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New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion

Transformers News: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010 12:46PM CST

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It's that time of the year again. Forget about Christmas, Valentine's Day, and everything in between, we're nearing March! With that said, it means that this year's Transformers Collectors' Club Free Membership Figure will be shipping in due time. Pete from the TFCC has sent us a nudge, notifying us that their website has been updated with a new picture of Elite Guard Dion - a repaint of Henkei Hot Shot, and you can check him out in all of his glory below.

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The figure is set to be shipped to all TFCC members who have signed up for membership prior to March 16th! Check out the Transformers Collectors' Club website for yourself.

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Credit(s): Pete from TFCC, Flux Convoy
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Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048027)
Posted by Blurrz on February 17th, 2010 @ 12:47pm CST
Yeah, I gave you credit and what not. :P
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048029)
Posted by UltraPrimal on February 17th, 2010 @ 12:54pm CST
My only problem with this is that the Autobot logo on the door is cut off because of the hinge there. Other than that he looks great.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048034)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 17th, 2010 @ 1:02pm CST
Haters be damned, that looks hot.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048035)
Posted by Flux Convoy on February 17th, 2010 @ 1:12pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:Haters be damned, that looks hot.

You shut it, you Armada lovin' weirdo! Heh. He does look pretty nice though. I don't really want another two years of an elite guard theme but whatever.
:BOT:
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048041)
Posted by 1337W422102 on February 17th, 2010 @ 1:19pm CST
That is just plain hideous. :SICK:
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048042)
Posted by Nekoman on February 17th, 2010 @ 1:19pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:Haters be damned, that looks hot.


Funny, before I saw this thread my thoughts were "HAWT".

I'm really excited about this toy.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048045)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 17th, 2010 @ 1:24pm CST
Flux Convoy wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:Haters be damned, that looks hot.

You shut it, you Armada lovin' weirdo! Heh. He does look pretty nice though. I don't really want another two years of an elite guard theme but whatever.
:BOT:


You have Armada in your sig...

Anyway, I agree, two more years of Elite Guard stories and characters was not where I'd hoped we go on the Club field trip.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048050)
Posted by Tigertrack on February 17th, 2010 @ 1:32pm CST
Just re-upped my membership the other day. Dion and Coptur will be nice.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048062)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on February 17th, 2010 @ 1:49pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:Haters be damned, that looks hot.


I agree. I was debating joining TFCC this year, but between this and SG Cyclonus, I'm sold.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048070)
Posted by Flux Convoy on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:00pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:You have Armada in your sig...

Technically yes, but.... I have no clever response. ;)
:BOT:
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048072)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:04pm CST
Don't hit me but.... who's Dion again? :grin:

Not a bad looking toy, but I obviously won't be picking him up since I have no knowledge of the character.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048078)
Posted by Seibertron on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:12pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:Thanks dude, Blurrz posted right about the same time you did.


I merged the two topics together.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048082)
Posted by Prime Evil on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:17pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:Don't hit me but.... who's Dion again? :grin:

Not a bad looking toy, but I obviously won't be picking him up since I have no knowledge of the character.


Ere ya go!!

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Dion
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048092)
Posted by Rated X on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:31pm CST
I know Im probally gonna get slammed by 90's era fans, but I gotta ask why on Earth (or Cybertron) would this character have a human name ??? (Dion)
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048094)
Posted by Dagon on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:36pm CST
I was anti-this-figure at first, but this picture makes him look not so bad. I'm still not thrilled, but it's getting better, just in my opinion.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048096)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:39pm CST
Rated X wrote:I know Im probally gonna get slammed by 90's era fans, but I gotta ask why on Earth (or Cybertron) would this character have a human name ??? (Dion)


Stop trolling. This is your only warning on the matter.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048105)
Posted by mechabooks on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:53pm CST
Wow! I'm glad I signed up for the TFCC! A few months ago I snagged the awesome Astrotrain figure, and now Dion is coming out and it looks great! Although, I must say I am way more excited for the Shattered Glass Cyclonus figure. :CON:
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048108)
Posted by Valandar on February 17th, 2010 @ 2:56pm CST
Who even says it's a human name? Bion, Ion, Pion, etc don't sound human, so maybe Dion is just a coincidence.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048113)
Posted by Mkall on February 17th, 2010 @ 3:19pm CST
I'll be getting this guy, though I'll be calling him Windbreaker due to them sharing a very similar paint scheme.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048114)
Posted by Chaoslock on February 17th, 2010 @ 3:21pm CST
That's a perfect TFCC figure. I can live without it. The biggest flaw is the orange thingie in the middle of the blue painting and the autobot logo.

*Tries to imagine a paint scheme that could do wonders with the mold...*
Color it black with green or yellow lightning paint job, and I'll buy it.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048115)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 17th, 2010 @ 3:22pm CST
Mkall wrote:I'll be getting this guy, though I'll be calling him Windbreaker due to them sharing a very similar paint scheme.


*snicker* :lol:
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048117)
Posted by Zeds on February 17th, 2010 @ 3:40pm CST
Dutch collectors should like this (being orange and all) but I will pass big time. Hate this mould. Should use Armada Wheeljack IMHO. That is a kick ass mould.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048121)
Posted by Forgotten on February 17th, 2010 @ 3:58pm CST
I think I like the old Ehobby Dion better. At least he was up front about sucking. "I'm made just like Wheelie, what do you expect of me??"
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048125)
Posted by mechabooks on February 17th, 2010 @ 4:06pm CST
I don't know, I kinda like the orange and blue paint scheme. They are contrasting colors after all.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048135)
Posted by Tirade on February 17th, 2010 @ 4:18pm CST
Chaoslock wrote:That's a perfect TFCC figure. I can live without it. The biggest flaw is the orange thingie in the middle of the blue painting and the autobot logo.

*Tries to imagine a paint scheme that could do wonders with the mold...*
Color it black with green or yellow lightning paint job, and I'll buy it.


I agree on the autobot logo. Whose bright idea was it to put that logo so close to the hinge? Goodness, why not move the logo further down the door. I don't think anyone would have had a problem with that. I honestly don't mind the figure, apart from that. That's an eyesore on the figure.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048139)
Posted by Mkall on February 17th, 2010 @ 4:24pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'll be getting this guy, though I'll be calling him Windbreaker due to them sharing a very similar paint scheme.


*snicker* :lol:

Oh grow up :P
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048149)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 17th, 2010 @ 4:43pm CST
Zeds wrote:Dutch collectors should like this (being orange and all) but I will pass big time. Hate this mould. Should use Armada Wheeljack IMHO. That is a kick ass mould.


Funny you should mention that. All he needs is a little red and white, and he'd be perfect!
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048184)
Posted by Samsonator on February 17th, 2010 @ 6:30pm CST
I joined back in January, I am not disappointed.
I love the Hot Shot mold (Even the Universe version with it's non-aligning back kibble and lack of flamethrowers) and Dion's a fairly interesting character. Plus he just looks cool.

- Sam
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048189)
Posted by Diem on February 17th, 2010 @ 6:40pm CST
Mkall wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mkall wrote:I'll be getting this guy, though I'll be calling him Windbreaker due to them sharing a very similar paint scheme.


*snicker* :lol:

Oh grow up :P

His original name is Zap.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048269)
Posted by DecepticonRedAlert on February 17th, 2010 @ 9:59pm CST
I can't wait till this guy comes through the mail :D
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048287)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on February 17th, 2010 @ 10:49pm CST
The colors look fine but it's a crap mold. I got the Henkei version and was disappointed by the lack of articulation in his arms. There were several instances while posing him I thought the plastic would break. I really think Punch/Counterpunch should have been the members figure this year with Dion and Cyclonus being the exclusives.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048290)
Posted by El Duque on February 17th, 2010 @ 10:54pm CST
This has really grown on me since they first revealed the character and mold choices. Never had a problem with using Dion. I love it when obscure characters get some attention. My issue was with the Hotshot mold, but with the inclusion of the Henkei weapons and this paint scheme he will make a fine addition to my collection.
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048340)
Posted by Blurrz on February 18th, 2010 @ 2:48am CST
On second thought...

Image

Hot Shot into Dutch Shot?
Re: New Image of Transformers Collectors' Club Elite Guard Dion (1048841)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on February 19th, 2010 @ 1:15pm CST
It's a nice try, but I just don't like the look of this figure. I'm looking forward to Punch/Counterpunch and Shattered Glass Cyclonus. I really could care less for Dion.