TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image

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Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 3:32PM CST

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The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has shared an image of their 2013 membership incentive figure Depthcharge. He will be free to those who have an active membership prior the March 16th deadline, and is scheduled to start shipping in late Spring to early Summer. Check out the image mirrored below.

Here is DEPTHCHARGE - the Transformers Collectors' Club FREE Membership Incentive Figure for 2013! This figure will be sent to any Transformers Collectors’ Club member whose membership is active by March 16, 2013. Depthcharge will come with his weapon and an exclusive Tech Spec. Members can expect to receive this figure, with all his accessories, in late spring/early summer.

If you join after the March 16th deadline, you will be eligible for the 2014 figure. All previous Membership Incentive figures are SOLD OUT, so you won't want to delay.


TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image
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Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465731)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 19th, 2013 @ 3:41pm CST
I guess I shouldn't be surprised that it looks noticeably worse than the original teaser images.

>:oP
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465734)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 19th, 2013 @ 3:45pm CST
I think he looks rather decent. The weapon could use some paint on the teeth, but I won't complain.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465735)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 19th, 2013 @ 3:48pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I think he looks rather decent. The weapon could use some paint on the teeth, but I won't complain.


Perhaps, but I'm not willing to pay $40 for a "decent" Deluxe figure, are you?
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465740)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 19th, 2013 @ 3:56pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I think he looks rather decent. The weapon could use some paint on the teeth, but I won't complain.


Perhaps, but I'm not willing to pay $40 for a "decent" Deluxe figure, are you?


I am actually, for TakaraTomy figures :lol:
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465745)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 19th, 2013 @ 4:15pm CST
I like it, for what it is. I think the colors are a bit garish, though. Needs less yellow and more gold.

Too bad the Transmetals had serious paint dandruff. Otherwise they might've given him some gold.
Still think it fits Depth Charge. And that's good, because he was one of the coolest Beast Warriors.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465746)
Posted by Mkall on February 19th, 2013 @ 4:17pm CST
I'm not enthused...
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465764)
Posted by zonkers on February 19th, 2013 @ 6:21pm CST
i give up on transformers collectors club... these G2-inspired color schemes the last couple years are just so ugly... maybe if that were what i cut my transforming teeth on, it might be different, but they're just not for me... #-o
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465767)
Posted by STngAR on February 19th, 2013 @ 6:43pm CST
zonkers wrote:i give up on transformers collectors club... this G2-inspired color schemes the last couple years are just so ugly... maybe if that were what i cut my transforming teeth on, it might be different, but they're just not for me... #-o



[color=#4000FF]G2 inspired?


Depthcharge is one of my favorite Beast Wars characters. Cant wait to get my hands on it.[/color]


:MAXIMAL:
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465770)
Posted by zonkers on February 19th, 2013 @ 6:49pm CST
[quote]G2 inspired?


:MAXIMAL:[/quote]

i do mean the technicolor-yawn color scheme.. i realize depthcharge is a beast wars character, but these colors still seem in line with the g2 theme, to me-- bright, overly-contrasty, garish... only semi-related, but i never cared for the beast sagas, either...

edit-- of course, these are only my personal tastes, i begrudge no one if they like this figure... i only just wanted to say out loud, for this collector, i am not motivated to pursue tfcc figs any more :-(
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465772)
Posted by Anonymous. on February 19th, 2013 @ 7:04pm CST
zonkers wrote:[quote]G2 inspired?


:MAXIMAL:


i do mean the technicolor-yawn color scheme.. i realize depthcharge is a beast wars character, but these colors still seem in line with the g2 theme, to me-- bright, overly-contrasty, garish... only semi-related, but i never cared for the beast sagas, either...[/quote]

This is really more in line with the '06 set than anything G2 really. Albeit 7 years too late. By your descriptions figures such as Grapple and Hot Spot are G2 - The actual figure is going to be much less vibrant than the photo suggests, I'm sure.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465776)
Posted by craggy on February 19th, 2013 @ 7:31pm CST
i think he could look much better, but he does look okay. I'm a big fan of the character so wouldn't have minded being able to get my hands on him.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465784)
Posted by zonkers on February 19th, 2013 @ 8:24pm CST
Blurrz wrote:This is really more in line with the '06 set than anything G2 really. Albeit 7 years too late. By your descriptions figures such as Grapple and Hot Spot are G2 - The actual figure is going to be much less vibrant than the photo suggests, I'm sure.


hmmmmm.. :-? i think both of those examples may be on the 'bright' side, but not excessively contrasty... on both, their secondary colors are blacks & greys; they let the primary color be the primary color... incidentally, i did pass on both of those repaints... not because the colors were too bright, but i didn't think there was anything 'wow' enough about them to reprise the mold in my collection...

but this depthcharge just strikes me as so 'busy', color-wise... its like everything is competing to be the primary (main) color... i think the blue is very primary (RGB-wise), the yellow doesn't strike me as 'gold', & also appears very primary, & then the pink (too light for magenta? i don't get the impression of purple) is a real turn off... i understand what you're saying about the pic making it look too vibrant, but i still have to say, based on this pic, i'm not motivated to stay a tfcc member... i've been turned off by all the tfcc g2 reprisals, & to me, this fig is not any kind of a departure... the only one of their g2-inspired repaints i acquired was punch-counterpunch, & even on him, the lavender & neon green on the tail, as well as the red trim on the wheels, all lend to this 'busy' feel... thankfully on him those are all relatively minor touches...

i think it goes for most of us that we are most attached to the characters we grew up with... i was a g1 kid... maybe if i grew up with the beast sagas, i'd feel differently...
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465786)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 19th, 2013 @ 8:31pm CST
TFCC can say Depth Charge all they want, but any fan of Beast Wars/Machines and RID who knows their bots will look at this and say "Sky-byte"
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465787)
Posted by MGrotusque on February 19th, 2013 @ 8:32pm CST
I like it.
Won't get it but i like it.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465788)
Posted by zonkers on February 19th, 2013 @ 8:38pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:TFCC can say Depth Charge all they want, but any fan of Beast Wars/Machines and RID who knows their bots will look at this and say "Sky-byte"


actually, that was my 1st guess before i read the name :D
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465807)
Posted by Rated X on February 19th, 2013 @ 10:23pm CST
I only renewed for the Botcon discount. I guess he will join TFCC Airazor, DOTM Quickstrike, and PE Black Arachnia in my "Beast Wars never Happened" Cybertronian shelf. Hasbro alligns continuities, but I erase them and incorporate their characters into G1.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465821)
Posted by triKlops on February 19th, 2013 @ 11:15pm CST
i am actually looking forward to this guy
love that mold and the color scheme pops
fills the temporary DCharge space in my collection until i get a BWars fig
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465843)
Posted by That Bot on February 20th, 2013 @ 4:30am CST
Rated X wrote:I only renewed for the Botcon discount. I guess he will join TFCC Airazor, DOTM Quickstrike, and PE Black Arachnia in my "Beast Wars never Happened" Cybertronian shelf. Hasbro alligns continuities, but I erase them and incorporate their characters into G1.

Beast Wars is part of G1. So you're taking G1 characters and putting them....back into G1. :P
Or if we see DOTM Quickstrike and PE whatever they're calling the Blackarachnia bike as being from actual separate continuities, aren't you just aligning everything under G1, IE the same thing you lambast Hasbro for doing under a different banner? Your collection is yours to do with as you please, certainly, but what I recall of your explanations always seem to ride on false reasoning.

Well, this guy is okay. It's not my Depthcharge that I grew up with (and whose toy I never actually owned, I only had Rampage), but it's a cool-looking fig. I'd probably spring for an actual Transmetal Depth Charge on eBay, though, if I were in the market. Pre-Earth Beast Warriors don't really strike my fancy, and this one just doesn't seem right. His name is Depthcharge, after all, he should be a submarine or something.
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465859)
Posted by Rated X on February 20th, 2013 @ 8:12am CST
That Bot wrote:
Rated X wrote:I only renewed for the Botcon discount. I guess he will join TFCC Airazor, DOTM Quickstrike, and PE Black Arachnia in my "Beast Wars never Happened" Cybertronian shelf. Hasbro alligns continuities, but I erase them and incorporate their characters into G1.

Beast Wars is part of G1. So you're taking G1 characters and putting them....back into G1. :P
Or if we see DOTM Quickstrike and PE whatever they're calling the Blackarachnia bike as being from actual separate continuities, aren't you just aligning everything under G1, IE the same thing you lambast Hasbro for doing under a different banner? Your collection is yours to do with as you please, certainly, but what I recall of your explanations always seem to ride on false reasoning.

Well, this guy is okay. It's not my Depthcharge that I grew up with (and whose toy I never actually owned, I only had Rampage), but it's a cool-looking fig. I'd probably spring for an actual Transmetal Depth Charge on eBay, though, if I were in the market. Pre-Earth Beast Warriors don't really strike my fancy, and this one just doesn't seem right. His name is Depthcharge, after all, he should be a submarine or something.



Beast Wars references to G1 are very vauge. Most notably you have the Ark back the age of the Dinosaurs before they awoke. No explanation is offered on why Megatron shares the name of his Predacessor, If Optimus Primal is related to the line of Primes after Ginrai, or why the Beast Wars robots are so small next to the ark robots if they came from the same "Cybertron". Did Cybertron shrink in it's 2nd golden era ? Then you have Starscreams ghost. (Even though Unicron gave Starscream his body back in G1 and wasnt a ghost anymore) I only watched the series once and cant remember any other vauge refrences to G1. To me it seems like the writers wrote G1 into the story later on in the series to appease G1 fans who wernt buying into the beast era. But it doesnr seem to be something they intended to do from the beginning in my honest opinion.


On my collection, Anything from another continuity automatically becomes "Ancient Cybertronian" from G1. You got a whole planet full of unseen robots and who's to say the G1 episodes covered all their stories and sagas. I keep thinking about the G1 movie scene where Unicron attacked Cybertron and Shockwave said "Were under attack, Decepticons scramble !" Out comes thousands of generic Decepticons who can easily be represented by figures from other continuities that look Cybertronian. Same is to be said with generic Autobots on the episode where the Aerialbots travel back in time or when the Quints controlled Cybertron leading up to the great wars. Like I said, I just erased the other continuities and re-purposed the figures as generic G1 characters. Unlike Hasbro, I didnt allign anything. ;)
Re: TFCC 2013 Membership Incentive Depthcharge Image (1465872)
Posted by Kibble on February 20th, 2013 @ 10:05am CST
And canceled...$40 saved! Weird they went this route after knocking it out of the park last year. Whatevs...

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