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New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014 1:33PM CDT

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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

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge

Transformers News: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge
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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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.

Convention & Club Exclusives Windrazor

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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: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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!


Convention & Club Exclusives Flamewar

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Transformers Prime: Cyberverse Flamewar

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590157)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 12th, 2014 @ 6:35pm CDT
holy flaming bras batman!
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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!


Convention & Club Exclusives Pirate Hunter

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Convention & Club Exclusives Pirate Brimstone

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590335)
Posted by Toralei_De_Nile on July 13th, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
So how much would a Flamewhore be going for?
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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 Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (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.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590515)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 8:39pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
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.
Well, the toys are labeled "Dread Pirate Crew" as a set. Individually, though, they can be any one of the car or jet type crew members. These two are a rare case of just two toys meant to represent several named characters.

Maybe something like "Dread Pirate Crew (Pounce type)" and "Dread Pirate Crew (Wingspan type)", to use both the real name and to acknowledge the promotional images using the Clone names?
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590519)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 8:56pm CDT
Also, a couple other shipmates are repurposes of existing toys.

Axor is a repurpose of the 2010 figure that was a retool of ROTF Lockdown.

Rockhopper is a repurpose of the Beast Wars Neo Break figure, with a few cosmetic changes like an eyepatch and big Star Seeker insignia on his penguin belly. And he never transforms out of penguin mode.
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Eclipse is a repurpose of the special white version of Beast Wars II Moon, also with a Star Seeker symbol.
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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590520)
Posted by shajaki on July 13th, 2014 @ 8:59pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote: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.
ill second that. the rampage/hunter head looks better for some reason on hunter. i liked the TFCC rampage figure in spite of the small head, but when i saw hunter my reaction wasnt much more than "oh. ok. neat." then when i got him in hand and i started really notice the finer details. the colors are really nice, and fade just as nicely as the red and orange in rampage. the only negative for me is the big pirate symbol on the chest (which i can live with). i actually like him better than rampage!

and i found brimstone quite underwelming. but again, once in hand i remembered everything i liked about air raid. and hes a great homage to the original.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590526)
Posted by Seibertron on July 13th, 2014 @ 9:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Maybe something like "Dread Pirate Crew (Pounce type)" and "Dread Pirate Crew (Wingspan type)", to use both the real name and to acknowledge the promotional images using the Clone names?


Not for the Pounce and Wingspan Clones, for the Microns ...
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590546)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 10:05pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Maybe something like "Dread Pirate Crew (Pounce type)" and "Dread Pirate Crew (Wingspan type)", to use both the real name and to acknowledge the promotional images using the Clone names?


Not for the Pounce and Wingspan Clones, for the Microns ...
Oh, those.

Hmm... well, Pillage and Plunder are the only ones with known names, and collectively the Facebook story called them "Arms Minicons", but neither really has a general designation to refer to each one by individual type, officially.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590555)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 13th, 2014 @ 10:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Maybe something like "Dread Pirate Crew (Pounce type)" and "Dread Pirate Crew (Wingspan type)", to use both the real name and to acknowledge the promotional images using the Clone names?


Not for the Pounce and Wingspan Clones, for the Microns ...
Oh, those.

Hmm... well, Pillage and Plunder are the only ones with known names, and collectively the Facebook story called them "Arms Minicons", but neither really has a general designation to refer to each one by individual type, officially.


Hence my "Arms Minicon X" suggestion earlier, X being either W/P like Rumble/Frenzy's Microns, or W/T(White/Teal) like the single pack recolors. It mixes the generic designation of FunPub with the naming style of the Arms Micron series.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590612)
Posted by Va'al on July 14th, 2014 @ 8:03am CDT
Seibertron.com is proud to present not one, not three but four new BotCon 2014 exclusive figures galleries! Click on any of the images below to view the full works, from the Knights faction including the Transformers: Prime Thundertron repaint Alpha Trizer, the Prime Arcee repaint Flareup, and swinging in from the branches of Universe Optimus Primal, Apelinq and the Custom Class figure Primal Prime!


Convention & Club Exclusives Primal Prime

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Convention & Club Exclusives Knight Apelinq

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Convention & Club Exclusives Knight Flareup

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Convention & Club Exclusives Knight Alpha Trizer

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Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590614)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 14th, 2014 @ 8:18am CDT
I love Alpha Trizer's colors, but it's not as good as Leo Prime's.
Re: New Gallery: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusive Depth Charge (1590646)
Posted by Seibertron on July 14th, 2014 @ 11:18am CDT
Ok, now that I've got Primal Prime posted ... it's driving me crazy that painting Transformers has been such a challenge for me. Maybe it's time for an airbrush, which is required to do Primal Prime's chest properly.

I know very little about painting. I add clear coat to Beast Wars figures that have chrome paint worth saving and I do small little touch ups here and there. I did the custom class Longarm figure at BotCon 2012 with mixed degrees of success. I felt like the clear coat in the class went on really rough with the airbrush so I've been too chicken to do much more than what I've done.

However, it's driving me crazy that I've got a BotCon Blastcharge and a BotCon Primal Prime. What do you guys recommend for an Airbrush and what other tools or equipment do I need? I was doing some research yesterday and found the following on Amazon but I have no idea what the difference is between all of the different airbrushes that this company offers:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=iwata%20medea%20airbrush&sprefix=iwata+medea+%2Caps&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aiwata%20medea%20airbrush

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Does anyone have any websites that show tips and such on equipment that I need to purchase?

I don't mind spending up to $500 if I can get a quality airbrush and compressor. But I don't want to spend much more than that unless you guys say I really need to.

Hopefully some of you guys can help me out!!!

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