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Postby waaaaghlord » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:02 pm

Woah guys, we're talking about comics here, not toys. The club have stated before that they won't be able to use moulds that havn't already seen a retail release (with the exception of remoulds to existing toys) so the only TT themed toys that may appear somewhere down the line would be existing toys done as TT characters. Given the unique look of the TT designs I can't see anything that would translate well in the way of existing toys in that context.
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Postby Liege Evilmus » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:06 pm

I was hoping for toy news, but recycling unused images in a different manner than origionaly intended is just as nice.
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Postby MaikeruSama » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:20 pm

waaaaghlord wrote:Woah guys, we're talking about comics here, not toys. The club have stated before that they won't be able to use moulds that havn't already seen a retail release (with the exception of remoulds to existing toys) so the only TT themed toys that may appear somewhere down the line would be existing toys done as TT characters. Given the unique look of the TT designs I can't see anything that would translate well in the way of existing toys in that context.


Movie+Animated= Trastech.
The movies complexity and the animated poseability and amazing prowl transformation technology.
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Postby BigBot » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:28 pm

I think the club has dropped the ball on this one (not for the first time). Transtech (name and designs) was only interesting as it was going to bring G1 and the Beast Era together. It was to have the characters well had known over the past 5 years meet up with the legendary G1 characters of old. Why not ignore Universe and instead produce a full blown proper sequel to BM?

Overall this is another reason not to sign up for but wait for the TPB. I'll sign up when it costs a reasonable price for international members.
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Postby waaaaghlord » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:36 pm

BigBot wrote:Why not ignore Universe and instead produce a full blown proper sequel to BM?


At least in part because they've already tied Timelines into Universe with the inclusion of Nemesis Prime, Ramjet, Sentinel Maximus and Omega Prime in Balancing Act in their post Universe incarnations. Since they're reality swapping with these stories there would be nothing to stop them having a couple of alternative post BM continuities going on, but it is cleaner to keep things somewhat seperate.
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Postby Down_Shift » Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:49 pm

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I'm torn between opinions really. On one hand, I hate the Transtech designs. However, on the other hand, those designs have blossomed into some of the best figures made in the last 10 years.

I'll save my judgement for when we see all this new stuff at Botcon.
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Postby Sabrewing » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:12 pm

Oh, I loved the Transtech concept (not to say I thought all the designs were perfect)... they are alien robots, let them look like alien robots.
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Postby DISCHARGE » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:22 pm

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Postby NuclearConvoy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:31 pm

But, will there be toys?
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Postby Briggs » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:44 pm

OH my god if they make Transtech toys I'll pee myself with happiness!
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Postby Skowl » Tue Nov 27, 2007 6:52 pm

Yeah, boo Hasbro for allowing SOME people to enjoy something that would otherwise be dead to EVERYBODY.
Why should they do things like give some people what everybody wants, when they could do the right thing and give NOBODY anything they want.

People have wanted to see the transtech designs come to life for years now. Hasbro and the Club are giving you what you guys want. Again. Now shut up.
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Postby Jaw Crusher » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:13 pm

Awesomeness. Even if it's only in print form, I'm looking forward to this.
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Postby Optimus747 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:13 pm

Why are people complaining about club membership? It's what, $40 a year? That really isn't that expensive...
I'm looking forward to seeing this. Some of the comic concepts done by Draxhall Jump for Transtech look pretty cool.
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Postby Flashwave » Tue Nov 27, 2007 7:38 pm

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Postby King Starscream89 » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:02 pm

oh praise the greatand merciful primus this is the dayi have long been waiting for when i finnaly get to see starscream beat the piss outof night scream
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Postby the purifyer » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:27 pm

****! Now I just HAVE to become a member. That's not gonna be cheap...

but if they did Transtech characters in new molds/original protos for club exclusives I would be the happiest little boy on Christmas...my wallet on the other hand...
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Postby zemper » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:36 pm

yeah, $90.00 USD for membership so i can get some interesting designs drawn on paper with a storyline that i don't even have an idea about. oh, forgive me because i don't live in the glorious US of A, but some 3rd world country that won't probably interest you aside from cheap labor and stuff.

yeah i need to SHUT UP. whatever happened to freedom to say my point of view anyway.



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Postby Briggs » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:46 pm

I think you get good discounts on their online store if you are a member.

I am not a member, yet, but I may become one depending on what this Transtech stuff ends up being. I think it's $60 a year for Canadians or something.
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Postby Briggs » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:52 pm

Hmm, is this a photoshop of what a starscream toy would look like, or is this just a remold of a toy that was already released? Never saw this particular picture before.

http://tfarchive.com/fandom/transtech/? ... ream03.jpg

p.s i like how they took BM Optimus Primals bot form into consideratin for his Transtech form, looks good.

http://tfarchive.com/fandom/transtech/? ... al/tt1.jpg
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Postby NuclearConvoy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:59 pm

Briggs wrote:Hmm, is this a photoshop of what a starscream toy would look like, or is this just a remold of a toy that was already released? Never saw this particular picture before.

http://tfarchive.com/fandom/transtech/? ... ream03.jpg

p.s i like how they took BM Optimus Primals bot form into consideratin for his Transtech form, looks good.

http://tfarchive.com/fandom/transtech/? ... al/tt1.jpg


It's a real prototype.
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Postby Dark Starscream » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:47 pm

If there are Transtech prototypes, shouldn't Botcon be allowed to produce them if Hasbro isn't going to?
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Postby Dclone Soundwave » Tue Nov 27, 2007 10:49 pm

I knew at some point there would be something that would make me want to join the TFCC, & this is it. I had always been curious as to what Transtech really could've been, & this might be the thing where I find out. We'll see....
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Postby Predacon Rampage » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:08 pm

The transtechs were ugly, like the Beast Machines Maximals. :/
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Postby Counterpunch » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:33 pm

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I hate Transtech designs.

But if the whole concept is going to get people all kinds of pissy over the Club membership...I'll be 100% for it.

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(I can not for the life of me, understand why Transtech is popular. Especially considering that most people HATE Beast Machines designs and HATE futuristic alt modes. Whatever.)
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Postby NuclearConvoy » Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:43 pm

Dark Starscream wrote:If there are Transtech prototypes, shouldn't Botcon be allowed to produce them if Hasbro isn't going to?


Because, as far as I understand, they never produced the actual full scale production molds for the Transtech line.
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