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TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio

Transformers News: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio

Thursday, February 28th, 2013 11:45AM CST

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Just a quick reminder that if want to receive this year's TFCC membership incentive figure, Depth Charge, for free you will need to have an active membership prior to the March 16th deadline. Additionally the official Transformers facebook page has shared the figure's File Card, which includes his bio. Check out the file card mirrored below. Click here purchase your TFCC membership.

The deadline to join the OFFICIAL Transformers Collectors' Club and receive the FREE 2013 Membership Incentive Figure is almost here! Join by March 16th and you will receive six issues of the TCC Magazine, exclusive offers/discounts on Transformers toys/events and the FREE 2013 Figure DEPTHCHARGE. Check out your exclusive first look at the File Card for Depthcharge and then JOIN THE TCC TODAY! https://www.toyarama.com/store/transfor ... ansformers


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Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467949)
Posted by Henry921 on February 28th, 2013 @ 11:53am CST
Not sure I'd give him a '10' for his intelligence stat, based on his appearances in the Beast Wars cartoon. Rest of it looks fine.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467950)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 28th, 2013 @ 11:59am CST
I wonder who those Maximal deserters could be? :-? Also, since we're talking Pre-BW here, would it be plausible that the overall story takes place in different Universes and in different time periods within those Universes? 8-}

And I want one!
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467951)
Posted by darkshadow on February 28th, 2013 @ 12:00pm CST
Is that an autobot symbol on his chest? :???:
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467953)
Posted by Mkall on February 28th, 2013 @ 12:01pm CST
A Maximal Judge Dredd, kind of what I suspected.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467961)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 28th, 2013 @ 12:49pm CST
I've been looking forward to this to add to the Botcon Beast Wars lineup. I thought that one year's set was really solid all around. Seemed like there weren't any duds.

I think they've finally found a stride with the club toys. I think starting off with a five-year exclusive of all-original characters was hard to swallow (Heatwave and crew)... but my excitement picked up with Nightbeat, Punch, Dion, SG characters, Ramjet, and the twins. SideBurn looked really nice, too. Seems like they've really dipped into the lore and chosen some great characters with solid comic book development... fan support... or like Dion, obscure BUT important in the scheme of history.

So bottom line, I think they're picking good additions now — characters that enhance existing sets or lines, which is smart. I hope they can also work in an occasional, clever original character occasionally, still. (Perhaps as a Botcon add-on or such.) Those would need to be really solid, and look very nice though.

I kinda think of Treadshot from Botcon last year like this. Just a great looking, out of left field toy... or Slipstream. (though not completely original, at least the first figure for that character.)
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467978)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 28th, 2013 @ 2:42pm CST
Oh, NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Image Image Image Image Image

He's not BW cartoon Depth Charge! He's some alternate universe variant!Image Image Image Image Image
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467982)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 28th, 2013 @ 2:48pm CST
*Stashes bio card under foam tray... and puts Depthcharge with Botcon set*
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467983)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 28th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Oh, NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Image Image Image Image Image

He's not BW cartoon Depth Charge! He's some alternate universe variant!Image Image Image Image Image


He's still part of a Primax universal stream, which houses G1, BW and Wings. It could be possible this one hails from a stream in which the Beast Wars have yet to happen, similar to the more recent introduction of the Magnaboss trio, Grimlock and Ultra Mammoth.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467985)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 28th, 2013 @ 3:00pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:*Stashes bio card under foam tray... and puts Depthcharge with Botcon set*
:APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN: ;)^

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:He's still part of a Primax universal stream, which houses G1, BW and Wings. It could be possible this one hails from a stream in which the Beast Wars have yet to happen, similar to the more recent introduction of the Magnaboss trio, Grimlock and Ultra Mammoth.
Yeah, but I really wanted Fun Pub to make him be the cartoon version like the 2006 toys were. :-(

Yes, I know I can repurpose him myself, but I like sticking to canon. :HEADHURTS:
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467995)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 28th, 2013 @ 3:17pm CST
Yeah, I know FunPub has to deal with Hasbro and Takara/Tomy being super-über-mega-corporations. The legal hoops they have to jump through probably interfere with a lot of choices.

I'm sure they are generally urged to put the convention toys in their own alt-universe playpen. I'm chalking this up as one of those moments.

That said, I wonder what universe they will say Ultra Mammoth resides in? Hmmm. If he's supposed to be in Beast Wars original canon universe, my head will spin.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1467998)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 28th, 2013 @ 3:19pm CST
gothsaurus wrote:That said, I wonder what universe they will say Ultra Mammoth resides in? Hmmm. If he's supposed to be in Beast Wars original canon universe, my head will spin.
He's Classicverse Ultra Magnus in a new body on Shatteredverse Prehistoric Earth.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468008)
Posted by STngAR on February 28th, 2013 @ 3:32pm CST
Ahhh yes!! The words bounty hunter and Maximal are pure win in my book.

And I dont care if you read it either.
>:oP


:MAXIMAL:
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468025)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 28th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CST
Someone needs to chart al these alternate universes, and then add a Venn diagram over them for what characters and stories overlap, then post it to the boards.

:-?
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468026)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 28th, 2013 @ 4:17pm CST
Okay, I was at first upset by the fact that this isn't pre-BW cartoon Depth Charge and is an alternate universe version.

But then I found out he comes from the universe of not-TransTech Blackarachnia and not-TransTech Nightscream, who are indeed the two traitorous Maximals Depth Charge's bio speaks of.

And so, I take back my ill feelings. Well played, Fun Pub, well played. ;)^
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468064)
Posted by MasterSoundBlaster on February 28th, 2013 @ 6:30pm CST
I think the classics/generations Scourge/sweep mold would have been a better choice of a mold, but that's just me!
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468085)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 28th, 2013 @ 7:27pm CST
That's a new version of the Maximal symbol. :MAXIMAL:
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468196)
Posted by Henry921 on March 1st, 2013 @ 4:16am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:*Stashes bio card under foam tray... and puts Depthcharge with Botcon set*
:APPLAUSE: :BOWDOWN: ;)^

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:He's still part of a Primax universal stream, which houses G1, BW and Wings. It could be possible this one hails from a stream in which the Beast Wars have yet to happen, similar to the more recent introduction of the Magnaboss trio, Grimlock and Ultra Mammoth.
Yeah, but I really wanted Fun Pub to make him be the cartoon version like the 2006 toys were. :-(

Yes, I know I can repurpose him myself, but I like sticking to canon. :HEADHURTS:



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.

I'm still uncertain about registering. I'm hoping the Club announces new member exclusive figures not under their subscription service. Hopefully some sort of target for ol' Batmanta to hunt... HINT, HINT, FUNPUB.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468241)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 1st, 2013 @ 9:17am CST
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.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468244)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 1st, 2013 @ 9:23am CST
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.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468248)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 1st, 2013 @ 9:27am CST
Yup. That's what I remember as well.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468255)
Posted by Henry921 on March 1st, 2013 @ 9:46am CST
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

Wish Batmanta had a rival to play with.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468258)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 1st, 2013 @ 9:52am CST
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. ;)
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468486)
Posted by Henry921 on March 2nd, 2013 @ 3:55am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
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.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468643)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 2nd, 2013 @ 8:08pm CST
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)
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468726)
Posted by Henry921 on March 3rd, 2013 @ 8:54am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
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.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468804)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 3rd, 2013 @ 4:43pm CST
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. :???:
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468937)
Posted by Henry921 on March 4th, 2013 @ 3:38am CST
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.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1468966)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 4th, 2013 @ 9:30am CST
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.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1469996)
Posted by xyl360 on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:12am CST
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:

Image

I don't know why the club changed his color scheme so much.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1470087)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 7th, 2013 @ 1:00pm CST
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.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1470160)
Posted by xyl360 on March 7th, 2013 @ 7:50pm CST
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 ;).

Sabrblade wrote:
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 ;).

Sabrblade wrote:
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.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1470164)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 7th, 2013 @ 8:03pm CST
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. ;)
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depth Charge File Card with Bio (1470194)
Posted by xyl360 on March 8th, 2013 @ 12:02am CST
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).

Sabrblade wrote:
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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