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Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Thursday, June 19th, 2014 9:41PM CDT

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In the midst of Botcon Seibertron (Ryan Yzquierdo) is hard at work to bring you exclusive content! We at Seibertron.com are proud to present the very first look at the Transformers Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind.
With Rewind coming from the never seen before here in the States the United Rumble and Frenzy mold and Thrustinator being an amalgamation of Beast Wars Waspinator and Beast Machines Thrust, using the Dirgegun mold from Beast Wars II be prepare for some amazing never before seen pictures and video and keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in BotCon news and updates, plus the best galleries around! Let us know what you think of these figures and join the discussion on ourSeibertron.com forums




Convention & Club Exclusives Thrustinator

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind


Convention & Club Exclusives Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind

Transformers News: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind
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Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1583904)
Posted by durroth on June 19th, 2014 @ 9:59pm CDT
In other news revealed by these galleries, Thrustinator to arrive sometime in July and Rewind coming in October with the mystery figure. I'm gonna guess based off that information that Treadshot is August and Chromedome is September (I'll be happy if I'm wrong on this guess). Very excited for Thrustinator next, he was the one I wanted most besides Chromedome. I find it interesting, fluffwise, that Rewind's guns are actually "Dataspikes". It does fit the character more than picturing him as being armed to the teeth. Still probably going to buy that one from shapeways and paint it up, but that's just cuz it's absurdly comic accurate and I like it. Very curious who the mystery figure will be, and whether it will be another scout or a deluxe. (Do we have actual confirmation it's a scout? I've seen alot of people making that assumption, but no hard evidence)
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1583905)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 19th, 2014 @ 10:00pm CDT
Rewind looks decent, but doesn't speak to me...

Thrustinator, on the other hand, I must have. It's gloriously insane.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1583925)
Posted by Flashwave on June 19th, 2014 @ 10:49pm CDT
Umm, so who's the yllow scorponok in the bckground?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1583927)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 19th, 2014 @ 10:59pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Umm, so who's the yllow scorponok in the bckground?


That's Botcon 2014 Scorponok. Unless you're talking about something else. Ehich you might be, since that Scorponok looks green to me rather than yellow.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1583930)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 19th, 2014 @ 11:05pm CDT
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"Thruzzzztinator wazz doing Gunfazzze before it wazz cool."

At the risk of derailing the thread, how many molds can do a gunface mode?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1583940)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on June 20th, 2014 @ 12:02am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:At the risk of derailing the thread, how many molds can do a gunface mode?


Depends. missile-spitting guys like Transquito count?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1583945)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 20th, 2014 @ 12:35am CDT
Nemesis Primal wrote:Rewind looks decent, but doesn't speak to me...

Thrustinator, on the other hand, I must have. It's gloriously insane.


Sadly, none of the subscription figures have caught my eye enough to buy 'em, but Thrustinator is certainly fun looking. I love this part of your post: "It's gloriously insane." That's the best way to sum it up. lol

Rewind looks pretty good, but I'd much rather we have the original Frenzy and Rumble as this mold was intended to be. :( *sighs* What could've been. (I just can't justify the import price of the set from Japan. As nice as it is, I just can't pay $80.00+ for two $7-10.00 figures.)
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1583964)
Posted by xyl360 on June 20th, 2014 @ 3:32am CDT
Thrustinator's next? Hell yeah, I can't wait :D!

Flashwave wrote:Umm, so who's the yllow scorponok in the bckground?

That's just a second Scorponok in beast mode. That light in the hotel room there is yellow tinted so it changes the way the colors of the plastics photograph.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1584801)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on June 22nd, 2014 @ 1:30pm CDT
In a new TFCC dedicated gallery, Seibertron.com is pleased to present to you a high-quality look at Transformers: Timelines Deluxe Depth Charge. Click on any of the below images to take you directly to the gallery.

Convention & Club Exclusives Depth Charge

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Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1584816)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on June 22nd, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
As truly awesome as that looks. I can't help but look at a much different "Transformer" and see Depthcharge.


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Star Wars Transformers Emperor Palpatine (Imperial Shuttle) Gallery


While it's not the better figure, the alt mode does capture the look and feel of a manta ray space ship. Also the wing placement in bot mode is reminiscent of the wing placement on BW Depthcharge. You can even have a little protoform Depthcharge pilot himself lol.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1584821)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 22nd, 2014 @ 2:22pm CDT
Nice repaint. 8) I wonder how many more toys will be repainted with the Terradive mold. :-?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1584845)
Posted by megatronus on June 22nd, 2014 @ 4:06pm CDT
That Takara Terradive has so much win... I wish I could find one for less than $100.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585145)
Posted by Counterpunch on June 23rd, 2014 @ 3:14pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I just think it's awesome how good these figures look as a group:

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Too true.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585208)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 23rd, 2014 @ 7:31pm CDT
Why is Thrustinator's wasp eye yellow when it was supposed to be changed to blue?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585228)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Why is Thrustinator's wasp eye yellow when it was supposed to be changed to blue?

Because it's homage to the yellowish orange eyes of the motorcycle drone toy from 2001,

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Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585231)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:47pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Why is Thrustinator's wasp eye yellow when it was supposed to be changed to blue?

Because it's homage to the yellowish orange eyes of the motorcycle drone toy from 2001,
No it is not. We were told the Club would be correcting it to blue. His robot mode Waspy eye is blue, it only makes sense for his wasp mode eye to be blue too.

And Thrust had a red visor in the cartoon, just like his robot mode Thrust eye is.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585232)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:52pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Why is Thrustinator's wasp eye yellow when it was supposed to be changed to blue?

Because it's homage to the yellowish orange eyes of the motorcycle drone toy from 2001,
No it is not. We were told the Club would be correcting it to blue. His robot mode Waspy eye is blue, it only makes sense for his wasp mode eye to be blue too.

And Thrust had a red visor in the cartoon, just like his robot mode Thrust eye is.


It's possible it's a production error, But it makes more since for the club to give wink the toy the CG model was based on ;) .
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585233)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 23rd, 2014 @ 8:57pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Why is Thrustinator's wasp eye yellow when it was supposed to be changed to blue?

Because it's homage to the yellowish orange eyes of the motorcycle drone toy from 2001,
No it is not. We were told the Club would be correcting it to blue. His robot mode Waspy eye is blue, it only makes sense for his wasp mode eye to be blue too.

And Thrust had a red visor in the cartoon, just like his robot mode Thrust eye is.


It's possible it's a production error, But it makes more since for the club to give wink the toy the CG model was based on ;) .
More like vice-versa. The Motorcycle Drone was based off the CGI model from the previous year. Beast Machines's second year had toys based off the show models since its first year toys barely resembled them due to the show and toys not being on the same page for that first year.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585234)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 23rd, 2014 @ 9:16pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Why is Thrustinator's wasp eye yellow when it was supposed to be changed to blue?

Because it's homage to the yellowish orange eyes of the motorcycle drone toy from 2001,
No it is not. We were told the Club would be correcting it to blue. His robot mode Waspy eye is blue, it only makes sense for his wasp mode eye to be blue too.

And Thrust had a red visor in the cartoon, just like his robot mode Thrust eye is.


It's possible it's a production error, But it makes more since for the club to give wink the toy the CG model was based on ;) .
More like vice-versa. The Motorcycle Drone was based off the CGI model from the previous year. Beast Machines's second year had toys based off the show models since its first year toys barely resembled them due to the show and toys not being on the same page for that first year.


Actually The thrust figure proper came out in 2000, with the toyline starting in 1999. The motorcycle drone would've been from beast machines third year ;) I always heard the rumor that mainframe used hasbro's in production concepts of the drones for both the drones and generals due to budget constraints.

No matter the Details, I like the Yellow Eyed version better, it's reminiscent of the motorcycle drone figure, which was the most accurate interpretation of thrust at the time, and to an extent still is. plus that would be three/four homages in this toy, and the more there are, the better the toy is (that part was snark).
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585395)
Posted by ScottyP on June 24th, 2014 @ 12:12pm CDT
Thrustinator's yellow eye is a production error. Pete's response was to find a customizer if you want it blue. I can't make that up.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1585399)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 24th, 2014 @ 12:17pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Thrustinator's yellow eye is a production error. Pete's response was to find a customizer if you want it blue. I can't make that up.
Typical. 8-|
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1586787)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 30th, 2014 @ 2:20am CDT
We've shown you the galleries of this year's BotCon exclusives, and you can always see the previous exclusives from recent past events by clicking here: Events

Since we're going back in time, we thought we should share an oldie, but a goodie:

BotCon '99 exclusive Deluxe Class Windrazor!

Windrazor is based off of Beast Wars Fuzor Silverbolt and redecoed in a white and two tone purple. With special collector's packaging based off of the then current Beast Wars line, this attractive looking exclusive was a must for attendees.

Click on any of the pictures below to be taken to the full gallery.

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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 Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590077)
Posted by Va'al on July 12th, 2014 @ 4:10pm CDT
It's about time we show you some more BotCon Transformers exclusive figures, is it not? To begin with, feast your optics on the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Arcee repaint into Flamewar, complete with weapon, flames and ..war? For comparison, check out the Cyberverse counterpart too, by clicking on any of the images below to access the full galleries!


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Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590092)
Posted by Zeek99g on July 12th, 2014 @ 4:38pm CDT
Va'al wrote:complete with weapon, flames and ..war?




Mindmaster's sig told me to.

Don't ban me Va'al.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590114)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 12th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CDT
now the females do not just have boobs. they have boobs with flames on them.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590137)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 12th, 2014 @ 5:37pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:now the females do not just have boobs. they have boobs with flames on them.


You must have missed the furor during the con.

They jiggle, too.

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Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590148)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 12th, 2014 @ 6:02pm CDT
I believe that they have chose the right mold for Flamewar. Let me check:
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Yep.
Zeek99g wrote:
Va'al wrote:complete with weapon, flames and ..war?





Nice catch!
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590150)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on July 12th, 2014 @ 6:19pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:They jiggle, too.

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I may be thinking to hard about this, but does that mean they're made of something soft, or they have jointage/springs that allow them to bounce/ articulate. Do transformer women where Brassieres? Does that mean there's a transformers clothes/fashion industry, if that's the case do transformers as a race wear clothes, are clothes vehicle kibble? How do we know when they're wearing clothes, does that mean there are cybertonain decency laws? If that's all entirely false does this imply transformers are constantly nude all the time? Why's the prospect of transformers with jiggle physics open this many question :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590157)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 12th, 2014 @ 6:35pm CDT
holy flaming bras batman!
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590165)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 12th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:now the females do not just have boobs. they have boobs with flames on them.


You must have missed the furor during the con.

They jiggle, too.

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Two words, shock absorbers.

SW's SilverHammer wrote:I may be thinking to hard about this, but does that mean they're made of something soft, or they have jointage/springs that allow them to bounce/ articulate. Do transformer women where Brassieres? Does that mean there's a transformers clothes/fasion industry, if that's the case do transformers as a race wear clothes, are clothes vehicle kibble, or if that's all entirely false does this imply transformers are constantly nude all the time? Why's the prospect of transformers with jiggle physics open this many question :BOOM: :BOOM:


Dude, they're bewbs. To 99% of the male population they are beyond the concept of logical reason- :-B

... /:)

Sorry, I was *cough*staring at the awesome bewbs*cough*, what was I saying? :???:
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590315)
Posted by Va'al on July 13th, 2014 @ 9:45am CDT
Yet more high quality, detailed Seibertron.com galleries of BotCon 2014 exclusive figures! Click on any of the images below to access the full works of Starseeker Pirates Hunter, a repaint of TCC Rampage, in itself a repaint and remold of Transformers Prime First Edition Deluxe Megatron, and Brimstone, a repaint of the Air Raid remold of Fall of Cybertron Shockwave!


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Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590317)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 13th, 2014 @ 10:02am CDT
For whatever reason, the small head doesn't look as bad on Hunter/Shockawhatever

Brimstone seems to lose a bit of his visual appeal with the lack of asymmetrical legs, but I'd totally have gotten him if he was a mass-release figure. And fan-moded a pterodactyl mode.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590323)
Posted by Caelus on July 13th, 2014 @ 10:41am CDT
Brimstone's range as a rail gun is five-billionths of a kilometer? :-?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590325)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2014 @ 10:56am CDT
Caelus wrote:Brimstone's range as a rail gun is five-billionths of a kilometer? :-?


That's "Klick" with a "K". Here's what I found:

In "military-speak," the term "click" (spelled with a "c" instead of a "k") is used when sighting-in a weapon, such as a rifle. On most weapons, one "click" equals one minute of arc, or -- in other words, one inch of distance at one hundred yards. So, moving the site adjustments of the rifle "one click" will change the point of impact one inch for a target 100 yards away, two inches for a target 200 yards away, and so forth.For the detailed oriented, 1 MOA at 100 yards is actually a tad over 1 inch (There are 360 degrees in a circle and each degree is divided into 60 minutes. If we round to the nearest 1⁄100 of an inch, at 100 yards 1 degree measures 62.83 inches. One MOA, 1⁄60 of that, measures 1.047 inches), but rounding it works for quick calculations. The term comes from the clicking-sound made by the sight adjustment knobs as they are turned.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590334)
Posted by megatronus on July 13th, 2014 @ 11:34am CDT
Hunter/Shockaract is beautiful. I've been planning on picking him up, but may be unable to wait for a Club sale.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590335)
Posted by Toralei_De_Nile on July 13th, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
So how much would a Flamewhore be going for?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590343)
Posted by megatronus on July 13th, 2014 @ 12:02pm CDT
Toralei_De_Nile wrote:So how much would a Flamewhore be going for?

Between $75 and $100 on eBay, currently.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590353)
Posted by RiddlerJ on July 13th, 2014 @ 12:33pm CDT
Brimstone matches his original figure better than I expected.

I was always disappointed the original Brimstone wasn't used for an exclusive. He would've made a good Swoop or Cutthroat.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590359)
Posted by hinomars19 on July 13th, 2014 @ 1:16pm CDT
So he isn't Shokoract? Or is he and Trademarks are getting in the way?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590361)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2014 @ 1:22pm CDT
hinomars19 wrote:So he isn't Shokoract? Or is he and Trademarks are getting in the way?


That's Shokaract before he became known and named as such. 3H fiction said he was nothing but a Hunter before the discovery of the Matrix of Conquest, and FunPub took it from there.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590382)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
hinomars19 wrote:So he isn't Shokoract? Or is he and Trademarks are getting in the way?


That's Shokaract before he became known and named as such. 3H fiction said he was nothing but a Hunter before the discovery of the Matrix of Conquest, and FunPub took it from there.
Yeah, and in this story, he's Cannonball's tracker beast "pet". Known only as "Hunter", for he has no real name, Cannonball "won" him in a game of cards with uncooperative player (though "won" is more like "cheated every time and then killed his opponent when he got called out for his cheating, and then negociated with his prize into joining his crew" in this case).

He would not take the name "Shokaract" until acquiring the Matrix of Conquest and upgrading into his BotCon 2000 toy body.

The story of life aboard the Tidal Wave is quite a fascinating one, IMO. It's what made Tornado the most forward looked to figure of the convention for me.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590466)
Posted by Caelus on July 13th, 2014 @ 6:48pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Caelus wrote:Brimstone's range as a rail gun is five-billionths of a kilometer? :-?


That's "Klick" with a "K". Here's what I found:

In "military-speak," the term "click" (spelled with a "c" instead of a "k") is used when sighting-in a weapon, such as a rifle. On most weapons, one "click" equals one minute of arc, or -- in other words, one inch of distance at one hundred yards. So, moving the site adjustments of the rifle "one click" will change the point of impact one inch for a target 100 yards away, two inches for a target 200 yards away, and so forth.For the detailed oriented, 1 MOA at 100 yards is actually a tad over 1 inch (There are 360 degrees in a circle and each degree is divided into 60 minutes. If we round to the nearest 1⁄100 of an inch, at 100 yards 1 degree measures 62.83 inches. One MOA, 1⁄60 of that, measures 1.047 inches), but rounding it works for quick calculations. The term comes from the clicking-sound made by the sight adjustment knobs as they are turned.


So really, the sentence in Brimstone's bio just doesn't make any sense, as the unit "nanoclick" would really only be used in reference to calibrating the weapon's aim, and (I assume) summarizing the weapon's margin of error (its spread). "Nanoclick" would not be used in reference to a weapon's range.

Still, that makes me curious as to what sort of ranges would necessitate 'nanoclick' accuracy.

1c = 1 inch change per 100 yards to target
1c = 2 inch change per 200 yards to target

So:

1c = 1 inch change per 3600 inches to target

One click represents a 1:3600 adjustment to range ratio, which means one nanoclick represents a change to range ratio of 1:3600*10^9 or 1:2.78*10^13. So, a one nanoclick adjustment to your targeting would yield a one inch change at a target 2.78*10^13 inches away. Or 3.33x10^12 feet away. Or 1.76x10^8 miles. Or (and this is when it sounds cool):

A one nanoclick adjustment to the weapon's aim would yield a one inch change in the point of impact on a target that is 1.636 astronomical units away.

Mars, by the way, is 1.523 AUs from the Sun.

So if we were to willfully ignore the wording in Brimstone's techspec, and assume it was supposed to say something like, "Brimstone fires a solid Cybertronium slug, accurate to within five nanoclicks while in independent flight, and his accuracy improves when wielded by his crewmate Pirate Scorponok," then we would infer that Brimstone transforms into something functionally equivalent to a sniper rifle with a range that's measured on the interplanetary scale.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590477)
Posted by Seibertron on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:02pm CDT
Does anyone know the names of the Microns that come with the Pounce and Wingspan clones?
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590481)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:08pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:Does anyone know the names of the Microns that come with the Pounce and Wingspan clones?
In the Facebook story, many of the crew members have these "Arms Minicons" that Ferak created, but the ones belonging specifically to Thunderclap and Rolling Thunder respectively were named "Pillage" and "Plunder".
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590488)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:24pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Does anyone know the names of the Microns that come with the Pounce and Wingspan clones?
In the Facebook story, many of the crew members have these "Arms Minicons" that Ferak created, but the ones belonging specifically to Thunderclap and Rolling Thunder respectively were named "Pillage" and "Plunder".


What Sabrblade said. The Arms Minicons have specific names when tied to specific Dread Pirates, but there's no official name for them beyond "Arms Minicon".

They're not even characters/sentient, being programmed with the basest of AIs.

If it's for naming their Galleries, may I suggest Arms Minicon X, where X is the first letter of either the Clone they go with(W/P, like Frenzy and Rumble's Microns) or the first letter of their color like Igu S or the individual pack recolors.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590501)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:59pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:Does anyone know the names of the Microns that come with the Pounce and Wingspan clones?
In the Facebook story, many of the crew members have these "Arms Minicons" that Ferak created, but the ones belonging specifically to Thunderclap and Rolling Thunder respectively were named "Pillage" and "Plunder".


What Sabrblade said. The Arms Minicons have specific names when tied to specific Dread Pirates, but there's no official name for them beyond "Arms Minicon".
Plus, even though the promotional images for the Clones 2-Pack called the toys "Pounce" and "Wingspan", respectively, the fiction and toy bios for the Dread Pirate Crew indicate that they aren't exactly those two individuals.

At first glance, they just seem to be generic drones developed from the technology of the original Pounce and Wingspan (essentially "clones of the Clones"), but in actuality, each one of them is a named individual with his own identity and job.

All of named car-based ones are Cutback, Drydock, Neurotoxin, Rolling Thunder, Stormcharge, and Wheel Lock.

All of the named jet-based ones are Boltcaster, Lockpick, Skyduster, Thunderclap, and Turbolift.

Thunderclap and Rolling Thunder are known as the "Thunder 'Twins'" who cause all sorts of racket aboard the ship, racing up and down its corridors, and are foremen of Scorponok's work crew. Cutback and Lockpick run a secret black market aboard the ship unbeknownst to Captain Cannonball. Drydock is Scorponok's chief mechanic. Neurotoxin is a boatswain. Stormcharge and Turbolift act like they were both forged on some backwater planet, but are easily occupied when given guns. Wheel Lock once lost his right arm to a Klud beast. Skyduster is Cannonball's ace pilot who has the ability to release a gas that reacts with local weather patterns to create unnatural atmospheric storms. And Boltcaster, well, he hasn't been focused on much, so we don't know much about him.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590507)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 13th, 2014 @ 8:11pm CDT
So basically... they design them after one character but fictionally use them as a dozen different other characters, in what I assume is a crazy ploy to get fans to buy the same exact toy far too many times over. :P
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590509)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 13th, 2014 @ 8:14pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:So basically... they design them after one character but fictionally use them as a dozen different other characters, in what I assume is a crazy ploy to get fans to buy the same exact toy far too many times over. :P


To be fair, they ARE this year's Troop Builder set.
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590510)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 8:15pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:So basically... they design them after one character but fictionally use them as a dozen different other characters, in what I assume is a crazy ploy to get fans to buy the same exact toy far too many times over. :P
Well, I did just recently purchase five more 2-packs just to get all 11 of the named pirates (and one extra). :-B
Re: New Galleries and Video: Club Subscription Service Thrustinator and Rewind (1590514)
Posted by Seibertron on July 13th, 2014 @ 8:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:So basically... they design them after one character but fictionally use them as a dozen different other characters, in what I assume is a crazy ploy to get fans to buy the same exact toy far too many times over. :P
Well, I did just recently purchase five more 2-packs just to get all 11 of the named pirates (and one extra). :-B


Just looking for what to name their galleries ... open to suggestions. Need a name or designation for each one.

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