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TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now

Transformers News: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 1:01PM CDT

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Our friends over at the official Transformers Collectors' Club have been busy lately! It was just a week ago that the first TFSS 2.0 figure, Barricade with Frenzy, started arriving in member's mailboxes, that was followed by this year's membership incentive figure Maximal Rampage, now we have reports that the second TFSS 2.0 figure, Fisitron, is arriving. Fisitron is repaint of the Transformers Generations FOC Deluxe Roadbuster mold. Check out the images courtesy of Twitter user John DeLuna mirrored below:

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives and Subscription Figures
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Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580122)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
Guess it was really no surprise thanks to the Club's Tweeting pics of his box before.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580129)
Posted by STngAR on June 7th, 2014 @ 2:17pm CDT
This is the only figure I'm not really excited for so I'm kinda glad they didn't save it for last.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580135)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 7th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CDT
So are they ditching the whole "ship a single figure once a month" deal, or is this just a fluke within the system? :???:

EDIT: Never mind, figured it out. Turns out there was a delay in the initial shipping and the coinciding of BotCon, so they decided to ship Ironfist out early to make up for that.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580137)
Posted by Flashwave on June 7th, 2014 @ 2:32pm CDT
i skipped Whirl and Roadbuster initially on account of their Voyager and (then) Universe figures, so this is 3 of 4 before Ruination has his limbs.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580138)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2014 @ 2:36pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:So are they ditching the whole "ship a single figure once a month" deal, or is this just a fluke within the system? :???:
There was another delay this year (thankfully not as late as last year's delay). As this is still a relatively new service, hopefully they'll get the kinks worked out eventually.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580140)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 7th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So are they ditching the whole "ship a single figure once a month" deal, or is this just a fluke within the system? :???:
There was another delay this year (thankfully not as late as last year's delay). As this is still a relatively new service, hopefully they'll get the kinks worked out eventually.


Yeah, I figured it out. Please see the above edit. ;) Thanks, anyway!
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580142)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on June 7th, 2014 @ 2:42pm CDT
While it's nice... I'm putting my money towards Gauntlet. New mold, looks more like the character, and better price (which is saying something for 3rd party).
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580143)
Posted by El Duque on June 7th, 2014 @ 2:46pm CDT
There was no delay, nor was there one last year. TFCC gets all their figures for the year in one big shipment, that coincides with BotCon for obvious reasons. You think it was a coincidence that they stared shipping Transmutate, Rampage, and TFSS 2.0 figures all at the same time? Nope. I would imagine shipping rates force them to get one big shipment. The so called delays are just bull shit cover stories. I don't know why they don't just own up to it.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580144)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on June 7th, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580156)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2014 @ 4:33pm CDT
Hydra is the one who wrote Fisitron's bio, and he filled it with some fun little references to other TF fiction.

IDW G1 references:
  • His real name is "Ironfist" while "Fisitron" is his infosphere alias.
  • He was recruited to join the Wreckers
  • Ultra Magnus is a lawman
  • Ultra Magnus has a connection to the Wreckers (also a reference to Marvel G1 and, well, this is Aligned Ultra Magnus here anyway)
Wings Universe G1 references:
  • He started out as a factory worker.
Energon references:
  • The Combination Spark (Japanese name of the Spark of Combination)

There's probably more in there to be found, as well.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580157)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 7th, 2014 @ 4:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The Combination Spark (Japanese name of the Spark of Combination)


This one made me giggle with glee. :DANCE:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580158)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2014 @ 4:41pm CDT
Since the original bio pic was taken sideways, I've rotated it below:

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Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580161)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 7th, 2014 @ 5:03pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Since the original bio pic was taken sideways, I've rotated it below:

Image


So he should be part of the WFC/FOC game family, right? If anything FoC because the combination thing was discovered and done first in the second game... :-?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580162)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Since the original bio pic was taken sideways, I've rotated it below:

Image


So he should be part of the WFC/FOC game family, right? If anything FoC because the combination thing was discovered and done first in the second game... :-?
Yeah, he and Barricade and Frenzy hail from the same universe, according to TransTech Rhinox and Heinrad.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580188)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 7th, 2014 @ 9:06pm CDT
How's the quality of plastic?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580208)
Posted by megatronus on June 7th, 2014 @ 11:13pm CDT
I'm a big fan of Fisitron's new head, and the vibrant blue. Can't wait for it to arrive!
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580209)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 7th, 2014 @ 11:16pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I'm a big fan of Fisitron's new head, and the vibrant blue. Can't wait for it to arrive!
But it isn't a new head. :|
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580233)
Posted by Thalack on June 8th, 2014 @ 12:50am CDT
He looks really nice. Gonna pitch tent next to my mailbox :p
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580256)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 8th, 2014 @ 8:14am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:I'm a big fan of Fisitron's new head, and the vibrant blue. Can't wait for it to arrive!
But it isn't a new head. :|


He's right: he's a straight repaint of FoC Roadbuster, a retool of FoC Swindle:

Image

Only Chromedome, Rewind and Thrustinator got new heads.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580260)
Posted by megatronus on June 8th, 2014 @ 8:25am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:I'm a big fan of Fisitron's new head, and the vibrant blue. Can't wait for it to arrive!
But it isn't a new head. :|


He's right: he's a straight repaint of FoC Roadbuster, a retool of FoC Swindle:

Image

Only Chromedome, Rewind and Thrustinator got new heads.

It's new to me. I don't have any of the FOC Wreckers. :P
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580573)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 9th, 2014 @ 1:40pm CDT
hm... still haven't received my rampage. Does everyone have him already?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580597)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 9th, 2014 @ 3:40pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:hm... still haven't received my rampage. Does everyone have him already?


Still waiting on mine too, starting to worry
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580616)
Posted by Thalack on June 9th, 2014 @ 6:16pm CDT
Mine just showed up. No gun in the box. blah. Hopefully they can just mail me the gun without having to send the figure back.

Other than that, he's a very nice looking figure, definitely a nice piece to add to my collection.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580635)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 7:35pm CDT
My Fisitron just came today, but I haven't opened him yet.

But my TCC magazine issue #57 still hasn't come yet, though.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580641)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 9th, 2014 @ 8:19pm CDT
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Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580648)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 8:32pm CDT
YELLOW VISOR!!! WOOOOO!!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :DANCE: :KREMZEEK: :DANCE: :KREMZEEK: :DANCE:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580649)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 9th, 2014 @ 8:33pm CDT
Bluh, I bet Treadshot's gonna be last...
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580650)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 9th, 2014 @ 8:34pm CDT
I'm so glad i sold my Fansproject Chromedome... hehehehe
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580653)
Posted by durroth on June 9th, 2014 @ 8:41pm CDT
... Why the yellow visor? really not enthused with that particular, seemingly random deco change
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580655)
Posted by durroth on June 9th, 2014 @ 8:48pm CDT
Sabrblade: Can you at least EXPLAIN the yellow visor for me?
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580656)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 9th, 2014 @ 8:53pm CDT
durroth wrote:Sabrblade: Can you at least EXPLAIN the yellow visor for me?


Based on source material

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Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580657)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 9:02pm CDT
durroth wrote:Sabrblade: Can you at least EXPLAIN the yellow visor for me?
What Mooncake said. This is not Chromedome from the 1980s cartoons or the 1980s comics. This is Chromedome from the IDW G1 comics*, whose visor is yellow instead of blue. All previous looks at this figure depicted it with a blue visor, which detracted from the accuracy to its source material.


* -- Well, okay, technically not 100% exactly the IDW G1 version of Chromedome, what with his different body and all. So what the Club has done is created a separate universe that is heavily based on the IDW G1 comics continuity, and placed this Chromedome in that world, in which he is essentially the same person as IDW G1 Chromedome but exists as an alternate universe version of him with a different body and Stylor as his partner (Stylor isn't in the actual IDW G1 comics since IDW G1 Chromedome isn't a Headmaster).

But, it's just easier to say that he's based off the IDW G1 version of the character than it is to get into the specific universal details mentioned above. :-B
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580662)
Posted by durroth on June 9th, 2014 @ 9:24pm CDT
... d'oh, I never payed attention to what color chrome's visor was in the comics x.x I feel dumb now
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580663)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CDT
They also got rid of that ugly giant Autobot symbol on his car hood.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580664)
Posted by durroth on June 9th, 2014 @ 9:27pm CDT
It was pretty obnoxious, yeah. I like the new symbol placements better. Still think we need a hippy van TF with an autobot symbol tilted and full bleed plastered on the side over onto the roof
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580665)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 9:30pm CDT
I look at Stylor and wonder why he got some paint while Frenzy didn't.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580666)
Posted by durroth on June 9th, 2014 @ 9:33pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I look at Stylor and wonder why he got some paint while Frenzy didn't.

Honestly, I think it's just because they based it off Movie Frenzy and didn't figure just painting the eyes was worth it.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580667)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 9th, 2014 @ 9:44pm CDT
Looks i'ght. The only problem is that MTME chromedome does need a distinct mold in the future because he does have such a distinct look. All i see is prime Wheeljack with a chromedome head. Yes I know that is what is literally; but you get my point. Also don't say this isn't MTME chromedome proper because of the club fiction, because it is. I know it, you know it, the club knows it.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580668)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 9:47pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Looks i'ght. The only problem is that MTME chromedome does need a distinct mold in the future because he does have such a distinct look. All i see is prime Wheeljack with a chromedome head. Yes I know that is what is literally; but you get my point. Also don't say this isn't MTME chromedome proper because of the club fiction, because it is. I know it, you know it, the club knows it.
Basically, this is like a version of MTMTE Chomedome in a world where this is his typical body. After all, MTMTE Chromedome doesn't have Stylor as a partner, yet here Stylor is. ;)

Think of it like how the Wings Universe is to the G1 cartoon, in which the two worlds are essentially the same except one world uses different bodies from the proper world that it's imitating.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580672)
Posted by Thalack on June 9th, 2014 @ 10:05pm CDT
Anyone know how good TFCC is about replacing accessories that didn't come with a figure? Got Fisitron and no gun.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580673)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 9th, 2014 @ 10:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Looks i'ght. The only problem is that MTME chromedome does need a distinct mold in the future because he does have such a distinct look. All i see is prime Wheeljack with a chromedome head. Yes I know that is what is literally; but you get my point. Also don't say this isn't MTME chromedome proper because of the club fiction, because it is. I know it, you know it, the club knows it.
Basically, this is like a version of MTMTE Chomedome in a world where this is his typical body. After all, MTMTE Chromedome doesn't have Stylor as a partner, yet here Stylor is. ;)

Think of it like how the Wings Universe is to the G1 cartoon, in which the two worlds are essentially the same except one world uses different bodies from the proper world that it's imitating.


Doesn't mater, It's supposed to be MTME chromedome, much like how Wings Scourge was Scourge proper (Till generations scourge) despite what the club fiction said, and I mean that as toy representations of a character. I don't have a problem with what the club does, they just need to call a spade a spade and say, this figure is character X/we chose this mold because insert here/we really wanted to make this character X mold. The explanation of this character looks like this because they're the alternate universe version of alternate universe insert here's character, it's unnecessarily convoluted, and handwavey and works with only a few figures/characters.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580674)
Posted by STngAR on June 9th, 2014 @ 10:10pm CDT
Looking forward to this one, and I also do find it strange that frenzy didn't get any paint


:MAXIMAL:
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580676)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2014 @ 10:16pm CDT
Thalack wrote:Anyone know how good TFCC is about replacing accessories that didn't come with a figure? Got Fisitron and no gun.
Send them a message on their website explaining your situation and you should hopefully hear back from them tomorrow (as it's currently after business hours right now).

I recently ordered something from them myself, and was accidentally sent the wrong item. I sent them a message and they instructed me to send it back to them so they could replace it for me, and will also send me a check reimbursing me for the cost of shipping the wrong item back to them.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580677)
Posted by Rated X on June 9th, 2014 @ 10:16pm CDT
So glad I passed on this. FP Code is the real deal. This is just a repaint indicating Hasbro has no plans of doing any real headmasters.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580686)
Posted by megatronus on June 9th, 2014 @ 11:05pm CDT
durroth wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I look at Stylor and wonder why he got some paint while Frenzy didn't.

Honestly, I think it's just because they based it off Movie Frenzy and didn't figure just painting the eyes was worth it.

That's my thinking too; this is the Classics/Timelines re-imagining of movie Barricade & Frenzy in a Prime body, so the matte grey plastic with minimal painted details made some sense. But hey, at least we got the Decepticon symbol silver tampo! That was a nice touch.


Sabrblade wrote:
Thalack wrote:Anyone know how good TFCC is about replacing accessories that didn't come with a figure? Got Fisitron and no gun.
Send them a message on their website explaining your situation and you should hopefully hear back from them tomorrow (as it's currently after business hours right now).

I recently ordered something from them myself, and was accidentally sent the wrong item. I sent them a message and they instructed me to send it back to them so they could replace it for me, and will also send me a check reimbursing me for the cost of shipping the wrong item back to them.

My Protoform X/Rampage arrived with one of the head spikes broken off. I sent the Club some pictures on Thursday, they sent an email confirmation they would send me a new head the next day, and got the actual USPS shipping notification today.

Also, last year, my Subscription Service Scourge came with 2 left arms. They sent me a replacement part no problem. I know people have their horror stories, but my Club experiences have been fairly positive.


Rated X wrote:So glad I passed on this. FP Code is the real deal. This is just a repaint indicating Hasbro has no plans of doing any real headmasters.

I like Code, but he's more old school; I would display him with more throwback-styled bots. I think this Chromedome is super nice, and will definitely display him with his fellow IDW characters.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580691)
Posted by durroth on June 9th, 2014 @ 11:23pm CDT
it definitely fits IDW chromedome. I doubt we'll be seeing one from hasbro anytime soon and the body just works. Only problem I have: doesn't come with a deluxe IDW prowl to beat up.
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580700)
Posted by megatronus on June 10th, 2014 @ 12:21am CDT
durroth wrote:it definitely fits IDW chromedome. I doubt we'll be seeing one from hasbro anytime soon and the body just works. Only problem I have: doesn't come with a deluxe IDW prowl to beat up.

Ha!

Only problem is, if they included an IDW Prowl, they would also have to include an IDW table for that IDW Prowl to flip. ;)
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580709)
Posted by Flashwave on June 10th, 2014 @ 12:50am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Looks i'ght. The only problem is that MTME chromedome does need a distinct mold in the future because he does have such a distinct look. All i see is prime Wheeljack with a chromedome head. Yes I know that is what is literally; but you get my point. Also don't say this isn't MTME chromedome proper because of the club fiction, because it is. I know it, you know it, the club knows it.
Basically, this is like a version of MTMTE Chomedome in a world where this is his typical body. After all, MTMTE Chromedome doesn't have Stylor as a partner, yet here Stylor is. ;)

Think of it like how the Wings Universe is to the G1 cartoon, in which the two worlds are essentially the same except one world uses different bodies from the proper world that it's imitating.


What he said, or to over-simplify it:

This is the closest we're getting to a Neo-Classics/IDW Chromedome, and the Club made up some goofy backstory to go with it, but it's ultimatley your figure so stuff wherever it makes you happiest. ;)

So, the $64 question is...

Which Rewind do you pose this Chromedome with? Sure, he's getting a TFSS Rewind, with a camera head, but that's a lot of guns for an archivist. Or, we have the FOC Diskbot Rewind, who's really small, but possibly more faithful to the character...
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580715)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 10th, 2014 @ 1:27am CDT
thats too many post talking about concepts and generations... guys is a REPAINT, no new mold, even bayformers are more original...
Re: TFSS 2.0 Fisitron Arriving Now (1580716)
Posted by durroth on June 10th, 2014 @ 1:30am CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Looks i'ght. The only problem is that MTME chromedome does need a distinct mold in the future because he does have such a distinct look. All i see is prime Wheeljack with a chromedome head. Yes I know that is what is literally; but you get my point. Also don't say this isn't MTME chromedome proper because of the club fiction, because it is. I know it, you know it, the club knows it.
Basically, this is like a version of MTMTE Chomedome in a world where this is his typical body. After all, MTMTE Chromedome doesn't have Stylor as a partner, yet here Stylor is. ;)

Think of it like how the Wings Universe is to the G1 cartoon, in which the two worlds are essentially the same except one world uses different bodies from the proper world that it's imitating.


What he said, or to over-simplify it:

This is the closest we're getting to a Neo-Classics/IDW Chromedome, and the Club made up some goofy backstory to go with it, but it's ultimatley your figure so stuff wherever it makes you happiest. ;)

So, the $64 question is...

Which Rewind do you pose this Chromedome with? Sure, he's getting a TFSS Rewind, with a camera head, but that's a lot of guns for an archivist. Or, we have the FOC Diskbot Rewind, who's really small, but possibly more faithful to the character...


http://www.shapeways.com/model/1506385/trivia-the-cruciverbalist.html?modelId=1506385&materialId=6 this one.

BERSEKAEL wrote:thats too many post talking about concepts and generations... guys is a REPAINT, no new mold, even bayformers are more original...

A)TFCC doesn't do new molds.
B)The head is a new mold.
C)Whether or not something is a retool or a new mold doesn't affect the quality of it as a representation of a character.

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