The official Transformers Collectors' Club has revealed the details regarding their upcoming subscription service. They expect service to live very soon and will provide the appropriate link when it does. See below:
TFCC wrote:1. You must be a member of the Transformers Collectors’ Club to take advantage of the Figure Subscription Service.
2. There is NO reason to rush the site or be in a hurry as this is a build to order system. We will build as many as you order, so we cannot run out. YOU CAN ORDER AS MANY AS YOU WANT, there is no limit.
3. What you do need to be concerned about is the closing date of the subscription service, which ENDS on September 10th at midnight.
4. You can either pay In Full or by Installment. There will be 3 installments. When you subscribe and choose pay by Installment, you will be billed for the first two months’ shipments. Then sometime during the second month, you will be billed for the 3rd and 4th months’ shipments and sometime during the 4th month you will be billed for the final 2 months’ shipments.
5. The figures will be shipped in random order. All members receive the same figures each month. The figure pairings will not be preannounced. So if you don’t mind, when you get your shipment each month, PLEASE do not go online and tell what you received. We want each shipment to be a surprise for as many members as possible.
6. The cost is $282 if Paid In Full (plus shipping) or three Installments of $94 (plus shipping). Please note that there is a $3 online processing fee for each billing. We take Visa, Discover or MasterCard. Unfortunately we cannot accept Money Orders or Checks for this offer.
7. If you pick a shipping service that does not include insurance or if you don’t pick the insurance, we do not have any responsibility for replacement of lost or damaged or misdirected orders.
8. If you move or need to change your credit card during the program, you can log into your account and change it there. This will change all of your future FSS billings and shipments. We will also be sending you reminders to check your address and cc before each billing/shipment goes out. We are not responsible for shipments that are lost due to incorrect shipping information on file.
9. We are waiting on the final schedule from China so we don’t know exactly when the first figures will ship, we “think” it will be sometime in January. We will announce this as soon as we get the final schedule.
10. Some of the figures (single figures) MAY be available in the Club Store after the subscriber’s figures ship. These will be at a much higher price per figure. There is no guarantee of availability of any of the figures in the club store. If you want to ensure getting these limited edition figures, you need to subscribe to the service.
In this issue of SourceNews:
1. New TFC Toys Preorders!
2. The TFsource Summer Sale Continues!
3. Now up for preorder: Transformers Prime Arms Micron - Capsule Figures - Series 3!
4. Headrobots Blood DX Set will be shipping out to us shortly!
5. Now up for preorder: CDMW-33 Sea Brigade Waist Piece!
6. New Source Article!
7. TFsource New Recruits!
8. Kabaya Fort Max Instock Soon! Preorder Now!
9. AM-19 Gaia Unicron up for preorder!
10. Revoltech #40 Sci Fi Optimus Prime DX - Preorder UP!
11. Make Toys Updated Green Giant Packaging Photos!
12. Takara Tomy's New Masterpiece Sideswipe, Soundwave and Red Alert - Preorders Up!
13. Asia Exclusives DOTM Que/Wheeljack and DOTM Human Alliance Soundwave - Now Instock!
14. Now up for preorder: Asia exclusive reissue Sixshot!
15. Newest Instock items at TFsource
16. Newest Preorder items at TFsource
Now up for preorder - TFC Toys Project Uranus! We have the first two figures, Eagle and Phantom up for preorder! Order both and get combo pricing and save! Pricing is close to final, but will not increase! Preorder yours today here: http://tfsource.com/tfc-customs/?sort_by=newest
_____________________________________________ 3. Now up for preorder: Transformers Prime Arms Micron - Capsule Figures - Series 3!
We are selling these in a bundle of 6 capsules, included in each is 1 full set and 2 extras. In the extras you may find the chase color variation, or others, the assortment details are unknown. Preorder yours here: http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/5079/
_____________________________________________ 9. AM-19 Gaia Unicron up for preorder!
We have just secured additional stock of the pre-sold out AM-19 Gaia Unicron! This figure was previously announced to be a Japanese exclusive, like the AM-12 Breakdown so don't miss out on this one! Preorders up here: http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/4272/
Don't forget MP-11S Masterpiece Sunstorm is also available for preorder!
This exclusive recolor is now set for an August release and TFsource has secured a limited amount. Best of all, enjoy free domestic shipping on this piece with our free shipping campaign on all orders over $150! International customers additionally get reduced shipping on their orders over $150 as well! MP-11S - Masterpiece Sunstorm
Have you signed up for Source Points yet? Earn points with every purchase towards Freebies! Accumulated points and want to redeem them? Click the following link to enroll or redeem your points today! Source Points - TF Source
Become a fan of TFsource on Facebook! We've spent years building TFsource into an online resource for TF fans, and now we have created a page on facebook for our fans. We'll keep you updated on new releases and TF info, as well as any contests or promo's we run, some of which will be exclusively through facebook.
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was at Botcon in Dallas during the last weekend of April 2012. Activision has provided Seibertron.com with a behind-the-scenes trailer available for your readers. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will hit retail stores here in the U.S. on August 21st. For more information and updates, fans can visit http://www.facebook.com/TransformersGame and http://www.TransformersGame.com. Make sure you stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all of the latest Transformers Fall of Cybertron news.
Shortly after Hasbro's Transformers brand panel on July 12th, 2012 at San Diego Comic-Con, Seibertron.com's owner Ryan Yzquierdo had an opportunity to interview Hasbro's Jerry Jivoin (Marketing Director of Global Brand Development) and Aaron Archer (VP Creative Director, Brand design IP creation). Jerry and Aaron are well known to Transformers fans around the world. The audio from this interview will be included in our next Seibertron.com Twincast / Podcast early next week. In the meantime, I did my best to transcribe the audio for all of you to read. Without further ado, here's Seibertron.com's interview with Hasbro.
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "What can you tell us about Takara Tomy exclusive figures such as Unicron, Breakdown? Are they going to stay exclusive to Japan?"
Hasbro / Jerry Jivoin: "We don't have plans right now really. This is the second time this question has come up. We're definitely evaluating those and one thing that we're trying to do is that you saw with the Year of the Dragon edition Optimus Prime and the China exclusives that we're bringing over to Toys R Us is we recognize that Takara Tomy is working on great stuff that's being released and we want to bring stuff over to the fans here so rather than paying $200 on eBay ..."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Yeah, I just dropped $70 on those Legends class toys [from Asia]."
Hasbro / Jerry: "I'd rather us get those into a store and sell it here. All that kind of stuff we're looking at. We don't have any plans right now but not to say that we wouldn't do it."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Then again with the Takara Masterpieces, it seems like the smaller scale might be more appealing to American retailers such as Walmart and Target. Are you working with Takara on that or is that too far down the road?"
Hasbro / Aaron: "No we work with them on concept with "here's the next one we're thinking about", "what do you think?" so we do discuss it even though we know on the offset that it's for their market. Doing the smaller cars has helped but it's really about the market for Jerry. Do we do a non-connected high end item as an exclusive or where does it fit?"
Hasbro / Jerry: "The other thing with Sideswipe too is we have to get the Lamborghini license, which they have, which they were able to secure for the Japanese market. We have not [secured that]. If we're going to do that, we're going to need to approach Lamborghini and setup a licensing deal with them to do that. But we've seen them, we love them, we'd love to bring them to the US, there's no plans exactly yet but Masterpiece will continue. You've got Optimus Prime and Thundercracker this year, so we definitely see the value in bringing them over because fans love them."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "The first thing that came to my mind when I saw the new pictures from Takara is basically this is Hasbro's answer to Mattel with their Masters of the Universe Classics line which has the perfect epitome of all of those characters. That's what I [thought] when I saw that. What can you tell me about the shared exclusive G2 Bruticus set? You guys really went all out with that package so much so that I don't think I've seen you guys put that much work into an Amazon.com or BigBadToyStore.com exclusive before. Was that at one point going to be a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive?"
Hasbro / Jerry: "You know the package, we wanted to make it something special because we realize "hey, you can buy Bruticus in the main line in the deluxe format, we're selling him here at Comic-Con as an exclusive, and we wanted to make it special. We didn't just want to do a redeco and put it in a general package. This was an opportunity to really do something unique with this item. And a lot of it goes to our packaging creative group and art directors. They really had a lot of fun."
Hasbro / Aaron: "They challenged themselves. They went above and beyond, not that we didn't want that. The brief was the brief but they certainly did extra work to take it to a much finer point than may have seemed necessary at the beginning."
Hasbro / Jerry: "They surprised us when they showed it. They had a lot of passion for it. They just dove into it and replicated everything."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Please thank whoever. That's awesome I think. Looking at the size of some of the other items that are with the Marvel or G.I. Joe brands, you've got the giant heli-carrier for Marvel, I feel like Transformers is getting the short end of the stick as far as big products. Someone mentioned about Omega Supreme, Metroplex, Fort Max ... some of those big guys ... is there a chance of getting some love for some of those guys?"
Hasbro / Aaron: "I think that we recognize that those other groups have done that and even some other companies have. You know, $300 items, $400 items, in the market place not just for collectors or [conventions]. So it makes sense for us to look at that so we're starting that process because we do have big characters."
Hasbro / Jerry: "And I think you see with Bruticus and having that ..."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Well then you have the 3rd party companies coming out with the big figures and I know that's a sore spot."
Hasbro / Aaron: "(sarcasm) Not familiar with that."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "It's obvious that Transformers fans have lots of money to spend when it comes to this stuff. I'd rather give you guys the money than somebody else."
Hasbro / Jerry: "We appreciate that."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Alright, one more question. Recently Hasbro trademarked "Transformers Combiners". Is that for the Kre-o line or is that for another future product line that you guys have coming down the ropes?"
Hasbro / Jerry: "Probably for Kre-o. We have our combiners from like the Bruticus combiners from Generations but it's probably from the Kre-os and Kreons that we showed today with those combiners. But it's probably specifically for them."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Alright, one more. With the success of some of the big brands that Hasbro owns such as Transformers, G.I. Joe, ... My Little Pony apparently now, is there any discussion within Hasbro of maybe doing an equivalent of a Hasbro-Con or something to that effect?"
Hasbro / Aaron: "A lot of people bring that up, not at Hasbro, just people bring that up. And some at Hasbro. Not yet."
Hasbro / Jerry: "I think between the conventions and Toy Fair, like our collector day at Toy Fair, BotCon, JoeCon ..."
Hasbro / Aaron: "What's great about BotCon and JoeCon is that it's targetted conversation exactly about your brand to the people that care most about the brand. It's an ability to take all that information that goes out around the world."
Seibertron.com / Ryan: "Which we appreciate. I would not be a big fan of going that route just seems like a possibility as these brands keep getting bigger and bigger."
Hasbro / Aaron: "There could be risk of taking away that intimacy in doing that though the Hasbro mark is cool too though. It's not like the fans cross polinate all the time."
Thank you again to Jerry Jivoin and Aaron Archer at Hasbro for taking some time out of your very busy and hectic SDCC schedule to answer some questions for Seibertron.com. We really appreciate it!
The Official Transformers Collectors' Club store will be reopened tomorrow around noon. The 2012 Transformers Club Exclusive Runamuck ($32.00) and 2012 BotCon Souvenir Combo Pack of Octopunch and Spinister ($110.00) will be available, but limited to one each per customer.
TFCC wrote:Hello all,
Tomorrow (Thursday) we are going to give the new server it's final test by turing on the products for you to order. We will be turning on the left over BotCon products, Runamuck, and other club items around noon CDT tomorrow.
Please note that you will be limited to ONE Runamuck and ONE Convention Pack (below) until we see how demand goes. DO NOT PLACE a second order until we allow you, as we can see all of our orders by member and will cancel the order and charge a cancellation fee. WE WILL CANCEL ALL of your orders if you place a second one. This includes the few people that through the first time we turned the products on.
2012 Transformers Club Exclusive Runamuck (1 pc) $32.00
We want to ensure that as many people as possible are able to get these pieces first hand without having to go to the secondary market. IF WE DON"T SELL OUT, as soon as the flurry abates, we will remove the limits.
I'll send out another email and we will tweet when the product is live.
San Diego Comic Con wrote:1:30 - 2:30 Hasbro: Transformers Brand - Aaron Archer (vice president, Hasbro Design) and Jerry Jivoin (director, Global Transformers Brand) discuss the hottest Transformers topics including the Transformers Prime and Transformers Rescue Bots TV series, action figures, video games, comics, theme park rides and more. Attendees will also get sneak peeks at upcoming action figures and brand news. Jerry and Aaron will also host some Q&A for your burning Transformers questions. Roll out! Room 24ABC
(Doing Q&A first because of technical difficulties with the power point presentation)
Hasbro is going to re-release the Transformers Prime: First Edition toys this fall, around November. Exclusive to Toys R Us.
New episodes of the emmy award winning Transformers Prime cartoon starts up in the fall for the back half of season 2. No date specified.
Still looking at ways to bring the last waves of Dark of the Moon products to retail. It's on their radar. "Stay tuned."
Someone asked about a Metroplex toy ... teased us, but no final answer. "Would you guys like to see a Metroplex toy?"
... presentation begins.
Going through the Universal Studios presentation, and now the Jagex MMO. Nothing new that hasn't been covered at previous Transformers related events such as BotCon.
Transformers Prime Season 2 presentation
2012 & 2013 toy reveals
10 products lines
112 character reveals
hundreds of incredible fans
1 amazing brand
Transformers Rescue Bots presentation
Bots & Robbers Police HQ 98643
2013 ... "Energize" theme
New 3" 2 packs with the robots with their human friends
Transformers Kre-o presentation
All new Kreon Microchangers Combiners
Transformers Prime presentation
Ultra Magnus (Voyager0
No Breakdown shown!
Tailgate (Cliffjumper white repaint) shown
and a couple of other Cyberverse figures that I missed
Jetwing Optimus Prime - November A1616
Masterpiece Thundercracker - October, new Starscream mold
G2 FOC Bruticus in G2 packaging ... looks awesome!, commissioned one of the G2 artists, looks like a 1990s package
Transformers Prime First Edition (TRU exclusive)
Deluxes: Arcee, Terrorcon Cliffjumper, Vehicon, and Starscream
Deluxes: Bulkhead and Optimus Prime
Will be at TRU 4th quarter
Bluestreak, Motorbreath, Hoist, Thundercracker
Sandstorm, Dead End, Brawl, and Laserbeak
Deluxes: Wheelie, Cliffjumper, Swerve, Springer
Voyagers: Hot Spot, Powerdive, G2 Megatron
DOTM Ultimate Optimus Prime (Year of the Dragon)
Transformers Dark Energon exclusive series (BBTS exclusives)
Bumblebee,Wheeljack, Knockout, Starscream (all clear)
Voyager scale Optimus and Megatron
Combaticons remolded/repainted into Wreckers
Impactor (Onslaught), Twintwist (Brawl), Topspin (Blast Off), Roadbuster (Swindle), and Whirl (Vortex)
Wreckers combine into Ruination
Generations Legends Eject, Ramhorn, Rewind, and Sundor
Blaster remold from Soundwave, comes with Steeljaw, will have out at booth
Linkin Park loves Transformers
"What's a rock star Transformer look like?"
Linkin Park gold G1 Soundwave in special packaging
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