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Transformers News: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image

Monday, August 20th, 2012 2:35PM CDT

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TFCC have tweeted an image of their upcoming subscription service figure Circuit in robot mode along with his original Action Master counterpart. The figure is a redeco of Deluxe HFTD Axor. The subscription service is now live, sign up by clicking here.

TFCC wrote:Note this sample is not final. Production colors will vary slightly... But you can see the pretty!


TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image
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Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411772)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 20th, 2012 @ 2:49pm CDT
Having a decent collection of G2 bots, and the Botcon set... I'm kinda loving this guy. I do appreciate the thoughtful nod to obscure characters and toylines. Props for that. Will proudly display this guy with the Botcon 2010 bots.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411780)
Posted by Wreckgar on August 20th, 2012 @ 2:52pm CDT
Um... Wow... ^^^


Aaaaaaaanyway, on topic. Circuit is gorgeous and a thing of pure beauty. Anyone who says otherwise is just plain wrong and should probably seek psychiatric help. :grin:
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411789)
Posted by BeastProwl on August 20th, 2012 @ 3:15pm CDT
It melts my eyes.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411793)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 20th, 2012 @ 3:21pm CDT
The more they reveal about this service, the less interested I am.

For the first year, they should have gone with some fan-service homages of classic G1 figures instead of obscure Action Master homages and the like.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411797)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 20th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CDT
You DO know that they can't just pick ANY figure they want, right? If Hasbro or Takara is even THINKING about using any said G1 figure in the next couple years... it's off limits. That's why they're obscure.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411803)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 20th, 2012 @ 3:37pm CDT
I think, no i'm sure, my eyes are bleeding.

Well I have no regrets not subscribing to this.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411804)
Posted by njb902 on August 20th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CDT
wow that sure is some orange.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411806)
Posted by Andrius on August 20th, 2012 @ 3:55pm CDT
I love this mold and I adore Action Masters, but... WOW. That's probably the ugliest TF in five years.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411810)
Posted by craggy on August 20th, 2012 @ 4:06pm CDT
yeah. i kinda really want him now. i wonder what flavour he is?
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411811)
Posted by Mkall on August 20th, 2012 @ 4:14pm CDT
Well, I'm looking forward to having him on my shelf, and a 2nd one on my SG shelf.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411817)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 20th, 2012 @ 4:29pm CDT
Is he supposed to be a SG character... or you just think he'd look snazzy there?
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411825)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 20th, 2012 @ 4:54pm CDT
Quite honestly, he's the only one among the 2013 exclusives that is reasonably priced at TFsource! :lol:

And looking at him, he does have that Generation 1.5 look going on, which is interesting. As in he has a G1/Action Masters paint job, but sports more of a Generation 2 design. :G2BOT:

So yeah... I am going to have to recommend this one to others, especially those who are a fan of the Action Masters version. :D
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411828)
Posted by Mkall on August 20th, 2012 @ 5:04pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Is he supposed to be a SG character... or you just think he'd look snazzy there?

Nah, he's supposed to be G1 Circuit, but I think I'll use him to be SG Axor as well.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411833)
Posted by Rated X on August 20th, 2012 @ 5:17pm CDT
I like him for my G2 shelf. I missed out on the other 2 versions of this mold because I always hated that huge neck. But these cool colors kind of make the neck stand out less. Hope it glows under the black light.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411834)
Posted by dedcat on August 20th, 2012 @ 5:18pm CDT
I finally caved in and signed up for the sub service today. I sure hope I don't end up regretting that very expensive decision.

This guy is the worst of the six figures offered, in my opinion - but I do enjoy it when an obscure character gets some attention.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411837)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 20th, 2012 @ 5:25pm CDT
Stop readin' my mind, Dedcat. Not cool.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411850)
Posted by dedcat on August 20th, 2012 @ 6:01pm CDT
In the shattered glass universe, you read my mind...
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411893)
Posted by STngAR on August 20th, 2012 @ 7:54pm CDT
I like it. I think its a great looking update of the origonal.


This must be like crack. Because people are unsure about it and still buying it.
:MAXIMAL:
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411913)
Posted by GetRightRobot on August 20th, 2012 @ 8:43pm CDT
This is exactly why I picked up the original right after botcon. Ugly and Uglier! Love it!
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411921)
Posted by autoride on August 20th, 2012 @ 9:07pm CDT
That looks kind of hideous :SICK: but that doesn`t stop it looking a bit awesome!!!
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411939)
Posted by Tigertrack on August 20th, 2012 @ 10:24pm CDT
I feel like he's mistransformed. If not will modify transformation to make legs look less super-skinny. Will mess around with my Axor and Lockdown to see if anything works.

Not my favorite of the set, but clever use of mold repaint when related to the G1 repaint of Corcuit also being of Axor. That kind of fun sells it for me.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411944)
Posted by datguy86 on August 20th, 2012 @ 10:32pm CDT
Sitting here with the wife and she just commented on how she hoped Circuit wasn't a spy, since the only place he could hide would be the kids section at McDonald's.

Like the concept, but the colors - oh man can I taste the colors.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411948)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 20th, 2012 @ 11:01pm CDT
I like it, but...





Not enough yellow. :P
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411954)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 20th, 2012 @ 11:26pm CDT
Well, he's a really good mold and is faithful to the original, so Circut's not really doing anything wrong per say.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411960)
Posted by Super Megatron on August 21st, 2012 @ 12:34am CDT
Makes sense. The original G1 Circuit was a remold/repaint of G1 Axer.

Look at the bright side - at least it's not ANOTHER Optimus Prime toy.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411964)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 21st, 2012 @ 12:42am CDT
Axor one of the few movie figures i actually wanted but never got cause he was never released here. Nice to see hasbros consistent though, he was a repaint of axor then and he is once again. Wonder if thats why they repainted/remolded Lockdown into Axor in the first place?
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411984)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 21st, 2012 @ 3:51am CDT
Wow. Is this really what we've come to?? It looks like one of those horrible rainbow color knock offs from Hong Kong and Beijing. Then, you realize it's a Hasbro produced figure... So, it's the best cheese of knock offs, with Hasbro quality. Yay.

Is this really what we're left with?? TFCC has to scrape the bottom of the barrel to make exclusives? With collectors grade quality? Ugh.

Hasbro won't let them do something awesome, because they might do it themselves (i.e. never) and to get quality and reasonably sized toys...we have to join a very expensive subscription service? Double ugh.

It was going to be a pass for me anyway, but I hope at least some people can see why this is just ridiculous.

Fortunately, some of the other exclusives actually have a purpose.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1411999)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on August 21st, 2012 @ 6:47am CDT
Maybe they should start asking collectors what THEY want repainted instead. Yeah, we're confined to repaints, but at least we should be able to choose. After all, this is the Transformer's Collector's Club. A poll with some options should be nice... or even better, written suggestions from club members. :grin:

Jackpot and Circuit were just forced.

Stuff I want? Ironfist from Classics Hound, Reflector from RTS Perceptor, Impactor from Warpath, Topspin from Tomahawk... TFP Jazz from Knockout...

Nah, this is NEVER going to happen... :BANG_HEAD: I've decided against the 6 pack already... Seriously, this stuff are not boxed! They are bagged sets, and are going for boxed prices... $35 a deluxe would be more reasonable (That's what Runamuck's going for, right?)... and $60 tops for UM. Oh well, initiate super cheapo mode...
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1412007)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on August 21st, 2012 @ 7:48am CDT
gorgeous colour scheme, shame about the ugly mould. I only wanted 2 of the figures this year, and now that FansProject are making all of the Stunticons only Scourge looks nice. Not good enough to get my subscription, though.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1412021)
Posted by Flakmaster on August 21st, 2012 @ 9:34am CDT
It looks as though its main component is hardened salt water taffy.

I have to say this is a very eye-scalding figure, but definitely one of the better ones.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1412024)
Posted by Mkall on August 21st, 2012 @ 9:49am CDT
Super Megatron wrote:Makes sense. The original G1 Circuit was a remold/repaint of G1 Axer.

Look at the bright side - at least it's not ANOTHER Optimus Prime toy.

I was going to say: Finally! A yellow transformer that ISN'T Bumblebee!
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1412041)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 21st, 2012 @ 11:44am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:Maybe they should start asking collectors what THEY want repainted instead.

For what it's worth, people had been asking for a Scourge/Nemesis Prime repaint of that mold. Slipstream and Depth Charge were at least customized a few times out of the very same molds TFCC is using, so they too had a bit of the "fans choice" aspect to them.

There is also the fact that they (and other clubs/conventions) don't want redundancy with Hasbro's plans. Remember the Seekers? IIRC somebody tried to SUE Hasbro for releasing Thundercracker in Generations. That would leave out a lot of the more obvious choices.
I'm actually surprised Scourge, Slipstream, and Depth Charge were used; those molds looked designed with them in mind (if as eventual repaints) and they're rather popular characters.


A vote would be cool, especially if we make the choices as opposed to being handed a list, though there's going to be so many restrictions it might make it unfeasible.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1412071)
Posted by Mkall on August 21st, 2012 @ 2:21pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Maybe they should start asking collectors what THEY want repainted instead.

For what it's worth, people had been asking for a Scourge/Nemesis Prime repaint of that mold. Slipstream and Depth Charge were at least customized a few times out of the very same molds TFCC is using, so they too had a bit of the "fans choice" aspect to them.

I believe the same went for a G1 Breakdown version of the mold

There is also the fact that they (and other clubs/conventions) don't want redundancy with Hasbro's plans. Remember the Seekers? IIRC somebody tried to SUE Hasbro for releasing Thundercracker in Generations.

Wait... really?! I gotta look this up.

M<ore on this, I suspect that we will be seeing more of a fans choice type of thing, since every botcon feedback form they get asks fans what figures they want to see; I'm sure that'll play into the TFSS.
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1412089)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 21st, 2012 @ 3:51pm CDT
Looking back myself, I don't recall correctly. The story I was referring to was an elaborate April Fools. My bad. HUGE discussion over at TFW at the time, though:
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transform ... sives.html
Re: TFCC Subscription Service Figure Circuit Robot Mode Image (1412220)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on August 22nd, 2012 @ 2:19am CDT
Mkall wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Maybe they should start asking collectors what THEY want repainted instead.

For what it's worth, people had been asking for a Scourge/Nemesis Prime repaint of that mold. Slipstream and Depth Charge were at least customized a few times out of the very same molds TFCC is using, so they too had a bit of the "fans choice" aspect to them.

I believe the same went for a G1 Breakdown version of the mold

There is also the fact that they (and other clubs/conventions) don't want redundancy with Hasbro's plans. Remember the Seekers? IIRC somebody tried to SUE Hasbro for releasing Thundercracker in Generations.

Wait... really?! I gotta look this up.

M<ore on this, I suspect that we will be seeing more of a fans choice type of thing, since every botcon feedback form they get asks fans what figures they want to see; I'm sure that'll play into the TFSS.


Yes, I know Scourge, Breakdown and Slipstream were rather popular... But then Jackpot and Circuit were kinda forced to me, even BBTS thinks so, with the lower price... I don't see the point in making "worse" toys in the same line when they could have picked better choices for repaints. Oh well. Ultra Mammoth though, I don't think many have been wanting a Magnus version of BC...but it was quite a hit when revealed. I still don't get the Magnus colours for it... :S

As for thundercracker, :lol: I don't think you can legitly do that, since Hasbro is not at fault. I don't think it was stated that hasbro would never release convention exclusive at regular retail... Like how Classics Ironhide and Ratchet kinda made the Botcon ones obsolete.
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