e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC

Transformers News: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC

Friday, May 25th, 2012 8:19AM CDT

Categories: Toy News, Collector's Club News
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As the title states, e-Hobby has announced a partnership with the official Transformers Collectors' Club! According to the announcement we should have more details next Monday.

A global collaboration begins!

e-HOBBY is teaming with the Official Transformers Collectors' Club, organizers of BotCon, to bring exciting new projects to fans in Japan and abroad. We will be working together to provide jointly-planned products that will appeal to a core fanbase. We hope fans will eagerly await our announcements.

The first stage of the collaboration will be revealed next Monday on the online e-HOBBY Magazine!


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Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383627)
Posted by Mkall on May 25th, 2012 @ 8:29am CDT
This bodes well
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383628)
Posted by alldarker on May 25th, 2012 @ 8:41am CDT
That is a very, very smart move. Both for the TFCC and for e-Hobby.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383630)
Posted by Flux Convoy on May 25th, 2012 @ 8:44am CDT
Interesting. I really hope this brings us some cool figures.
:BOT:
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383633)
Posted by necr0blivion on May 25th, 2012 @ 8:52am CDT
Good move for both parties. I hope this partnership extends to the club's new subscription service, and the "flat rate" for shipping which was mentioned for the international members.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383640)
Posted by Blackstreak on May 25th, 2012 @ 9:14am CDT
This will be awesome. Hopefully e-Hobby will set TFCC a little straighter on what the fanbase wants for exclusives. Not that I've been disappointed, because I haven't. But I like this.
:KREMZEEK:
:APPLAUSE:
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383644)
Posted by Emperor Galvatron on May 25th, 2012 @ 9:19am CDT
=P~


That is all.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383648)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 25th, 2012 @ 9:25am CDT
I don't expect the US market to be flooded with normally Japanese exclusive figures, or vice-versa, but I agree this bodes well.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383649)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on May 25th, 2012 @ 9:26am CDT
What happens when you cross a company that does black coloured exclusives and a company that loves Bumblebee? You get a Dark Classics Bumblebee. :lol:
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383654)
Posted by El Duque on May 25th, 2012 @ 9:39am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:What happens when you cross a company that does black coloured exclusives and a company that loves Bumblebee? You get a Dark Classics Bumblebee. :lol:


If they used the Classics mold................I would probably buy it. :HEADHURTS:
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383663)
Posted by necr0blivion on May 25th, 2012 @ 10:09am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:What happens when you cross a company that does black coloured exclusives and a company that loves Bumblebee? You get a Dark Classics Bumblebee. :lol:


I wouldn't say TFCC "loves Bumblebee", we usually liken that to Hasbro. However, if going with your logic, I'd say not only a Dark Classics Bumblebee, but also a Ghost Bumblebee would also be expected. Hooray for clear TFs!

*oh no, I've lost a clear missile!* :KREMZEEK:
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383664)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2012 @ 10:09am CDT
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383668)
Posted by Seibertron on May 25th, 2012 @ 10:20am CDT
This will probably be the Club subscription figures are sold via e-Hobby for the Japanese market. Hopefully the reverse opportunity for future e-Hobby figures to become "club" exclusives happens as well.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383677)
Posted by freetouch on May 25th, 2012 @ 10:41am CDT
oh boy.. could we possibly get some new g1 ehobby reissues? I would love to got some for less than ebay rape price.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383685)
Posted by zodconvoy on May 25th, 2012 @ 11:03am CDT
Seibertron wrote:This will probably be the Club subscription figures are sold via e-Hobby for the Japanese market. Hopefully the reverse opportunity for future e-Hobby figures to become "club" exclusives happens as well.


This is what I'm expecting only without us getting anything stateside. I can just see it now...

"We only made 5,000 Super Awesome Black Drifts and were opening it to Japan first because of the international date line and... Whelp, looks like it sold out! Hope everybody doesn't mind importing an American exclusive!"

This is going to be a thing now. :KREMZEEK:
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383689)
Posted by SJ21 on May 25th, 2012 @ 11:14am CDT
I hope this gets us some new figures over here.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383699)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 25th, 2012 @ 11:52am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:What happens when you cross a company that does black coloured exclusives and a company that loves Bumblebee? You get a Dark Classics Bumblebee. :lol:


I know Hasbro has a thing for BB, but TFCC doesn't.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383703)
Posted by waaaaghlord on May 25th, 2012 @ 12:07pm CDT
zodconvoy wrote:
Seibertron wrote:This will probably be the Club subscription figures are sold via e-Hobby for the Japanese market. Hopefully the reverse opportunity for future e-Hobby figures to become "club" exclusives happens as well.


This is what I'm expecting only without us getting anything stateside. I can just see it now...

"We only made 5,000 Super Awesome Black Drifts and were opening it to Japan first because of the international date line and... Whelp, looks like it sold out! Hope everybody doesn't mind importing an American exclusive!"

This is going to be a thing now. :KREMZEEK:


One thing that you're not accounting for is that with two companies resources going in and more sales avenues for the product it's less risky to produce larger production runs without the worry of ending up sat on a mountain of unsold items. Also, if I understand the theory behind the subscription service correctly, the numbers produced will be the number of subscriptions placed in the month that they are available plus a certain allocation to be sold at a higher individual price in the club store and now seemingly an allocation for ehobby and the Japanese market, so the option is there for anyone to ensure they get the set by getting the subscription in by the deadline. I only see a problem for folks only wanting a couple of the figures, and even then it'll probably be worth taking the subscription and selling whatever you don't want from the set. Greater numbers of toys produced in the first place and less excusivity in how they're initially available may actually help to keep aftermarket prices down somewhat.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383704)
Posted by craggy on May 25th, 2012 @ 12:08pm CDT
maybe if they could send stuff to the UK for less than twice the cost of the original items I might be interested.
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383726)
Posted by njb902 on May 25th, 2012 @ 1:41pm CDT
I've never bought anything from e hobby, what kinds of products do they sell and from anyone who has purchased from them what is their service like?
Re: e-Hobby Announces Partnership with TFCC (1383728)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 25th, 2012 @ 1:44pm CDT
njb902 wrote:I've never bought anything from e hobby, what kinds of products do they sell and from anyone who has purchased from them what is their service like?
Most of their exclusives consist of redecos of existing molds. - http://tfwiki.net/wiki/e-HOBBY

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