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Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime

Thursday, August 7th, 2014 7:47PM CDT

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The Transformers Collectors' Club tweeted an image of a new exclusive for 2015. In the wake of the TFCC membership incentive figure Lio Convoy, we get a look at Nova Prime using the same Generations Orion Pax mold and the new headsculpt from Lio Convoy. This will be a club store exclusive.

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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597488)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 7th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CDT
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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597489)
Posted by Blurrz on August 7th, 2014 @ 7:52pm CDT
Interesting... its nice to see more imagination out of an OP mold other than the generic Black or Magnus repaints.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597493)
Posted by shajaki on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:02pm CDT
a direct repaint or their lio convoy? thats pretty week. it looks neat, but weak. ive got hyper novae amyways.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597498)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:41pm CDT
shajaki wrote:ive got hyper novae amyways.

And if we didn't have Hyper Novae, I could see a lot of kitbashers ripping the wings off of perfectly good Tigerhawks and Razorclaws to slap on this little guy and make him look more complete. Thank you Make Toys, for saving the Vok's emissaries.

I'll probably get this guy before saving up for the 3rd party one anyway. If all else fails, he can represent the Prime Nova of a some other universe just fine.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597499)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:43pm CDT
shajaki wrote:a direct repaint or their lio convoy? thats pretty week. it looks neat, but weak. ive got hyper novae amyways.

Hyper Novae For the win!
Despite all the pain from the pointy bits
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597503)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:01pm CDT
whoa!!! too bad the mold is smaller than classics bumblebee.
Also too bad the actual product will look nothing like the awesome looking art! I'm looking at you Botcon Devcon!
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597507)
Posted by durroth on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:12pm CDT
I'm totally with this... at least until they announce Nemesis Prime as the second exclusive.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597513)
Posted by megatronus on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:28pm CDT
I like it!

I think it would have been nice to use the same head on different bodies to get the same effect (would still save on costs but not be a direct repaint) but I'm on board with the concept.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597515)
Posted by WildclawPrime on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:36pm CDT
Mmm, I like the head design, but this is a big pass for me. Lio Convoy was good enough for me. Don't get me wrong, the Orion Pax mold is great (a little too small though), but don't just keep shoveling out the same mold with newer heads and paint jobs to match their characters. Would've been better if they used a previous mold from either an Optimus Prime or Ultra Magnus from a series of the past. Then again, you know how many Hasbro (and sometimes Takara to a degree) molds get reused for repaints regardless if it's for retail or exclusive releases.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597518)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:38pm CDT
Oh, I am so on board for this. This is the closest to an official Nova Prime we're getting, so I'm not complaining. I can see an upgrade kit from third parties in the near future, and if they look good, I'll pick up a set.

Can't wait for next Thursday's reveal!
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597529)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:56pm CDT
I can just imagine him yelling at Optimus about "Manifest Destiny" and "Technological Perfection" in a high squeaky voice. He's so tiny!
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597530)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:05pm CDT
LOST Cybertronian wrote:The Transformers Collectors' Club tweeted an image of a new exclusive for 2015. In the wake of the TFCC membership incentive figure Lio Convoy, we get a look at Nova Prime using the same Generations Orion Pax mold and the new headsculpt from Lio Convoy. This will be a club store exclusive.

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...Seriously??? Why do I somehow feel so insulted by this offering? Granted, this is likely the closest we will get to an official Nova Prime, plus the fact that HasTak doesn't actually owe fans anthing, but...man I feel so underwhelmed. With the exception of the headsculpt, everything about him is underwhelming. Such an awesome and imposing character...reduced to the height of a small deluxe. Worst of all, he will be offered at 3PC pricing. Ouch. And I will not shell out $50 to $100 extra for a set of 3PC wings. Thanks, but no thanks. I am waiting patiently for MMC's Seraph Prominon.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597535)
Posted by Rated X on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:15pm CDT
Thank you Funpub for saving me some money. Im perfectly happy with my official Hyper Novae. It officially exists and officially looks awesome and Im offically looking at it sitting on my shelf right now. So I wont be needing this. Ill take the Lio Convoy. But not this...
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597543)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:30pm CDT
It looks ok but I don't think that mold is good enough to make multiple repaints desirable.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597545)
Posted by Tranzilla on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:36pm CDT
Thunderclash anyone?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597548)
Posted by Ebonyleopard on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:41pm CDT
Wait.. they're going to use the same mode twice in the same wave of figures? Ok. now that really is being lazy. I mean, seriousy, it would have been ironic if they had used the Laser Prime mode.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597549)
Posted by megatronus on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:53pm CDT
Ebonyleopard wrote:Wait.. they're going to use the same mode twice in the same wave of figures? Ok. now that really is being lazy. I mean, seriousy, it would have been ironic if they had used the Laser Prime mode.

They did it with overrun & runamuck...
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597550)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 7th, 2014 @ 11:09pm CDT
Everybody face the truth. It's lame.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597552)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 7th, 2014 @ 11:15pm CDT
I wonder if this particular version of him will hail from the same universe as Rewind, Chromedome, Stylor, Treadshot, and Catgut. :-?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597563)
Posted by Yweggo on August 8th, 2014 @ 12:08am CDT
Good. We need more non-Optimus Primes.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597572)
Posted by bvzxa on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:15am CDT
Ok enough being Hasbro's cheerleaders.

Lio Convoy peaked my interest as a Cybertronian form of his beast form. It made sense. Lio Convoy as well as Big Convoy were actually small since they are in the Beast Wars universe.

So now to give us the ol' one two punch you Hasbro make a lame attempt of a repaint of a 3/4 size deluxe or 1.5x scout and give us Nova Prime? Now this is bad comedy.

As if it were enough you had Don Figueroa's design for Nova Prime for how long now? Two 3rd Party companies went on a limb. Maketoys did use design cues from G2 Laser Prime and the other MMC is making a large behemoth from scratch.

TFCC/Hasbro you have the cusp of your own designs but you miserably give us this mockery of a repaint to represent a figure who is technically the beginning of what is to become Nemesis Prime.

Damn and I was about to give TFCC another chance after 3 years and my credit card being hacked.

Really?

Come on guys...no. Maketoys beat you to it :-x
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597573)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:18am CDT
This isn't Hasbro. This is Fun Pub.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597575)
Posted by bvzxa on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:19am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:This isn't Hasbro. This is Fun Pub.

FunPub is Hasbro...officially licensed. It's still wack.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597585)
Posted by megatronus on August 8th, 2014 @ 3:23am CDT
This:
bvzxa wrote:FunPub is Hasbro...

And this:
bvzxa wrote:officially licensed.

Do. Not. Mix.


bvzxa wrote:It's still wack.

Yes, I agree. Your cognitive dissonance is wack. ;)
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597586)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 8th, 2014 @ 3:24am CDT
Actually this really works, it looks like a mix out of Nova Prime's inner and super robot modes.
It's a bit disappointing that it's just a small deluxe, but I still kinda like it.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597588)
Posted by megatronus on August 8th, 2014 @ 3:28am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:Actually this really works, it looks like a mix out of Nova Prime's inner and super robot modes.
It's a bit disappointing that it's just a small deluxe, but I still kinda like it.

I agree 100%. I think the look is great, especially with the new head. It's just the size that's the issue. But I'm sure he'll be adorable.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597592)
Posted by ausbot on August 8th, 2014 @ 3:57am CDT
Yes please.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597614)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 8th, 2014 @ 7:19am CDT
I take it this is as close as we'll get to a proper Nova Prime (discounting third party stuff). Would be nice to have all the Dead Universe cast done Generations style, I mean we got Jhixaus, Cyclonus, Scourge and Galvatron. Just need a nice Generations Nova.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597633)
Posted by shajaki on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:01am CDT
Tranzilla wrote:Thunderclash anyone?
now THAT i would love to see out of this mold!
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597636)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:11am CDT
I literally said "WTH?!" (and scaring my wife with it) upon first seeing it, and coming from me that's saying something. Mind you, I don't think it's bad, I just have a feeling that the character is too big of a niche. Personally, I'd have liked to see the Lio Convoy and Nova Prime toys switch position: Nova as the Freebie, and Lio Convoy as the store item.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597649)
Posted by joevill on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:37am CDT
Guardian of the Galaxy cross over?? ;)
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597652)
Posted by ScottyP on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:41am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Personally, I'd have liked to see the Lio Convoy and Nova Prime toys switch position: Nova as the Freebie, and Lio Convoy as the store item.


:shock: Tune in to Episode 98 of the Twincast (when it hits next week-ish) where I said the exact same thing. Crazy!
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597657)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:48am CDT
bvzxa wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:This isn't Hasbro. This is Fun Pub.

FunPub is Hasbro...officially licensed. It's still wack.
By that logic, IDW and Shout! Factory are both also Hasbro for their each being officially licensed as well. :roll:
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597663)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:55am CDT
And for those who are still holding out for a Galvatron, don't. FunPub has confirmed that Nova Prime definitely will be the companion piece (which also means I'll be taking back my statement on there being none). However, we will get a second Store Exclusive, the reveal is next week (August 14th).
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597668)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:58am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:However, we will get a second Store Exclusive, the reveal is next week (August 14th).
One that people are suspecting to be some kind of cross-brand figure like a TF/G.I. Joe toy or something.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597669)
Posted by ScottyP on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:00am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:However, we will get a second Store Exclusive, the reveal is next week (August 14th).
One that people are suspecting to be some kind of cross-brand figure like a TF/G.I. Joe toy or something.


I saw a mockup of a set of 6 Gobots themed Minicons making the rounds on Twitter yesterday, but there was no context to it, or at least I had no time to look into it. I have to say, something like that would be awesome.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597671)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:However, we will get a second Store Exclusive, the reveal is next week (August 14th).
One that people are suspecting to be some kind of cross-brand figure like a TF/G.I. Joe toy or something.


I saw a mockup of a set of 6 Gobots themed Minicons making the rounds on Twitter yesterday, but there was no context to it, or at least I had no time to look into it. I have to say, something like that would be awesome.
Got a link to this?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597680)
Posted by Mindmaster on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:19am CDT
Keep up the hate, fellas; the more hate Nova Prime gets, the less chance that he'll sell out quickly, the better chance I have at nabbing him! :DANCE:

JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Personally, I'd have liked to see the Lio Convoy and Nova Prime toys switch position: Nova as the Freebie, and Lio Convoy as the store item.


This. I was still going to renew, but had this had happened, I would've done everything to make sure I was still on board with the Club. Plus, I feel like it's too early for them to shell out Nova Prime right after revealing Lio Convoy. Maybe they should've waited a year?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597683)
Posted by ScottyP on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:22am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:However, we will get a second Store Exclusive, the reveal is next week (August 14th).
One that people are suspecting to be some kind of cross-brand figure like a TF/G.I. Joe toy or something.


I saw a mockup of a set of 6 Gobots themed Minicons making the rounds on Twitter yesterday, but there was no context to it, or at least I had no time to look into it. I have to say, something like that would be awesome.
Got a link to this?


Did some digging and these are indeed fan made digibashes. Too bad!

Image

Image
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597684)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:23am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Plus, I feel like it's too early for them to shell out Nova Prime right after revealing Lio Convoy. Maybe they should've waited a year?
Yeah, the only reason I could think of the Club wanting to put the two together is if there's some kind of story reason behind it.

But I'd more imagine Nova Prime to inhabit the not-IDW universe than the Beast Wars: Uprising universe. Unless... unless they're wanting to use Nova Prime as one of the warmongering Autobot Overlords. :-?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597688)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:27am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:However, we will get a second Store Exclusive, the reveal is next week (August 14th).
One that people are suspecting to be some kind of cross-brand figure like a TF/G.I. Joe toy or something.


I saw a mockup of a set of 6 Gobots themed Minicons making the rounds on Twitter yesterday, but there was no context to it, or at least I had no time to look into it. I have to say, something like that would be awesome.
Got a link to this?


Did some digging and these are indeed fan made digibashes. Too bad!
Yeah, looking those over, there's little chance the Club would do something like that, as they prefer to do more substantial figures like Deluxes and Up. And don't really do multi-packs outside of BotCon.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597689)
Posted by roBROmanceFTW on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:28am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
bvzxa wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:This isn't Hasbro. This is Fun Pub.

FunPub is Hasbro...officially licensed. It's still wack.
By that logic, IDW and Shout! Factory are both also Hasbro for their each being officially licensed as well. :roll:


Technicalities aside, I think many of us get the point that bvzxa (hard to type that without "copy" and "paste") is trying to make. It's not like FunPub will release a Transformer whose name and likeness has never appeared in the HasTak Transformer/Diaclone/What-have-you multiverse. Additionally, FunPub can't use any HasTak molds to produce their figures without explicit permission from the rightful owner(s). Therefore, *shrugs*...
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597697)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:35am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Did some digging and these are indeed fan made digibashes. Too bad!

Image

Image


Some are creative tho:

Small Foot
Hans-Cuff
Divedive

Fitor
Bad Boy
Treads

Turbo
Leader-1
Scooter

Crasher
Cy-Kill
Cop-Tur

I could see the club do something something similar ;)
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597706)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
EDIT: Scratch this post.

Pete just confirmed that Nova Prime isn't from BWU.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597709)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:04am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I think the best in-story rationalization I can come up with for this toy being so non-intimidating and weak-looking is that, in the Uprising universe (IF that is where he resides, that is), the Autobots have become so old, tired, and weak to continue fighting the war themselves, and have taken a backseat to let their Maximal successors continue the war for them. This kind of body for Nova is acceptable if all he does nowadays is just spend his time sitting on a throne issuing orders and commands to his subjects and minions. He's supposed to be in no good condition to go into battle, and this body certainly fits that description.

Though, Lio Convoy could possibly get away with being fit for battle in such a body since he'd be younger and more energy-efficient, likely a later model of the body with more advanced tech to help him perform better, whereas Nova would be using an older model that'd would have seen better days.


Or it's just old geezer creates a copy of his body and outfitted it with the latest tech that would be incompatible with his old body... :-?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597710)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
Edited my previous post.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:11am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Edited my previous post.


And another great yet cliched plot point bites the dust... :sad:

So Nova isn't from Beast Wars Uprising, the Wings Universe is still semi-open if the Subscription figures are any indication. Plus, we still have the IDW offshoot with Chromedome with Stylor, Rewind and Treadshot with Catgut.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597715)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 11:17am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Edited my previous post.


And another great yet cliched plot point bites the dust... :sad:

So Nova isn't from Beast Wars Uprising, the Wings Universe is still semi-open if the Subscription figures are any indication. Plus, we still have the IDW offshoot with Chromedome with Stylor, Rewind and Treadshot with Catgut.
I'm thinking the latter's a good possibility, given Nova's IDW roots.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597753)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:40pm CDT
From the Club's website:

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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Reveals New 2015 Exclusive: Nova Prime (1597757)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:56pm CDT
Question: I just looked at Nova Prime's design notes, would this be considered a small robot mode, without a trailer?

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