are fans of the Shattered Glass universe out there, but I am NOT one of them. They would be cool as completely different characters, but in my view, Shattered Glass keeps taking up space and plastic that could be used for toys that the majority of fans want. G1 Arcee, for instance. A proper Classics triple-changer Springer. An Airachnid that can do more than move just her arms. Am I right?


You are wrong. The Club is the one producing these and the Club is only able to repaint existing molds. New molds are being created but repaints also get produced too. Repaints don't prevent new molds from being produced and new molds wouldn't exist if the repaints weren't done.

It says Slugfest in the news story, but I don't see Slugfest in the pic. I do however see one of the Japanese Dino-cassettes.


They won't repaint a mold they haven't already reissued. You can see Slugfest's plates on his back and his hind legs are clearly Slugfest's, with the same details. I thought it was Overkill at first but no, its Slugfest, just at a weird angle and mostly obscured.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:25 am
by Burn
Shattered Glass huh?

All these years e-Hobby have had awesome and unique repaints ... get into bed with TFCC and they go with Shattered Glass crap.

Oh well, money saved for me then.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:56 am
by KNM2012
So... We're getting a Japanese Shattered Glass Universe that has the high and mighty Sunstorm has decided to embrace us with his magnificent presence as a tape-based Decepticon? :-?

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:08 am
by Gauntlet101010
I like the G1 cassettes. Wouldn't mind picking this up.

I don't really care if it's Shattered Glass or not. All my cassettes are grouped together anyway.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:53 am
by ausbot
I want a G1 shattered glass prime now!

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:11 am
by GuyIncognito
I thought this e-Hobby/TFCC collaboration was supposed to bring TFCC exclusives to Japan and e-Hobby exclusives to the U.S., but so far Japan is getting all the benefits.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:45 am
by Rated X
Shattered Glass - a stupid storyline that justifies the existance of lazy repaints with no re-tooling.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:54 am
by Flux Convoy
Rated X wrote:Shattered Glass - a stupid storyline that justifies the existance of lazy repaints with no re-tooling.

You need a new song to sing.
:BOT:

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:57 am
by Trikeboy
Rated X wrote:Shattered Glass - a stupid storyline that justifies the existance of lazy repaints with no re-tooling.


At least they have a decent ongoing story line to back up the repaints unlike other repaints that exist just because. Look at the GDO line of Asia exclusives. That is 100% full of repaints and adds nothing to the overall feel of the line. That series of figs is basically Hasbro's attempt to keep naming licenses, basically. Also, just because you don't like Shattered Glass doesn't mean that everyone doesn't like them. I in particular don't care for Bot Shots and PCC but I don't bash them because I know others do.

Also, now that e-Hobby is in on the game, I would love an SG Goryu which was a green repaint of Masterpiece Grimlock with a headpiece. That is possible now.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Goryu_%28SG%29

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:36 am
by Blozor
Wouldn't it have been easier and more interesting to do a Soundwave in Blaster colors and a Blaster in Soundwave colors?

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:57 am
by JelZe GoldRabbit
Blozor wrote:Wouldn't it have been easier and more interesting to do a Soundwave in Blaster colors and a Blaster in Soundwave colors?


Blaster in Soundwave color would look too much like Twincast, his upgraded form in Headmasters.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:03 pm
by Banjo-Tron
Great, more shattered arse stuff. An idea that sounded good on paper and should have stayed there #-o

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:16 pm
by Sabrblade
Well, at least BotCon 2013 won't be SG: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/650641-ehobby-tcc-exclusives-8.html#post8236414
Pete@BotCon wrote:This is introducing the Japanese market TO Shattered Glass...

And looking at the FSS Sub, I would say all 6 of those are gap fillers. And BotCon 2013 has nothing to do with SG and there will be some DEFINITE gap fillers in that set. (Guess that is the first BC 2013 hint...)

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:25 pm
by Trikeboy
Like it or not, Shattered Glass was one of the freshest things to happen to the franchise since Beast Wars. Everything from RiD until the current TFP is basically the same. Shattered Glass at least did something different with the characters.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:10 pm
by Hoitytoity
El Duque wrote:The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors.



So we're getting two Blasters? Sweet.

Re: New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser

PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:14 pm
by craggy
Hoitytoity wrote:
El Duque wrote:The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors.



So we're getting two Blasters? Sweet.

"yo dawg, we herd u like blasters, so we put a blaster in yo Blaster..."etc