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TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed

Transformers News: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed

Monday, August 19th, 2013 11:46AM CDT

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The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has tweeted a the head turnaround art for their TFSS 2.0 Chromedome based on the designs of Nick Roche! The figure will be redeco/retool of the Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Deluxe Wheeljack mold. Check out the head concept below.

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Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512773)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 19th, 2013 @ 11:56am CDT
Is it silly that no matter how cool this will undoubtedly look I won't want it because he won't transform the same way as his G1 self? (car front to chest etc.)

Am I too OCD for Chromedome? :shock:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512774)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 19th, 2013 @ 12:01pm CDT
Yeah, it's funny how it bothers us when the Transformation is vastly different or backwards. (Classics Ironhide, for instance.)
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512775)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 19th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CDT
Still. Head sculpt does look really good — and 100% IDW. Makes it really obvious which shelf that dude is going on.

*Clears spot next to IDW Bumblebee and Orion Pax*
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512778)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 19th, 2013 @ 12:46pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Still. Head sculpt does look really good — and 100% IDW. Makes it really obvious which shelf that dude is going on.

*Clears spot next to IDW Bumblebee and Orion Pax*


Yeah, looks good in concept, here's hoping the sculpt comes out the same. Looks like it matches the Prime style too, which is good for the body. I know I'm gonna want this when I see it...
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512781)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 19th, 2013 @ 12:51pm CDT
Very true. All things considered, it could display well with the IDW Classics, Prime, or even Animated in a pinch. Depending on what you collect, it can find a home.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512785)
Posted by TFStopMotions123 on August 19th, 2013 @ 12:57pm CDT
This is probably going to sound very stupid (coming fr someone who has never made a subscription to tfcc) But this will be the 2014 Exclusive, correct?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512787)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 19th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CDT
This should be one of the now seven subscription bots for 2014. The member exclusive is Rampage.

(Correct me if I'm off.)
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512788)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 19th, 2013 @ 1:05pm CDT
This should be one of the now seven subscription bots for 2014. The member exclusive is Rampage.

(Correct me if I'm off.)
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512794)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 19th, 2013 @ 1:17pm CDT
We're getting a total of 9 Club figures this year. The rundown:

Annual Free Figure
Protoform X aka Rampage (made from Prime: First Edition Megatron)

Club Store Figure
Transmutate (made from Prime: First Edition Arcee)

Subscription Service 2.0
Treadshot (made from Generations Warpath)
Chromedome (made from Prime Wheeljack)
Fisitron aka Ironfist (made from Generations Roadbuster)
3 more unannounced figures (2 Deluxes and a Scout) + a 7th Bonus Figure.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512812)
Posted by Luscanun on August 19th, 2013 @ 2:44pm CDT
El Duque wrote:The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has tweeted a the head turnaround art for their TFSS 2.0 Chromedome! The figure will be redeco/retool of the Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Deluxe Wheeljack mold. Check out the head concept below.

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So... which one of you talented folks is going to get this going on Shapeways...? I hear that PRID Wheeljacks is available at Five Below...
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512817)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on August 19th, 2013 @ 3:05pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:We're getting a total of 9 Club figures this year. The rundown:

Annual Free Figure
Protoform X aka Rampage (made from Prime: First Edition Megatron)

Club Store Figure
Transmutate (made from Prime: First Edition Arcee)

Subscription Service 2.0
Treadshot (made from Generations Warpath)
Chromedome (made from Prime Wheeljack)
Fisitron aka Ironfist (made from Generations Roadbuster)
3 more unannounced figures (2 Deluxes and a Scout) + a 7th Bonus Figure.



my god...
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Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512825)
Posted by The Variable on August 19th, 2013 @ 3:29pm CDT
Makes me wish I could afford to subscribe for that set.

But I wonder...

How would people react if Hasbro did a new Headmaster Chromedome-- and made Rewind his Headmaster partner?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512826)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 19th, 2013 @ 3:34pm CDT
The Variable wrote:Makes me wish I could afford to subscribe for that set.

But I wonder...

How would people react if Hasbro did a new Headmaster Chromedome-- and made Rewind his Headmaster partner?


STYLOR NOT REWIND 8-}
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512837)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 19th, 2013 @ 4:21pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
The Variable wrote:Makes me wish I could afford to subscribe for that set.

But I wonder...

How would people react if Hasbro did a new Headmaster Chromedome-- and made Rewind his Headmaster partner?


STYLORR NOT RIWYND 8-}
Fixed. ;)
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512854)
Posted by T-Macksimus on August 19th, 2013 @ 5:05pm CDT
The Variable wrote:Makes me wish I could afford to subscribe for that set.

But I wonder...

How would people react if Hasbro did a new Headmaster Chromedome-- and made Rewind his Headmaster partner?


I don't think we have enough folks out there following the IDW books well enough to make the connection so we're likely to have a lot of people having a "WTF?" moment if they were to see those two paired up.
Plus there's the folks like myself (old timers) that are quite loyal to the original pairings. Chromedome was my first Headmaster figure back in the day so I'm totally on-board with the people wanting his transformation style (and partnering) to stay the same even though I absolutely love the story-line pairing him with Rewind in the new books.

Honestly, they could tweak stuff a bit here and there and it wouldn't bother me but I am SOOOOO sick and tired of seeing the recycled Prime figures that I'd rather he wasn't made at all instead of being a recycled, slightly re-tooled Prime figure. It's just lazy and insulting in my book and he's just too damn cool a character in the IDW series to get a 5th time around body treatment like all the other figures are getting.

And Sabrblade and JelZe... love what you guys did there. :lol:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512858)
Posted by Neurie on August 19th, 2013 @ 5:55pm CDT
Will look great with the Rewind, Treadshot and Fisitron figures.

Hopefully the other 3 figures will be as interesting.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512883)
Posted by TulioDude on August 19th, 2013 @ 7:41pm CDT
His head looks cool.It will match alongisde his body.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512886)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 19th, 2013 @ 8:28pm CDT
Hey guys, what do you get when you put a head drawn by Nick Roche on a different body that's also drawn by Nick Roche, and is completely on topic?

You get this, which is all kinds of awesomeness:

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NOTE: Not official.

The body is a fan-recolor of this illustration taken from this book.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512891)
Posted by Poyguimogul on August 19th, 2013 @ 10:12pm CDT
the art + head is so f'perfect I cannot tell you man....
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1512892)
Posted by Heckfire on August 19th, 2013 @ 10:21pm CDT
FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFine. Dammit, I wasn't planning on continuing the subscription service, but dammit, I WANT that Chromedome and I KNOW the bastard will sell out in hours like Punch and Over-Run did otherwise (and yes, dammit, that mystery seventh figure is tantalizing me like a cat toy).

GO AHEAD, TAKE MY DAMN MONEY YOU HEARTLESS BASTARDS!
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1513332)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on August 22nd, 2013 @ 10:17am CDT
I skipped last years TFSS 1.0 but this year it looks more appealing to me, I must have this :)
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519005)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 20th, 2013 @ 6:01pm CDT
After a couple months of waiting, we have finally been given the full reveal of the Transformers Subscription Service 2.0 figure, Chromedome! Chromedome, as we've been previously informed, will be a retool and redeco of Prime: Robots in Disguise Deluxe Wheeljack, and will come with not only Wheeljack's swords, but his old partner, Stylor, who no longer transforms into Chromedome's head, but his weapon. Stylor is a redeco of the Micron S.2, who was available only in Japanese markets under their Prime: Arms Micron line.

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Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519009)
Posted by DeceptiCobra on September 20th, 2013 @ 6:37pm CDT
No, sir, I don't like it.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519010)
Posted by Vile MK III on September 20th, 2013 @ 6:39pm CDT
How many Autobot symbols does one bot need? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519011)
Posted by Blurrz on September 20th, 2013 @ 6:53pm CDT
Trying to please too many people at once. If the mold is trying to go the comic route, then do comic colours. Instead of trying to compete with FP who has the majority of G1 fans on lock.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519012)
Posted by Rated X on September 20th, 2013 @ 6:54pm CDT
He looks pretty cool. If it wasnt for Fansproject Code I would have bought this guy.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519013)
Posted by sabrigami on September 20th, 2013 @ 7:04pm CDT
I don't mind the more G1 colours. It's the head that makes it for me. Not matter how much I look at the FP version it never really strikes me as Chromedome. This one does despite the colours.

Looks like I'm going to have to get him and Rewind. I hope BBTS will get them. Can't afford going through the club. Especially since these are the only 2 I want
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519014)
Posted by megatronus on September 20th, 2013 @ 7:20pm CDT
He doesn't look bad. Not at all.

Too bad Code is literally in the mail right now.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519015)
Posted by njb902 on September 20th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
Vile MK III wrote:How many Autobot symbols does one bot need? :BANG_HEAD:


42 [-(
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519020)
Posted by kirbenvost on September 20th, 2013 @ 7:30pm CDT
megatronus wrote:He doesn't look bad. Not at all.

Too bad Code is literally in the mail right now.


Is code still available somewhere?

Aside from the silly giant symbols, I like this guy's vehicle mode. But something about his head looks really off, like it's too long or something.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519022)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 20th, 2013 @ 7:32pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
megatronus wrote:He doesn't look bad. Not at all.

Too bad Code is literally in the mail right now.


Is code still available somewhere?


Wish granted.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519025)
Posted by BeastProwl on September 20th, 2013 @ 8:13pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:something about his head looks really off, like it's too long or something.

umm...its shopped on? It looks like it was colored in MS Paint then given a ton of effects. I should know...
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519032)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:16pm CDT
Something still looks "off" about the head to me too, but that's just because I'm still 3 years behind on IDW, so it looks more like Hellbat in toy colors than Chromedome. Once they've got it actually sculpted, maybe they'll find some way to get it onto a jet mold down the road?

I wonder if his bio will rationalize Wheeljack's swords by claiming Stylor talked him into carrying them because katanas are "in" right now. Or has Chromedome actually been associated with swords? I know Stylor becoming a crossbow is sort of an homage to the Charge Arrow, but I still haven't watched much of Headmasters.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519036)
Posted by Metrosuplex on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:25pm CDT
If I didn't hate that Wheeljack mold... :roll:

After looking at him and waiting a while for the final reveal.... ehhh, just makes me want to spend the money on FP Code instead. One third the cost of the Sub service. :-?

Am I the only one who thinks it'd be easier to just paint a $7 Wheeljack? The head is really nice, but not necessarily worth $40-70 to me. :BANG_HEAD:

kirbenvost wrote:But something about his head looks really off, like it's too long or something.


To be fair, this is Prime Wheeljack - his original head is buried in his body, so I'm not sure what head would look right on this mold. Needs more neck. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519037)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:27pm CDT
Metrosuplex wrote:Am I the only one who thinks it'd be easier to just paint a $7 Wheeljack?


Seven dollars? Where the hell do you shop at? Where I'm at, Deluxes are almost fifteen dollars (tax included).
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519038)
Posted by ILL-Star on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:27pm CDT
The three Autobot emblems and that brown are my only complaints. Hopefully the brown will be less bold on the final product. And I really hope that the legs are made of the brown plastic and not brown paint on the beige. That doesn't look too good.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519039)
Posted by Tigertrack on September 20th, 2013 @ 9:28pm CDT
Currently underwhelmed by my dashed high expectations. Hoping for a quick rebound when the actual sculpt for the head is shown.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519062)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on September 20th, 2013 @ 10:37pm CDT
$90+ for this, or $90+ for code hmmmmm, I'm thinking for expensive chromdome's, i'll take my chances with the third party.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519063)
Posted by megatronus on September 20th, 2013 @ 10:41pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
megatronus wrote:He doesn't look bad. Not at all.

Too bad Code is literally in the mail right now.


Is code still available somewhere?


Wish granted.

Yup! TFsource is where I got him. Quad U is awesome, and Smart Robin looks cool enough that I had to go ahead, backtrack and spring for Code.

Conveniently, Aces Toy Store also has Code in stock.

Mindmaster wrote:
Metrosuplex wrote:Am I the only one who thinks it'd be easier to just paint a $7 Wheeljack?


Seven dollars? Where the hell do you shop at? Where I'm at, Deluxes are almost fifteen dollars (tax included).

Five Below has most of the PRID deluxes for five bucks. Picked up 6 Vehicons from there a couple weeks ago, bringing my Steve count to 12. Because honestly, who doesn't need a dozen Vehicons?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519064)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 20th, 2013 @ 10:44pm CDT
megatronus wrote:Five Below has most of the PRID deluxes for five bucks. Picked up 6 Vehicons from there a couple weeks ago, bringing my Steve count to 12.


Well, that explains it: there are no 5 Belows where I'm at (at least, to my knowledge).
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519070)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 20th, 2013 @ 11:41pm CDT
FINALLY! What took them so darn long to reveal this thing? This was the very first TFSS 2.0 figure they ever announced, and the second one to have any visual reveals to it, yet it was the last one to have its toy mock up shown? It's about darn time they showed us Chromedome.

Now all we have left to see are the Arms Microns. :D
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519072)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on September 20th, 2013 @ 11:44pm CDT
When they want to, they can knock one out of the park. I commend this Chromedome to no end. While I do understand the cost for not doing a headmaster, BRAVO for at least making Stylor his Targetmaster weapon !!!
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519078)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on September 21st, 2013 @ 12:10am CDT
It looks very nice :BOWDOWN:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519081)
Posted by xyl360 on September 21st, 2013 @ 12:19am CDT
Yep, I signed up for the first TFSS for Ultra Mammoth, Breakdown, Slipstream and Scourge and too a much lesser degree, Jackpot who's grown on me some now that I've gotten a better look at the car mode (never had Animated Jazz) but the TFSS 2.0 is looking like a bust so far. I'm only interested in Barricade and Thrustinator. 2 out of 6 just isn't worth the price of admission. I'll get 1 of each of the ones I want from BBTS for around $99.99 each or less (probably less judging by the prices of most of the TFSS 1.0 figures on BBTS right now).

This year's really a mixed bag for me with regards to the club's offerings. I really LOVE Rampage, so I'm keeping my membership to get him (worth the $40 to me, even if he is just a TF:Prime repaint) but I'm skipping Transmutate because the "build-a-figure" version of her (her, right?) that came with the Hasbro 10th Anniversary Beast Wars figures is spot on perfect.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519086)
Posted by ausbot on September 21st, 2013 @ 12:41am CDT
Loves it, sign me up Jim.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519124)
Posted by sdn1337 on September 21st, 2013 @ 9:53am CDT
I like it. But i wish they added bigger wheels like his design in the comic! That is all i wish for then this figure will be great.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519129)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on September 21st, 2013 @ 10:26am CDT
sdn1337 wrote:I like it. But i wish they added bigger wheels like his design in the comic! That is all i wish for then this figure will be great.


Yeah but his IDW vehicle mode looks NOTHING like a car.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519143)
Posted by Blurrz on September 21st, 2013 @ 11:51am CDT
Yup, definitely not a vehicle.


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Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519145)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on September 21st, 2013 @ 12:50pm CDT
Image Here I thought this was Chromedome's alt.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Chromedome Head Concept Revealed (1519147)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on September 21st, 2013 @ 12:54pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Image Here I thought this was Chromedome's alt.


Yes that is it. That's why I didn't understand the pics of that custom Chromedome in the post before yours.

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