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Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal!

Transformers News: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal!

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 12:56PM CST

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Fun Pub, the organisers of the official Transformers Collectors club have sent us a press release and our first look at Trans Tech Cheetor!
Trans Tech Cheetor is going to be next years club store exclusive.
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And here's the press release:
Fun Publications Transformers Collectors’ Club Membership Drive FINAL reveals!
Fort Worth, TX – November 9th, 2010 – Fun Publications, Inc, licensee for Hasbro’s Transformers Collectors’ Club, is pleased to announce the final additions to the Fall 2010 Membership drive.
Artists from across the Transformers fandom can participate in the 2010 Transformers Design a Cover Contest, available to all club members. Details for the contest can be found at www.TransformersClub.com
Next up, the final week of the Membership Drive Sale is underway. Many great items are still available including the G.I. Joe Club Promo Pack in which members have the opportunity to check out the offerings from the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club while receiving an EXCLUSIVE Side Burn art print by Transformers artist Casey Coller. That item can be found here
And to round off the list of exciting announcements, the online preview for Animated Transtech Cheetor is now available. This figure features an ALL-NEW head sculpt courtesy of Derrick J. Wyatt, the Art Director behind the Transformers: Animated series. This figure, along with G2 Ramjet, will be available for Club members to purchase next year.
For more information on the Transformers Collectors’ Club and all of its offerings, please visit www.TransformersClub.com.
About HASBRO
Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS) is a worldwide leader in children’s and family leisure time products and services with a rich portfolio of brands and entertainment properties that provides some of the highest quality and most recognizable play and recreational experiences in the world. As a brand-driven, consumer-focused global company, Hasbro brings to market a range of toys, games and licensed products, from traditional to high-tech and digital, under such powerful brand names as TRANSFORMERS, PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, G.I. JOE and WIZARDS OF THE COAST. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com. (C) 2009 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
About FUN PUBLICATIONS, INC.
For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit www.TransformersClub.com, www.GIJoeClub.com, www.GIJoeCon.com, and www.BotCon.com.
Credit(s): Pete Sinclair, TFCC

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Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144590)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 9th, 2010 @ 12:57pm CST
Just thought you guys would like to know there's a preview up for the next Collector's Club Exclusive, Transtech Cheetor: http://www.transformersclub.com/ttcheetor11.cfm

Not my cup of tea, but I never was much of a Beast Wars fan. ;) But now all those who have dreamed of owning a yellow & black spotted Blurr (or Transtech toys) can rejoice. :lol:
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144593)
Posted by Marcdachamp on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:02pm CST
So, if I join the club, I get Ramjet for "free" and I can buy Cheetor? I think they may have sold my Animated-loving self. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144594)
Posted by Badassimus Prime on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:02pm CST
Ultra Gear! :P
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144597)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:11pm CST
Now I'm confused. Is this supposed to be the same TransTech Cheetor we've come to know? Or is this a new Animated Transtech Cheetor? :???:
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144598)
Posted by HighPrime on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:11pm CST
Marcdachamp wrote:So, if I join the club, I get Ramjet for "free" and I can buy Cheetor? I think they may have sold my Animated-loving self. :APPLAUSE:


Half-right.

Side Burn is the freebie. Ramjet and Cheetor will be available as the TFCC's 2011 store exclusives.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144601)
Posted by GuyIncognito on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:13pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Now I'm confused. Is this supposed to be the same TransTech Cheetor we've come to know? Or is this a new Animated Transtech Cheetor? :???:


Considering the fact that they're referring to it as Animated Transtech Cheetor and it's a repaint of Animated Blurr, I would say it's Animated Transtech Cheetor. ;)

Marcdachamp wrote:So, if I join the club, I get Ramjet for "free" and I can buy Cheetor? I think they may have sold my Animated-loving self. :APPLAUSE:


No, Ramjet is not the free membership figure. The free membership figure is Side Burn. Ramjet will be available for purchase along with Cheetor.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144604)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:19pm CST
An ugly design in an ugly style with ugly colors. Didn't some versions of Cheetor look not crud at some point?
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144605)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:23pm CST
So let me get this straight: Transtech Cheetor is, despite the Transtech name, part of the Animated continuity?
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144607)
Posted by Marcdachamp on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:25pm CST
Dang. I want Cheetor and Ramjet. Don't really care about Side Burn.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144611)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:27pm CST
Marcdachamp wrote:Dang. I want Cheetor and Ramjet. Don't really care about Side Burn.


Sell him off, or better yet: gimme :P

btw Duplicate Thread in Toy Forum
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144616)
Posted by Overcracker on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:33pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So let me get this straight: Transtech Cheetor is, despite the Transtech name, part of the Animated continuity?

He looks Animated, he's an autobot not a Maximal, and he's apparently part of the Elite Guard. So everything points to Yes.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144619)
Posted by Marcdachamp on November 9th, 2010 @ 1:39pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Marcdachamp wrote:Dang. I want Cheetor and Ramjet. Don't really care about Side Burn.


Sell him off, or better yet: gimme :P

btw Duplicate Thread in Toy Forum

This may be the first time you've actually gone after a toy I don't even own yet. :lol:
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144634)
Posted by Seibertron on November 9th, 2010 @ 2:29pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Marcdachamp wrote:Dang. I want Cheetor and Ramjet. Don't really care about Side Burn.


Sell him off, or better yet: gimme :P

btw Duplicate Thread in Toy Forum


I moved and merged the two topics. Thank you for pointing this out.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144659)
Posted by It Is Him on November 9th, 2010 @ 3:30pm CST
I shall call him... Snaggletooth.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144663)
Posted by Anonymous on November 9th, 2010 @ 3:45pm CST
Did someone eat an animated blur burrito with extra guacamole? Cuz this turd stinks!
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144670)
Posted by Covenant on November 9th, 2010 @ 4:22pm CST
That ain't Transtech Cheetor. I love Transtech Cheetor, and that ain't Transtech Cheetor. That's Transtech-esque ANIMATED Cheetor, pure & simple.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144672)
Posted by Optimus1138 on November 9th, 2010 @ 4:24pm CST
This actually looks pretty good! I hadn't been expecting to like it very much, but since I'm hoping to join the club anyway for Sideburn, I might get this.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144684)
Posted by Mkall on November 9th, 2010 @ 5:04pm CST
I've got no interest in this figure, sorry.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144687)
Posted by TFBuyer on November 9th, 2010 @ 5:12pm CST
I think this is a pretty cool redeco! As an animated fan and a fan of some quirky TFs, this fits both. Very cool!
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144697)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 9th, 2010 @ 5:35pm CST
I like his design. But too much green, in my opinion. I might make this my backup avatar.... nah, I'll just keep the one I have right now. I like the current one. ;)
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144707)
Posted by NTESHFT on November 9th, 2010 @ 5:56pm CST
HighPrime wrote:
Marcdachamp wrote:So, if I join the club, I get Ramjet for "free" and I can buy Cheetor? I think they may have sold my Animated-loving self. :APPLAUSE:


Half-right.

Side Burn is the freebie. Ramjet and Cheetor will be available as the TFCC's 2011 store exclusives.




I want all three. Glad I'm a member.......
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144710)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on November 9th, 2010 @ 6:05pm CST
I'm not renewing for next year. No interest in the figures at all.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144720)
Posted by Kagamigod on November 9th, 2010 @ 6:32pm CST
I am so happy I signed up this year. This Cheetor is sweet-looking. Love the headsculpt designs, can't wait to see the finished product.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144753)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 9th, 2010 @ 7:14pm CST
so the next time I happily admit I'm a Beast wars fan and half the fandom glare at me as though they are using the force to hurl me off a cliff, this guy will be the reason why. Nice.

Imaginative to say the least. I never liked the style Beast Machines went with, so Transtech (and this) are for me best left alone.
I do still want Blurr though...
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144802)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 9th, 2010 @ 9:11pm CST
Cheetor looks deliciously different. Although it would be nice to see the actual figure instead of a photoshoped one but I dig it.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144824)
Posted by Rated X on November 9th, 2010 @ 10:31pm CST
Yay !!! A spotted car with whiskers !!!
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144839)
Posted by Blurrz on November 10th, 2010 @ 12:44am CST
Dat face..

is ugly.

Dat figure..

is sexy.

Dat money..

is in TFCC's wallet.

Fingers crossed on a situation that isn't similar to TFCC Punch.
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144855)
Posted by Hal7300 on November 10th, 2010 @ 3:10am CST
Another addition to the animated Elite Guard?

Bought!
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144892)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 10th, 2010 @ 5:51am CST
Overcracker wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:So let me get this straight: Transtech Cheetor is, despite the Transtech name, part of the Animated continuity?

He looks Animated, he's an autobot not a Maximal, and he's apparently part of the Elite Guard. So everything points to Yes.
But the TransTechs are Autobots and Decepticons, not Maximals and Predacons.

But I guess, since they used the normal Autobot logo instead of the TransTech Autobot logo, he's from Malgus instead of Nexus anyway. :roll:
Re: Fun Pub Press release and Cheetor reveal! (1144930)
Posted by kenm2474 on November 10th, 2010 @ 7:50am CST
Not Diggin this one. Wish the Alt. Mode was more Cheetah looking and not car looking. It looks just bad in alt. mode. The paint scheme is awful.

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