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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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Postby Predacon Rampage » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:29 am

On the other hand Beast Machines had a terrible conclusion, so maybe these comics(I'll just buy on Ebay or Amazon) will better the story even through it isn't a direct connection.
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Postby Ravage XK » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:41 am

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Comics are OK but I'd rather have the Transtech figures. They look awesome.
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Postby Silent_Magnus » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:04 am

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


Yeah, that's a real prototype.

but if your talking about the first optimus in that picture, then that toy was released. You can see the gallery here on cybertron.

As for the bottom one on that page. That isn't Optimus Primal. It's meant to actually be Optimus Prime.
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Postby Cyberstrike » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:50 am

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I honestly don't get what fans see in those stupid looking Transtech designs. They were just dumb looking sketches that would make Pat Lee's lame ass art look Da Vinchi.
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Postby Briggs » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:56 am

Silent_Magnus wrote:
Yeah, that's a real prototype.

but if your talking about the first optimus in that picture, then that toy was released. You can see the gallery here on cybertron.

As for the bottom one on that page. That isn't Optimus Primal. It's meant to actually be Optimus Prime.


Oh my, well at least we know they were seriously thinking about toys back then.

Haha yeah I know that's primal, i own him. I was just saying I thought it was interesting how they modeled Optimue Prime compared to Optimus Primal (BM), they are similar in the arms, etc, even the weapon capabilities.
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Postby Briggs » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:01 am

Transtech looks 07 moviesh, well I guess that should be opposite. That's why I like most of them. They feel like Big Boy Transformers. The only kiddie designs I like are G1 and the upcoming Animated (I think I'll enjoy those, not as much as G1 of course).

I feel Cybertron/RID/whatever was kiddie AND trying to have futuristic vehicles. I didn't care for that combination.

Beast Machines went a bit over board. I didn't like any Drone/Con designs as they were futuristic vehicles, but still had slick animation. Maximal alt modes were great, bot modes not so much BUT not to bad. These Transtech ones sit better with me.

ANyways I think for me it was about the type of animation and style in combination with futuristic alt modes that turns me off.

G1, Movie Style, Animated is my turn on.
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Postby Superginraix » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:57 am

Hmmm. Interesting. Not enough to get me interested in Club Membership, but this seems like a cool way to use something that would be otherwise unused... and seriously, complaining because you can't read a $40 dollar ($90 outside the US) annual fee to read a comic is just silly. You've just made a smart decision and there are certainly enough Transformers products out there that you CAN buy for a more reasonable price. I never really get too stressed out by missing botcon exclusives. While some of them are pretty cool (and I guess I would love a Classics Thrust), I don't really consider them "real" unless I can drive to Target or ToysRUs and buy them off the shelf.

I guess the lesson here is that if you aren't having fun collecting a toyline (and seriously, there's no reason to do this unless it's fun) and are getting as angry as some people get, then maybe it's time to look for a less stressful hobby. Just a friendly suggestion.
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Postby fairplaythings » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:22 am

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Well said, my friend, well said.

I think Transtech was best skipped in favour of Robots in Disguise but I think it is neat that the Club has picked it up. I think the Club fills a void for some collectors, a void that wouldn't be filled otherwise. But really, some people should come down out of the clocktower and put away their rifles before someone gets hurt. They are just colourful toys after all...
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Postby Seibertron » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:33 am

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Damolisher wrote:OK, I'm getting PISSED OFF at Hasbro constantly doing good crap like this ONLY for the people who can afford Collectors Club membership, or who can attend Botcon.


Dude ... it's like $40 for a membership. It's not an arm and a leg. Cough up the $40, enjoy your "free" toy that comes with your membership and enjoy the gift that keeps on giving all year long.

Here's the link to register: http://www.transformersclub.com/membership.cfm
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Postby Jaw Crusher » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:53 am

Y'know, I've been thinking...considering that the Transtech protos are in the hands of collectors now...
And the fact that several Armada/Energon/Cybertron molds that HAVE been released were inspired by Transtech...
AND given the Club's usual modus operandi of repainting and remolding heads...

I don't think it'd be too far out of their way to just remold heads on some of those A/E/C molds, repaint'em and VOILA! Transtech figures.

Granted, it wouldn't be quite the same as seeing the actual designs in three-dimensional form, but then they'd be no worse off for character-design accuracy than either G1 or the Movie toys were.
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