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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:23 am

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gothsaurus wrote:I heard the club announce at Botcon last year that the subscription service will take the place of any single club store exclusives. Sorry to bring bad news, Henry921.


But the annual "free" figure will stay if memory serves me right.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby gothsaurus » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:27 am

Yup. That's what I remember as well.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Henry921 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:46 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:I heard the club announce at Botcon last year that the subscription service will take the place of any single club store exclusives. Sorry to bring bad news, Henry921.


But the annual "free" figure will stay if memory serves me right.


NOOOOOO- ah, whatever. >:oP

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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:52 am

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Henry921 wrote:I know what you mean. We all repurpose toys (well, those select few among us who actually play with Transformers toys as adult collectors anyway ;) ), but sometimes we want to stick to the canon.
Well, now that I know who he is (even if he's not the cartoon character), I can stick to canon and be happy about it. :D

Henry921 wrote:Wish Batmanta had a rival to play with.
This guy's more like Judge Dredd this time instead. ;)
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Henry921 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:55 am

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Henry921 wrote:I know what you mean. We all repurpose toys (well, those select few among us who actually play with Transformers toys as adult collectors anyway ;) ), but sometimes we want to stick to the canon.
Well, now that I know who he is (even if he's not the cartoon character), I can stick to canon and be happy about it. :D

Henry921 wrote:Wish Batmanta had a rival to play with.
This guy's more like Judge Dredd this time instead. ;)



Now I just need someone to be his rival... since he's a bounty hunter, I'll probably have Depth Charge spar with Lockdown in my display.

Or maybe slap a new head on Voyager TF2010 Payload and pretend he's pre-BW Rampage.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Sabrblade » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:08 pm

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I'm honestly surprised that they're making him be the Depth Charge of the universe that Blackarachnia, Nightscream, Scavenger, and Immorticon (the ones who serve SG Alpha Trion, that is) originally hail from, as I never thought we'd ever hear from that universe ever again.

And, here's a thought. Maybe that universe will be the setting for the 2014 magazine story. That could possibly be kinda cool. 8)
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Henry921 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:54 am

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And, here's a thought. Maybe that universe will be the setting for the 2014 magazine story. That could possibly be kinda cool. 8)



The story currently running in the magazine is called Beast Wars: Shattered Glass. It's set in the very distant past of the Shattered Glass universe version of Earth. Provided we continue to see only semi-monthly issues (as is likely), the story runs until at least the beginning of 2014.


It also provides a convenient explanation for how Megatron, Ultra Magnus, and their crews survived the destruction of the Classicverse during the Invasion storyline.

I'd lay better odds on Depth Charge and the other subscription figures at next Botcon, with a prologue set up on the club website.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Sabrblade » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:43 pm

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Henry921 wrote:The story currently running in the magazine is called Beast Wars: Shattered Glass.
Turns out it's called "Shattered Time". I guess "BW: SG" was a working title.

Henry921 wrote:It's set in the very distant past of the Shattered Glass universe version of Earth. Provided we continue to see only semi-monthly issues (as is likely), the story runs until at least the beginning of 2014.

It also provides a convenient explanation for how Megatron, Ultra Magnus, and their crews survived the destruction of the Classicverse during the Invasion storyline.
I know this. But it's still the 2013 story.

I'm talking about the idea of the home universe of Depth Charge, Blackarachnia, Nightscream, Scavenger, and Immorticon being the setting for the 2014 story.

I suggested it since it's a universe Fun Pub has made but has barely touched upon outside of this bio and Blackarachnia's bio.

Henry921 wrote:I'd lay better odds on Depth Charge and the other subscription figures at next Botcon, with a prologue set up on the club website.
But I wasn't talking about the subscription figures. :???:
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Henry921 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:38 am

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Sabrblade wrote:I'm talking about the idea of the home universe of Depth Charge, Blackarachnia, Nightscream, Scavenger, and Immorticon being the setting for the 2014 story.

I suggested it since it's a universe Fun Pub has made but has barely touched upon outside of this bio and Blackarachnia's bio.


Didn't Immorticon get pretty well toasted during the Transcendent storyline?


Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:I'd lay better odds on Depth Charge and the other subscription figures at next Botcon, with a prologue set up on the club website.
But I wasn't talking about the subscription figures. :???:


Sorry, I wasn't clear there. I meant Depth Charge might play a role in the fiction of next year's BotCon, and likewise might meet up with the next batch of subscription characters in said fiction.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:30 am

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Henry921 wrote:Didn't Immorticon get pretty well toasted during the Transcendent storyline?
Yeah, but I'm talking about the universe he and his three companions originally came from.

Since it's been seldom mentioned before yet Depth Charge's bio reintroduced it to us, I figured it could possibly be the setting for a future storyline.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby xyl360 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:12 am

Their fiction is irrelevant to me. The crap that the club comes up with to sell their figures has never impressed me much.

I'll be using this Depth Charge as my pre-Beast Wars Depth Charge on my shelf with my custom pre-Beast Wars Maximals and Predacons (I was not impressed by their treatment of repaints/retools in the Dawn of Futures Past set either, but this mold actually fits Depth Charge and he'll fit right in since I used mostly movie toys for my customs).

There is too much yellow though, as someone already mentioned. On his original figure, his hands were not yellow so I'll likely paint them up silver to make him look proper:

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I don't know why the club changed his color scheme so much.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:00 pm

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xyl360 wrote:Their fiction is irrelevant to me. The crap that the club comes up with to sell their figures has never impressed me much.
In this case, it's a little ironic since the fictional universe that this Depth Charge hails from never had any toys to sell. :lol:

xyl360 wrote:(I was not impressed by their treatment of repaints/retools in the Dawn of Futures Past set either,
not even Optimus Primal from Crumplezone? I felt that was ingenious! 8)

xyl360 wrote:There is too much yellow though, as someone already mentioned. On his original figure, his hands were not yellow so I'll likely paint them up silver to make him look proper:


I don't know why the club changed his color scheme so much.
My guess is that they probably felt that a deco as simply as BW Depth Charge's on a mold as detailed as Terradive's would look too bland and not as attractive.

I've seen some fan customs of Depth Charge from the Terradive mold that, while nice-looking and faithful to his BW color scheme, obscured many of that mold's s finer details with the use of solid colors over large areas of the figure, instead of adding in more variety to the color to help make the mold really pop.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby xyl360 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:50 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Their fiction is irrelevant to me. The crap that the club comes up with to sell their figures has never impressed me much.
In this case, it's a little ironic since the fictional universe that this Depth Charge hails from never had any toys to sell. :lol:
Except for this one of course ;).

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xyl360 wrote:(I was not impressed by their treatment of repaints/retools in the Dawn of Futures Past set either,
not even Optimus Primal from Crumplezone? I felt that was ingenious! 8)
Yeah, it looks decent, but IMO my mod of Skyhammer into Primal looks better and works better ;).

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xyl360 wrote:There is too much yellow though, as someone already mentioned. On his original figure, his hands were not yellow so I'll likely paint them up silver to make him look proper:


I don't know why the club changed his color scheme so much.
My guess is that they probably felt that a deco as simply as BW Depth Charge's on a mold as detailed as Terradive's would look too bland and not as attractive.

I've seen some fan customs of Depth Charge from the Terradive mold that, while nice-looking and faithful to his BW color scheme, obscured many of that mold's s finer details with the use of solid colors over large areas of the figure, instead of adding in more variety to the color to help make the mold really pop.
I'll give it a try and see how it goes. The hands on mine will be painted silver, I may do the feet as well but I won't change too much.
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:03 pm

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xyl360 wrote:Except for this one of course ;).
True true. :lol:

xyl360 wrote:Yeah, it looks decent, but IMO my mod of Skyhammer into Primal looks better and works better ;).
Well... given the time it came out... kinda hard to use Skyhammer back then. :P

xyl360 wrote:I'll give it a try and see how it goes. The hands on mine will be painted silver, I may do the feet as well but I won't change too much.
As for the yellow, like the guys said in the podcast, cover up the weapon and his amount of yellow is diminished. ;)
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club 2013 figure revealed -- DEPTH CHARGE

Postby xyl360 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:02 am

Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Yeah, it looks decent, but IMO my mod of Skyhammer into Primal looks better and works better ;).
Well... given the time it came out... kinda hard to use Skyhammer back then. :P
Of course, I'm just saying, I don't think those molds worked well for Beast Wars (not that they exactly had better options back then, at least they tried).

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xyl360 wrote:I'll give it a try and see how it goes. The hands on mine will be painted silver, I may do the feet as well but I won't change too much.
As for the yellow, like the guys said in the podcast, cover up the weapon and his amount of yellow is diminished. ;)
I'm ignoring the weapon. Just the feet and hands are what bugs me. Again, we'll see what it looks like in-hand, but I expect all the yellow they've added to the limbs is going to bug me.
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