New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser

Transformers News: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 10:59PM CDT

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e-Hobby have posted a new image teasing their collaboration with TFCC. The image features both German and Japanese, and translates "The Sun rises" - "Very soon, a dark scheme will come into play..."

New e-Hobby/TFCC Collaboration Teaser
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Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1412862)
Posted by Seibertron on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:07am CDT
Well this is interesting. Hope it lives up to the hype. Can't wait to see what it is.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1412878)
Posted by CaTZ on August 24th, 2012 @ 12:59am CDT
i would say it's MP sunstorm for TFCC club member
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1412923)
Posted by It Is Him on August 24th, 2012 @ 5:01am CDT
CaTZ wrote:i would say it's MP sunstorm for TFCC club member


That makes perfect sense.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1412963)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 24th, 2012 @ 8:20am CDT
CaTZ wrote:i would say it's MP sunstorm for TFCC club member


That would be pointless. With the TFCC markup, it will probably cost the same as buying it from a retailer like BBTS, so what would be the point?

Also, MP Sunstorm isn't an e-Hobby exclusive, is it? I assumed the e-Hobby/TFCC collabs would be e-Hobby figures. If TFCC wanted to sell Takara figures, why would e-Hobby need to be involved?
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1412973)
Posted by Seibertron on August 24th, 2012 @ 9:24am CDT
Maybe Classics Sunstorm at long last?!
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1412977)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 24th, 2012 @ 9:31am CDT
Since it's in Japanese, I'm willing to bet it's TFCC merchandise making its way to Japan again. First we had the BotCon 2005 sets going, what's next?
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1412996)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 24th, 2012 @ 10:19am CDT
Whatever it is, the official reveal comes next week. :D
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1412999)
Posted by Mkall on August 24th, 2012 @ 10:25am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Whatever it is, the official reveal comes next week. :D

It can't come soon enough.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1413011)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 24th, 2012 @ 10:50am CDT
El Duque wrote: "Very soon, a dark scheme will come into play..."



My guess: The BBTS-exclusive Dark Energon figures will be released in Japan as e-Hobby exclusives.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1413122)
Posted by Stormrider on August 24th, 2012 @ 4:17pm CDT
"The Sun rises" - "Very soon, a dark scheme will come into play..."

Oh no. Are the Japanese customers going to have their credit cards stolen, too?!
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415169)
Posted by El Duque on August 30th, 2012 @ 11:51pm CDT
e-Hobby has posted another teaser that may shed some light on their collaboration with TFCC. The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors. Toy versions on the way?

Update: For those wondering this set will be available through TFCC:




Update: We now have a translation:

[quote]Global New Year Special - VSE - Continuing in the Shattered Glass world - 'Solar Requiem' - Pre-Orders to begin in early September - eHOBBY Collaborative Exclusive - SG Soundwave vs. SG Blaster set - Bonus: Collaboration Comic (12 Pages, Color) - Custom sticker sheet - Deluxe packaging design.[/quote]

Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415175)
Posted by Bounti76 on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:41am CDT
El Duque wrote:e-Hobby has posted another teaser that may shed some light on their collaboration with TFCC. The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors. Toy versions on the way?



Oh lord I hope not. I realize there are fans of the Shattered Glass universe out there, but I am NOT one of them. They would be cool as completely different characters, but in my view, Shattered Glass keeps taking up space and plastic that could be used for toys that the majority of fans want. G1 Arcee, for instance. A proper Classics triple-changer Springer. An Airachnid that can do more than move just her arms. Am I right?

It isn't to say that Shattered Glass wasn't a good idea at all....just an interesting idea that has run far past it's course.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415177)
Posted by Optimutt on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:56am CDT
The only possible good thing to come from this is a clutch of new cassettebots. Sadly, I doubt they'll justify the exorbitant (new Encore rate + 25%) price hike and - of course - the fact that Shattered Glass has run its course to the point to where there are streaks of mechanical refuse trailing along the road five years behind it. Dead. Unnecessary. Though, in their favor, the cassettes are cool.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415181)
Posted by Mkall on August 31st, 2012 @ 1:18am CDT
Blaster and Soundwave I'm not too keen on since they'll be their G1 molds, but oh God yes I'll take the cassettes. All the cassettes!
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415182)
Posted by Mkall on August 31st, 2012 @ 1:21am CDT
Edit: false alarm.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415192)
Posted by Trikeboy on August 31st, 2012 @ 4:13am CDT
I'm in two minds about this. One is that it is cool that they will be redone in SG colors but they will not be able to be displayed with my SG collection. They are far too big. SG Soundwave as a tape cassette already exists under Music Label Sonic White Soundwave. Blaster will look stupid next to him. The should have done a revised version of Device Label Blaster. While taller, he is more in scale and the tapes still fit inside him. Also, why Slugfest and Ratbat? Laserbeak and Ravage would have been better.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415200)
Posted by craggy on August 31st, 2012 @ 4:38am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
El Duque wrote:e-Hobby has posted another teaser that may shed some light on their collaboration with TFCC. The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors. Toy versions on the way?



Oh lord I hope not. I realize there are fans of the Shattered Glass universe out there, but I am NOT one of them. They would be cool as completely different characters, but in my view, Shattered Glass keeps taking up space and plastic that could be used for toys that the majority of fans want. G1 Arcee, for instance. A proper Classics triple-changer Springer. An Airachnid that can do more than move just her arms. Am I right?

...not really.

exclusive repaints of existing toys aren't really stopping anyone making newly designed toys for the main lines.
I'd definitely prefer those three you mention than a lot of other new product we're getting but either way TFCC and eHobby would still be cranking out repaints of something.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415202)
Posted by Down_Shift on August 31st, 2012 @ 4:43am CDT
It says Slugfest in the news story, but I don't see Slugfest in the pic. I do however see one of the Japanese Dino-cassettes.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415205)
Posted by Bass X0 on August 31st, 2012 @ 5:01am CDT
[quote]Oh lord I hope not. I realize there are fans of the Shattered Glass universe out there, but I am NOT one of them. They would be cool as completely different characters, but in my view, Shattered Glass keeps taking up space and plastic that could be used for toys that the majority of fans want. G1 Arcee, for instance. A proper Classics triple-changer Springer. An Airachnid that can do more than move just her arms. Am I right?
[/quote]

You are wrong. The Club is the one producing these and the Club is only able to repaint existing molds. New molds are being created but repaints also get produced too. Repaints don't prevent new molds from being produced and new molds wouldn't exist if the repaints weren't done.

[quote]It says Slugfest in the news story, but I don't see Slugfest in the pic. I do however see one of the Japanese Dino-cassettes. [/quote]

They won't repaint a mold they haven't already reissued. You can see Slugfest's plates on his back and his hind legs are clearly Slugfest's, with the same details. I thought it was Overkill at first but no, its Slugfest, just at a weird angle and mostly obscured.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415206)
Posted by Burn on August 31st, 2012 @ 5:25am CDT
Shattered Glass huh?

All these years e-Hobby have had awesome and unique repaints ... get into bed with TFCC and they go with Shattered Glass crap.

Oh well, money saved for me then.

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