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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..."

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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:

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Update: We now have a translation:

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.


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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
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?


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.

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.


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.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415210)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 31st, 2012 @ 5:56am CDT
So... We're getting a Japanese Shattered Glass Universe that has the high and mighty Sunstorm has decided to embrace us with his magnificent presence as a tape-based Decepticon? :-?
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415220)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on August 31st, 2012 @ 7:08am CDT
I like the G1 cassettes. Wouldn't mind picking this up.

I don't really care if it's Shattered Glass or not. All my cassettes are grouped together anyway.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415228)
Posted by ausbot on August 31st, 2012 @ 7:53am CDT
I want a G1 shattered glass prime now!
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415236)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:11am CDT
I thought this e-Hobby/TFCC collaboration was supposed to bring TFCC exclusives to Japan and e-Hobby exclusives to the U.S., but so far Japan is getting all the benefits.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415250)
Posted by Rated X on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:45am CDT
Shattered Glass - a stupid storyline that justifies the existance of lazy repaints with no re-tooling.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415259)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:54am CDT
Rated X wrote:Shattered Glass - a stupid storyline that justifies the existance of lazy repaints with no re-tooling.

You need a new song to sing.
:BOT:
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415263)
Posted by Trikeboy on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:57am CDT
Rated X wrote:Shattered Glass - a stupid storyline that justifies the existance of lazy repaints with no re-tooling.


At least they have a decent ongoing story line to back up the repaints unlike other repaints that exist just because. Look at the GDO line of Asia exclusives. That is 100% full of repaints and adds nothing to the overall feel of the line. That series of figs is basically Hasbro's attempt to keep naming licenses, basically. Also, just because you don't like Shattered Glass doesn't mean that everyone doesn't like them. I in particular don't care for Bot Shots and PCC but I don't bash them because I know others do.

Also, now that e-Hobby is in on the game, I would love an SG Goryu which was a green repaint of Masterpiece Grimlock with a headpiece. That is possible now.

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Goryu_%28SG%29
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415301)
Posted by Blozor on August 31st, 2012 @ 10:36am CDT
Wouldn't it have been easier and more interesting to do a Soundwave in Blaster colors and a Blaster in Soundwave colors?
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415306)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 31st, 2012 @ 10:57am CDT
Blozor wrote:Wouldn't it have been easier and more interesting to do a Soundwave in Blaster colors and a Blaster in Soundwave colors?


Blaster in Soundwave color would look too much like Twincast, his upgraded form in Headmasters.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415383)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on August 31st, 2012 @ 2:03pm CDT
Great, more shattered arse stuff. An idea that sounded good on paper and should have stayed there #-o
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415387)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2012 @ 2:16pm CDT
Well, at least BotCon 2013 won't be SG: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-news-rumors/650641-ehobby-tcc-exclusives-8.html#post8236414
Pete@BotCon wrote:This is introducing the Japanese market TO Shattered Glass...

And looking at the FSS Sub, I would say all 6 of those are gap fillers. And BotCon 2013 has nothing to do with SG and there will be some DEFINITE gap fillers in that set. (Guess that is the first BC 2013 hint...)
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415390)
Posted by Trikeboy on August 31st, 2012 @ 2:25pm CDT
Like it or not, Shattered Glass was one of the freshest things to happen to the franchise since Beast Wars. Everything from RiD until the current TFP is basically the same. Shattered Glass at least did something different with the characters.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415401)
Posted by Hoitytoity on August 31st, 2012 @ 3:10pm CDT
El Duque wrote:The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors.



So we're getting two Blasters? Sweet.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415405)
Posted by craggy on August 31st, 2012 @ 3:14pm CDT
Hoitytoity wrote:
El Duque wrote:The image depicts G1 Soundwave, Blaster, Ratbat, Slugfest, Blaster, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Eject in Shattered Glass colors.



So we're getting two Blasters? Sweet.

"yo dawg, we herd u like blasters, so we put a blaster in yo Blaster..."etc
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415578)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 31st, 2012 @ 10:53pm CDT
I cannot believe that I overlooked this! :BANG_HEAD:

The "VS" was a multi-pack line that only saw three sets, was only made by Takara, and was done in 1985. So seeing how this is a e-HOBBY version of that line, this is going to be a Japan exclusive version of Shattered Glass.

Gah! Primus... I should have known that since I spent all that time sorting out the 1985-1992 toyline (but stopped for other subjects I dragged myself into). :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415580)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 31st, 2012 @ 10:57pm CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:I cannot believe that I overlooked this! :BANG_HEAD:

The "VS" was a multi-pack line that only saw three sets, was only made by Takara, and was done in 1985. So seeing how this is a e-HOBBY version of that line, this is going to be a Japan exclusive version of Shattered Glass.

Gah! Primus... I should have known that since I spent all that time sorting out the 1985-1992 toyline (but stopped for other subjects I dragged myself into). :BANG_HEAD:
The club will be selling it to American consumers on their site too. It's a collaboration between both companies for both markets. ;)
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415585)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 31st, 2012 @ 11:17pm CDT
Until now I thought there would never be a G1 redeco that I wouldn't buy but I believe this is it.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415594)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 31st, 2012 @ 11:27pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:I cannot believe that I overlooked this! :BANG_HEAD:

The "VS" was a multi-pack line that only saw three sets, was only made by Takara, and was done in 1985. So seeing how this is a e-HOBBY version of that line, this is going to be a Japan exclusive version of Shattered Glass.

Gah! Primus... I should have known that since I spent all that time sorting out the 1985-1992 toyline (but stopped for other subjects I dragged myself into). :BANG_HEAD:
The club will be selling it to American consumers on their site too. It's a collaborate between both companies for both markets. ;)

If you mean the Japanese site, then yeah. Which makes it more complicated since they have both a tapestry I want and a Galvatron figure that I am debating over. :michaelbay:

Then again... More than likely, if this is affordable, I will order it from TFsource. But it is unlikely since they have Soundwave look like he prefers flower power. :P
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415598)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 31st, 2012 @ 11:32pm CDT
I wonder if Soundwave's headband will be sold seperately
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415603)
Posted by Burn on August 31st, 2012 @ 11:42pm CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Like it or not, Shattered Glass was one of the freshest things to happen to the franchise since Beast Wars. Everything from RiD until the current TFP is basically the same. Shattered Glass at least did something different with the characters.


I disagree. The entire concept is unoriginal and has been done to death in other franchises. The only thing Transformers did differently was a change of colour scheme and over-priced pieces of fabric instead of bitchin' goatees.

KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:If you mean the Japanese site, then yeah. Which makes it more complicated since they have both a tapestry I want and a Galvatron figure that I am debating over. :michaelbay:


He means the TFCC site. This is a joint venture between TFCC and E-Hobby to sell the same "exclusives" in both markets.
E-Hobby sells to the Asian market
TFCC sells to the American market. They'd sell to other parts of the world too but that's only after you confirm your identity via fax machine and also hand over your credit details which they will most likely hand off to someone else.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415611)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 31st, 2012 @ 11:57pm CDT
Burn wrote:He means the TFCC site. This is a joint venture between TFCC and E-Hobby to sell the same "exclusives" in both markets.
E-Hobby sells to the Asian market
TFCC sells to the American market. They'd sell to other parts of the world too but that's only after you confirm your identity via fax machine and also hand over your credit details which they will most likely hand off to someone else.

I meant the VSE version, as that would be the version e-HOBBY would sell. It also would tie into the VS (VSX, VSY, VSZ) line that Takara had done in 1985. And this is the version I would buy if I am interested in it by then. ;)

However... I am going on a whim and say that since TFCC is also distributing it, their packaging will have the "Shattered Glass" label. Which would be a smart move, and a nightmare for those who chose to buy both versions before seeing the final price. :P
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415655)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on September 1st, 2012 @ 4:04am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:Like it or not, Shattered Glass was one of the freshest things to happen to the franchise since Beast Wars. Everything from RiD until the current TFP is basically the same. Shattered Glass at least did something different with the characters.

Sorry, but "OMG let's make teh good guyz evalll!" does not constitute an original idea at all. It's a 'what if' proposition that would be best served being showcased in an episode of fiction here and there. I don't object to the toys but I feel that there are too damn many of them, and I'm bitterly disappointed that eHobby have gone down the same route. I would take a recoloured Kup as Skids at this point in time (with a different head, of course)
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415669)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 1st, 2012 @ 5:20am CDT
Banjo-Tron wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Like it or not, Shattered Glass was one of the freshest things to happen to the franchise since Beast Wars. Everything from RiD until the current TFP is basically the same. Shattered Glass at least did something different with the characters.

Sorry, but "OMG let's make teh good guyz evalll!" does not constitute an original idea at all. It's a 'what if' proposition that would be best served being showcased in an episode of fiction here and there. I don't object to the toys but I feel that there are too damn many of them, and I'm bitterly disappointed that eHobby have gone down the same route. I would take a recoloured Kup as Skids at this point in time (with a different head, of course)


That kind of comment makes me think you haven't read any of the stories that take place in this universe. It is more than just good Decepticons and bad Autobots. The characters are totally different and the stories are quite gripping. Every other piece of Transformers fiction is basically this: Autobots and Decepticons come to earth, Autobots make human friends, there is a battle of the week, sometimes the Autobots win, sometimes they don't, Optimus Prime dies and comes back, Megatron reformats and calls himself Galvatron, big show down with the Autobots and the good guys win. It has been that way since Beast Wars. No matter how much I like Prime, I know it will follow the same pattern. I'm glad IDW are doing something new at last with the characters.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415675)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 1st, 2012 @ 6:31am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Like it or not, Shattered Glass was one of the freshest things to happen to the franchise since Beast Wars. Everything from RiD until the current TFP is basically the same. Shattered Glass at least did something different with the characters.

Sorry, but "OMG let's make teh good guyz evalll!" does not constitute an original idea at all. It's a 'what if' proposition that would be best served being showcased in an episode of fiction here and there. I don't object to the toys but I feel that there are too damn many of them, and I'm bitterly disappointed that eHobby have gone down the same route. I would take a recoloured Kup as Skids at this point in time (with a different head, of course)


That kind of comment makes me think you haven't read any of the stories that take place in this universe. It is more than just good Decepticons and bad Autobots. The characters are totally different and the stories are quite gripping. Every other piece of Transformers fiction is basically this: Autobots and Decepticons come to earth, Autobots make human friends, there is a battle of the week, sometimes the Autobots win, sometimes they don't, Optimus Prime dies and comes back, Megatron reformats and calls himself Galvatron, big show down with the Autobots and the good guys win. It has been that way since Beast Wars. No matter how much I like Prime, I know it will follow the same pattern. I'm glad IDW are doing something new at last with the characters.

I agree. But, then again, I see a lot of that happening online. :-(

And also, the whole "death of Optimus Prime," "Megatron becomes Galvatron," etc. originated in Transformers: The Movie (1986). However, English media had made it become a recurring theme ever since then. Plus, Hasbro has created a "Binder of Revelation" that uses elements they feel need to be followed and altered. So there is always that chance we may get a "Galvatron II" (as done in the Marvel/IDW series and Takara's G-2 storyline).

But with the case at hand... Shattered Glass is more like Star Trek's Mirror World. As in a world where the good that restrained themselves are not doing that here. But I guess you don't need to be told that, and I think those who did not need to see what Ultra Magnus looks like in the Shattered Universe. ;)
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415696)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 1st, 2012 @ 9:18am CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:
Banjo-Tron wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Like it or not, Shattered Glass was one of the freshest things to happen to the franchise since Beast Wars. Everything from RiD until the current TFP is basically the same. Shattered Glass at least did something different with the characters.

Sorry, but "OMG let's make teh good guyz evalll!" does not constitute an original idea at all. It's a 'what if' proposition that would be best served being showcased in an episode of fiction here and there. I don't object to the toys but I feel that there are too damn many of them, and I'm bitterly disappointed that eHobby have gone down the same route. I would take a recoloured Kup as Skids at this point in time (with a different head, of course)


That kind of comment makes me think you haven't read any of the stories that take place in this universe. It is more than just good Decepticons and bad Autobots. The characters are totally different and the stories are quite gripping. Every other piece of Transformers fiction is basically this: Autobots and Decepticons come to earth, Autobots make human friends, there is a battle of the week, sometimes the Autobots win, sometimes they don't, Optimus Prime dies and comes back, Megatron reformats and calls himself Galvatron, big show down with the Autobots and the good guys win. It has been that way since Beast Wars. No matter how much I like Prime, I know it will follow the same pattern. I'm glad IDW are doing something new at last with the characters.

I agree. But, then again, I see a lot of that happening online. :-(

And also, the whole "death of Optimus Prime," "Megatron becomes Galvatron," etc. originated in Transformers: The Movie (1986). However, English media had made it become a recurring theme ever since then. Plus, Hasbro has created a "Binder of Revelation" that uses elements they feel need to be followed and altered. So there is always that chance we may get a "Galvatron II" (as done in the Marvel/IDW series and Takara's G-2 storyline).

But with the case at hand... Shattered Glass is more like Star Trek's Mirror World. As in a world where the good that restrained themselves are not doing that here. But I guess you don't need to be told that, and I think those who did not need to see what Ultra Magnus looks like in the Shattered Universe. ;)


I know but at least the death and reformat actually paid off in the story. In Armada, Megatron gets damaged, gets restored after the battle with Nemisis Prime and says "Now as Galvatron..." Why did he change his name just because he got a new paint job? Then at the start of Energon he is Megatron again. Optimus Prime dies in the first damn episode of Transformers Animated.

I like when people do something new with the characters in hand. IDW are finally doing it, and quite well in my opinion. Shattered Glass was a breath of fresh air. Dungeons and Dinobots was one of my favorite pieces of Transfomers fiction ever.

Back on topic, I have decided to get this if only for the cassettes. I just wish they would have gone better with the rest of the already released SG toys.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415708)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 1st, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:I know but at least the death and reformat actually paid off in the story. In Armada, Megatron gets damaged, gets restored after the battle with Nemisis Prime and says "Now as Galvatron..." Why did he change his name just because he got a new paint job? Then at the start of Energon he is Megatron again.
Yeah, that was a little wonky, but it was a case of the dubbers having adhere to Hasbro's desire to retain both names in the "Megatron --> Galvatron, rinse and repeat" pattern. In the original Japanese version, however, the change is much smoother.

In Micron Densetsu, when Megatron gets upgraded, he doesn't rename himself Galvatron, but gets a new toy name of "Megatron Super Mode". Then when he gets resurrected in Super Link, it is then that he becomes Galvatron. And then turning purple by Super Energon later only creates another new toy name for him: "Galvatron G" (with "G" short for "General").

Trikeboy wrote:Optimus Prime dies in the first damn episode of Transformers Animated.
Third episode. ;)

Trikeboy wrote:Back on topic, I have decided to get this if only for the cassettes. I just wish they would have gone better with the rest of the already released SG toys.
Yeah, I do kinda wish these used more modern toy molds instead of the G1 molds, which automatically make this an expensive purchase even without the exclusivity.
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415712)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 1st, 2012 @ 10:47am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:I know but at least the death and reformat actually paid off in the story. In Armada, Megatron gets damaged, gets restored after the battle with Nemisis Prime and says "Now as Galvatron..." Why did he change his name just because he got a new paint job? Then at the start of Energon he is Megatron again.
Yeah, that was a little wonky, but it was a case of the dubbers having adhere to Hasbro's desire to retain both names in the "Megatron --> Galvatron, rinse and repeat" pattern. In the original Japanese version, however, the change is much smoother.

In Micron Densetsu, when Megatron gets upgraded, he doesn't rename himself Galvatron, but gets a new toy name of "Megatron Super Mode". Then when he gets resurrected in Super Link, it is then that he becomes Galvatron. And then turning purple by Super Energon later only creates another new toy name for him: "Galvatron G" (with "G" short for "General").


My point exactly, Hasbro have been doing the rinse and repeat for so long it's getting boring. Something comes along that does something different and it gets slated.

Sabrblade wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Optimus Prime dies in the first damn episode of Transformers Animated.
Third episode. ;)


ok, ok, third episode but it was the first story in that universe.

Sabrblade wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:Back on topic, I have decided to get this if only for the cassettes. I just wish they would have gone better with the rest of the already released SG toys.
Yeah, I do kinda wish these used more modern toy molds instead of the G1 molds, which automatically make this an expensive purchase even without the exclusivity.


e-Hobby easily could have used the Device Label Blaster and removed the electronics. G1 cassettes still fit inside him. We really need a true Blaster upgrade that looks like his G1 self. If only they made one in the Music Label line.
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Posted by KNM2012 on September 1st, 2012 @ 11:42pm CDT
Trikeboy wrote:I know but at least the death and reformat actually paid off in the story. In Armada, Megatron gets damaged, gets restored after the battle with Nemisis Prime and says "Now as Galvatron..." Why did he change his name just because he got a new paint job? Then at the start of Energon he is Megatron again. Optimus Prime dies in the first damn episode of Transformers Animated.

I like when people do something new with the characters in hand. IDW are finally doing it, and quite well in my opinion. Shattered Glass was a breath of fresh air. Dungeons and Dinobots was one of my favorite pieces of Transfomers fiction ever.

Back on topic, I have decided to get this if only for the cassettes. I just wish they would have gone better with the rest of the already released SG toys.

Had to make sure. Because we just met and I wanted to make sure that The Rebirth did not traumatize you enough to phase out anything that pre-dates Beast Wars. ;)

And honestly, you can sum that up to them promoting the toyline. Because they needed to market the "powered up" Megatron in a way that kids will want it when they see it. Especially with it debuting in Japan first, and I think this was the era of fandom where I tried getting an Optimus Prime that did not have any QC issues. Plus, despite not getting into Animated, there is at least one character that I hope e-HOBBY will reissue. And also... I never got into any of IDW's stuff. I blame this on my dedication to Takara/Takara Tomy's faction. 8)

That, and I am thinking that if this version of SG is split into two versions, I will definitely consider getting into the e-HOBBY version. I already have three Henkei!/G1 characters, two Alternity characters, and "Arms Micons" Arcee. Because as great SG is, I'd like to see if this is a new version, and how it plays out. :-?
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415956)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 2nd, 2012 @ 12:39am CDT
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:That, and I am thinking that if this version of SG is split into two versions, I will definitely consider getting into the e-HOBBY version. I already have three Henkei!/G1 characters, two Alternity characters, and "Arms Micons" Arcee. Because as great SG is, I'd like to see if this is a new version, and how it plays out. :-?
It's just e-HOBBY's means of introducing the American SG franchise to the Japanese market. It's not creating a separate "Japanese version" of SG, but a window to the existing SG franchise for the Japanese to access. Don't forget, this is both e-HOBBY and the TCC working together to create one product for both markets. ;)
Re: New e-Hobby / TFCC Collaboration Teaser (1415966)
Posted by Trikeboy on September 2nd, 2012 @ 1:52am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:That, and I am thinking that if this version of SG is split into two versions, I will definitely consider getting into the e-HOBBY version. I already have three Henkei!/G1 characters, two Alternity characters, and "Arms Micons" Arcee. Because as great SG is, I'd like to see if this is a new version, and how it plays out. :-?
It's just e-HOBBY's means of introducing the American SG franchise to the Japanese market. It's not creating a separate "Japanese version" of SG, but a window to the existing SG franchise for the Japanese to access. Don't forget, this is both e-HOBBY and the TCC working together to create one product for both markets. ;)


Which is exactly why I'm praying for that MP Grimlock repaint into Goryu. TFCC wouldn't have been able to do it but e-Hobby certainly can.

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