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TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week

Transformers News: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week

Thursday, January 26th, 2012 11:55AM CST

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In an update on the Official Transformers Collectors Club website, preorder dates for Club Exclusive Shattered Glass Drift and Runabout have been slated for next week. Along with the figure pre-orders is a new TFCC T-shirt featuring Runabout. To learn more about these awesome offerings from the Official Collector Club, click here to head over to their website!

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Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338485)
Posted by Marcdachamp on January 26th, 2012 @ 12:00pm CST
I won't be picking up Runamuck or Runabout, but if that t-shirt is a reasonable price, I'll snag it along with Drift. Very cool.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338507)
Posted by Mkall on January 26th, 2012 @ 12:33pm CST
Credit cards at the ready...

I like that shirt - a good homage to the first time they appeared in the comic.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338524)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 26th, 2012 @ 1:09pm CST
They should have an additional slot in Runabout's box for Runamuck, considering anyone who buys one is going to have Runamuck as well. Seems silly for one to come in a nice ornate box and the other to come in a baggie.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338561)
Posted by dedcat on January 26th, 2012 @ 1:55pm CST
I'm gonna do a little happy dance right now.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338568)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:12pm CST
The Official Transformers Collector Club Facebook page has been a hot spot today. Recently uploaded there was this in hand image of TFCC 2012 Club Exclusive Runabout! Also rumored to have some in hand robot mode pics tomorrow! Check out the mirrored image below and check out the TFCC Facebook page here!

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Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338572)
Posted by Mkall on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:19pm CST
oh now that is gorgeous. I've always been a sucker for black and red.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338576)
Posted by SJ21 on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:24pm CST
That looks awesome. I hope we can all get one.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338580)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:25pm CST
I can't wait for Runamuck and Runabout! I'm going to pre-order Runamuck for sure. TFCC said that Runabout should be sent out WAY sooner than last years figure. YAY!>
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338583)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:27pm CST
Looks better than I'd hoped. Here's to pre-order on Tuesday.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338584)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:28pm CST
That looks really sweet. I can not wait to get these two!
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338585)
Posted by Delicon on January 26th, 2012 @ 2:29pm CST
Far exceeding expectations based on this pic.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338628)
Posted by NTESHFT on January 26th, 2012 @ 3:11pm CST
Both the twins look awesome. I'll take one of each and SG Drift, along with the shirt (size large) please............
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338788)
Posted by Stormrider on January 26th, 2012 @ 8:09pm CST
so how does this work? Do I need to stay in front of the computer next week in order to snag one of these?
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338899)
Posted by rpetras on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:28am CST
Looking good!

Helps quell some of the nerd rage over the TF:Prime debacle.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338911)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:13am CST
Just like Runamuck, this figure looks outstanding.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338961)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on January 27th, 2012 @ 7:45am CST
Marcdachamp wrote:I won't be picking up Runamuck or Runabout, but if that t-shirt is a reasonable price, I'll snag it along with Drift. Very cool.


Wait... Are you a member in the 1st place, if you are, runmuck's comming free anyways. If you are not, you might want to consider joining to get member rates for drift. Member's price should be $60, but non-members would be $100+? i believe... And the member costs only $40 :lol:
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338962)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on January 27th, 2012 @ 7:47am CST
Cant wait to get the shirt and Runabout. Here's to hoping stocks lasts till Friday. :-(
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338969)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 27th, 2012 @ 8:10am CST
...and the date is?... I don't understand why we can't be given hard dates and times for on-sale items, registration, etc. They've been doing this dance for years now, you would think they'd want to stop looking like amateurs eventually. It certainly makes it hard for me to keep defending them and I love what they do. At this point, it isn't simple frustration.

The red windows are slick. Thumbs up on that. I do look forward to getting the exclusives. Pissed at the inept fashion this stuff is handled still. We're 8 years down the road for crying out loud!
:BOT:
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1338971)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 27th, 2012 @ 8:15am CST
Well, I'm pretty sure they do that on purpose. If they say "next week" you'll check in all the time. If they say "next thursday at 3" you only have to check in once. But I agree, its annoying.

They both look awesome. I can't wait. I love the shirt too, or at least the image on the shirt. Re-drawn first cover with their new designs, that's awesome.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339032)
Posted by El Duque on January 27th, 2012 @ 10:50am CST
Couple of quick updates on the TFCC 2012 exclusive Runabout from the TFCC twitter account. First we can expect another reveal later today. Second the figure will NOT be called Runabout. That name was unavailable so they have renamed the figure Over-Run. Stay tuned for the figure's full reveal!

The_TF_Club wrote:
"Runabout" reveal TODAY but before that want 2 give every1 a heads up. On the package he will NOT b called Runabout. Name was NOT available.


From a product standpoint we had to go with the name "Over-Run"... We could have searched out other names CLOSER to Runabout BUT thatwould have delayed us getting this guy to you all SOONER rather than later. Just all the way the schedule worked out.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339037)
Posted by Mkall on January 27th, 2012 @ 10:56am CST
Kind of Irked, but whatever. Maybe Reprolabels can make a sticker to replace the name as it appears on the box?
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339040)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:00am CST
Meh, fine, what else is new with the TF names licensing issues. I think they made the right call in terms of getting him out in a timely fashion, because yeah, Repro will have the stickers for it.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339041)
Posted by Guitarbot on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:00am CST
I don't care if they call him "poopface" on the box, I still consider him Runabout... Major props to TFCC for choosing to get the figure to us sooner than later!
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339044)
Posted by craggy on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:03am CST
I'd have called him Runaboot. Make them Glaswegians. Fits with the characters.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339046)
Posted by Heavy B on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:09am CST
When can I order him. these things go quick and I will NOT be caught with my pants down, like with G2 ramjet
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339050)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:16am CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:When can I order him. these things go quick and I will NOT be caught with my pants down, like with G2 ramjet


Next week but no specific day has been anounced. I would bet on Monday or Tuesday.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339052)
Posted by Kibble on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:24am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:...and the date is?... I don't understand why we can't be given hard dates and times for on-sale items, registration, etc. They've been doing this dance for years now, you would think they'd want to stop looking like amateurs eventually. It certainly makes it hard for me to keep defending them and I love what they do. At this point, it isn't simple frustration.

The red windows are slick. Thumbs up on that. I do look forward to getting the exclusives. Pissed at the inept fashion this stuff is handled still. We're 8 years down the road for crying out loud!
:BOT:


I think they do this intentionally to avoid their site crashing or being largely unusable ala HTS on SDCC exclusive day. It's an inconvenience to be sure, but as long as they're available for better than 24 hours, it's not the end of the world.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339054)
Posted by rpetras on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:26am CST
Not sure why they could not go with the "Decepticon Runabout" like they've done for other characters, but whatever.

Call him what you like.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339065)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:05pm CST
I just want one no matter what, and I've long asserted that if Hasbro ever released a 100% show-accurate Ironhide, they could flaunt their rights to GoBots and call him VanGuard for all I care.

But since this messes up the pairity of an iconic duo, I'm feeling just dickish enough about this that I'd like to be the first to posit the theory that, based on the nature of the last Over-Run rename, it was likely not so much a rights issue as a revelation that the British consider "Runabout" an offensive slur against children with hyperactivity disorder.

I know I deserve to have my TF Club account lock me out as soon as preorders open up for saying that, but thank you, won't you?
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339079)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:29pm CST
They could have called it Run-A-Boot and said he was from Canada, eh?
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339087)
Posted by El Duque on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:45pm CST
As promised The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has fully revealed their 2012 exclusive Over-Run (aka Ranabout)! Bio and robot mode image below. We expect pre-orders to open for this guy and their other 2012 exclusive Shattered Glass Drift sometime next week.


OVER-RUN tries to pass himself off as a suave connoisseur of fine things. It’s not a façade he can really maintain for long, less because of his generally low intelligence and more because his interest in beautiful objects starts and ends with “blow them up!” His drive to seem sophisticated is in direct conflict with his enthusiastic love of explosions and action. The former is almost always on the losing side of that battle. He’s not interested in the Decepticons’ plans for conquest; he’s just with them because of the greater opportunities for his kind of fun. He’s always on the move, looking to create a bigger fireball, a larger bomb crater, and generally cram every microsecond with action.

He is partnered with the hyperactive RUNAMUCK, and has never had more fun in his life. Marginally smarter than his partner, he also has better self-control, giving the pairing just enough focus to present a real danger to most robots they gang up on.

Over-Run is a Deluxe sized figure featured in the Wings Universe and is Runamuck’s demolition partner. Over-Run utilizes one of the extremely popular “Classics” molds and features an all-new head sculpt by Dan Khanna and Paul Brooks. The toy is packed in a convention style box with a foam insert for easy removal and display.


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Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339099)
Posted by Delicon on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:09pm CST
I've passed on a lot of the club exclusives but I really think I'll have to get this one.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339108)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CST
Yay! Rub sign's check! :D
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339109)
Posted by F Prime on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:25pm CST
Pretty excited to get these two figures. Now I just need to find a large enough Statue of Liberty playset for them to deface.....
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339115)
Posted by Mkall on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CST
That's pure aswesomeness. I can't wait to have these two.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339117)
Posted by metalformer on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CST
*Sigh*
Somebody should make custom stickers for these packages (ala ReproLabel) to "correct" these "injustices" and restore its G1 Glory!
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339123)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CST
"Over-Run utilizes one of the extremely popular “Classics” molds" This makes me laugh. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind this mold at all, but let's be frank: its only "popular" because its one of 5 molds Hasbro uses.

Still, I can't wait for both and seems I had both as a kid, they're getting a special place on my shelf. I'm already thinking of making some tweaks to the transformation though, specifically how the "Wings" are displayed. I may leave mine down along the body, like the old "arms" that the G1 guys had.
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Posted by LiKwid on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:18pm CST
They can call him what they want..I know who it's gonna be on my shelf :P Gonna be a long morning of f5in :P
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339135)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:25pm CST
ViperEye82 wrote:Still, I can't wait for both and seems I had both as a kid, they're getting a special place on my shelf. I'm already thinking of making some tweaks to the transformation though, specifically how the "Wings" are displayed. I may leave mine down along the body, like the old "arms" that the G1 guys had.


This one dude, Genral Tekno, he did this way cool transformation for Wheeljack that'll give you like a more accurate looking Runamuck and Runabout. :D
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Posted by rpetras on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:36pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:This one dude, Genral Tekno, he did this way cool transformation for Wheeljack that'll give you like a more accurate looking Runamuck and Runabout. :D



:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Nice work Tekno. Very nice indeed!
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339146)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CST
Definately getting this guy.

Still undecided on SG Drift. I'm not into the whole SG thing But I would repurpose him as Turbo or Lightspeed. Unfortunately, the Japanese deco makes that hard to do. :-?
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Posted by Mkall on January 27th, 2012 @ 3:24pm CST
RiddlerJ wrote:Definately getting this guy.

Still undecided on SG Drift. I'm not into the whole SG thing But I would repurpose him as Turbo or Lightspeed. Unfortunately, the Japanese deco makes that hard to do. :-?

There's always W.A.R.S.

Great... now I'm tempted to get two
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339173)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 27th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CST
Mkall wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:Definately getting this guy.

Still undecided on SG Drift. I'm not into the whole SG thing But I would repurpose him as Turbo or Lightspeed. Unfortunately, the Japanese deco makes that hard to do. :-?

There's always W.A.R.S.

Great... now I'm tempted to get two


Ah, now you're talkin'.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339194)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 27th, 2012 @ 4:38pm CST
"Reads Bio"
They should have named him "Classics Michael Bay"
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339197)
Posted by Blackstreak on January 27th, 2012 @ 4:54pm CST
What kind of scheduling is there to hinder naming something what it should be named? I just don't get it. I'd still get him and use the name Runabout.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 27th, 2012 @ 5:01pm CST
Blackstreak wrote:What kind of scheduling is there to hinder naming something what it should be named? I just don't get it. I'd still get him and use the name Runabout.


Trademarks have to be registered first, then Hasbro needs to file reports on usage. All of that takes time, but reporting usage of a name already in possession is quickly done.
Also, registering new names costs quite a bit of money, so again Hasbro has made it a sport to re-use names they already have. "Breakaway" instead of "Getaway" and "Over-Run" instead of "Spastic" come to mind.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339210)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on January 27th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trademarks have to be registered first,


Actually, in America, they don't. Unregistered Trademarks relating to a specific context is protectable in US Courts. Please note the bolded statement in the below quote.

At least according to several lawyers commenting on the Intellectual Property Case Games Workshop has brought against Chapterhouse Studios:

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You can get trademark protection for certain words that are in common use (for example, Apple) if there's little relation to the actual product being produced (computers). But if the word is generic or merely descriptive of the good being sold then you can't get protection.

Trademarks can be (in decreasing order of protection):
Fanciful (EXXON for oil company)
Arbitrary (APPLE for computers)
Suggestive (MICROSOFT for microprocessor software)
Descriptive (SHARP for copiers)
Generic (MINIATURE for miniatures games)

Generic marks can never be protected, descriptive marks can only be protected to the extent they've developed secondary meaning. So while "Games Workshop" might be descriptive (for example; although GW would probably argue that the mark is suggestive), it has developed secondary meaning in the market beyond its literal meaning. Therefore, the term is protected.

What GW is (probably) going to argue is that the words described above are "Descriptive" and have developed secondary meaning on their own. CH will say that those terms are merely generic, or have not developed secondary meaning, and therefore not protected.

In terms of legitimacy, there's little difference between registered and unregistered trademarks (registered trademarks just go through this process before the USPTO rather than waiting for a court to make the determination) "

Essentially, just because you haven't registered a trademark, doesn't mean you don't own it.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339214)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 27th, 2012 @ 5:29pm CST
Midnight_Fox wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trademarks have to be registered first,


Actually, in America, they don't. Unregistered Trademarks relating to a specific context is protectable in US Courts.

At least according to several lawyers commenting on the Intellectual Property Case Games Workshop has brought against Chapterhouse Studios.


Well, registered as in that the Trademark Office knows such and such company has the rights to such and such name in such and such area. :)
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339217)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on January 27th, 2012 @ 5:35pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Trademarks have to be registered first,


Actually, in America, they don't. Unregistered Trademarks relating to a specific context is protectable in US Courts.

At least according to several lawyers commenting on the Intellectual Property Case Games Workshop has brought against Chapterhouse Studios.


Well, registered as in that the Trademark Office knows such and such company has the rights to such and such name in such and such area. :)


Interestingly, according to the TFCC Magazine covers, Transformers itself is an unregistered Trademark(notified by the TM, a registered Trademark has the R in a circle marking).

In fact, if you go through your products, you'd be surprised how often these AREN'T registered trademarks with the USPTO.

The name Hasbro itself, however, DOES have a registered Trademark symbol.
Re: TFCC Announce Preorder dates for Club Exclusive Next Week (1339282)
Posted by Rated X on January 27th, 2012 @ 8:29pm CST
metalformer wrote:*Sigh*
Somebody should make custom stickers for these packages (ala ReproLabel) to "correct" these "injustices" and restore its G1 Glory!


Reprolabels for a box ??? Are you serious ??? (no offense)

I already got a nice place in my closet picked out for Runabout’s box. And yes I said “Runabout”.

It’s s**t like this that proves just how stupid copyrights really are under certain circumstances. Hasbro doesn’t even own the rights to the names of characters they created ??? WTF ??? There should be a law that a copyright has to be renewed every 5 years or it expires and is free for the taking. This would keep the names belonging to legitimate businesses and not copyright hoarders who buy rights when a franchise is about to go bankrupt. Does anyone know where the owner of the name “Runabout” is right now ??? He might be living under a highway sipping a bottle of cheap booze…

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