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TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images

Transformers News: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images

Friday, January 17th, 2014 10:06AM CST

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The TFCC twitter feed has posted a couple of in-hand vehicle mode images of their 2014 club exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate, redeco/retools of Transformers Prime First Edition Deluxe Megatron and Arcee respectively. Protoform X will be the 2014 membership incentive figure, Trans-Mutate will be available as a 2014 exclusive separate from their TFSS 2.0 figures. Check them out below.

Transformers News: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Rampage and Trans-Mutate Images

Transformers News: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Rampage and Trans-Mutate Images
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Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542694)
Posted by megatronus on January 17th, 2014 @ 10:17am CST
I find myself strangely excited for both of these.

Ever since I sold off my TF:Prime figures, I've been eager to get some of the better molds back into my collection. I'm super happy they've found a way to work these FE molds into Classics! :D
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542695)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 17th, 2014 @ 10:17am CST
I tell ya, I dig that Protoform-X.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542697)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 17th, 2014 @ 10:18am CST
Transmutate looks awesome. I've always like that color combo and I love the Prime Arcee mold. It's also a perfect mold for Transmutate because it has that skeletal look in bot mode. I'm not interested in Protoform X, though. I just don't care for that mold.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542702)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on January 17th, 2014 @ 10:30am CST
Transmutate makes an ugly, ugly bike.

I kinda like Protoform X's color scheme, but still not much want for it. Not really a Beast Wars fan so no real attachment to these characters.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542710)
Posted by Seibertron on January 17th, 2014 @ 10:44am CST
Midnight_Fox wrote:Transmutate makes an ugly, ugly bike.

I kinda like Protoform X's color scheme, but still not much want for it. Not really a Beast Wars fan so no real attachment to these characters.


You're missing out. Rampage/Protoform X is one of the most fun Transformers characters. There aren't many sadistic Decepticons or Predacons out there (at least, they're not portrayed that way usually). Rampage is sadistic, evil and he's fun to watch.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542715)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 17th, 2014 @ 11:02am CST
Transmutate, though an interesting redeco, doesn't pique my interest.

Protoform X/Rampage, on the other hand...

=P~

Hopefully I'll be able to sign up for the Club before the deadline to get in on the figure.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542722)
Posted by Va'al on January 17th, 2014 @ 11:16am CST
Seibertron wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:Transmutate makes an ugly, ugly bike.

I kinda like Protoform X's color scheme, but still not much want for it. Not really a Beast Wars fan so no real attachment to these characters.


You're missing out. Rampage/Protoform X is one of the most fun Transformers characters. There aren't many sadistic Decepticons or Predacons out there (at least, they're not portrayed that way usually). Rampage is sadistic, evil and he's fun to watch.


IDW Overlord, Pharma and the DJD beg to differ. [-(

I am very partial to these two figures though. Very. I already was when we saw these pictures:

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Dammit.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542736)
Posted by STngAR on January 17th, 2014 @ 12:16pm CST
Being a huge Beast Wars fan I'm looking forward to both these figures. I was looking at my member page and it looks like my membership gets automatically renewed when it's time, am I just looking at this wrong or is anyone else's like that.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542768)
Posted by rpetras on January 17th, 2014 @ 1:51pm CST
I'll pick up the transmutate at some point because I like the mold, but I'm not renewing TFCC this year just for that.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542771)
Posted by Manterax Prime on January 17th, 2014 @ 2:03pm CST
I'm also a huge BW fan. It's what got me into Transformers.

That said, these figures just don't work. Transmutate most of all. Where the hell was it said that Transmutate was female? Oh, yeah, nowhere. So...why the Arcee mold? Why not something obscure? I understand it's an alternate timeline, but even so, WTH Fun Pub?

As for Ramapage, the TFP Megatron mold doesn't scream sadistic, mentally unstable maximal protoform. It says "normal guy". Rampage is not a normal guy. Again, WTH Fun Pub?

(on an off-note: I'M BACK!!! Stupid at&t service redirected me to an error page for a while)
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542774)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 17th, 2014 @ 2:18pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Where the hell was it said that Transmutate was female? Oh, yeah, nowhere.


Where was it said that Transmutate was male?
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542775)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 17th, 2014 @ 2:21pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Where the hell was it said that Transmutate was female? Oh, yeah, nowhere. So...why the Arcee mold? Why not something obscure? I understand it's an alternate timeline, but even so, WTH Fun Pub?


BW Transmutate was voiced by Susan Blu, the same actor who voiced Arcee in G1. The original character description also said this: ...and a face that vaguely indicates it is female. Overall, despite its treatment as being genderless overall, it's pointing to female ever so slightly.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542776)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 17th, 2014 @ 2:26pm CST
Something to think about regarding TF "gender":

http://www.shortpacked.com/index.php?id=1998
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542787)
Posted by Manterax Prime on January 17th, 2014 @ 2:50pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Where was it said that Transmutate was male?


JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:BW Transmutate was voiced by Susan Blu, the same actor who voiced Arcee in G1. The original character description also said this: ...and a face that vaguely indicates it is female. Overall, despite its treatment as being genderless overall, it's pointing to female ever so slightly.


And this why I said "something obscure", meaning a mold that could work as male or female.
Just because Transmutate's face looks female doesn't mean it is. It's chest has a very male shape to it, but that doesn't mean Tranmutate is male either.

Using a mold and face that could be male OR female is the perfect fit for Transmutate. You just can't tell. And we shouldn't be able to.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542789)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 17th, 2014 @ 3:00pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Using a mold and face that could be male OR female is the perfect fit for Transmutate. You just can't tell. And we shouldn't be able to.


Well, Starscream would be perfect for it. Then again...
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542797)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 17th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CST
Maybe Transmutate is transgendered. Now she's a female. Deal with it. Complaining about her being or looking female just makes you sound sexist and old-fashioned.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542813)
Posted by Burn on January 17th, 2014 @ 4:24pm CST
Funny, I thought Hasbro and IDW were trying to convince us that TF's don't have genders and won't have them for a couple more months ... >:oP
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542814)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on January 17th, 2014 @ 4:28pm CST
Burn wrote:Funny, I thought Hasbro and IDW were trying to convince us that TF's don't have genders and won't have them for a couple more months ... >:oP


IDW maybe. The Covenant of Primus is pretty explicit about women existing.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542844)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 17th, 2014 @ 6:09pm CST
Excited for these and their universe. "Non-Beast Wars", "Beastless Wars"... Darn it, I'm starving for an official name beyond its technobabble stream designation!
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542850)
Posted by Va'al on January 17th, 2014 @ 6:17pm CST
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Burn wrote:Funny, I thought Hasbro and IDW were trying to convince us that TF's don't have genders and won't have them for a couple more months ... >:oP


IDW maybe. The Covenant of Primus is pretty explicit about women existing.


I'm not too sure about that 'couple of months' thing either.. :-$
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542877)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 17th, 2014 @ 8:21pm CST
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: Holy snap, they made her bio PUBLIC!!! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

https://twitter.com/The_TF_Club/status/424287497997148160

Looking to know more about the "yet to be named" Beast Wars Universe to be featured in 2014 in the TCC Magazine. pic.twitter.com/V2eUKnCtM5

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Additional Tweets:

And just WAIT till you see the art. Evan Gauntt is one of the BEST Transformers artists around and he us used exclusively by the TCC.
The art for Rampage is incredible. He does the entire piece and his use of color is just incredible. Can't wait for you all to see!
Then the above Tweeted bio, followed by:
This profile was originally featured in Issue 25 of the TCC Magazine… Art by Evan Gauntt.
Welcome @naototsushima to the TCC! Excited to have the artist behind Transformers Animated: The Cool doing line art for the 2014 Club Comic!
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542886)
Posted by Manterax Prime on January 17th, 2014 @ 9:59pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Maybe Transmutate is transgendered. Now she's a female. Deal with it. Complaining about her being or looking female just makes you sound sexist and old-fashioned.


So, me saying a genderless character that was only in 1 episode should stay genderless is sexist?

I'd like to see the dictionary you read.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542913)
Posted by Va'al on January 18th, 2014 @ 5:28am CST
Ok, before this degenerates into the same discussion again - give up.

The mold is for a female character, it does not make it a female mold.
The character is genderless, the molds available are what they are, and I didn't see the same outrage when Strika was announced as using the Warpath mold.

You're welcome to keep on discussing the issue, but not in this thread.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1542991)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 18th, 2014 @ 2:14pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:I'm also a huge BW fan. It's what got me into Transformers.

That said, these figures just don't work. Transmutate most of all. Where the hell was it said that Transmutate was female? Oh, yeah, nowhere. So...why the Arcee mold? Why not something obscure? I understand it's an alternate timeline, but even so, WTH Fun Pub?

As for Ramapage, the TFP Megatron mold doesn't scream sadistic, mentally unstable maximal protoform. It says "normal guy". Rampage is not a normal guy. Again, WTH Fun Pub?

(on an off-note: I'M BACK!!! Stupid at&t service redirected me to an error page for a while)

The TFPrime Megatron mold is perfect for X.
It does scream cruel and sadistic, it's just subtle about it, you gotta take a very close look at Megatron's design again, nothing about it scream normal guy. No normal guy has butchering tools for fingers. On top of that, Rampage's original toy and design never screamed sadistic, mentally unstable protoform, both screamed "crab guy with lots of guns and crab legs".

Also, this is X, so he might still not be crazy and sadistic, remember that happened after all the tests to see if he was immortal.


I really want that Protoform X, he'll be awesome to have.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543198)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 19th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CST
I never cared for Transmutate, so I'll pass on the figure. I like the mold, as well as the colors, but the character itself just makes it undesirable. I do like the choice for Protoform X/Rampage. However, he was big and bulky, so maybe Bulkhead's mold would have been more appropriate. I might get that figure, as I like the mold, the colors, and the character was very entertaining.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543199)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2014 @ 4:35pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:I do like the choice for Protoform X/Rampage. However, he was big and bulky, so maybe Bulkhead's mold would have been more appropriate.
X wasn't fat, though.

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Then again, this isn't Cartoon Rampage, but since Depth Charge is also a Deluxe there's sense in one wanting them to be the same height, at least. ;)
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543201)
Posted by njb902 on January 19th, 2014 @ 4:43pm CST
The only thing that bums me out on the X figure is Megatron's puny(comparatively) gun. Sure I can give him another one, I just don't think he's complete without his triple barrel pink fuzzy bunny gun of DOOM.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543202)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2014 @ 4:55pm CST
njb902 wrote:The only thing that bums me out on the X figure is Megatron's puny(comparatively) gun. Sure I can give him another one, I just don't think he's complete without his triple barrel pink fuzzy bunny gun of DOOM.
Who's to say that he he had it prior to his Transmetalization? It could be that he got it only after he scanned his new body, like what happened with other members of the BW character roster. ;)
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543205)
Posted by njb902 on January 19th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:The only thing that bums me out on the X figure is Megatron's puny(comparatively) gun. Sure I can give him another one, I just don't think he's complete without his triple barrel pink fuzzy bunny gun of DOOM.
Who's to say that he he had it prior to his Transmetalization? It could be that he got it only after he scanned his new body, like what happened with other members of the BW character roster. ;)


Well gee thanks for telling me what rampage has to mean to me.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543207)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 19th, 2014 @ 5:18pm CST
njb902 wrote:The only thing that bums me out on the X figure is Megatron's puny(comparatively) gun. Sure I can give him another one, I just don't think he's complete without his triple barrel pink fuzzy bunny gun of DOOM.


Hear that, third party companies? Make this man's and other fans' (myself included) dream come true.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543208)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2014 @ 5:21pm CST
njb902 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:The only thing that bums me out on the X figure is Megatron's puny(comparatively) gun. Sure I can give him another one, I just don't think he's complete without his triple barrel pink fuzzy bunny gun of DOOM.
Who's to say that he he had it prior to his Transmetalization? It could be that he got it only after he scanned his new body, like what happened with other members of the BW character roster. ;)


Well gee thanks for telling me what rampage has to mean to me.
Sure thing, buddy. :) Have a cookie.
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Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543215)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 19th, 2014 @ 6:06pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Then again, this isn't Cartoon Rampage, but since Depth Charge is also a Deluxe there's sense in one wanting them to be the same height, at least. ;)


Oh yeah...I forgot about that figure. If I get this Protoform, I will most likely get that 1 as well...
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1543216)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 19th, 2014 @ 6:09pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Then again, this isn't Cartoon Rampage, but since Depth Charge is also a Deluxe there's sense in one wanting them to be the same height, at least. ;)


Oh yeah...I forgot about that figure. If I get this Protoform, I will most likely get that 1 as well...


Ditto. I had hoped to get Depth Charge for Christmas in anticipation for this.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1544264)
Posted by The Variable on January 23rd, 2014 @ 3:45am CST
Well, if you want to "de-genderize" Transmutate, you could either not fold the headlight chestpieces into place, or shave the blue plastic connected to the supports of the chestpieces so that you can rotate them even further behind the chest.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1544292)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2014 @ 7:23am CST
Not sure if her gender really matters anyway since this isn't the cartoon version.

I mean, would ya'll still be splitting hairs over this if the toy's bio referred to it as a "he"?
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555840)
Posted by Va'al on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:42am CST
The official Transformers Collectors' Club Facebook page has uploaded a photo of the final exclusive Rampage figure sample! Check out the redecoed and remolded Transformers: Prime Deluxe First Edition Megatron figure into everyone's favorite beastly evil mastermind, mirrored below for viewing convenience.

Remember the deadline to get the this figure FREE with your membership is March 16th!


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Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555843)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:46am CST
After Depth Charge, this will be our second Beast Wars: Uprising figure. 8)
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555845)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:51am CST
Sabrblade wrote:After Depth Charge, this will be our second Beast Wars: Uprising figure. 8)


And Transmutate will be the third. Somehow, I want them all...
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555846)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:55am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:After Depth Charge, this will be our second Beast Wars: Uprising figure. 8)


And Transmutate will be the third. Somehow, I want them all...
Though, technically, these will be the third and fourth for me, personally, since I also own Cheetimus Primal's Dynobot custom. :mrgreen:
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555847)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:56am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:After Depth Charge, this will be our second Beast Wars: Uprising figure. 8)


And Transmutate will be the third. Somehow, I want them all...


I'm willing to get Depth Charge and Rampage (maybe Transmutate too, if I like her enough) and shoehorn them into Classics. If Botanica is made into a toy, her as well. The rest of them are passes for me.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555848)
Posted by rockman_fan on March 7th, 2014 @ 10:57am CST
stop making me want things.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555855)
Posted by triKlops on March 7th, 2014 @ 11:14am CST
Great to see this coming to fruition; excellent idea for a repaint, especially after the good work with the Voyager repaint into Sharkticon Megatron.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555866)
Posted by Seibertron on March 7th, 2014 @ 11:58am CST
triKlops wrote:Great to see this coming to fruition; excellent idea for a repaint, especially after the good work with the Voyager repaint into Sharkticon Megatron.


Just for the sake of clarification, it's a deluxe class figure from the First Edition Megatron. I wasn't sure from your message if you were implying that this was a Voyager or not.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555872)
Posted by Mkall on March 7th, 2014 @ 12:16pm CST
I look forward to slapping a 'con symbol on him.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555873)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 7th, 2014 @ 12:20pm CST
Mkall wrote:I look forward to slapping a 'con symbol on him.

:CON: or :PREDACON: ?
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555874)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 7th, 2014 @ 12:21pm CST
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555877)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 7th, 2014 @ 12:24pm CST
I just resubscribed as a member to get this figure. Got nervous when they asked for my Credit Card info... fingers crossed.
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555878)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on March 7th, 2014 @ 12:29pm CST
damnit i really want this figure but im not dealing with TFCC
Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555880)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 7th, 2014 @ 12:34pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
triKlops wrote:Great to see this coming to fruition; excellent idea for a repaint, especially after the good work with the Voyager repaint into Sharkticon Megatron.


Just for the sake of clarification, it's a deluxe class figure from the First Edition Megatron. I wasn't sure from your message if you were implying that this was a Voyager or not.


And to illustrate, plus size comparisons:

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Re: TFCC 2014 Exclusives Protoform X and Trans-Mutate Images (1555881)
Posted by megatronus on March 7th, 2014 @ 12:36pm CST
mooncake623 wrote:I just resubscribed as a member to get this figure. Got nervous when they asked for my Credit Card info... fingers crossed.

I subscribed back in July 2013 so I could jump on the surplus Scourge figures from TFSS 1.0...

Does that mean if the TFSS 2.0 figures aren't done shipping by July 2014, I have to re-subscribe for the remainder of those figures to ship out to me?

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