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Transformers News: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 6:47PM CDT

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Seibertron.com is proud to present the all inclusive gallery with 127 images for the second Transformers Collectors' Club subscription figure Slipstream. If you missed it you can check out the gallery for the first figure Scourge as well. One of the few and far between female Transformers and the subject of many customs, this is the first official Slipstream toy. She is a redeco of Transformers Prime First Edition Starscream with a new head. Click on through to enjoy the gallery.

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New Club Subscription Gallery: Deluxe Slipstream

New Club Subscription Gallery: Deluxe Slipstream

New Club Subscription Gallery: Deluxe Slipstream

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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513032)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on August 20th, 2013 @ 7:42pm CDT
That's weird. As Starscream, the mold looks feminine, and as Slipstream, it's too masculine.

To be fair, the head sculpt isn't really helping. Maybe getting a Shapeways head from TecromDesigns might improve it.

Just my two cents' worth. >:oP
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513035)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 20th, 2013 @ 8:21pm CDT
So Seibertron, in your opinion, do you think this figure works better as a representation of a timelines/allighned Slipstream or Prime Starscream? Also femininity, do you think this mold in general works for a woman?
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513037)
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 20th, 2013 @ 8:33pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:That's weird. As Starscream, the mold looks feminine, and as Slipstream, it's too masculine.

To be fair, the head sculpt isn't really helping. Maybe getting a Shapeways head from TecromDesigns might improve it.

Just my two cents' worth. >:oP


I think the problem is that the chest is too large in relation to the hips. The upper half looks masculine while the lower half looks feminine.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513051)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on August 20th, 2013 @ 10:38pm CDT
RiddlerJ wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:That's weird. As Starscream, the mold looks feminine, and as Slipstream, it's too masculine.

To be fair, the head sculpt isn't really helping. Maybe getting a Shapeways head from TecromDesigns might improve it.

Just my two cents' worth. >:oP


I think the problem is that the chest is too large in relation to the hips. The upper half looks masculine while the lower half looks feminine.


You're right! The shoulders should also be a little narrower.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513052)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 20th, 2013 @ 10:39pm CDT
Hey Seibertron, I think you should have included a shot of voyager Starscream holding Slipstream rather than the deluxe. But great work there none the less! :VEHI:
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513053)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 20th, 2013 @ 10:39pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:To be fair, the head sculpt isn't really helping. Maybe getting a Shapeways head from TecromDesigns might improve it.

Just my two cents' worth. >:oP
The head looks much MUCH better in hand in person. That close up pic above doesn't quite capture her good side (no offense, Ryan ;;) ). ;)

SW's SilverHammer wrote:So Seibertron, in your opinion, do you think this figure works better as a representation of a timelines/allighned Slipstream or Prime Starscream?
"Aligned Slipstream" is the same thing as "Prime Slipstream".

RiddlerJ wrote:I think the problem is that the chest is too large in relation to the hips. The upper half looks masculine while the lower half looks feminine.
There is a way to (mis)transform her so that her chest is straightened and not hunched forward, but it's a bit of an extra tight fit and it might not be wise to do this for too prolonged a period of time.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513056)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 20th, 2013 @ 11:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So Seibertron, in your opinion, do you think this figure works better as a representation of a timelines/allighned Slipstream or Prime Starscream?
"Aligned Slipstream" is the same thing as "Prime Slipstream".



Sorry i screwed up, i was kinda out out of it, anyhow what i meant to say is: does mold work better as the Timelines/aligned Slipstream or transformers Prime/aligned Starscream
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513057)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 20th, 2013 @ 11:20pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:So Seibertron, in your opinion, do you think this figure works better as a representation of a timelines/allighned Slipstream or Prime Starscream?
"Aligned Slipstream" is the same thing as "Prime Slipstream".



Sorry i screwed up, i was kinda out out of it, anyhow what i meant to say is: does mold work better as the Timelines/aligned Slipstream or transformers Prime/aligned Starscream
Ah, that makes sense.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513098)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 21st, 2013 @ 8:22am CDT
Seeing as how "female" Transformers don't have to deliver babies vaginally, I don't see why they should have wider hips, like human females.

It's 2013, people. A figure, ESPECIALLY A ROBOT, doesn't need to have Barbie Doll proportions to represent a female character.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513121)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 21st, 2013 @ 10:23am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:It's 2013, people. A figure, ESPECIALLY A ROBOT, doesn't need to have Barbie Doll proportions to represent a female character.
Right, of course not.

Today, Monster High doll proportions would be way cooler.

In fact, I think that's why Slipstream's bulbous, ridged cranium works once you actually have her in hand. I look forward to someone taking a crack at a replacement head, but only because I still really want a proper Animated Slipstream. Even if that never happens, this figure turned out fine.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513133)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2013 @ 11:16am CDT
The new head isn't horrible, it's just not a very feminine figure to me (though I agree that's an odd statement to make since TFP Starscream's body seems effeminate to me). If the head looked more like her bio card head, then I'd be much happier. It's not. I knew going into it that this was one of the Subscription figures I was looking forward to the least, so on to the next one. Breakdown and Ultra Mammoth are the ones to which I'm looking most forward.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513225)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on August 21st, 2013 @ 8:14pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Seeing as how "female" Transformers don't have to deliver babies vaginally, I don't see why they should have wider hips, like human females.

It's 2013, people. A figure, ESPECIALLY A ROBOT, doesn't need to have Barbie Doll proportions to represent a female character.


With all due respect to you Guy, if one has to start down that road, then there's really no point in having gender in robots in the first place. Transformers isn't exactly the most well thought-out piece of fiction, and sometimes you just have to go with the obvious. If Slipstream is supposed to be a humanoid female robot, then she'll need to have humanoid female proportions.

She doesn't need Barbie proportions per se, but a recognizable female physique would serve it better, like FE Arcee. By human standards, FE Arcee would have a rather athletic physique, but is still recognizably female to the human eye. Even if you photoshopped away her chest area and made it flat as a board, she'd still look female.

The truth is, unlike Arcee, Slipstream is a retool of a toy that was designed in the image of a gaunt, somewhat bird-like male TF. Had she been designed from the ground up as a female TF, I'm pretty sure she would have different proportions--again, NOT necessarily Barbie-like, but recognizably feminine. That certainly seems to be the case with TFA and PRID Arcee.

I'm not bashing the figure in any way. All I'm saying is that had she been designed as her own toy, she'd have had more suitable proportions for her gender.

Sabrblade wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:To be fair, the head sculpt isn't really helping. Maybe getting a Shapeways head from TecromDesigns might improve it.

Just my two cents' worth. >:oP
The head looks much MUCH better in hand in person. That close up pic above doesn't quite capture her good side (no offense, Ryan ;;) ). ;)


I couldn't find any other pics of the toy in Google, but I guess you're right--it does look somewhat better in the pic below the closeup.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513228)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2013 @ 8:35pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:With all due respect to you Guy, if one has to start down that road, then there's really no point in having gender in robots in the first place.
To be fair, Transformers did actually start off that way, with the robots having no gender. Bob Budiansky wrote the original character bios and the Marvel Comics with that very mindset, but the cartoon kinda went with its own thing and introduced genders with the female Autobots in "The Search for Alpha Trion" and Arcee in the movie. Since the cartoon became more widespread than the comics did, it wound up setting the mold of TF genders more than the comics did. ;)
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513231)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on August 21st, 2013 @ 8:55pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:With all due respect to you Guy, if one has to start down that road, then there's really no point in having gender in robots in the first place.
To be fair, Transformers did actually start off that way, with the robots having no gender. Bob Budiansky wrote the original character bios and the Marvel Comics with that very mindset, but the cartoon kinda went with its own thing and introduced genders with the female Autobots in "The Search for Alpha Trion" and Arcee in the movie. Since the cartoon became more widespread than the comics did, it wound up setting the mold of TF genders more than the comics did. ;)


My point exactly...sort of. :D

Anyways, thanks for the info. Interesting--I never knew it was the cartoon that started the whole female bot thing.

All hail the human incarnation of tfwiki itself. :BOWDOWN:
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513233)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 21st, 2013 @ 9:18pm CDT
So real quick sabrblade, are Bob's notes about ratchet here for the cartoon or comic?

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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513236)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2013 @ 9:35pm CDT
Huh, interesting. Best guess is that he must have wrote that before deciding upon the no gender rule.

In this interview, he notes that Hasbro had spelled out a "no girl robots" rule that must have led to his treating the characters without gender:
One of the things I liked a lot about the Marvel series, it focused a lot on the fact that these characters were, though living, they were actually ROBOTS and there were reasons for their existence and how they came about. This is the ONE part of the Transformers continuity where they don't have (not without a good explanation) "female" Transformers. What are your thoughts on female Transformers and do you think there's room to explore that dichotomy in the Transformers mythology?

BOB: Well, I remember bringing up that question early on with Hasbro, "are any of these female?" And then I think Hasbro's attitude was, 'this is a boy toy. We don't wanna have, you know, girl robots.' So, I said, "OK, just want to clarify that." Then of course, I think it was in 1986 they came out with the movie, and they had the token female character. Don't ask me to explain it. (laughs) I don't understand it. I think what I came up with was Creation Matrix, however that worked out explaining their existence, their 'livingness' was asexual. There was no female, there was no male, there was no need for them having different sexes. So, I just left it at that and what other people have done beyond that, I don't know. I was just… you know, like I said, I early on brought this question up and I was given a certain direction by the Hasbro executives I was dealing with and I went with it. It's their toy, so if that's what they want, that's fine with me. Now, if somebody wants to change their mind and says, 'oh yeah, there should be a whole other bunch of female Transformers,' then again, it's not my toy, they can do that.

There's also this:
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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513241)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 21st, 2013 @ 9:50pm CDT
It's kinda odd though that a one paragraph note, of a concept, brings up gender roles and the dichotomy between male and female transformers.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513242)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2013 @ 9:52pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:It's kinda odd though that a one paragraph note, of a concept, brings up gender roles and the dichotomy between male and female transformers.
In the words of BW Megatron, oh. we simply have a thing for intelligent conversation. :P
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513243)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 21st, 2013 @ 10:23pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:It's kinda odd though that a one paragraph note, of a concept, brings up gender roles and the dichotomy between male and female transformers.
In the words of BW Megatron, oh. we simply have a thing for intelligent conversation. :P


I think we have a nice "back an forth", even when we have our disagreements *cough botcon 2013* :P
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513246)
Posted by Seibertron on August 21st, 2013 @ 10:49pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Huh, interesting. Best guess is that he must have wrote that before deciding upon the no gender rule.

In this interview, he notes that Hasbro had spelled out a "no girl robots" rule that must have led to his treating the characters without gender:
One of the things I liked a lot about the Marvel series, it focused a lot on the fact that these characters were, though living, they were actually ROBOTS and there were reasons for their existence and how they came about. This is the ONE part of the Transformers continuity where they don't have (not without a good explanation) "female" Transformers. What are your thoughts on female Transformers and do you think there's room to explore that dichotomy in the Transformers mythology?

BOB: Well, I remember bringing up that question early on with Hasbro, "are any of these female?" And then I think Hasbro's attitude was, 'this is a boy toy. We don't wanna have, you know, girl robots.' So, I said, "OK, just want to clarify that." Then of course, I think it was in 1986 they came out with the movie, and they had the token female character. Don't ask me to explain it. (laughs) I don't understand it. I think what I came up with was Creation Matrix, however that worked out explaining their existence, their 'livingness' was asexual. There was no female, there was no male, there was no need for them having different sexes. So, I just left it at that and what other people have done beyond that, I don't know. I was just… you know, like I said, I early on brought this question up and I was given a certain direction by the Hasbro executives I was dealing with and I went with it. It's their toy, so if that's what they want, that's fine with me. Now, if somebody wants to change their mind and says, 'oh yeah, there should be a whole other bunch of female Transformers,' then again, it's not my toy, they can do that.

There's also this:
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Except none of this really works when you think about the lead time for developing the 1986 film. Isn't there usually a 1.5 to 2.5 year process of getting an animated movie made? It's mind boggling to think about how early on that the process of the animated movie, including Arcee, had begun which means you ought to toss out all of those rules about no genders just like Autobots are cars and Decepticons are jets/military vehicles nonsense.

"Rules are meant to be broken." They're just guidelines. In the case of a fictional universe like Transformers, just initial thoughts until something better comes along that throws a curveball to everything that came before it (i.e. Aerialbots, Stunticons, Jetfire, Constructicons, female Transformers, etc).

With the exception of Strika, female Transformers ought to have the female look pretty well covered or else it's just a female persona attached to a male body which is a whole other conversation.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513255)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 21st, 2013 @ 11:17pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Except none of this really works when you think about the lead time for developing the 1986 film. Isn't there usually a 1.5 to 2.5 year process of getting an animated movie made? It's mind boggling to think about how early on that the process of the animated movie, including Arcee, had begun which means you ought to toss out all of those rules about no genders just like Autobots are cars and Decepticons are jets/military vehicles nonsense.
Well, they were working on the basic Marvel stuff as early as '83, so that's some time to plan that stuff out. Though, I don't think they would have been planning the movie as early as '84 since the cartoon had only just come out September of that year. Wouldn't they have had to see how well the show would perform before deciding to do a major motion picture?

And, besides, the cartoon and comic were operating mostly independently of each other. While Budiansky and Furman would keep genders and fembots mostly out of the comic (barring Furman's use of Arcee in the UK version), the cartoon pretty much ignored any adherence to what the comics were doing and did what it wanted to, which evidently was to bring in fembots. ;)
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513275)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 22nd, 2013 @ 1:04am CDT
Seibertron wrote:With the exception of Strika, female Transformers ought to have the female look pretty well covered or else it's just a female persona attached to a male body which is a whole other conversation.


Far be it from me to interject on your work Seibertron, however it would be very interesting to hear your and the rest of the podcast roundtable's thoughts on the issue of gender in transformers and how gender should be potrayed in the character models and figures of transformers. For example, whether or not there should be male and female robots or simply just genderless robots. or should they potrayed as diverse in both genders, or diverse yet androgynous. I know its a bit of serious topic for something like this, however it has been subject of debate on the site.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1513459)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 22nd, 2013 @ 8:16pm CDT
I always liked how Arcee's creation in the UK story "Prime's Rib" implied that the Marvel-continuity Autobots introduced the alien concept of gender into their race solely to improve relations with humanity. Like the only reason Transformers ever referred to each other with the pronoun "he" is that we fleshlings are too dumb/narrow-minded to relate to fellow sentients unless we can assign a gender to them, and we tend to perceive clunky neuter-looking things as somehow male.

I'm still 3 years behind in IDW, but I also liked its take on gender being forcibly introduced, even if things did get a tad inconsistent. Hell, it wouldn't be out of the question for it to go completely bonkers and have Jhiaxus cook up a THIRD gender for Transformerkind! I mean, it wouldn't be that much weirder for TFs than Chromedome and Rewind's civil union, would it? (Again, I'll catch up someday and don't want the details of that spoiled; just tell me whether or not I have any idea what I'm talking about here)

The oddest complaint I've heard about this figure so far is that being hunched over makes her somehow less feminine. I think it just makes her look like Timmverse Killer Frost: female but...seedy?
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1515887)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 4th, 2013 @ 8:02pm CDT
It is time to present to you for your consideration, the 3rd figure to grace mailboxes from the Transformers Collectors' Club subscription service 1.0. Following on the heels of Scourge and Slipstream, comes Circuit. Just like Circuit's G1 Action Master counterpart was a repaint Action Master Axcer, TFSS Circuit is a repaint of Hunt for the Decepticons Axor. Despite the difference in spelling Axor is a homage to Axer. Click on through below to see the complete gallery.

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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1515892)
Posted by dedcat on September 4th, 2013 @ 9:06pm CDT
This dude makes a lot more sense now. Nice work.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1515902)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 4th, 2013 @ 10:21pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:Image
Sabrblade wrote:Oh my. :shock:

Circuit is not just a Movieverse character... he's specifically from the "Twilight's Last Gleaming" timeline.

To Fun Pub, I only have this to say:

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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1515946)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 5th, 2013 @ 5:29am CDT
And here I was thinking Movie-verse (Tyran cluster) was completely off-limits. Silly me. After some looking, it's the Gamma (comic) tangent of Tyran 707.04 Delta, or the main movie, referred to in Withered Hope.

But you know? I don't care, to me he's G1 Circuit, and that's that. :P
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1515959)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 5th, 2013 @ 7:51am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And here I was thinking Movie-verse (Tyran cluster) was completely off-limits. Silly me. After some looking, it's the Gamma (comic) tangent of Tyran 707.04 Delta, or the main movie, referred to in Withered Hope.
Tyran 208.28 Gamma. ;)
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1515979)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on September 5th, 2013 @ 9:33am CDT
Now that I get to see more pictures the more I regret not getting the transformers Collectors' Club subscription service 1.0. I don't even know what made me not to want this guys,,,I will make sure I get my TFSS 2.0 this time. :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1515997)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 5th, 2013 @ 12:27pm CDT
This gallery makes me wish I had bought Axor when it was out. It didn't interest me at the time (I don't even remember seeing it in stores, actually), but it's pretty nice looking, and I like that mold.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519850)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 25th, 2013 @ 6:34am CDT
Seibertron.com is proud to present a gallery of the latest Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription toy. This time around we get Deluxe Class Breakdown in his Generation 1 colors. This is just the newest figure to utilize the classics Sideswipe mold while reusing the head from the G2 Breakdown in the BotCon 2010 box set. Click on any of the images below to view the full gallery.

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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519857)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 25th, 2013 @ 8:19am CDT
Tigertrack and Diaclone Sunstreaker. Clever. :D
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519863)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 25th, 2013 @ 9:25am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Tigertrack and Diaclone Sunstreaker. Clever. :D


That's what headswaps and Reprolabels are for ;)
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519878)
Posted by Seibertron on September 25th, 2013 @ 11:17am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Tigertrack and Diaclone Sunstreaker. Clever. :D


That's what headswaps and Reprolabels are for ;)


I did the more intensive parts swap by swapping ALL of the white parts with all of the gray parts. It was a lot of work but well worth it. I think I'll give Tigertrack and Diaclone Sunstreaker a gallery here at some point, probably when I work on Masterpiece Tigertrack's gallery.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519890)
Posted by Bounti76 on September 25th, 2013 @ 12:39pm CDT
Did something change to the idea that the most current TFSS figure wouldn't be revealed online until about a week had passed from first arrival? I still haven't gotten mine, yet the very first person to get theirs lets everyone know via a news post on the front page, with the figure's name and picture prominently displayed. It just takes a little of the fun and all the surprise out of getting it. :-(
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519894)
Posted by Seibertron on September 25th, 2013 @ 1:00pm CDT
Bounti76 wrote:Did something change to the idea that the most current TFSS figure wouldn't be revealed online until about a week had passed from first arrival? I still haven't gotten mine, yet the very first person to get theirs lets everyone know via a news post on the front page, with the figure's name and picture prominently displayed. It just takes a little of the fun and all the surprise out of getting it. :-(


That's not an idea that would be implemented here. The purpose of this site is to share the latest information about Transformers with our viewers.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519930)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 25th, 2013 @ 3:11pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Tigertrack and Diaclone Sunstreaker. Clever. :D


That's what headswaps and Reprolabels are for ;)


I did the more intensive parts swap by swapping ALL of the white parts with all of the gray parts. It was a lot of work but well worth it. I think I'll give Tigertrack and Diaclone Sunstreaker a gallery here at some point, probably when I work on Masterpiece Tigertrack's gallery.


The custom Classics ones? Where would they be filed under?

Bounti76 wrote:Did something change to the idea that the most current TFSS figure wouldn't be revealed online until about a week had passed from first arrival? I still haven't gotten mine, yet the very first person to get theirs lets everyone know via a news post on the front page, with the figure's name and picture prominently displayed. It just takes a little of the fun and all the surprise out of getting it. :-(


I've never even heard of such an "idea". You sure it's not just gospel?
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519943)
Posted by Bounti76 on September 25th, 2013 @ 4:43pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Tigertrack and Diaclone Sunstreaker. Clever. :D


That's what headswaps and Reprolabels are for ;)


I did the more intensive parts swap by swapping ALL of the white parts with all of the gray parts. It was a lot of work but well worth it. I think I'll give Tigertrack and Diaclone Sunstreaker a gallery here at some point, probably when I work on Masterpiece Tigertrack's gallery.


The custom Classics ones? Where would they be filed under?

Bounti76 wrote:Did something change to the idea that the most current TFSS figure wouldn't be revealed online until about a week had passed from first arrival? I still haven't gotten mine, yet the very first person to get theirs lets everyone know via a news post on the front page, with the figure's name and picture prominently displayed. It just takes a little of the fun and all the surprise out of getting it. :-(


I've never even heard of such an "idea". You sure it's not just gospel?


Let me explain. I know there was never any hard and fast rule about not revealing the latest figure, but I thought when the FSS was first announced, FunPub had suggested that when each figure started showing up, that fans wait a few days to announce who the figure was, so as to not spoil the surprise for everyone.

Might I suggest whatever the latest figure is, that the headline not reveal the name? You have to click on the story and scroll down to find out? I thought it was that way with Scourge and Slipstream; correct me if I'm wrong.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1519974)
Posted by TulioDude on September 25th, 2013 @ 8:00pm CDT
Looks a nice toy!
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1520718)
Posted by stocky on September 29th, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Bounti76 wrote:Did something change to the idea that the most current TFSS figure wouldn't be revealed online until about a week had passed from first arrival? I still haven't gotten mine, yet the very first person to get theirs lets everyone know via a news post on the front page, with the figure's name and picture prominently displayed. It just takes a little of the fun and all the surprise out of getting it. :-(


That's not an idea that would be implemented here. The purpose of this site is to share the latest information about Transformers with our viewers.


I seem to remember this being the case as well, at least for Scourge, that the headline stated that the first TFSS figure was shipping, but the name of the figure was not revealed in the headline, and it was stated that the name wasn't being revealed in the headline so as not to ruin the surprise for those people who had not yet received their figure. I thought it was a very considerate thing to do, and needless to say, I was still surprised when I received my Scourge figure. Unfortunately, I don't think that this has been the case for the subsequent figures when they shipped. I believe they were all revealed in the headline, ruining the surprise.

We're all fans here. I check this site at least a few times a day to find out what TF related news there is. But this is different. There's a difference between letting people know the "latest information," that they should expect the figure soon (not ruining the surprise), and letting people know the identity of the figure that is being shipped, especially in a headline (which does ruin the surprise). If a person can't show just a little consideration towards the people here that don't want the surprise ruined, because they want to feel some personal victory by being the first one to post the identity of the next figure shipping, then the answer is simple for me -- once I know the figures have started shipping, I'll just stay away from the site until I've received my figure, plain and simple. Not what I want to do, but if it's the only option, so be it.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1520721)
Posted by Seibertron on September 29th, 2013 @ 2:45pm CDT
stocky wrote:I seem to remember this being the case as well, at least for Scourge, that the headline stated that the first TFSS figure was shipping, but the name of the figure was not revealed in the headline, and it was stated that the name wasn't being revealed in the headline so as not to ruin the surprise for those people who had not yet received their figure. I thought it was a very considerate thing to do, and needless to say, I was still surprised when I received my Scourge figure. Unfortunately, I don't think that this has been the case for the subsequent figures when they shipped. I believe they were all revealed in the headline, ruining the surprise.

We're all fans here. I check this site at least a few times a day to find out what TF related news there is. But this is different. There's a difference between letting people know the "latest information," that they should expect the figure soon (not ruining the surprise), and letting people know the identity of the figure that is being shipped, especially in a headline (which does ruin the surprise). If a person can't show just a little consideration towards the people here that don't want the surprise ruined, because they want to feel some personal victory by being the first one to post the identity of the next figure shipping, then the answer is simple for me -- once I know the figures have started shipping, I'll just stay away from the site until I've received my figure, plain and simple. Not what I want to do, but if it's the only option, so be it.


While I understand and sympathize with those of you who enjoy secrets, this site has never been run that way. We're here to provide the latest news, spoilers and all. Everyone has their different things that they want to be surprised about. Some people don't want movie spoilers. Others don't want comics spoilers. Many don't want cartoon spoilers. Many want to be surprised about which figure they are receiving. If we tried to accommodate all of the spoiler free requests, we wouldn't have much of a news section and we would have a difficult time getting these topics properly indexed in Google search results which are a very large amount of Seibertron.com's daily traffic.

As I'm sure many of you can imagine, it's really hard for me to stay out of the way of spoilers but somehow I manage to avoid spoilers for things that I want to enjoy on my own terms. If I can find ways to avoid spoilers with me being very near the top of breaking Transformers news, I know you guys can find ways to avoid spoilers.
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1520798)
Posted by stocky on September 30th, 2013 @ 7:37am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
stocky wrote:I seem to remember this being the case as well, at least for Scourge, that the headline stated that the first TFSS figure was shipping, but the name of the figure was not revealed in the headline, and it was stated that the name wasn't being revealed in the headline so as not to ruin the surprise for those people who had not yet received their figure. I thought it was a very considerate thing to do, and needless to say, I was still surprised when I received my Scourge figure. Unfortunately, I don't think that this has been the case for the subsequent figures when they shipped. I believe they were all revealed in the headline, ruining the surprise.

We're all fans here. I check this site at least a few times a day to find out what TF related news there is. But this is different. There's a difference between letting people know the "latest information," that they should expect the figure soon (not ruining the surprise), and letting people know the identity of the figure that is being shipped, especially in a headline (which does ruin the surprise). If a person can't show just a little consideration towards the people here that don't want the surprise ruined, because they want to feel some personal victory by being the first one to post the identity of the next figure shipping, then the answer is simple for me -- once I know the figures have started shipping, I'll just stay away from the site until I've received my figure, plain and simple. Not what I want to do, but if it's the only option, so be it.


While I understand and sympathize with those of you who enjoy secrets, this site has never been run that way. We're here to provide the latest news, spoilers and all. Everyone has their different things that they want to be surprised about. Some people don't want movie spoilers. Others don't want comics spoilers. Many don't want cartoon spoilers. Many want to be surprised about which figure they are receiving. If we tried to accommodate all of the spoiler free requests, we wouldn't have much of a news section and we would have a difficult time getting these topics properly indexed in Google search results which are a very large amount of Seibertron.com's daily traffic.

As I'm sure many of you can imagine, it's really hard for me to stay out of the way of spoilers but somehow I manage to avoid spoilers for things that I want to enjoy on my own terms. If I can find ways to avoid spoilers with me being very near the top of breaking Transformers news, I know you guys can find ways to avoid spoilers.


As I wrote earlier, this is the only site I check daily for TF related news. So if my only way to avoid spoilers is to avoid the site, that's what I'll do. But not for nothing, here is the original post I am referring to, from when Scourge began to ship. It got the news out there that the first figure was finally shipping, and even after all the time that we all waited to finally receive this first figure, El Duque still made a whole-hearted effort not to ruin the surprise for others. Very considerate indeed. I guess some of us figured that this would have set a precedent for when the rest of the figures began to ship as well. But I guess that was too much to hope for, or apparently ask for...

El Duque wrote:The long awaited TFSS figures have finally started shipping, and thanks to a tweet from Texas we can know who the first figure is! We know some of you want to be surprised when the figure arrives, so we'll do our best not to spoil it. There are six possible figures:

  • Ultra Mammoth
  • Scourge
  • Circuit
  • Jackpot
  • Slipstream
  • Breakdown

Check your mailboxes! For those who don't mind being spoiled scroll on down and meet your first TFSS figure.....































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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1524105)
Posted by El Duque on October 15th, 2013 @ 8:19pm CDT
Seibertron.com has hit the Jackpot.........literally! Our latest gallery is the recently released TFSS 1.0 figure Animated Jackpot. The latest Subscription Service figure makes use of the Transformers Animated Deluxe Jazz mold with an all new head sculpt. A great update on the G1 Action Master character. Enjoy the full gallery by clicking any of the links or images below.

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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1524109)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 15th, 2013 @ 8:32pm CDT
Now we just need an Animated Hubcap toy to go with him. Image
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Posted by Noideaforaname on October 15th, 2013 @ 10:03pm CDT
Circuit always stands out in those comparison pics, and not because of his color scheme.
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Posted by Rated X on October 15th, 2013 @ 10:27pm CDT
I like the paintjob and the mold. Im using him for classics though. I really hope someone makes a more serious classics style head. I think animated and prime molds have great potential for classics if you get rid of the crappy cartoon heads.
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Posted by Sabrblade on October 16th, 2013 @ 7:38am CDT
Comparing it to the G1 toy, I hadn't realized just how hideous by comparison the G1 toy's head was. Guess I've been too spoiled by this awesome look of the guy:

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Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1527481)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 2nd, 2013 @ 2:18am CDT
We proudly present our newest Seibertron.com galleries, the TFCC Subscription Service Ultra Mammoth and Big Black Convoy! These are redecos of the Beast Wars Neo Big Convoy mold. Ultra Mammoth is the final installment of the 1.0 subscription, and Big Black Convoy, a 1999 Toys R Us Japan exclusive. You can see the galleries of the previous subscription releases here: Convention & Club Exclusives Subscription Service - Transformers Toy Galleries

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Beast Wars Neo Black Big Convoy

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1527503)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 2nd, 2013 @ 7:26am CDT
What's cool about Black Big Convoy is that he is not an evil clone but a heroic clone of Big Convoy, created by Vector Sigma to help Big Convoy in the fight against the Blentrons and Unicron. ;)
Re: New Gallery: Club Subscription Service Slipstream (1527528)
Posted by Mkall on November 2nd, 2013 @ 11:01am CDT
That Big Black Convoy is a sexy beast.

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