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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby megatronus » Tue Aug 04, 2015 1:14 pm

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TF_JW wrote:The very first promo shots were digital mock-ups using, well, the very first images of Takara Tomy's Ratbat. If you remember, those images of Ratbat had him with extra metallic as well.

This is true. Sometimes, it goes the other way - people seem to be way, way happier with the revised deco and in-hand shots of Tarantulus than they were with the original deco.

These things change; my main point is that, considering the minor disappointment with Serpent O.R.'s in-hand shots compared to the mock up, he still turned out awesome! :D
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby necr0blivion » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:05 pm

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necr0blivion wrote:Got him this afternoon. So, are we really playing this "guess who" game or should I post pics (or else it didn't happen)?


We believe you. I will be posting a news post soon. Can you let us know if from now on your would rather not spoil the figures or is it first come first spoil? Let us know how we should handle news posting from now on, regarding these.

I'm okay with announcing which figure has just been released. *editing for clarification* The real spoiler (for me, at least) has always been that any figure gets released. It's frustrating to not know when to expect a new figure, especially when the first payment for the subscription is due around 6 months (at least) before I even receive the first figure.
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Aug 04, 2015 3:58 pm

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Oh my god, Serpent Oregon looks like **** garbage compared to Senator Ratbat. Also why do people wants these subscription figures to be a surprise outside of the final intentional secret figure?
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby G.B. Blackrock » Tue Aug 04, 2015 5:38 pm

SW's SilverHammer wrote:Oh my god, Serpent Oregon looks like **** garbage compared to Senator Ratbat. Also why do people wants these subscription figures to be a surprise outside of the final intentional secret figure?

My personal opinion is that no one would make an issue of this one way or another, but Fun Pub asked folks not to "spoil the surprise" somehow imagining that enough people on the Information Superhighway would listen to that request that the "surprise" might actually be kept.

As it is, it just causes anger and headaches for those of us who actually use the message boards more than just a little bit. Either we bend over backwards to try to respect Fun Pub's request (and many do), or half the members of the boards are yelling at those who posted the name or the image (often done innocently) as being "rude" or ignorant. All of this could be avoided if Fun Pub wouldn't insist on the surprise factor, and very few would ever have cared....
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby Poyguimogul » Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:45 pm

Scourge and Rat Bat crushed this mold. If Serpentor had a skin tone face paint, green around the lips of the face, and the white fangs, maybe.. as is, works with old Snake, in the fiction. But silver face is whatever. I wanted Pretender Metalhawk in my Serpentor.
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby Sabrblade » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:09 pm

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Poyguimogul wrote:Scourge and Rat Bat crushed this mold. If Serpentor had a skin tone face paint, green around the lips of the face, and the white fangs, maybe.. as is, works with old Snake, in the fiction. But silver face is whatever. I wanted Pretender Metalhawk in my Serpentor.
This is a fully robotic Serpentor, though. Skin tone paint on his face wouldn't make much sense.
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby Decepticon619 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:14 am

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Incase anyone is wondering, BBTS has these nice purple/yellow Decepticon Microns, along with the light blue Autobot ones in a 12 pack for 34.99$ I wasn't big on the fuschia and 20$ + shipping to Canada so I opted for this, if I'm gonna pay a bit more for shipping, might as well get a bunch and a nicer colour (in my opinion!)
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby TF_JW » Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:46 am

The human-sized SerpentO.R. did have a jaundiced, sea-sick green color for his face. However the inspiration for the deco on the Club figure was the Transformers-sized SerpentO.R., after he was upgraded by the Matrix.

And that version of the character does have a silver face.

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As for the character bio card, I've seen some fans wondering about that. Obviously you can ignore it and use this figure as the original SerpentO.R., but since no one wanted to interfere with anyone else's fiction, I tried to take elements from the Devil's Due origin and reshape them to fit the Wingsverse. Where Fun Pub was using the character. So since the story beats for SerpentO.R and General Hawk were intertwined in GI Joe vs. the Transformers, I had them quite literally intertwined again here. Also with SerpentO.R.'s nebulous faction in the original story - built by G.I. Joe, but turned evil, lead the Decepticons, then stole the Matrix, and became slightly heroic in that he would destroy himself to stop his own nefarious plans - I thought using General Hawk as a way to bring SerpentO.R. back from the side of evil worked well. Especially since General Hawk is all too familiar with becoming part of a Cobra-designed science experiment gone wrong (Venomous Maximus). Add in a few references to the synthoids and Old Snake from Sunbow/Wings, and it seemed like an interesting mirror of the previous story line. Jim Sorenson then took all those ideas and I thought he crafted a very cool bio.

And although it doesn't touch on his origins all that much, you can see the Club's SerpentO.R. in action in Timelines #9.
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby thundershot » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:49 pm

No offense, but I LOVE the way the actual club comic of Serpentor came out. It was similar to your bio, but deviated a bit.. I like that he was a hero in the story but he still had that classic Sunbow Serpentor arrogance. His cartoon voice flowed nicely with the dialogue.

Though minor, I definitely preferred him being called Serpentor without the O.R. That was always silly to me. No reason a transformer can't be called Serpentor. No different than Menasor.
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby Flashwave » Thu Aug 06, 2015 1:05 am

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thundershot wrote:No offense, but I LOVE the way the actual club comic of Serpentor came out. It was similar to your bio, but deviated a bit.. I like that he was a hero in the story but he still had that classic Sunbow Serpentor arrogance. His cartoon voice flowed nicely with the dialogue.

Though minor, I definitely preferred him being called Serpentor without the O.R. That was always silly to me. No reason a transformer can't be called Serpentor. No different than Menasor.


And seems like something the Matrix would misconstrue.
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby TF_JW » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:28 am

thundershot wrote:No offense, but I LOVE the way the actual club comic of Serpentor came out. It was similar to your bio, but deviated a bit.. I like that he was a hero in the story but he still had that classic Sunbow Serpentor arrogance. His cartoon voice flowed nicely with the dialogue.

Though minor, I definitely preferred him being called Serpentor without the O.R. That was always silly to me. No reason a transformer can't be called Serpentor. No different than Menasor.


No offense taken since I wrote the comic! The bio was me handing ideas to Jim for him to build into the profile.

I think "SerpentO.R." was Devil's Due's attempt at hand-waving why G.I. Joe were the ones that built him. But yeah, "Serpentor" is fine with me.
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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:24 am

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TF_JW wrote:
thundershot wrote:No offense, but I LOVE the way the actual club comic of Serpentor came out. It was similar to your bio, but deviated a bit.. I like that he was a hero in the story but he still had that classic Sunbow Serpentor arrogance. His cartoon voice flowed nicely with the dialogue.

Though minor, I definitely preferred him being called Serpentor without the O.R. That was always silly to me. No reason a transformer can't be called Serpentor. No different than Menasor.


No offense taken since I wrote the comic! The bio was me handing ideas to Jim for him to build into the profile.

I think "SerpentO.R." was Devil's Due's attempt at hand-waving why G.I. Joe were the ones that built him. But yeah, "Serpentor" is fine with me.
Even in the Devil's Due comic, though the name was spelled as "Serpent O.R.", the characters in the comic still pronounced it as "Serpentor" (with the comic even spelling it that way after the first issue or two had passed).
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Video Review Transformers Collectors Club Serpent O R

Postby william-james88 » Sun Aug 16, 2015 9:33 pm

While those who ordered him have probably recieved TFSS' SerpentO.R. by now, the rest of us don't really know how this toy turned out. So helping us out is this review from Chuckdawg1999.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Once again worlds collide as the Transformers Collectors Club brings us Serpent O.R. a character that is linked to both Transformers and GI Joe. Using the body of Senator Ratbat, a Japanese exclusive figure, the club is able to closely recreate Serpent O.R. as it looked in the GI Joe vs. Transformers comics from earlier in the 00s. If you're a fan of the story, or crossovers, this figure is highly recommended.

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Re: TFSS 3.0 Figure #3 Arriving in Mailboxes Soon

Postby prjkt » Tue Aug 18, 2015 1:13 am

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still waiting for mine to arrive... probably the one I least want from this subscription so I can be patient
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