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Transformers News: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin

Thursday, January 10th, 2008 8:14PM CST

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The Official Transformers Collector's Club has been updated with our first look at the 2008 club exclusive figure Topspin, a repaint of the Energon Blackout/Stormcloud mold.

Here is TOPSPIN - the 2008 Transformers Collectors' Club FREE Membership Figure!
This is the FOURTH figure in the five figure Club Combiner series. Any Transformers Club member who's membership
is active by March 16, 2008 will receive this figure FREE in the late spring/early summer. If you join after that deadline,
you will be eligible for the 2009 figure and you may also purchase the previous four figures from the Transformers Club store.


See the photo of the figure by clicking here
Credit(s): Transformersclub.com
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Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600349)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 10th, 2008 @ 8:21pm CST
Looks nice.
:BOT:
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600356)
Posted by Talous on January 10th, 2008 @ 8:27pm CST
Not bad, almost hard to believe were 4 years into this set already.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600357)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 10th, 2008 @ 8:33pm CST
The Energon choppers where pretty fun.

Glad I got them all the Combaticons(?) the first time around, it's the only Energon combiner set that I completed.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600383)
Posted by thedistinctroom on January 10th, 2008 @ 8:56pm CST
This is Topspin? And he's a Decepticon? Hmmmm. Nice colors.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600388)
Posted by Nekoman on January 10th, 2008 @ 9:03pm CST
Looks okay but I’m generally not too big on this guys colors, does anyone else think he looks a lot like Energon Quickstrike in those colors?
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600426)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 10th, 2008 @ 10:04pm CST
I still havent gotten last years figure yet. They said they were going to ship it out but its still not here.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600438)
Posted by Overcracker on January 10th, 2008 @ 10:25pm CST
Well that's a strange name. He bears absolutely no resemblance to G1 Topspin the Jumpstarter.


Still having both of the Energon repaints of this mold, I have to say, its one of the better combiner limb molds.

I specially like the Purple and Gray Color scheme of Energon Blackout.

I'm still curious as to who the final gestalt is going to be, and who they are going to use as the center piece for it with the new Head they have announced.
I think Barricade would look cool in translucent red.

So we have 2 Planes: Breakaway and Skyfall, a Tank: Landquake, and now a Helicopter: Topspin as the final limb.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600449)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on January 10th, 2008 @ 10:36pm CST
*reads fine print*

Oh good....from all these prototypes & such I was starting to fear he wouldn't be transparent. Glad to hear he will be.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600466)
Posted by TheMuffin on January 10th, 2008 @ 10:59pm CST
I said it 2 months after I joined here and I'll say it once more. This collectors club and it's "perks" are still the biggest waste of money ever to be introduced to Transformers fans. In my opinion of course.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600486)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 10th, 2008 @ 11:51pm CST
Overcracker wrote:I'm still curious as to who the final gestalt is going to be, and who they are going to use as the center piece for it with the new Head they have announced.
I think Barricade would look cool in translucent red.

It's already been pretty much confirmed from images in the club comic that it is going to be Barricades body. What the resculpted head will look like is still anyones guess though.
:BOT:
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600495)
Posted by shortround on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:12am CST
Wow I'm underwhelmed by the name and the figure.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600505)
Posted by zemper on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:30am CST
wheee, Topspin gains articulation at last. :APPLAUSE:

i kinda miss the blues and the spring-loaded action though. :lol: :P


:MAX:
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600513)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:44am CST
"PRODUCT NOT FINAL"

Whew. For a minute there I thought you were just going to do a crappy repaint and use it to entice people out of $40.00 a year for pointlessness.

Oh wait, it *will* be a repaint, but translucent?

GEE WILLIKERS, BOB! WHERE DO I SIGN?! COME ON! THAT'S THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME!

Yeah....

I thought this whole "One per year 'til the set's complete!" mixed and matched combiner crap was ridiculous.

$40.00 a year for a crappy magazine, discounts for BotCon (iirc...) and a translucent repaint of a hard to find figure.

Where the heck do I sign up? I mean really, that's such a great deal, I think I might soil myself.

...bah. Who do they think they are? This is the best they could come up with as a perk for joining the club? Pathetic.

I know some of you out there, enjoy it and use it. (though I can't figure out why. There aren't enough positives to outweigh the CRAP to make it worth it.) However, people enjoy what they enjoy, so far be it from me to deny you your piece of the action.

I still don't get it though...what a craptacular sales pitch.

"Oh nay nay! For $40.00 American (and a disgusting amount more for you international types...), you'll get a translucent repainted figure that some will get and others won't due to our "shipping problems", a magazine that won't be on time for most of you, a discount in our online store which is actual store cost minus taxes (but you'll pay that back and then some in shipping. We're fart smell...smart fellers.) and you'll receive a discount to BotCon, which you still can't afford anyway! Not to mention, exclusive figures you can't get anywhere else, like a repainted and remolded Energon Slugslinger who's now Airrazor. Though you'll pay far, far, far more than what the original mold is worth... How cool is that? Isn't that worth $40.00 a year?"

NO. *cracks 'em in the kneecap*
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600585)
Posted by kealthaz on January 11th, 2008 @ 3:51am CST
I thought it was going to be a homage to the G1 jumpstarter topspin :?:
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600620)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on January 11th, 2008 @ 5:12am CST
A Decepticon with Primes coloring
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600640)
Posted by Aerrow on January 11th, 2008 @ 5:49am CST
Wheeljack35 wrote:A Decepticon with Primes coloring

Landquake was the same way. The color scheme is nothing new for this line/series of exclusives.


-Aerrow
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600644)
Posted by Decepticon Spike on January 11th, 2008 @ 5:54am CST
Every time I think about joining the club due to some good looking figures, I see something like this. I don't like it.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600693)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 11th, 2008 @ 7:06am CST
You guys know that this combiner is a Prime right? I thought that was common knowledge.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600700)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 11th, 2008 @ 7:16am CST
Prime Evil wrote:You guys know that this combiner is a Prime right? I thought that was common knowledge.


Right.

It was a Prime broken up for some yet undisclosed reason.

I've said it before, I'll say it again.

The Club is absolutely worth the minimal $40 a year.

I suppose you can't convince everyone and that's fine. The comics, the toy, the shipping for all that included in the price, and then the BotCon discount...you almost break even for what you get. Go to BotCon and you come out ahead in terms of Club costs.

Next year I'm going to have a very cool complete Club combiner. B-) Hard to believe it will have been five years at that point. I'm going to be dead sooner than I thought...
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600792)
Posted by Predacon Rampage on January 11th, 2008 @ 8:49am CST
Transformers new has been slow lately.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600828)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 11th, 2008 @ 9:23am CST
Counterpunch wrote:
Prime Evil wrote:You guys know that this combiner is a Prime right? I thought that was common knowledge.


Right.

It was a Prime broken up for some yet undisclosed reason.

I've said it before, I'll say it again.

The Club is absolutely worth the minimal $40 a year.

I suppose you can't convince everyone and that's fine. The comics, the toy, the shipping for all that included in the price, and then the BotCon discount...you almost break even for what you get. Go to BotCon and you come out ahead in terms of Club costs.

Next year I'm going to have a very cool complete Club combiner. B-) Hard to believe it will have been five years at that point. I'm going to be dead sooner than I thought...


Yeah, if you think about how much some of us do spend, the club is worth it in my opinion. I save $$ on Botcon, all club exclusives, free combiner piece each year, and I do like the newsletter that we get. For those of us that do get a lot of the club toys, and go to the con, it's actually worth it and we save waaay more $$ then we would if we weren't in the club. I'm not a fan of the movie line, and the club toys are more to my liking. So for me, it's worth it every year. Not only that, but it's only $40. Depends on everyone's income, but that's really throwaway cash for me.

I can't believe that the combiner will be done in about a little more then a year too!! :D
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600885)
Posted by imotron on January 11th, 2008 @ 9:58am CST
Very interesting toy!
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600887)
Posted by imotron on January 11th, 2008 @ 9:59am CST
Now is time for all us to vote for Optimus Prime for PRESIDENT
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600928)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 11th, 2008 @ 10:26am CST
Yup, club's well worth it to me too. I left this site because of all the whiners, bitchers and complainers. I come back months later to find that they've damn near overrun the joint. Hoofreaking ray. Like I haven't already heard about a hundred other assclowns throw their rhetoric down my throat about why the club is a waste of money. If I can't spare $40 bucks a year for something I enjoy, wow, it's time for a new job.
:BOT:
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600933)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 11th, 2008 @ 10:32am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:Yup, club's well worth it to me too. I left this site because of all the whiners, bitchers and complainers. I come back months later to find that they've damn near overrun the joint. Hoofreaking ray. Like I haven't already heard about a hundred other assclowns throw their rhetoric down my throat about why the club is a waste of money. If I can't spare $40 bucks a year for something I enjoy, wow, it's time for a new job.
:BOT:


Stick around my man. We need more ole G's around here.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (600969)
Posted by Dagon on January 11th, 2008 @ 11:02am CST
Counterpunch wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Yup, club's well worth it to me too. I left this site because of all the whiners, bitchers and complainers. I come back months later to find that they've damn near overrun the joint. Hoofreaking ray. Like I haven't already heard about a hundred other assclowns throw their rhetoric down my throat about why the club is a waste of money. If I can't spare $40 bucks a year for something I enjoy, wow, it's time for a new job.
:BOT:


Stick around my man. We need more ole G's around here.


I am surprised to see the "Movie line #1!!!!!" sentiments are still as strong as they were over the summer. Perhaps we will never be rid of others telling us our opinions are wrong because we don't share theirs.....

Anyway, Club member, never regretted it once, and Flux, fear not. Once the Club Seacons are released, all these people decrying the Club as a waste of money will be crying about why they either have to pay more for the Seacons or how unfair it is that they are not able to buy a set because they aren't Club members. Some assclowns never die.....they just still complain.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601045)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:04pm CST
Dagon wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:Yup, club's well worth it to me too. I left this site because of all the whiners, bitchers and complainers. I come back months later to find that they've damn near overrun the joint. Hoofreaking ray. Like I haven't already heard about a hundred other assclowns throw their rhetoric down my throat about why the club is a waste of money. If I can't spare $40 bucks a year for something I enjoy, wow, it's time for a new job.
:BOT:


Stick around my man. We need more ole G's around here.


I am surprised to see the "Movie line #1!!!!!" sentiments are still as strong as they were over the summer. Perhaps we will never be rid of others telling us our opinions are wrong because we don't share theirs.....

Anyway, Club member, never regretted it once, and Flux, fear not. Once the Club Seacons are released, all these people decrying the Club as a waste of money will be crying about why they either have to pay more for the Seacons or how unfair it is that they are not able to buy a set because they aren't Club members. Some assclowns never die.....they just still complain.


So...because I (and many others) don't like the club...we're "assclowns" and need to die because we don't like it? Because we have a difference of opinion?

You're whining about whiners, that puts you in the same camp. Regardless of what the reason might be.

You're an absolute moron and you need your kneecaps beaten with a spiked billy club.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601049)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:07pm CST
Dagon wrote:Perhaps we will never be rid of others telling us our opinions are wrong because we don't share theirs.....


What? You want me to leave?

:-(

(You know how many times I've told people their opinion was wrong flat out? :lol: )
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601062)
Posted by imotron on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:24pm CST
There is no need to go that further!... like it or not we are to respect others... and this forum is to have fun and share opinions, either we like it share it agreed or not, but threading is not a mind concept is a coward opinion
Just share what's on your mind, you guys are taking it beyond of what means to be chatting... smile and be happy, if you don't like some one's post say it, but be respectful... B-)
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601065)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:28pm CST
I don't like this guy, don't know he just dosen't apeal to me.

And could you please for the love of all things holy stop complaining about the club?
If I could afford being part I would be part of it, I don't bitch about it so could this bitching please stop?
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601080)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 11th, 2008 @ 12:36pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:So...because I (and many others) don't like the club...we're "assclowns" and need to die because we don't like it? Because we have a difference of opinion?

You're whining about whiners, that puts you in the same camp. Regardless of what the reason might be.

You're an absolute moron and you need your kneecaps beaten with a spiked billy club.

Nice personal attack there. If you want to set yourself up as the perfect example of what I'm talking about, well good job. :APPLAUSE:
:BOT:
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601111)
Posted by Zeds on January 11th, 2008 @ 1:57pm CST
My fav to date! Love all those silver motifs! Can't wait for Year 5 to complete the set! :grin:
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601127)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on January 11th, 2008 @ 3:12pm CST
Ok.. I got a report about this thread.

#1 STOP FORCING OPINIONS ON OTHERS.
If someone does not agree with YOUR opinion so be it, do not flame them for it as they are entitled to their opinion.

#2 Stop the name calling.

#3 One more personal attack and that person will be banned for 7 days.

Thanks.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601132)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 11th, 2008 @ 3:33pm CST
Didn't we get a pic of this in it's alt mode on the cover of Master Collector a month or two ago? I can't wait to see the actual photo. Anyway, I still need to get the other parts to this. I'm waiting to file my taxes.
Hopefully they will have the other toy exclusives available
so I can pick them all up and not pay more for shipping than
I have too.
The club's forums are a nice bonus thrown into the other benefits.
It is really laid back and there isn't so much complaining about
toys. It's just another reason to join the club.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601147)
Posted by imotron on January 11th, 2008 @ 3:58pm CST
Now... after a valid intervention, let's go back to business, I am wondering if any of you have an idea of how many club "free" exclusives are out there. Is there a Web other than Transformers Club where I can see that specific information?
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601176)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 11th, 2008 @ 4:39pm CST
DISCHARGE wrote:The club's forums are a nice bonus thrown into the other benefits.
It is really laid back and there isn't so much complaining about
toys. It's just another reason to join the club.


Tru that!! It's waaaay more laid back and easier to talk sometimes without the arguements. Not as busy as other sites, but I think since we all pay to be there, there's a certain amount of respect for each other's opinion. Wish it as like that here sometimes, but you gotta let people be people. Who are you there? Beside Seibertron, I only post there. Occasionally, I'll make a post at tfw. I'm still Prime Evil at the club.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601195)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on January 11th, 2008 @ 4:53pm CST
Talous wrote:Not bad, almost hard to believe were 4 years into this set already.


Ditto.

I like how he looks, I can't wait to have the whole set completed.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601209)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 11th, 2008 @ 5:02pm CST
ImageEnergon Addict.
I don't have a lot of posts,
but there does seem to be way more respect for
members, probably because people have paid so
much to be a member. Most members I've ever seen on there
at a time is like 7.Which is odd. It is nice knowing what is going
on before other sites get to showcase certain TF features though :D .
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601486)
Posted by Blurrz on January 11th, 2008 @ 9:11pm CST
Ew. That thing is ugly.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601512)
Posted by imotron on January 11th, 2008 @ 9:46pm CST
I want to ask you guys... how rare are Botcon Tigatron and Waspinator "pre beast wars" form? I just found them at ebay... but I heard the 05' set were only 750 made... and these guys?

Any thoughts out there?
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601523)
Posted by iron maniac on January 11th, 2008 @ 10:03pm CST
Been a TFClub member for almost a year now.
I have no complaints at all.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (601970)
Posted by imotron on January 12th, 2008 @ 1:54pm CST
It has good things... no complains the Club, is OK... the main benefit is discounted toys for me... I saved lot of money this last year
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (602778)
Posted by rhinox555 on January 13th, 2008 @ 12:00pm CST
To those bitching about the name:he has a SPINNING rotor on his TOP!


Easy as that. T_T
Now go train your brain before you go in a coma.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (603993)
Posted by imotron on January 14th, 2008 @ 3:14pm CST
lol :lol:
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (604662)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 15th, 2008 @ 2:17am CST
Is that a repaint?
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (604700)
Posted by Decepticon Spike on January 15th, 2008 @ 6:01am CST
All of the club toys are repaints of existing molds.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (605327)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on January 15th, 2008 @ 6:35pm CST
Auto Bot wrote:Is that a repaint?
yeah, of Energon Blackout & ....whatever the other helicopter was called....two of the limbs off of Bruticus Maximus.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (605582)
Posted by Auto Bot on January 16th, 2008 @ 12:30am CST
He seem to look heftier than the Energon guys.
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (605651)
Posted by Nemesis Cyberplex on January 16th, 2008 @ 4:35am CST
Auto Bot wrote:He seem to look heftier than the Energon guys.
I think that's just the red paint. It seems to be rather glossy, which for some reason looks to add heft to it.

In any case, you know what they say about cameras adding weight.......
Re: First Look at Transformers Club Exclusive Topspin (605787)
Posted by Dagon on January 16th, 2008 @ 8:47am CST
So the torso is supposed to be Energon Barricade, right? I'm very interested to find out what the backstory is on this disassembled gestalt Prime. I think it's a fantastic idea if nothing else.

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