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The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby First Gen » Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:02 pm

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Hello Seibertronians and welcome to the Official Transformers Collectors Club thread at Seibertron.com.

This thread was designed to give you the opportunity to speak with Club officials directly while getting the goods on why the Club was formed and all the great benefits that come with membership. Taken from the Club homepage:

Membership has its privileges! The Transformers Collectors' Club is the official Hasbro Collectors' Club. Members get a bi-monthly newsletter, access to the members only website and have the opportunity to purchase great products. If you are not a member, you should join today!

Not sure if joining is the right thing for you? Here's your chance to find out all the great bonus's that come with being a member. For instance the FREE Club exclusive figure you'll receive each year, this year's TOPSPIN (below), just for being a member!!!

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So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and find out that nagging question you've been wanting to know for a while now.

Special thanks to Pete Sinclair of the Transformers Collectors Club and Fun Publications for making this possible.



NOTE: Pete Sinclair and the Transformers Collectors Club are official guests of Seibertron.com. They've agreed to do this as a courtesy to our members and should be shown the utmost respect. Not all questions may be answered as a high volume is expected, so please be patient. Please keep all postings in this thread respectful and genuine at all times. Violations of this are subject to Adminstrative action. Thank you for your kindness.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Tigertrack » Thu Oct 02, 2008 4:55 pm

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Excellent! I want to know, where is Botcon this year?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Oct 02, 2008 5:57 pm

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What specific modern era (Armada onward) molds have been removed from contention for club exclusives due to mold wear or other odd reasoning?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Tigertrack » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:06 pm

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Dammit, *edits post for stupidity*

Good Q CP!
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Mkall » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:13 pm

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What other themes for exclusives, Botcon or otherwise, have been explored and rejected for one reason or another?

Further to that, what goes into deciding what an exclusive character should be?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Ronny the Mighty » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:26 pm

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Would a full prime set be a good botcon Idea (EX. Various transformers in optimus prime color scheme, EG, Wheeliemus prime, Kupimus Prime, Cyclonus Prime, and Megatronimus Prime)
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Scantron » Thu Oct 02, 2008 6:49 pm

Any updates on the release/shipping of the Seacon sets (and Nightbeat)? Last I heard was "four weeks from September 30th", but then I'm only rarely on the Club Forums so not sure if it was addressed there.

EDIT - Never mind; coincidentally, just answered here.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby OhioBot » Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:35 pm

Have you thought about doing a Hasbro Copyright Panel at Botcon? It would be a fun chance for the fans to hear some of the reasoning, etc. behind name changes and what the process looks like.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby zodconvoy » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:06 pm

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I want to know if Nightbeat has started shipping yet. I didn't order the Seacons and even voted to have it shipped first because of that very fact but now people are starting to get confirmation on the Seacons but still no word on Nightbeat.

Honestly between City Commander and Nightbeat and having an order in for both since day 1 for each (CC thru BBTS since April), I'm staring to lose my patience.

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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Oct 02, 2008 9:07 pm

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What is the most likely venue to see an expansion of the Shattered Glass Universe? BotCon? Club Exclusives? Crazy retail exclusives?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby JazZeke » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:32 pm

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Thanks for doing this, fellas.

Is there ever a chance of seeing a BotCon in Arizona within my lifetime? Or at the very least, will we ever see some Hasbro representation at the Phoenix Cactus Con?

also, and pardon me for being greedy:

Will we ever see a "decent" crossover line? Thus far all "crossover" lines have been merely characters from the "other" franchises represented in non-canonical transforming mech toys. Will we ever see a crossover that respects both sets of characters from both lines, giving us well-known Transformers characters taking the vehicle modes from the other line, with smaller-scale action figures of the characters of the other line to scale with them. (Examples: A "real" Star Wars/TF crossover of a TIW fighter that turns into perhaps Megatron or Starscream, with Darth Vader/Stormtrooper pilot figurines. Or a Transformers/GIJoe crossover along the same lines.)
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby First Gen » Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:56 pm

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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby CMP » Fri Oct 03, 2008 7:15 am

Will their be more Shattered Glass figures in the future?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby dragons » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:13 am

i had 2 questions but one of them would be kinda be in disrespecting hasbro section so its now to one

are there any more reissue you planning on making.?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby It Is Him » Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:25 am

Is Hasbro planning more 25th Anniversary reissues after Optimus Prime? Or is he being used to test the market?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Pete@BotCon » Fri Oct 03, 2008 11:36 am

tigertracks 24 wrote:Excellent! I want to know, where is Botcon this year?


Me too!

Counterpunch wrote:What specific modern era (Armada onward) molds have been removed from contention for club exclusives due to mold wear or other odd reasoning?


None that I know of as far as Autobots and Decepticons. Mini-cons do wear down faster than most though...

Mkall wrote:What other themes for exclusives, Botcon or otherwise, have been explored and rejected for one reason or another?

Further to that, what goes into deciding what an exclusive character should be?


A character must be able to sell. What is nice with the box sets is that we are able to do a couple niche characters though so that is nice. However, even niche characters need to have wide appeal.

As has been previously reported, we did have a G2 theme for 2007 but that was replaced with the Classics theme. Carryovers from the G2 set were Springer, Huffer and Alpha Trion though Alpha Trion was the one character from 2007 who was not part of the Classics mythology.

bumblebeerocks wrote:Would a full prime set be a good botcon Idea (EX. Various transformers in optimus prime color scheme, EG, Wheeliemus prime, Kupimus Prime, Cyclonus Prime, and Megatronimus Prime)


That could be... scary lol

CMP wrote:Will their be more Shattered Glass figures in the future?


Maybe... And we are revisiting the timeline with the Prose story Dungeons and Dinobots due out this Fall
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Energon » Fri Oct 03, 2008 12:44 pm

Pete@BotCon wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Excellent! I want to know, where is Botcon this year?


Me too!



We can smell the con coming and cannot sleep till we know its date and location!

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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Tigertrack » Fri Oct 03, 2008 2:06 pm

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Thanks for your participation here Pete.

Awesome to know about the molds...
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby heimerman13 » Fri Oct 03, 2008 5:59 pm

I am curious about the decisions to limit figure production. For example: I tried to order the 2007 botcon set but it was already sold out. Now I am trying to collect all the seekers but they are way out of my price range. If the demand is there, why are the production runs of set or exclusives increased? Or, why are the figures not reissued, maybe as a "second printing" like books?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby leader magnus prime » Fri Oct 03, 2008 6:00 pm

thank you for coming and awnsewering our questions
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby First-Aid » Fri Oct 03, 2008 9:19 pm

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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Marcdachamp » Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:02 pm

First off, thanks for doing this. Second, my most recent purchase has been the Wal-Mart exclusive Legacy of Bumblebee set and I have to say, it's the best thing I've bought from you guys in a long, long time. The figures looks great, and I can tell a lot of work went into it. Any idea if you guys will do another Legacy set?

If you do, maybe you should throw in a DVD or comic alongside it. Just a thought.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Wheeljack35 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 6:00 pm

tigertracks 24 wrote:Excellent! I want to know, where is Botcon this year?



I had heard Tennesee
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Stormrider » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:19 pm

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Thanks for stopping by to answer questions. Will Movie toys be used as Botcon exclusives in the future?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Tigertrack » Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:44 pm

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Wheeljack35 wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Excellent! I want to know, where is Botcon this year?



I had heard Tennesee



If that's true, it's okay, but what's up with the Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee belt, if that's the case. The only other places it has been are Rhode Island, and Texas. I'm not really hip on heading to the west coast, but Missouri, Colorado, or Florida would all make nice vacations, and not be too far to drive from me.

I know they care that it is close enough for me. Tennessee works, if that is the case. Rocky Top, baby...
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