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Transformers News: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 6:52PM CDT

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Seibertron member Bounti76 took a moment to let us know that he received the second figure in the Transformers Subscription Service. He also sent us a pic of his new arrival which can be seen below. Who could it be? Don't scroll down if you don't want to be spoiled.

    •Ultra Mammoth

    Scourge

    •Circuit

    •Jackpot

    •Slipstream

    •Breakdown
























TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving

TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving
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Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508198)
Posted by Bounti76 on July 31st, 2013 @ 6:59pm CDT
Oops.....forgot to finish transforming the arms, now I look at the picture. :oops:
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508200)
Posted by triKlops on July 31st, 2013 @ 7:03pm CDT
Just got mine in as well; pretty pleased with it, especially the deco.
Only drawback would be the face is a lil rugged but otherwise, ok.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508203)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 31st, 2013 @ 7:17pm CDT
Just got mine today too, and living in Michigan, I was very surprised not to hear of Texas getting theirs 2 days prior. She IS fast

And another subscription figure means another very minor damage-through-shipping issue: The way her missile clusters were jammed in, one of the rubber missiles is bent up, so when they're attached in jet mode, it looks like it's angled to loop back and nail anyone tailing her. Actually an interesting idea, and nothing that can't be bent back with a little patience. Anyone else have this issue?

So, those leaked photos a while back actually were evidence she'd be next. Who'd a thunk FunPub would lead with what were surely the most fan-demanded of the six? Not to slight the ex-Action-Masters, of course (Jackpot was always a personal fav of mine for his ability to surf on Sights's back), I was just positive those two would be first back when I signed up.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508207)
Posted by Flux Convoy on July 31st, 2013 @ 7:34pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:And another subscription figure means another very minor damage-through-shipping issue: The way her missile clusters were jammed in, one of the rubber missiles is bent up, so when they're attached in jet mode, it looks like it's angled to loop back and nail anyone tailing her. Actually an interesting idea, and nothing that can't be bent back with a little patience. Anyone else have this issue?

Rubber bits are almost always slightly askew. Heat up some water, dip the parts in for a few moments and bend to shape. Dip them in cool water and you should be good. For heating water, I usually microwave a coffee mug for about a minute at a time. Three is usually plenty. You'll want to check after every minute though to ensure you don't boil over. It just needs to be slightly hotter than your tap.
:BOT:
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508209)
Posted by Bounti76 on July 31st, 2013 @ 7:37pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Just got mine today too, and living in Michigan, I was very surprised not to hear of Texas getting theirs 2 days prior. She IS fast

And another subscription figure means another very minor damage-through-shipping issue: The way her missile clusters were jammed in, one of the rubber missiles is bent up, so when they're attached in jet mode, it looks like it's angled to loop back and nail anyone tailing her. Actually an interesting idea, and nothing that can't be bent back with a little patience. Anyone else have this issue?


When I took her out of the box, the missile pods stayed in because she was packed snugly. I took them out and they both look completely fine to me.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508221)
Posted by El Duque on July 31st, 2013 @ 9:01pm CDT
Was a signature required?
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508224)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 31st, 2013 @ 9:17pm CDT
Got a text from my sister saying a package came for me. Said it was small.

Since I haven't ordered anything recently, it's gotta be this figure.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508230)
Posted by datguy86 on July 31st, 2013 @ 9:27pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:And another subscription figure means another very minor damage-through-shipping issue: The way her missile clusters were jammed in, one of the rubber missiles is bent up, so when they're attached in jet mode, it looks like it's angled to loop back and nail anyone tailing her. Actually an interesting idea, and nothing that can't be bent back with a little patience. Anyone else have this issue?

Rubber bits are almost always slightly askew. Heat up some water, dip the parts in for a few moments and bend to shape. Dip them in cool water and you should be good. For heating water, I usually microwave a coffee mug for about a minute at a time. Three is usually plenty. You'll want to check after every minute though to ensure you don't boil over. It just needs to be slightly hotter than your tap.
:BOT:


I have room in the house that gets up to 100 degrees in the summer due to no A/C. I've left TFs with bent soft rubber parts in there, such as BW Depth Charge's knee bits; and they've gone back to standard shape within a day. Hope that helps.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508234)
Posted by Bounti76 on July 31st, 2013 @ 9:48pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Was a signature required?


Not on mine. Wasn't on Scourge or Depth Charge, either. Then again, don't they all get shipped via the same method, or could you choose a different one when you signed up? I've forgotten..
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508258)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 1st, 2013 @ 2:04am CDT
El Duque wrote:Was a signature required?

Nope. I've never had to sign for any club figures and I have all of the sub figs and most of the others.
:BOT:
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508265)
Posted by triKlops on August 1st, 2013 @ 2:42am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:
When I took her out of the box, the missile pods stayed in because she was packed snugly. I took them out and they both look completely fine to me.


Ditto for myself.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508319)
Posted by Ebonyleopard on August 1st, 2013 @ 9:41am CDT
Got mine yesterday. I like her. Her face isn't as bad as photos would have you think. Her chin doesn't look as long in person as in photos, to me anyway. :CON:
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508339)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 1st, 2013 @ 10:49am CDT
So the face isn't as bad as you'd think... but the question is, would LIPSTICK help it!!??? :-?
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508343)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 1st, 2013 @ 11:03am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:So the face isn't as bad as you'd think... but the question is, would LIPSTICK help it!!??? :-?
It does have lipstick. Her lips are black.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508347)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 1st, 2013 @ 11:13am CDT
Really!? Couldn't see it in the pictures. That's a nice perk. Black lipstick=goth chick. Awesome.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508419)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on August 1st, 2013 @ 6:41pm CDT
She'll be my Classics Slipstream, once BBTS gets their in. ;)
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508423)
Posted by Ebonyleopard on August 1st, 2013 @ 7:06pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:So the face isn't as bad as you'd think... but the question is, would LIPSTICK help it!!??? :-?



Actually, I want to say, the black on her mouth isn't lipstick, it's actually the inside of her mouth. Her mouth's open, but the way her mouth is sculpted with it open and the silver paint does give her the look of having lips. Sorta.. Arcee Prime like.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508527)
Posted by noctorro on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:39am CDT
Are you kidding me?

Spoiler alert here but TF4 posts right in your face?
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508681)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 3:40pm CDT
Missing a missile pod. Contacted fun pub for a replacement
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508689)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:05pm CDT
Just got mine in the mail today. She reminded me what a nifty little mold First Edition Starscream is. By the way, is she supposed to be part of the Prime continuity? Her bio is basically all about her appearance in the club fiction in Axiom Nexus. Is she another case like with Depthcharge, who officially is NOT his G1 pre-Beast Wars self, but from a splinter timeline? It's so tempting to put her in my Classics display, though she is QUITE a bit taller than all the other Seekers.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508698)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 2nd, 2013 @ 4:40pm CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:By the way, is she supposed to be part of the Prime continuity? Her bio is basically all about her appearance in the club fiction in Axiom Nexus. Is she another case like with Depthcharge, who officially is NOT his G1 pre-Beast Wars self, but from a splinter timeline?


Who knows, with Club fiction being so convoluted. Then again, she's in Axiom Nexus now so we should actually be asking "Who cares?" :lol:

For that matter, how does Scourge fit in?
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508764)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 2nd, 2013 @ 8:49pm CDT
Ebonyleopard wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:So the face isn't as bad as you'd think... but the question is, would LIPSTICK help it!!??? :-?



Actually, I want to say, the black on her mouth isn't lipstick, it's actually the inside of her mouth. Her mouth's open, but the way her mouth is sculpted with it open and the silver paint does give her the look of having lips. Sorta.. Arcee Prime like.
No, her lips are definitely closed. That blackness isn't an open mouth.

Here's an older pic with her lips unpainted.

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:By the way, is she supposed to be part of the Prime continuity? Her bio is basically all about her appearance in the club fiction in Axiom Nexus. Is she another case like with Depthcharge, who officially is NOT his G1 pre-Beast Wars self, but from a splinter timeline?


Who knows, with Club fiction being so convoluted. Then again, she's in Axiom Nexus now so we should actually be asking "Who cares?" :lol:

For that matter, how does Scourge fit in?
Just think of Scourge s something like a Classics update.

But, if you want to peg him down as a specific fictional version from a certain universal stream, then maybe he'seither and upgraded version of the cartoon Scourge or a Scourge from an alternate non-Cartoon Viron cluster universe. ;)
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508782)
Posted by datguy86 on August 2nd, 2013 @ 10:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Ebonyleopard wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:So the face isn't as bad as you'd think... but the question is, would LIPSTICK help it!!??? :-?



Actually, I want to say, the black on her mouth isn't lipstick, it's actually the inside of her mouth. Her mouth's open, but the way her mouth is sculpted with it open and the silver paint does give her the look of having lips. Sorta.. Arcee Prime like.
No, her lips are definitely closed. That blackness isn't an open mouth.

Here's an older pic with her lips unpainted.

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Looking at the figure in hand, that doesn't look like lipstick to me. Her mouth is definitely open and the black appears to be the inside of her mouth. I can see her lips outside. When you get your figure in hand, check it out and let me know what you think, Sabrblade.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1508799)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 3rd, 2013 @ 12:53am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Just think of Scourge s something like a Classics update.

But, if you want to peg him down as a specific fictional version from a certain universal stream, then maybe he'seither and upgraded version of the cartoon Scourge or a Scourge from an alternate non-Cartoon Viron cluster universe. ;)


I've got "RID" Scourge on my Classics shelf as a neo-G1 version of the character. Hey, we've got other characters sharing the same name in G1 (e.g., MW Hubcap, G2 Smokescreen, etc.), so why not another? He's hanging out with Classics Nemesis Prime. Figured they would be good buddies. :lol:
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1510308)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2013 @ 10:45am CDT
datguy86 wrote:Looking at the figure in hand, that doesn't look like lipstick to me. Her mouth is definitely open and the black appears to be the inside of her mouth. I can see her lips outside. When you get your figure in hand, check it out and let me know what you think, Sabrblade.
Having finally gotten the chance to open mine and take a look at it, I can say for absolute certainty that her mouth is definitely closed with her lips painted black.

Those two parts of her face sticking out just above and below the blackness? Yeah, those aren't her lips. Those are the parts of her face connected immediately above and below her lips. They slant outward a bit because that's how those parts of the face are shaped on a human face. Mine, yours, everyone's face is like that, when relaxed and not consciously reshaped to make it not be so. The lips are the part that goes inward, towards the seem of the mouth's opening, like on any person. ;)
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1510543)
Posted by datguy86 on August 9th, 2013 @ 12:57am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
datguy86 wrote:Looking at the figure in hand, that doesn't look like lipstick to me. Her mouth is definitely open and the black appears to be the inside of her mouth. I can see her lips outside. When you get your figure in hand, check it out and let me know what you think, Sabrblade.
Having finally gotten the chance to open mine and take a look at it, I can say for absolute certainty that her mouth is definitely closed with her lips painted black.

Those two parts of her face sticking out just above and below the blackness? Yeah, those aren't her lips. Those are the parts of her face connected immediately above and below her lips. They slant outward a bit because that's how those parts of the face are shaped on a human face. Mine, yours, everyone's face is like that, when relaxed and not consciously reshaped to make it not be so. The lips are the part that goes inward, towards the seem of the mouth's opening, like on any person. ;)


I understand how a person's face is shaped; doesn't always mean it's going to be that way for a robot. I understand TFCC may have tried to replicate black lipstick and, from what I see, failed. The failure is mostly due to the depression of the mouth. It's too deep to be the lips you described. It honestly looks like her mouth is open, with the lips surrounding the open mouth. I've some pictures for reference; one of these pictures has horrible MS Paint apps. (Thankfully, I never wanted to be a beautician; only a beaut.)

slipstream.jpg


lipstream.jpg


Anyway, the lips appear to be around the gap - that red "lipstick" does not touch the black coloration of her mouth, yet stays within the area of the lips. I certainly see where you are coming from. I just don't agree with you. I couldn't get a decent shot of the face in the current lighting, but some of the black paint is on the upper and lower lips of my figure. It almost seems there was to be a lipstick application but someone didn't follow through correctly. Thank you for letting me know your opinion, though.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1510631)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2013 @ 10:26am CDT
Well, take a small, but powerful flashlight and shine it over her mouth area and there is a tiny seam in the middle of the black part, which is meant to be where the lips meet at a closed mouth. An open mouth wouldn't have a seam in it (unless there's a second mouth inside the first mouth - Yo Dawg :P ).

TCC member Jesse Wittenrich has pointed out that her mouth is closed, so that's official word for ya.

Also, that second pic with the red looks yucky. :SICK:
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1510679)
Posted by datguy86 on August 9th, 2013 @ 12:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Well, take a small, but powerful flashlight and shine it over her mouth area and there is a tiny seam in the middle of the black part, which is meant to be where the lips meet at a closed mouth. An open mouth wouldn't have a seam in it (unless there's a second mouth inside the first mouth - Yo Dawg :P ).

TCC member Jesse Wittenrich has pointed out that her mouth is closed, so that's official word for ya.

Also, that second pic with the red looks yucky. :SICK:


Crap. Now I'm afraid Slipstream's gonna assassinate via Alien mouth.

TCC staff member, right? Then that makes it fact, and in my opinion, a pretty poor paint job.

...but not as poor as my MS Paint job. :lol:
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1510687)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 9th, 2013 @ 12:28pm CDT
datguy86 wrote:Crap. Now I'm afraid Slipstream's gonna assassinate via Alien mouth.
Mouthception! :lol:

Or, she can go hand out with Airachnid. ;)
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Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1510691)
Posted by datguy86 on August 9th, 2013 @ 12:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
datguy86 wrote:Crap. Now I'm afraid Slipstream's gonna assassinate via Alien mouth.
Mouthception! :lol:

Or, she can go hand out with Airachnid. ;)
Image


Well, that screencap will replace the white whale in my nightmares. :-(
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1510701)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 9th, 2013 @ 1:05pm CDT
Slipstream knows how to apply her lipstick like a proper robolady, not some femme-bot floozy! That's why the lips aren't as pronounced as you would think, datguy86 ;)
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1511000)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 11th, 2013 @ 12:08am CDT
Wow so much unhappiness over a great figure that arrived for me today. In the beginning of the Prime line I was quick to spit on this mold but it's grown on me so that I have every single one.

I think the one thing that should have been done to make Slipstream all the more distinctive was to give her light-piping.

The only flaw with me was the fact that the rockets were attached while inside the foam. That caused (IMO) them to look all crooked and that was unpleasant.

In the end it's still a great TF. :APPLAUSE: :VEHI:
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1511273)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 12th, 2013 @ 9:10am CDT
don't worry about those missiles... you can soak them in warm water, then cold to fix the shape. :grin:

All things considered, I've really liked the figures to far as well. I think they're doing a good job filling gaps where Hasbro kinda drops the ball. Never quite sure why they miss the opportunities to do obvious — and much wanted — repaints like Magnus, Nemesis Prime (Scourge), seekers, etc.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514738)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on August 29th, 2013 @ 4:59pm CDT
The Transformers Collectors' Club sent out an email letting members know that a couple new items are available in the club store. One of those items happens to be Slipstream who was the 2nd figure to ship in the subscription service. She is listed at $69.00 and shipping. Get her now because she wont last long. You can view the listing here. Still on the fence? Check out our extensive Slipstream gallery.

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Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514748)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 29th, 2013 @ 6:08pm CDT
Like the first two, Volume 3 has some gorgeous cover art and featuring a multitude of Classicsverse characters with Breakaway in the foreground. This cover is also another piece of a larger image when combined with all of the volume covers. 8)

And, now more folks have a chance to get Slipstream.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514759)
Posted by TheCrookedMan on August 29th, 2013 @ 7:42pm CDT
How does FansProject produce an entirely new mold and sell it for ten dollars cheaper (like their Stunticons), while the official fan club sells a new head for ten more?
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514802)
Posted by amd098 on August 30th, 2013 @ 12:09am CDT
TheCrookedMan wrote:How does FansProject produce an entirely new mold and sell it for ten dollars cheaper (like their Stunticons), while the official fan club sells a new head for ten more?


Makes you wonder, because fansproject is a smaller entity and has a smaller profit margin, where as TFCC is getting the figures directly and just ships it to people. Their profit margin is much higher as they don't really have to worry about the manufacturing costs of a figure + new head, whereas FP has to worry about their own costs for production.
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514803)
Posted by Mkall on August 30th, 2013 @ 12:19am CDT
amd098 wrote:
TheCrookedMan wrote:How does FansProject produce an entirely new mold and sell it for ten dollars cheaper (like their Stunticons), while the official fan club sells a new head for ten more?


Makes you wonder, because fansproject is a smaller entity and has a smaller profit margin, where as TFCC is getting the figures directly and just ships it to people. Their profit margin is much higher as they don't really have to worry about the manufacturing costs of a figure + new head, whereas FP has to worry about their own costs for production.

To be fair, FansProject doesn't have to worry about:
--A regularly published magazine
--An office space with utilities, furniture , and Internet
--Employees who require regular salaries, benefits, etc
--Planning, Scheduling and Running Large Conventions
--Online Store
--A website that has be actually updated once in while.
--Other things I'm sure
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514831)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 30th, 2013 @ 6:36am CDT
In a word, Awesome! 8)

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Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514850)
Posted by Rated X on August 30th, 2013 @ 9:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:In a word, Awesome! 8)

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You gotta love how the artists went for a toy accurate classics Cliffjumper with the ugly silver graphics, but drew him with a cartoon accurate head that was never on the toy. That is, unless you support the magic of third parties. Funpub is weird...
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514853)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 30th, 2013 @ 9:52am CDT
Rated X wrote:You gotta love how the artists went for a toy accurate classics Cliffjumper with the ugly silver graphics, but drew him with a cartoon accurate head that was never on the toy. That is, unless you support the magic of third parties. Funpub is weird...
He originally did have a Bumblebee head in the comic:

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But then later, for some unexplained reason, he was suddenly drawn with a more Cliffjumper-esque head and without his silver bits for the remainder of his appearances.

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Why? Who knows. But I'm okay with the Cliffjumper head. I think it looks better. :D
Re: TFSS Figure Number 2 Now Arriving (1514855)
Posted by gothsaurus on August 30th, 2013 @ 10:02am CDT
agreed. No Cliffjumper head on the toy was pretty inexcusable, I think. They've had the concept of minibots since 1984.

I'm so glad they're doing a better job PLANNING for repaints and retools. Some, like Grapple, Black Shadow, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, FOC Blaster, Hoist... have been absolute knockouts. A little better planning and they have been able to milk the molds and throw fans a bone like never before. Very pleased with how they've worked these.

Did I mention Springer/Sandstorm?
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